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Gratitude and Crystals

Gratitude and Crystals A better, healthier and happier life can be so much easier to attain and live if we simply honour and respect our-selves and live in the moment with as much gratitude as we can muster. Gratitude keeps us on the positive side of life and makes it...

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Calling All Men

Why Would a Guy... So here's what I've noticed guys - people think essential oils is women's business. Witchcraft practically. But you know what I see when I go to Leadership conferences? Men. Yep, when the money starts rolling in and the guys SEE the numbers and...

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The hippie scientist

For a long time it felt really weird coming from a science background, to end up in natural health and essential oils. I'm sure you are thinking the same thing. So, how does a scientist end up doing all this hippie woo-woo stuff? Here's a thought - maybe, just maybe,...

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MLM – wouldn’t be caught dead!

Many people seem to feel that MLMs are the pox of the business world. Just this week I have heard someone say: "I sell this great product, and it's not an MLM..." Ironically this person was at a NETWORKING event, to promote and MARKET her business. (??) Sure, Ok, I...

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Gratitude – A Lesson in Spikenard

A New Oil DoTERRA have released a new oil: Spikenard. It is like no other Spikenard on the market. It is the perfect example of the degree to which doTERRA research and explore the therapeutic properties of an essential oil. Every other Spikenard on the market has...

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Self-harm in a new disguise

What do you think when I mention the term "Self-harm"? Do you think of teenage girls with zero self esteem cutting themselves? The more I learn about people, the more I think that awkward teen never fully leaves us, not really. And if we aren't careful to love...

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Antibiotic Alternatives

Antibiotics and Modern Medicine I was asked today about the uses of antibiotics, and why one might prefer not to use them. Are there good alternatives? Is it ok to give to babies? Whilst we have much to be grateful for in modern medicine, I feel it's time to call it:...

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Early lessons in home-schooling

I had home-schooling in my mind before my daughter started school, but she wanted to go. She was excited to go...and so go she did. What surprised me was how pear-shaped it all went and how I hesitated to take her out. Despite how bad it was, I hesitated, because I...

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What do you wish for in 2017?

We beat ourselves up as parents. Well I know I do. I am especially good at it. I even went to a counsellor who is really good at making you face your sh*t, and she was like....hey, you need to cut yourself a break hun. Seriously. There are those small glimpses of...

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Vitamin C – who needs superfoods?

People talk of the new miracle cure all the time - for a while it was soy, until we realised it was overloading us with phytoestrogens when we are already oestrogen dominant. For a while I think broccoli was going to save the world. Now we have the "superfood"...

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5 simple steps to detox

Did you go a little overboard this silly season? Time for a little detox and self-love? Here are a few simple tips to clean up your act and your liver: Grapefruit essential oil* - great for supporting to detox, particularly after a little too much alcohol... Zedocrine...

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Soda and the art of being alkaline

Before I begin I want you to just take a moment to reflect on the language we use around natural therapies. For instance - did you know it is ILLEGAL to suggest that something natural can cure or treat disease. It doesn't matter if you used to had cancer or diabetes...

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Powerful Emotions

Dr Candice Pert is regarded as discovering the mind-body connection. In her book Molecules of Emotion, she says that "virtually all illness, if not psychosomatic in foundation, has a definite psychosomatic component..." So let's break that down a moment. She is...

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Is your teenager talking?

I've had a bit of an epiphany. Relationships may not be my strong point, but I've been doing some reflecting lately on how people communicate and react. When things don't go your way, how do you react? When you're stressed or challenged, how do you choose to deal with...

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Nourishing YOU

It starts with you...   There are so many things we "should" be doing and we always put ourselves last. You can't fill another person's bucket with nothing in your own to give... But it's more than that...it's not about doing all the things we "should", seriously who...

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Why I use doTERRA Essential Oils

Story #1: A friend of mine's daughter had nightmares. Really, really, out of the ordinary, horrific nightmares. They tried everything. Hypnosis, doctors, mental health, diets. EVERYTHING. The only reason my friend tried essential oils was because there was nothing...

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Daring to be Seen

So a friend posted on facebook this week a delicious dinner she had prepared - chicken pieces tossed in some green banana flour and fried up in coconut oil. 100% healthy and delicious. Of course a dietician jumped in to berate her about how she should not be giving...

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Spring-clean the soul

I've just had a trip to Bali. It's funny how that makes me feel saying that. I needed it. I hadn't had a break from my kids since...well since they were born, nearly 6 years ago. I finished breastfeeding only 6 months ago (the second I mean). I NEEDED some time for...

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gifted child – a diagnosis

I may have a gifted child. I may have two. I'm not trying to brag, I'm not breeding geniuses over here - when the teacher told me I should look into it I almost glared at her as I said "it sounds like a label". I wasn't excited, I was annoyed because at the end of the...

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Healing from Expectations

I'm healing from expectations. It's amazing how many expectations we can have of others, how often they don't meet those expectations (they probably aren't even aware of them) and how much that can mess us up! Hitting 40 I'm nearly 40.... Whilst 40 isn't as "old" as...

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Herbs for Adrenal Fatigue

Thyroid Issues...or perhaps not?  How many people do you know have thyroid issues? I have friends who have had surgery, have been threatened with surgery...the list is long. How many people do you know on medication to help balance thyroid function? [ Just to...

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7 Ancient Principles for Health

I was recently at a Don Tolman event - he is a very interesting speaker. He starts his medical symposiums with 2 statements: 9/10 doctor visits are simple functional disorders which will heal with no intervention within 3-7 days. of the remaining 1/10, 99% have...

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Top Sleep Tips

Show me a parent that doesn't want sleep tips and I'll show you the rarest species on the planet. I feel like I have special status in this arena as my son didn't sleep more than two hours together for nearly two years. He was my second child so I am well rehearsed in...

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A Don Tolman Download

I recently went to see Don Tolman speak in Brisbane. Geez can't he tell a story. Not only can he tell amazing stories of healing, but he has so much knowledge in his head - I took pages and pages of notes, and most of it wasn't even new to me! So I thought I'd do a...

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A Day in the Oily Life…

Using natural health in my family is just habit now - it's not until I stop and think I realise how insidious it has become. Essential Oils are everywhere, of course...but there is a good dose of other natural remedies also. This week my daughter managed to twist her...

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A Post on Politics

I figured with the long, drawn-out election we've just had, everyone wants another post on politics! Haha - ok maybe not. This may be a story of hope though, wouldn't that be a nice change! When I was at the polling booth a lady behind me commented how we had all got...

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What’s the Deal with Round-Up?

People debate if we need to pay all this extra money for organic food. It's a good point, there is arguably not much nutritional difference between organic and non-organic so really, what is the big deal and the high price tag all about? It's more about what you're...

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Painkillers and Alternatives

A word on painkillers... So I get a little upset when people are scared to use essential oils during pregnancy. I shouldn't, but hey, I'm human. Why do I get upset? Because the stuff that you trust instead - I don't trust. We are taught to trust it and it's scary how...

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5 tips for Winter Wellness

When in a year do you need more tips and tricks for staying healthy than when the cold hits! Brr.. Do you really understand and appreciate the benefits that can be found directly in nature to help your family stay healthy this winter? Do me a favour - look at your...

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Awakening me

Life...the Journey Do you get overwhelmed by all the info out there? So many bloggers telling you what you should eat, think, do...do you feel like you're lectured to? Judged? Parenting is a really controversial area, but even just health choices, life...

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Busting Health Myths

Old news or new and surprising? There are some really basic health topics that are the source of much misinformation, not to mention the cause of much modern ill health. I'd like to take a moment to bust some commonly held myths...you aren't expected to just believe...

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The Most Bizarre Weight-loss Story

To begin this story, let me just clarify - I'm not about being skinny. I think we all know by now that it can be equally unhealthy. It is the amount of fat that surrounds your ORGANS, that is ultimately unhealthy. So you can be skinny and have fatty liver, as I used...

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Essential Oils for School

My daughter has started prep this year. I'm not sure who needs therapy more but let's just say there are a few teething issues...for both of us. Her first day she was super excited but nerves got the better of her for a moment. She started complaining that she was...

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Inheriting Emotional Stress

I can't decide. I can't decide if this post is going to blow your mind or be like 'yeah, duh'. I have been thinking about epigenetics. I seem to think about it a lot. Epigenetics is our ability to turn genes on and off. If you can remember back to my post about Gregg...

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Thank you ABA

In the beginning... In the beginning there was noone. There are plenty of volunteer organisations around the world. Some of them good, some absolutely amazing. How much better does it get than someone who is voluteering to be on the phone for an isolated,...

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Speaking with Love

When I first started working in the lab many years ago genetics was THE thing. The genome was just being sequenced and we were going nuts trying to find genes responsible for every known human condition or disease. It was pretty ground-breaking stuff, but as with all...

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Saying YES to Courage – 3 Easy Steps

We all have our insecurities. We do. We have doubts and fears. That's ok - we're human. The deciding factor for a life lived with no regrets isn't the degree or number of hard situations we face, it's how we step up and face them. Feel the fear and do it anyway...

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What is EFT?

One of the gifts from 2015 I am taking forward into 2016 - EFT. Emotional Freedom Techniques. Have you heard of it? Used it? I'd love to hear your experiences. EFT is now often just called Tapping, or EFT Tapping. It works on the premise that for every issue or area...

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The new 5-star Food Rating System

I'm going to keep this as brief as I can - the new 5-Star Food Rating System that has been brought in to replace the Heart Foundation Tick....rubbish. Total. Complete. Rubbish. When the number 1 ingredient is sugar - 0 rating right? Wrong. When the number 1 AND number...

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5 steps to a More Positive 2016

In my last post I talked of the work I'm doing to move forward from my Emotional Healing. I'm learning skills in being positive, in setting goals, in affirming and loving myself. I was frustrated for a long time that I felt I knew I needed change but just couldn't...

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A Journey of Emotional Healing

You'll probably see a lot of posts now about my journey. You'll get sick of everything being titles "A Journey of..." but in the end, isn't all of life a journey. I often say to my daughter - keep learning, all your life, otherwise what else is there to do? I'm not...

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5 Whole Years Breastfeeding

5 years is a long time. A really long time to do anything for me, for my whole generation I think. Let me tell you about one of the longest journeys of my life and some of the things I've learnt. Firstly, breastfeeding doesn't necessarily come naturally or easily. The...

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