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Antibiotics and looking after your gut

Your gut microbiome is super important to overall health and is the first topic in this new video series called "One Thing I Know".  Your gastrointestinal microbiota ("gut microbiome') consists of trillions of bacteria that reside in the digestive tract.  They are imperative for effective digestive function and also for immunity.  At any point your gut microbiome are either increasing or decreasing overall inflammation in your your body.  Inflammation is the natural response of the body to fight infection and disease but when it becomes disregulated chronic illness can result. I am constantly updating my knowledge by reading books and listening to podcasts and taking courses.  A big part of my whole reason for doing what I do is to help people to be better able to improve and maintain their own wellbeing so therefore I love to be able to share new things that I learn. I recently listened to an episode of the Low Top Life podcast (which I HIGHLY recommend) where Alexx was interviewing one of the world's most pre-eminent specialists in the microbiota, Dr Jason Hawrelak.  The chat covers some of the other microbiota that are important to consider including the nasal microbiome and the vaginal microbiome, but something that really leapt out at me was the bit about how to best manage the gut micobiome when we have to take a course of antibiotics. If

Scorpio Full Moon – Illumination and Transformation

The Full Moon in May rises on 18th/19th (depending on where you are) in the sign of Scorpio. Key concepts with this powerful Full Moon are reflection, insight, illumination and transformation. Feel free to read my full Blog, published by Sivana East. It includes a Ritual that you can do to access the energy of the Scorpio Full Moon to your best advantage. Alternatively you might like to join my virtual Full Moon Circle taking place on Facebook at 6.30am AEST on Sunday 19th May.  The event includes a Ritual, Meditation and Healing. Feel free to check the details on the Events page and register your interest.

Feeling Sick. Could Reiki Help?

If you have been, or are, feeling sick I am so sorry to hear that! You've been wondering if Reiki could help and the short answer is a resounding 'Yes'! In this video you will learn: how people are like onions why we need to heal on all levels - physical, mental, emotional and spiritual - for complete and lasting recovery from any wellbeing concern why we don't need to know or understand underlying emotional or spiritual causes of physical health problems for Reiki to help us to heal why you might not feel immediately 'better' after one energy healing session what a healing crisis is and how to best manage it how you can continue to promote your own healing journey through Evenstar 5 Star Wellbeing - Food, Movement, Sleep, Surroundings and Being If you'd prefer, you can read the full text of the Blog, published by Sivana East. Feel free to schedule a FREE 15 minute consultation to confirm how I can help you, or book a full in person or remote consultation right here!

Surrender and Flow in March

March New Moon The March new moon occurred when most of us were fast asleep, just before 3am on the morning of Thursday 7thMarch.  We can always look forward to new moon energy to help us to set goals and intentions for the coming month.  This March new moon is however in the watery sign of Pisces, and so we are really best served to go with the energetic flow – less thinking, more being.  This energy continues through until the next full moon on 21st March. It is hard in our left-brain centric world to feel that we can surrender conscious thought and planning, and instead just allow the space for what is meant to come into our lives, to come.  At this time we still need to have a clear vision of what it is that we want – the universe will only be confused otherwise – and simply ask for it. Release & Trust Release the need to know how or when your desired person, thing, or outcome will be manifested into your physical world and simply trust that it will.  Be open to receiving and what is meant to come to you, for your highest good, will arrive in the divine right time.  Of course the right time may not be just now. Relax, breathe, trust. Dropping expectation, ceasing overthinking and over-planning is counter-intuitive to many. But think

The Jewel in the Crown of your Wellbeing

For many people in the modern Western world there is a great big disconnect in their ability to see themselves as spiritual beings as well as physical bodies.  This really means that most of us are walking around with imbalance in the energy centre that is associated with soulfulness and connection - the 7th Chakra, or Crown Chakra. Some common physical or emotional signs and symptoms of 7th Chakra imbalance are: acute or dulled sense of pain neurological issues numbness having the looks and energy of someone much older or younger than you are sensitivity to surroundings abnormal day/ night patterns headache or migraine pineal gland issues If these are things that you are regularly dealing with in your physical life then you might like to consider bringing back some more balance into the Crown of your energy.  This video will give you further insight into how to tell if you do have an imbalanced 7th Chakra and also what to do about it if you do! If you would prefer to read the full text of the Blog, it was published by Sivana. I mention that you can use Crystals and Essential Oils to help promote balance through the Surroundings aspect of Evenstar 5 Star Wellbeing.  These are the ones that I would recommend for your Crown Chakra: Crystals Diamond – spiritual evolution, life purpose, brain health Sapphire –

A Grounded Approach to the February Super Moon

February’s Full Moon occurs on the 19th-20thFebruary – depending on where you are in the world - and rises in the earth sign of Virgo. A full moon always supports us to let go.  If you sowed seeds of intention with the new moon earlier in the month the energy of the full moon gives you the chance to review, complete and tie off what you set in motion.  Both the new moon and the full moon this month come with a lot of very positive, excited energy, forward looking and adventurous! February’s full moon is the most ‘super’ moon of the year – as this is the closest the moon will be to us during 2019, so be prepared for some very strong energy! Learn about the best ways to stay grounded using Virgo's earth energy during the full moon period in February.  I have suggestions for you from all 5 aspects of Evenstar 5 Star Wellbeing - Food, Movement, Sleep, Surroundings and Being - in this video!  If you'd prefer to read all about it, the full Blog was published on Sivana. The best essential oils to use for cleansing your surroundings during a Full Moon are Tea Tree, Wintergreen, Lemongrass or Purify. For your chance to WIN a bottle of certified pure therapeutic grade Tea Tree essential oil you simply need to sign up to receive the

Tell the Truth for the sake of your Wellbeing

How often do you show and tell your authentic self to the world? So often in this modern world of social media we only share the good stuff, which is really not a true depiction of our whole selves and what we think and feel and have to say. My prediction is that there will be ever-increasing numbers of people with emotional, mental and physical issues that stem from imbalance in the Throat chakra, which is the energy centre associated with Truth - being authentic, being open and making decisions. The Throat is the 5th Chakra out of 7 – the 7 main energy centres that we all have, and where our bodies (on all levels – physical, mental, emotional and spiritual) are especially open to receiving energy. The areas of the physical body where throat chakra imbalances manifest are: Throat and thyroid conditions Thyroid conditions Fast or slow metabolism and weight management issues Very large or very small appetite Very large or very small mouth Regular indigestion and/ or bad breath Super fast or super slow eating style Ear and nose problems Heightened or reduced senses of taste, smell, or hearing Problems with teeth or jaw (including TMJ pain) Neck pain Dry, chapped lips In the video I discuss other personality, mental and emotional signs of throat chakra imbalance, as well as ways that you can bring balance back

Setting Intentions for 2019 with the January New Moon

I much prefer to talk about intentions for the new year, rather than resolutions!  The word 'intention' to me has a much deeper, internal, more feminine energy than 'resolution', which sounds so external and hard! The best time for writing intentions for the new year is arguably with the first new moon of the year - as this energy always supports us to the sow the seeds of what we want to reap in the future. I recommend a 3 list approach to writing your intentions for the new year, I discuss this approach in this video and also the full Blog, which was published by Sivana East. I also suggest taking a very holistic approach of looking at your life with regards to what intentions you want to set.  To make this easier you might like to consider the Evenstar 5 Star Wellbeing aspects of Food, Movement, Sleep, Surroundings and Being. Our first Yin Yoga, Meditation and Reiki Circle of 2019 will give you the opportunity to truly release what is no longer serving you, providing the space to bring in what you want to bring in for the year. May 2019 bring you Peace & Freedom, Love & Happiness and Health & Wellbeing!

Top Tips to manage Hangover and Overeating During the Festive Season

Smack bang in the midst of the Festive Season and many people are still party, party, party!  If you overindulge too much this can result in your precious holiday time being spent feeling somewhat under the weather with a hangover or two! In this video I discuss: what happens to your body with you overindulge in food or drink what is a hangover, really 5 Star wellbeing tips to avoid and manage the symptoms of overeating and hangovers including thought patterns food and drink choices best types of alcohol when you want to avoid hangover liver support whether you should or shouldn't exercise most helpful essential oils The essential oils that I mention are: For digestive support: DigestZen by DoTerra Lemon Peppermint Ginger For hangover Relief Lemon Grapefruit Peppermint or DeepBlue for headache If you'd prefer to read the full blog, it was published by Sivana East here. Until 31st December 2018 you can go into the draw to WIN a bottle of DoTerra Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade lemon essential oil here!  Don't miss out!

4 Fantastic Gift Giving Tips for the Festive Season

Gift giving is a big part of the Festive Season, whether or not you celebrate Christmas, there are still end of year gifts to buy for colleagues, teachers, service providers...the list goes on! In this Blog I give you my 4 best ideas about gift giving to help to get you through with ease and grace! I cover: the benefits of giving gifts to your wellbeing ideas for making your festive season as 'green' as possible the best gift ever - an experience! my chakra gift giving guide (that is using your energy centres to help you buy the best presents ever) If you like the idea of giving someone you love an experiential gift but you're still not sure what experience will work, how about the Gift of Wellbeing?!  There are vouchers for Wellbeing & Energy Healing Consultations, as well as Aromatherapy Massages available here.  Feel free to contact me if you want some help deciding! This video was recorded last year but there is updated information in the full blog, published by Sivana East.