Sunday, 26 November 2017

Changes happening in my life


Who would have thought transitioning back out into the real world. After spending years as a recluse could be so difficult? 

It comes down to your thoughts and how difficult you want it to be.
Fear was the biggest challenge. My thoughts and views changed dramatically to what they were twelve years ago. 

I matured and realised many people never had their belief system challenged the way I did.

Surviving terminal cancer with no medical support what so ever puts you on an island. I was isolated, alone and terrified at the beginning of my journey. Through the fear, I only knew to listen to my instinct. They believed I would die. My only thought was to survive.

People don’t change their belief system. Unless a crisis or problem in their own lives. Propel them to change their views. On what they perceive to be true blue in their life.

I am emerging like a butterfly from a chrysalis. My wings are still a little wet and sticky. 

2017 has been taking time and working on becoming more sociable. Fighting the urge to crawl back into my recluse mode. Where I know my world is safe is a constant battle.

But like fighting the terminal cancer stage, I won’t give in. I will continue to breathe in and out. Quitting is not in my nature. Studying the Tao has taught me a great deal, about myself and accepting the tiger spirit in me.

Emerging Australian Writer

Emerging as an Australian writer is my way of looking forward and directly into the eyes of 2018.


Wednesday, 22 November 2017



I prepare homemade cayenne pepper capsules, using the organic powder and take every day. The beneficial qualities of this spice are endless. I'll specify just a few for you. Cayenne Pepper is a blood cleanser, stimulates blood circulation, has anti-cancer properties; is beneficial for high blood pressure; dissolves uric acid in the arteries; and is also a valuable source of vitamin A and vitamin K. 

I discovered it is worth its weight in gold during winter when my circulation slows down. The pain in my pesky right hip would begin to ache. After taking a capsule after my nighttime meal, for a couple of days. This aching pain just disappears, so I take cayenne pepper with food each night.


Cloves are high in manganese, which is important for bone strength. Omega - 3 is also abundant in this spice. Clove powder is known to for having anti-viral and antibacterial benefits, and it has been revealed the healing properties prevent adult onset diabetes by tripling insulin levels. 

Care should be taken in the quantities consumed as it can cause manganese toxicity. Moderation is the key. I usually purchase organic cloves buds, crush them into a powder with the food processor, and fill this into empty gelatin capsules. I make up a bottle of capsules to have available. I use about once a month now I have adjusted to a maintenance diet.


We are very fortunate to have ginger growing in our back yard, in tubs. It runs berserk in the tropics and wants to take over the garden. It is great to walk out the back door and pick ginger whenever it's required.

Ginger is not a herb I use every day, but I like to use it in my banana smoothies. Sometimes in winter, I like to sip a hot cup of ginger and lemon tea. If eating fish, I often grate ginger on the fish when cooking. 

The health benefits identified in fresh ginger are enormous. Ginger flavours my otherwise very bland food, is helpful for reducing cholesterol. Notably for me, it improves blood circulation which assists with the oxygen being absorbed by the body. Also an excellent anti-inflammatory. I am mindful not to consume any skin of the ginger to eliminate any Malonic Acid.





Cinnamon is one of the most powerful healers and, yet, over time, people have gradually forgotten about it apart from use as flavouring in cakes and pies. Unless you are searching specifically for answers, then you may easily gloss over the words and miss valuable information.

I use Cinnamon every single day and usually source organic ground cinnamon. I usually put about 1/4 teaspoon in my banana smoothie each morning.

It is good for flu-type symptoms, infections, bacteria, Candida, numbness in fingers and is known to have anti-cancer benefits. It can even be used for golden staph infections. The studies done on the benefits of cinnamon, turmeric, nutmeg and bay were found to triple insulin activity for diabetics. The benefits from using this spice are endless.

My Banana Smoothie consists of Organic Unsweetened Almond Milk, a banana - not too ripe, otherwise the acidity is higher, 1/4 teaspoon of organic cinnamon powder, and 1/4 teaspoon of organic turmeric powder.


Very rarely does a day go by that I don’t add fresh Dill to my banana smoothie. It is a good source of calcium, iron and manganese, and good for bone loss which can occur after menopause, and in my case I take it to assist with my bone health. 


Turmeric in my book is a wonder spice and the medicinal studies have found it a wonderful inhibitor for cancer cells in breast cancer and colon cancer. It is healthy for the liver and I have used this on a daily basis for years, not usually as fresh turmeric. Here again, I purchase organic turmeric powder and make into capsules to take at night with my meals with the cayenne pepper capsule. I also add about a 1/4 teaspoon to the good ol’ banana smoothie. 

Turmeric supports the adrenal glands and liver function and assists with joint inflammation. Isabel Shipard has written extensively on this spice and I suggest you do your own research to see if it can offer you benefits.

A word of caution, I have tried some health manufactured brands of Turmeric Tablets, and did not get the same benefits as the quality organic powder and making my own capsules.

Once you trust the healing potential of herbs, it is an ongoing, learning experience. I love the exploring; I guess it is feeding my thirst for knowledge and the never-ending question, “What can heal that?” 

It was a gradual realisation that all the healing methods I was finding were of no financial gain to the pharmaceutical industry. They can’t patent nature and that is where I was finding all the answers. 

I encourage you, if you want independence and can accept full responsibility for your life, to take the time to study herbs, weeds and plants.


Friday, 3 November 2017

INTRODUCING - Your Well-Being - Phoenix Edition

I am so pleased to introduce a book about to be released, and I was honoured to be invited to participate and to contribute a chapter.

This book is all about improving the quality of your life, and focusing on the many wellness aspects including, teaching us about treating ourselves with natural healing therapies. 

Gentle and nourishing techniques are usually what our bodies crave, rather than destructive chemical combinations. 

Our Body, Mind and Spirit needs to be unified to fully tap into the synergism and healing power in each and everyone of us.  Knowing how to do this is where people are sometimes at a loss.

We have been too focused on earning a living, raising a family, studying and career growth.  We forget the most important element, and that is to live our lives mindfully.

Our bodies, need truly nourishing foods for body, mind and spirit.  When our bodies become sick it is a way of telling us that we haven't been listening to it's needs, so it forces us to take time out.  To rest, heal and recuperate.

Your Well-Being Book offers practical natural healing advice. I hope you will be a part of the healing evolution called Epigenetics gracing the world.