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Journal of Inspired living

MEET THE TEAM 

WellBeing is the authoritative resource on natural health and living for clever, compassionate, curious people who are seeking an authentic and soulful way of life. Our WellBeing specialists share their knowledge and expertise to help guide your decisions in leading a healthier lifestyle.

EDITORS

  • Terry Robson

    Terry Robson

    Terry Robson is the editor-in-chief of WellBeing.

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  • Kate Duncan

    Kate Duncan

    Kate Duncan loves raw desserts, yoga and the outdoors. She’s also the Assistant Editor of WellBeing and Deputy Editor of EatWell.

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  • Ally McManus

    Ally McManus

    Ally, the Editor of WellBeing, is an avid yogi, reader and writer; a great believer in the benefits of nature (and delicious coffee!) and is constantly mesmerised by the power of connection.

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FEATURE WRITERS

  • Lee Holmes

    Lee Holmes

    Lee Holmes is a nutritionist, yoga and meditation teacher, wholefoods chef, Lifestyle Food Channel’s Healthy Eating Expert, blogger and author of the best-selling books Supercharged Food: Eat Your Way to Health, Supercharged Food: Eat Yourself Beautiful, Eat Clean, Green and Vegetarian, Heal your Gut, Eat Right for Your Shape and Supercharged Food for Kids. Lee’s food philosophy is all about S.O.L.E. food: sustainable, organic, local and ethical. Her main goal is to alter the perception that cooking fresh, wholesome, nutrient-rich meals is difficult, complicated and time-consuming. From posting recipes, her passion to share her autoimmune disease story and help others has snowballed and the blog has recently taken home the overall prize at the Bupa Health Influencer Awards as well as the best blog in the Healthy Eating category. She also runs a four-week online Heal Your Gut program.

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  • Lisa Guy

    Lisa Guy

    Lisa Guy is a respected Sydney-based naturopath, author and passionate foodie with 16 years of clinical experience. She runs a naturopathic clinic in Rose Bay called Art of Healing and is the founder of Bodhi Organic Tea. Lisa is a great believer that good wholesome food is one of the greatest pleasures in life and the foundation of good health. Lisa encourages her clients to get back to eating what nature intended: good, clean, wholesome food that’s nutrient-rich and free from high levels of sugars, harmful fats, artificial additives and pesticides. Her aim is to change the way people eat, cook and think about food. Lisa is an avid health writer, being a regular contributor to The Sunday Telegraph's Body and Soul, and leading magazines including WellBeing. Lisa is an author of five books to date, including My Goodness: all you need to know about children’s health and nutrition , Pregnancy Essentials, Heal Yourself, Listen to your Body and Healthy Skin Diet .

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  • Adam Guthrie

    Adam Guthrie

    Adam is a vegan whose passion for food began with a life-threatening illness and continues today in a lifestyle built around healthy cooking and eating. Adam is a qualified chef and wellness coach who specialises in a wholefood, plant-based diet. Adam shares how to prepare delicious, healthy food for health, energy and vitality. He conducts online healthy eating and wellness programs and gives keynote talks, live cooking demonstrations and cooking classes on the subject of healthy eating and living well.

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  • Christie Connelly

    Christie Connelly

    Christie publishes the popular Australian food blog Fig & Cherry featuring healthy, family-friendly meals and sweet treats with mouth-watering photography to match. Christie draws recipe inspiration from her Hungarian and Lebanese heritages, her travel adventures and, of course, the amazing fertile soil of the Northern Rivers with its abundance of local organic fruits, vegetables, delicious native produce and healthy free-range-reared animals. Her passion is educating parents, grandparents and carers how to shop for, prepare and cook healthy, nutritious food and to encourage children to enjoy it as well.

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  • Meg Thompson

    Meg Thompson

    Meg Thompson is a practising naturopath, cook, mother, writer and passionate wholefood enthusiast based in Melbourne. Meg’s interest in health, food and the role of food as medicine has shaped her career and lifestyle. Following an early career in psychology and education, she completed studies in naturopathy, nutrition and herbal medicine and now runs a successful clinical practice. Meg works from a philosophy that food is much more than something to fill our bellies, but a source of nourishment, deliciousness, education, ritual and celebration, best shared with those we love.

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  • Carla Oates

    Carla Oates

    Carla Oates is a natural beauty expert and the author of Feeding Your Skin.

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  • Amy Taylor-Kabbaz

    Amy Taylor-Kabbaz

    Amy Taylor-Kabbaz is a journalist with more than 15 years' experience, specialising in health, mindfulness and motherhood. She is also the best-selling author of Happy Mama: The Guide to Finding Yourself Again, and is the creator of the website Happy Mama.

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  • Georgia Harding

    Georgia Harding

    Georgia Harding is a naturopath with almost 20 years experience, a mother and a passionate health educator. After many years consulting in a busy practice, lecturing in natural medicine and sharing her knowledge on talkback radio, Georgia decided to reach out and share her passion for holistic health by developing her blog, Well Nourished. On her website, she shares fad-free health advice and intolerance/allergy-friendly recipes to inspire people to live happy, healthy lives and create delicious food memories. Georgia’s ebook Rise and Shine: A Well Nourished Breakfast will inspire and guide you to prepare the most important meal of the day in just minutes. Her latest ebook The Well Nourished Lunch Box contains over 50 nut-free, allergy-friendly wholefood sweet and savoury snacks, lunches and meals to inspire you to pack a nourishing lunch box that your kids will love to eat and you will love to make.

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  • Megan Blandford

    Megan Blandford

    Megan Blandford is a freelance writer, specialising in lifestyle, travel and business topics for many online and print publications, and some of Australia’s best organisations. Megan lives in peaceful country Victoria with her family.

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  • Sally Mathrick

    Sally Mathrick

    Naturopath and yoga teacher Sally Mathrick offers health courses, workshops, detox retreats and individual consultations that support fresh thinking and whole health. With her third university degree underway, Sally is passionate about sharing effective, wellness wisdom that makes life more wonderful.

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  • Danielle Minnebo

    Danielle Minnebo

    Danielle is a university-qualified nutritionist, a passionate home cook and founder of Food to Nourish. Danielle’s love affair with cooking started at a very young age in the kitchen where she was taught to cook by her mother. Danielle is passionate about helping people form a better understanding of nutrition and a healthier relationship with the food they eat. In fact, she’s on a mission to help spread the real food message to as many people as possible. Throughout her work as a nutritionist, Danielle’s basic principles have always come back to how we cook and prepare our food. She believes it really is as simple as combining wholefood ingredients in the right way to create tasty dishes that are nutrient-dense and full of flavour.

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  • Alex Stuart

    Alexx Stuart

    Alexx Stuart is a passionate educator in the space she calls "living a low-tox life". Through her speaking, workshops, e-courses and online community, she helps people make the best new choices for themselves, their family and the planet.

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  • Jan McLeod

    Jan McLeod

    Jan McLeod is a highly respected coach, mentor, speaker and consultant and a specialist in the areas of high performance, wellbeing, nutrition and change strategy in the workplace.

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  • Caroline Robertson

    Caroline Robertson

    Caroline Robertson believes a balanced life is a happy life. She’s helped thousands attain equilibrium through writing, consults, retreats and treatments. Her healing tools include naturopathy, homoeopathy, Ayurveda and body therapies. Caroline also teaches First Aid and writes about issues that intrigue her.

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  • Shannon Dunn

    Shannon Dunn is a journalist, author and writer who specialises in holistic wellness, self-empowerment and natural beauty — from the inside out. The mum-of-one is founder of the popular holistic beauty blog Eco Beauty Editor and a conscious public relations company, Communeco. When she’s not writing and spending time with her family, Shannon can be found sweating it up at her local hot yoga studio.

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  • Pete Evans

    Pete Evans

    Pete Evans is an internationally renowned chef, restaurateur, author and TV presenter. His passion for food and a healthy lifestyle inspires individuals and families around the world. Pete is a certified health coach with qualifications from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and promotes the Paleo approach to heal the gut.

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  • Jocelyn Pride

    Jocelyn Pride

    Jocelyn Pride is an award-winning freelance travel writer and photographer based in Melbourne. In 2016, she was awarded Best Responsible Travel story by the Australian Society of Travel Writers for a previous article in WellBeing.

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  • Megan Dalla-Camina

    Megan Dalla-Camina

    Megan Dalla-Camina is a strategist, speaker, writer and researcher on women, leadership and work. With Masters degrees in business and Wellness, she is also the best-selling author of Getting Real About Having It All and creator of The Career Toolkit.

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  • Simon Borg-Olivier

    Simon Borg-Olivier

    Physiotherapists Simon Borg-Olivier and Bianca Machliss are the directors and senior yoga teachers of Yoga Synergy, a yoga school that teaches traditional hatha yoga for the modern/Western body with an understanding from exercise-based physiotherapy.

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  • Teresa Teresa

    Teresa Cutter

    Teresa is a classically trained chef, accredited fitness trainer, best-selling cookbook author and has studied Nutrition at Deakin University.

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  • Meena Azzollini

    Meena Azzollini

    Meena is passionate about holistic wellbeing, alternative healing, health and personal power and uses words to craft engaging feature articles to convey her knowledge and passion. She is a freelance writer and content creator from Adelaide, Australia, who draws inspiration from family, travel and her love for books and reading. A yoga practitioner and a strong believer in positive thinking, Meena is also a mum to a very active young boy. In her spare time, she loves to read and whip up delicious meals. She also loves the smell of freshly made coffee and can’t ever resist a cheesecake. And she gets tickled pink by anything funny!

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  • Marie Rowland

    Marie Rowland

    Marie Rowland is a therapist in private practice on Sydney’s northern beaches helping people resolve the underlying issues that perpetuate conflict or disconnectedness so they can create meaningful and happy lives. Marie speaks at conferences, forums and community events on a variety of topics from wellbeing and positive psychology to practical philosophy.

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  • Lucy Cormack

    Lucy Cormack

    Lucy Cormack is a yoga teacher and writer. She believes that the five yogic principles as identified by Swami Sivananda, including proper exercise, proper breathing, proper relaxation, proper diet and positive thinking and meditation, are the key to health and happiness.

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  • Veronica Joseph

    Veronica Joseph

    Veronica Joseph is an accredited yoga teacher who loves to share her yogic journey from travels in India, cleansing techniques, her favourite poses and their benefits and tips to remember when practising.

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  • Jessica Lee

    Jessica Lee

    Jessica Lee is a speaker, writer and business consultant. She is the owner of The Spark Effect and is passionate about sharing neuroscience-based strategies to teach corporate teams and businesses how to better use their brains to reduce overwhelm and stress, while boosting productivity, creative problem solving, wellbeing and communication. Get in touch with Jessica at jessica@thesparkeffect.com.au, on +61 424 358 334 or via thesparkeffect.com.au.

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  • Peter White

    Peter White

    Peter White’s book In the Presence of Nature: A Guide for Connecting and Healing in a Climate of Change is available at your local bookstore and online bookstores. W: natureconnect.com.au

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  • Sonia Zadro

    Sonia Zadro

    Sonia Zadro is a clinical psychologist with 20 years’ experience and a freelance writer. She is interested in helping people heal and opening their minds through science.

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  • Valerie Malka

    Valerie Malka

    Dr Valerie Malka is a trauma and general surgeon who has worked extensively for patient safety and ethics in healthcare. Valerie has worked with the International Committee of the Red Cross and holds a Diploma in Humanitarian Assistance and a Masters in international public health as well as journalism. She works as a freelance health and wellbeing writer and has a great passion for natural healthcare. She is working on revolutionising the modern medical model by bringing into the hospital system integrative and natural health practices. Valerie is also a huge advocate for animal rights and environmental protection.

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  • Carrol Baker

    Carrol Baker

    Carrol Baker is an award-winning freelance journalist who is a passionate advocate of natural health and wellness. She writes for lifestyle and healthy-living magazines across Australia and internationally.

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  • Helen Sian India

    Helen Sian India

    Helen Sian India is yoga teacher and wellness coach to ambitious, millennial women that can't relax. She's coached and taught overworked women all over the world to live a harmonious and beautiful life. Helen is a modern-day yogi, here to show you it can be easy to live a peaceful life with meaning — she'll help you find that work/life balance Sweet Spot

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  • Dr Karen Bridgman

    Dr Karen Bridgman

    Dr Karen Bridgman is a holistic practitioner at Australian Biologics, Sydney, and Pymble Grove Health Centre, Gordon.

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  • Jackie French

    Jackie French

    Jackie French is a gardener, ecologist, honorary wombat, 2014-2015 Australian Children's laureate, 2015 Senior Australian of the year and passionate believer in the need for all humans to feel part of the earth around them, by understanding the plants that sustain us.

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  • Karen Goldrick

    Karen Goldrick

    Karen Goldrick is a holistic veterinarian at All Natural Vet Care, Russell Lea, Sydney, Australia.

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  • Meggan Brummer

    Meggan Brummer

    Born in Zimbabwe, Meggan has been practising yoga since she was four years old. In 1999, she left London and the corporate world and travelled the globe for a year, searching for a way to make her life meaningful and fulfilling. She became a yoga teacher in Varanasi — India’s city of light — during that time and, after a year of working in Zimbabwe as a yoga teacher and journalist, moved to live in Australia. Currently a stay-at-home mum living in Sydney, Meggan balances motherhood with a variety of interests and work. She’s a civil celebrant, a corporate wellness consultant and an internationally published writer.

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  • Stephanie Osfield

    Stephanie Osfield

    Stephanie Osfield is an award-winning freelance health journalist. She is an advocate of nutritional medicine and specialises in all aspects of health, from exercise and disease prevention to stress, depression and women’s health issues.

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  • Kylie Terraluna

    Kylie Terraluna

    Kylie Terraluna is a conscious-living luminary, an avid writer, poet, yoga author, features writer, yoga teacher, speaker, mentor and mum. She offers holistic retreats and 90-day online luminous-living programs to awaken, harmonise and illuminate your life.

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  • Karin Cutter

    Karin Cutter

    Karin Cutter ran a naturopathic clinic in Port Macquarie, NSW, Australia.

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  • Marion Lucy

    Marion Lucy

    Marion Lucy is a freelance writer of fiction and non-fiction. Her first picture book, The Giant Bowl of Chocolate, was released in 2013.

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  • Rosamund Burton

    Rosamund Burton

    Rosamund Burton is a freelance journalist and author of Castles, Follies and Four-Leaf Clovers: Adventures Along Ireland’s St Declan’s Way (Allen & Unwin 2011).

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  • Louise Southerden

    Louise Southerden

    Louise Southerden is an award-winning travel writer and photographer based in northern NSW who has a passion for sustainable, simple living, at home and away. She’s happiest outdoors, preferably in water (she loves swimming and surfing).

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  • Claire Dunn

    Claire Dunn

    Claire Dunn is the author of My Year Without Matches: Escaping the City in Search of the Wild, available in bookshops and online.

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  • Mascha Coetzee

    Mascha Coetzee

    Mascha Coetzee is a yoga teacher, holistic health coach, nutrition assistant and linguist, and a practitioner of hatha yoga, inclusive of ashtanga, vinyasa and yin yoga. She integrates the wisdom of yoga, Ayurveda, CTM and modern research in her lifestyle and teachings. Mascha is based in Launceston, Tasmania.

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  • Catherine Lawson

    Catherine Lawson

    Journalist, editor, author and adventurer Catherine Lawson travels full-time with photographer-partner David Bristow and their 5-year-old daughter Maya. Captivated by wild places and passionate about their preservation, these storytellers advocate a simple life and document their outdoor adventures to inspire all travellers, but especially families, into the world’s best wild places.

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  • Christine Broadbent

    Christine Broadbent

    Professional astrologer Christine Broadbent loves her work and feels privileged to have been a counselling astrologer for 30 years. She offers personal consultations in both Australia and New Zealand, plus distance readings, all recorded for you to keep. Relationship astrology and in-depth insights into the year ahead are her speciality.

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  • Roy Stevenson

    Roy Stevenson

    Roy Stevenson has a Masters degree in exercise physiology from Ohio University. He has taught exercise science, health and nutrition at community college and university levels. As a freelance writer, Roy has more than 300 articles on health, fitness and sports conditioning published in over 60 regional, national and international magazines.

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  • Martin Oliver

    Martin Oliver

    Martin Oliver writes for several Australian holistic publications including WellBeing on a range of topics, including environmental issues. He believes that the world is going through a major transition and he is keen to help birth a peaceful, cooperative and sustainable reality.

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  • Kelly Surtees

    Kelly Surtees

    With more than 14 years in private practice, Kelly Surtees is experienced, warm and insightful. She loves exploring astrology’s history as well as escaping into the ocean. Kelly’s passion for astrology is infectious, and her specialty areas include career and life direction, health and fertility, love, health and happiness. Kelly is an expat Aussie who lives in Canada most of the year.

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  • Kate St James

    Kate St James

    Kate St James is an interior designer and the editor-in-chief of Universal Magazines’ Home Design Group, including Grand Designs Australia and Home Design. Along with qualifications in interior design, Kate also studied journalism. Her specialty is sustainable architecture and design. Kate's early working life was as a journalist in London in the early 1970s, followed by a 20-year career in interior design including running her own interior design, architectural design and construction company. Her background was instrumental in providing the necessary qualities for her current role with one of Australia's leading niche market publishers of home design magazines; a position she has held since 2000. During this time Kate has published not only the work of many of Australia and the world’s leading architects and designers but also those emerging practices who are the design luminaries of the future. Kate’s vision has always been to promote an awareness of Australian and international architecture and design – with a heavy dose of sustainability - to demonstrate to the wider community the meaningful way it can impact on our lives.

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  • Rosina McAlpine

    Rosina McAlpine

    Dr Rosina McAlpine is a parenting expert, author, speaker and award-winning educator. Her practical, research-based Win Win Parenting programs support parents to raise happy, healthy and capable children using an approach based on empathy and life skills education rather than rewards, discipline or punishment. Workplace parenting programs are available at winwinparenting.com and drrosina.com.

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  • Geordie Bull

    Geordie Bull

    Geordie Bull is a freelance writer and yoga teacher with a Bachelor of Arts (Communications) from the University of Newcastle. Geordie is the mother of Scarlett, 5, and Tanner, 3, and lives with her family in Crescent Head, NSW.

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  • Ian White

    Ian White

    Ian White developed the therapeutic modality known as Af-x therapy and has trained practitioners in Europe, the US and Australia. He is a member of the Advisory Council of the International Center for the Study of Psychiatry and Psychology (New York).

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  • Liz McLardy

    Liz McLardy

    Liz McLardy is an accountant, money mindfulness expert and mama of two. She runs consultations and courses to inspire and empower women to be the masters of managing their money. She combines her business, money management and healing expertise to make money sacred and practical.

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BLOGGERS

  • Jenetta Haim

    Jenetta Haim

    Jenetta Haim runs Stressfree Management at 36 Gipps Road, Greystanes, and specialises in assisting your health and lifestyle in all areas by developing programs on either a corporate or personal level to suit your needs. Jenetta has just published a book called Stress-Free Health Management, A Natural Solution for Your Health available from your favourite bookstore or online. For more information and to get in touch, visit her website.

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  • Claire Richardson

    Claire Richardson

    Dr Claire Richardson loves what osteopathy offers her patients and how it can help people of all different ages and backgrounds. Claire treats a wide range of patients, from the young through to the elderly, including office workers, athletes, pregnant women and tradesmen. Claire enjoys treating all musculoskeletal ailments, from sports injuries to postural problems. She employs a wide variety of techniques in her treatment, including soft tissue massage, dry needling, and joint and muscle manipulation where appropriate. As part of her treatments, Claire advises on contributing lifestyle factors such as activity and diet which enables her patients to have an optimal and speedy recovery.

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  • Simonne Lee

    Simonne Lee

    For more than 15 years, Simonne Lee has been one of Australia’s most influential holistic life strategists and animal communicators. She is also an international consultant and an expert contributor for a number of publications, both locally and abroad. Simonne has a reputation for helping her clients build simple, practical tools to regain order, control, harmony and happiness. Her pragmatic and unique approach to guiding clients through the chaos of modern-day living, in conjunction with the modalities she uses, helps them navigate the gamut of physical, emotional, mental and spiritual states of wellbeing. Visit: simonnelee.com

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  • Bronni Page

    Bronni Page

    Bronni Page is nuts about about health, wellness and living a vibrant, lit-up life. She’s quite the "word nerd" and uses this superpower as a writer and blogger, crafting engaging articles to inspire everyday people be their healthiest, most awesome selves. She’s also a qualified yoga instructor, specialising in restorative yoga (the super-relaxing, snoozy, cruisy style). Bronni has led classes in Australia and Canada, and is currently creating a meditation album. When she’s not mucking around with yoga props, writing or embarrassing her three kids with hilarious mum jokes, you’ll find Bronni searching out the best cappuccino in her hometown of Newcastle, Australia.

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  • Anthony Zappia

    Anthony Zappia

    Anthony Zappia writes a regular blog about health and social issues, areas that he's passionate about. Twelve years ago he became especially interested in essential oils and their ability to enhance health and wellbeing. Anthony continues to follow the latest research and is himself a user of essential oils.

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  • Dr Nader Malik

    Nader Malik

    Dr Nader Malik is a cosmetic and integrative dentist whose core treatment philosophy is to make a visible difference to the lives of his patients so that they can be inspired to laugh, smile and share the same experience with others! As a whole-body dentist, he focuses on understanding and treating the strong links between the teeth and the rest of the body. He also enjoys working with medical doctors and allied health professionals to ensure the best outcomes for his patients. Dr Malik practises at National Dental Care, Barangaroo, Sydney.

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  • Jodie Gien

    Jodie Gien is a committed mindfulness teacher with a longstanding personal practice of her own. Having worked for many years as a human rights and discrimination lawyer and mediator at the Australian Human Rights Commission and then as an executive coach prior to teaching mindfulness, she is passionate about fostering human potential. Jodie conducts training in mindfulness for corporations, staff and students in schools, parents, athletes and community groups. She also teaches private courses together with mindfulness coaching sessions. Jodie is an accredited “.b Teacher” for the Oxford University Mindfulness in Schools Project, an accredited Mindfulness Trainer with the esteemed Gawler Foundation and is an accredited Meditation Facilitator with Nature Care College. To find out more, visit Jodie's website or email jodie@mindfulfutureproject.com.

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  • Tulsi van de Graaff

    Tulsi van de Graaff

    Tulsi van de Graaff is a former lawyer with a psychology background as well as an experienced management consultant, workplace trainer, facilitator, presenter and coach. She is the founder of Lead Your Own Change and for over 7 years has been working with individuals, teams and organisations to solve their communication and conflict challenges. She also helps develop emotional intelligence and resilience, create positive personal and cultural change, manage change and uncertainty and enhance relationships and communication. Tulsi runs public workshops including Teen Talk: a communication workshop for mums and teen/tween daughters, Couple Talk, to enhance couple communication and Beyond Breakup, for people healing after a break up. Tulsi is a volunteer facilitator and presenter for Dress for Success Sydney (DFSS). At DFSS, she runs workshops for women in need, including Finding Your Vision and Trusting in Your Ability as well as coaching training for DFSS volunteer coaches. For more information check out Tulsi's website, www.leadyourownchange.com, her facebook page https://www.facebook.com/LeadYourOwnChange/ or email Tulsi at Tulsi@leadyourownchange.com

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  • Amy Campion

    Amy Campion

    Amy Campion is a writer, speaker, workshop facilitator and dream coach who works globally with people using their dreams, intuition, imagination and consciousness. She is the founder of The Dream Well, a website dedicated to helping people understand and become experts of their own dreams. She also runs an online course on sacred dreaming, which includes lucid dreaming, shamanism, Tibetan dream yoga, dream incubation and a variety of other approaches. Amy holds the following qualifications: BA (Hons) Comm Arts, Post Grad Cert (Strategic Foresight), Member IASD (International Association of the Study of Dreams).

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