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Health Coach Debra peacock

Living with Adult Children Well

Over the past few weeks, I have had numerous discussions with different women from different parts of Australia that all shared a common theme; they all had adult children living at home and they were all struggling with the challenges that brings. So I would like to...

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What does spiritual wellness mean to you?

I had a very interesting conversation with one of my clients recently. She was sharing with me how she defines her own spirituality and what encompasses spiritual health for her. Relationships, friends, and community were a big part of spirituality for her; her...

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How To Love Our Environment

The average Australian produces an estimated 1.5 tonnes of waste in a year and has been ranked in the top five waste producing nations per person. Until recently I never really thought about what happens to my rubbish after it is collected, but now I am thinking about...

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Move More Pretty Please

A bit of eye candy to make you smile! At the beginning of each year, I like to spend time reflecting on the year that has been and planning for the year ahead. As part of that activity, I find it helpful to have one particular health and wellbeing focus for the coming...

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Combating End of Year Stress

We just returned from a short break in South Australia, a mixture of business and pleasure. The above photo is of the ruined Port Willunga jetty. I am looking forward to the beautiful summer months! But in the wind down towards the end of the year, it can be a...

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Freshalife

I am passionate about the wellbeing of family and relationships, marriage and parenting, women and children. I champion the cause of being truly WELL: healthy families, healthy women, healthy relationships, healthy marriages and healthy kids. I believe many families...

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Wonderful Water

It's astonishing how many of us are walking around dehydrated. Chronic tiredness, headaches and constipation are common symptoms that may be caused by deficiency in water intake. Do you suffer from these? More serious effects can be electrolyte imbalances, muscle...

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The Attachment Connection

Book: The Attachment Connection - Parenting a Secure & Confident Child Using the Science of Attachment Theory Ruth P. Newton, PH.D, New Harbinger Publications, Inc. 2008. How much is too much attention to my Newborn? A client of mine raised a very interesting...

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Financial Wellbeing

What does money and financial security have to do with our health and wellbeing? A lot. We believe the area of finances is one of the 12 main areas we must give attention to in order to maintain robust health. It’s one of the “12 Spots on the Peacock’s Tail”....

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Your Roles and Your Wellbeing

To help you achieve your full spectrum of health it is really important to know what your role is; in work, family and community, in each time of day and in each situation. Identify what roles you already have; as a woman or as a man, as a mother, father or...

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Family and home

Family and home is vital for good health and well being making it more vital to stay connected to our families to the best of our abilities. Modern times, travel or employment opportunities mean that for many, families are dispersed across the globe. This separates...

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Are you exercising your spiritual muscle?

For many believers, Easter is one of the 2 most significant events on the religious calendar. It’s a time of reflection, a most poignant time for remembering Jesus Christ’s sacrifice on a wooden cross, for all humanity…and his rising from the dead, as witnessed and...

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Your Internal Environment

Do you often get stressed, anxious or depressed? Do you suffer or have suffered from high blood pressure, sleep issues, skin conditions, obesity? Sometimes we don't even know why we feel the way we do, and the scary thing is, much of this can be due to stress! Stress...

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Surviving Cancer

On the 1st of December last year, I made a life changing decision to support my husband in his quest for full healing from bowel cancer. I gave up caffeine, alcohol, meat, poultry, eggs, processed foods, refined foods, sugar, salt, chemical additives and dairy for an...

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Movement and social accountability

Ensuring I get regular physical activity has been one area I have struggled with. I am great with healthy eating, eating lots and lots of vegetables and enough fruits and plenty of whole grains and avoiding the foods and drinks that aren’t good for me, but when it...

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Connectedness

We all need to feel part of a community, to feel connected with other humans. Although this may seem to be stating the obvious, unfortunately society today, and the way many of us live, means we rush from task to task and don’t prioritise quality time with others as...

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Sleep for Wellbeing

Aim for 7-9 hours of sleep Plan a daily nap to replace lost sleep when baby or toddler has daytime sleeps Set a regular bedtime Turn off your television, computer & mobile phone 1 hr before bed. It stimulates your mind too much. Create relaxing bedtime rituals;...

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