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The Pounamu Prophecy - birth of a book Two women, two cultures and an ancient Maori prophecy that will change their lives. That's the tag line for The Pounamu Prophecy - my first novel. It has been a slow process, interrupted by moving...

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Can I eat mussels if I have high cholesterol?Can I eat mussels if I have high cholesterol? The short answer is yes - you can eat mussels if you have high cholesterol. Mussels are low in kilojoules, cholesterol and fat. The little fat they do have is mostly healthy unsaturated fat with plenty...

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Bran MuffinsBran Muffins These bran muffins (adapted from a recipe by Alison Holst) are super filling - a great snack when you are trying to control your weight. Enjoy these muffins with a cup of tea but don't expect to absorb...

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Beat the flu with Chicken Noodle Soup It’s Queen’s Birthday holiday today in New Zealand and thank goodness, the sun is shining. I’m sitting in a sunny room writing this post, sheltered from the icy wind blasting up from Antarctica....

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My nanna's recipe for homemade Rewena (Maori) bread Rewena Bread Step 1 1 c flour 1 tsp sugar 1 potato Peel and cut potato into small pieces. Place in pot with 1 cup water, lid on, and simmer to mashing consistency. Mash, cool and when luke...

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About me

 

Hi, my name is Cindy Williams. If I had to sum up my life who I am and what I do – in three words, they would be: Eat, pray, write.

EAT

I trained as a dietitian in New Zealand and have a Master of Public Health Nutrition from University of Queensland.  I have worked as a dietitian in hospitals; the National Heart Foundation of Australia; for sports teams – the Brisbane Lions AFL and a NZ team in the Whitbread Round the World yacht race; for food industry – various companies including Woolworths (Qld) and Beef and Lamb NZ. I have worked in corporate health (alongside the well known Aussie author when he was still Dr Nick Earls) advising and encouraging stressed out executives to take at least a little time to look after themselves. I have given numerous talks, supermarket tours, radio and television interviews.

I love to encourage people to feel great about themselves – through what they eat, what they do and how they think. The food we eat can make a huge difference to our health. But healthy eating on its own is not enough to ensure good health. How much we move our body, how we think, how we feel, how relaxed or stressed we are, and our relationship with God, family and friends also affect our health and our life.

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PRAY

Prayer is my life-line. It cheers me up, calms me down and puts all the challenging situations of life into perspective. As it says in the Bible, “Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.” Matthew 4:4

 

WRITE

I have a Graduate Diploma in Communication (Public Relations) with distinction from Queensland University of Technology. I am a book reviewer for the Historical Novel Society (USA) and for Rise Publications. I am a senior writer for the NZ Healthy Food Guide magazine – easy to read layout and a fantastic editor who makes my writing look so much better. I run a writing group for children – their creativity is awe inspiring! I have written one novel – The Pounamu Prophecy (Rhiza Press, 2015) – finalist in the 2016 Caleb Awards. I have almost completed a second novel set in first century Israel, or Samaria to be exact.

Oh… and I am fortunate enough to be a wife and a mum!!

 

 

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