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My relationship with food started over 40 years ago when I began cooking for my family at the tender age of 10. I decided to become a chef very early on, and as a chef I have always looked for flavour, loads of texture and vitality in my food. History, story and identity have also played a large role in my food, menus and recipe design. My first restaurant was one of the first regional food destination dining experiences in Australia in 1992.

As I have aged, these concepts have become even more important to me. Our food and lifestyles have changed since the 60s and 70s. The environment and the cultural factors that surround our food and its importance in our lives are continually evolving. Never have we known so much and yet we still feel in the dark with all the choices put in front of us. I found my own way to translate food into something meaningful and into something that worked for me.

I have always been fortunate enough to have access to good food, yet still for most of my life I have been unwell. Consequently, I have always been making recipes lighter, richer in nutrition and destination specific. I have always been trying to heal myself with food. Now I work on developing recipes that counter the effects of ageing and stress.

At 48 I was diagnosed with a genetic mutation MTHFR which meant I was not absorbing B12 and B9. In my case, this had lead to auto-immune disease and Hashimoto’s and long term IBS. Simply eating well was not working for me. I tried many labelled diets from Paleo to GAPS to FODMAP to little avail. 

It all changed for me when I started to investigate the world of adaptogens, humbly at first with Ashwagandha. Experimenting with combinations of adaptogens and the setting of new life goals has helped me to live a considerably more active, inspired, happy life. Now at 54, I jog/run and have found my happy place, horse riding. All of these things I never thought I could do, I do.

These functional foods, did the one thing that was the catalyst for my reinvention as a healthy, functioning, confident woman. They modulated my stress. My health improved once I had a level playing field (modulated stress) as I was not reacting emotionally and physically as if on autopilot. My expectations of my relationships and myself changed for the better as I could plan for the future, without fatigue and pain.

I developed rituals like smoothies, infusions and lattes to incorporate these ancient foods into my diet. As these rituals became a part of my everyday, my life started to come naturally together. My days contain processes that make me feel good and well. When you feel better you feel like doing more. For me the path has been long. Many of my health issues are only just starting to be recognised; dealing with them has taught me a lot.

I have built MY TRIBE TYPE® so people can use this thinking and these products to create their own rituals. To provide a new way to look forward to what is to come. Set new goals, inspire yourself, empower yourself and give your body what it needs to get where you want to go. Listen to your body, and take a little time everyday.



About Mobo -

“Established in 1963, we are a South Australian disability enterprise that exists to enable people living with a disability and their families to be the best they can be. We do this through providing employment and related support services.

Our brand was formed from the merger of two successful disability enterprises, Hands On SA and Finding Workable Solutions. This merger has secured the jobs of more than 70 staff and over 200 supported employees across 12 sites in the metropolitan and regional areas.

 The new name Mobo stands for freedom, which is embodied every day through the organisations vision of a world where disability is no barrier to leading a fulfilling and satisfying life. The freedom we embrace ensures each and every persons input is valued.

To be the best we can be, Mobo believes it is essential to operate in a team environment where everyone respects and cares for each other, recognising it starts with each person respecting and caring for themselves. At Mobo our people are supported by clear expectations to be accountable for their work. It is this style of teamwork and care amongst the team at Mobo which empowers our employees to get on with their work and feel they are supported in all aspects of their work and life every day.

How are we different?

Our focus on trust is paramount to our strong reputation we have built over the many years and by doing this are highly regarded within the community as an organisation you can rely on. Our vibrant new brand is flexible and agile and we believe every opportunity is worth considering. We strongly believe it’s important to listen to our customers so we can properly understand their needs and work as hard as we can to provide the most desirable solution.

 The team at Mobo work hard and have fun, believing that a bit of fun is essential to getting the best out of everyone, so long as we remain respectful and accountable for our responsibilities to each other.

 Mobo is passionate about supporting the disability community and embraces inclusivity. It is through the engagement of our people, our business partners and the broader community that we are able to help people with disabilities develop skills and the freedom to live the best life they can.” - MOBOGROUP.COM.AU 2019