Why exercise is transformative for the brain

What would you say if I told you that exercise could not only have a positive impact on your mood, productivity and energy but could also quite possibly change the trajectory of your life? Neuro-scientist Wendy Suziki’s research suggests that the powerful effects of moving your body has both immediate and long-term protective power that shouldn’t be taken lightly if you want to maintain good health. Suziki argues that ‘exercise is the most transformative thing you can do for your brain’, as it not only provides immediate positive effects but also protects the brain from mental health issues like depression and reduces…
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The Joyful Practice is now OPEN

So today marks a very special day. The opening of my own Life Coaching and Neuro Linguistic Programming Practice which has been approaching a year in the making! If you’ve followed my social channels or my blog for some time, then you’ll know I’ve been studying for two Diplomas and taking on practice clients whilst I learn, develop and grow as a Practitioner. This hasn’t been easy with a full time job but every ounce of energy and time is 100% worth it when it means I can continue to support and help people.   The Joyful Practice is a…
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Getting comfortable with your body

I’m curious. Have you ever really liked your body? Have you ever given your body the credit for all the crazy cool shit it does all by itself every waking and resting second, minute and hour? Have you ever been happy in the skin that you’re in? I suppose this blog post follows on from my last. As part of my recovery from an eating disorder I’ve had to find a way to get a bit more comfortable with myself and yet every day I seem to be confronted by messages and triggering situations that want to throw me off…
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Homemade Golden Granola

Breakfast is my favourite meal of the day and I love mixing it up throughout the week. For me, a filling and enjoyable breakfast is super important for a positive start to my day. I often prepare something the night before if I’m working the next day or, if it’s the weekend, I spend a little longer making up something delicious to begin my day with. Some of my favourite breakfast options include the following:   Overnight Oats Bircher museli Avocado or eggs on rye or sourdough bread PB on toast or on a bagel Protein pancakes   Granola isn’t…
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Breakfasts with BetterwithBalance

I’m really excited to share 3 amazing, healthy and balanced breakfast recipes this week from Dietetics Major Erica Vigliano (otherwise known as @betterwithbalance_).  Like Erica, I believe that breakfast is a super important part of any day. Erica explains that It starts your body off with the right fuel it needs and restores your glucose levels, in order to assist brain function. It also sparks our metabolism and can help to prevent cravings that crop up later on in the day. After gaining some clinical experience, Erica hopes to one day open up her own private practice, to help educate…
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