Welcome to the new website – what do you think?
As most of you know it’s been a huge year for me, so I’m overjoyed that this website is finally live. The new business is officially up and running! I’m really pleased with the calm and beautiful design that Mark, my graphic designer, has created.
With the new look, comes a slight change in how I work. To clarify, I’m not a ‘lifestyle coach’ – just an experienced naturopath using the best of traditional naturopathy in a coaching format. If you’d like to know more about why I now call myself a health & happiness coach/naturopath and what that means – my FAQ will answer your questions.
In this month’s newsletter, as spring is the time of cleansing, I mused the whole detox issue:
Have you seen the wonderfully rich and insightful Jim Jarmusch film Only lovers Left Alive? Although I’m not a fan of the vampire genre, their superhuman status was used to good effect to comment on the environment. Jarmusch mused that human blood would be so contaminated, it can slay a vampire.
“Researchers have estimated that as many as 2 in 3 cases of cancer (67%) are linked to some type of environmental factor, including use, or abuse, of tobacco, alcohol, and food, as well as exposures to radiation, infectious agents, and substances in the air, water, and soil.”National Cancer Institute (USA)
There is no evidence that doing a traditional detox will clear any of these poisons from your body, the jury is still out on that one, so let’s concentrate on how you can feel at the end of a well curated ‘spring clean’.
For me, one of the first things I notice is that colours appear brighter. This heightening of the senses is an unexpected but delightful ‘side effect’. As food is reintroduced, the flavour is also more intense. When returning to ‘normal’ eating the saltiness or sweetness of a restaurant meal is almost unbearable. If nothing else, having a spring clean aids the practice of mindfulness and appreciation of ‘clean’ food. Are you ready for a spring clean?
In other news
I was fortunate to be in Europe during August/September. Travel feeds my soul and with each journey I learn more about not just the world but myself. This trip took me to some special places I’ve never seen before including Lisbon, Corsica, Amalfi and Berlin.
After my European sojourn, it’s wonderful to be ‘home’. Sydney is looking magnificent in full bloom. I’m enjoying getting to know this dynamic city, despite the wild and unpredictable spring weather!
I hope you have a great month.