Life is now. 

How does it feel? 

Do you wake up black and puffy eyed, a dull throbbing head, with a million and one 'to-do's' turning over in your crowded mind, wondering how it will all fit in? 

and even if that stuff does fit in, there is always so much more to do

and you're just exhausted and most of it is not very satisfying anyway

 Does the day just slip away, with the best intentions of exercising and making nourishing foods slipping with it?

Do you answer 'good thanks', when you feel anxious, depressed or exhausted?

Do you react hastily to those you love the most because of your underlying feelings, and end up hurting someone who hasn't done anything very wrong?

Do you say 'yes' to everyone, and wonder why and how you are going to pull it all off?

Do you go to bed planning for tomorrow to be different?

You see, most people I work with

have crowded minds, their time disappears, sleep limited, exercise sporadic and self-care non-existent. 

They fill their schedules (and children’s) with activities to keep up with everyone else OR in the fear of missing out.

They spend too many pennies on superficial ‘things’, are usually wine funded, caffeine reliant and sugar driven because life doesn't look and feel the way they want it to. Sometimes they don't even know how they want to feel and are simply a slave to life.

They expose their family to increasing chemical toxicity in their food, their homes and personal care products, and are often very unaware of the destruction bubbling underneath the skin's surface.

Some have pain, excess weight and cravings. Most are dead tired and wired.

Some are 'eating well' and moving, yet can't budge that fat. Stuck measuring their self-worth through scales.

Some are unmotivated and unfulfilled because they feel like a bad parent to want more than being a mum.

Most speak harsh and unconscious self-talk, and then compete and compare just to add to their wounds. 

Most are tired, cranky, impatient, frustrated, anxious, energyless, unhappy and distracted. 

They sit LAST on the to-do list and are WAITING for the right time, more money, to lose weight, or some other 'thing' that is perceived real........ and they defer a better way of living forever.  

They are also the biggest role models in their children's lives!

was developed for those who are ready to:

+ Reduce the amount of packaged food their family eats

+ Reduce or eliminate food addiction, cravings & emotional eating

+ Reduce everyday stress and negative emotions hindering weightloss and energy

+ Be social, enjoy treats while still maintaining their weight

+ Reduce anxiety & depression, personally or within their children by balancing brain chemicals and homones

+ Ensure that their children feel confident in their body as they grow

+ Prevent or control bloating, IBS, and auto-immune disease

+ Ditch any future need for weight loss products, counting calories, diets and their expense

+ Reduce chemical toxicity in the home, personal care products and cleaning products affecting weight, mood, inflammation, energy and disease

+ Wake up energetic and maintain energy throughout their busy day

+ Improve their sleep

+ Detach from technology

+ Cleanse and alkalise their body, whilst boosting their metabolism

+ Be an inspirational leader for their children

+ Get back precious hours in their week by being prepared and efficient

+ Learn how to style their clothes for their body type

+ Achieve their best skin without the endocrine disrupting and cancer causing chemicals

+ Incorporate the right movement patterns unique to their body, everyday

+ Incorporate stillness in spite of their busy schedule, and teach the skill to their kids

+ Create an un-indulgent self-care daily routine

+ Have a better relationship with their money

+ Fill their kids lunchboxes with nourishment

+ Create supportive relationships & manage the negative ones

+ Enlarge their relationship with themselves and others

It is comprehensive, includes tools for all learning styles, and an approach to ensure new neural pathways are created for sustainable change

What you'll learn

Module 0 

Foundations For Change

Change is tricky business. Too much, too little, mindset off, reactive, our past... the list goes on and they each have an affect. Let's get it right.

Module 1

Changing Minds. 

Changing Habits.

If we repeat our old thoughts and habits, without a clear vision for the future, how can expect anything to change? 

It starts in the mind.

Module 2

Nourishment + Energy

Allergies, cravings, weight gain, mood disorders, learning + behavioural challenges are all signs of an imbalance in brain chemicals, poor gut health, omega 3/6 ratio imbalance, blood sugar fluctuations and/or nutrient starvation. Over two weeks learn why and how to correct the imbalance.

+ learn how to create sustainable change

+ develop a mindset for success

+ adopt practices to create greater productivity and feel more in control of the out of control

+ eliminate emotional (the crowded mind), mental (the past experiences and beliefs) and physical clutter  

+ create a shift from negative thinking to positive self talk

+ understand the number one trigger holding you where you are

+ develop a crystal clear vision for your life across all areas 

+ learn strategies for effective behaviour change; mind + action

+ learn what is depleting your energy (it may not be your physical actions)

+ learn the practice of visualisation to attract what you most seek that's keeping you frustrated now

+ discover your drivers and discomfort points 

+ identify your good and bad triggers, your blocks, barriers and obstacles

+ identify your strengths, raise your standards and learn to remove old associations with poor health behaviours. 

+ get back to basics nutrition

+ the truth about dairy + gluten + tips to reduce

+ learn all about additives and sugar and their toxic affect on the body

+ receive tools to reduce toxicity

+ learn where you sit on the food addiction spectrum and how to reduce its impact

+ learn all about gut health and create your family's unique plan to heal and balance flora

+ learn about nutrient timing and strategies to achieve consistent energy

+ unpack health trends and their biochemical and physiological affect

+ develop a unique and sustainable nourishment strategy for your family

+ learn 6 ways to boost your metabolism naturally

+ uncover the best foods to include for common ailments such as anxiety, energy, hormones and immunity

+ learn how to make Kimchi + Saurkraut (fermented vegetables) off Expert Partner Kale Brock

Module 3

Emotional Mastery

When you master your emotional state, you can handle life's challenges and big goals with less stress, anxiety and anger.

Happiness isn't the absence of challenge, it's about learning how to experience life well despite the challenges.

Module 4

Powerful Planning +

Skillful Socialising

If you're sick of hibernating to be healthy and manage your weight, this week is all about creating the balance of health and fun so that you can still enjoy your life.

Module 5

Home Nutrient Stocktake

With so many nasties lurking in our pantries, fridges and freezers (thanks to clever marketing), how can we truly be balanced physically and emotionally? 

It's time to drastically reduce the dangers inside, save some money and create more space!

+ discover how stress, weight, energy, hormones and sleep intertwine and affect your mood

+ learn how the emotional state affects the biochemistry and physiology of the body

+ adopt micro moments of self care to balance hormones, manage anxiety and create calm

+ learn a quick 4 step process to snap out of a cranky or low mood

+ understand hormones and 10 ways to balance them naturally

+ create an action plan for going from busy to balanced  

+ understand your unique motivators based on your personality type

+ discover how to create a mini-retreat in your home

+ tips on improving the quality of sleep and why it is a non-negotiable

+ manage being superwoman without burnout

+ recieve your recipe starter kit with your staples meals, indulgent meals, snacks and desserts

+ learn how to grow your collection with pleasurable and healthy options

+ learn how to become accomplished in eating well on a budget and efficient with choices and decision making

+ establish your likes, dislikes and desirable ingredients to assist with planning and substituting bad with good

+ discover how to eat mindfully and balanced (it's not as hard as you think) 

+ adopt a new meal planning regime for health, providing better time management practices

+ become competent with portion sizes for the family and adopt strategies for reducing portion sizes

+ access the additional Recipe Hub, with a new fortnightly healthy recipe added for life

+ evaluate your social life and establish an action plan to survive it (yes, you can be healthy without hibernating!)

+ be guided through an audit of your fridge, freezer and pantry

+ discover the best substitutions for your buget and health

+ reduce temptation, food addiction and fussy kids

Module 6

Savvy Shopping

Always have something on hand that is nourishing and balancing for the mind and body and drastically reduce the time you spend shopping each week 

(who enjoys shopping?)

Module 7

Calming The Chaos

Many misinterpret happiness as the absence of challenge. 

Happiness must come first. 

Module 8

Reducing Chemical Toxicity

Inhalation, absorption and consumption. Chemicals are everywhere and impacting the emotional, mental and physical states of big bodies. 

(imagine what they're doing to the little ones)

+ become the most time efficient, health conscious, equipped and educated shopper that you know

+ always have a healthy snack or meal to whip up with your nutrient stocked pantry + shopping guide

+ learn to incorporate your meal planning and shopping together quickly and save yourself hours every week

+ understand how to read labels properly (not just the nutritional panel or what the marketing boldly says)

+ put your new safe staples shopping list into action and avoid the most suspect additives and preservatives

+ simple actions to create a harmonious home

+ learn how to enjoy the ride of life (despite the challenges and big goals)

+ learn how to move through the fears that have kept you stuck and leading a mediocre life (remember your kids are watching)

+ learn how to come back quickly from living below the line

+ learn the benefits of meditation and how to incorporate around children and a busy schedule (you don't need 20 minutes)

+ be guided through a quick 'create calm' practice that you can use anywhere

+ begin to protect your time and include more stillness into your day

+ learn how chemical toxicity is affecting weight, health, hormones, mood and behaviour

+ discover where the most dangerous chemicals are found (outside our food)

+ learn how to reduce chemical overload

+ recieve DIY recipes to reduce chemical toxicity in an affordable way

+ discover how chemical obesogens are halting body fat loss and encouraging fat gain

+ learn how to apply first aid naturally for common ailments

+ uncover the 10 must have products to detoxify your home from chemicals

+ uncover the benefits of transitioning to chemical free skin care (and what the other stuff is really doing)

Module 9

Nourished Kids

Today, 1 in 10 babies born in Australia will develop a food allergy. These lead to serious health concerns long term. Shift the past automatic behaviours that you know are not the best, and gain options to tackle the non-celery stick eaters, balance essential vitamins and minerals to create healthy, happy children.

Module 10

Movement + Mood

Learn to accept your body as it is so that you can move toward a happier existence and regular movement. Let's put an end to the rollercoaster moods and exercise regimes.

Module 11

Confidence + Connection

Without confidence and connection we can not experience life to its fullest. We are held back in fear or sadness. Without these skills, how can we encourage our children to live courageously, authentically and foster positive relationships?

+ learn the essential vitamins necessary for children's brain development and where to find them

+ uncover how to detect deficiencies of these vitamins

+ learn the safe gut health practices for children

+ discover how to identify impaired gut function that may lead to disease or behavioural challenges

+ follow steps to reduce allergies (hint: it's not all about the food)

+ find the hidden truths behind why gluten and dairy are causing havoc

+ Lunch box 101- how to fill a lunchbox gluten, nut and dairy free whilst achieving a good balance of nourishment

+ hacks for sneaking in greens (and what happens if we don't)

+ understand the psychology behind fussy eaters (and tips to beat them)

+ learn how to develop a sustainable approach to exercise so that excuses and time don't sabotage it

+ access your 'do at home, anytime' yoga video session 

+ discover the types of movement essential for health, weight and mood

+ develop a back up ritual for when time slips by and the unexpected arises (so that the exercise habits holds strong)

+ understand how the traditional 'go hard' approach can sometimesbe detrimenal to weight loss, energy and mood

+ develop a positive relationship with exercise so that you don't fall off the wagon 

+ understand how you and your children can adopt a healthy relationship with the body and exercise

+ learn simple strategies to boost self-confidence

+ fall in love with your body

+ how to create supportive relationships to enjoy life's precious moments

+ coping with negative relationships

+ access your personal styling guide to look and feel amazing (it's ok to want to)

+ learn how to stop taking things personally

+ discover how to be honest without the fear of not being accepted 

+ create your inner confidence plan to strive further in life

+ simple tips for greater connection with your partner

+ be able to show up (even when you're scared)

+ lose the affect of comparison and competition and accept what is

+ say goodbye to people pleasing (and actually achieve stronger relationships)

+ learn why some people drive you nuts and some make you feel on top of the world (and learn to live with both easily)

Module 12

Passion. Wealth. Purpose.

Stop searching for the meaning of life, and instead experience being alive. You don't have to be saving the world to live life to its fullest. Life is happening right now, don't defer it.

Module 13

Transforming For A Lifetime

Life's learning never ends, yet the more we learn and grow the more extraordinary it becomes. 

Empower yourself. 

Empower your children.

Beyond The Modules

This is where the real magic happens...

+ simple steps to uncover your passion and purpose (it's usually more than your children)

+ strengthen your relationship with money and create financial wellbeing

+ learn how your 'meaning' affects your physical health

+ discover how to align what you do daily with your personality and strengths for greater day-to-day energy

+ put it all into practice!

+ receive your step by step guide to ongoing sustainable change

+ learn kinesiology muscle testing

Transformation continues through ongoing learning and this is why you are welcome in this space for life.

You can revisit the learning which may feem foreign right now, or come back and tweak to take your life to the next level each round and in between.

What you'll also get


More than 60 tools to download, use, and keep so that you can implement and maintain change. A solid action plan and tools are essential stepping stones for lifestyle transformation.


You have private access to the Healthy Parent Healthy Child Facebook Group for support, accountability and questions.


Just in case things get out of control, you fall off the wagon, or you are holidaying mid-program, OR YOU JUST LOVE GROWING AND IMPROVING, the HPHC modules are always there for you to access any time, forever!


A hub of recipes that are family friendly, healthy and easy, added to the recipe index on the membership site.

+ Expert Guest Partners

How It Works

1. You have access to the entire program as soon as your registration is finalised. Although, I do always encourage you to work from beginning to end, in that order, as each module builds on the learning and actions in the module prior.

Kind Words

The Healthy Parent Healthy Child program has the power to whole-heartedly transform the inner sanctum of your family unit on a physical, emotional and spiritual level. 

If a life abundant in health, happiness and wellbeing is what you desire for yourself and your children, then this is a journey you absolutely MUST take. HPHC takes you on an empowering, enlarging and uplifting ride of self-discovery that will arm you with the confidence, belief, and drive to take back control of your family’s health and wellbeing. 

Erin has masterfully crafted a program that cuts through the confusion, contradiction and overwhelm many face on their quest for achieving wellness, guiding us toward a life of sustainable nutrition, exercise and spiritual habits to be the very best leaders, teachers and role models we can be for our future generations. 

This transformational course will change the way you think, act and live your life’s purpose. You will walk away with a greater self-awareness for fostering your own ambition, facing your personal fears, doubts and anxieties, and for teaching your children exactly what they need to be healthy and happy. 

Leonie Canham, Co-Director The Splendid Word, Wife and Mother to 3 little boys 

The Healthy Parent Healthy Child program is a must for anyone seeking to reclaim their life balance and improve the health and wellness of themselves and their family. I’ve gained and grown so much during my journey through the program in the areas of mindset, nutrition, exercise, self care, productivity and happiness.

I love that I’ve been able to apply my learning to create real and meaningful change in our family life, including dramatically reducing the amount of packaged foods in our home. I know that our family is eating safely and that the changes can be maintained around full-time work and family commitments.

For me, the real sweet spot of the Healthy Parent Healthy Child program is the lifetime membership to the learning hub – having the freedom to access the learning modules at any time, and the opportunity to join in any new programs as they are released. 

I have participated in the program twice and both times have picked up so many new and easy strategies to implement.

Healthy Parent Healthy Child covered all the facets of my life that I wanted to change and I look forward to joining in again this round to work through some more personal areas of interest around life balance and confidence.

Thanks for all your support Erin – your passion, expertise and dedication to making a difference to the health and wellbeing of Australian families is inspiring.

Dee Ludlow

Finance Manager, loving wife and mama of two precious boys.


I already feel like the weight of the world is off my shoulders because everything you wrote, sent or talked about just made sense + I think got me feeling + thinking that life is worth it + happiness is most definitely worth getting back – you cannot believe how excited I am to get stuck into Module 2 this week – nervous but very excited. I even got a little feedback from my 4 year old mid-week – ‘ Mum you have been so nice today – you don’t seem angry anymore’. If I didn’t have the biggest smile on my face driving the car I think I would have burst into tears. Not because it was so lovely what she said, but because I must have been making those 3 little cute soles so anxious in the past because they can certainly channel what their parents are feeling……  


Thank you Erin, HPHC has been amazing + I look forward to being part of this fantastic little community for the rest of my future. We have reduced the amount of additives in our diet + in doing so have reduced the packaged foods; this was aimed at repairing my gut + reducing our addiction to bad foods. 

I have aimed to have weekly goals to help me stick to my healthy ways so I feel like I’m thinking more clearly + calmly. I’m constantly remembering to think ‘two beats longer’ + to be more present – writing in my journal to remind myself of being thankful and thinking of the positive. 

Consuming less alcohol and more fermented foods and healing/vegetable based smoothies for breakfast to feel more energetic and less blah. Moving as much as possible to feel more energized and less stiff. Realising that I AM a good person, am doing my best and am control of MY choices. I’m sure I’ve forgotten some things but I’ve also realised that health is much more important than weight 

VIcki Laffy, Working mother of 3

I wanted to share my personal experience with the program. I have really enjoyed learning about additives and how to spot the difference between healthy food and “healthy” food. 

The biggest thing I have gained is that I finally have my natural appetite back. Before I couldn’t understand how I could eat so much and still be hungry. Now I really understand, my stomach was full but my body was starving. This has been especially beneficial since I’m seven months pregnant. It’s great to know that I’m giving my baby the best start. 

My husband has also benefited. The info on gut health especially has helped him regain some balance. I still have so much to learn but am really enjoying the process. Thank you xx 

Diana Ellis, mother of 2, QLD, Australia

Thank you so much, Erin, for pouring your heart and soul into this program. You've certainly changed my life and I'll be forever grateful for your contribution to my life. Katie and I have a conversation about what we've learnt or what we're doing EVERY time we see each other. You've truly had an incredible impact on my health, my family's health and my mindset. I feel so happy right now! So thank you!! My vision from the start of the program is very empowering and I've set myself goals for the next 3 months. I've loved every element of the program and how it's all tied together at the end. Can't wait to follow again in Feb. Life long learning and change continues xx

Elisha Johnson, working mother of 2, NSW, Australia

The Healthy Parent, Healthy Child program is seriously one of the most comprehensive, eye opening and life changing courses I have ever done. Erin is incredibly generous with her wealth of knowledge and has provided me with practical advice to improve the health and wellbeing of myself and my family.

Katie Eldridge, working mother of 2, NSW, Australia

"We must be willing to get

rid of the life we've planned, 

so as to have the life that is 

waiting for us"

Joseph Campbell

The Most Frequently Asked Questions

I don’t have time for anything else, how can I fit it in?

I know! However, your health and your family’s health should be taken very seriously or time will hardly matter at all. I work with individuals later in their life cycle, and most wish they had made time for the important! You will need to prioritise and schedule your study. This course is focused on creating new educated habits and this takes time and commitment. Is it worth it? Yes, for you and your family. Health is not something that you want to take a risk with, it is too late when it is gone. AND you most certainly do not want to take a gamble on your child’s life. You have lifetime access to the modules and tools. If something serious pops up, you can come back to the modules when you are ready to re-commence. Don’t spend your life waiting for the perfect time, it never comes. So yes, it will take a few hours per week depending on your current position. Schedule it and MAKE IT happen. I will be in your back pocket to keep you focused!

Do I need to be a parent?

No. These principles apply to anyone. It is real life and real behaviours which means it is for real people. Provided that you want to be healthier, happier and that you know that change requires you to take action and become self- reliant, then HPHC is totally suitable.

I am fairly healthy, would I benefit?

Over the last 17 years of my involvement in the health industry, things have changed. Unfortunately, many individuals who believe they are healthy actually do not know what they do not know. Marketing is amazing and cleverly fools so many people who believe they are making the right decisions. So many individuals jump between new products or eating patterns which come along in order to stay healthy. It can be so much simpler and less costly than that. Sometimes people are also missing the warning signs and communication from their body, indicating something isn't exactly right. Everyone can benefit from HPHC.

Do I get meal plans?

This program provides you with a recipe book starter kit with healthy snacks, main meals and desserts, plus ongoing recipes delivered via email fortnightly and in the private Healthy Parent Healthy Child community. Rather than generic meal plans which do not suit everyone’s needs, or create a new neural pathway and behaviour (hence people putting weight back on after a diet), this course is about developing your unique likes and dislikes and becoming time efficient in meal planning so that you never have to rely on anyone or anything else to maintain health and weight. You can most certainly say goodbye to calorie counting and starvation for life. If individual meal plans are something that you would like to incorporate as you are working through the course, these can be tailored to your family by connecting with me. We're all unique.

I want to eat well, but my family will not come to the party?

You need to first focus on your health first. No one else is responsible for your health and choices except you. Usually when people watch a positive transformation, they want what you have. Leading by example works better than 'telling' everytime. Throughout the program you will learn how to plan around favourite foods, flavours and ingredients. No more cooking separate meals for everyone. This program is a stepping stone approach, whereby you implement the changes that you can, and then over time build on those changes. You are your child’s role model. It is up to you which party they go to. I promise they won’t leave home and will thank you for setting them up for a vibrant, disease free future which is also mentally and emotionally stable.

What if I don’t lose weight?

Initially this program is not just about weight loss. Weight loss comes as a result of the behaviours and choices you make during and after the program. Let’s face it, your weight gain didn’t just happen overnight. You will need to be accepting of the slight edge choices you have made in the past which have resulted in your current weight. The changes will take time, but once you get to where you need to be, it will maintainable forever. Your current mindset also plays a significant part in your current weight status. This too, takes time and focus to shift. During the program the focus is on nourishment, because of course there are also people who are thin but very unhealthy. Once the focus shifts to nourishment, weight loss and health will follow. Weight loss depends on more than food and exercise!

Diets have worked for me in the past, why wouldn’t I just do one again?

Feel free to do one again. And again. And again. And again……… and each time you diet, please understand that you disrupt your body’s ability to function well. Each time you end your diet, people usually put on more weight than when they first started, and then when they finally decide that this dieting approach isn’t the best, it will take longer for their body to recover and function optimally.

What if I don’t live in Australia?

It's all online so you are welcome to join from anywhere in the world!

What if I don’t see any benefit, is there a refund?

Next Generation Wellness is here to help you and your family to improve overall well-being – mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually. Because you have access to the entire program upon joining, there is risk of sneaky people taking the information and then getting a refund. Therefore, one paid there i no refund, however I do invite you to take up my 40% Introductory One-On-One Coaching session if you'e unsure.. 

Could my employees participate? 

Yes. A registration for each employee would be required, however we can organise a very significant group discount for organisations wishing to invest in their staff. Please contact to discuss further. This program is via personal access and a separate login is required for each employee or each family unit. 

I don’t have money to spend on expensive health foods? 

As mentioned this program is a stepping stone approach and the decisions on what and when are 100% in your hands. There is even a lesson on guidance and tips to improve your choices without blowing your budget.



Over 37 videos, 89 PDF actionable and educational downloads, and 17 audios that help YOU to change YOUR current situation across all areas of life (and sustain it). Housed in your membership hub so that you can access whenever you like. This is the work of over 16 years in the health and wellness industry 


Access to industry experts offering their guidance on a range of topics such as styling, kinesiology, chemical free living, fermenting, self-care, money mindset, skincare and confidence 


Lifetime membership to your HPHC Community of likeminded and supportive parents. All on the same journey, you can lean and learn off each other 


You have access to my 17 years experience and training within the Facebook group 


You acess the program for life. This means you access updated and new educational and mindset resources at no charge. PLUS a new lifetime fortnightly healthy and family friendly recipe in the recipe hub 


As a member of this group, you receive an ongoing discount with your HPHC discount code on everything in the shop (talking bone broth, greens, probiotics, essential oils, chemical free products.............)


So much sustainable life-changing goodness for a one off investment payment of $399 or 3 x $150mth 

You will not find better value!



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Instant Access to:

Module 0 - Foundations For Change

Bonus #1: Cleanse 5 Day Program (valued at $16)

Bonus #3: Strengthen + Detox Rituals E-book ($16)


Lifetime access to the HPHC course materials & future upgrades 

Lifetime access to Facebook community 

Lifetime access to future live program and webinars



Instant Access to: 

Module 0 - Foundations For Change 

Bonus #1: Cleanse 5 Day Program (valued at $16) 

Bonus #3: Strengthen + Detox Rituals E-book ($16) 


Lifetime access to the HPHC course materials & future upgrades 

Lifetime access to Facebook community Lifetime access to future live program and webinars

Erin Barnes

Founder of Next Generation Wellness

My name is Erin Barnes. I have a Bachelor of Applied Science (BAsc) – Human Movement Sciences, am a Personal Trainer, Sports Trainer, Certified Wellness & Lifestyle Coach with a focus and experience in positive psychology, and Twenty8 Health & Lifestyle Educator in aromatherapy, chemical free skincare and essential oils. 

My experience over the last 17yrs has been across the areas of exercise physiology, nutrition, positive psychology, behavioural coaching and chemical free living. 

That’s the professional part, and I believe that quality education is imperative in our current climate. However, so much of my ability to support women, comes through the personal side. Whilst I believe that we should be able to experience big belly laughs, be in the moment without worrying what someone may think of us, how our butt looks, how big our house is, how many sports our kids do, what our title is, if our toenails are chipped, if our crow’s feet are visible……… most women are not. 

Several years ago I wasn’t either. 

This is how it really looked: 

1) If I didn’t get two exercise sessions in during a day, I was hopeless, hard on myself, and scared I would get fat. Note: I was also at my most unhealthy and heaviest, and was working in the health industry with knowledge of biochemistry, which should have provided the knowing that over-exercising, negative thinking and emotional stress are big causes of weight gain- sometimes knowledge isn’t all we need! 

2) I focused on the low calorie choice, rather than the nourishing one (and ended up with an auto-immune disease so I could barely walk, let alone exercise- spiral on point 1). 

3) I suffered anxiety in every setting I entered, choking on my saliva if someone asked me a question, and spluttered out the answer in total disrespect so that they would look the other way – living in an internal state of stress and exacerbating the auto-immune disease. 

4) I based my worth on busy-ness. 

5) I craved significance because of the frightened parts of my personality, which meant I made hurtful comments to others- all in fun of course! 

6) I believed that relaxation was a glass of wine and I deserved it. Never anything to do with masking the real stresses and the underlying emotions. It didn’t help the gut and auto-immune disease either. 

7) I believed that life was meant to be hard work, rather than an opportunity to be challenged, expand and experience. 

8) I believed in ‘lack’ because of comparison rather than gratitude, also thinking when I had the next ‘thing’ it would all change. 

9) I would say ‘yes’ constantly to make other people happy so they would like me. Stress then stayed my norm and I had no time for self-compassion and self-care. 

10) I agreed with name calling, and spoke about people too much – because it distracted me from my own weaknesses and shadows. 

What did all that end up looking like? A fearful human, being hurtful, being angry, in pain, busy to gain significance, tired, not good enough…….but no one would have guessed that from the outside, and god knows I wasn’t going to share the truth! And then I thought it would be normal to bring a little human in to the world and teach her what I knew about life! And can’t they highlight your greatest fears and insecurities!!

 I have a genuine understanding of how physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health, create our intentions (aware or unaware), which create our personal experience of life.

Next Generation Wellness was created and operates with my core values close to heart – health, family, relationships, freedom, passion and engagement, achievement, personal growth, contribution, courage, dedication and professionalism.

 I am blessed to live on the beautiful Sunshine Coast, QLD, Australia, with my encouraging husband and two edifying children and love having energy and being social. I enjoy a great glass of wine, an amazing coffee and chocolate without guilt, but I also can’t go without my real food, veggies and smoothies. I am energised by the beach, yoga and generally being active.

My hope for you is that when your child is an adult with responsibilities and challenges of their own, that they can look at you and be grateful that you taught them the essentials to be healthy and happy. That you instilled in them the basic skills of eating nutritious food and being active, the importance of positive relationships, the significance of achievement rather than winning, responsibility rather than blame, and a higher purpose than greed and opposition. Healthy Parent Healthy Child is an affordable and accessible program that can help you to achieve these things, become healthy and confident, and be the inspiration for your children. My hope for you is that in your dying moments, you are contented with the life that you chose to live. 

Take care and be well,

Erin xx

WHY Healthy Parent Healthy Child?

- because it needn't be hard to be healthy just because we live in an unhealthy society

- because it's not a fad

- because living in stress and limited sleep will kill you

- because you learn it once and you live it for life

- because it's ok to ask for support and not to have to know it all

- because self worth isn't measured through scales, money, cars, houses......

- because we need to communicate better with ourselves and our loved ones

- because a quick fix never ever lasts the distance

- because your health and well-being should never be last on the list

- because we should never wait for something to change/ happen/ or someone else to change to start enjoying life 

- because we don't want to rely on happiness from that next shopping purchase, next relationship, next job title, next.........

- because life is tough without energy

- and because we love our children

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