This Week on Destination Happiness..
Chloe Hayden – Princess Aspien
Dr Seuss said “Why fit in when you were born to stand out?”
Chloe Hayden is a shining example of someone who embodies this. Diagnosed with autism at age 13, Chloe’s message is one of embracing your differences because it’s what makes us all unique. Tune in this week to see why thousands of people have subscribed to Chloe’s YouTube channel which is all about advocating for people on the autism spectrum and demystifying for the rest of us how life is for them.
For this week’s Happy Mind segment, resident psychologist Chris Mackey speaks to us about emotional resilience. Learning to be more resilient can boost our defenses for when one of life’s curve balls are thrown at us.
With the invention of some major technologies in the past few years it seems as if kids are finding themselves in more and more of a digital daze as they surround themselves with screens and speakers. Rory Costello and the team at Villawood properties are looking to change this. Although councils often try and de-risk playgrounds and other exercise spaces, Villawood recognise that there are more risks to health than a simple broken arm or grazed knee and getting out and having fun are a great way of mitigating against some of these more serious health risks such as obesity and diabetes.
Naturopath Lindsay Ingleton talks about Gluten Free Alternatives
In this week’s wellbeing tip, resident naturopath Lindsay Ingleton talks about healthy alternatives to gluten. With coeliac disease and gluten intolerance as prevalent as ever, there are many new gluten free alternatives on the market. Take your time to research the nutritional value in gluten free products, as many alternatives still contain lots of preservatives and sugars.
Katie Underwood – Sound Meditation
The fast pace life of a popstar is a long way away from the soothing calmness of Katie Underwood’s meditation studio. As a former member of the girl band Bardot, Katie felt that she needed a change from the fast-paced lifestyle associated with the music industry. That is how Underwood Healing came about. Katie uses soothing sounds to invoke a deep sense of relaxation and to help people to look within themselves.
Cynthia Morton – Anger
For this week’s word vitamin, Cynthia Morton talks to us about anger. Anger is our bodies way of letting us know that something doesn’t sit right with us philosophically. It’s important to respond to anger in a way that is still respectful to those who we disagree with.
Sky High – Mt. Franklin, Victoria
Perched atop a hill with incredible views of the surrounding farmland, Sky High in Mount Franklin is the perfect weekend escape for those who want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the big city. With room for up to 8 guests, it’s a great place to gather a crew of friends and re-energise.
This week, thanks to Morris Finance and Angie’s assistant Lola, we find some unsuspecting strangers to give boxes of fruit to brighten up their day.
Cobram Estate – Extra Virgin Olive Oil
With olive oil being widely recognised as the world’s healthiest oil, Angie headed along to Cobram Estate to find out how one of Australia’s premier olive oil producers runs its operation. As the soul gold medallist from 23 oils in the category at last year’s Choice Magazine Awards, Cobram has certainly come a long way from its humble beginnings as a little olive grove 20 years ago. Tune in to learn how to spot the difference between a good healthy extra virgin olive oil and a run of the mill olive oil that’s been processed.