VANCOUVER, April 20, 2012 /CNW/ - Lisa Oz, keynote speaker at CHFA West in Vancouver addressed over 160 members of the Canadian Health Food Association today. Lisa is best known as co-author with husband and TV show host Dr. Oz of the New York Times best selling "You: The Owners Manual" book series.
Lisa Oz is an esteemed and respected worldwide authority on the subject of well-being and relationships. Her bestselling books have been on the New York Times list six times including the one she spoke from today - US: Transforming Ourselves and the Relationships that Matter Most.
One word that epitomizes Lisa's presentation today is 'relatable'. She invited us into her life so that we could see ourselves in her stories and journey and grow with her.
Lisa advised today's audience, "that the three steps to change are awareness, action and purpose."
"Our relationship with ourselves delineates our growth," explained Lisa, "therefore by committing to personal growth we'll notice positive change in all our relationships. How I feel about myself impacts how I relate to others. If my pants are too tight, I feel grouchy. If I'm not healthy, I'm not relating to others with my best self"
"What we eat impacts our health and impacts our relationships," says Lisa, "I believe true freedom is making right choices. When we choose a candy bar we feel guilt and shame and that impacts how we feel and is ultimately reflected in how we interact with others. When we choose a piece of fruit, instead of a candy bar, we're making the right choice for our health and it makes us feel powerful, nourished and sustains us emotionally."
Lisa explained, "All relationships are in flux. Good relationships, like gardens, need attention and bad relationships need work. We can't change or control others in order to change relationships, however we can change ourselves."
Lisa encourages people to take a small step to get started on committing to personal growth. She recommends practicing gratitude and forgiveness as stepping stones to bettering our relationship with ourselves.
Inspired by Lisa's holistic approach to health and wellness, Holy Crap Cereal co-founders, Corin and Brian Mullins sponsored Lisa to speak at CHFA Expo West.
Brian's first job was with IBM and Corin's one and only job was with Air Canada. Both of those companies hired competent family and friends first and so did Corin with Holy Crap Cereal. They have mothers and daughters, mothers and sons, husbands and wives and sisters and brothers all working with them. "Good, trusting relationships are critical to the success of any partnership or business and so our interest on Lisa and her book," says Corin Mullins.
Holy Crap cereal was developed by Corin, first to address Brian's food allergies and sensitivities, then as part of a business idea to include in an emergency kit. Market testing of the cereal at the Sechelt Farmer's Market in 2009 proved that it was so popular that Corin decided to focus on the business with only the cereal. The BC company experienced the 'Dragons' Den effect' that rocketed sales and now sees the company shipping to 20 countries around the globe.
Image with caption: "Lisa Oz, best selling author, was the keynote speaker at CHFA West in Vancouver, BC on April 20, 2012. She spoke to members of the Canadian Health Food Association on the topic of well being and transforming relationships. (CNW Group/Holy Crap Cereal)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20120420_C7796_PHOTO_EN_12581.jpg
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