December is well and truly here and I wanted to share with you my Top 3 tips for managing the Festive Season in regards to Food (which as you know is one of the aspects of Evenstar 5 Star Wellbeing - the others being Sleep, Movement, Surroundings and Being). Don’t worry I’m not going to be a total scrooge about it all! The festive season is actually meant to be at least a little bit of fun, and if that can’t include a touch of overindulgence and treating yourself then there would be something wrong! My Top 3 Tips cover: Good food in a hurry Sweets glorious sweets Bringing a plate Hippy Woo Woo style! Watch the video now or check out the full Blog, which was published by Sivana East. There is heaps more information on my Blog on the following topics (which I briefly cover in this one) Food additives Sugar Organic food For help with balancing and increasing your energy levels during the Festive Season book a session now!
This is the third of my Blogs focusing on the holistic health view Chakras and this one is all about the 3rd Chakra - the solar plexus energy centre - which governs our overall sense of Power, Energy and Balance.💥💛🍋🌞 If you would prefer to read the full piece instead of, or as well as, watching the video, it was published by Sivana East. We have 7 main energy centres in the body. These energy centres operate on all levels – physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. Different systems call the energy centres different names, but almost all traditional systems of medicine recognise these energy centres as well as other minor energy centres, and energy pathways. In my practice I refer to the energy centres as the Chakras – which comes from the Indian tradition. Many energy healers work with the Chakras. Chakras are areas where the body is very open to receiving energy, from all sources. When it becomes imbalanced the flow of energy into the chakra is depleted or even prevented. Each chakra governs and works with specific areas of physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. To get your FREE copy of my Chakra Balancing Ebook click here. Balance in any of the Chakras works on a spectrum, so if you can relate to extremes in any of these areas you may have an imbalanced 3rd Chakra: how energetic you feel in
This video will allow you to flow into the 2nd chakra system of health which is all about our emotions, our creativity and the partnerships that we form with other people. 🐟🥕💛 Do any of the following sound like health and wellbeing concerns that you have: emotional eating overly emotional or unable to express emotion water retention profuse sweating inflammation urinary system issues reproductive system issues blood pressure problems frequent diarrhoea or constipation very dry skin? If any of these things sound like you then you may have an energy imbalance in your 2nd chakra, the sacral chakra. In the video you will learn about the Evenstar 5 Star Wellbeing approach to balancing your 2nd chakra. If you prefer to read my Blog on the topic it was published by Sivana East. I mention crystals and essential oils in the section on how to manage your Surroundings for 2nd chakra balance, these are the ones I would recommend: Crystals Citrine – joy, creativity, going with the flow, self-expression, bladder & kidneys, circulation, constipation, menstruation, menopause Ruby – passion, sexuality, blood flow and detoxification, kidneys, reproductive system Carnelian – creativity, metabolism, fertility, kidneys, blood clotting, blood supply Essential oils For overactivity Eucalyptus – will help you move from feeling overwhelmed to feeling cohesive Emotional Aromatherapy blends (Console, Peace, Forgive) from DoTerra Juniper – will help you move from feeling distraught to
🌳🔴 Do you have the signs, symptoms or traits of someone with an unbalanced Root Chakra (also known as the 1st or Base Chakra)? How do you know?! Can see yourself in any of these areas: - you tend to be overweight or underweight - your skin is always red or always pale - your immune system is overactive or underactive - you have bone problems (eg. joint or muscle pain) - you have blood problems (eg. anaemia, clotting) - constipation is your norm - you are always stressed over little things, or you are very stressed but too tough to show it - you have strong feelings about the colour Red (love it or hate it!) - your home life is very cluttered or pretty much non-existent or non-important to you - you are very active with groups and organisations, or the opposite - you keep to yourself and are disinterested in family - you attack others readily, or you often feel attacked by other people - you have strong opinions, or you find it hard to form opinions - you love tradition and tend to be conservative about retaining tradition, or you feel shame about your ancestry and ignore tradition Find out more in this video! Or if you prefer to read my Blog, it was published by Sivana East. To access my Chakra Balancing Tips for FREE click
This video covers my top sleep tips for improving the quality and quantity of your sleep, from the Evenstar 5 Star Wellbeing perspective. 💤😴🌃 For those of you who don't already know, Evenstar 5 Star Wellbeing encourages you to think about all aspects of your health and wellbeing, taking into account 5 key areas that are going to have an impact, whether or not you realise it! Those areas are: Sleep, Food, Movement, Surroundings and Being. I go into some really important information about the timing of when you consume caffeine each day the timing of when you move your body each day how to use light to your advantage the importance of keeping the activity in your bed exclusive meditation You can get further information on what happens when we don't get enough sleep from my Vlog Sleep: the simple and essential way to improve your wellbeing, or read the article on Sivana East. As mentioned in the video, I also have another Blog about screens and sleep, The Digital Elephant in the Bedroom. Don't forget to check out my Shop for essential oils to help your sleep too.
In this Vlog I'm talking about Sleep 😴⏰💤💜, specifically: - why not doing it for long enough each night is critical for brain health - what happens when we don't get enough slow wave sleep - the bi-directional relationships between this and food, and movement - why breathing through your nose is so important! If you'd prefer to read my article on this, it was published by Sivana East. Next week I will cover my top tips for getting a good night's sleep, so stay tuned! In the meantime you might like to check out my Shop for the best essential oils to help with Sleep and my Blog on this very topic. I also have another Blog all about the problems with screen devices, which is a must read! Reiki is wonderful for helping to improve sleep. It's probably the number #1 thing that clients report after a session! Now that you know how important this is, why not Book Now! I refer to Professor Matthew Walker, who is one of the top researchers in this field, globally. Snuggle up now, for health's sake!
This week (beginning 6thAugust 2018) is Dental Health Week in Australia. Although for many people it may seem an odd thing for a holistic wellbeing practitioner to bring to your attention, in fact it is right down my alley! Here at Evenstar my work is focused on 5 Star Wellbeing, which is what I believe are the 5 key areas that we all need to get right if we want to live a life of real health and wellness. These areas are Food, Sleep, Movement, Surroundings and Being. I do often talk about Food because, well, food! But seriously, I truly believe that our diet and digestive system are the primary source of either good or poor health. Sometimes we forget that our mouth is actually the beginning of our digestive tract, with our teeth and saliva beginning the process of breaking down food. Good Food = Good Dental Health The best possible way to look after your dental health is to eat whole foods from the earth, and funnily enough this is one of the best ways to look after your overall wellbeing too! Let’s start off our celebration of Dental health week with the startling fact that 85% of people who have heart attacks, also have gum disease. Although the causative relationship behind this statistic has not yet been determined this is a clear indication that our dental health
If you’ve heard in the media that there is a shortage of flu vaccine perhaps now is the time to consider some natural alternatives to boosting your immunity for the winter. 5 Steps to Boost Immunity Food – eat immune boosting foods and drink lots of water. In winter we want to balance the cold weather by eating and drinking warm things. The benefits of chicken soup are not an old wives’ tale! Bone broth is so nourishing and healing. Remember that the majority of your immune system lives in your gut so you need to give it whole foods from the earth that it recognises and can obtain the vitamins, minerals and other nutrients that it requires for you to heal you. As well as bone broth make sure you include good fats from olive oil and oily fish, dark chocolate (yey!), eggs and lots of fruit and vegetables of all the colours of the rainbow! For immune boosting flavourings you can’t go past garlic, ginger and turmeric – veggie curry is sounding good! Movement – don’t stop your exercise routine just because it’s winter.Your lymphatic system, which is critical to fighting illness cannot operate effectively without muscular contraction, as it removes wastes and toxins. So keep on moving peeps! You might change your exercise routine with the seasons just like you change your food. Perhaps now is the time to
More and more research is being done and finding associations between our gut micro biome and how well our brain is working, including in serious illnesses such as depression, anxiety, autism, MS, OCD, CFS and even just plain old stress! In this Vlog I talk about: how the digestive system has its own nervous system how it also plays the lead role in immunity how imbalance in the digestive system can therefore lead to chronic inflammatory responses and resulting dis-ease Learn more including how to achieve balance for your gut micro biome! If you'd prefer to read my article instead of watching the video, you can read it on Thrive Global, where it was published. Two places you can go for additional research and to hear amazing stories of how changing gut-health changes lives you might like to look at the work of Dr Terry Wahls and also Kirsty Wirth at Kultured Wellness If you want a tool to help with the energetic balance of your digestive system the essential oil blend Digest Zen is amazing! If you would like to access some overall better energetic balance and wellbeing Book Now for a session with me! If want any further information don't hesitate to get in touch.
This Blog was written for one of the most sugar-filled times of year - Easter (2018)! That particular Easter marked the anniversary of me quitting sugar and I want to share with you the science behind our relationship with sugar, especially as a continuation of my earlier video on the gut-microbiome (check out the Gut-Brain Connection). Yes, you guessed it, the bacteria in your gut could have a lot to do with your relationship with sugar! Around Easter 2017 I did a webinar on the Wild Diet (a type of paleo diet) and watched That Sugar Film and realized that I needed to make a change and significantly reduce my sugar intake (which was a lot lower than many people to start with!) If you want to read all about that process then please check out That Sugar Blog. World Health Organisation guideline on sugar More than 3 years ago now the World Health Organisation put out a new guideline recommending that people reduce their intake of free sugars to less than 10% of their total energy intake, with less than 5% (roughly 25 grams) being even more highly recommended as beneficial to health. So what are ‘free’ sugars? This term refers to any sugars that have been removed from their naturally occurring source, and are not consumed as a part of a whole food. Free sugars therefore include any sugars added to