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The Evenstar Wellbeing Good Gift Guide – Part 2

Welcome to Part 2 of the Evenstar Wellbeing Good Gift Guide your go to for ethical gift ideas!  Gifts that are gorgeous for people and great for planet. If you missed Part 1 - which covered Perfume & Cologne, Chocolate & Wine, Socks & Jocks and BYO Accessories (eg. lunchboxes) - check it out here! On 12 days (of Christmas) during this Festive Season I am sharing with you, on each of my social media channels, my top gift ideas that are gorgeous for people and great for planet - a holistically GOOD gift guide! I have tried to capture the things that seem to be 'go to' gifts for people that you want to buy something fairly generic for.  Look out for the posts on your favourite social media platform.  The details of what each of my suggestions are, where you can get these products, and most importantly how to access a discount (where available) are here on the Blog.   Please note, that other than my recommendation for DoTerra Essential Oils (in #7 Candles & Aromatherapy), I do not have any affiliation with the products or companies I am recommending and get no financial reward for my recommendation.  Where I have personally used a product myself I will give that as my first recommendation, otherwise I am passing on recommendations from other sources in whom I have complete

The Evenstar Wellbeing Good Gift Guide – Part 1

Welcome to the Evenstar Wellbeing Good Gift Guide!  Gifts that are gorgeous for people and great for planet. On 12 days (of Christmas) during this Festive Season I will share with you, on each of my social media channels, my top tips for buying gifts that are gorgeous for people and great for planet - a holistically GOOD gift guide! I have tried to capture the things that seem to be 'go to' gifts for people that you want to buy something fairly generic for because, well, because a multitude of possible reasons! Look out for the posts on your favourite social media platform.  The details of what each of my suggestions are, where you can get these products, and most importantly how to access a discount (where available) will be here on the Blog.  Please note, that other than my very first recommendation, for DoTerra Essential Oils, I do not have any affiliation with the products or companies I am recommending and get no financial reward for my recommendation.  Where I have personally used a product myself I will give that as my first recommendation, otherwise I am passing on recommendations from other sources in whom I have complete trust and respect. I'd like to acknowledge the wonderful Alexx at Low Tox Life for providing access to the discount codes. I will capture 4 posts per Good Gift Guide

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.

Festive Season Food – Top 3 Survival Tips

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!

Silly Season Survival Tips #6 – Overeating!

Does the festive season leave you feeling stuffed, sluggish, unwell and generally bad about yourself? There is so much rich, delicious food around that you are pretty much expected to eat at this time of year, making it can be very difficult to stick to eating sensibly and in reasonable quantities. We saved the best 'til last and this blog includes several strategies to help avoid this outcome and increase your overall enjoyment of this 'most wonderful time of year’! If you missed any of our other Silly Season Survival Tips they covered Sleep, Food, Hangovers, Sugar and Gift Giving. You can catch them on the Facebook page, YouTube channel or the Blog! Not so happy Christmas The problem with overeating is that it can make you feel bad on all energetic levels! You feel physically uncomfortable at best, and unwell at worst.  Whilst at the same time feeling emotionally down because you have not stuck to your resolve to not overeat and you are also very likely to not feel like doing all those other fun Festive things like the family game of backyard cricket or walk along the beach. Of course if you make overeating a habit then it will also result in weight gain and all the other life-threatening side effects of this! What happens when you overeat? Whenever you eat, chemical messengers set off to and

Silly Season Survival Tips #5 – Sugar!

Candy canes, boxes of chocolates in the staff room from appreciative clients, homemade truffles as gifts from colleagues! Sugar, sugar and more sugar is under your nose (and probably in your mouth!) during the Silly Season! The problem with consuming a lot of sugar is that the human body is actually not designed for this at all and it makes you feel tired and crappy just at a time of year where energy is already sapped and you’d really like to enjoy yourself! This is our second last Silly Season Survival Tip – you’ve nearly made it guys!! I hope that you have been really trying to get enough sleep, eat well, avoid hangovers and not get stressed about gift giving. If you’ve missed any of my tips on how to do this check out my Facebook page or the Blog. Sweet Christmas Let’s take this opportunity when there is so much obvious sugar around to have a think about hidden sugars. If you haven’t seen That Sugar Film, I’d urge you to catch it during your holidays. What happened to That Sugar Guy (as I call him) in his film was really frightening. He put himself on a diet of consuming so called ‘healthy’ foods for 2 months (having previously barely consumed any sugar). These healthy foods were things such as juices, low fat yoghurt, muesli bars, cereals, etc.

Silly Season Survival Tips #4 – Gift Giving

Wow! Only 3 weeks to go until C-Day!!! How are you going with keeping your wellbeing intact so far? Hopefully you have caught my other Silly Season Survival Tips, covering sleep, food and hangovers? If not check them out via the links or on my Facebook page. Gift giving is a big part of the Silly Season, whether or not you celebrate Christmas, there are still end of year gifts to buy for colleagues, teachers, service providers, etc. Does this tie you up in knots? Do you over analyse and overthink every gift you have to buy? Do you frequently overspend? Do you become paralysed by our compare and despair culture and put off your shopping until the last minute? If any of these things are true for you then this blog will help! Accentuate the Positive Let’s start with the positive stuff! It has been scientifically proven that giving actually brings more pleasure and happiness than receiving! Just think of the great benefit to your own wellbeing of giving gifts! Why not take a moment to express gratitude for this gift within a gift! Also, it is true that it is the thought that counts. Even if you don’t give the ‘perfect’ gift every time, the recipient is still going to feel chuffed that you put in the time and expense of giving them a gift at all! If

Silly Season Survival Tips #3 – Hangovers

Hello again and here’s hoping that your Silly Season is progressing along quite nicely and that you have taken on the previous 2 episodes’ helpful information about how and why it is important that you ensure – at this time of year especially – that you are getting enough good quality sleep and eating well even when you are short on time. If you missed these episodes then please check out the Blog on my website or my Facebook page. Have you ever had a hangover? Don’t forget that Santa is watching how you answer that question!! Sadly, most people who drink alcohol, would almost undoubtedly answer ‘yes’! It is very easy to get carried away when you are having a few drinks with friends or colleagues at one of the many functions that occur during the Silly Season, having a great time, perhaps really enjoying the escape that being a little ‘under the influence’ can provide – especially when life in general is pretty stressful. Before you know it, you’ve had way more than a standard drink per hour, and you’ve quite possibly also not eaten much or consumed much water. The next day you may really pay for your overindulgence. What is a hangover? A hangover is really just a large group of potential symptoms that occur when you have consumed too much alcohol. The over-consumption of alcohol