Heaven on Earth…Qualia Resort

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It wasnt too long ago I was lucky enough to visit a place so beautiful, if there was a heaven on earth, it would have been it.

Qualia Resort on Hamilton Island. Qualia (pronounced kwah-lee-ah) in Latin means “a collection of deeper sensory experiences”.

And believe me it was.

Qualia_gallery__588x400-420x0After arriving onto Hamilton Island, you are greeted at the airport and driven to the exclusive side of Hamilton Island that hosts the resort…we drive up to a large stone all with looming wooden gates, imprinted ‘Qualia’. I also couldn’t help but notice the Relais & Chateaux stamp of certification (a collection, 520, of the finest hotels and resorts worldwide), I couldn’t help but get excited. Of course Id spent numerous hours on the net browsing the images and day dreaming of a long weekend getaway, but now it was real.

‘Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths.’  Etty Hillesum

The gates open and reveal a perfectly manicured landscape with the sun glittering on the green grass blades, the sweet sea salt air filling my lungs and filling you with an overall sense of relaxation.

When you arrive at the hotel you are greeted with a smiling host and a glass of Veuve (what could be better) whilst you relax on the balcony with breathtaking views over the gorgeous Whitsundays. Arriving to your own room, (they are individual cabin style), you enter to light jazz music, sunshine streaming through balcony doors and yes, a bottle of Veuve chilling (I was a happy girl, holiday does require celebration 🙂

Whilst staying at the resort you can do as much of everything as you like or as little as nothing. Theres snorkeling in the great barrier reef, boat cruises, kayaking, or for a more relaxed version, a beautiful private pool to get your Vitamin D infusion with a good read (I was reading Deepak Chopras, Perfect Health).

There is a Devine Day Spa that you just have to visit, you will feel like you are walking on clouds when you leave.

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‘Don’t underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can’t hear, and not bothering.’ (Pooh’s Little Instruction Book) A.A. Milne

The resort has its own restaurant with an award-winning chef, or you can get in your golf buggy (provided during your stay) and head down to the Marina that hosts many restaurants and a little night club (emphasis on Little, and honestly I probably wouldn’t bother going again).

One night we chose to have a picnic (champagne & nibbles, the restaurant at the resort will organise a picnic for you) at sunset. Advised by the resort staff that the best area was the helicopter pad, off we went. They did however fail to mention…Qualia is a ‘natural’ resort and all sorts of creatures do come out as the sun sets, needless to say it was a very funny ‘romantic’ attempt, one that you just cant help but laugh at, whilst trying to run away from these creatures. (I do beleive there are signs around the resort to be careful of the wildlife, I just failed to notice).

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As I’m all about ‘balance’, I’m happy to relax and enjoy treats, champagne and live a little more indulgently than normal, however, in the way of balance and my body craving some physical activity, I couldn’t resist the Passage Peak bushwalk (the highest point on the Island, 6km, 229m above sea level). Getting your body moving outdoors with fresh salt air…honestly, nothing compares (except the view at the top) Breathtaking.

‘Adopt the pace of nature:  her secret is patience.’ Ralph Waldo Emerson

The resort provides breakfast daily, and as a lover of all things healthy and natural (and food), I found it hard to leave. THE BEST MUESLI EVER (and for those that know me, Muesli is my ‘thing’ as good as it is, its banned from my apartment as I just cannot say no, I can never have to much).

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There is a restaurant on the beach that serves amazing fresh seafood platters and the most delicious salad Ive ever tasted, and since then I’ve been trying to recreate…

If you are looking for a weekend getaway, something special with someone special or just some time to be still…Qualia is the place to go.

Take some time for you, you deserve it.

Voted best resort in the world 2012, Conde Naste.

Love & light, Charlie x.

‘The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it’. Sydney J. Harris

 

 

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Fear of inadequacy…social situations.

As I have been searching within myself to determine my personal strengths and weaknesses, I realised that when in public situations I have a tendency to retract into myself, suffering a fear of inadequacy.

‘Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.’ Marianne Williamson

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A fear of social judgement, awkwardness of not being good enough. Even after all that I am learning and with the self-love I am cultivating, I felt this fear arise recently.

It surprised me, that it was so quick to resurface when I believed I had developed a strong sense of self.

Researching this, I have found that these feelings can be quite common (and becoming increasingly more so), known as Avoidant personality disorder or anxious personality disorder.

These disorders as recognized by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental disorders, and are seen by signs of unease, anxiety, nervousness all created by the fear of being socially judged, ridiculed or humiliated.

As society progresses and we are becoming more judgemental more ‘clique’ based, there is an increasing amount of ‘social’ phobia.

‘What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.’ Ralph Waldo Emerson

We fear being judged by our past, fear being judged; ‘who does she think she is’, fear of being judged as not good enough (yet we are also quick to judge others).

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Where does this fear come from? Fear of not being enough? It seems the fear of inadequacy is relevant to the fear of rejection.

The more you are rejected, the lower your self-esteem, leading to a feeling and belief of not being enough. The more you have a sense of not being good enough or inadequacy, the more rejection you will experience (not such a  nice state to be in).

There is also reflection that this fear of inadequacy can occur in people who are ‘material’ based, those people who try to wear the very best, to be superior, whilst still occurring from a place of fear, of insecurity.

One fo my favourite quotes of all time is; do something you fear and do it often.

I have personally used this for many situations in my life; the funniest being the fact that I hated wearing red lipstick (it was very ‘in’ at the time, and I was working as a Business Development Manager for a leading makeup company), I thought of this quote, and I wore it EVERY day, it wasnt long until I actually LOVED it and found it hard not to wear it.

This has also been the case for me with public speaking, I used to get physically sick…just at the thought. Now, I cant wait to step up and speak to anyone who will listen (even in daily conversations I have to actively remember to stop and listen).

So if we have a strong sense of self, a passion within us and a good heart, why is it that we can feel so empty, so open in anticipation of being analysed when in social situations? Why do we even care?

Lets stop thinking about what other people think. Does it matter to you? Will it affect the way you continue your day, your beautiful life? Most likely not. Note: Get out of other peoples minds.

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‘Creative people are very insecure people because they don’t know whether people like them or are in awe of them. That insecurity always comes out.’ Persis Khambatta

Everyone is entitled to their opinion, and one of the best things in life is that you are unique, you are an individual. Everyone does not have to ‘like’ or approve of you to determine your self-worth (note to self Charlie). As I’m finding my feet in the business world, I’m constantly evaluating the ‘what ifs’. What if this happens, what if no one likes it, what if…all created from a sense of insecurity and a need to be approved of by others that is within me. So, as im evaluating my own strengths and noticing these weaknesses (areas that can be improved on), I’m finding techniques that help to overcome and conquer these inner insecurities. My favourite mantra; it doesn’t matter what people think; if you do what you love, with passion, integrity and a pure heart…you will be successful. (Believe it).

Like attracts like, you will attract people of the same values that you hold yourself to. Allow that to happen.

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‘A lack of transparency results in distrust and a deep sense of insecurity.’ Dalai Lama

Some studies have shown that cognitive behavioural therapy has great success in overcoming social phobias and anxiety, especially if it is something that ha been experienced for a long period of time.

If you find yourself feeling anxious or a sense of distress when in a social environment, take a moment to yourself, notice the feeling and the situation and later reflect on what it is that might be causing that feeling…determine where the thought is stemming from. Perhaps it is something from your younger years (if it is I do advise to see a professional), perhaps it is something your own self sabotage habits are creating (this is true for me).

What is it that you can do for yourself to create a sense of peace, of calm, clarity?

Love & light, Charlie x.

Remember, you can choose to invest your time with people who make you smile a little brighter, lift you a little higher and make your world a little better.

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Monday Motivation…Larina Robinson, the Body Dietetics

Today for the motivation you may be needing, let me introduce an inspiring young woman whose ideas about health and wellness are so similar to mine I couldn’t wait to share her with you…

‘Your mind is a magnet. You don’t attract what you need or what you want; you attract who you are. And I love who I am!’ Carlos Santana

 

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Larina, 25, owner of The Body Dietetics.

NBB: The Body Dietetics is growing rapidly, why do you think that is?

I think there is a major 180 occurring in nutrition at the moment. 1 in 100 Australians have coeliac disease, up to 1 in 5 of us have an irritable bowel (IBS) and over 62% of Australians are overweight or obese. Our food and lifestyle choices have never been more critical. People are sick of the usual advice and seeking a more natural approach to health management. That’s where I come in. As a wholefood Dietitian, my absolute passion is helping individuals with special dietary needs. I help individuals with food intolerances and those wanting to lose weight regain control of their body by educating and motivating them to nourish with real foods, putting their health as a top priority. My clients and followers find my lifestyle approach and the fact that I practice what I preach to be refreshing and effective.

NBB: When did you decide to you wanted to be involved in the Wellness industry? 

It was about 5 years ago now. I really got into health and fitness as a hobby after moving away from my hometown. My personal trainer at the time suggested I become a personal trainer but it was researching the nutrition side of things that really ignited my passion to learn more. I enrolled in Uni shortly after to complete a Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics.

NBB: How does having a successful business feel?

I’ve always wanted to have my own business so it’s a dream to be able to do what I do. I love it!

1185611_626129200742025_22125231_nNBB: Has there been any challenges along your journey?

Sure, every day I’m faced with different challenges as the business grows, but I wouldn’t have it any other way! I tend to thrive on rising to the challenge so it’s always exciting.

NBB: How do you maintain balance between your career and personal health?

I live and breathe everything The Body Dietetics is about. The elusive work/life balance doesn’t exist for me as it just merges all together. I can be a bit of a workaholic though, so I always try and incorporate something social and/or active into my day to break it up. Plus I always do my best to get 8 hours sleep, otherwise I just don’t function at my best.

NBB: How do you feel as an inspirational figure/mentor?

I just do what I love, and aim to help as many people as I can. I am sincerely flattered that I may be seen as an inspiration.

NBB: What do you believe are the keys to success in business?

Without a doubt: passion, drive and ambition. Confidence and great ideas are always beneficial, but without the underlying passion, drive and ambition, you’ll forever be struggling with obstacles you’ll find too difficult to push through.

‘Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else’. Les Brown


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NBB: What is your advice for anyone who has a dream?

If deep down in your gut you get butterflies or a racing heart when you think of the one thing you truly desire to achieve or do with your life, then pour your heart and soul into it and do it. Live, breathe, and love your dream, and never stop working your butt off for it.

‘All of our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them’ Walt Disney

NBB: What can we look forward to next from you?

I’m really excited to announce that by the end of the month I will be launching my first mini cookbook ‘Wholefood Entertaining’. It features nourishing dairy, gluten and refined sugar free wholefood canapés and petit fours, plus tips and tricks to help you stay healthy over the silly season!

NBB: Share something no one knows…

I love flying – especially overseas flights! The whole process just fascinates me. Plus the view on take-off and landing is amazing and there’s nothing like the excitement of touching down in a new location!

Top 3 wellness tips:

1. Take a holistic approach to health. Your brain, your stomach, and the rest of your body are not separate entities. Food is the foundation to healthy living, but exercise further enhances the benefits of a healthy diet.  Relaxation/social interaction brings it all together. Working on all aspects of your health will see you achieve a greater overall wellness.

1231084_635696729785272_1917606109_n2 .   Avoid the foods that harm you. Highly processed foods do you no favours – they increase your risk of chronic disease, contribute to excessive weight gain and promote faster ageing. Eat fresh, whole, natural food sources, and organic where possible. If you have IBS, digestive issues/diseases or food sensitivities, avoiding these foods and the healthy foods that cause you trouble is even more crucial. Make the effort to educate yourself on what irritates your body, and stick to your own individual diet.

“Our inner guidance comes to us through our feelings andbody wisdom first — not through intellectual understanding.” ~ Christiane Northru

3. Hydration. Keep drinking water. Jazz it up when you need to with fresh cut citrus, cucumber, mint or teas. Many of us tend to think we are hungry when we’re in fact just dehydrated. We feel tired, headachy, a bit grumpy, a little dizzy and the cravings hit.  Have a drink before you dig into that snack, and keep drinking all day. That way you’ll learn your body’s actual hunger cues when it’s time to eat.

If you would like to share Larina or perhaps consult with her about any issues you may be having:

www.thebodydietetics.com.au

www.facebook.com/thebodydietetics

T/ @thebodydietetic

IG/ The Body Dietetics

I sincerly thank Larina for her time, and am so excited to follow and share her journey.

Love & light, Charlie x.

‘Forget all the reasons it wont work and believe the one reason it will’. 


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Self Love Sunday…Making a change

Sometimes we can become distracted; by situations that occur, actions of other people and our own inner fears.

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As I have been creating and living a life I love, making it my full-time responsibility to inspire, motivate and educate others, I have found that it’s not always going to be easy.

‘Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.’ Pablo Picasso

With a business background I understand that any path to success is not straight up, rather around, sideways, backwards with a few uphill movements.

To ensure that I do not allow myself to be distracted by simple occurrences in life, people and their actions or my own inner fears, I have created some renew & restore healthy habits for my Sunday self-love day.

‘Set high standards and few limitations for yourself.’ Anthony J. D’Angelo

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I am a big believer of implanting seeds of positivity into your mind, my way of doing this is by reading or listening to motivational material. I do this daily and create a healthy habit so that when I do feel a little unfocused or ‘thrown’ I automatically return to these habits to feel better.

As I am beginning my journey, I’ve decided I need to make some goals and set myself some standards, much more than a business mission and plan, I wanted to create a set of guidelines of what I believed was acceptable behaviour for myself, for the life I want to live and also what was acceptable from other people in my life.

‘There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. The little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative.’ W. Clement Stone

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Today I was reading Anthony Robins:

‘Anytime you sincerely want to make a change; the first thing you must do is raise your standards. When people ask me what really changed my life…I tell them that absolutely the most important thing was changing what I demanded of myself. I wrote down all the things I would no longer accept in my life, all the things I would no longer tolerate, and all the things I aspired to becoming.’

So I made myself a set of standards and values I want to live by. I invite you to take a moment to yourself today and reflect on these questions, write your own list.

It’s so easy to be influenced away from our own morals and standards by society and expectations.

What do you expect from yourself?

What do you accept from other people?

What behaviour should not be tolerated?

‘I think it’s important to get your surroundings as well as yourself into a positive state – meaning surround yourself with positive people, not the kind who are negative and jealous of everything you do.’ Heidi Klum

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What do you aspire to becoming? (When you write your answer down, I hope you feel your heart full with warmth and a smile on your lips as I did mine).

‘People with clear, written goals, accomplish far more in a shorter period of time than people without them could ever imagine.’ Brian Tracy.

Create your own lifestyle standards to keep you motivated and focused on your goals.

Love & light, Charlie x.

Off to work on some things that will get me closer to what Im aspiring to be.

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GMO’s…what are they?

I’ve recently being studying the effect food has on our bodies, how what we eat we truly become.

“Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are.” Anthelme Brillat Savarin

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Today I reviewed GMOs and wanted to share with you some of my findings:

A GMO is a genetically modified object. This means that the organism has been modified from its original genetics (DNA). It has been altered from its natural true form.

There is an ever-increasing amount of genetic modification in our food. Most commonly; corn, soybeans, potatoes, canola, pineapple, strawberries and SO many more. The purpose of genetically modifying food is to grow stronger pest resistant crops, add nutritional benefits nad longer shelf life.

‘Chemicals, n:  Noxious substances from which modern foods are made.’  Unknown

The reason I wanted to share some information is to express my beliefs about health and lifestyle; stop the diet, just be REAL, not fake.

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Daily we consume these altered substances via our food, plant genomes are cross-breed with the desired qualities for the best outcome. Pesticides, herbicides and the meat we consume, which is fed GM food.

Are genetically modified objects safe? Although supported by some large federations, there is a lot of controversy to the long-term effects of GMOs in our bodies.

‘High-tech tomatoes.  Mysterious milk.  Supersquash.  Are we supposed to eat this stuff?  Or is it going to eat us?’ Annita Manning

Think about it, if GMOs are used in the form of a pesticide in or on plants, it does its job by killing the bugs nad preventing crop wastage. What is the difference between these bugs and us? Size, that’s all. And we consume GMOs daily…and they build up in our system…think about it.

Interesting, some plants are bred with a GM herbicide or pesticide. What then happens is they cross-breed with weeds and grow super weeds which are then also herbicide nad pesticide free, making it difficult for farmers to manage.

How do you know if you are consuming GMOs? The good news is Australia has laws that state GM foods must be labelled. You can find this either on the label of the food, or next to the specific ingredient (i.e soybeans genetically modified). However there are exceptions, if there is under 1% of GM ingredients, companies do not have to label this as its included as unintentional or accidental.

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‘I love fresh fruit and vegetables. I’m not a strict dieter. I don’t think that anything in life should be so regimented that you’re not having fun or can’t enjoy like everybody else. JUst know that fresh food is always going to be better for you.’ Carrie Ann Inaba

Food that is due to be consumed immediately, from restaurants does not require GM labelling, although it is the owners responsibility to provide the consumer with true and correct information about the food.

To improve the efficiency of animal production, researchers are using gene technology says CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation) This research, uses the altering of DNA in livestock populations to selectively breed animals that produce more meat, milk and fibre.

These same animals are fed approved GM foods; Cotton & Canola in Australia, plus approved imported foods.

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“It’s difficult to think anything but pleasant thoughts while eating a homegrown tomato.” Lewis Grizzard

being REAL, not fake, the good news is in Australia, there are no approved fresh food GMOs (fresh fruit & vegetables). Even more reason FRESH is BEST.

Organically certified food contains no GM products.

Love & light, Charlie x.

Excited to get to the Farmers market tomorrow!

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(Just) be nice. Simple.

When was the last time you told someone they were amazing just because they are? When was the last time you told someone you cared? For absolutely no reason, but just to let them know?

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“We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.” Thornton Wilder

One of my life’s mottos that I try to practice everyday…its the little things that matter.

Every small act of kindness, smile or kind word can make a world of difference (sometimes you may not even realise how much). If being nice can mean so much, why are we so reluctant to act this way?

Instead we choose negativity, jealousy and gossip to mask our inner insecurities.

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Does saying a kind word to someone mean that they are above you, you are beneath them or you are less? Not at all. Lift other people higher, you will find you will be lifted. Fill yourself with gratitude for every little thing, every person you have in your life, for you are blessed, exactly as your life is right now. Just say thank you. Thank you to the people who have held your hand along the way, to people whom you may not know but that have impacted your life.

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I’m lucky enough to receive thankful messages and I can honestly say it fills my heart with love, with pure happiness that somewhere, someday I have done something that has caused another person some form of happiness, enough that they have expressed their gratitude. This gives me strength to continue. Your words could be the difference between someones day being good or bad.

‘He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.” Epictetus

Today I took a few moments to let some people know what they meant to me. A writer who inspires me with her work daily, I wrote a little love note, with no thoughts but to let her know how much she inspires me. A close friend who lifts me so much higher than I thought possible, without her I can honestly say I would be where I am today. Another friend who I cannot wait to spend some time sharing some love on our date  night.

These are such small acts of gratitude, of giving thanks, but the responses I received (the smiles I felt were given) filled my heart with warmth.

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 “Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”  Marcel Proust

So simple.

Lift people higher. Say something nice. When was the last time you told someone they looked nice? A friend, a random stranger, someone you walk past everyday on your rush to the gym.

Hold a door open for someone. These are the little things that make the most impact.

Do you life a life on social media that’s filled with glamour and perceived success? If people were to meet you would your actions reflect the person you perceive to be?

‘Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every moment with love, grace and gratitude.’ Denis Waitley

Why not take a moment today to say thank you. Thank you for being my friend. Thank you for inspiring me. Thank you for being in my life.

These are the moments that matter and you never know when it will be too late. Say the words your fearful of saying. why are you afraid to show you care? Wear your heart on your sleeve a little bit.

What you give you get back (I believe you receive much more). Give freely. The feeling I received after sharing some love and kindness was purely priceless.

Be the person you want to be.

Be love. Be kind. Be grateful.

Love & light, Charlie x.

‘Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse.’ Henry Van Dyke

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Obesity…the inner terror.

Today I watched a video of a  12 year old girl getting Liposuction as her only choice. I felt ill.

After researching the Australian facts I found 63% of Australians (14 million) are overweight or obese (over 5 million).

Obesity is an epidemic.

Obesity has caused more deaths than cigarette smoking in Australia.

Where are we going wrong?

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As society advances and we become time poor,we reach for the closest thing available to eat, yet how often is this healthy? Do you even know what healthy is? I have found as a health coach and watching the dietary trends that most of us are CONFUSED. What is right, what is wrong? Paleo, Gluten free, calorie restriction, if it fits your macros.

“By cleansing your body on a regular basis and eliminating as many toxins as possible from your environment, your body can begin to heal itself, prevent disease, and become stronger and more resilient than you ever dreamed possible!”  Dr. Edward Group III

Sure you can get a salad from a fast food restaurant, but what about the additives, the sauces?

My answer…biochemical individuality, find out what works for you. Because you are YOU-nique, you are an individual that requires different nutrients than any other being.

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Think about the little things.

That juice that you chose today at lunchtime. Healthy? Read the label, especially the Sugar.

The low fat yoghurt you chose because you thought it was better for you? Read the label, how many ingredients do you know?

Statistics show that if we continue our current lifestyles and eating habits, 1 third of children will be obese (current statistics show 1 in 4).

What type of culture are we breeding?

“Today, more than 95% of all chronic disease is caused by food choice, toxic food ingredients, nutritional deficiencies and lack of physical exercise.”  Mike Adams

As we succumb to the daily pressures of life, the living expenses, being time poor, we feed our children with food that is not nourishing their bodies or promoting a healthy lifestyle. We rush home from our work activities and feed our children whatever is easiest. How often is this healthy? Families are no longer sitting down at dinner, enjoying the love and company of one another, rather eating on the go, causing stress to the digestive system and miscommunication/lack of connection within the family unit.

All to often when in a supermarket you can see a child ‘throw’ a tantrum and cannot be quietened until they receive a ‘treat’ (read sugar laden chemical filled food). Every second advert on tv is advertising unhealthy foods designed with bright colours to draw our attention, especially that of a young mind.

Healthy eating is no more expensive than unhealthy eating, all you have to do is prepared.

As our days get longer and we become more tired, it’s all to easy to let your children play on ipads/iphones, play stations etc. Is this really a good decision? How is this relevant to the obesity epidemic? What happened to getting outside and kicking a ball around? Spend some quality active time with your family (and friends) you’ll feel better for it.

 “Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.”  John F. Kennedy

You make the decisions in your life. You can choose to lay in bed with movies all day consuming junk food (think about how this makes you feel, in your mind and body) or you can choose to get outside, get moving, go to the beach, walk, shop, anything. Just do it.

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Create small healthy habits and you will find you will benefit immensely from them.

What about toxic friends? Those people who just want to socialize with alcohol, drugs and poor food choices? Sometimes you have to take a stand for yourself. Make a decision to commit to practising healthier habits, instead of meeting or catching up for a wine after work or a bender on the weekend, why not go to the gym, yoga, a run, a walk? Stroll around the farmers markets and delight in the pure deliciousness of organic food.

These are the small things that will make the world of difference, not just to you, but to your family, your friends and to our future.

Obesity has become the largest threat to the Australian public health system. If so, why is no one doing anything about it?

Australian woman spend $400 million per year trying to lose weight. Yet we are still rapidly increasing the obesity statisitcs.

What about subsidising gym memberships? Offering free group fitness? Seminars about nutrition? It’s all to often not a lack of desire to change, but a lack of knowledge to change. I do believe the government need to evaluate the facts and create a plan.

Healthy is happy.

Even now after 10 years within the Health and beauty industry and with all the knowledge I know, I STILL get confused!

My advice…find people who motivate you. Surely within your circle of people you know there is someone who inspires you, who would be happy to help. Sometimes all you need to do is ask…’Im trying to work on becoming healthier would you mind if I walked with you?’

Quite funny but a very true story, often when asked on dates, I have to monitor where they will take me (I usually opt for Japanese), just in case its something I don’t feel like consuming and letting my beautiful body deal with (because I truly think the way our bodies work is miraculous).

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Make a commitment to your self to choose healthier options, daily. Dont think about a diet, a 12 week restrictive program, simply choose healthier options daily and before you know it your body will be healthier and you will be happier.

I am no expert, but the warning signs of this epidemic are there. Surely its time we did something about. Just 1 person being healthier every day WILL make a difference.

‘A healthy attitude is contagious but don’t wait to catch it from others. Be a carrier.’ Tom Stoppard

Love & light, Charlie x.

‘Health is a state of complete harmony of the body, mind and spirit. When one is free from physical disabilities and mental distractions, the gates of the soul open.’ B.K.S Iyengar


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Be happy. Be healthy (& get the body you dream of).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Excited to announce that I will be hosting Be happy. Be healthy (& get the body you dream of) seminar at Complete Sports Nutrition Manly (For all you northern beaches beautiful people).

‘Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.’ Dalai Lama


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Have you ever been on a diet before? Restricted, tired, mentally and physically exhausted? Perhaps even Hangry (anger when you are hungry)?

What if you could stop dieting?

 

 

 

 

Join me at Complete Sports Nutrition and learn ways to change your mindset.

 

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What if you appreciated you could learn to appreciate your beautiful body? To choose to nourish and care for it?

‘To keep the body in good health is a duty…otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.’ Buddha

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What if you could learn to love what you see in the mirror? To cultivate self-love?

‘Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.’ Mahatma Gandhi

If you are in need of some inspiration, motivation and love, be sure to book your ticket. Spaces are limited.

$25 includes a personal training session, nutritious treats, healthy recipes, green & clean juice and much more!

Contact Nick 02 9977 1000 or email me charlie@charliedehaas.com.au

I hope to see your beautiful self there!

Love & light, Charlie x.

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Do you believe in magic? (I do)

Magic, something that cannot be seen, something that seems unreal. Do you believe in it?

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‘Magic is believing in yourself, if you can do that, anything can happen.’ Johann Wolfgang vin Goethe

Believe in more than you see, magic is all around you, open your eyes.

The way the  sun shines; magical.

The way the gentle breeze caresses your skin.

The way love surrounds you.

As I returned home (New Zealand) to celebrate true love, I was filled with a special feeling; a feeling of luck, appreciation and love combined.

I was lucky enough to be invited to share such a special day for two people who mean the world to me.

 

As Im writing this Im getting my morning movement in (life in balance). Walking through her home town, where she grew up, the streets she most likely roamed, Im feeling love.

‘Love and magic have a great deal in common, they enrich the soul and delight the heart. And they both take practice.’

Magic is everywhere. Believe in it.

The way a be pollinates a flower.

The way your friends care for you.

The way true love happens (pure magic).

Magic is he way you make people feel and the way people make you feel.

Magic is life. Take a moment to stop and smell the flowers, to baske in the sunshine, to open your eyes and appreciate all that you are blessed with.

It doesnt matter where you are, or who you are with, magic is within you, outside of you, surrounding you. See the sparkle in the sky, a twinkle in an eye.

‘Thats the thing with magic Youve got to know its still here, all around us, or it just stays invisible to you’. Charles de Lint

Open your mind, open your heart.

Share a little love (magic) today.

Love & light, Charlie x.

For todays celebration of love I will be wearing waterproof mascara (hopeless romantic I am).

 

Making ‘it’ happen…

Excited to release another event! Making ‘it’ (my dream) happen. Because if you believe you can, you can.

I want to share with you my personal business motto;

“Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.”  Mother Theresa.

My aim is to infuse everything I do with love, and inspire just one person daily, to share a little love, kindness & happiness.

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Join me and the team at Anytime Fitness Batman’s Bay on Saturday, 2nd November, 2pm, for an afternoon in the park;

Healthy (delicious treats), clean & lean green juices and some inspiration; are you ready to create change in your life?

To be the best version of yourself?

‘Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

IMG_3965 Be so happy, that when others look at you, they become happy to.

It is possible.

Learn about healthy habits, how to monitor your thoughts, and how to send a little love to yourself (because yes we ALL need it).

‘We become what we think about.’ Earl Nightingale

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‘Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value’. Albert Einstein

Tickets are $25 including a goody bag and personalised Health consult.

If you are in the area, and would like to book; call 02 64521522 or email batemansbay@anytimefitness.com.au

I hope tos ee your beautiful self there!

Love & light, Charlie x.

‘I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.’ Maya Angelou

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