It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything. That has to do with the fact that it’s been business as usual at the Wellness Coaching Collective.
Now I have something exciting to talk about, which is my soon to be released new book “Weight Loss in Midlife”. You can see me having a moment in the spotlight on a popular morning show in Australia “Today Extra” where I talk about my experience of sirt foods.
You’ll hear more about this in the video below where I talk with Sharon White from Global Healing exchange on my take on the question of weight loss these days.
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I was diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in the early 90’s after a triple bout of Glandular Fever. I was told that there would be days when I would feel exhausted and to take it easy. I kept having the occasional bout until about 3 years ago when it seemed to be just hanging around but it really kicked in after I broke me leg 2 years ago. Now I’m doing well if I get 3days in a row without feeling exhausted.
Around Christmas 2014 I went to see Dr Richard Schloffel (scroll down to see his video). He confirmed the CFS as well as leaky gut and also coeliac disease. He hopes that with his help I will be able to manage it. He has me on supplements and the FODMAP Diet
09 May 2015
Over the last few weeks I have been attending sessions with a yoga therapist. This was suggested as something to explore to help manage my Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
I’ve been told that Yoga Therapy has only recently been introduced to the country & there are not a lot of practitioners around.
What my therapist does is breath meditation with movement. The movements are very gentle & to me are similar to Pilate’s movements. It’s early days but she has talked about one thing & that is my sleep.
I have had crap sleep for decades – difficulty getting to sleep and greatly interrupted sleep. The specialist has been trying to get me into a sleep habit by taking 1 blue tablet & one other tablet, but I still wake up really badly. My Yoga Therapist suggested I go to bed early.
She thinks it’s important to get to bed before 9pm which is spleen time
I have tried it the last 3 nights I it seems to be working. I even went for a walk this morning at 7am. That’s the first time in months I’ve been able to get up at 7am
Also I have dropped my stress by dropping about 50% of my Aqua training.
This will mean less time driving around in peak hour traffic and less time in a Chlorine environment.
Maybe things are starting to work.
Diet, supplements, sleep routine & something to focus my mind on which is why I’m starting to paint & photograph again.
Jane recently interviewed Dr Katie Richard on the use of EMDR which is Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing, in the treatment of Binge Eating Disorder. This is a topic close to her heart having suffered with BED for a number of decades. She was treated by Dr Richard as part of a clinical trial to document the efficacy in EMDR in the treatment of BED being run through Sydney University.
Elizabth Gilbert is the author of Eat, Love, Pray. I don’t know whether I’m the only person in my demographic who hasn’t read it, but it certainly feels that way sometimes.
I was moved by the TED talk that I’ve attached below, and I’m feeling like I might just have to grab myself a copy of one of her books to fill myself in more about this woman that I seem to have underestimated previously. Sometimes flavour of the month status can have negative consequences I guess. Dare I say it – It’s better not to judge a book by its cover.
Elizabeth Gilbert talks about what I’ll inelegantly call the fear of failure. You’ll see how inadequate and inelegant that description of what she does in this short TED talk is when you watch it.
Having just written a book myself, and now running workshops to get people over the line in relation to writing their own books, the fact that the whole success/failure thing can keep us in denial about who we really are, and what really matters, is what grabbed me by the throat when I watched this.
I have a close family member who has struggled with CFS for 20 years. After seeing numerous health professionals and alternative healers we came across Dr Richard Schloffel. His forensic approach encompasses the whole package. I’ve attached a video of him explaining his treatment methods.
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