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Meet Amanda

Amanda Gore
For as long as I can remember I have been talking! A lifelong friend of mine used to call me motor mouth when I was in my teens! Little did he know it was prophetic! LOL I studied physiotherapy and psychology after school and practiced for a few years, then taught at University before... Read more

Domestically Challenged

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In this world of all sorts of challenges, to my chagrin, I have been labelled ‘domestically challenged’.   And my self esteem is shot.  (Not)

My saga started twenty years ago when my ex mother in law laughed at the way I was hanging clothes on the line!  I had no idea there was a system or special way of hanging clothes that a) minimized ironing and b) sped up drying. Now, you may be thinking ‘shame’ on my mother, whom I fear is just as domestically challenged as I.  She did her best but she hated cooking and also worked to support three children so if she was going to fall down in any area, I think she picked the best! Read more

  Henry Ford is quoted as saying “Life is a series of experiences, each one of which makes us bigger, even though sometimes it is hard to realize this.  For the world was built to develop character, and we must learn that setbacks and griefs which we endure help us in our marching onward.” Read more

Today I saw an inspirational video on Youtube.

The most extraordinary woman Alice Summers gives us the perfect recipe for a happy life no matter what happens – it’s the true secret to Spring cleaning! Read more

It seems to me that most people in our society want more time, energy and vitality and excitement in their relationships.   These are all aspects of wellness. Read more

I love this story - it's such a great reminder at this busy time of the year to stop and be conscious of what we are doing!  

The lead up to Christmas is so often incredibly rushed and busy and full of social events in between working and shopping and wrapping and cooking!  The best Christmas present you can ever give is of your time and love!  Read more

Thought Viruses

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Robert Dilts is a well known American expert in neurolinguistics and writes frequently for a magazine called Anchor Point. In a past edition he was discussing the connection between beliefs and health or wellness. He introduced the concept of 'thought viruses'. What a fantastic way of describing one of the most powerful mechanisms of illness or recovery. Read more

A while ago I was lucky enough to meet and chat with Stuart Moore - an author and expert on how to make money work for you. Discussing people's pasts, he commented on the value of having someone in your life who 'does something for you without keeping a score'.

A person who is happy to help you; guide you or set you on the right path and expects nothing in return.  They don't think in terms of 'reward', or expecting you to reciprocate. Their joy is in seeing you prosper, grow or develop.  Read more

energy suckers

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How many times have you woken up in the morning and felt great- or at least good. Well, what about had some energy? And you go out into the world and encounter someone. After five minutes with this person, you walk away with drooping shoulders, feeling drained and depressed, muttering "gees, I feel crook."!

These people are energy suckers!  And are dangerous for our health!  If you are married to one - seek a divorce! Serious - you'll live longer. (Well, OK, I say that a bit tongue in cheek!  If you are with a recovering energy sucker then give them a second chance!)    Read more

Once upon a time, I was speaking at a conference in my favourite wellness resort (The Hyatt at Coolum) and to my delight one of the other speakers was Billy Graham. No - not the long dead evangelist! But close! This Billy is from New Zealand, an ex-boxing New Zealand and Australasian title holder and one of the most fascinating people - and dynamic speakers - I have met. Read more

It seems to me that there are people who recharge different aspects of soul/spirit. Think of the people who make you feel calm; or happy; or excited; or renewed; or motivated; Or drained; depressed; down. What do they have in common? What quality or qualities do they have that generates that feeling in you?
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