I love sharing this space with purposeful and inspirational women and today I’m really pleased to be chatting to the lovely Brenda Janschek, Health & Lifestyle Coach, on the wonderful work she’s doing. As I’m taking steps to love and nurture myself more, I keep coming across lots of amazing women in the health and lifestyle space who are making a positive difference in the world. Hope you enjoy our chat and feel free to leave any questions or comments below xo
Tell us about yourself!
I’m a busy mum based in Sydney with two beautiful children aged 7 and 9. I work for myself as a Health and Lifestyle Coach with a real focus on children’s and family health. I run different programs, including Kitchen Makeovers, Healthy Eating Workshops, Food Tours, Corporate Workshops, One-on-One Coaching and Healthy Kids Cooking Parties.
I do what I do because I am passionate about educating children from an early age about the importance of health and lifestyle. Ingraining positive health habits helps to ensure a longer, healthier, happier life, and looks after the planet at the same time. I believe that if we educate children while they are still young, they can apply this knowledge throughout their life and then pass it on to their own children.
What’s your biggest dream?
To get some rest! No, really, one of my big dreams is simply to see my children grow up to question the world, to be resilient within it, and to be happy and healthy. I find myself wishing that people would actually wake up and understand what they are eating, what they are feeding their kids and how this can have a dramatic affect on their life.
If you could change one thing in the world for the better, what would that be?
Scrap all additives, preservatives, colouring, flavouring, trans fats, vegetable oils, refined sugars and flours for good…just eat real food.
What’s the first thing you do in the morning?
As soon as I wake up I have a quenching glass of filtered water to purify my system, followed by another glass of water with a splash of Apple Cider Vinegar added. It’s a wonderful tonic which aids in digestion and has many more benefits.
So many people inspire me. But to name a few – Dr Andrew Weil and Dr Joseph Mercola who teach natural health even though they have a medical degree. Jamie Oliver who is constantly striving to transform the way we and our children eat. Michael Pollan who endorses eating local and seasonal food to maximise both human and environmental health. Michelle Obama who is using her status to raise a healthier generation of kids.
Can you share 3 of your top self love & self care tips with us?
Self care is a tough one when you are a busy Mumpreneur!
Morning walks – my morning walks around the beautiful local beaches of Coogee, Gordon’s Bay and Clovelly bring me so much peace and joy. On these walks, I get to connect with nature, clear my mind, get some exercise and start my day off on the right foot (so to speak!). With a full work day, after- school activities, cooking and cleaning etc, it’s usually the only time I get to myself in a day, so I make the most of it.
Morning cup of tea – this is a soothing and relaxing ritual which I need to ease me into the day.
Positive self talk – as someone who suffers with anxiety, positive self talk is a powerful tool in keeping my mind healthy.
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