Mind Body Blog

5 Tips To Support Your Child’s Anxiety

So many children and teens are battling anxiety. The rates continue to increase and it’s about time we looked deeper at why this is occurring. Busy world, we live in a world with high demands. You put these demands on others and others put them on you. You meet these...

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Autobiography in five short chapters

Wise Words From a Wise Lady From her book ‘There’s a Hole in My Sidewalk’. Autobiography in five short chapters By Portia Nelson Chapter One I walk down the street. There is a deep hole in the sidewalk. I fall in. I am lost . . . I am helpless. It isn’t my fault . . ....

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What Is Anxiety?

Anxiety can be an abstract term that some of us can find difficult to understand what it means. Often, we can think of extreme cases, which then negates what we are experiencing and feeling. I intend to bring the term ‘anxiety’ into concrete meaning, by painting a...

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Chocolate Tahini Bites Recipe

Chocolate tahini bites are one of my most requested recipes. Everyone seems to love them. We've all been there: Unexpected guests pop in and you realise you don't have food in the house. Well, no meals that are ready to go, anyway. If you want to be prepared for when...

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10 Ways To Improve Sleep by Fixing Sleep Hygiene

Sleep issues affect almost one-third of the population at any given time and sleep hygiene can help you with your sleep issues.   Good quality sleep is essential for your nervous system, immune system, thyroid, mental health plus many other bodily systems, organs...

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What Foods Are Right For You

The question of ‘what foods are right for you’ and ‘what’s the best diet’ has been asked and disputed for the past 50+ years. There are so many fad diets that come and go and some even come back again!   The first thing I tell my client when they ask "what foods...

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5 Tips To Support Your Body When Feeling Sick

Most of us have to deal with being sick every now and again, sometimes more frequently, whether it's a cold or flu. I recently went to Europe for 5 weeks, traveling with an organised tour group, which was amazing, however, it also meant there was 40 of us riding...

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New Year, New Goals

Whether you refer to them as intentions, goals or something else, it's important to set them properly so that you put yourself in a position of success, not failure. Goals are a set of consistent sprints, they’re not a marathon. I’m not a believer in drastic changes...

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How To Clear Brain Fog

In Kinesiology and Traditional Chinese Medicine, we have a range of points to clear brain fog and confusion. The two most important of these points, are known as ‘Primary Brain Points’. They deal with confusion, stress and spatial disorientation, AKA brain fog....

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Have you noticed the recent theme in your life?

It is interesting, to pause and notice recent themes in your life. They may be in multiple areas of our life (career, finances, relationships, etc) or mainly in one particular section. It is only upon reflection that we will be able to observe common elements, and...

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How full is your cup?

Self-love - it's a fad, right? I was recently explaining this self-love analogy to a client and I thought it is such a beautiful way to describe the assessment of whether we have enough in us to give to others. So, I decided to share the self-love analogy here with...

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How To Wake Up Feeling Energised In The Morning

For me, the biggest key to wake up feeling energised in the morning is meditating in the morning. If you’re anything like me, mornings are not the most energetic of your day. I try to find ways to make everything I do as meaningful and fun as I can. For me, I love...

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How Doing My Tax Increased My Gratitude

I have been (super) naughty the last few years with my tax. It is one area of my life I was completely disorganised in. I had not filed a tax statement in over 4 years (eek!). I had made a decision at the beginning of 2016 to get organised in all aspects of my life,...

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5 Ways To Be Healthy When You’re Tired

Increase Incidental Exercise Use regular daily and weekly activities to increase incidental exercise. For example, parking further away from the entrance to shopping centres; get off the train one stop earlier when you’re going into the city. This will only take an...

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What Happens When You Haven’t Done Your Homework

Today, I had my session with my Personal Trainer. Having a PT on my team is a relatively new thing for me and so far, I’m really enjoying it. I have booked him once per fortnight because monthly didn’t feel consistent to me and weekly was a little too often for me and...

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jess-mcnally Kinesiologist & Nutritionist