Hope & Health

Sharing a quote that struck me recently from the book Radical Remission by Kelly Turner PhD. I would add that it works the other away around too. "He who has hope, can have health. Even if he has lost it, hope can bring it back." Positivity. Faith. Trust. Surrender. Gratitude. Spirituality. ~ Just some ways … Continue reading Hope & Health

‘Travel’ Your Memories!

Chronic Leg Infection

Yesterday I met a client with chronic infection amongst other health problems (schizophrenia, OCD, etc.). He had come to pick up Saint John’s Wort tablets because he swears it’s the best thing that works for him for his schizophrenia. However, my first impression of him was that of an starved individual. He looked like a … Continue reading Chronic Leg Infection

Let Go, Detach, Surrender.

Ancient themes in recent days. "Attachment is the root of all suffering" Buddha I’ve learnt that true healing and transformation requires an act of surrender, of letting go. Letting go of fearLetting go of egoLetting go of prideLetting go of insecuritiesLetting go of emotionsLetting go of past traumaLetting go of grievances & grudgesLetting go of … Continue reading Let Go, Detach, Surrender.

Radical Remission by Kelly Turner

This book is now on top of my ‘Recommended Reads’ list! 📚 No book has made me both laugh and cry with tears of sorrow and joy. Nor given me goosebumps, made my hairs stand and sent shivers up and down my spine. All in a good way, touching my soul as I read these … Continue reading Radical Remission by Kelly Turner

Treat the Cause

What sets Naturopathy apart from conventional medicine? Treating the root causes of illness is a philosophy of Naturopathic Medicine (tolle causam) that drew me to study and make this my profession. When stricken with a debilitating autoimmune disorder, I kept posing these questions to my specialist (Rheumatologist): "What is the cause of this and how … Continue reading Treat the Cause

Finding Your Balance

One morning I met a 75-yr old former SEA games Boxer at the park. He has prostate cancer and was undergoing chemo but still exercises regularly. Him: “I took a rest yesterday.” Me: “Me too.” Him: “I think it’s important because the body loses something when you push it. You have to let it get … Continue reading Finding Your Balance

Turning 29

Every birthday, I feel compelled to write a reflective post about the past year and life lessons learnt. I guess this has turned into a tradition. This year flew by so quickly. Time is like that when you are busy. Surrender / Letting go This has been a big theme of recent days. It is … Continue reading Turning 29

Herbalist Community Work

This morning I brought a client with cancer to view and harvest Dragon Tail plant (Epipremnum Pinnatum / "Loong-Wei") which Sebastian (my mentor) recommended for her treatment. It was one of the most rewarding experiences I've had as a herbalist - real grassroots interaction in nature. I taught her what I learnt from Rongoā Māori … Continue reading Herbalist Community Work

Good Friday Reflections 2021

Every Good Friday, I reflect on the passion of Christ, on his life and teachings. What can we learn from Jesus? This year, I'm thinking of his humility. Despite being able to work miracles and most probably prevent his own suffering and death, he humbled himself to his Father's will - that he should be … Continue reading Good Friday Reflections 2021