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  1. Releasing Toxins, Shedding Weight and Regaining Health in Just Five Days!

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    By Diane Priestley Despite my healthy veggie diet and heroic efforts with the jogging group, I was piling on the pounds, spilling out of my pants, feeling lethargic and battling embarrassing skin problems. I knew intuitively my malaise called for a radical intervention. So one despondent Saturday morning I Google searched “detox retreats” and up popped the Simply Healing Detox Retreat at beautiful Alliblaster House in leafy West Sussex, not far from our home in Kent. Bingo! I knew this was “it” even though there were many other excellent retreats to choose from. Simply Healing was voted Best Detox Retreat in the UK by prestigious Vogue magazine and described as “a million miles away from the stresses and strains of everyday life.” My email was answered immediately...
  2. Diane Goes to Ghana to Help a Community cope with Heartbreaking Poverty and Deprivation

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    Article by Diane Priestley Diane Priestley is an Australian journalist now living in London who travelled to Ghana in Africa with Madventurer as a volunteer. Here she writes about her experiences at an impoverished beach village that desperately needs outside support to break free from the poverty trap and improve the future for hundreds of isolated, deprived children. Maranatha is an isolated, impoverished community on a windswept strip of beach between the open ocean and the Volta River on the south-eastern coast of Ghana. The fishing community of around 700 people (with more than half the population children) live in huts made of palm trees and the children attend barren classes in dilapidated bamboo shelters with broken concrete floors. The beach village is one of the poorest corners of...
  3. Bliss Balls recipe – healthy, sugar free, sweet treat

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    Recipe by Diane Priestley. Diane treated me to her delicious, healthy, sugar free treats- so I had to ask her to share the recipe! Bliss Balls are a delicious protein-packed snack for the whole family. They are cane sugar-free, containing only natural fruit sugars. These yummy treats will satisfy a craving for sweets (without sending your Blood Sugar Level sky-high.) This makes about 20 small bliss balls. Double quantities for 40. Ingredients: 8 fresh dates 2 heaped tablespoon sultanas 2 heaped tablespoon raisins I cup of mixed nuts and seeds comprising: Almonds (soak in water first, then drain) Walnuts Cashews Sunflower Seeds Sesame Seeds Pumpkin Seeds 1 heaped tablespoon of pure cocoa powder (or super food cacao powder) Freshly squeezed juice of one orange (or about half a cup of fruit juice) About half a cup of desiccated coconut Method Put all ingredients (except coconut) into blender Blend into a smooth paste Roll into small balls and coat...
  4. Letting go of Grown Up Kids

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    Article by Diane Priestley Leaving home is a process. Sometimes we must rip off the band-aid fast and feel the sting; other times ease it off gently. Number One son, Daniel had launched himself into adult life in spectacular style a few years before. He is now a successful entrepreneur and acclaimed public speaker. A hard act to follow, but eventually it was his little sister’s turn. The first time our beautiful daughter, Justine left home she was 17, straight out of high school as a dazzling, award-scooping High Achiever. In a blaze of glory she moved to Brisbane city, an hour’s monotonous drive from our Sunshine Coast home. We helped her transport her stuff to the tiny flat with her gal pal and toasted her freedom with a cup of tea...
  5. Turning 50, the Great Divide

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    Article by Diane Priestley Journalist and Counsellor Diane Priestley explores the challenges of crossing the Great Divide  My daughter’s boyfriend’s Dad just turned 50, celebrating with not one but two spectacular parties with hundreds of guests. He even jumped out of a plane, thanks to the surprise skydiving present from his kids! Turning 50 is a big deal, a major milestone. Of course all birthdays with a zero on the end are significant as they mark entry into a new decade of your life but somehow 50 represents the Great Divide, a sharp line between young and old has definitely been crossed. Fifty means you have lived for half a century on the planet, witnessing half a century of world history. Now that...
  6. The Important Role of Grandparents

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    Article By Diane Priestley I remember the glory days of our kids’ early childhood: the Christmas that Nana and Pa presented two-year-old Justine with a giant fluffy bear bigger than herself; the birthday they gave her the bicycle with trainer wheels; the time Pa wrapped his arms around six-year-old Daniel and taught him how to swing a golf club and how they tinkered in the shed together. Then when Justine started school and we were working late, she would stay with Nana and Pa every afternoon and Nana would make her a ‘happy plate’ and she would sit on Pa’s lap for a story or they’d giggle together at the cartoons. The reliable ritual was a refuge in her little life. There was no place...
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