I'm a mother, writer and editor currently located on the coast of Western Australia.Becoming a mother was perhaps the most inspiring, motivating event that has ever happened to me. I’ve been writing for years – writing my first thriller novel at 12 years of age – but after I gave birth to my son, my creativity skyrocketed. Now I am so fortunate to spend every day with my two favourite things: my son, and my writing.I write about anything that comes into my mind. I’ve written novels, novellas, poems, articles, blog posts, prose, songs, and the odd haiku. I write fiction and non-fiction, serious and humorous, science and spiritual. I love contrast (because I’m a Gemini).I adore the outdoors. Being close to nature grounds me in a way that nothing else does, and even though I’m the first to complain about the bugs, I secretly don’t mind them. One of my goals in life is to become a polyglot, and I'm starting with Russian. I love yoga, I am a voracious reader, and I do my best to choose happiness every day.
Leanne’s vision is to inspire people all over the world to be fitter, healthier and successful in both their business and personal life.As an International Speaker / Business and Weight Loss Expert / Coach Leanne works with people who are ready to take action, make changes and be accountable to their business and their life NOW!Leanne and her team achieve this in a variety of ways:* Speaking to groups and conferences globally on Business & Health Topics* Running successful Six Figure Business Blueprint Programs and Events for Business* Offers Weight Loss and Fitness and Health Programs* Providing resources online and offline (books, articles and other mediums)* Engaging the Community by running Inspiring Community and Leadership Events.
Hi I'm Michelle : founder and director of aromalife.com.au.We provide high-quality products and treatments that are safe, natural and therapeutic. aromalife was inspired by my passion for education and my intention to guide others to make more conscious choices about how we serve our bodies and health. We specialise in aromatherapy, using high grade essential oils to support our health. We Import ultrasonic aroma diffusers and oils and distribute them Australia Wide.I'm also a certified massage therapist, an energy healer, an experienced yoga teacher, registered heart radiant women facilitator and raw food enthusiast. My passion is inspiring natural wellness and educating through events, workshops and retreats. I also love working with women to support them to bring more pleasure, joy, ease and connection into their lives.
Danielle de Natris
Danielle is a well-known Naturopath with over 25 years experience in clinical practice. She has been owner of A Wealth of Health Naturopathy Clinic since 1999. Danielle holds a BSc Health Science Naturopathy and a Masters of Human Nutrition. This allows her to integrate her extensive clinical knowledge with holistic views. Danielle is capable of translating that wealth of knowledge into lay-person language as a writer and speaker. A number of Danielle's articles have been published in health magazines but also in peer reviewed journals. Danielle lectures Nutrition in Melbourne. Currently Danielle spreads her time between her clinic, writing, lecturing and wholeheartedly enjoying living the lifestyle she promotes.
Nicola holds a bachelor of health science majoring in nutritional medicine and an advance diploma of naturopathy. Nicola has been travelling through India learning about Ayurveda and increased her knowledge of both local Thai and Vietnamese herbs and uses from previously living with the locals in villages. Nicola's main areas of interest are autoimmunity and mental health, however Nicola's main passion is to assist in rehabilitation of drug and alcohol addictions. In May 2015 Nicola volunteered at New Life Thai Foundation in Chiang Rai offering workshops including the effects of food and diet on brain chemistry and making fermented foods. Publications written by Nicola for New Life Thai Foundation can be located on their blog and Nicola’s LinkedIn page: au.linkedin.com/in/NicolaCallan.Nicola is currently helping at an ashram in Rajasthan, India assisting with creating a western and Ayurvedic herb garden, making therapeutic teas, diet plans and meals for their retreats, assisting with Ayurvedic treatments and will be assisting in the event organising of their addiction retreat for local villagers in April 2016 along with facilitating a workshop focused on improving their diet with local foods to help support a balanced mind.
Jen is a Writer, Podcaster and Certified Health Coach with the Institute of Integrative Nutrition.Catch Jen over on her blog Chase the Red Grape.com where you will find more advice and tips on how we can all be healthier, happier people, enjoying life to the full.Jen also co-hosts a weekly podcast covering a range of topics and issues from health, wellness, food, fitness and everything that life holds in between. Gain both the male and female perspective on these issues via the Chase the Red Grape Podcast. Available to download on iTunes and Stitcher.
Branka (or 'Bee') is a freelance writer and happiness enthusiast. She lives and works in Sydney with aspirations to move to New York in the future. She has a love for animals and passion for life. When she isn't researching or writing, Branka loves to cook up a storm in the kitchen or binge watch comedy television on Netflix. Branka has written about life, love, books, inspirational figures, and popular culture. Currently Branka is writing a PhD thesis about trends in the Australian media.
Growing up in an Italian family, I was surrounded by good home made fresh food everyday. Although I believe that my passion for food and cooking is in my genes. It wasn't until I hit my 40's and a midlife crisis that my love of food and cooking grew to such a point that I traveled to Italy for six months; cooking in Italian schools and restaurants. Although, I never became a chef. My love of food saw me write my first book and memoir 'Where's the desert?' Since then I haven't stopped and I want to tell anybody who will listen about my love of food and favorite cafes or restaurants.
Margaret began writing at high school, and wrote on and off while working to attain a Master of Science degree. After working as an analytical chemist for ten years, participating in activities with the Australian Volunteer Coast Guard and raising a family, she moved on to study writing and editing, and achieve a Diploma in Library and Information services. She entered her first novel The Wild One in the Fellowship of Australian Writers Jim Hamilton Award (2011) and received a highly commended, this award being for an unpublished novel of sustained quality. Now with her boys grown up, she has begun to rewrite her early novels. Editor in Chief and Science Editor for The Australia Times, she lives with her three men in Melbourne, Australia, in a house with a metal roof that is used as a runway by possums.
Meet Perrie Massouras, freelance writer and student naturopath. Writing since she could hold a pen, Perrie has time after time pushed the limits of her readers through limericks, poetry, short stories, thought provoking essays and scientifically fuelled research articles. Using her explosive imagination: she aims to provoke thought, emotion and respect for the naturopathic industry as it moves into the twenty-first century. Perrie has always been motivated by health and medicine, whether it was sorting out her grandparents weekly pill boxes or attempting home grown penicillin cultivation from her wardrobe; the drive was always there. It wasn't until a modelling scout introduced her to the world of holism, did her dreams start to manifest. After spending years dissatisfied and moving between meaningless jobs, she bit the bullet and enrolled in university. Once she started to understand the naturopathic healing paradigm, she started focussing on how she could convert this amazing knowledge into relevant, scientifically supported information for everyone – not just scientists. A self-confessed nomad, crazy cat lady and one eyed Collingwood supporter with a thirst for knowledge, Perrie will not disappoint.
Marissa Needles has 8 years of experience in the health and fitness fields and is the editor of The Australia Times Health magazine. Originally from the United States, she has worked in the US, Europe, Asia, and now Australia teaching exercise and educating on wellness. Marissa is a certified yoga and group exercise instructor. She holds a degree in Nutritional Science from Texas A&M University and is a certified Holistic Health Coach through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition.Marissa is a firm believer that eating incredible food, moving daily, and experience laughter and love are essential to gaining and sustaining optimum health. If you want to learn how whole foods and happiness can improve your life follow her on the social media handles you see below.
Renae is on a mission to free the world from the guilt, regret and judgement we have around what we eat. Renae is dedicated to empowering women to break free from the shackles of the mainstream and social media’s desire for every woman to attain the perfect body with the latest weight loss fads and new diet gimmicks, and instead inspire them to create the magical life we all deserve.Renae knows first-hand, after over 20 years of struggling with her own emotional eating, just how much of a hold it has over a woman’s entire life and well-being and she has one simple message she is calling out for the world to hear…“If you want to gain complete control of your eating habits… STOP FOCUSING ON THE FOOD!”Renae has been privileged to share her message on stage with some of the world’s leading mindset coaches to help her clients stop focusing on what they eat and instead start to focus on why they eat. Renae loves working with women from all walks of life who are serious about taking control of their eating habits for good, who are ready to get out of their own way now and forever and stop listening to the stories that are holding them back; women who desperately want to take complete control of their own lives once and for all.
Ali MacGregor is a recent graduate of Curtin University in Western Australia, having completed a Bachelor of Arts with majors in Literary & Cultural Studies, and Screen Arts. She has worked as a copyeditor for the non-for-profit magazine Colosoul, and has just completed an internship with the publishing company Margaret River Press.