Our contributors and practitioners are living the lives they love. Follow them as they share from their hearts: their humanity, creativity, their own stories of personal change, and the people, places, and things that inspire them.
Bernice Faith Allan. A wellness coach known globally for her work empowering women to transform their lives, coaching them to break through the fears and limiting beliefs that have prevented them from achieving what they truly want. Bernice has the ability to see greatness and potential in every person she meets and has a special gift, to facilitate the unlocking of this potential!
Australian Koala Foundation. Formed in 1986, The Australian Koala Foundation (AKF) is the principal non-profit, non-government organisation dedicated to the conservation and effective management of the wild koala and its habitat. It has grown from a small group of people interested in researching koala disease to a well-known, global organisation with a strong track record in strategic koala research, conservation, and community education. The AKF is completely self-funded and does not take one dollar from any level of Government. This gives the AKF an incredibly free voice for the Koala and for the protection of its habitat.
Virginia Ball. Artist and writer. Her belief is that creative expression is an opportunity to "bring forth what is within us" for self-exploration and healing, as well as for the pure joy of creating in the physical, whatever inspires us in the moment. Her art is inspired by her dreams and visions, as well as the world around her, particularly nature. She currently lives by a forest in Germany. "If we bring forth what is within us, what we bring forth will save us. If we do not bring forth what is within us, what we do not bring forth will destroy us.” ~ Jesus Christ
Ben & Renae. Owners of Renae’s Pantry, founders of Conscious Being and The Backyard Farm Project, all of which combine their novel approach to providing fresh produce with their drive to provide options for food shopping beyond the large supermarkets, support local community, instill a sense of belonging and to create a greater awareness of what, where and how the food we consume lands on our tables. Their vision is to become as self-sustained and waste-free as possible, providing organic, chemical-free produce supplied from local backyard growers and buying into their store only the essentials that they can’t produce themselves.
Borneo Orangutan Survival. BOS works to rescue and rehabilitate orangutans, with the ultimate goal of releasing them back to the forest where they will be safe from human development, poaching, and farming. Their vision is a world where orangutans are free from the threat of extinction and can live in the wild, unharmed by humans. Formed in 1991, BOSF (Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation) has been raising funds to rescue orangutan since 2001 and are totally dependent on the support of the public to help save the orangutan and their rainforest home.
Breakfast by Bella. The smiling face behind Breakfast by Bella was born in London, grew up in Cornwall and has traveled and lived abroad extensively. As well as starting Breakfast by Bella, the "breakfast in a jar company", she is a full-time lawyer in London. She loves music, adores animals and is driven by passion. Her passion for food and health comes from her own personal challenges and triumphs in dealing with IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) and other health issues. Through these experiences, she came to realise we "are what we eat" and truly believes that "food can be our medicine”.
Dr Jacqueline Brown, PhD. As a scientist, Jacqueline never understood how a human being could be explained by a series of biochemical reactions. Jacqueline spent hours researching the roles of specific families of bioactive proteins in health and disease, with the growing awareness that she was looking at only a minuscule part of a very large picture painted by a myriad of human stories. Now, as a certified Body Talk practitioner, Reiki master/teacher, and meditation teacher, has been practicing complementary therapies for many years, working with people of all ages from all walks of life. Each client comes with their own combination of life challenges whether they are physical health issues, limiting thought patterns or behaviours or emotional disharmony.
Lesley Carter. Soft tissue therapist specialising in lymphatic drainage and lymphoedema, with a practice on the Sunshine Coast. She also does Remedial Massage and NST (Bowen), Trigger Point Releasing without pain, and Hormonal balancing. Through her blog, Chevallum Massage and Lymphatic Clinic, Lesley offers insights and healthful tips to help boost your system.
Annie Clark. Dip. Lifestyle Health Consultant, Iridologist, NES practitioner, and author of over 18 books on health, Anne is a well-known guest speaker on lifestyle and health topics. She is also a Facilitator of The Art of Wellness events.
James B. Clifton. B.Comm; ADAC; AMPNLP; DipCH/NLP; Cert.LBM. With a triple major degree in Communications, Journalism and Creative Writing; a minor degree in Advertising and English and an Advanced Diploma in Acupuncture, certification as an Advanced Master Practitioner of Neurolinguistic Programming, certifications in Hypnosis, Live Blood Microscopy, and Nutri-energetic systems. James has gone to great depths in his study and practice of mind sciences, natural medicine, energy medicine, and quantum medicine.
Noel Connor. His love of photography shows in every picture Noel takes. From weddings to special events to the backyard, his creativity comes alive in everyday life shots. Noel lives in Queensland, Australia where nature abounds and there is endless variety for the camera everywhere the 'eye can see.’
Justine Dean. Loves to teach people about their personality types and how your personality can impact your emotions and behaviour! Once you understand yourself and others, a new world of communication can open up for you. Justine offers full day Breakthrough retreats and six-week coaching packages in "Connection Mastery Workshops."
Dennis & Edie. Experience life on the ocean, with Dennis and Edie! Dennis owns a yacht called "Tellurian" – a cutter-rigged ketch which he has had for 12 years. He and Edie have been sailing together for 4 years. While Edie was working, she joined Dennis occasionally exploring the Islands, on the East Coast of Australia. Now that Edie has retired, in her own words: "the skipper, gets to put up with her full time". They look forward to sharing their sailing adventures with Wholly Natural readers.
Alexis Dennehy. Mindfulness Educator, Wellness Manager, Event Co-ordinator at One Natural Therapies.
Lily C. Dodd. Publisher, author, and healer with over 30 years’ experience in the Wellness and Health Industry, Lily has a deep sense of commitment in helping others achieve focus, for their goals in health, business, and lifestyle, by addressing the mind-body-soul connection, at a deep cellular level. She uses a unique combination of skills she has acquired over the years to facilitate the necessary changes in her client’s lives, helping them to explore, identify and clear the issues that are impacting their lives and that are stopping them from moving forward.
John Emmett. A freelance photojournalist from the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia, John has photographed since the early eighties. His work includes fine art, landscapes, and nature. He also freelances as a video journalist for the ABC and CH7 Networks.
Heidi Finlay. Allergy Free Coach Heidi Finlay feels her true journey began when she discovered that her own children had severe allergies. It has been a journey that led her on paths of unexpected growth and understanding. In her own words, “discovering allergies leads to guilt, then to blame, then to anger, to sadness to acceptance, to lessons, to freedom."
Adrian Hanks. Bio-Dynamic farmer, inspirational coach, writer, trainer and visionary who has worked for many years as a Consultant in both Australia and South Africa.
Maini Homer. International Life Transformation Specialist, Master NLP Practitioner, Master Time Line Therapist® and Master Hypnotherapist, Maini and her team at, "Tall Poppies Rising" work with women throughout the world changing lives by helping people to change their mindset.
Orlantha Hosi. As a mother of 4 boys, Orlantha has taken a particular interest in the development of communication techniques, between adolescent males and their mothers. Orlantha finds that these young men are struggling to find direction and to establish and ignite their lives. Orlantha runs a "Mother and Son, Kindred Connection", one-day intensive program, that aims to provide the skills necessary for these young men to move out into the world with an internal unshakeable strength!
Cara Jaffee. Certified Nutrition Therapist, entrepreneur, and author Cara Jaffee teaches corporate wellness and organises detox groups. Designed to provide the body with the nutrients necessary to correct imbalances at the root of many health issues, her self-guided nutrition protocols and wellness presentations help participants in developing new approaches to fueling their bodies more effectively. Many have found Cara's nutrition protocols useful for weight loss, acid reflux, digestive issues, increasing energy, better sleep, and improvement in type 2 diabetes.
Desireé L. Johnson. Living in South Africa Desireé is the wife of the late TV personality and motoring journalist Alan Johnson. She is an activist, conservationist, photographer and avid traveler. Desireé has been involved in the hospitality industry as a guesthouse owner in Hermanus in the Western Cape. After 10 years of research and dedication since Alan’s death, Desireé is re-launching her definitive and unique series of South African Travel Guides entitled "Travel in South Africa" which will soon be available on Amazon.
Jazz Leaf. Certified Nutritional Therapist and Certified Cycling Instructor, Jazz Leaf is based in Indianapolis, Indiana and St Pete Beach, Florida. Jazz is a private chef to professional athletes, a food blogger, spin instructor, private cooking class instructor and the founder of @recipes4health on Instagram. Jazz personally practices food balance and intuitive eating. Her mission is to provide inspiration for all those people wanting to learn how to enjoy a healthy, well-balanced lifestyle. On her website and social media, Jazz shares her simple, affordable recipes, important nutrition facts, and helpful tips on how to create healthy, budget-friendly but nutrient-dense meals, along with her favourite tactics for staying on track with food and exercise.
Florence Kelly. Through Florence Kelly Coaching, Florence loves to work with young adults, helping them work through life's challenges to transition into emotionally healthy adults.
Corinne Kisbee. Corinne's greatest passion is helping other women to live a positive lifestyle by focusing on their health and mindset! As a parent, Corinne has been through the health and mindset struggles of raising a family, and knows only too well, how hard it is to make ends meet. Corinne brings her own life's journey to her clients and helps them to make positive life choices, while she gently assists others in making changes that lead to incredible transformation for their lives!
Ellen Leigh. Pilates instructor and vibrant dance performer. Ellen believes freedom comes from movement & that this greater awareness brings a balance for the body & the mind. Ellen’s focus in her work is to assist people in finding that natural organic connection between the body, mind, and soul. She believes that the “intrinsic awaking,” of this natural physical connection with the body, opens you us to be more fully present to all aspect of our lives.
Tori Mackle. Tori loves to empower women to take control of their health, in a sustainable way. To create a lifestyle that enables their mind and body to become more resilient, and live a life less stressed. As a Physiotherapist of 10 years, Tori sees all too often the effects of unhealthy lifestyles and chronic stress on people’s quality of life. Tori helps her clients by increasing their awareness and empowering them to be proactive about their wellbeing.
Katie Manning. Born in Hong Kong and raised in Germany and England, Katie currently lives and works in England as an artist and an art teacher. She studied Textiles and Surface Decoration at Degree Level and although much of her work at the moment is drawing, she enjoys working with all media, techniques and processes. She has just completed logo design work and is currently working on book illustrations for several authors. Katie is inspired by patterns, nature, textures and mixed media surfaces. She thoroughly enjoys taking her passion for creativity into different teaching contexts, inspiring and guiding others on their creative journeys.
Elle Louise McBride. Elle is passionate about "Havening Techniques" and has found this technique to be the only therapy that was able to heal her after suffering a lifelong battle with depression, anxiety, PTSD and self-sabotaging addictive behaviours. With the profound changes she experienced, she knew this was something she needed to share with the world. Havening is now the main focus of her work with clients as the positive, long-lasting results speak for themselves! Elle's approach is simple. Her goal is to teach others how to gain personal freedom by letting go of unnecessary baggage; to enjoy living in the moment and to create a lighter and brighter future. Elle is a self-love ambassador, writer, and speaker.
Danielle Morris. With iSee Coaching, Danielle has developed a range of inspiring and educational courses to help you achieve your goals, whether they are personal or professional.
Orange Sky Laundry. Orange Sky Australia is the world’s first free mobile laundry service for people experiencing homelessness, an idea founded in a Brisbane garage by two 20-year-old mates, Nic Marchesi and Lucas Patchett. What started as an idea to improve hygiene standards and restore dignity to people doing it tough has evolved into something much bigger and more powerful. Each week, all over Australia, thousands of volunteers put other parts of their life aside for a few hours to positively connect with their friends on the street. The Orange Sky community is made up of people who treat others how they want to be treated.
Paradise Country. Located on Australia's Gold Coast and set up in the style of an Aussie homestead, Paradise Country offers an authentic Australiana farm and outback adventure experience. Paradise Country is home to a diverse and unique range of animals, including Koalas, Kangaroos, Pigs, Emus, Alpacas, Peacocks and more, and their Save A Mate conservation campaign contributes to saving Australia’s unique and wonderful wildlife. Funds raised are donated to various conservation projects Australia wide.
Tracy Piscopo. Tracy went into motherhood not knowing what she was really getting into. Motherhood hit her like a tonne of bricks. The days were long, the nights even longer. It was through her own struggles that she knew things needed to change! The profound change is what propelled Tracy into her life's passion and purpose which is to help more mothers understand that "black hole," that can often occur, through the pressures of motherhood ! Follow Tracy on, "Consistent Bliss" as she shares holistic treatments. from clean healthy eating and having fun outdoors for the whole family.
Jo Richards. Certified Personal Trainer and Level 1 Crossfit Coach.
Clare Sheehan. Clare's “GG Creative” network has been created to inspire men and woman and to teach men and women, the importance of loving, the skin, they're in! In Clare's course, participants immerse themselves in self-love, create a new empowering mindset and learn tools, to help transform their mind, body, and soul. Clare has teamed up with luxury affirmation card business 'Shii Mii' to present half-day wellness event around self-love. These are currently running in Canberra, ACT with the idea to expand interstate.
Siew Fong. Founder and owner of JIA, Shanghai. Mom to 2 beautiful girls and 2 lovely retrievers, Siew Fong believes in living with passion. Through JIA, she has pioneered a lifestyle of holistic wellness founded on Shaolin Zen wisdom for "mind, body, spirit, and heart" that empowers individuals and corporate leaders to attain mind–body fitness and health.
Ronita Sharma. Ronita is founder and director of Forever Shine Beauty Therapy, an award-winning beauty clinic, that specialises in organic beauty treatments for men and women. She believes that “Beauty comes from within. Being beautiful has nothing to do with looks, it’s how you feel about yourself and how you make others feel about themselves.” Her professional, passionate, and caring approach is aimed at giving both women and men increased self-confidence through visible results from the organic beauty treatments and personalised care she and her team offer.
Denise Silk. Denise created the blog 'Be Bold, Be Brave, Live Each Day' to capture her journey to fully embrace life and only do what she loves. Along the way Denise fills her days by only doing those things which she loves and aligns with her vision; writing songs and stories, understanding and learning about life and herself, singing and inspiring others.
Michael Simpson. Sometime traveller and photographer. Currently resting and contemplating what's next after too long in the corporate world. As a photographer, he is an intent observer of the world and people’s interaction with their environment. His love for nature is also reflected in his photography. When looking at Michael’s photos, one feels like they, too, are connected in some way to the experience.
Jane Sleight-Leach. Creator of The Life 2 Project. The Life 2 Project is just as much about Jane's journey as it is about the work she does to assist others in theirs.
Vivienne Spanopoulous. Vivienne has been teaching meditation and yoga for the last 30 years. Her alignment-based Hatha classes are informed by years of study of anatomy & physiology. She conducts retreats and teacher training programs in Asia and Europe and her teaching instruction aims for depth, accessibility & insight into the practice. Vivienne also works privately with clients utilizing yoga therapy, fascial manipulation and its interconnection with the meridian system. Her most recent certification is as a bioenergetic wellness practitioner. This provides an advanced, immediate & non-invasive scan of your bioenergetic anatomy and suggests protocols for treating distortions and blockages in your energy field. Vivienne’s aim is to allows students of all levels & abilities to experience the transformative power of Yoga.
Sally May Tan. Author, speaker and the founder of Catalyst Health Asia, a professional health coaching and wellness resource company serving SME’s, multinational organisations and individual corporate clients, Sally recently launched her book ‘Wellness, The New Luxury’ which is now available at major bookstores and on Amazon.
Danielle Tay. Danielle's vibrant artwork is influenced by small events and happenings in daily life which are sometimes overlooked. This interest in bringing the unseen to life extends itself through the making of whimsical creations which span from wall-based collage and relief work to large-scale installations. Danielle is fascinated by the idea of an alternate reality within spaces which we are familiar with as well as alternate interpretations of forms we constantly.
Dr Colin Tedman. B.Vet.Med.MRCVS. Kipper's human collaborator, Dr Colin is a small animal Veterinarian in Queensland, Australia. As well as his passion for animals, his "other" passions are Jaguar cars, steam trains, Variety Bash Qld and his online antique Enamel Sign advertising business - Bowerbird Pickers.
Veronica Tedman. Veronica calls herself a "Jill of all trades" - a palliative care nurse, Business Trainer, Marketing Director for Bowerbird Pickers and health writer. Helping others achieve their goals and passion, or find that "elusive collectable sign” excites her and Veronica excels in learning from others too as they harness the change within themselves.
Dr Teoh Hooi-Meng. PhD, SQHP FMAPsy, LBLt, Certified International Instructor of NLP & Hypnosis Education, Dr Teoh is a Master Practitioner of Time Line TherapyTM, and Hypnotherapist. Trained by The Newton Institute (TNI) of LBL Hypnotherapy America.
Arjan Nijen Twilhaar. A talented interior designer, with 'an eye for detail', Arjan, sees the home as the essence of one’s true self. He believes that creating your own sense of style is very much the way one lives. By incorporating unique and individual pieces, Arjan creates atmospheres that are timeless and original. Based in Singapore, he runs his own interior design firm. His interior projects have been featured on HGTV, magazines, newspapers and well-known interior design blogs. In addition to interior design, Arjan is an energy worker, a painter of healing arts, a dancer and published writer.
Helen Vadasz. Helen comes from the United Kingdom and teaches and translates English in Hungary. Helen says she has studied at "The University of Life!" and it's from the "heart and soul of life," that Helen's passion for writing and poetry flows.
Viv & Michele. Conscious Cuisine Chefs with a passion for healthy food.
Shannon Wild. Australian-born Shannon Wild is an award-winning wildlife photographer and cinematographer based in Africa and “working wherever the wildlife calls”. A passionate conservationist, Shannon travels frequently to wildlife destinations around the world on photo assignments and documentary film projects for clients such as NatGeo Wild, WildAid, the United Nations as well as various wildlife NGO's and non-profits along with creating commercial campaigns. She has also authored three books, gives photographic workshops and is an ambassador for a number of conservation charities and foundations, as well as being in demand for speaking tours, such as the NatGeo Live Tour across the USA. Shannon created the 'Wild in Africa™ - Bracelets for Wildlife' line to support wildlife conservation and animal welfare.
Bruce Conrad Williams. Consultant, author, speaker, university lecturer, and Demartini Method® specialist, Bruce provides values-based personal and professional development programs, training and mentoring. Bruce helps people (re)discover their vision, mission, and purpose, providing simple tools and repeatable systems that enable people to master their emotions, dissolve self-limiting beliefs and live the life they love with imagination, inspiration, and gratitude.
Dr Graeme Williams. BSc, BAppSc, MBBSMedical Doctor, Clinical Research Metabolic Endocrinology, Dr Williams is one of Australia’s foremost medical authorities on menopause, nutritional medicine, hormone control, and disease prevention. He encourages you to "Reshape, Redefine, and Revive Your Destiny”.
Dr Eric Wood MA, ND. Dr Wood of Visionary Health Inc. believes the essence of a helpful and appropriate detox is knowing what you are trying to accomplish and knowing what you need to address.
Paul Wood. Founder of Brisbane Backyard Bees, Paul is passionate about "Natural Beekeeping for Everyone”, supplying natural beehives and provides bees and education for the suburban backyard beekeeper to get started. In an age where we have become disconnected with so much of our natural world, his goal is to restore that relationship between people and bees. Brisbane Backyard Bees aims to support our bees and therefore our growing urban food systems by teaching people how to keep bees in a natural hive in their own backyards.