Dr. Weils 4-7-8 Breathing Technique Demonstration


Recently, as part of my Health Coaching training at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, we had a lecture with Dr. Andrew Weil. He showed us this breathing technique, & I’ve been doing it religiously ever since. It’s too good not to share!


A little taste of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition

What are you doing this weekend?

I do not intend to leave my house & I’m so excited about it!!

The IIN conference is live from New York City, & I will be streaming all weekend. For any of you interested in experiencing the Institute for Integrative Nutrition for yourself, this is your chance. It’s a wonderful opportunity to hear from the schools founder, Joshua Rosenthal, as well as some of the major players in the world of Health & Wellness. Dr Oz & Dr Lissa Rankin, anyone? Functional medicines Dr Mark Hyman? Don’t even get me started on the internet Rock Stars that are Marie Forleo & Mastin Kipp. I literally can not wait!

IIN have invited us to share this experience with family & friends, so I urge you now to sign up for this amazing event  below. Do NOT miss this golden opportunity!

Sign up here


What then?

If you love what you see (which you will!) & would like to hear more about the school, drop me a line & I can invite you to a  FREE Q&A session happening on May 22nd at 7pm (Gmt). During this call, Coach Sharon will discuss the following:

· the top 5 most common misconceptions about health coaching
· the differences between Registered Dieticians and Health Coaches
· how health coaching has grown as a profession
· Plus, her insider tips for building a practice

This must be how Charlie felt!

Have I mentioned how excited I am?! I feel like Charlie when he found that golden ticket; except obviously (ahem!) I’m a trainee Health Coach & neither Willie Wonka nor his chocolate factory hold any power over me!

New York City on the other hand………

Next year for sure!!

The Importance of Health Coaches

Woo hoo! I am 25% of the way through my Holistic Health Coach training with the Institute For Integrative Nutrition and I am absolutely LOVING it.

Keep an eye out for my upcoming blog post where I will share all about my experiences so far. In the mean time here’s a little video all about the importance of Health Coaches.


Superfood Breakfast of Champions!


Overnight oats have been doing the digital rounds for some time now, but I wonder how many of you have actually tried them? They are the ultimate  portable “fast food” breakfast-or indeed they make a super satisfying snack at any time of day.

The variations are endless; peanut butter & banana, mango & mint or apple & cinammon. You can find more ideas to tickle your fancy from Monica at The Yummy Life here. Pictured above is my favourite combination-a superfood chocolatey feast that is like manna from heaven! (Well to me at least!)

I buy my Iswari superfoods at a local health food shop, but they (& more deliciousness!) are available online here. Iswari’s website is a wealth of information for anyone who is new to superfoods, & if you want more recipes I suggest you connect with them on facebook too.


  • 1/2 cup organic gluten-free oats
  • 1/4 cup Natures Path toasted buckwheat cereal (optional)
  • 1 tbs cacao nibs
  • 1/4 tbs bee pollen
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 tsp raw cacao powder
  • 2 dates, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup of fruit (I used frozen berries & 2 diced strawberries)
  • Almond milk (to cover)

Now for the “tricky” bit! Throw all the ingredients in a mason jar, add enough almond milk to cover, replace the lid & shake! Pop it in the fridge & it’s ready to use in the morning (or after approx 4 hours if you can’t wait that long!)

You might be saying to yourself ” I don’t have all those ingredients”-No problem, just improvise and use what you have. No mason jar? Use any with a screw top lid. I find the dates are enough for me, but if you like things a little sweeter just add your favourite.


(Ps. This post is not in any way affiliated with “United Colors of Benetton” as seen in the picture above. I just so happened to use one of their beautiful trays to lay out the ingredients. You might be able to find one like it online!!)