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Well, well, well! What a fabulous event run by Business Chicks . I hadn’t previously had the pleasure of listening to Dr Libby Weaver speak but thanks to Genea who invited me a long for a memorable morning, I got to experience her in the flesh.
If you aren’t familiar with Dr Libby Weaver, she is one of Australasia’s leading nutritional biochemists, author and speaker, who lives in New Zealand and Australia. She is an eight times number one bestselling author of the books Accidentally Overweight, Rushing Woman’s Syndrome, Real Food Chef, Beauty from the Inside Out, Real Food Kitchen, Sweet Food Story, The Calorie Fallacy and Exhausted to Energized.
With a background in biochemistry and a natural ability to break down even the most complex of concepts into layman’s terms, Dr Libby’s health messages are globally relevant, which is why her holistic approach and unique form of education is embraced by audiences across the world.
The two hour workshop promised to “have your eyes opened to the biochemical, nutritional and emotional reasons behind what might be driving your body to behave in a certain way … and, most importantly, what you can do about it.
The workshop style learning taught us
- Why stress can feel relentless today and strategies to get off the stress express
- The relationship between stress and sex hormone balance
- How to balance sex hormones, which means better energy, better sleep, and better mood
- The factors essential for using body fat as a fuel
- Why too many women sacrifice their wellbeing trying to please others.
From the get go, there was many a-ha moments from me personally, not that the majority of information wasn’t brand new to me but the delivery was just simply spot on. Dr Libby combines her many years of real life expertise with a joy and passion that is so inspiring to watch. She truly believes in and loves what she does.
Key take home points for me where:
- We have a choice when confronted with stress, not all is lost and it doesn’t need to be so overwhelming each time. So many things can be left for the next day or aren’t as life threatening as people make out.
- Self care is essential for women and can be as easy as taking 20 diaphragmatic breaths each day to help relax the body
- Caffeine is very demanding on the body and increases our load of the liver big time (I’ve since given it the flick and feel AH-MAZING! Next stop alcohol!)
- Listening to you body is key (in terms of nutrition, emotions and exercise. Stick with wholefoods because nature gets it right)
- “The feminine essence responds to praise” (Wow moment for me there as I tend to have quite masculine energy)
- You are the health of your cells
- Practice gratitude
- Your beliefs determine your entire life experience
- Almost everything we experience when we deal with people relates back to love and enoughness (that was quite powerful for me!)
- We are exception creatures. The inner workings of our bodies are nothing short of wondrous. Our body is constantly speaking to us and it’s our job to listen effectively to it. A pimple/bloating/redness/pigmentation/lethargy it’s all the bodies way of communicating to us.
I really would encourage you to read some of Dr Libby’s books, I’ve got Beauty From The Inside Out and Accidentally Overweight and find I refer and read them often to help with clients and even personally. They cover a lot!
Have you ever heard Dr Libby speak or know of her work? What do you find most inspiring?