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The retreat in Pennyroyal was a weekend of relaxation, Pilates/Yoga classes, mindset information, sound meditation, amazing food, friendship making, walks, demonstrations, sound meditation, water fall walks…
What an amazing group of people you are! I am so grateful for You coming along and I can’t wait to see you again – perhaps at the Pennyroyal retreat next year.
Rather than me talk about the retreat, below is some feedback from the retreat participants and some photos – cause I think pictures speak more than 100 words.
” I love being surrounded by positive people who have similar mindset and feelings and want to live life authentically”
” Excellent retreat! Well organised.”
” Loved it! The presenter is a star. She has grace and beauty”
“I am so grateful that a “won” the retreat. I had a lovely weekend and thought it was well thought out and planned”
” Positive motivation, exercise – I love Pilates, beautiful place, great fun + like minded people, accommodation was fantastic & massage amazing”
“I loved it. Beautiful place. Beautiful people.Well run. Amazing food. Fantastic experience – mind opening, confidence building”
“The retreat was absolutely perfect. Apart from family time – the best weekend of my life. I would not change a thing. Karin you are a beautiful, empowering person, so engaging, understanding of everyone’s uniqueness. I can’t wait to the next retreat”
King Parrots of course
” Excellent – Beautiful venue, not too many people so that we could get to know each other and feel comfortable. A good balance and activities and free time. You, Karin, created a beautiful tone for the weekend, as well as giving so much inspiration. Sara and Mia were also wonderful”
“I really enjoyed this weekend. Met many lovely people. Karin You are amazing. Hope to see you again soon. Will definitely come to another retreat”
” I thoroughly enjoyed it myself. The people were lovely, accommodation good, food amazing, views gorgeous, exercise fun and healthy and meditation relaxing”
” I loved it! It was great to meet a fantastic group of people who are like-minded. The location was beautiful and relaxing. The sessions were fantastic!”
” I got to have time to reconnect with myself – focus on exercise and set great goals and reflect with good friends”
Amazing Quinoa and Vegetable Salad
Tofu and Vegetable Sushi
The Sessions Room
Some more feedback….
“We relaxed, connected, exercised, talked, laughed, ate fantastic healthy wholesome food”
” I reconfirmed my beliefs, reminded myself how happy I am. It helped me to set my goal”
” I met amazing people. Great yoga, Pilates and meditation. Great to escape from my usual routine”
“I took time for me, spoke to people who did not know me therefor they did not judge me and they accepted me for who I am”
“Friendships, relaxation, time for “me”, ideas and inspiration for health, physical well-being and mental and spiritual well-being”
” We went to this beautiful place, peaceful place with a group of interesting and lovely people and were guided to slow down, listen to our mind/bodies and develop a more positive mindset”
“A Positive and friendly environment, supportive, lovely people, exercise that anyone can do and beautiful location, clean and cosy accommodation”
“We were creating our own future by setting attainable goals, eating healthily and exercising”
“A great kickstart to wellbeing – in a supportive, relaxing and Fun environment!”
“Great ideas to improve my well-being. Great recipes to improve my health. Great support to improve my business. Great place to share time and ideas with great people”
What an amazing group!
Again, THANK YOU all for coming along!
I can’t wait to share with you soon again. Karin
Until then….”Be Happy Be Healthy”!
Are you healthy & fit?
If your answer is yes – that is great but if you don’t feel 100 % healthy and fit, do you feel you can influence this in any way by how you think and feel? Do you believe that you can feel as you did when you were a child – when your body was light, you were flexible and moved effortless and your mind was clear, you did not stress and you slept deeply? I think this is they way we should feel to feel great! So, do you think you are in any way in control of feeling this way?
I would say that the way you think about health or disease is what you will attract. If you believe that you are fat or find it hard to loose weight – then that will become your reality, if you think you always catch colds when winter comes then surely you will, if you think and feel that you are stiff and sore in your joints then your joints will stiffen up more and more.
What you believe and feel about your health and fitness is true for you and whatever you will believe will eventually show up even if you don’t want it or not.
So, if you want to improve your health & fitness you will also have to work on changing your beliefs and make them positive.
I tell myself everyday – “I am a healthy, fit and happy human being”.
Have you ever noticed that whatever you fear the most tends to show up? You might fear to catch that awful flu that is going around, and surely not long after you end up with that cold. I am sure most of you have heard of the Placebo effect. This is when people are give sugar pills without knowing they are sugar pills, they believe the are giving medicine that will cure them, and most of the time these people tend to recover or improve this condition. This confirms how powerful your beliefs are.
So, my tip to you is to think positively and do daily affirmations that support your health. When you do this also feel the way you feel when you say the affirmations. For example, if you say, “ I am an energetic person and I radiate health”, make sure you feel how it feels to be energetic and how it feels to radiate health. How do you stand, look, walk etc.?
By working on changing some of your beliefs and doing the work you need to improve your health i.e. eat better or exercise more you will be one step closer to being in control of your health.
Remember: “Healthy Body – Healthy Mind”
Have you ever asked yourself if you have what it takes to achieve your goals?
1. Are you capable of setting appropriate goals for yourself, short as well as long-term goals? Have you got a coach who can assist you with this?
2. Are you disciplined?
3. Do you tend to “give up” or “keep going” when things are a bit challenging?
4. Do you stay focused until you have reached your desired result?
5. Will you do whatever it takes to achieve your goals or just what feels “right” or “comfortable” for you?
6. Do you have stamina (both mentally & physically) to keep going even when it gets a bit tough?
7. How determined are you?
8. Have you got a coach or support person that can “help” you through those tough times?
9. Are you organized and good at planning things in advance?
10. Do you believe/think you will achieve your goals?
11. Can you see yourself having achieved your goals?
12. Have you got many limiting beliefs and fears?
I think these questions are critical for you to ask yourself in order to get a true picture of your behaviours and your nature. I believe that if you answered, “YES” to most of these questions, you are much more likely to achieve your goals. If you answered “NO” to some of them, it would be a wise idea to find help in these areas – like getting help from a Wellness/Life Coach.
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I think Life is about Living. I am sure there are many things that you say that you want to do and see but how many don’t just talk about it…saying one day…. Guess what…if you don’t decide when you are going to do it and take action..then you might never get to do it. Don’t put life on hold. Live it NOW.
That’s why I think it’s a great idea to have a “Bucket List”. Decide what it is you want to do, see experience etc. and set a date for it. Start planning your life! Then go out and DO IT!
The items on your bucket list does not have to be expensive. There are so many things you can do that are absolutely Free so don’t come up with any excuses here
So, this is what I suggest you do:
1. Start right now. Get a pen and paper out and start writing things that pops up in your mind. BUT remember – it has to be something you really want to do.
2. Use a journal or You can even use online programs such as http://bucketlist.org/ Just start writing what comes up in your mind. Let it be something that really excited you!
3. Think big or small Whatever you want on your list is perfect – remember this is YOUR list not anyone else’s.
5. Always look for new ideas. An interesting thing happens once you start keeping an open mind. When you hear, read or see anything that inspires you, just write it down.
6. Decide what you can do today. Don’t just plan things that are far away in the future, plan some things to do TODAY!
Remember that the Bucket List is YOURS! Plan and Do what you want! Have an open mind, think big, think small. Just do it….NOW! It will make life worth LIVING!…and that is what it’s all about.
Have a wonderful life!
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I love my veggies and fruits.
It’s spring in Australia at the moment and where I live we have had so much rain the veggies are loving it. I am very fortunate to be able to grow my own. Gardening has always been an interest of mine. Gardening is the best stress reliever for me. I love watching the veggies grow and of course most of all eat and juice them.
I have amazing broccoli at the moment. Check out this photo. A huge broccoli head! Bigger than mine! I just steamed some and it was delicious!
I also have many other kinds of vegetable – name one and I am more than likely growing it. The list would be to long here. Anyway, here are some photos of some of them.
We all know how good it is for us to eat vegetable and fruits, even medical science is telling us so.
The questions is “Are you eating enough fruit and veggies on a daily basis?
I guess knowing is easy. It’s “doing it” that’s hard. People often turn to vitamins and other nutritional supplements to improve their diets. Unfortunately, vitamins alone can’t begin to replicate the thousands of different nutrients found in fresh fruits and vegetables.
You see, Australians don’t suffer from a vitamin deficiency; we suffer from a whole food deficiency. This deficiency affects the young and old alike. So what can we do about this? Well, we can eat more vegetables and fruit. The Australian Government recommends 2 servings of fruit and 5 servings of vegetables every day. We can also take Juice Plus+® which is a simple, convenient, and inexpensive way to add more nutrition from fruits and vegetables to your diet, every day. Of course, there is no substitute for eating a wide variety of fruits and vegetables.
Taking Juice Plus+® is the next best thing to eating fruits and vegetables.
As most people simply can’t, don’t, or won’t Juice Plus+® helps fill that gap by providing nutrition from 17 different fruits, vegetables, and grains. Each ingredient is specially selected to provide you with a wide range of nutritional benefits. Juice Plus+® contains not only a much wider variety of naturally occurring vitamins found in vitamin supplements, but it also contains other phytonutrients, antioxidants, and nutrients even some of the fibre found in the fruits and vegetables it’s made from. These nutrients work together in combination to provide you with more of the nutritional benefits of eating healthy whole foods.
I take Juice plus myself and I feel great! I very, very rarely get sick and the reason why I like Juice plus is that it is made from fruits, vegetables and grains. It’s a natural way of making sure I get all the vitamins I do need.
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The way you spend the first part of the day impacts on the whole day ahead. Here are some ways you can spend your morning to add flavor to the rest of the day.
Here are some healthy lifestyle habits to incorporate into your morning routine that can leave you better able to handle the stress you experience. Try one or a few of them or and experiment until you find what suits you.
Put On Some Music
Music Therapy has been shown to reduce stress and have a positive effect on health. But you don’t need a therapist to enjoy some of the benefits music has to offer. Listening to music as you get ready and start your day will create positive energy and a soothing sense of peace (or a sense of fun, if you play party music). Music can compliment other healthy lifestyle habits, adding a sense of peace to a yoga workout, putting a spring in your step on a morning walk, or stimulating your mind as you write in your journal.
Stretch in the Shower
The hot water will loosen up your muscles, so it’s easier to get a good stretch. The act of stretching will help to release stored tension and enable you to start the day feeling more relaxed, at peace, and ready to handle what comes your way.
Eat a Balanced Breakfast
For those of you who start the day on a bagel and coffee, read this! Breakfast is known as ‘the most important meal of the day’ for a very good reason: a healthy meal in the morning can balance your blood sugar levels and give you the sustenance you need to handle physical and mental stress. Without it, you will be less resilient, both physically and mentally. Be sure to have plenty of protein and fruit, not just caffeine and empty calories!
Drink Green Tea
Sipping a warm cup of tea is a soothing activity that will help you prepare for the day ahead and feel nurtured. Green tea is loaded with antioxidants, so it’s a delicious and healthy lifestyle choice.
Write in Your Journal
Journaling has many health and stress management benefits, and can also lead to increased self-awareness. Writing once a day can help you feel focused, process negative emotions, and solve problems.
Walking has so many health benefits, the stress management benefits are practically just gravy! A morning walk can get you ready for your day, help you sleep better at night, lower your stress levels , and reduce your risk of numerous health conditions. And if you bring a dog with you, you’ll be lavished with attention as well!
Pilates or Yoga
For a healthy body and peaceful mind, few activities give as much ‘bang for your buck’ as Yoga. Combining all the goodness of several stress management techniques, such as diagphramic breathing, meditation, stretching and more, yoga provides some of the best stress management and health benefits you can find in a single technique.