a focused presence

If I had been able to tell you then that you were beautiful, that you were strong, that you could manage all the suffering that was coming and do it all with grace, …but i wasn’t your mother, or lover or friend. As your…

It’s all Hormones

IBS and FODMAPS

So its all about hormones…  How are yours?  Not sure.. well it seems you are not alone.  We are all confused – It must be the hormones 🙂 🙂  haha No this is really serious business. Hormones run your world.  From the pineal gland…

Intimacy in death – an antidote to suffering

I witnessed a beautiful simple moment last Sunday as I did my ward round on the palliative care ward. There were 16 patients to see, most had been admitted to die. I met Nigel 4 months ago in clinic, he came in with his wife for support for…

Im back in practice!! Seeing new and old friends at Haan Health in Broadbeach on the Gold Coast

After a long year, and a very rewarding and challenging 6 months working in Palliative Care, I am so excited to announce that I will be back in general practice. From August 12th. Dr Sonu Haikerwal has built a beautiful clinic in the mall…

Vipassana Meditation : Sit Still and Breathe

Vipassana Meditation

When you read this, I will be in Kintamani the volcanic mountains of Northern Bali, Indonesia.  The vipassana meditation retreat I have traveled to attend is a 10-day silent retreat where you wake at 4am and meditate for 10 hours per day without contact…

Health Retreat? Here are 5 questions to ask yourself first.

Health Retreat

Thinking of venturing out to your first health retreat? How exciting and often overwhelming – there are so many amazing ones to choose from. From 10-day silent meditation health retreats which only cost a donation.  To mini 3-day, 5-star exclusive spas with gold laced…

Start Up Tonic

start up tonic

It’s the small and seemingly unnoticed rituals that lead to habit and it’s the consistent practice of habits that can make all the difference to your overall state of wellbeing. The following ‘Start up Tonic’ is one of 8 wellness boosting habits that will…

The Wellness Couch – Dr Rach Interview Now Live

Podcasts are my new addiction. Walking the dog, driving to ballet, cooking dinner. I can be active and still learning and feeling inspired at the same time. Awesome for an OCD busy mumma. So I was thrilled when ‘The Abnormal Psychologist’  Carrie Thompson-Casey invited…

The Perfect Diet

Im not a foodie, those that know me would agree that I’m domestically challenged. A career girl. I eat for fuel. I don’t have the kind of relationship with food or cooking that many enjoy, where it brings pleasure. Its not my hobby, or…

Sugar Addict? Yes you..

Sugar Addict – Yes that’s you! Can eating high sugar foods for 60 days cause fatty liver disease, an increase in belly fat, significant weight gain, lethargy, and mood swings? Yes absolutely. But the surprise in this story is the question. Can 60 days of eating low…