...essential oils for February: anxiety, motivation and focus! This year’s summer holiday period has been traumatic and depressing for the whole of Australia - for some more than others - and you might be glad to see the back of it, nevertheless there is always a bit of grief at the ending of anything. My family and I were blessed to have only been affected by the bushfires through smoke, yellow skies, dirty rain and climate emergency induced melancholy. We also got to escape to the beach for a few days but when we returned to Melbourne I felt quite down. This week my kids – and many others – have gone back to school and there’s no more excuses for just dabbling around the edges of work! February is the time of the year that we all get deeply into the creation and production of this year’s work and at the start of a new decade the energy to really make a clean start is with us in abundance. To help get you and your loved ones back on track at this time I wanted to share my suggestions for essential oils to support you in the transition into the reality of 2020! The therapeutic properties of essential oils are such that they help us on all levels: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual and this is why I love
Unless you have been away in Timbuktu for the last few years with no wifi you have almost certainly heard about intermittent fasting (IF)! You may have wondered if it is something that you should try. You may have questions about it – what does it actually involve, what can you eat, what are the benefits, is it a great way to lose weight for everyone, etc, etc? If you are one of the almost 65% of Australian adults who are overweight you may be carefully considering IF as a possible way to take control of your health. Although it almost seems like it’s trendy to be overweight these days there are serious health implications that arise from being too heavy. How many elderly obese people do you see around? Not many, because they do not live long, healthy happy lives. This is a really important concern when thinking about your overall wellbeing, from a mental and emotional standpoint as well. I always like to be able to give you as much information as possible in one little Blog or video, in order that you are then able to move beyond indecision and procrastination and take the next best step to improve your wellbeing. Remember only you can heal you! What is Intermittent Fasting? IF is not a diet but is more a schedule of eating time and fasting (non-eating)
Are you constantly comparing yourself to others and finding yourself coming up wanting? Do you have a chatterbox in your head constantly spewing negative energy through damaging “self-talk”? Do you feel powerless to make changes in your life? If any of this rings true then in this blog you will learn how to boost your self confidence and take back control of your life! The relationship between Self Confidence and your 3rd Chakra If you have problems with self confidence then it may well be the case that your Third Chakra is out of balance! The 7 Chakras are the main energy centres of the body and are active on all energetic levels – physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. There are many other smaller energy centres in the body that follow the energy pathways, or meridians. The third chakra is located in the top half of your abdomen – between your belly button and the bottom of your rib cage. It is otherwise known as the Solar Plexus and its proper name is Manipura. The third chakra is THE power centre of the body and is strongly associated with self confidence, self esteem and self worth. It also affects our levels of motivation and ‘get up and go’!! If your concept of yourself is less than positive then this can indicate that this critical energy centre is out of balance.
It’s Spring in Australia, and summer will soon be here, and all over social media and all other advertising are messages to act now and get your ‘Summer Body’. Do these messages fail to have an action-oriented impact on you? Do you know you really should get off your butt and get going but just can’t? This blog, and attached video, cover my 6 Top Tips for Motivating yourself to Exercise! Not to beat about the bush but the problem with not exercising is that it will lead to lower levels of wellbeing, illness and premature death. Are you awake now?! The simple truth is that the human body is meant to move! Unless you have been sitting (no pun intended) under a rock you have probably heard that sitting is considered to be the ‘new smoking’. What does this really mean? It means that sitting is REALLY bad for you and most people do it WAY too much. This was the same with smoking throughout the middle decades of the 20th century – most people did it without any awareness of the harm it was doing them. Are you standing up now?! What I am going to talk about here has nothing to do with getting a ‘summer body’ or desiring weight loss as motivators to get yourself to exercise. What I am passionate about is getting people to