The Adelaide Town Hall was filled with an amazing energy last night, as little old Adelaide was lucky enough to be a stop on Jess Ainscough’s Wellness Warrior Tour!
An excited group of health goers were treated to a night filled with talent, inspiration and experience, as some amazing people shared their health journeys.
We were graced with the presence of the Wellness Warrior herself, Jess Ainscough, along with her co-stars, singer Wes Car, wellness coach Melissa Ambrosini and Doctor of Chinese Medicine Nat Kringoudis.
The night kicked off with an intimate delivery from Jess, including her personal journey from a binge drinking, party fuelled life, to a flourishing Wellness Warrior, who is now an inspiration to thousands of others. With a great deal of honesty, Jess shared with the passionate crowd, some of the very low points of her journey of being faced with a terminal illness, and included her wicked sense of humour, to discuss her favourite topic of all time: coffee enemas 🙂
Jess’ main lessons she wanted to share with her Adelaide audience:
Jess encouraged the importance of accepting and empowering whatever happens in life and that life’s lessons will only create a better person. She also shared how important meditation has been as an anecdote to fear, by keeping her in the present moment.
“There’s magic in all our life circumstances.” Jess Ainscough.
2) Ditch the diet dogma.
The Wellness Warrior emphasised that the ‘one size fits all approach’ will never work. Instead focus on the quality of food- organic, whole foods and did I say organic?! Yep, making people aware of the importance of organic food is one of Jess’ personal visions in life (amongst making coffee enemas cool). Jess motivated her audience to experiment with different foods and to find the type of diet that feels best to them.
“What works for me, will not work for everyone. Eat what is right for you, at this stage of your life.” Jess discusses her mainly past based diet.
3) Make peace awesome.
She inspired her followers to have fun with being healthy and to surround yourself with ‘your tribe’ of like minded people. Jess avoids being healthy to become a chore.
“If you don’t have joy, you don’t have health”. Jess Ainscough.
The second part of the evening kicked off with Wes Car performing ‘Buffalo Tales’ from his ‘Roadtrip Confession’ album. What an amazing voice! Jess then invited each of her co-stars on stage to chat about their personal health journeys.
Wes shared his background dealing with anxiety and depression and the important step of discovering (through his Kinesiologist) that he had Pyrolles disorder (or nicer put, Pyrolles imbalance). He gratefully discussed how simple supplementation accordingly of vitamins and minerals, has since cleared him of any symptoms. Wes also told us the incredible transformation of his son’s health, through fuelling him with nutrients dense, organic foods, such as homemade breast milk bone broths, cod liver oil, coconut oil, following the likes of Weston A Price and the MIND foundation. Now 15 months, Wes describes his son as healthy and thriving.
Wellness coach Melissa Ambrosini took the audience on her journey from actress, dancer and party girl, to the inspiring wellness coach she is today. Melissa experienced her own battle, being hospitalised with a chronic viral infection and faced with a lifetime of medications. Not accepting this as good enough, she has since been led towards the self love wellness path she is on today.
The ever information Dr Nat Kringoudis enlightened us on how she came to specialise in the area of hormones. Nat discussed how the stress in today’s lifestyle is interfering with cellular function in the body and is therefore impacting the hormonal system and fertility of women. Nat’s mission to inspire young women to health.
“Women are expected to do it all, but this high stress is often leading to hormonal issues.” Dr Nat Kringoudis.
Other points discussed throughout the evening:
- Listen to your body’s whispers (signs and symptoms), before it has to shout (chronic illness).
- How children can be the best healers ever (dogs in the case of Jess)
- Listen to your intuition, as it will guide you. Don’t be bullied or intimidated by authorities, as you know what is best for you and your children.
- Dealing with resistance from friends and family when transitioning to a healthier self.
- How to let go of what others care about you and do away with people that no longer service you.
- If you do anything out of fear, it will not service you.
- The importance of drawing on others. Asking for help is honouring yourself.
- How you can pretend to be drinking wine at social events, with cold chamomile tea 🙂
As the night came to a close, I had an op to finally meet the lovely Jess in person and congratulate her on the release of her recent ‘Make Peace With Your Plate’ book. We have been in touch over phone and net over the last few years (you can see my Foodie Friday interview with Jess here), so it was nice to give her a proper hug!
And with my health guru friend Gen…
Also had a quick chat with Nat…
Some other inspiring quotes from the night:
“Be the change you wish to see in the world.” Dr Nat Kringoudis
“Remind yourself, is it serving you? If not, don’t worry about it.” Dr Nat Kringoudis.
“We have a choice to honour and nourish our body or deplete and betray your body, every single minute of the day”. Jess Ainscough, the Wellness Warrior.
Thank you Jess for sharing your journey. You are an inspiration in the health industry and your deserve all the success that you have created!
Have you been inspired by a health guru that has helped you regain control of your health & happiness? Let me know in the comments below!
Health & Happiness,