Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Stress and your Body! Vlog

We all suffer stress at some time or another - it's not a new thing. But sometimes we just accept it for what it is without actually thinking more about it's impact on our bodies.

What are your stress busting techniques?


Saturday, 27 June 2015

Protein Power Vlog!

A quick story about how food helped me achieve my exercise goals.

Don't worry these goals are not outlandish or huge - but they were important to me and they started to come to fruition when I changed what went into my body :)

What's your favorite pre workout meal?


Friday, 26 June 2015

5 ways to build self esteem

I work with so many young people who are suffering from low self-esteem and a lack of confidence. All are amazing individuals with so much potential but they just simply cannot see it within themselves. It takes me back to when I was a teenager at school constantly comparing myself to everyone else and never feeling like I was good enough. Low self-esteem has been one of my biggest challenges in life and when I look back over the last 10 years I can see such a huge difference from the insecure girl I was to where I am now. Not to say there isn’t still room for growth but it just reinforces to me that if you put in the effort to grow as an individual amazing things truly can happen.
Here are 5 tips I give my clients to help boost their confidence levels which have thoroughly aided me with mine over the years.

1.       Take risks! If you stay within your comfort zone you may avoid the anxiety and fear but you will also miss out on the excitement, sense of accomplishment and personal growth that occurs with risk taking (safe risk taking that is). I am not saying go bungee jumping but if there is something you have been avoiding such as talking in front of a group or going up to the boy your like to say hello just go and do it. Really, what is the worst that can happen? He doesn’t say hi back? Either way the boost of confidence you feel after attempting something that terrifies you is indescribable and it just shows you that you can do it again in the future and the world will not end.
2.       Find something that you are good at and enjoy. For me I always enjoyed art so I did many art related extra-curriculum activities which always left me in a really good mood. I would also feel really good about myself when I completed a project. But it doesn’t have to be art, you can join the vocal ensemble at school if you enjoy singing, join a sports team, do some writing or cooking at home. Just find something that brings you joy and go do it!
3.       Do something active daily that will help to raise your energy levels. When you are exhausted you simply cannot find the energy to go do something fun or out of your comfort zone. All you want to do is sit on the couch watching TV. Exercise is one of the best ways to boost your energy levels. If you don’t want to go outside and take a walk or a jog, you can simply run on the spot for 2 minutes a day and it’s as good as going for a 2 minute run (besides the lack of fresh air of course). You can even do this while watch TV so no excuses!
4.       Surround yourself with like-minded, positive people. How are you ever going to feel good about yourself if you are constantly surrounded by people who bring you down? This is one lesson I have had to learn over the years. If after spending time with your friends you leave feeling down rather than happy then maybe they are the wrong type of people for you to be hanging out with. Friends are there to make you feel good about yourself and to have fun with. If this is not happening find some new friends.
5.       Meditate. Doing something that helps you connect to yourself, reduce stress and feel grounded will allow to be the amazing person you are supposed to be. Meditation helps you feel empowered to take on the world and gives you direction in life.

Thursday, 25 June 2015

Lying In Bed Awake All Night? Vlog

How good is your sleep hygiene?

No I am not talking about showers and soap but something equally as important to make sure that you get the sleep your body needs!

So what's your nightly routine to get you to start counting sheep?


Monday, 22 June 2015

Getting Rid of PMS Vlog

Hands up if you thought PMS was just something you HAD to deal with being a girl. That it's just part of the territory....no which way around it.

Guess what you're wrong!

So which symptoms would you just LOVE to get rid of?


Sunday, 21 June 2015

Why Your Diet Can Affect Your Mood Vlog

Lets be real now...we all know that LOTS of teens have poor diets. Junk food, takeaway, things you can eat on the run - it sustains our youth!

But besides the obvious nutritional imbalances there are actual other important things to consider about the food that goes in your mouth.

So as per my video above, what recipes can you share with me today?


Friday, 19 June 2015

Study Tips For Stressful Exams Vlog

Yes I know I am a naturopath so why am I talking about study tips?

Well part of keeping you healthy is helping you all to manage your stress as we all know stress not only plays a major part in your mental health but it also onflows into your physical health!

So here are some study tips to help you on your way....

Do you have any other tips or strategies that I can share with my clients that I haven't mentioned above?


Thursday, 18 June 2015

Talk To Your Daughter!

Has your tween daughter changed personality almost overnight?

This video might be the perfect answer for you :)

So how do you connect with your daughter?


Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Quick Rescue During Exam Times Vlog

A safe natural way for you to de-stress symptomatically!

It won't affect any other medications you might be on and is super natural and I LOVE it!

Let me know if you give it a go :)


Friday, 12 June 2015

Tips for reducing Jet Lag

We all look forward to going on holidays but one thing that tends to detract from the fun is jet lag. The change of time zones can really throw off your body. Here are some simple tips to help you adjust to the change in time zones and reduce the feeling of jet lag.

1.       Get straight back into a proper sleeping patter. Try to avoid napping during the day, wait until night time before going to sleep.

2.       Go outside and look at the moon before bed and get some morning sun first thing in the morning. This helps to reset your body clock.

3.       Take a vitamin B complex in the morning with breakfast

4.       Eat foods rich in tryptophan in the evening so that your body can naturally produce melatonin out circadian rhythm hormone such as turkey, chicken, dairy products, nuts and seeds, dates, oysters.

5.       Stay hydrated. While traveling aim to drink as much water as possible. Avoid dehydrating beverages such as alcohol and caffeine. Drink plenty of water after landing as well as remaining hydrated will significantly reduce the effects of travel.

6.       Get up and walk around the cabin frequently.

7.       Bring snacks on to the plane such as fruit, mixed nuts and seeds or vegetable sticks. Try to minimise plane food, particularly heavy food when traveling.

8.       Take a melatonin supplement on the plane to help you sleep and for the first few nights when arriving at your destination.

9.       Think of the plane as being in the time zone of your destination and use the melatonin accordingly.

10.   If you feel tired and require a coffee or tea make sure they are consumed no later than lunch time and you drink an extra glass of water to aid hydration.

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

What Happens During Puberty ? | Vlog

Some basic info for my teen fans out there about what happens to you during puberty!

Let me know if you have any questions :)


Who Is Dionne Shalit?

A quick video to introduce myself a bit more and about my journey....

Basically why I do what I do!

Let me know if you have any questions :)


Saturday, 6 June 2015

Deep Breathing Vlog

Do you need some tips to help with deep breathing?

This is probably one of my favorite tools to help with anxiety and panic attacks :)

Give it a go and let me know your thoughts!