Free Sleep Well Workshop


You may not know this about me, but I’m a certified sleep science coach (among other things).

So…. can’t sleep? If you live in Auckland, join me at my next workshop (7th February, 7.15pm – 9pm) to find out just why you can’t sleep – and what to do about it. It’s FREE! Spaces are limited, though, so you will need to contact me to make sure there’s a seat for you.

Here’s the official blurb:

CAN’T SLEEP? Find out why and what to do about it, from a Certified Sleep Science Coach.

* The science of sleep
* How your morning routine sets you up for a good night’s sleep
* The most important nutrients and foods to achieve deep sleep
* Why hormones wreak havoc with women’s sleep and what to do about it
* How to stop a racing mind and night-time anxiety
* Strategies to achieve uninterrupted, deep sleep

FREE workshop – but BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL as SEATING is LIMITED. Email me here to reserve your seat.

Where? Highbury House, 110 Hinemoa St, Birkenhead, Auckland
When?  7th February, 2018
Time?   7.15pm – 9pm

Learn all you need to know about herbs


I’m offering my ONLINE HERB WORKSHOP again. And the good thing is, you can do it in your own time. There are no time pressures. No restraints. And you have total access to me throughout the course. You’ll learn:

  • Which herbs are best for stress, anxiety and sleep problems (and which don’t work at all)
  • How to make your own natural herbal beauty products, cleaning products and perfumes.
  • The effect of cooking with herbs – and what vitamins, minerals and antioxidants are lost during cooking.
  • How to grow, propagate, harvest and preserve your own herbs.
  • How to grow herbs for flowers


What people have said about the course:

Hi Jane!

I had to drop a line and tell you how much I love this magazine!  It’s the most beautiful and inspiring read I’ve had for a while! The content is very high standard and the recipes!…can’t wait to try those magnificent cakes! Thanks as well for the first module of the Herb Course – I’m just going through it again and revising now – so well written and referenced – what a great way to start learning – fabulous value!
– Poppy

I thoroughly enjoyed Module 4 and can see I will this one too. Thank you so much for making these available online.
– Bev

Module 6 is brilliant! Very informative and helpful – and the table of 25 Herbs to Propagate is just what I’ve been looking for. I’ve started planning a herb collection so this is so useful in terms of choosing what I’ll be planting. I also never thought of planting cumin or cardamom, but I will now, as I use those spices all the time! Keep up the great work, Jane – and thanks again!
– P

I’m really enjoying the modules. They’re really interesting and easy to read.
– Stef

There are six modules to this course, and one module is sent once a week. But you do not have to complete the module in a week. You can read it any time you like. If you don’t want to read it until next year, that’s fine!





Getting married, or know someone who is? In the wedding business? Then follow me on Facebook.

I’ve started a new Facebook page: Sweet Living Magazine Weddings. I’m putting together a new online weddings magazine (in flipbook magazine style), which will be out late August. Please click through and ‘like’ me. 🙂

I’ll be adding lots of images regularly, plus offering giveaways. Plus, of course, there’s the magazine, out soon.

Herb class at Handmade

Are you going to Handmade in Wellington over Queen’s Birthday Weekend, May 31-June 1, 2014? I’m holding three workshops – a masterclass on growing and using herbs, a workshop on battenberg lacemaking and another workshop on tablescapes: table flowers, wreaths and centrepieces for special occasions.

The masterclass blurb reads as such: Grow herbs year round for culinary, medicinal and cosmetic purposes. Whether you have a large garden or a tiny potted one, find out how simple it is to grow herbs year round. Learn about safe herbal treatments for common health problems, pick up recipes for natural beauty and cleaning products, and master how to use herbs in cooking. Includes stevia (the sugar herb to use in place of sugar), patchouli (herbs for perfumes) and many other common and not-so-common herbs.

The battenberg lacemaking is an ancient art that uses tape and needlepoint lace techniques; in the tablescape class you’ll learn how to style a table with flowers and vintage props like the pros. Lots of gorgeous flowers to design with.

The whole weekend should be great fun, with plenty of different craft and culinary classes to choose from. I hope to see you there.

Check out the Handmade programme here.