Diana Barnett, Founder SevenCanaries
Mum, curator, podcaster, director and co-founder of SevenCanaries. Committed to improving health by connecting conscious businesses and consumers with each other.
Who else is writing for us?
From time to time we get some great blog posts from inspirational people who have something to share.
Some have randomly approached us with content we thought was useful and interesting. Others we have asked to contribute; we know they have something practical to share. Then we have our heroes, the vendors, the people who have stepped up to make a difference to our health, the world we live in, and the products we use.
We thought you might like to know a little about them…
Amelia has a passion for sustainability, is amazingly talented and creative.
The co-founder of SevenCanaries and most importantly a mother. Her skills and expertise include photography, design, the visual arts, copywriting and journalism.
Founding teacher of Yoga-Durga, is passionate, energetic and an inspiring teacher committed to enhancing well-being through yoga.
Amy is the founder of eco wrapping solution ecoChici and design agency Amy Lewis Design.
Passionate about living as ethically as is practical to do so, loves innovative and sustainable design solutions, hates plastic and struggles to write short bios.
A Research Fellow in Design at Winchester School of Art, UK. In 2013 she founded Ethical High Street to help UK consumers shop better and she blogs about ethical fashion and consumer research at emmawaight.co.uk.
Irene Prantalos is passionate about helping people feel great in their skin. A qualified doctor in natural health and Chinese medicine, Irene specialises in healing psoriasis, a chronic autoimmune disease that results in red, scaly patches on the skin and affects around 750 000 Australians. Irene knows all too well the embarrassment and shame sufferers of the disease endure, after she struggled for years to heal the psoriasis that covered her body from head to toe.
Kate is a Director of Babysitters and More. Prior to starting her own business, Kate spent over 15 years as a lawyer and senior executive. She was of the generation of women who was told she ‘could have it all!’ And for a while she did. Then, with three children in 3.5 years, a thousand nappies, many, many sleepless nights all while still maintaining her career and juggling her other responsibilities, the gloss started to wear off. Kate realized that in order to Have it All she did not have to Do it All. Kate now helps other incredible busy, time poor, successful professionals and business people find the domestic help they need, all while learning how to better manage their own time.
Lizzie is a graduate of Media Communications at University of Melbourne and enjoys writing everything about social media.
With a passion for ethical and sustainable produce, Lizzie joined the SevenCanaries team in September 2013.
Rosemary Ann Ogilvie
Rosemary is a health and business writer with a strong commitment to natural therapies and used them as her preferred form of healing.
She lives in Tasmania, and is working on the ongoing project of creating a produce garden that will make her almost self-sufficient.
Sally Wood – Chief Wordsmith at Wordly
Having worked in marketing, communications and public relations roles for over ten years, Sally is well-versed in just about every aspect of message delivery. She holds a Bachelor of Arts, a Postgraduate Bachelor of Letters (Journalism and Public Relations) and is currently undertaking a Masters of Communication. For more information about Wordly’s range of services, visit: www.wordly.com.au.
Dr Sandi Rogers ED.D., N.D.
Dr Sandi Rogers has twice held the role of president of the Australian Traditional-Medicine Society (ATMS), and continues to be an active member.
She is CEO and senior practitioner of National College of Traditional Medicine in Sunshine, Victoria, runs two busy practices and boasts more than 30 years’ clinical experience.
Adv Dip Nat; BHSc (Complementary Medicine); MHSc (Human Nutrition)
Teresa is a member of the Australian Traditional MedicineSociety (ATMS), and practises at Sydney Health Clinic in Surry Hills.
Tillie is co-founder of kitchen gardening blog Tomato Tales and a freelance communications professional.
Tillie loves the idea of urban farming and regaining the self-sufficiency skills that have been disappearing over the last couple of generations. Her qualifications BA (political science & history) MA (Communication).
Yun Niu Ph.D.
Yun has practised traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in Launceston since 1991, gaining an unparalleled reputation for her healing skills. Her father started teaching her acupuncture when she was just eight, and in University she studied ancient languages, which enabled her to read classic Chinese medical texts, which substantially expanded her knowledge and understanding.
Kylie is a Public Relations student at RMIT and in her final year. She joined the team June 2013. Kylie is a lover of books, prose, travel and food/wine. She started out as a chef and worked in kitchens for eight years before deciding to change careers. Public Relations is Kylie’s dream career she has always wanted to act on behalf or contribute to and be apart of something that is greater then herself. She has traveled extensively through Europe, the UK, Morocco, Vietnam and Cambodia. Her next stop will be central America, she has a desire to be somewhere foreign when she turns 30. She reads, drinks and eats everything; her opinion is that a life worth living is one filled with what makes you happy and for her that’s food, booze and books.
Lucinda is passionate about health and wellbeing. She has a deep interest in the ways that our buildings, diet and lifestyle all effect health.