‘Clean out your liver’, ‘Body and Soul’, March 2011

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To detox or not to detox, that is the question. As Wellness coach Tamra Mercieca explains, our liver is our body’s natural cleanser. Detox fads come in and go out, but at the end of the day, our liver’s main function is to naturally detox the body. It is our internal cleaner, which given the right support, has the ability … Read More

‘Laugh Your Way Healthy’, Body and Soul, 2011

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The original article written for the above article on how to ‘Laugh Your Way Healthy’ was… The secret ingredient in love is laughter, and as Oscar Wilde once said “relationships are too important to be taken seriously”.  Tamra Mercieca looks at how laughter can enhance relationships. Laughter in a relationship is a treasure. It is one of our primary reasons … Read More

‘Natural Depression Busters’, Women’s Health and Fitness, 2010.

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Natural Depression Busters Anti-depressants are now taken by thousands of Australians, and many people credit them with changing, or even saving their lives. But they’re not for everyone. Tamra Mercieca explores some alternatives. People take prescription drugs every day to help them find relief from the different forms of depression. Anti-depressants give the perception that relieving depression is as easy … Read More

‘Shy away from sugar’, Women’s Health and Fitness, 2009.

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Shy Away From Sugar It can be difficult to stay away from refined sugar, especially if you have a sweet tooth. But as Wellness coach Tamra Mercieca explains, there are healthy options that carry an array of nutritional benefits. What is this evil entity? In its simplest form, it is the juice from a sugar cane plant. Ingested in its … Read More

‘Emotional IQ (EQ)’, Women’s Health and Fitness, 2008

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What’s your emotional IQ (or EQ)? We’ve been conditioned to believe that IQ is the best measure of human potential. In the past ten years, however, researchers have found this isn’t necessarily the case. In actuality, your emotional intelligence quotient (EQ) might be a greater predictor of success. Success Coach Tamra Mercieca explains. IQ may be a solid indicator of … Read More

‘Perfect Posture’, Good Health and Medicine, 2008

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Stand up straight! Don’t slouch! Tamra Mercieca explores the physical and mental benefits of having a perfect posture. You’re only words into this article, and chances are you’ve already adjusted how you’re sitting. Posture is one of those things we often forget about, that is, until something or somebody reminds us to straighten up. Poor posture becomes a habit and … Read More

‘Is anger good for you?’, Women’s Health and Fitness, 2008

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Contrary to its bad press, anger is a defining emotion. It is the gift of setting boundaries. As Performance Coach Tamra Mercieca explains, anger can act as a barometer for what has gone wrong, where people have overstepped a person’s limits, or where injustice is occurring. It happens far too often, we let our anger make us unhappy. We get … Read More

‘Soul Music’, Good Health and Medicine, 2006.

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Music. You can’t escape it – it’s everywhere. But what most of us don’t realise, is music can have a very powerful influence on our emotions, moods and behaviour. Tamra Mercieca explains. Songwriters and composers often base great works on the idea of mending a broken heart and according to recent medical research, they could be onto something. Today, medical … Read More

‘The perks of caffeine’, Women’s Health and Fitness, 2006.

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The truth about caffeine.. Coffee has been put through the scientific ringer, you might say, and almost invariably come out with flying colours. So if you’re a coffee guzzler, pour yourself a cuppa and read on for the latest good-to-the-drop news on how to enjoy your beloved beverage. For starters, it’s an antioxidant powerhouse. Green coffee beans contain about 1,000 … Read More