Heart Rate Variability 💖 I am very excited to bring you this introduction into Heart Rate Variability (HRV) because it is an amazingly simple tool that you have available - literally any time, any place - to improve your management of stress! In the video you will learn some amazing facts about the human heart the difference between heart rate and heart rate variability how your heart controls your brain and your emotional state how to decrease stress using HRV The full text of my Blog on this was published by Sivana East, and it includes instructions for how you can start to improve your Heart Rate Variability today! Feel free to contact me if you have any questions at all. I am delighted to now have a HRV monitor on hand to use in client sessions. It's a great feedback tool that enables my clients to get an objective understanding of how well they are coping with stress. Book a session NOW! There is also a heap more information, research and training available from the Heart Math Institute if this is a topic that has gotten your heart racing!
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!
Many of us don’t have enough play in our lives. I am certainly guilty of this! It’s mainly being self-employed that does it for me – I find it hard to prioritise play! I don’t skimp on spending time to look after my wellbeing – I take all the time necessary to shop for and cook fresh organic food to nourish myself, I spend 1-2 hours exercising most days, I am pretty careful to ensure that I get enough good quality sleep and I keep my surroundings as toxin-free as possible. But I don’t prioritise doing stuff just for fun. If I make a commitment to catch up with friends then I will always stick to that but I rarely initiate catch-ups myself these days. I always make sure that I have some quality time with my kids – dinner time conversations, going to the footy, seeing movies we all want to see. But when I am left to my own devices I will spend every possible minute working! I am lucky because I do actually love what I do and am very passionate about it but I don’t love that I would feel somewhat guilty if I took a day off to go bushwalking or I spent the night just binge watching Netflix or taking an hour to have a bath. Ironically I began writing this piece and then got
Secrets of that illusive thing called work-life balance that you'd love to know! Recorded on the eve of International Women's Day, watch this video to hear tips from women who are succeeding in their quest for better work-life balance as they #pressforprogress, and also how women are driving the adoption of a wellness culture in their workplaces. Taking time out for ourselves as women, especially when we play many roles including mother, partner, daughter, friend on top of the role we play in order to earn money, can be very difficult. But if you stop to think about what would happen if you collapsed in a heap because you hadn't been looking after yourself then everything is put into perspective. Looking after yourself is actually the least selfish thing that you can do! If you'd prefer to read all about it Kochie's Business Builders published my article 4 Reasons why Small Business need a Workplace Wellness Strategy in March. To get back some energetic balance and wellbeing why not book a session with me now! Don't hesitate to get in touch if you want to chat more about how work-life balance is affecting your wellbeing.
You may think on a conscious level that you're over something that caused you sadness, anguish, fury or frustration and yet change is just not happening in your life? The problem is that often we hold onto the past on an unconscious and cellular level and whilst this is happening there is just no room for new positivity to move in as a replacement! Heart Chakra I wrote this Blog in the week that had Valentine’s Day, rapidly followed by the New Moon Solar Eclipse and thus was a big week for heart energy. The heart chakra (one of the 7 energy centres found at all levels of the body – physical, mental, emotional and spiritual) is the fourth chakra and is commonly recognised as the energetic centre of love. This refers to your ability to both give and receive love. What is less commonly known though, is that the heart chakra is also strongly associated with your ability to let things go. To let go of people, situations or things that no longer serve you. This is all about letting go once you have processed your sadness, grief, and/ or anger on a conscious level. (For more information about dealing with grief check out my Blog on that topic.) New Moon New Moons are always about sowing new seeds, putting things in place to make change. But of course it
Do you find it difficult to make New Year’s resolutions? Do you think that it’s a waste of time, a pointless exercise? Or on the other hand, do you love the concept, and spend the 31st December furiously scribbling a long list of things that you want to do differently in the new year, only to find that you’re back to your old habits again by mid January? Why is marking the New Year important? If you can honestly say that there is nothing that you would like to change about your life then you are to be saluted! If that is the case, just keep on doing what you’re doing, because you’re obviously doing it right! Namaste! Most of you out there however probably operate on a slightly lower vibration and can think of several things that you would like to change about your life! The thing is that as much as you might think that New Years is just an excuse for people to drink a lot, stay up late and have a kiss, the start of a new calendar year actually is significant. In modern day life you are often too busy doing the ‘do’ to stop, take stock and work out where your life is going and how you want to take better control of the reins on that journey. Marking the start of a new
Are you trying to fall pregnant or even thinking about trying? Perhaps you’ve been doing all the things that your doctor tells you to do – exercising, losing weight, taking multi-vitamins and not drinking caffeine or alcohol. But have you been preparing the other energetic levels of your body – mental, emotional and spiritual – for conception and pregnancy? Many women, although they put lots of effort into preparing their physical body in order to conceive do not do the same for all the other areas of their wellbeing, and the problem with this approach is that they are only 30% prepared! All energetic levels are equal and in fact the physical level is the lowest, or last, level of importance. The most critical work to do is on your mind and spirit when dealing with any health concern. Key Negative Emotions There are a three key emotional aspects to be aware of when preparing for conception – fear, guilt and self-love. It is important to remember that things on the emotional, mental and spiritual energetic levels do not necessarily manifest themselves on the conscious plane. You may not be aware of how or why you are feeling an emotion. You may look at the name of the emotion and not recognise that it applies to you. Research into epigenetics is now showing that in fact our emotions can be
Are you always spending money on things that you are sure will make you feel better, or make your life better, only to turn around the next week and have to spend some more of your hard earned cash because things actually haven’t changed?! We are most definitely a consumer society. A throw-away society. A society where you just have to have the latest iPhone every year because of our ingrained and chronic FOMO (fear of missing out) and our Compare and Despair addiction (aka keeping up with the Joneses)! When was the last time that you actually invested in your health and wellbeing and brought about some positive change in your life? Perhaps you are struggling to think back that far!? Or perhaps you are thinking that you’d like to invest in your wellbeing but you can’t afford it? These are some things that you could be wasting your money on, although you think that they will make you feel better! Things you Consume This is the one that we have all been guilty of at some time or another, because it’s all widely available, quick to obtain and relatively low cost. There are 3 main groups here: (1) Alcohol and Cigarettes (2) Unhealthy food (3) Miracle pills and supplements. You have a bad day and find yourself buying a chocolate bar at lunchtime, or picking up a pack
Is there something in your life that you really, really want, or really want to change, but no matter what you do it just doesn’t happen? It may be something physical like a new car or a new house, or something active like a new job or a new body shape. But it may also be something as intangible as desperately wanting to feel differently about something – to stop feeling heartbroken or to stop being jealous or to stop worrying. Whatever it is you know you want it, you try to believe that you deserve it, you even take steps towards achieving it but it remains illusive... You want it BAD The problem with wanting something really badly is that just that - we want it BADly. In other words, the way that you want it is not ‘good’, and is not being activated in a space of positive, abundant energy. The problem with wanting something really badly is that we spend a lot of time and emotional energy on the fact that we DON’T have it. The message that the Universe gets is that you don’t have it and that is what is delivered right back to you, more of not having it. What we think is what we get. This may sound like a whole lot of manifestation woo woo but in fact it is physics. No
How a break up can be bad for your health If you have recently - or even not so recently - had your heart broken then this blog is for you! A broken heart is one of the most common reasons that people seek Reiki. When you have a been through a break up you may feel some - or all! - of the following: Sad and depressed about the past Regret that it ended and or time was wasted Anxious about the future Exhausted and often not sleeping well Unmotivated Short tempered You may also have physical symptoms such as headaches, digestive complaints, back pain, or skin breakouts. We have all been there! Sometimes you just need to let yourself retreat into a shell, hide from the world and restore yourself. This is a natural instinct because you intuitively know that you can heal yourself and so you want to focus on this, when nursing a broken heart. However, the risk with letting yourself hibernate from the world, and life, for too long is that you can enter into a cycle of negative energy. You feel sorry for yourself, you don’t look after yourself, you don’t look good, you don't love yourself, and then you spend yet another Saturday night at home, watching rom-coms, drinking wine, and eating chocolate because you didn't feel like going out with friends, and