Hope you enjoyed episode 1! It was such a relief to see it on air after all the blood, sweat and tears that has gone into getting it up and running, (another story for another time).
All I can say is thank God for Psychologist Chris Mackey, his wife Sue and son Rowan who offer me so much support. They really are the backbone of the show.
Don’t forget if you missed last week you can still catch it on 9now.com.au/destination-happiness/season-2/episodes
Angie Hilton xX
When Sue Mackey was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer in late 2013, she decided not to let the illness control her quality of life. As a self-confessed positive psychology junkie with many years’ experience managing a psychology practice, Sue felt compelled to write Positive Oncology: An Optimistic Approach to the Big C. In her book, Sue incorporates a variety of strategies from positive psychology, as well as her experience working in the field of psychology and time as a nurse to provide a great resource for those of us who are facing a cancer diagnosis. Sue talks to us about some of the strategies that helped her during her treatment and how the positive oncology approach helped her through a tough couple of years of treatment.
You can buy Sue’s book at www.positiveoncology.com or learn more at https://www.facebook.com/positiveoncology/
For this week’s Happy Mind segment, Resident Psychologist Chris Mackey speaks to us about the importance of self-acceptance. Accepting your sense of self more fully we get less caught up in self-consciousness, perfectionism, regret and unimportant distractions
Doggy Yoga – ‘Doga’
This week, we brought some playful pooches down to Ebb and Flow Yoga Studio for Doggy Yoga, otherwise known as Doga. As explained to us by Di Meade, owner of Ebb and Flow, dogs are some of the most mindful creatures, so naturally make a great yoga companion!
You can find out more about Ebb and Flow Wellness Studio at https://www.ebbandflowwellness.com.au/
On this week’s show, Resident Naturopath Lindsay Ingleton tells us how you can prepare and desensitise your immune system to minimise the impact of hay fever. Up to 1 in 5 Australians are affected by hay fever. If Spring time gives you the sniffles, tune in to this week’s Wellbeing Tip!
Mark and the Chill Seekers team teach us about the Wim Hof Method, that combines cold therapy, breathing and commitment in order to unlock many health benefits. As your body hits the ice every fibre of your being is screaming to get out of the water, but overcoming the cold can really teach you the power of the mind and what you can overcome. Watch Angie’s feisty resolve to take on this superhuman icy challenge on this weeks show.
This week Cynthia Morton talks with us about the importance of having a healthy ego. Being able to make concessions to those we love without becoming overly emotional can be a sign of a healthy ego because we are connected empathetically.
See more of Cynthia’s Daily Word Vitamins at http://www.cynthiamorton.com.
Angie and some friends take to the photo studio with a reverse twist on before and after photos. They glam up and then glam down and Angie talks with stage actress and singer Maria Mercedes about body image, self esteem and the importance of being true to yourself.
Random Act of Happiness
We take hairdresser Adamo Dibiase to Onecare Community Meals program to offer free haircuts for some appreciative participants.
Twelve Apostles Lodge Walk
Getting out into nature is one of the best ways to fast track relaxation and appreciation of life. In this week’s Happy Travels we showcase the wonder and comfort of the Twelve Apostles Lodge Walk on the Shipwreck Coast of Victoria. If roughing it on a bushwalk is not your thing this lodge walk offers expertly guided walks along some of the most majestic coastline in the country whilst returning each night to the luxury of your rainforest lodge to rest your weary body and be deliciously wined and dined.
Down on the Surfcoast of Victoria Nicole and Mark Drill started their business after exploring the benefits of bolstering gut health for their family of four young boys. They found by modifying the boys diets their son’s behaviour improved. The Fire Tonic has become their signature product with a base of apple cider vinegar and 24 other ingredients designed to boost immunity and stimulate metabolism. It’s typically taken as a morning shot to kick start your day.