Intuitive Counselling Wanaka

Understanding Intuitive Counselling

We often talk about following our intuition. What exactly is it? It’s our inner knowing, our connection to the truth and what feels right for us.

Belief can Change Biology

You’ve been diagnosed with coeliac disease or you have been advised to do an elimination diet by a nutritionist or dietician. What do you do?

Gluten Free tips

Let’s Talk Gluten Free

You’ve been diagnosed with coeliac disease or you have been advised to do an elimination diet by a nutritionist or dietician. What do you do?

Slow cook gluten free lentil recipe

Gluten Free Curried Lentil Recipe

Lentils are high in protein, folate, fibre, iron, potassium and manganese. Great food for the gut bugs and have been shown to lower cholesterol levels.

Power Salad Recipe

Power Salad Recipe

We should be getting five to seven servings a day of vegetables. One serving is about the size of your palm. Even as a nutritionist, I have to work hard at ensuring that I have a good intake of these nutrient dense foods every day.

Healing Naturally Sleep Advice

Are you Sleeping Enough?

Research has shown that lack of sleep is a key lifestyle factor that will determine whether you will get Alzheimer’s or not. Going without sleep for a week would affect your blood sugars to such an extent that you would be classified as pre-diabetic.

Hawea Reiki - Hazel Thomas

What are the Benefits of Reiki

To heal, the body needs be in a parasympathetic dominant state, which is our rest and digest mode. Reiki helps us switch to this mode, which facilitates the healing process.

Intermittent Fasting

Is Intermittent Fasting Good for Us?

Fasting is an ancient tradition that has been around for eons and the amount of research into the benefits of fasting has increased vastly. The body has an amazing ability to heal itself, if we allow it too. Generally we eat too much and too often and we choose the wrong foods.

Overcome Stress and overwhelm

How to Unwind Stress and Overwhelm

Many of my clients don’t realise they are stressed. They see it as just part of life, or they don’t acknowledge the stressful situations they find themselves in. Often they just soldier on. Unfortunately this doesn’t change the internal dialogue that is going on at a conscious or unconscious level.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Are You Suffering from IBS?

Are the days of a settled, flat tummy without pain a distant memory? We all experience digestive upsets occasionally, but if it’s not the norm, this may indicate that you have something called irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). It is believed that between 15 to 20% of New Zealanders suffer from this condition.

IBS Puzzle

Let’s Talk Irritable Bowel Syndrome

IBS affects around one in seven New Zealanders. It’s likely that you have friends or family that suffer from this frustrating and embarrassing condition.

Wanaka and Hawea Counselling

Can Counselling/Coaching Change your LIfe?

Reaching out to a qualified counsellor/coach can be helpful during these challenging life events. A trained professional is not connected to your life in anyway and is able to listen without judgement or bias.

Chai seed berry blast recipe

Chai Seed Berry Blast

My go-to recipe for a quick nutritious dessert. Chia Seed Berry Blast – packed with good fats, vitamins, iron, iodine, magnesium, manganese, niacin, thiamine, antioxidants and fibre.

Chronic Fatigue

Still Fatigued After Your Holiday?

We all feel tired from time to time, that’s a normal part of life. However, ongoing fatigue can be an insidious beast and over time it can become the norm for many people. If you are one of those people that find themselves drowsy during the day, having difficulty concentrating, experiencing brain fog or wanting to lay down, then perhaps you should be digging a bit deeper and finding out why.

Detoxification is it good for you

Is Detox the Answer?

Beyond the hype and trendy headlines, detoxification is real and involves many biochemical processes. Detoxification is a normal part of our daily internal housekeeping.

Adzuki and Quinoa Recipe

Adzuki and Quinoa Delight

Adzuki beans are high in antioxidants, which are helpful in fighting disease and are health promoting. Quinoa is high in protein and contains all the essential amino acids.

Self Caring

Are You in Need of Self-Care

Self-care should be at the top of our list, yet for many of us it’s at the bottom of the pile. Self-care is not being selfish. Rather it’s about attending to your needs so that you are able to support those that you love.

Gluten Free Chocolate Mousse Recipe

Avocado Chocolate Mousse

Avocado chocolate mousse is a healthy gluten and dairy recipe. It’s easy and quick to make. It’s difficult to resist. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!