Birds of a feather flock together!

Pete and I are in Salt Lake City for a conference hosted by Young Living Essential Oils. Salt Lake City is in the heart of Utah. I didn’t know what to expect, not having done any research beforehand, and at first glance the countryside reminds me of South Australia. Salt Lake City is framed by […]

What secret elixir do we have at the Purple House? – (Petes blog)

What secret elixir do we have at The Purple House? People could have been excused thinking I had been helping myself to something as I skipped animatedly out late one evening quite oblivious to the cold driving rain. I had become high on ketones!! Not my own either! My last client had returned from his […]

Join Grada’s reflexology weekend workshop in October!

Reminder: Reflexology Weekend Workshop with Grada Where: 47 Wilmot Rd Forth  @ the Robertson Residence When: Sat 14th & Sunday 15th of October 9.30 – 5.30 $400 per person ($100 per day for repeats) Includes manual, morning, lunch and afternoon tea & laughter! Phone 64283007 or click here: http://bit.ly/2xhWSYt to register your spot.  “As you can see […]

You never know where an essential oil journey can lead you!

  Free: Essential Oils Presentation in Smithton Bring along your friends and family Where: Wyndarra Centre, 43 Smith St, Smithton 7330 When: Sunday 10th October 12- 2 pm By: Grada Robertson from the Purple House in Forth and Anita Hardy independent YL consultant. During this fun and interactive session, we will touch on: How essential […]

Harnessing Your Mature Playboy! (for men and women)

Welcome to Harnessing Your Mature Playboy, a movement based workshop designed to help you embody the very unique playfulness, free spirited and sensual nature that is YOUR mature playboy. The amount of fire emojis I have for this workshop is enormous. And I’m partially having OCD about how to best describe and present this to […]

Shedding a light on the subject! (by Pete)

Lights, lights and more lights. Forty LED’s arrived today to replace the antiquated downlights in the Purple House. The old ones have cost us a ton of money in Hydro bills since opening in 2007 “But you certainly can’t have too many lights”, I am thinking as I am carting the boxes of new ones […]

“Live longer stronger with essential oils” Free info session.

“Essential oils are such powerful substances that even just a whiff of one can immediately uplift and energise. Not even chocolate can do it that quickly. So what is it about these little bottles of magic that make them so incredible? To put it simply, they are all the good stuff from nature’s pharmacy condensed […]

Protect yourself with a Wall of microbes and a Secret Weapon.

Hate getting sick in the winter? Me too, but eating ferments definitely helps. I haven’t been sick once in the past three years and was getting to the point of just being really arrogant about my ability to avoid sickness. I thought the Wall of microbes I’d built up would protect me. So when I […]

Kefir is the cream of the crop!

Fearless fermenting: Saturday the 7th October 9.30 till 12.30 at 47 Wilmot Rd, Forth. Investment: $110. Book online at http://bit.ly/ferment-purplehouse or call 64283007. Why kefir is the most important food for winter (and your life!) When it comes to superfoods packed with nutrients and health benefits, most of the heavy hitters are familiar: kale, chia seeds, maca, coconut […]

Re-living a near-drowning experience. (by Pete)

It’s Sunday 11 a.m. and I am about to wade into the swirling waters of the Forth River. Every now and then we get a glimpse of the sun as it tries to break through the wintry sky, dispelling the bleakness for a moment. Casting aside all thoughts of a cosy Sunday morning coffee time […]

New workshops: Principals of Healing

 New workshop! Principals of healing l Going into the Inner Sanctum. 18th and 19th of November With Grada Robertson Investment: $495 This workshop is about Heart Centred Healing, using a variety of exercises, stories and techniques that will open you up to experience healing on all levels. The aim is to connect deeply with your […]

Reflexology weekend workshop with Grada Robertson

Grada Robertson

14th and 15th October 9.30 -5.30 @ 47 Wilmot Rd, FORTH $400 per person ($100 per day to revisit) Includes manual, relaxation, fun & food& new info P:64283007 to reserve your spot or click link below http://bit.ly/2gJrOqY This is for beginners as well as existing therapists who want to deepen their connection with ‘life’ through […]

Tap into your inner fire! New workshop in Forth

Sunday 8th October 9.30 – 5 pm (tentative time) @ 47 Wilmot Rd Forth Tap into your inner fire! Tasmania’s brand-new Wim Hof instructor, Piet Blokker, will guide you through a series of activities that will help you connect to the guru within. The focus will be on using your breath to reset your computer, connecting with […]

Fearless fermenting workshop with Caleb

Caleb Robertson

Fearless fermenting: Saturday the 2nd September 9.30 till 12.30 at 47 Wilmot Rd, Forth. Investment: $110. Book online at http://bit.ly/ferment-purplehouse or call 64283007. Caleb will teach you the secrets to good health while you eat all morning. Learn how to safely make your own: Kimchi Fermented butter Sauerkraut Kefir Kombucha and other mouth-watering dishes that […]

Do you have access to the secrets of living well?

‘Buen Vivir is making waves across South America and ripples are starting to reach us, I am reading in a local newspaper. ‘In English buen vivir means good living, or living well. It’s a way of doing things that is centred on the wellbeing of our community.  It is ecologically balanced and there is no compartmentalising […]

New price structure at the Purple House

Effective 21st August 17 a new price structure applies at the Purple House. This is our first increase since 2012. Our new fees reflect the quality of the services we offer to you, our valued client. Massage Therapy – One hour $95, half hour $80 Bowen therapy –  One hour $95, half hour $80 A regular massage […]

Three massages in a row.

The other day we were enjoying a nice meal with a group of friends at our dinner table when one of my friends declared that “a massage is enjoyable but had never helped him overcome any of his health problems”. As he was saying this he was scratching his ears (my mind thinks: food allergies?) […]

Stomach Acid lowering drugs are dangerous!

Are you unwittingly killing yourself? Stomach acid drugs can be dangerous for your kidneys I am reading in today’s health articles. Fifty years of data revealed that people taking PPI’s or Proton Pump Inhibitors to reduce stomach acidity, increased their risk of chronic kidney disease by nearly one third and kidney failure by a whopping […]

Time travel with Grada from the Middle Ages to now and discover an ancient recipe to boost your heart health.

Heart disease and the cholesterol saga. What can you do about it? (Part 1) I have always kept this recipe in my writing desk. It was given to me by an old German client. It’s written on a tattered piece of paper in half German, half English. As I unfold it, I can almost conjure […]