Thursday, 26 September 2013

What does Wellness mean to you?

I have been seeing the word Wellness in many more places these days...the word Organic seems to have crept onto more and more products in the marketplace yet more and more people seem to be living a half well life...what do I mean by the word half well...we are not seeing that wellness is as much part of our state of mood as it is about the state of our liver. I see so many people rushing to keep their liver in check yet they are just so lethargic, moody and unable to get a good night's sleep as their mind is on full alert and they think simply recharging the liver will give them the golden ticket to wellness... This morning while I was having breakfast in my favourite café I heard a women speaking about this amazing app that measures your sleep patterns, every calorie you eat, even reads all the labels on the food you select and it made me think about what on earth has this got to do with WELLNESS. My life is getting busier and busier and I watch the lives of so many women trying to manoeuvre their waking hours to ensure the family is happy that is makes me wonder how on earth can simply measuring calories will make your life easier and move you towards a space of wellness. Unless you make changes to the way you think, feel and live simply losing weight is not going to give you the happiness you are searching for. For me Wellness is about a rhythm that echoes to every cell in the body asking it to unite and becoming a guiding force that takes you on a journey of your choice...will you choose to live a life based on green living or a life based on reacting to the new fads that take charge of the way we behave around our eating style. We seem to be adding so much pressure on ourselves by thinking about every food we it fattening? is it high in sugar? did you hear in the news a few days ago...all the hype about low fat oils etc hasn't been based on solid research as everyone imagined...a bit like the skim milk debate. Now we have the media turning against Soy milk yet so many mothers only fed their children soy milk because they felt they were lactose intolerant...let's get a grip on trying to stay focused rather than being taken on the rollercoaster health ride. My view on Wellness is simple...move back to health basics...hydrate, break unhealthy habits, cleanse gently and focus on your strengths. Only when your mind is happy will the rest of your body be happy and well...a slim body is not necessarily the answer to a healthy & happy mind. I see so many people who are slim, beautiful and yet they are so very sad. Go within and ask I happy? am I wanting to make any changes to my lifestyle at this time? Is my health regime serving me or do I have a cupboard full of potions, lotions and pills that make be feel worse when I take them... I encourage that we apply the Trinity rule of health Limit your intake of health supplements to 3 and ensure that they support the mind, body & soul dance to move you to a space a good health and well being... Keep Shining, Sx

Thursday, 23 May 2013

Are you getting enough sleep?

Since I was in my 20's I have been observing my sleep patterns as I started my life as a light sleeper. I have always known since studying natural medicine that a good night's sleep is crucial for the mind and body to unite and recover during the night. For shift workers it is usually during the day that they need to sleep but keeping an eye on your sleep cycles is crucial to better understand the direction your health is taking over time. Over the years I have been reading on the importance of sleep and hormonal health. Insomnia in women causes hormone imbalance and can worsen the symptoms of menopause as the mind and body need restful sleep for the hormones to do their job properly. Sleep repairs, rejuvenates and restores the balance needed and did you also know that sleep can further assist with reaching your weight loss goals...instead of blaming your hormones it may be best to ensure you get regular good sleeps and you will be reaching your target weight much faster as well as your ensuring that your hormones are doing their work for you. Ongoing poor sleep can lead women to heart disease, weight gain, diabetes....chronic stress, night sweats, adrenal fatigue, anxiety, poor concentration, irritability are all linked to poor sleep patterns. Estrogen is a sleep balancing hormone. During peri menopause and menopause it is common to have such a deficiency and your sleep is first to be disturbed. Women who get a good night's sleep are likely to feel like they are more in control of their day and able to feel a sense of achievement. Their skin glows, hair shines, digestion is functioning at a better level and the positive cycle continues. Rather than trying to blame our body for not working the way we want it to work, lets become more conscious as women to find a system that restores our inner balance so we can continue achieving all that makes our heart sing. I have spent years coming up with a system that makes my cells sing throughout the day and rest during the night and I feel I have finally come up with the pack that I recommend for all hormones haven't felt so inspired in such a while and now there is nothing stopping me from shining from the inside out... I now find that no matter what is happening in my life I am better able to get on with it...the tears have slipped away and the irritability and fatigue are no longer part of me...thanks to Martin & Pleasance Harmony PMS which now has included Vit D3 & B6. I have continued with Comb 5 a few times per day and my first formula I created that is part of the Martin & Pleasance range Sleep Relief that I use a few times in the evening when I get home... I find now I wake up full of energy and am even able to complete my 10,000 steps at least 4 x per week. My sleep has finally been restored and is no longer more 3am TV for me ...I am a woman on a mission to share with every woman I meet this amazing package that has restored my sleep, my mood, my cellular health and most of all my skin...I now love my hormones and thank them each day for doing their work to restore the inner me to dance through the day and sing a song of health... Here's to your hormones - keep them well nourished and they will look after your too...

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Schuessler Tissue Salts are not the same as Blackmores Celloids

I have been using and promoting Schuessler Tissue Salts for over 20 years and it comes as a surprise to me that many people still believe that there isn't any difference between Tissue Salts, Celloids and other minerals sold in the many health stores and pharmacies around Australia. The other day I was speaking on Tissue Salts and a practitioner said don't worry about giving me any Tissue Salts I already take the Celloids. There is a huge difference in the delivery between Tissue Salts and Celloids. Tissue Salts are homeopathically prepared minerals. They stimulate cell metabolism, provide the cells with minerals, and ensure that the minerals which the body ingests in food are evenly distributed. Common mineral tablets such as celloids or other mineral supplements have similar properties but they are needing to be broken down in your gut and build the minerals your system needs. Tissue Salts support healing processes in the body by regulating mineral levels in the cells. They were developed by Dr. Schuessler at the end of the 19th Century and I see them as the train drivers delivering the minerals where they need to be in the body by having the ability to navigate their way into the cell membrane. When you are on medication like blood pressure, antidepressants, cholesterol etc you are not able to swallow crude minerals but you can take Tissue Salts which will support you reducing the side effects from the medication. Tissue Salts being micro dose minerals cause many people to steer away rather than realizing that the cells of your body need the Tissue Salts in order for them to function effectively. I believe that your cells always remind you what they are low in. Many people continue taking large doses of Magnesium and still experience cramps and twitches believing that their supplement isn't assisting them. The problem is that the Magnesium ions are not available where they are needed. This simply means that the right Tissue Salt is not at the right place at the right time to remedy the disrupted distribution of ions. , so that the magnesium particles can reach the individual muscle cells and thus alleviating the cramping and the twitches... I had a GP call and she wanted to know what more Martin & Pleasance added to the Tissue Salts as her client was taking Mag Phos and she had fewer epileptic fits. The doctor couldn't be convinced as she was focusing on the very minute dose of mineral left in the tablet after it is triturated. We are becoming a nation so dependant on swallowing so many pills rather than asking themselves whether they can absorb what they are swallowing. All these years that I have been a health practitioner and am overwhelmed with the range of supplements that flood our shelves in health food, pharmacy and our homes I still find that there isn't a more effective way than Tissue Salts being added to your health regime to make it all more effective. I see so many women trying to swallow many many pills hoping to lose weight and we all know that carrying weight means a sluggish metabolism and thinking your body can break down the cocktail of pills without Tissue Salts is never going to happen. I spoke in Milan last year on Schuessler Tissue Salts and in Canada - my message is the same - if you want more energy, to accelerate absorption, to overcome health imbalances at the core level and to maintain a strong immunity throughout your life then Schuessler needs to become part of your daily other words Schuessler needs to walk with you each day supporting your cells every step of the way. I love the Blackmores range of Celloids and used PPMP especially with my clients who were drug dependant but I would not have achieved the results I achieved had it not been for the Comb 5 that was chewed alongside the PPMP - Celloids. Swallowing high doses of minerals is a waste of money but adding Schuessler Tissue Salts to all that you are currently taking will take you to a healthier destination natually. Your cells will tell you what they need - when was the last time your considered your cells. Your cells need to be happy and receive the Tissue Salts needed for them to look after the organs of your body. Visit to learn more about Tissue Salts and the support they can provide for you for very little outlay. I will continue being a Tissue Salt devotee as I haven't found anything that restores my inner balance as much as Tissue Salts do. They come in lactose or spray form. By simply chewing the minerals or spraying them into your mouth they are digested immediately without having to be broken down - effective, immediate and preventative treatment is provided by Tissue Salts. Thank you Dr. Schuessler for giving me a system of medicine that has made such a difference to the health of all my clients.

Thursday, 21 March 2013

Hypoxi & Fresh Start 10 day Slim & Cleanse...

I am so pleased that my unique Fresh Start 10 day Slim & Cleanse pack has introduced me to a weightloss method that I had never experienced. I remember walking into Bay Body Studio in Port Melbourne thanking them for promoting my award winning formula and before I knew it I was experiencing my first Hypoxi session. How amazing I thought - peddling and burning fat...I wondered how could this be...after a few sessions I realized that I felt fabulous. So many women ask will my Fresh Start support with fluid retention and lymphatic drainage and I say yes it will but how much better if you begin taking Fresh Start Slim & Cleanse and book in a few Hypoxi sessions to speed up the process...I have been informed that Hypoxi is an effective system as it promotes circulation - circulation promotes fat burning...the process begins. Many find it difficult to eliminate fat and cellulite from certain areas of their body despite a strict diet and extensive training...When circulation is poor, fat tends to deposit and is very difficult to be eliminated. The Hypoxi methos works as it strongly stimulates blood circulation in these problem areas. The 3 elements of the Hypoxi Method are: Vacuum Therapy Compression Therapy Fat Burning Exercise.. It is a joy to visit Robin at BayBodyStudio in Port Melb as I am treated like a VIP - she always has a plan of action for me and today I experienced HYPOXI - Dermology treatment for 20 minutes and thought how good is definitely goes hand in hand with all I speak about when it comes to successful weight loss. Getting the cells prepared to be cleansed and regenerated...your skin too needs to be exercised to remain elastic and smooth. I was informed by Robin that the connective tissue is gently stretched and compressed in a similar way a muscle is training. After a session and drinking my water bottle with 10mls of Liver Elixir today and taking my Habit Relief formula I must say I have felt so energized knowing that my mind and body are well looked after. What I have found is that HYPOXI, my Fresh Start Pack and a few long walks are making me feel and be the same weight I was when I was in my 30' be honest I feel like I am in my 30's feels good... Thank you BayBodyStudio & HYPOXI for coming into my life and giving me an opportunity to share my experience with every woman I meet. Today continues to be my Fresh Start into a healthier and slimmer life... I encourage you to consider both Fresh Start 10 Day Slim & Cleanse along with 10 HYPOXI sessions and feel the difference...WOW!

Monday, 18 March 2013

Stop punishing yourself - jump start your METABOLISM

I am so pleased to be meeting amazing women who achieve so much in their day but when it comes to their weight they feel like failures...many have tried every diet in the marketplace spending hundreds and hundreds of dollars. Weight loss is not a quick fix but a way of life. There is a strategy that needs to be in place for weight loss to be achieved and kept off. It is called the mind/body balance that needs to become the essence of all that you do in a day. Once this is fine tuned anything is possible. The aim of weight loss needs to be a comfortable journey that becomes a healthy habit rather than simply starving yourself to feel thin and say you have lost a few kilos. Your mind and body balance begins with regulating your minerals and ensuring that the 5 phosphates - Comb 5 in the Tissue Salts are supporting your central nervous system, your energy levels and ensuring that you are sleeping well. You may not be aware that all this is so important if you are keen to reach your weight loss goals. The other key factor is your METABOLISM. Your thyroid hormones regulate your body's metabolism which have far reaching physical effects if not in balance. These hormones will determine if you will have the internal stamina to provide your cells with the best platform they need to support you in reaching your weight loss goals. Simply taking a shake and replacing your meal is not a solution but rather a quick fix. A healthy eating plan needs to be fine tuned and the weight loss programme I endorse as my formulas are incorporated into their programme - Ultra Lite is about learning to eat real food that is healthy and good for the cells of your mind & body. Some known symptoms associated with underactive thyroid Depression Slow heart rate Fatigue Constipation Joints swollen or painful Swollen face, swollen eyes Excessive sweating Headaches Heavy or irregular periods Poor memory.... So many women I meet update me that they have poor digestion, don't sleep, bowel is non functioning and the list goes on...all this is so important to consider before going out and buying the latest weight loss fad. If you have any of the above symptoms and they are persistent it is important that you get yourself checked for underactive thyroid and so necessary to have your mineral levels read as well. Iron is so important and many women still believe that swolling an iron pill is the best delivery when it can create a bigger problem in the long run as it can further constipate and constipation means no weight loss. Every organ in your body needs to be functioning well for successful weight loss to take place. What is the use of starving yourself and become so hungry that you eat twice the amount you normally would. I am very pleased that I formulated Fresh Start 10 day Slim & Cleanse a number of years ago which includes the 5 micro minerals (Tissue Salts) I spoke about above but also 2 more Tissue Salts to support the metabolism and the nervous system along with over 20 homeopathics that create the mind/body balance so necessary for weight loss to be achieved. Consider eating well one of your habits and I am sure your organs and cells will do all they can to support you so this habit continues. I am running a Tissue Salt Workshop on the 24th of April in Port Melb from 6.30 - I will be speaking on Fresh Start 10 day Slim & Cleanse pack as the feedback from Canada, NZ and Australia has been great. if you are keen to attend contact me on

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Arbonne Essentials Nutrition Bar, Infra Red Body Wrap & a swim

Day 4 of my 21 day challenge and feeling all revved up. With a nutrition bar by Arbonne that has just been handed to me after my body wrap I am feeling ready to take on my day. Do recommend these body wraps by Trim N Tone - Balwyn....I have a pep in my step all day long...the bar is so tasty and I only started it because of the natural ingredients...Wow I know that I am on a good thing today. I am having the best time since I made some New Year's Resolutions at the start of the year. It is always good to remember that when you make a choice to become healthier or when you set new approaches to your health regime make it fun, tell your friends to join you as you challenge yourself to the best you can be- after all it is the experience that lingers on and gives you the energy to focus on respecting yourself. I always love visiting places where staff are trying out my Fresh Start pack and hearing their many of us want to drop a few kilos and a pharmacist informed me yesterday that she had dropped 2 kilos while on the duo formulas I have combined in the Fresh Start Slim & Cleanse pack. Here I am on day 4 of my challenge having finished a very delicious bar, herbal tea and off to meet and be inspired the whole day through. The sun is shining and I feel so comfortable in my mind and body today and want to tell the whole world. Lisa you are a gem and hope to see you next Thursday for my next session...must get a few laps in today to ensure that I keep my challenge up to be the best I can be in January.... Keep smiling today and remember it's the only Thursday 10th of January you will experience in 2013....LIVE WHAT YOU LOVE

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Chanel No 5, Protein Shake & Meditation

Good Morning, day 3 of my challenge to a healthier me in 21 days. If you haven't been following my last 2 blogs...Day 1 - Take hold of habits that no longer serve you and replace them with healthier habits for 21 days...Day 2 - Choice - how we treat ourself is a choice...choose respect...Day 3...started in an interesting way for I knew I had to speed through my morning as my weekly mindfulness meditation was scheduled for 8.15 in Port Melb. It seemed like any other morning but I made a decision - today was going to be special and my affirmation for the day ....I will dance through my day in joy, harmony and laughter. As I said this out aloud I looked over and there in the corner of my bathroom a lovely gift I received from a dear friend...a large tub of Chanel No 5 body cream. Usually I dab on essential oils and because Chanel No 5 holds such memories for me and I have always loved the smell , I decided to start my day covering my body with this beautiful body cream. The smell took me back to when I was 28 and in the background I heard that it was the start of the Australian Tennis at Kooyong...there in the midst of my morning I was taken back to when I was 28, in love and watching the tennis at Kooyong in joy, harmony and making the most of the experience...feeling uplifted, affirmation repeating in my mind and the smell of Chanel No 5 following me wherever I went ...down the stairs and into the kitchen as I was determined to have my smoothie this almond milk, my vital protein sachet, flaxseed oil, berries, yoghurt and blender...yummy...ran out the door and in the car had Pink's latest CD playing and if you haven't heard her latest CD I highly recommend song 15, 16 & between the music I kept repeating my affirmation. The traffic was super and in I drove in time for my first morning meditation in 2013. We decided to complete the 30 minute Mindfulness meditation from an app I purchased a while ago and if you haven't got an app on your phone for meditation please add this to your phone and wherever you are, whatever time you have then this app will assist you to still the chatter in the mind that prevents us from focusing on all that is important in our day. So there I was, lost in my meditative state of stillness and calm, embracing every second knowing that the 30 minutes would soon come to an end. Awakening from my meditation I have entered my day so very calm and I have taken my Habit Relief drops and my Liver Elixir and away I go. I invite you to make time for meditation and experience a different way of being... Wishing you a day of dance, joy and laughter, Susan x

Monday, 7 January 2013

How you treat yourself is a CHOICE

I have known for a very long time that it really is up to me what I decide to do on a daily basis. My choices will affect everything about my day and will determine if my day runs smoothly or I am confronted with episodes that don't make my heart sing. I have a number of habits that enable me to take charge of my day and I call them my personal rhythm habits that have been with me for over 20 years. Every morning without fail I write 5 things I am grateful for, charge downstairs add lemon to my glass of warm water with a dash of honey and start thinking about my day. As I start dressing I chew on Tissue Salts, take my habit relief formula and then select an affirmation for my day. Today it was...I choose happiness.. As I got into my car...traffic was heavier than usual, my tummy reminded me that I didn't have time to have breakfast, my eyes felt sensitive because of the sun's rays penetrating through my sunglasses but I kept reminding myself....I choose happiness in all that I do today. I realize that if I want new experiences in 2013 I need to create new goals and new habits around my goals. I have known for a very long time that it is the choices we make that will shape the rest of our lives. Everything we do, say, eat, drink, think, feel is a habit that is taking places eventhough we are not always aware. Through a combination of awareness, self management and purposeful action I have learnt ways to motivate myself into becoming more able to participate in the life that makes my heart sing. I have always shared with women who have attended my seminars that it is all about taking charge and reclaiming all that we want to be part of our life jigsaw. Being a woman I find it is so important to develop my emotional intelligence and learn better ways to manage my emotions as my hormones speak very loudly to me if they aren't respected and given all they need. I have also embraced my changing hormones as my dear friends that have become my barometer reminding me what I need to say and do. In 2013 I invite every woman to start by creating a loving relationship with thy self and being kind to the goddess that lives within. I know if I want to lose a few kilos I need to create new habits around my day that will lead to this. I know that I cannot just want something without taking some action. If you have woken up today not loving the goddess within...sit quietly and find out might even be as simple as picking up the phone and letting a friend know that you are tired of a few things and ready for change. Change can only happen when we are tired of a way of life that is no longer serving us... Always remember that it takes 21 dayys to change a habit. What good habits do you want to create for yourself in 2013...are you ready for the challenge...come on the journey with me and let's make today day 1 towards a happier and healthier self... TAKE CHARGE - YOU HAVE NOTHING TO LOSE - YOU MAY FIND THE CHALLENGE ALLOWS A NEW WOMAN TO BE IGNITED...START FEEDING THE FLAME

Sunday, 6 January 2013

It's all about HABITS....

Happy New Year and may 2013 be a great year filled with you achieving all your set health goals...I am sure many of you have already created a list called New Year's Resolutions for 2013...for a few days, weeks you will look at them and then your 2012 mind set creeps in and you say...maybe next month...I find that the more we say I need to take a bit more care in what I eat, I need to go to the gym, I need to start going for a walk each day, I need to go on a diet the more overwhelmed we become as our habits always always amazes me that the same material is published in January each year...lose weight and feel great...7 top tips to feeling great in Summer...2 day Cleanse & Detox and lose a few kilos...all these are set up for failure unless we prepare the mind and body to be able to accept and move into change. The only way this can be done is by providing the mind and body with the nutrition it needs to not crave for the habits that have been part of your life for years..losing weight isn't simply about giving up foods you love but rather it is about creating an internal dance that supports your mind and body to become ready for the change you are believing will lead to better health. Over the years I have watched so many women try to lose weight, join a gym, give up smoking and every time there is this war that goes on...after a few days or weeks the women I meet say it just didn't work...I am lazy, I won't ever get this weight off even after they have spent hundreds and hundreds of dollars in the process. My belief is that we need to work in with our mind and body and create the internal cellular balance necessary for change to take place and select a health regime that is suitable for our body type and current lifestyle. Only when we change our habits around the foods we currently eat can we accept new foods in their place. What often happens when we choose very strick diets- initially seem right but we find ourselves cheating and not knowing why we are even heavier than when we started the diet. In all honesty how can someone who is dependant on alcohol and fatty food drop this over night without craving...are we crazy putting ourselves through this... let's make 2013 a year that we respect ourselves enough and realize that everything we do is a process and depends on a positive mind set that enjoys good sleep, balanced mood, calm thoughts and eating food that accelerates our internal health rather than further depleting us. Ask yourself these 3 questions... What do I want to do about my health in 2013? What is stopping me from achieving my goal weight? Do I need to stop or reduce my drinking and smoking? Answering these questions will motivate you to begin the 2013 change alot quicker than simply saying I must stop eating chocolate, bread...have you noticed that the more you say you won't do something the more you do it... Take a deep breath and begin to embrace change as a natural part of being you...only when we accept a change for 21 days does it become a habit...the aim is to create healthy habits and over time they will take over the unhealthy step at a time... To learn more on my unique Fresh Start pack that includes my award winning Habit Relief formula visit