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Typical Gemini, with the concentration span of a gnat & not one for sitting still. My old Da used to say that "you're a long time dead". So my mantra is get busy living.Please join me for more at
Published May 22nd 2016
Queensland author, Bernadette Mercer, has taken an interesting pathway on life's journey. She has been a Registered Nurse, Registered Teacher and a qualified Natural Therapist. Her additional studies include Reiki, Nutrition, Massage, Aromatherapy, Foot Reflexology and Mineral Therapy, and to this day she continues to share a wealth of knowledge by supporting students in the study of Complementary Therapies.

This passion for health and wellbeing resulted in the publication of Bernadette's first book, How To Be Your Own Therapist - Home Remedies, at the age of 68 years. Now in its second print, and familiar to devotees of holistic health and wellness, this book highlights the power that people have to help themselves in medical situations.
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Lunch in Avignon

Mercer's other passions include travel and cooking, which she has successfully combined in her latest publication, Lunch in Avignon. Originally released digitally in 2014 this series of short stories covering some of her travels both within Australia and overseas, is now available in book format. This updated version includes both the photos and recipes of some of the glorious meals she shares with us as she travels through Europe. Lemon Semolina Cake, Tarta de Santiago, Granita al Limone, Sicilian Cannoli-even the fish and chips from the Redland Bay Hotel in Brisbane sound just delightful.

Mercer weaves her tales through destinations many of us will only dream about: the catacombs of San Calisto, travelling by train through Spain and Portugal at a time that flames from uncontrollable bush fires were traversing the tracks, to lunching on mini baguettes and pate in Avignon.

The author shares in part her journey in a poem nestled between her adventures, titled Carpe Diem. It reads:

The day the Doctor told me I might die
Because some small genetic fault awoke
I knew then every day now day I must
Seize the day, not let it pass like smoke.

How To Be Your Own Therapist - Home Remedies available from all good bookshops.

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