What happens when you start reflecting on life is that you realise, when all is said and done, that the most important thing you can do is help other people. But before you can reach out in any significant way, it’s important to do your work: to do your healing and learn from your mistakes, to forgive and let go, to find your path of faith and your source of joy. If you do the work, you arrive at a point of maturity where you’re acting instead of reacting, where you’re making wise choices – about who you hang out with, about how you confront challenges, about how you can contribute in a positive way. At that point, you have something to offer. That’s when you realise that every experience and all the knowledge that you’ve accumulated along the way has been for one purpose: to help others live a happier, healthier life.
The Most Important Thing I Can Do
Hi there. I’m Angie. Some people like to call me by my full name, Angelina, and I’m cool with that. I bring to this blog the best of what I know – about health and diet, food and cooking, about having fun and also knowing how to slow down. This is the most important thing I can do, for you.
Why You Might Want to Stop By
On the personal level, trust me, I’ve walked the talk. I’ve moved house 17 times. I’ve grown through relationship breakups. I’ve changed country. I know depression, anxiety and trauma. I understand how scary it is to receive a ‘posititve’ diagnosis on a health issue, and how challenging it is to live with pain.
I also know self resiliance and inner strength. I know that laughter, joy and creativity are not just wonderful, but powerful. I know how to nurture great relationships – with my self, my body, with my partner, family and friends. I believe that love is the supreme and transformative energy, and we might call this God.
I know through experience that health is a complex interplay between diet, movement and relaxation, that there is no quick-fix, and that what’s right today might not be appropriate tomorrow.
Every step that I’ve taken on my personal journey comes together in an authentic, unique and professional way of communicating in groups and on a one-to-one basis.
I have a Bachelor Degree in English Literature from the University of Melbourne.
I have a Bachelor Degree in Fine Arts: Ceramics from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.
A passion for stories, for craft, and for communicating, with and without language, were the driving forces behind these streams of study.
I’m a Registered Yoga Teacher RYT200.
Yoga and Meditation transformed my life. They taught me techniques for managing stress and truly pointed me in the direction of inner peace. Teaching yoga and meditation are the best ways I’ve found to help people heal and positively transform. I ran my own Yoga studio from 2009 to 2016 and I continue to teach classes. I’ve been the Yoga Teacher at Cà Delle Ore, a Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Community for young men, since 2009.
Life, Work , Love
I worked in cafes and restaurants, both on the floor and in the kitchen, throughout my school and university years. I grew up surrounded by recipe books. My mother was a great cook and recipe books were everywhere. We read them like novels, and I always have a recipe book open, somewhere.
I love walking, nature, reading, creating and learning.
I have an Italian father, my mother is 3rd generation Australian. I have 3 brothers and 2 sisters. We grew up Catholic. My family still lives in Lakes Entrance, a fishing town on the south-eastern coast of Australia. I moved to Italy in 2002, and love everything about it apart from the taxes.
I’m almost 50. I adore my mini-schnauzer, Roxy, who, apart from being my surrogate child, is important for my health as she gets me out walking every day. I have a great relationship with my man, Fiorenzo. We laugh every day.
We experienced incredible health improvements when we adopted the Paleo Diet and Lifestyle. For me, it’s the best way to manage Chronic Sistemic Inflammation and to keep my autoantibodies low without medication. You can read about our journey in the post, Paleo Diet Health: Our Stories, 2 Years On.
Here to Help You Live a Happier and Healthier Life
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