I’m an author, award-winning speaker and a longevity strategist. Since I qualified as a Clinical Psychologist (in South Africa), I’ve become a master researcher, scouring journals for the most cutting edge science on health. I first researched weight and health for decades (and wrote 3 books about it) - only to become convinced we can be healthy at a vastly larger range of weights than we're lead to believe.
But in order to understand 'why' I had to study quantum physics, neuroplasticity, heart coherence, molecules of emotion, the biology of belief, the wisdom of our cells, epigenetics, psychoimmunology and more.
If you love Bruce Lipton, Joe Dispenza, Deepak Chopra, Gregg Braden, Rupert Sheldrake, Lynn McTaggert, Wayne Dyer, Louise Hay etc...you'll love what I do
In March 2014, I resigned from my 6-figure income job because it was literally killing me. I was working myself to a standstill and so stressed that one day I couldn't even remember my own email address. With a new passion I started studying health - but the more I read, the more confused I was. Should I eat chia seeds, hunt down goji berries and be running marathons? I had ideas from all the research I'd done to write my previous 3 books, that lead me to believe health could be simple and easy. And how did I cut through the confusion? I remembered my grandfather, Little Poppy, who had lived with us from when I was 9, when granny died...he fought in 2 world wars and lived hail and hearty with all his faculties in tact until he died quietly in his sleep one night at 101. I remembered the one-page list he'd made me when I asked him why he had lived so long. And I had an epiphany- the way to cut through the confusion was to study people already living to 100+. That lead me to the blue zones, to interviews with people living long and strong and slowly all the puzzle pieces came together.
I took from March 2012 to study how Centenarians (those people who live to 100+) live their lives and how, how they live affects their biology. These days it's my privilege to help people learn how they can get their biology to mimic that of those who live to over 100 so they too can live and age well and enjoy healthy longevity.
In a nutshell here's what I've learned:
I only have the privilege of being an author, speaker and longevity expert because my clients have allowed me the privilege of working with them to break through their invisible barriers to health and longevity. Their thirst for knowledge and their challenging of what I presented always made me dig deeper and come up with thought-provoking new theories about health and aging. Here's what some of them say.
I’ve taken all this amazing research on weight, quantum physics, people who live the longest along with research on the power of our thoughts and intentions, the biology of our beliefs, heart coherence, neural plasticity, epigenetics, the power (biochemically) of love and compassion and come up with transformative and practical solutions which make my health and wellness programs unique. Here is some of the work I've been privileged to do with companies and in the media.
Why live a small and stressed life when you can live a large and vibrant one? Why live with the health-eroding biochemistry of self-judgement and self-hatred when you can be weird, be silly, be kind and dance with purple glitter in your hair and create health-enhancing biochemistry? Why waste time calorie- counting when you could count joy-filled crazy moments instead? Why eat processed diet- food when there is so much to eat that is delicious and nutritious and fun?
If you're open to new ideas, and secrets to longevity health tips that may startle you, then I'm your gal! If you're just looking for the same old, same old health advice you find everywhere else - I'm going to say....'blessings but this site probably isn't going to do it for you.'