Posts in Journey
IS DRINKING THE DEVIL?

I often get asked why I decided to quit alcohol, and this is often followed by a comment like “well, you must not be much fun”. I like to challenge that question by saying “I now get to have fun with my friends. I get to remember my night. I get to play with my baby boy the next day and go for a run because I feel fresh. What’s not to love!?”

You see, I used to drink to get drunk. I didn’t drink because I loved the taste - in fact I loathed the taste. I drank to escape life; essentially to run away.

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Is Acupuncture the New Botox?

I’m a wellness advocate, but I want Botox.

The wellness industry is all about self-love. It’s about accepting ourselves for who we are. So does that include us pumping our faces with Botox? 

When I was 23, I was told by my modelling agency that I needed Botox. Awesome. So I got it and the results changed my life forever. Not only did my first experience result in looking 10 years younger, but I was also lucky enough to birth a protruding vein on my forehead.

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THINKING OF BECOMING A HEALTH COACH?

So many people have asked me about IIN (Institute for Integrative Nutrition) and how I became a Holistic Health Coach, so I thought it would be best to write a full post about my experience.

Twelve months ago, I launched my website, Jacintha Akkerman. During my darker days when I spent my 20’s and early 30's binge drinking, binge eating, smoking and taking drugs, I wished I had somewhere to go for inspiration to build a better life for myself. I wished I had a community I could turn to. And this is what Jacintha Akkerman is. A space to be, where people can come to heal. A community where we all inspire each other, through kindness, to discover our true calling and not be fearful to do so.

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A date with Jamie from COSMIC KIDS (yoga and meditation)

Well, we're tickled pink to share this interview with you. We all know yoga is good for us and we all need to do it more (note to self) but is it beneficial for kids?! I wanted to find out. I searched online for kids yoga for months and months but I just couldn't find anything suitable. Then wooollaaaaaa... We stumbled across Cosmic Kids on YouTube and instantly fell in love. Being three my very active little monkey has a short attention span, therefore, I always knew yoga would be challenging.

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Kindness - throw it around like confetti

We are living in a world where our phones have become our first love. At any opportunity we whip them out to settle discussions, to take photos, to scroll over people's lives. I feel social media has made people become quite narcissistic (myself included). We think that people want to know what we are up to all the time - but whatever happened to a little bit of mystery? 

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The delicious devil

Sugar. Sweet, sweet sugar. I truly believe sugar is the DEEEELICIOUS devil. I have always been a sugar lover. 

In fact, I am the first to admit, I, Jacintha Akkerman, AM A SUGAR ADDICT. For me, sugar is like crack. I eat one piece and it turns to one block, two blocks. You know the delicious story. Then it’s like my body can’t stop. I crave it. I eat it. I eat more. Then I get grumpy.

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Breaking away from the dark hole

I can feel myself seep into a dark hole cause my mind becomes super negative. My mood changes. My self talk is horrible. I stay indoors more. I’m usually a carer, but I don’t want to help other people and try to avoid them. I take everything personally and feel attacked. I live in the digital world and scroll social media relentlessly.

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WHY GRATITUDE IS THE KEY TO LIFE

We get caught up in so much BS that is so insignificant in this life. “He said this”, “she said that”. But at the end of the day, does it really matter? There are people in this world that can't walk. People who can't talk. People who have no money. People who don't have a home. And we are worried about what "so and so" said?! It's almost like we create drama in our own minds because we are so scared of being in the present moment.

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