What is your health philosophy and what motivates you to live this way?
To let my inner light shine! I am a firm believer that looking good and feeling great is an inside job. I live from the heart rather than being ruled by my head. It’s a great way to keep those fearful thoughts in check and see things from a loving perspective. I keep my vibrational energy high by eating clean and lean wholesome foods, and I love to workout to boost my physical energy levels. Holistic living is way of life for me, keeps me motivated and basically ensures I keep up with the demands of being a busy working mum.
What is your favourite go-to easy-to-make-in-minutes vegetarian or vegan snack or meal?
I love making soups, my favourite has got to be sweet potato soup, but while I’m on the go there’s nothing quicker than whizzing up a green smoothie.
What is energy medicine and how do you use it to help people?
Great question! Fundamentally at a subtle level we are all energy and vibration. Energy medicine focuses on the relationship between the energetic body and the physical body to promote health, vitality and wellbeing. When we use energy medicine we are speaking to our body in its native language, that is energy – wavelengths, frequencies, vibration. Stimulating subtle energies within the body in turn governs the body’s chemistry to stimulate hormone production. Energy medicine can support the body to clear toxins, oxygenate the blood, encourage flow of energy within meridians – the body’s energy bloodstream, and balance the chakra system. I’ve used energy medicine to help people with sleeping disorders, depression, chronic fatigue and relaxation.
Can you tell us something about healing or what you do that is a little known fact or that most readers won’t know?
With the pressure of modern day life, our bodies are constantly expending energy and we have conditioned ourselves to be always available or ‘plugged in’ in this digital age. Our bodies are not designed to run at high speeds continuously. With our brainwaves running at the higher level of 22 cycles per second our bodies are unable to repair and can become vulnerable to ill health. Physiologically we are designed to move between spending energy and renewing energy. Our energy systems pulse and operate in a rhythmic way by contracting and relaxing. Within my holistic approach, I encourage clients to find the balance between resting and refueling their body to align with their rhythm and vibration. One of the ways in which I achieve this is by using coloured light therapy to bring the alpha brainwaves down to the lower level of about 10 cycles per second to stimulate the body’s natural healing process to heal the body and promote relaxation.
Who are your food heroes and heroines?
I love James Duigan’s clean and lean approach. I have recently come across the Medicinal Chef Dale Pinnock. I regularly follow Jessica Sepel’s blog for her latest scrummy recipes. Not forgetting you Polly…I love the concept of The Noble Kitchen, Conscious Food for Conscious People, if only I lived closer!
If you were stuck on a desert island and could only take 6 foods with you, what would they be?
I’m making the assumption as I am stuck on a desert island there will be an abundance of coconuts J
What is your favourite way to exercise and what would you recommend someone that really struggles to exercise regularly?
I love to mix it up and challenge myself. I use a combination of resistance training, circuits, kangoo jumps and hill walking, but my ultimate favourite is yoga. I love being in the flow of the movement and connecting with my breath. For me, it’s a moving meditation.
For anyone struggling to exercise, my advice would be to find the right exercise that suits your personality, something that motivates you so much that you will want to make the commitment to exercise regularly, despite how busy your day is. When you start to notice the results and find you have more energy you’ll want to keep going back for more.
What do you hope readers will take from your blog?
I hope to inspire and empower readers to live healthier the natural way to create a healthy relationship between their mind, body and soul.
What’s your favourite quote or source of inspiration?
“Matter is densest form of spirit and spirit is the lightest form of matter.”
Dr Christiane Northup from her book Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom. This is a great quote that sums up how matter and energy are interchangeable.
Finally, what exciting things can we expect from Diana Brook, Natural Health & Healing this year?
I’m really excited to launch of The Mind, Body and Soul Workout Guide! It’s a complete wellness and lifestyle guide which integrates my 7 steps to natural health and healing. My aim is to support and educate everyone who implements The Mind, Body and Soul Workout Guide to achieve balance between their physical and energetic self. This way I can help people to Think Well, Eat Well and Be Well.
I’m really excited to be able to share my video…click here!
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