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65 things that will make you feel better in under 10 minutes

65 things that will make you feel better in under 10 minutes

Look. I’m as guilty as being a Busy Hot Mess as the rest of you, but I’m also a jolly good List-Maker and Instruction-Follower.

So. I made this list of Cup-Filling things I could do in 10 minutes or less. Some of them are for me. Some of them are for others. But I know they will all have me feeling better and I won’t feel like I have to carve out hours of time I don’t have doing things I don’t really want to do to convince myself I’m loving and caring for Numero Uno.

[Pod] Adventure is a state of mind, but it takes courage to cultivate it

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Lisa Kniebe climbed Mt Kiliminjaro with her family - and she learned a lot about herself along the way

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Lisa is a UK-born nurse, come copy coach and copywriting launch specialist

  • Studied literature and neo-natal baby care

  • Started first business through telling stories of sculpture and art

  • Studied teaching and became a teacher and taught in primary school for 5 years - loved creating safe, inclusive emvirmonent s

  • As a family we wanted to adventure for 3 months around the top end of Australia

  • Took the plunge and started a travel blog

  • Realised I’d become so involved with career I forgotten to do what I love

  • Starter Stella Polaris Copywriting and now Lisa Kniebe Coachoing

  • Gemini says yes… Cancerian says yes, but

  • This is the only time that as a family we could leave for 3 months

  • I made a commitment to the love of my life - my family

  • Blogging - started when we travelled on dirt roads while in the outback and share the photos and fun with family and friends

  • Story-Telling was the best things about it - the family’s interaction while travelling

  • It’s always about the stories about the people

  • Started another blog - Mummy to Mum - parenting blog about what it’s like - the identity shift

  • I’d been very adventurous in my teens but I became over-protective when I became a mum

  • My husband suggested that we climb Mount Kilimanjaro as a family - I said no

  • I wanted to bring back adventurous me and grew into the goal

  • Started planning 2 years ago - started training and committed financially to the adventure

  • 5895m high - super low on oxygen - everyone who did it seemed super young and super fit

  • Every time I trained I felt like I wasn’t getting anywhere… once we were in Africa… I committed to the journey

  • Would it still be meaningful if I didn’t make the summit?

  • Committing to just being present in any moment of

  • Top 3

  • Gather your team - self-belief is a bit of a luxury - it needs to catch up to the people who champion you

    1. Having a map / loose plan…

    2. fix the goal but don’t fixate on it!

    3. Cheer squad

  • Fear that motivated me - it became the ignition to success

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Lisa is a sales copy specialist helping online entrepreneurs scale their service based businesses with high converting sales copy and funnels. A fast thinking Gemini, Lisa has always been a word wizz, but found her business superpower by accident when she was mentoring start-ups. Whether it was her nursing background or her teacher's instincts, she discovered an uncanny knack to instantly immerse herself in another business, zone-in on the strategic sticking points and effortlessly find intuitive solutions to move past them.

When she's not writing copy, Lisa can be found sleeping under the stars in a swag, experimenting mercilessly in the kitchen or adventuring under sail. Although climbing Mt Kilimanjaro was her biggest challenge yet, she believes adventure is a state of mind, one that she brings to her business everyday.

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[Pod] Could solving your energy problems be as simple as M-A-G... with Kristan Kershaw

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Kristan Kershaw is a health coach with a focus on minerals - in this episode, we talk about how your behaviour is impacted by food and minerals… and what to do if you’re imbalanced.

  • Mum of twin teens and an almost-7-year-old who had a baby with big gastro issues and allergies

  • She had to go on an elimination diet after being told she just had ‘one of those allergic babies'

  • She found that her family had a history of mineral imbalance and after lots of education and dietary changes, through these supplements, they have desensitised her allergies

  • This led her to help other people and turn it into a business

  • Stress (metabolically, mentally, financially) is all contributed by mineral imbalance. When we’re stressed, once of the first things our bodies does is release chemicals that reduces magnesium

  • Long term stress leads to more issues

  • Bio-available copper in our bodies is really important so our bodies can use

  • We tend to put ourselves last

  • When she started looking at issues - she checked herself out at the same time as her kids…

  • We can’t give someone else the best care if we’re not operating well

  • Get familiar with what it feels like to get nourished and that it’s ok to take care of ourselves

  • Could be as simple as swapping a cooking oil for a certain type of butter

  • A lot of us are told we’re low in iron - actually a symptom of low bio-available copper

  • Be an advocate for own health and do your own research

  • Stress and sleep are massive

  • Our grandparents and parents ate very differently than we do

  • Australians and western cultures have changed the soil and therefore the food and minerals we are consuming

  • Instruction manual you can start with - what minerals are actually doing in my body

  • Adrenal Cocktail: Orange Juice, Salt, Cream Of Tartar - healthy electrolyte drink

  • Bruce Lipton - stress at a cellular level

  • Teen Brain - dopamine, gabba and serotonin - how they all work together

  • addictions are tied in with our minerals

Kristan Kershaw naturally has been supporting others around her to learn and find their way since a young age. She has developed that skill in connection over time and has added a lot of knowledge and experience to this via formal training. She has completed a BSc (Hons) in Animal Science, a Cert IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40110) as well as extensive training with Morley Robbins to be a Root Cause Protocol Consultant in the area of mineral dysfunction and metabolism in the body.

Kristan’s forte is helping to simplify really complex topics, and to help clients make connections between their past and present stresses and the resulting changes to our bodies. As you connect to your mineral metabolism results and your stress, it opens the path to healing and restoration.

Kristan is passionate about transferring this knowledge to others and empowering them to not just be told (and accept) what is going on with their health, but to embrace it and understand it. The more we understand about how our bodies work, the more we can be in-tune with them, and can find our path to optimal health. Minerals run our bodies, and insufficient or imbalanced minerals in our body will lead to a range of symptoms from allergies and food intolerances, fatigue, to depression and anxiety related conditions, to concentration challenges in kids and adults alike, diabetes and other autoimmune conditions, and so much more.

Along Kristan’s journey, she has been researching and learning alongside Teresa Bowley – a well respected and known face in the ‘FAILSAFE’ food intolerance circles, and someone with years of experience and knowledge in the area of FODMAPs food restrictions.

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14 Ways to Simplify Your Business in Under Half an Hour

14 Ways to Simplify Your Business in Under Half an Hour

When you first set out in your business, all bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, footloose and fancy-free, you, like many of us, probably went about the place, collecting free printables, mini-courses, challenges, templates, checklists, video series and all sorts of shiny downloadables.

7 Ways I Rocked my Workshop for 100+ Women

7 Ways I Rocked my Workshop for 100+ Women

In classic Claire Style, I finalised my slides at 10 o’clock the night before we drove from Melbourne to Mt Martha to set up our tent and glamp amidst the picturesque Scout Camp on the Mornington Peninsula. The book wasn’t ready, I had no hand-outs, only a few business cards left, hardly any voice due to a super-shit-ly-timed head cold, but never mind, “no one was coming to my workshop anyway”.

26 Things that made 2017 my most successful year yet

26 Things that made 2017 my most successful year yet

Most people seemed to agree that 2016 could go shove it up its jumper (and by ‘it’ I mean everything). And many people also seem to agree that 2017 has been surprisingly great and all about consolidating and simplifying, and I, for one, couldn’t agree more.

I Appreciate You

I Appreciate You

I appreciate you. Three words. Just three words, and, to my mind, the very best compliment.

‘I appreciate you’’s cousins, ‘I appreciate that’ and ‘I appreciate what you did’ are always welcome at my place too, but the simplicity and directness of ‘I appreciate you’ carries so much gratitudinous weight and connection. There’s no running away from it, no brushing anything under the carpet, no hiding behind a behaviour or act. No asterix here.

‘I appreciate you’ means all of you. Regardless. Unconditionally. YOU.

One Thousand Perfect Days

One Thousand Perfect Days

My perfect day? Hmmmm let me think…

Have I had it already? The day I got married? That idyllic honeymoon day in Fiji, snorkelling, playing beach volleyball, napping in the sun by the pool with my gorgeous new husband? The day I bawled happy tears sitting beside the Tungabhadra River, watching Lakshmi the elephant have a bath? The day I found out I was pregnant with my first child (or my second)? The day I had my first child (or my second)? The day I bought my first (or second) house? The day I started my business? 

Join The ‘Me-Timers’ without having to take a 5-week vegan retreat to Peru (Including the 13 Club Rules for your information)

Join The ‘Me-Timers’ without having to take a 5-week vegan retreat to Peru (Including the 13 Club Rules for your information)

Relax. Take a deep breath. Visualise a calm stream running through your mind. Fawns gallop amidst pixie dusted marshmallow trees. And imagine a world where your three-year-old doesn’t watch you pooping. Bliss, right?

The Courage of your Convictions

The Courage of your Convictions

I have some opinions. Some of them are uneducated ones and some are more thought-out and rounded. All of them are mine. I generally don’t take my opinions from current affair programs, online forums or people I admire – but these things do help shape them. Except for at the polling booth where I take hand signals from my husband about which box to tick. Because in my opinion they’re all as bad as each other and there are a gazillion things I’d rather spend my time thinking about or researching.

Have your cake & eat it too, mums!

Have your cake & eat it too, mums!

Ages ago, while I was climbing the corporate ladder, I remember hearing a heap of news articles on the radio, the telly and in conversation everywhere – all about how women had to choose between having a career or a having a family. Like, everyone was saying it. It was everywhere. And I thought ‘oh, what a shame’ and went on my merry ignorant way.

And then I decided I wanted kids. Oh dear. What was a girl to do?

LIBERATION from the R-Word

LIBERATION from the R-Word

LIBERATION. This word has been popping up all over the freaking shop for me the past few weeks. Like, jumping off the page. Like it’s wanted me to see it. To feel it. To finally get ok with something. I haven’t quite worked out what – although there are a few cues in the back of my mind.