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“Pain pushes you until vision pulls”…

What if I told you I could change your life by changing your focus?


According to quantum physics, what we focus on manifests as our reality, so by constantly focusing on the problem, we fuel more of the problems in our lives. And fuel negative emotions like frustration, failure, envy and a complete lack of belief in ourselves.

When you have clarity of intention, the universe conspires with you to make it happen

~ Fabienne Frederickson

Are you ready?

  • To achieve your IMPOSSIBLE?
  • To redefine your LIMITS?
  • To remove the counter intentions blocking your SUCCESS?
  • To rewire your brain for MENTAL WELLNESS & HAPPINESS?

“Mind over matter” is a real thing.  I’ve experienced it and I can help you to experience it as well, so that your positive, resilient mindset becomes your secret weapon for success.

Everything we are is energy. We are vibrational beings interacting in a vibrational universe. Everything we feel is energy. Anxiety, insecurity, fear, sadness are negative energies that are magnetic, and our shackles to them are a major block to our happiness.

I used to live a life overwhelmed by anxiety.

Looking back now to the way I felt day in day out, I’m not sure how I survived it. From the minute I opened my eyes in the morning I felt this nonsensical feeling of urgency and fear.  I wasn’t ready to feel the emotions I had locked away. I hadn’t agreed to that intention. It wasn’t on my terms.

But when I set that intention to change my life my energy changed in an instant.

I felt like the sun was rising on a new dawn.  Across 12 months I changed everything about my life… through Mindset Mastery.  I came back around to the me I always was, I’d just lost her in “life”. By rediscovering “me”, rising my vibration and redefining my beliefs, everything in my life transformed.

Everything starts within.

We all hold onto everything that has gone before without consciously knowing it, which creates silent counter intentions to what we say we want.  And so we fail to manifest it.  Our counter intentions are rooted in fear, doubt, even fear of the fear and limiting beliefs.

‘Flow’ is the opposite of this state.

‘Flow’ is where we have inner harmony with whatever we are doing, even if we are not doing/achieving/experiencing everything that we want to be.

If you are ready to to invest in you and come full circle and in doing so become unstoppable; elated because you’re finally free from your excuses and fear, sure of your path forward, I am ready to have a conversation with you. Intention is all you need right now and the rest will come. Just click this link and complete the form 💓>>https://wp.me/P9ixom-3

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Hello, My name is Clare Williamson and I’m a Mitochondriac

Our body’s life forces, microscopic energy factories called Mitochondria, are under attack.  These are the Superheroes of our Wellness and they are under attack from bad sleep, bad diet, lack of exercise and the toxins flooding our lives.

This causes mitochondrial dysfunction and is a characteristic of ageing and all chronic diseases.  For example, loss of function in our mitochondria can result in the excess fatigue and other symptoms in just about every chronic disease you can imagine. I became a veritable ‘mitochondriac’ when I realised the importance of these superheroes on my health!

Here is a list of 7 ways that your Mitochondria play a part in your health, (and why you should become a Mitochondria too!)

– Heart Health

Your heart muscle cells contain far more mitochondria than any other organ in your body!  About 5,000 mitochondria per cell that need to be working efficiently to to keep the heart pumping 24/7 over a lifetime. By comparison, the tissue of the biceps muscle has about 200 mitochondria per cell.

– Nutrition

You’ll hate me for saying this (although it won’t come as a shock)… the typical nutrient-poor western diet filled with sugar and processed, fried, and hydrogenated oils is one of the BIG enemies to our Mitochondrial Superheroes. Bruce Ames, Ph.D., a respected molecular biologist and ageing expert at the University of California, regards the common nutrient deficiencies generated by the American diet as a profound cause of mitochondrial decay and accelerated ageing and disease.

There are countless shakes and diet plans on the market today that claim to be the answer to weight loss and better health, but it can be overwhelming to choose the solution that is going to work for you.  And I believe the answer lies in real food and that your body has all the answers you need.

Everybody’s body is unique in how it responds to certain foods and what it is lacking.  Companies out there certainly have great solutions. There are real green tea (as opposed to teabag-tea) and coffee (rich in polyphenols) MLMS, shakes like Isagenix and Herbalife and intermittent fasting techniques, as well as products to experience therapeutic ketones and ketosis diets.  These are great “mito boosters”!  But what if you could eat real, whole food that is tailored to your chemical makeup?  Click here to see exactly how

 – Physical Activity

Many types of exercise are mitochondria-healthy. Walking is great. Weight training is great. Yet, the best type of exercise for your mitochondria is high-intensity interval training.  This is where you do something at a high intensity for a short amount of time , take a break and then repeat.  This has the amazing effect of burning fat even after you have finished exercising!  And it is GREAT for your Mitochondria.  It’s like revving up the little engines of those powerhouses so that they work at their best potential!  What you need to see though, is how the exercise you are doing affects your heart rate.  If your heart rate isn’t up sufficiently, it isn’t high intensity!  There will also be other exercise that is suited to your lifestyle and your goals.  The first step is understand your DNA.

– Stress Reduction

Stress is bad for our Mitochondrial Superheroes, so get your stress under control. I know that is easier said than done, but believe me, I have a lot of experience in this area!  A great place to start is to understand your triggers of stress.  It might not be obvious and it might be a surprise that what may feel like a little stress on the outside is causing a whole heap of damage in the inside!  Tracking your mood and how you are responding to daily events is key, and if you’re open, I can then help you relieve the stress you are feeling with coaching,  aromatherapy, supplements (see below), and more.

– Sleep

Did you know you have a magic sleep number?  We hear we should sleep 6-8 hours a night, right?  Not true.  Each of us has an ideal   There is no one-size-fits-all answer. Many factors (like age, our body’s base or innate need for sleep, age, sleep quality, pregnancy, and sleep debt) play a role in establishing our particular “magic number.”  Plus, many things contribute to whether our sleep is quality sleep.  We can sleep for 10 hours, but it is not necessarily of quality enough to support our mitochondria.  The first thing to do is identify the quality of our sleep and understand our sleep trends, so we can see what makes us sleep well and what makes us sleep badly.

– Toxic Reduction

We encounter toxins daily and the organs that help to filter toxins are overloaded. It is really important to start reducing the toxins we expose ourselves to by eating clean and removing chemicals from our daily routines, but there is one damaging threat to our mitochondrial health that you can’t see and it”s everywhere.  Read more here!

– Supplementation

Nutritional supplements can make a big difference in our mitochondrial health, but not all supplements are made equally and many are synthetic versions of the nutrients we need, which the body cannot process and so, are waste of money.  A multivitamin is great, but I’m learning MORE is not necessarily BETTER! Every micro-nutrient has a level at which it’s useful and a level at which you get too much. And one size does not fit all, so what you need will be different to the next person…The particular supplements you need should be tailored to your body’s particular needs.  For how, click here

Hope that was helpful.  For more info reach out to me!

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How to Restore Balance in your body and Activate your Incredible Healing System

Dr Mark Hyman, Medical Director at Cleveland Clinic’s Centre for Functional Medicine, Founder of the Ultra Wellness Centre and 10 time #1 New York Times  Best Selling Author believes we all deserve a life of VITALITY.

Does this word describe you?  How do you feel day to day?

Vitality…. Energy & Strength

Are you living a life of vitality?  Or are you lethargic, moody, tired and needing to lose a few pounds?

If the latter, there might be a good reason.  Our body has a precise operating system.  There are 37 billion billion chemical reactions happening in our body at one time.  And yet, people are working on hope, guesses and off the shelf generalised diets, workouts and health programmes to stay well.

One size does not fit all.

Just like a car, we all need to use a fuel that we are made for.  If we fill up with diesel when our car runs on unleaded, it breaks down.  Even if we use the wrong octane, it affects how the car runs.

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Dr Hyman believes that we all have the power to improve our health by following simple principles that optimise our biology.  Effectively, nutrition and exercise that is personalised to our unique needs.

So the question is, what nutrition and exercise?

This is where Dr Hyman advises finding out where the body is out of balance in order to have a roadmap to rebalance.

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He is clear that DIET is the #1 place to start because food is linked to all the key things that put our body out of balance in the first place:

  • Insulin resistance
  • Food sensitivity
  • Inflammation
  • Toxic load

He suggests that a mostly plant-based diet with good fats, meat and fish in moderation is a good place to start, but we do need to understand in what proportions our macronutrients will serve us best; based on our genetic metabolism.

We also need to know what to supplement.

Our bodies are made to naturally be able to get what they need from our food and the environment, but soils are depleted and plants are bred for yield and resistance nowadays rather than optimal nutrition, so we don’t actually get what we need from our fruit and veg anymore, compared to years ago.

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Dr Hyman compared a wild dandelion to farmed spinach and suggested the dandelion would do more for us in terms of nutrition!  But we aren’t grazing on dandelions for dinner, or eating other wild food and wild fish that has what we need to thrive (with vitality)…

We don’t get enough sun.  We spend our time indoors or smother ourselves with sunscreen.  We don’t sleep enough.  We are bombarded with environmental toxins.  We are chronically stressed.

So basically, most people need some sort of supplementation, and different needs will again depend on a person’s genome, lifestyle and environment.

Exercise

Exercise is positive to weight management, our brain health, anti-aging, but also our emotional state.

Depression is not a prozac deficiency.

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There is a reason we feel low…

It might be:

  • Insulin resistance
  • Folate deficiency
  • Toxic metal overload
  • Gut issues.

Vigorous exercise has been shown to be as effective as anti-depressants. People who walk have been shown to have less Alzheimers.

One reason is that exercise creates BDNF in the brain, which is like Miracle Grow.  It is proven to improve mitochondria in the brain.  Generally, the best way to generate it is through HIIT workouts, but we can find out the exercise type that most serves us through the analysis of our genes.

Conclusion

Traditional medicine would take symptoms like lethargy, mood, fatigue and weight gain and find a reason for them.  They would give them one label.

Maybe you go into the doctor with lethargy, but you’ve also got lights in your eyes and headaches.  Maybe the doctor would say you have Migraines.

But what your body really has is an imbalance.  Maybe your gut bacteria is out of balance because you’re eating foods that your body can’t digest and you have food sensitivities and deficiencies.  Our bodies and those 37 billion billion chemical reactions are too complex to believe one label can provide a permenent fix.

There used to be only 12,000 official diseases in the medical books.  Now there are 155,000, but are people better off?  Is there more vitality in the world?

Just because a disease has a label doesn’t mean it only has one treatment, but doctors and Pharma are not willing to pay for system trials.

So what is our alternative?

The proactive will visit multiple practitioners to avoid the traditional route of a medical label and medication:

  • A Nutritionist for a diet plan to follow
  • A Personal Trainer to get exercises
  • A Naturopath to get a herbal tincture for better sleep

These remedies might work in combination, but at what price?  Most people can’t afford such a holistic approach, so they either do nothing or they take the medication, which takes away the symptoms that are actually red flags of a body that is out of balance and could be at serious risk of chronic disease down the line.

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What if nutrition, exercise, lifestyle changes and supplements (where necessary) can be used together, along with a roadmap personalised to the individual, to get the body back to its natural balance so that it’s own incredible healing system is activated?

If you would be interested in this kind of approach to your wellness; to your vitality, click here to answer a few short questions!

 

 

 

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How to Ensure Gut Instinct is the Right Instinct!

Ever get a “hunch” something is not right?

“Gut instinct” is real; it can be measured, mapped in the body and even analysed chemically!

Different emotional states cause different sensations inside our body and cause different physical reactions… For example, when we are angry, our heart rate speeds up and our face gets hot, when we are anxious, we feel a little sick and we breathe faster, when we are sad, our heart physically hurts.

What do you feel when you get a “hunch”?  Do you act on the feeling?  How do you know whether this intuitive decision is the right one? Have you made an intuitive decision that is the wrong one before?

Being connected our internal feelings is called Interoceptive Awareness and it truly is our internal guidance system – we can literally be guided by our heart.

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Our internal guidance system and how we connect to it affects our:

  • Self-awareness
  • Problem-solving
  • Perspective taking
  • Social understanding
  • Flexibility of thought
  • Emotional Recognition and regulation
  • And use of our Intuition.

So how do we listen to our gut and use it effectively?

Meet your sixth and seventh sense.

The “hunch” we feel of intuition, déjà vu, or that crazy feeling of a past life parallel. 

Conditioning makes us question these feelings, even distrust them. We believe it’s “just a coincidence”.  (Not surprising after 10+ years at school learning to look for cause and effect because there is always a theory or a precedent or a formula/rule.) 

But when we begin to dip our toes into the world of vibrational energy and Law of Attraction, our senses become an interface between the dense physical world and the non-physical world of pure consciousness. Our sixth sense utilizes our feeling body to inform us when our intuition is on or off target and then our seventh sense, our purest knowing, embodies in us the impenetrable trust of Flow.

Flow is the state of open wonderment, trust and immersion we experience when we are children, before we go to school and before we create beliefs or take on beliefs and conditioning that limits us and disconnects us from ourselves.

Flow is what I help my clients to discover, as we remove the upper limits that block us from it, and learn to become aware of the feelings we have and how we feel them without becoming them and use them to create the life we want.  Check out my coaching services here!

For extra tools/support, my From Fear to Fierce course helps you to shift the belief systems that are guiding your ultimate self belief and how you show up in life.

And if you struggle with “being busy” (we can’t hear our inner voice if it is drowned out by other noise), check out my crazy affordable short course, “5 Steps to Connect with your Inner Voice” to ditch busy and start receiving the messages from your higher self!

In your high vibes, health & happiness,

Clare! xxx

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4 Ways to Train your Brain like a Muscle for Better Performance and Happiness

“We don’t see things as they are; we see them as we are.” —Anais Nin

Our brain is amazing.  I didn’t realise quite how much so until very recently as I recovered from anxiety.

It’s easy to dismiss the power of this 3 pound blob in our head; our “grey matter”, but it is the most complex (and perhaps the most powerful) and beautiful organ in our body. I know!  How can that ugly blob be beautiful?

Because it has the power to transform our life.  And we’re only using about 10% of it.

IF:

  • You feel your mind gets the better of you too often
  • You are looking to peak your performance as an athlete, business person, etc
  • You are ready to own your thoughts and master positive thinking that serves you
  • Or if you have depression or anxiety… Keep reading!

There are approximately 86 billion neurons that make up our brain, and if we laid those 86 billion neurons in one long line it would stretch approximately 534 miles (860 kilometers).  Our brain’s health and resilience impacts every aspect of our life.  It controls our thinking, memory, cognitive efficiency, physical health, emotional health, habits, urges, cravings, resilience and so much more.

How many of the issues in your life that you have right now could be attributed to those very things? Over-eating, relationship troubles, not coping, stress, being stuck in your comfort zone and unable to chase your dreams!

How would your life be better if you could make positive, long lasting changes?

Your brain could be the answer you’ve been seeking.

Although it accounts for less than 2% of our body weight, it consumes 20% of the body’s total energy.  This high energy consumption of our brain demonstrates the crucial role it not plays in keeping us alive, but alive and thriving.

Have you ever just flipped out , seemingly randomly?  Gone from 0 to 100, silence to rage?

It’s likely that your brain has responded on instinct to a “threat” and your evolutionary brain has made a decision based on partial information. You see, in reality the threat is just intense pressure to get something accomplished on time. But the reaction within your body mimics a deeper threat (heart-rate rising, breath rate increasing, etc).  In your primitive brain’s experience, your body’s reaction is the same as if you were responding to the surprise of walking round the corner to a lion in wait, it roars, so you roar louder and you are ready to fight for your life!

You know what this feels like.  Maybe you are under pressure at work with an important deadline that makes you feel anxious, irritated, or both. Somebody catches you off guard with a request or some information and you explode at them with rage. You completely overreact!

Or maybe, your a mum like me, who runs a business and is under pressure to juggle her work with her children, or you just have a massive load on your plate! You are overwhelmed and the kids are squabbling and nagging at you. You just explode and scream at them. You experience the harrowing physical symptoms of your over-reaction and afterwards you become physically tired and your emotional energy is drained. Maybe you even feel like suddenly taking a nap! Your eyes feel heavy like you’ve been sedated. You feel like shutting down and spacing out.

You just bounced from hyperarousal to hypo­arousal.

This instinctive hyperarousal state (fight or flight) is as damaging as a hypoarousal state (freezing/immobilising/taking no action) because its in these states where we suffer things like anxiety, rage, depression, mind fog, etc and operate in unhealthy past patterns because our responses are driven instinctively by our reptilian brain that can’t create new information. When this part of our brain is activated, our neocortex – the most recently evolved part of the brain, which is responsible for conscious thought and language – is suppressed. This means we impulsively react from a place of habit, rather than step back, think about and plan a rational response.

However, we have so much power to change how our brain responds and so therefore how we respond and how we direct the actions we take in a positive way.  Basically, accurately assess a situation and appropriately respond in the present moment.  The problem is that we generally don’t know how to fight against our instinctive response.  This causes us jump to conclusions (I’m not good enough), make
inaccurate assumptions (they won’t like it, I’ll fail if I try), and respond from a defensive place. This can cause so many problems in our lives and cause us unnecessary suffering both at home and at work. It leaves our beautiful potentiality untapped and stops us living our best life and experiencing optimal wellness because this defensive state has harsh physical effects as well.

In this blog I am going to share the experiences that can prime your brain for the deeper work that will literally rewire it.

The theory at the foundation of these is “Neuroplasticity”. If you have heard this term, it’s the recent discovery that our brain can adapt and change based on our experiences and other things.  We can physically manipulate our brain for better responses and improve our brain health.

For me, this manipulation caused me to stop existing and start living; free of the anxiety that was ruining my life.

Neuroplasticity can be positively influenced by a number of things.

The first is our environment.

         1. Our environment promotes positive Neuroplasticity

If you are  somebody who sits at home all day in same environment, or in an office with the same white walls and no windows you will suffer with a kind of negative plasticity. Whereas, if you see new things, regularly challenge yourself, discover new places and be mindful of where you are in the moment – sit and notice, and focus fully on what you’re doing, you will promote neuroplasticity.

POSITIVE ACTION #1

Think about how you can get yourself out into new environments regularly, facilitate a tight bubble of total focus in your work or study, and challenge yourself regularly.

         2. Regular mental activities can improve cognitive abilities.

As few as 10 x 1 hour sessions of cognitive training over 5-6 weeks has the potential to reverse the same amount of age-related decline in the brain that has been observed in the same period.  If we work our mind like a muscle we can reverse age-related decline!

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POSITIVE ACTION #2

Investigate my MyndDojo.  

         3.  Working out the body can also slow down neuronal death and degeneration of our hippocampus (learning and memory centre).

Exercise, physical activity and good physical fitness can preserve brain.

POSITIVE ACTION #3

Review how much movement your body is doing.  Both nutrition and exercise are huge for our powerful grey matter.  For a personalised nutrition and exercise plan, click here! 

Intermittent fasting is another brain positive activity because it promotes adaptive responses in our synapses.  Intermittent fasting is not something I do yet, as I’m just getting my head and habits around a hyper-personalised diet to my genes and biometric data, but I have heard good things and I am researching benefits.  I’ve heard our body compared to a room that you keep throwing stuff into without ever tidying up. If we continue to eat without  our body finding time to process it, it accumulates and can be bad for our metabolism, toxic load and our brain.

        4. Sleep is another critical consideration to brain health

We can actually develop a sleep debt if we don’t sleep enough that can have devastating health effects.  Chronic insomnia, even disrupted or lacking sleep cycles causes brain atrophy. While we are not sleeping, we are killing off brain cells instead of promoting Neurogenesis (developing new brain cells).

Positive manipulation of my brain’s functionality has been a big part of me healing from anxiety. It has also improved my performance in my sport and helped me build relationships and my business.

Anxiety, social anxiety, depression, low mood, anger etc damage the brain. It causes negative plasticity, so our focus and effort must be on remodeling the brain through our daily experiences; actually flexing our mind muscle on a daily basis in a positive way like we would a bicep in the gym.

By doing this, we can rewire our brain to our advantage.