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28 08, 2018

Washed up on a river.

During the course of August month took time to recover from spinal surgery, resting near a pond that is connected to a river which opens to the sea. It is a healthy estuary and vibrant ecosystem. The bird life is rich, fish are abundant; insects dominate the space between sea and sky in the form

22 07, 2018

Beyond Greatness

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A memory of my five year old self exists, sitting in my mother’s giant eggshell yellow Pontiac station wagon on the way home one day from kindergarten. “What do you want to be when you grow up?” my mother asked. I responded innocently (if not a wee bit precociously), “I want to be Great!” Great,

26 06, 2018

The Knife, Take Two

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It has always fascinated me, the reasons people undergo elective surgery. It is a testament to how much weight we place on our physicality, how misinformed we can be going into surgery, and how desperate some of us are for change. Most often these 'elective' surgeries are about removal: excess skin, bits of bone, fat

31 10, 2016

Learn how to Survive and Thrive

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If you consider yourself a Survivor, you may be feeling an inner strength that is unique. You may have ongoing fear of whatever it is you may have overcome; you may even have stress, or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder as a result of the event which you have 'overcome'. Often times society assumes that to

25 09, 2016

Introducing….the Survivors Club

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It has been three years to the day that I had a liver transplant. This day will forever be imbued with meaning for me, and around this time of year there is always pause for celebration and reflection. The months before the surgery and the years after have shifted the focus of my life and

31 07, 2015

Simple Summer Salsa

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This salsa recipe is one of my favourites, and could not be easier to make with a small food processor. You'll need: -coriander (75g) -tomatoes (1 1/2 - 2 punnets of grape tomatoes or similar)-basalmic vinegar (preferably a basalmic glaze it is sweet. If you use basic basalmic vinegar add 1/2 Tbsp agave nectar or

5 06, 2014

Raw Fairies: The Story behind the Mini B Cleanse

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Read the Raw Fairies full review I've got to be honest. As a general rule, I don't subscribe to detoxes or cleanses, having experimented with many ways of cleansing the body from the inside out, both naturopathic, and prescribed. When I was younger, I enjoyed the challenge, the observation of the mental shifts and changes,

5 06, 2014

Raw Fairies: The Mini B Cleanse Review

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For the background on why Raw Fairies, why the Mini B Cleanse, check this out On Monday I started the Raw Fairies Mini B Cleanse, five days of raw, vegan juices and food to help the body 'detox'. While not a huge fan of the concept of detoxing (I am more inclined to champion a

1 06, 2014

Integration: Post Transplant Life Eight Months On

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It's hard to believe it has been eight months since my life changing operation; on September 26, 2013 I was given a second chance at life after receiving a liver transplant. Every day I thank God to have another day on this planet to explore, to grow and to provoke positive change in myself and

6 11, 2013

a taste of home

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Over the past few days of being in the hospital, my mind and emotions have stabilized as I acclimate to the lowered doses of pain medication and immuno-suppressants, but there has been a backdrop of frustration and tension in my body. I'm able to leave the hospital and go out to lunch or take a