Finding Purpose, Trusting Your Instincts & Creating Healthy Habits with Dr Libby Weaver – Your Dream Life Podcast Episode 5

Kristina’s guest this episode is the incredible Dr Libby Weaver, a world-leading nutritional biochemist, twelve-time bestselling author, international speaker and an entrepreneur who has followed her passion to create a business with a mission ‘to educate and inspire, enhancing people’s health and happiness – igniting a ripple effect that transforms the world’.

What a mission!

Described by Hollywood stars, Hugh Jackman and Deborra-lee Furness, as a ‘one stop shop for achieving and maintaining ultimate health and wellbeing.‘ Dr Libby is a fantastic example of how you can make a living – and live your dream life – by doing what you love, following your passions.

In this podcast you’ll learn …

  • The importance of living a life of purpose. And how by doing so you can gain a true sense of feeling connected to something meaningful and worthwhile
  • How you can increase your energy levels by finding and following your passion
  • How to avoid being overwhelmed by self-doubt
  • How by embracing  healthy, simple habits and rituals, you can have amazingly huge benefits to your health, energy and happiness
  • How listening to your inner voice – your instinct – can help you start to make the right decisions in life

– and so much more!

Dr. Libby’s ability to explain complex nutritional and scientific topics in a clear and empowering way is so engaging, as you’ll hear. Her approach fuses nutrition, emotions and the biochemistry of the body – and we know you’re going to find her so inspiring!

 Dream Life Masterclass Sydney and Melbourne

And don’t forget, Dr Libby Weaver will be joining Kristina Karlsson live with the amazing Dr Tererai Trent for a three-hour event to focus on your dreams and be put on a path of self-achievement, success and happiness. Find out more and grab your tickets here: https://www.kikki-k.com/au/dream-life-masterclass-series.html

 

EPISODE OVERVIEW

Dr Libby Weaver (PhD) is one of the world’s leading nutritional biochemists, an author, a speaker and founder of the plant-based supplement range, Bio Blends.

Armed with an abundance of knowledge, scientific research and a true desire to help people regain their energy and vitality, Dr Libby empowers and inspires people to take charge of their health and happiness through her books, live events and nutritional support range.

Growing up on a farm in Tamworth, NSW, Libby developed her love of writing after being given a journal at just four years old. Her parents, being people of the land, instilled her with a great knowledge and understanding of the nutrients that come from soil and the simple foods we eat.

A passion for learning was born and Libby went on to study Nutrition and Dietetics, followed by a Phd in Biochemistry before embarking on a career dedicated to helping people live happier, healthier and more positive lives.

Driven by this passion for helping people make a difference in their lives, and after 20 years of working in the field, Dr Libby has combined her education with her clinical experience to develop her ‘three-pillar approach‘ to heath, looking at everything through three lenses – the biochemical, nutritional and emotional. This now forms the basis of all books, events, courses and everything else Dr. Libby sets her mind to.

Truly grateful for everything in her life, Libby is someone who seeks out the ‘gifts in any challenges‘ and believes every situation has a silver lining. With a mission ‘to educate and inspire, enhancing people’s health and happiness – igniting a ripple effect that transforms the world,’ Libby’s aim is to give people a greater understanding of how every element of their life works together, and how, by having a balanced biochemistry, we’ll not only be happier in ourselves, but treat those around us with more kindness as well.

Living a life guided by her core values and passions, Libby has continued to follow her instincts and overcome any self-doubt to help her get to where she is today – living a life of purpose, full of energy and an infectious zest for life!

“One of the most powerful lessons I took from her story was how having a clear sense of your own passions and purpose in life not only fills you with an incredible energy and zest for life, but also how having a lack of purpose can negatively impact on our energy levels as well. ” Kristina Karlsson

RESOURCES

 Dream Life Masterclass Sydney and Melbourne

Join Kristina Karlsson live with the amazing Dr Tererai Trent for a three-hour event to focus on your dreams and be put on a path of self-achievement, success and happiness. In Sydney, Kristina and Tererai will be joined by Olympic athlete, Alisa Camplin-Warner, and in Melbourne, Leading Nutritional Biochemist & twelve-time number-one bestselling author Dr Libby Weaver. Find out more here: https://www.kikki-k.com/au/dream-life-masterclass-series.html

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Happiness, Habits & Taking Control with Gretchen Rubin – Your Dream Life Podcast Episode 4

Join Kristina as she speaks with the incredible Gretchen Rubin, multiple New York Times Bestseller and author of The Happiness ProjectBetter Than Before and many more! Be inspired as they explore the power of passion, the importance of habits and how by taking control of your life you can create a happier life – your dream life!

As one of the most inspiring, influential and thought-provoking observers of happiness and human nature today, Gretchen inspires millions of people to make positive changes to their lives in their quest for a happier existence. In fact, Gretchen’s values and beliefs align so perfectly with ours at kikki.K that we’ve even been lucky enough to collaborate with her a few times in the past!

Some highlights of her inspiring career include being interviewed by Oprah, meeting the Dalai Lama and having her impressive works featured in a medical journal. Known for her ability to convey complex ideas with humour and clarity, in a way that’s accessible to a wide audience, Gretchen truly is an inspiration.

Her wisdom continues to inspire millions of people to make sustainable positive changes to their daily lives. And her story is a wonderful example of how we can take control of our lives and let our values guide us in creating happier life, a life of purpose – our Dream Life.

In this amazing episode, you’ll discover:

  • How Gretchen took control of her life and career to create a life she loves
  • How happiness plays such an important part in living our dream life
  • How important it is to live a life guided by your values
  • How positive habits can play a huge part in creating the life you want
  • And how you too can embrace more happiness in your everyday

– and so much more!

EPISODE OVERVIEW

As a New York Times Bestseller and author of many incredible books including The Happiness Project and Better Than Before, today, Gretchen’s award-winning podcast ‘Happier with Gretchen Rubin’, explores all aspects of happiness and healthy habits with her sister Elizabeth Craft.

But Gretchen’s life wasn’t always dedicated to writing and inspiring others to live a happier existence…

Starting out her career studying law, as a clerk for a Supreme Court Justice, Gretchen took a moment one day to consider what else she might be interested in. Uninspired by the world of law, she began considering what it was that did inspire her. It was then that she decided to change paths to pursue her dream of becoming a writer.

Gretchen took the leap, took control of her life and left her law career to follow her passion. After years of pursuing this career, Gretchen was sitting on a city bus when she thought to herself “What do I want from my life?” And the answer? “To be happy!”

A hunger for understanding happiness sparked and her fascination grew into a career dedicated to helping people embrace more happiness in their everyday. After finding her passion and following it, she jumped into the driver’s seat of her own life and is now living her dream existence.

 “I find it so inspiring that Gretchen has been able to create a career out of sharing her experiences and ideas on living a happier life.” Kristina Karlsson

RESOURCES

 Dream Life Masterclass Sydney and Melbourne

Join Kristina Karlsson live with the amazing Dr Tererai Trent for a three-hour event to focus on your dreams and be put on a path of self-achievement, success and happiness. In Sydney, Kristina and Tererai will be joined by Olympic athlete, Alisa Camplin-Warner, and in Melbourne, Leading Nutritional Biochemist & 12-time number-one bestselling author Dr Libby Weaver. Find out more here: https://www.kikki-k.com/au/dream-life-masterclass-series.html

 #101milliondreamers
If you loved this episode and found it useful, please rate, review and subscribe, and help us spread this inspiring message by sharing our Dream Life podcast with the hashtag #101milliondreamers. Our dream is to inspire and empower 101 million people around the world, just like you, to write down 3 dreams, and go chase them.

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Celebrate Cinnamon Bun Day with this Tasty Recipe

October 4th is a special day for lovers of the delicious cinnamon bun – yum! All across Sweden, families and loved ones gather together to celebrate Cinnamon Bun Day by making – and enjoying – this classic homemade treat.

Be inspired to embrace this wonderful Swedish tradition for yourself with our simple recipe. Why not take a moment this week to slow down, pause and reconnect with the simple joy of baking from scratch?

Let us know how you go by sharing your buns on Instagram with #kikkiKLove.

Ingredients

300ml / 1 ¼ cup whole milk
1 tsp ground cardamom seeds
50g / ¼ cup butter
425g / 3.4 cups plain flour
7g / 1 small packet fast action yeast
60g /⅓ cup caster sugar

¼ tsp fine salt
1 egg, beaten lightly
Oil, to grease

For the filling

75g /⅓ cup cup butter, softened
50g / ½ cup dark brown sugar
2tsp cinnamon
½ tsp salt

To finish

1 egg, beaten lightly
Demerara sugar, to sprinkle

Method

Start by heating the milk until steaming in a pan with the cardamom. Allow to simmer for a couple of minutes before taking off the heat. Allow to cool until lukewarm. In a large bowl, mix the dry ingredients. There is no need to add water to the yeast before adding this in. Make a well in the bowl and add in the lightly beaten egg and the warm milk mixture. Combine with a wooden spoon.

Using your hands, kneed for 5 minutes on a floured surface until the mixture feels soft and springy. Place dough into a greased bowl, cover and leave somewhere warm to prove for at least 45 minutes. Meanwhile, make your filling by beating together each ingredient until well combined.

Once your dough has risen, take it out of the bowl, knock back and roll into a 35cm x 25cm rectangle. Spread the filling evenly onto dough and roll tightly into a Swiss roll shape. Cut into 7 equal sized buns and line up on a baking tray. Leave to prove a second time for 30 minutes or overnight in the refrigerator. The dough should spring back easily when you press it lightly.

When ready to bake, heat oven to 200C/400F/gas mark six and bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown.

Feeling inspired to get baking? Discover our Foodies Collection here.

Introducing the kikki.K Planner Insiders

Earlier this year we selected a small group of people from all over the world to work with us on a super exciting project.

This group of people are now known as our kikki.K Planner Insiders and were selected based on their creativity, passion, involvement in the planner community and of course their love for Planners!

We wanted to truly connect with our wider planner community, so as part of the team, our Planner Insiders provided us with insights, ideas and opinions whilst attending meetings, phone calls, emails as well as joining us for a brainstorm session at our Global Support Office.

Over the last few months our Planner Insiders have been helping us to design and develop a brand new Planner, made for planner lovers by planner lovers. With every aspect considered, this new planner has bespoke features and is a customisation dream!

We have loved working with this team and look forward to sharing the finished product of this project with you all.

Meet our Planner Insiders…

Ashleigh Newton | @plum_mashable

 

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