Love the Skin Youre in – Seminar

Some of you may know, but I have over 10 years of experience in the beauty industry {this clarifies me as an expert}. As I have gone on to study health coaching and love to learn/research everything about psychology, it still amazes me how it all comes back to what we eat and the thoughts we think.

‘Glamour is about feeling good in your own skin’ Zoe Saldana

On Saturday 20th Sept I will be hosting ‘ Love the Skin youre in’ at Yoga 213 in Bondi (the home of Hip Hop yoga, you must try if you havent yet)

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This is not your average…you should cleanse, tone, moisturize seminar. Lets go deeper, what actually happens in the cells, what is acne, what is redness, lines? Join me as I introduce you to the integumentary system, the largest organ in the body and learn that you really are what you eat.

Symptoms or conditions on/in your skin are only signs that something is not quite right internally. Learn how to understand your skin.

True Beauty comes from within.

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From emotions to nutrient deficiencies, the signs are all there.

Do you know what you are eating? Do you know the effects that its having internally?

I will never say do this, or do that, I am about education, research and giving you the tools to find out what is right for you, after all we are all biochemically individual. #unique.

Stop looking (or buying) that MIRACLE cream. Let me tell you why.

“Your skin is the fingerprint of what is going on inside your body, and all skin conditions, from psoriasis to acne to aging, are the manifestations of your body’s internal needs, including its nutritional needs.” Dr. Georgiana Donadio, founder of the National Institute of Whole Health

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Some of the latest skin care trends include, blood plasma, fillers to plump, bee venom, sperm facials (this is true) and so many more… but I am here to tell you, it all starts internally. The food you eat, the emotions you feel and thoughts you think. Of course we all have a genetic predisposition, but let’s think about prevention rather than cure.

Going a little deeper than just the skin, lets talk about some of the chemicals, preservatives and pesticides we are eating daily. NOt to mention the effects of medication, sugar, alcohol nad stress.

Beauty is how you feel inside, and it reflects in your eyes. It is not something physical. — Sophia Loren

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As part of the beautiful day, there will be a Yin yoga class to clam and destress your Central Nervous System, a light lunch, C Coconut Water and of course #charliesballs will be available.

Bookings are essential:

bondi@yoga213.com.au

Follow IG: Yoga213 (amazing yoga inspo)

“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

I hope to see you there!

Love & light, Charlie x.

 

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What is a Health Coach?

Sometimes in life we all need a hand to hold, a shoulder to lean on, a support system. Sometimes you can find that this doesnt come from those closest to you, as we go through life’s trial and tribulations, we find we have to evaluate the true support in our systems.

This is where a Health Coach comes in. Different to a personal trainer or a nutritionist. A health coach is someone to support you and offer guidance so you can find your passion and purpose and make the right (healthier and happier) choices.

Its a gentle reminder to create healthy habits, and someone to be responsible to. Someone to be there.

‘You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.’ Buddha

 

Sometimes all we need is to talk and have someone listen. Think about it when was the last time you actively listened to a loved one? When was the last time you were heard?

As a health coach I dont recommend specific diet plans or [programs, however we work together to find out what works for you. Biochemical individually. You are unique. Your mind, your body, your lifestyle requirements. Together we can create the life you love.

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

I work with my clients to create balance in their lives, whether this may be in career, relationships, self love, family, business or health…they are all related. How often have you found that when you excel in one area, others start to fail? Because your focus changes. I am here to help you re-focus and set intentions.

‘Whatever we plant in our subconscious mind and nourish with repetition and emotion will one day become a reality.’ Earl Nightengale

I host wellness seminars (please let me know if you are interested in hosting one at your business). These are designed to inspire and motivate and plant seeds of positivity.

Upcoming events:

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I would love to see you there!

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I offer individual consultations and programs, and also run the below programs:

Be Well; the Project, an introduction to health coaching. 21 days (including 1 week intro) to create healthy habits, change your mindset and cultivate self love. Each week works through Mind, Body and Soul aspects, with individual recommendations and feedback.

‘I would like to express my sincere gratitude to Charlie and the be Well project, not only did it truly resonate with me, but it was an easy, motivating and the first time I believe a total ‘holistic program’ has been offered, for me personally the challenges were to begin to accept myself and my journey, come what may, self-love would have to be the most important exercise I know do on a daily basis, at first it can seem confronting or ‘corny’ however I solely recommend to push through these negative thoughts as the results are more than beneficial.

I am a better person to myself and to my loved ones through the self-search of love no matter what and where I am in the journey to be a healthier person, it taught me to think more of the universal bigger picture that just total focus on the exercise and controlling my eating.

Thankyou Charlie, you really have given me the tools and basis of which I will continue on my journey to accept myself regardless.’

*Program starts Monday 3rd of March.

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I am also proud to be co-founder of the Wellness with Wholefoods Challenge (in collaboration with Angie Gluten Free).

This challenge is about remove all processed foods from your daily intake and beginning to understand the value of your food. The challenge includes recipes, exercise programs and yoga meditations.

This is brilliant if you want to take you wellness journey further.

*Program starts March 3rd.

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In the spirit of giving, please reshare this post to enter to win the beautiful gift pack below from People for Plants; cleanser, hydrating mist, balancing moisturiser, hand cream and an organic lipbalm (Valued at $85)

People for Plants are certified organic, animal cruelty  free and made in australia.

& some of my favourite pukka herbal teas.

{be sure to tag my facebook page, Charlie de Haas; Wellness Coach/fitness model}

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Do you know of someone who may be in need to some love, some support? Gift vouchers are also available.

Love & light, Charlie x.

Please email me charlie@charliedehaas.com.au if you have any questions or would like to attend an event, begin your own personal journey to wellness or join one of the programs.

‘Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.’ Buddha

Sunday Self-love; Self Acceptance

I am learning one of the most important lessons of all time…self acceptance.

“Because one believes in oneself, one doesn’t try to convince others. Because one is content with oneself, one doesn’t need others’ approval. Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her.”  Lao Tzu

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Accepting who you are. The way you look. The way you speak. The way you are.

Valuable stuff.

I’ve known for a long time that this was something I was trying to learn; to be ok with who I a, to accept myself; I’m not a supermodel, I’m not always right, I’m not a glamour queen, rather; I’m a normal girl (and prefer to be). Somedays good, some days not so much, sometimes perfect health, sometimes not so, and every day still trying to be a better version of myself, therefore still making mistakes.

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“Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are.”  Marilyn Monroe

It has taken me 30 years (well 29 & 11 months) to get here.

This realisation occurred to me yesterday when I was preparing myself for a seminar (Be the BEST version of yourself at Anytime Fitness in Batman’s Bay), and I decided I wouldn’t do my normal full face of makeup (that I have worn my whole life including upper & lower eyeliner with the flick, I did pack my eyeliner just in case I changed my mind), but as I looked into the mirror it occurred to me that I didn’t have to try be the most beautiful, or the prettiest, that my appearance wouldn’t be judged as much as the value of my words…I would be speaking from my heart and hopefully that light would radiate out. I didn’t need to hide behind a full face of makeup (don’t get me wrong I do love a little enhanced beauty). Society will judge you anyway so do what you want to do. I speak about being REAL, not FAKE in all aspects in life; relationships, actions, health, food choices (it’s a really simple yet effective motto to live by), so really, by hiding my REAL self, I wasnt being my authentic true self therefore not promoting the integrity I speak of.

30 years of wanting to be prettier, thinner, taller…and I’m finally here. Accepting who I am (and everything I’m not).

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You are YOU nique, why do we spend so much time trying to be like everyone else? As I’m finding my style for my brand & business & myself, it’s so fun to play with different looks & styles, the funniest part is making complete mistakes…(oops perhaps ‘that’ style doesn’t work for me). We will only find our true selves by trying. Trying on different clothing styles, trying on different eating & exercise habits, even trying on different relationship styles.

When you are happy on the inside, it changes you, it becomes you. There is a twinkle of confidence that sparkles in your eyes, a degree of authenticity, of being real. People will notice. There really is no beauty greater than inner beauty. Be that person.

It takes courage to be who you really are. Most people are scared or fearful of what society will think and say, how you will be judged. I was. But not anymore. To be comfortable in your own skin…its a pretty special feeling.

As I am building my business & my brand I’m well aware that I’m putting myself out there and open to be critiqued & judged…I have had to accept this & develop a little more strength within myself, develop my self-trust and inner belief systems, because you cannot always please everybody. In all relationships; family, love, friendships, career. Accept this and you will experience freedom to invest in the right relationships with people who love everything you are (& aren’t).

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“The worst loneliness is to not be comfortable with yourself.” Mark Twain

Self acceptance, acknowledging that you are not perfect in a society that perceives perfection to be a degree of success, beauty (it’s all airbrushed anyway) the clothes you wear, your social status; is priceless. You are perfectly imperfect, you are perfect exactly as you are, but you can become more if the gorgeous creation that you are.

Love & light, Charlie x.

Looks do not make the person & what you wear does not determine your worth (note to self).

“You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”  Gautama Buddha

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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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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!

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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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