The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2013-08-13T01:20:44Z Who has time to Relax and let alone Eat Well? 2013-08-13T01:20:44Z who-has-time-to-relax-and-let-alone-eat-well Brisbane North business owners Kirsty O’Callaghan from Mango Hill and Louise D’Allura from Chermside West have teamed up to share the secrets to de-stress, feel better and eat well in a Webinar on Wednesday 18 September 2013 at 7pm (Brisbane time).   “While it may seem counter intuitive to take time out when you’re overwhelmed, that is exactly what we need to do.  In this day and age of being too busy to take time out or eat well our physical and mental health is suffering.  Current research is supporting this finding.” said Kirsty.   As the owner of Unity Qld, a Resilience and Relationships expert Kirsty is well versed on the benefits meditation and relaxation.  Kirsty has been teaching proper relaxation and medication techniques for over 15 years and runs a regular meditation and relaxation group at North Lakes each Tuesday at the Evergreen centre.   “I see it every week – people start to feel happy, healthier, reduction in pain and illness, and more centred bit by bit,” said Kirsty.     These mindfulness techniques links in and supports every aspect of our busy lifestyles including getting healthy food on the table each day.   Home Economist and Professional Organiser Louise D’Allura  from Meal Planning Your Way has seen this time and time again.   “We’ve all been there – when we’re overwhelmed and stressed, we keep pushing through and neglect the very practices that are scientifically proven to reduce our stress levels, tiredness and overwhelm around day to day routine.  Sometimes the quick choices we are making can be causing chaos in our home.  I want to show cooking doesn’t have to be a chore and there are simple things we can do to get healthy food on the table even when we are too busy.  ” says Louise    “Eating well and making time to take time out is key in our busy lives.  We have to be mindful of what our body tells us before we hit the wall from exhaustion and burn out.” Said Louise.   These foundational elements are the focus of the Webinar “Relax  on Wednesday 18 September 2013 at 7pm.  If you’d like to learn how to: •             Relax to reduce stress levels and increase your daily calm •             Boost your immune system •             Make meal planning and evening meal preparation quicker   Kirsty and Louise will share with you simple and effective techniques that transform your health, pantry and energy to get you back on track and get your spark back!   Visit http://unity-qld.com.au/webinar-events/ for more information and to book. In the Pursuit of Happiness & Health have we forgotten the most important Relationship? 2013-08-13T01:16:04Z in-the-pursuit-of-happiness-amp-health-have-we-forgotten-the-most-important-relationship Emerging research suggests a strong peer network in the workplace and having close and supportive relationships personally and intimately helps individuals live longer and can increase happiness and health by 80%.   Researchers from Flinders University, found that people with the highest number of close friends outlived those with the least friends by 22 % – on average, living to the age of 79, compared to 65.   Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) data on death rates shows people living in intimate relationships (including those in married and de facto relationships); – both men and women – have lower death rates than single people in almost all age groups. A 2009 study from Harvard Medical School found that the more friends’ women had, the less likely they were to develop physical impairments as they aged, and the more likely they were to lead joyful lives.   “I am seeing more and more clients suffering from stress, emotional issues, and physical illness and overwhelm than ever before.  The surprising link I am finding is the increase in the breakdown in having close and trusted relationships in our society today from home to workplace is a huge contributing factor”, says Kirsty O’Callaghan, local business owner.  “Most people who are finding difficulty creating healthy relationships with others admit to not knowing or even liking themselves and continuously put themselves in a position of being put down and criticized, which is having a dramatic impact on their health, happiness and success”.   Having a hand to hold as you go through life makes the difficulties we all experience easier to deal with. When things go awry, knowing that your friends, partners, family members and co-workers have your back allows you to go through whatever you have to and come out the other side a more positive person.   Recent studies are showing, and Kirsty O’Callaghan agrees, that there is a link between the increase in depression, social isolation, stress and hostility in our society and the breakdown of supportive relationships.   The road has been bumpy and long to get to the point of this social and relationship crisis, and with more people reaching out and searching for answers Kirsty O’Callaghan has been driven for over a decade to create awareness and educate people to be able to create excellent relationships that support them to excel personally and professionally.    Kirsty O’Callaghan explains “The system and process I have created and teach to others incorporates wisdom from my own experiences and the Blue Zones by writer and explorer Dan Buettner, who has spent his life traveling the world in search of answers. Buettner argues that relationships are really the key to lifelong happiness, noting that "the happiest people socialize about seven hours a day," and that "you're three times more likely to be happy if you are married ... and each new friend will boost your happiness about 10 percent." He also states how important good relationships can be in the workplace, adding that "the biggest determinant of whether or not you'll like your job is if you have a best friend there, more so than how much you're paid.”   This is the focus of an upcoming 1 day workshop presented by Kirsty on Saturday 14th September at 9.30am at the Evergreen Lifestyle Centre, North Lakes, Brisbane.  You will get real strategies to create solid connections with family, friends, and colleagues in genuine and harmonious ways. Kirsty will teach you her magnificent M.A.G© formula to achieve fulfilling and satisfying relationships personally and professionally. You will become more mindful, confident, and approachable, have a great attitude and be able to follow through, improve and grow with this process.   Kirsty says “It has been said that you are the average of the 5 people you are around the most.  Your results will reflect this average from career, lifestyle, health, happiness, home, beliefs and even holidays.  I have seen people achieve the most extraordinary results in all these areas from becoming aware of this, making changes and consciously creating and embracing more meaningful and supportive relationships personally and professionally.”   Tickets are $88 and bookings are essential.  Buy tickets on line at www.unity-qld.com.au For further information contact Kirsty O’Callaghan on phone 0402 889 648