Comfort Eating

Have you ever been a comfort eater? Maybe binged to relieve stress and turmoil, to later regret it? I used to be a comfort eater.. or sugar addict, depends on your opinion. When I felt anxiety, I ate sugar rich foods. What I now know is that I was really balancing my hormones and self…

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Oxytocin, the love hormone, is my favourite anti-stress hormone

Oxytocin is by far my favourite hormone. It helps with a range of issues such as feeling connected, feeling happy and controlling weight! It helps counter-act many of the negative affects caused by other hormones such as cortisol and testosterone. It has been researched extensively and shown to improve social connection/happiness and engagement. Tonight there…

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Woodford Festival Blues

What is Woodfordia? Over New Years I immersed myself in an amazing festival north of Brisbane called Woodford Folk Festival. Every year, for the last 30 years, people have been travelling from near and far to part take in the “fantasy yet very real” valley called Woodfordia. A Community and festival filled with music, arts, great…

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The 12 Healthy Days of Christmas- Day 7- Increase Green Light Activities

Increase green light activities In my 8 Week Life Transformation Program (which isn’t just for menopausal women) I encourage green light activities every single day. Green light activities as aposed to red light, are activities where we lose ourselves in time. We immerse ourselves in an activity and time comes to a standstill. When this…

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The 12 Healthy Days of Christmas day 5 – Hugging

HUG More Owww even writing this makes me feel gooey, loved and hugged. Hugging and physical contact releases our love and bonding hormone oxytocin. This fabulous hormones lowers our stress levels (have you ever tried to be in-love and stressed at the same time? It is impossible). When stress hormones are elevated it leads to…

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Overcoming a Love Addiction (part B)

Why is splitting up so hard and painful? When we fall in-love we secrete an abundance of two beautiful hormones: oxytocin and dopamine. Both create a physical change in our chemistry and re-wire our brains/heart/body so that we want and CRAVE more. They make us feel incredible and in a blissed-out state. In the first…

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Why love can feel addictive – oxytocin

NEWS FLASH – when were you last in-love? REALLY IN-LOVE? Can you remember how it felt? That’s it, remember the internal glow, the vibrancy racing through your body and the feeling that life was as juicy as a ripe peach? That is the powerful and addictive nature of love hormones. Delicious, scrumptious, enchanting and ADDICTIVE!…

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