PURPOSE

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PURPOSE

Let me introduce you to the PURPOSE segment of your Wheel of Health.  In this section you’ll learn why this is so important when it comes to your AIP caper.

If the Autoimmune Protocol framework is the what when it comes to your health and diet and lifestyle choices, PURPOSE is your why.  Your purpose is your reason for being. It’s your sense of resolve or determination. It’s your reason for keeping on keeping on. 

This includes is me banging on about the importance of things like developing your internal locus of control, defining your own personal set of values, and all sorts of stuff around goals and goal setting. 

I hope you find it helpful! 

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Why the Maintenance Phase of the AIP Trips You Up

Did you know that most of my clients come to me in the maintenance phase of their AIP caper? By the time you reach the third stage of the AIP, you have a very good understanding of what your AIP way of life should look like, but bizarrely – this is also the phase that is most likely to trip you up!

What the Heck is AIP Creepage?

AIP Creepage is my name for the very human phenomenon of the lowering of your performance baseline on your personal Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) way of life.

In simple terms, it’s when you’ve been following your personalised version of the template – both the elimination diet and the lifestyle factors, but for any given reason your performance in terms of sticking to the letter of the protocol starts to slide.

What My AIP Way of Life Looks Like Now (+ My Goals for 2020)

My AIP way of life looks very different now to when I started this health caper six years ago, Today I’m sharing how it looks and my health goals for this year, too.

What to Do When You’re Having a Bad Day

It’s hugely counter-intuitive, I know, but the very first thing we can do when we’re feeling overwhelmed is STOP. And, by stop, I mean stop the feeling of your terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.
There are a number of ways you can achieve this.

What Can I Do About the Australian Bushfires?

Our new decade has started with a massive bang. If you’re anything like me, you’ve been feeling all the feels that accompany catastrophic events like the bushfires currently raging here in Australia. I’ve had a number of people reach out to ask what they can do… Here are some suggestions.

PURPOSE: What’s YOUR Word for 2020?

No matter where you are in your health caper – just starting out or a seasoned AIPer – having a strong sense of purpose can be the difference between staying the course in the face of adversity, or taking a tumble.

Turn Your New Year’s Resolutions Into Goals That Stick

I’m sharing my easy-peasy, lemon-squeezy four-point plan for making #bloodyfabulous resolutions that last beyond January. It’s the actual process I use to bed down my personal goals for the coming year. It includes my all-time favourite 3 questions, some goals setting techniques and a couple of tips on getting them very sticky…

Introducing Your Wheel of Health

I’m so pleased to introduce you to my Wheel of Health. This baby was born out of my experiences with personalising my AIP way of life. I wanted a tool to make it easier to focus on the important stuff… I hope you will find it helpful in your health caper!

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Why You Should Develop Your Internal Locus of Control

Have you ever given any thought to why you should develop your internal locus of control?
If you are a person with a strong internal locus of control, you tend to believe that you can influence your life events and their outcomes. If, on the other hand, you believe you are at the mercy of outside forces, you are more likely to have an external locus. of control; one where life happens to you.
It’s all about perspective – but an important one.

You Don’t Have to (re)Start Diet & Lifestyle Changes on a Monday!

You don’t have to (re)start your diet and lifestyle changes on a Monday!

Here’s the thing – you can start your new health protocol on ANY day of the week. Even a Wednesday! And, I’ve got some tips to help you in today’s post.

How to Turn Your Diet into a Lifestyle

I’ve been following an AIP way of life for over five years, now. I’ve learnt a thing or two about how to turn your diet into a lifestyle.
Like many, I started out thinking it was a temporary measure – I thought I’d give the elimination phase of the protocol a red, hot go for a while and see what happened. Then, I could go back to living my life. My way.

Little did I know that my initial foray into changing my diet would turn into a lifestyle…

Why Critical Thinking is Important on the Autoimmune Protocol

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How to Create Boundaries for the Sake of Your Health

Setting boundaries is a form of self-care.

The further you dig into this health caper, the more you realise that it’s all about you…

And, that can be counter-intuitive for most of us. It’s very likely you’ve grown up in an environment where you’ve been taught to be selfless; to worry about others before you do your self. This is especially true if you are of the female persuasion.

So, today I’m sharing my tips on creating boundaries for the sake of your health.

AIP – How to Get Your Head (Back) in the Game

It happens to the absolute best of us; that moment where it all just seems too damn hard and you’re so overwhelmed that you want to give up on all those big health goals you set yourself in a moment of optimism at the very beginning of the year.

The Autoimmune Protocol: One (MOST IMPORTANT) Thing at a Time

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5 Ways to Stop Comparing Yourself to Everyone Else’s Highlight Reel

When we are vulnerable; when we suffer from a chronic disease; it can be to slip into patterns of comparing ourselves with others in the AIP community (and further afield) …and to find ourselves lacking

Today I have have some tips on how to stop comparing yourself.

Self Care: Just say no…

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Video-cast: The Halo Effect and AIP

Have you heard of the halo effect?

The halo effect describes a form of confirmation bias. It’s when you evaluate something based on one quality, and then make judgments based on that one quality. It’s a particularly human trait and it can affect us on the Autoimmune Protocol…

In this video-cast, I talk more about the halo effect and what we can do about it while navigating the Autoimmune Protocol.

Your Health Caper – Taking Personal Responsibility and Making it Yours

Today we’re talking things ‘personal responsibility’. Specifically, you taking personal responsibility for the choices you make in regard to your diet and lifestyle choices.

Personal responsibility is the idea that individuals choose, instigate, or otherwise cause their own actions.

…and small confession – for the longest time, I didn’t do this.

I’ve got a few easy-peasy tips for just how to start taking personal responsibility…

Video-Cast: Perfectionism and AIP

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The SPEEDY 3-Minute Morning Ritual (for People Too Busy for a Morning Ritual)

I credit my morning ritual as one of the most important additions to my health toolbox. Most people love the idea of a morning ritual but they just don’t know how to fit it into their day. Today I bring you the speedy morning ritual.

Video-Cast: My Top Tips for Improved Health

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Do You Know Your Personal Values?

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