Updated: Jun 30, 2021
This week on our Talking Straight Series we chatted with Naturopath & Owner of Whole Health Studio, Tia Miers. Tia discussed with us why Hoi An, Vietnam is her #1 destination to go to once restrictions ease, what her healthy morning routine looks like, & some advice about authenticity from Dr. Suess.
SUPR: What does your morning routine look like?
TM: I am such a morning person! My morning routine sets me up for a positive and motivating day.
I wake up early and go to a 5:30am reformer pilates class at plank HQ in mermaid beach. Now that it is getting warmer in QLD I have been grabbing a coffee and heading to the beach after pilates for a quick swim and listening to a meditation on “insight timer” whilst I drink my coffee!
SUPR: What’s one healthy habit you prioritised / embraced during lockdown that you’ll continue as we start to return to normality?
TM: Less social commitments!
I love catching up with friends and socalising, but I also low key LOVED having quiet weekends and more down time.
SUPR: What are five things you’ll always have in your fridge / pantry?
TM: Salmon- I love having grilled salmon and roasted vegetables for dinner!
Dark chocolate- who doesn’t love chocolate?
Carrots- I am obsessed with grated carrot (weird I know haha).
SUPR: What’s your favourite form of movement?
TM: Reformer pilates at plank HQ- a high intensity pilates where you definitely feel the burn!
SUPR: What’s the first destination you’d like to visit once we’re allowed to travel again?
TM: Hoi An, the cutest town ever in Vietnam. I got some beautiful linen clothes made the last time I was there and the Pho’ soup is delicious!
SUPR: What is one fun fact most people wouldn’t know about you?
TM: I brush my teeth about 5 times a day, gotta have that minty fresh breath.
SUPR: Why is it important to you to be Straight Up and authentic? Have you ever struggled in the past with being your true self?
TM: I love the quote by Dr Seuss “Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive that is youer than you”
It is so easy to get in a comparison trap. For me it is important to be my authentic self and not strive for something that I am not- it is tiering haha. In the past I found myself comparing myself to girls on social media or other businesses, however it brought me a lot of head noise and stress.
Identifying what my values and goals are as a person has allowed me to break away from comparison and to become my authentic self.
SUPR: The health industry is constantly adapting to external circumstances. What’s one health trend you predict will remain or appear in 2021?
TM: Traditional Chinese medicine! Acupuncture, Chinese dietary principles and herbs are becoming increasingly popular.