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‘Follow Your Bliss’







Festive Season and 2017 FEATURE

2017: Year of the Fire Rooster


DEC 2016-JAN 2017

Volume 86 ISSN: 1836-8840


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ometimes we forget we are creating our lives, and the world around us in every moment. Our individual thoughts, actions and energy contribute to the collective energies on the planet… and change is speedy at the moment on planet earth. Many people around the world have been asking for something different to show up and the Universe is answering… On Facebook I have watched many people share their arguments both ‘for’ and ‘against’ the latest hot topics and yet change is unfolding regardless of who or what we think is ‘right’. If we don’t get caught up in the hype we can be part of the creativity and peace unfolding on the planet and when we find more to be grateful for in more moments, we become the energy of gratitude which

spreads like wild flowers. And the change may not always look neat and tidy… This year our festive edition is all about connecting with ourselves, our family, friends and the community. It’s a time to let go of the silly season expectations and create our own experience. Many are alone or going through challenging times over this festive time. Eight in 10 Australians think our society is becoming lonelier, while 6 in 10 say they often feel lonely (Lifeline 2016) so what if together we can assist more people to reach out and to know they are never truly alone and there is always a way forward… Thank-you to you, yes YOU who is reading this, thank-you for receiving the information we share and we look forward to bringing you more bliss in 2017!


‘Follow Your Bliss’




Festive Season and 2017





2017: Year of the Fire Rooster


DEC 2016-JAN 2017

Volume 86 ISSN: 1836-8840



Sarah-Rose Sellars, p12-13 PHOTO: G LEN BOWDEN

EDITOR / PUBLISHER: Vanessa Finnigan Phone 0422 538 335 EDITORIAL ENQUIRIES: Please email ed@holisticblissmagazine.com Phone 0422 538 335 ADVERTISING: Phone 1800 543 351 Brisbane and Sunshine Coast

For all the latest news, events, recipes and Vanessa’s blog post or to read the magazine online visit: www.holisticblissmagazine.com

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Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in Holistic Bliss are not necessarily those of the publishers. Advice is non-specific and does not necessarily substitute medical or professional advice for health conditions. The magazine is not affiliated with any religious group or religious teaching. Holistic Bliss takes no responsibility for the content of advertisements. Holistic Bliss may alter the size, content or position of an advertisement where necessary. Articles, adverts or any other part of this magazine is not to be reproduced without the permission of the publisher of Holistic Bliss and all requests must be made in writing.

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09 18 Food for the Soul


06 ’Tis the season to be gluten free 07 The best essential oils for good gut health JOEL GRACE

08 Freekeh Salad with Roasted Beetroot, Coriander and Lime ZOE BINGLEY-PULLIN

09 New Holistic Business Profile: Kiah Organics in Brisbane 10 Raw Summertime Vegetable Soup DOMINIQUE LIV KAMAL

Melbourne, People & Places 30 Why take a ‘spiritual tour’ instead of a standard package holiday? SHARON BRESLIN

11 A natural beginning LIZA BRISK

Cover Story 12-13 Sarah-Rose Sellars: Life After Mrs Australia-World ANDREW DUDEK

Unity, Community and the Festive Season

31 Discover the beauty, mystics and temples of India JENNI MEARS TONI REILLY

NSW, People & Places 33 The art of peaceful parenting SHARON TURTON

14-15 The festive season and beyond

34 Seminar exclusively for women: Liberating Your Divine Feminine

16 Avoid festive fatigue

35 85% of therapists are “tired, financially stressed and emotionally down”


17 When it’s outrageous be courageous RAELENE BYRNE

18 Endings and beginnings


36 Good health begins with good water PETER FREE


19 2017: The year of compassion? MARC DE BRUIN

20 Joy to the world! EMMA CREED

Outdoor Bliss 37 Add soul to your soil and spirit to your plants! MICK O’BRIEN

22 Christmas gift guide 24 Interview with Lauren Polly: The other side of bipolar

38 Smelling the roses

26 The light of Christmas, the light of being


28 The gift of love at Christmas CYNTHIA CONNOP

29 When it feels like life is falling apart… and it’s Christmas DI RIDDELL


32 Changing family dynamics


Interview with Graeme Killcross

39 Master your spiritual destiny: Discover your highest purpose 40 The next dimension of conscious healing… 41 The perfect way to cleanse the body for the new year

42-43 2017: It’s Chinese Year of the Fire Rooster RICHARD GILES

Relationships, Parenting and Kids 44 Q&A with Becky Herdt, the Baby Whisperer 46-47 Children are phenomenal at every age TALITHA TALAREK

Holistic Beauty and Style 48 Essential oils for the festive season! KIM MORRISON

49 What is LPG Endermologie/ Endermolift? DEBBIE WILLIAMS

50 Beauty Reviews 51 “Embrace” was a huge success! SUZI LE FANUE

Natural Animal Care 52-53 How to read your dog and prevent aggressive attacks DR CHARISSA SMITH

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gluten free


arie Anita’s Gluten Free Health Café is a solely gluten free and organic café in Burleigh Heads on the Gold Coast. The café specialises in gluten free foods but also provides creative and clean options for paleo, vegan and raw dietary needs and are flexible for many other dietary requirements and intolerances. All of the organic artisan gluten free bread offered at Marie Anita’s café is baked in-house in their humble kitchen, creating a dual feel of both an eatery and a bakery. The customers are able to dine in and enjoy a daily selection of the artisan bread made using organic sorghum flour. They are then able to take a loaf home (often still warm) during the earlier morning. Marie Anita’s complete bakery range is gluten free, dairy free and refined sugar free, ranging from the artisan sorghum bread to paleo muffins and brownies, to a selection of raw cakes, cookies and slices. The paleo apple crumble muffins, the raw avocado and chocolate ganache cake, and the raw cherry,

lemon and coconut slice are utterly soul nourishing! Marie Anita’s is all about innovative organic GF foods, reinventing the wheel of nourished bakery foods and the simple organic latte, whether it is organic cow, house-made raw almond milk or a golden chai latte on organic coconut milk. Marie Anita’s sources its ingredients and produce consciously. Local heartfelt organic farmers have been able to supply fresh fruit and veggies in correspondence with the southeast QLD seasons. Raw untreated honey is sourced from the Gold Coast Hinterland, dairy is sourced from Barambah Organics on the Sunshine Coast and other beautiful hand-crafted products and ingredients are found close to the café’s health conscious home in Burleigh. All of Marie Anita’s animal products are free range and hormone free, and are sourced within a 170km radius; from Byron Bay to the Glass House Mountains. The café has only just commenced their new Summer menu celebrating

Marie Anita’s Gluten Free Health Cafe

local seasonal produce across their vibrant dishes. The menu favourites are: • Organic buckwheat pancakes | organic pure maple syrup | organic coconut yoghurt | organic seasonal fruit (DF, V) • Organic sorghum wrap | free range fried eggs | free range streaky bacon | organic mushroom | grilled onion | avocado |organic spinach | raw cheese sauce (DF) • The bowl | organic grilled tempeh | organic fermented vegetables | organic coconut bacon | cinnamon and paprika roast sweet potato | organic seasonal salad | avocado | raw green tahini sauce (DF, V, GrF) With a minimalistic and peaceful dining environment comprised of eclectic furniture and woods and with honest wholesome foods, Marie Anita’s is paving the way to a simpler and more nourishing lifestyle. marieanitas.com



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WORDS JOEL GRACE, Owner, Sunshine Colonics Health & Wellness Centre


e all know that a healthy digestive system is the starting point for health and wellness. But as more and more people reach for over-the-counter solutions to common digestive complaints, we’ve forgotten that sometimes home remedies can be most effective. Essential oils take the best parts of these home remedies by isolating the healing active compounds, and can be a great support for gastrointestinal comfort and normal digestion support. PEPPERMINT: There is growing evidence to suggest that peppermint oil works wonders to alleviate symptoms of IBS such as bloating. Its properties can also be effective in reducing muscle spasms in the colon and intestinal tract. It has also historically been used to balance intestinal flora, thereby reducing that bloating feeling that results from the fermentation of undigested food. How to use it: Massage a few drops of peppermint oil into your abdomen to help reduce bloating and

muscle cramps. This works wonders when flying to help minimise bloating associated with changes in cabin pressure and long periods of inactivity. Or for a surprising twist to your next green smoothie, add a cup of cooled peppermint tea and 1 tbsp cacao powder for a choc-mint hit that your gut (and tastebuds) will love. OREGANO: Oregano oil is an antibacterial powerhouse that really packs a punch. The active compounds are carvacrol and thymol which are known to have strong antimicrobial and antifungal properties. Historically oregano oil is known as an important tool in ridding the gut of candida albicans, reported to assist in effectively killing the overgrowth of this harmful yeast. How to use it: Oregano oil works wonders both as a treatment and a preventative. I boost my morning oil pulling with oregano oil, which helps to kill any nasty oral bacteria before it makes its ways down your digestive tract. Simply add 1-2 drops to 1 tbsp

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Freekeh Salad with Roasted Beetroot, Coriander and Lime ABOUT ZOE BINGLEY-PULLIN


Zoe Bingley-Pullin is a celebrity chef, nutritionist and the founder of popular online food program Falling In Love with Food which runs four times a year. Zoe also has her Food Tribe which is a program that you can start anytime!

SERVES: 4 Prep: 5-10 minutes Cooking: 30 minutes Ingredients: 3 cups cooked freekeh (1½ cup of raw freekeh, will double once cooked) 1 large beetroot, peeled and cut into small quarters 1 Spanish onion, finely chopped 1 jalapeño pepper, finely chopped ½ cup slivered almonds, lightly toasted 1 bunch coriander, finely chopped

Falling in Love with Food and Tribe are designed to help people build a happier relationship with food. Through the program, Zoe gives practical tips and advice that help participants create permanent, positive and healthy lifestyle changes.

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HB: What is your background and what were you doing before opening Kiah Organics? Kiah: We are both Brisbane-based pharmacists, and we have owned pharmacy-based businesses for the past 10 years. Through this experience we witnessed more and more people coming in for prescriptions each day, many for conditions that can be prevented or treated with lifestyle changes. HB: What inspired you to create your new business? Kiah: The constant exposure to people seeking pharmaceutical treatment for conditions that can be prevented or managed through lifestyle changes was really the catalyst in deciding to change direction. This was cemented when we started working with a dietitian and seeing the results that can be achieved with reliable advice. We believe that good food should be for everyone, not just those who can afford a premium price, and that’s been another driving factor behind Kiah.

HB: What are some of the benefits of going organic? Kiah: We’re really excited about the growth of the organic industry, and the increase in awareness for consumers. Choosing certified organic reduces exposure to chemicals, additives and pesticides which may impact on health. Organic produce tastes better, has more antioxidants than conventional food, as well as having environmental benefits associated with reduced chemical run-off and reduced greenhouse gas emissions. It’s better for us and for our environment! HB: What exciting news or developments will you have for 2017? Kiah: It’s going to be a huge year for us and Kiah, we can’t wait to continue growing and improving our range. Over the next few months we’ll have our in-store dietitians and nutritionists available for consultations and we’ll be running a range of workshops including: nutrition, cooking, fermentation and aromatherapy. Watch this space! In terms of our offerings, all of

our fruit and vegetables are certified organic, we offer a range of organic bulk wholefoods, as well as a range of organic and traditional grocery, personal and homecare products. We have nutritionists on staff and offer dietetic consultations. We have a cafe which uses certified organic coffee from Bun Coffee Byron Bay and have fresh salads and wraps from Brisbane-based ‘All Real Foods’. We’re also open 7 days. We’re beginning our loyalty program in the New Year, so customers can sign up for exclusive deals and offers, and be the first to know about our upcoming events. Follow KIAH on Facebook/Kiah Organic and Wholefood Warehouse, or Instagram/Kiah Organics, or you can visit: kiahorganics.com.au

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Raw Summertime Vegetable Soup RECIPE DOMINIQUE LIV KAMAL


he Festive Season is filled with joy and abundance as we celebrate with friends and family the passing of another year, the beginning of a new one and depending on your spiritual beliefs the Solstice, the birth of Jesus, the turning of the Sun. Or maybe you don’t celebrate at all? Whatever you do this summer, do it with joy, and do it with a sense of celebration to your beautiful life and to the blessings we have everyday in our lives. I want to share with you a celebratory soup that is traditional in my home all summer. It’s easy to make. You pop it in a glass jar and can keep in the fridge for delicious meals for up to three days. It develops flavour at every stage of its marination and perfect for our climate. This soup has all the deliciousness of a cocktail, and is very healthy for you at the same time, reducing fluid and inflammation in the body from hot weather and detoxes your liver and blood. It is also wonderful for cooling your body down and relaxing your nervous system

keeping you calm and happy. This soup also acts as a great prebiotic, which is the perfect start to any meal! Makes 1 litre soup Ingredients: 3 cucumbers 500g fresh ripe tomatoes 2 red onions 1 cup fresh shallots 300g mushrooms 1 cup fresh basil leaves 1 cup fresh mint leaves 5g (1 tsp) turmeric powder 5-8g (1-2 tsp) salt 10g (2 tsp) fine pepper 30g (2 tbsp) honey or maple syrup (vegan option) ½ cup fresh lemon juice Method: Finely dice a third of the cucumber, tomato, onions, mushrooms, shallots, basil and mint. Place this in a container. Then roughly chop the rest of the ingredients and place in bullet


or blender and blend to an even consistency thick liquid. Add the lemon juice. Add the pepper, salt and turmeric. Mix the liquid with the finely diced ingredients well and pop in the fridge. Leave for at least 12 hours before serving. This is a great soup to make the day before serving. When you serve, please taste first and add other herbs, spices to enhance flavour to develop your own deliciousness to this recipe. Enjoy. DOMINIQUE LIV KAMAL has written two books – “The Wellness Zone” available only in ebook and “The Magic of Food as Medicine”. Visit: medicineroom.net for details on naturopathic, nutritional, healing workshops and clinics.

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A NATURAL beginning WORDS LIZA BRISK, Nutritionist & Naturopath


have been exploring the paradigm of natural health and wellness for over two decades. It has taken me on an incredible journey, and I have literally tried every fad diet out there. I have researched any nutrition myth to hit the market, completed every aromatherapy; ayurvedic; Bach flower; deep tissue massage; reflexology; Reiki; raw food workshop I could get my hands on. My thirst for natural health and healing knowledge was (and still is) insatiable. Thinking back my life path was set years ago as I have been influenced by a long line of strong women. My grandmother was a raw foodist in the 50s, my mother a vegetarian (back when rabbit food was just plain uncool!), so I grew up with a plentitude of creative colourful veggies on my plate. However, it wasn’t really until the birth of my first child, Chloe that I had that Aha…moment and realised that the foundation of a truly healthy happy life is good ‘nutrition’. Enter – Advance Diploma of

Nutritional Medicine at ACNT Sydney and AIAS Brisbane. A few years later I completed the Advance Diploma of Naturopathy. What I learned changed my life… After graduating I established a small successful clinic and feel thankful to have had the opportunity to help people help themselves heal. My continued goal is to empower more people go from Hell-ville to Well-ville. Welcome Health Food Grocers Australia, my mission-driven online health food store that aims to serve the community. HFG has been consciously designed to make it easier for you to navigate the world of wellness. You will find a diverse range of quality health food products including healthy pantry items with many gluten free, dairy free, and vegan options. There are also vitamins and supplements, eco friendly household products, natural products for body, bath and beyond! In addition, we provide product

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rs Australia-World 2015, SarahRose Sellars is no stranger to the oftentimes vacuous, desolate and shallow existence of the beauty industry. “There’s nothing glamorous about the glamour industry!” exclaims Sarah. “I’ve been involved in the catwalk, modelling and ‘beauty’ industry for years, and although it can be a great career path for lots of young women, the flip side can be just…oh,” shudders Sarah. She is referring of course, to the trappings of the profession; its fixation on body image, the marketing of “beauty”, and the intense pressures that can be brought to bear upon our youth embarking upon this line of work. Her advice is almost sage like.


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“I’m not telling Australian girls (and boys) to avoid this industry, I’m just saying – if you want to get into the beauty industry, always, always please know this truth: real beauty is unseen. It’s not what we see on the surface, or the page of a magazine. When you eventually realise that true beauty is inner, you’re no longer being controlled by your ego.” Holistic Bliss readers may recall first reading last year about Sarah’s harrowing experiences growing up inside the “hell realms”. Triumphant, gutsy and resolute, she defied expectations and was crowned Mrs Australia-World. How did winning that title change your life? “It’s totally opened my mind to fully appreciate my life, family and friends. I’ve since become deeply involved with so many people wanting to be alive,

to do all in their power to change for the better. Raising money for cancer awareness and other charitable causes has helped me know what’s really important in life. But it (being Mrs Australia-World) is not who I really am,” said Sarah-Rose. When asked about her “greatest” achievement, Sarah’s response was instantaneous. “If I can help someone heal, to make them maybe smile, or just be happy in the moment and enjoying what our beautiful world has to offer… these are my greatest achievements. “Yes. I’ve been on the edge of that cliff. Sometimes, the edge even creeps back into view. But I hold tight these days, onto my courage, self-love, and desire to spread kindness and happiness to everyone. And that of course includes me. In order to heal others I must always heal myself.”

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To observe Sarah’s unfolding, transformative journey is a bit like watching her being transported on some mystical, magical piece of flying carpet. Although in her case, the magic happens not to be a piece of carpet, but rather, a yoga mat and a surfboard. “I’m totally passionate about the ocean, yoga, sup yoga, acro yoga, surfing and travel. The ocean has incredible healing power. It allows me to be my true self, to let go, love life, be positive, free and appreciate the beauty of our marine life. “The emotional, physical, mental and spiritual benefits of yoga are amazing and teach me new things every day!” What other exciting initiatives are you working on? “My passion for yoga has been the springboard for the creation of a new brand (and support group) called Ocean Tribe Australia. The concept of Ocean Tribe Australia is to tap into the healing powers of the ocean to treat symptoms like depression and anxiety. We have now started a monthly support group




which involves yoga, surfing, sup yoga, acro yoga (on the beach) and socialising as a community of like-minded souls. The idea is to leave us all feeling happy, calm, confident and positive. “The Ocean Tribe Support Group is very close to my heart. I suffered from depression and suicidal tendencies for many years and often whilst inside the modelling industry. “Ocean Tribe will help others experiencing darkness and depression, simply by getting outdoors, reconnecting with nature, and sharing beautiful things in a nurturing environment. “I have lost too many loved ones and friends to suicide. I dream that Ocean Tribe Australia will become a passport for people’s pure and lasting happiness.” Ocean Tribe also aims to make a positive and holistic contribution towards the health and healing of our planet. Sarah explains that she and others in the “tribe” are trialling various ecological and sustainable materials, which will one day be showcased in an exciting and uniquely Australian designed range of beach and swimwear fashions. Thereafter, her aim is to establish a charity devoted to the protection of the marine environment and many of its sentient creatures. Sarah’s journey out of the abyss, aboard her magical nurturing yoga mat is by no means her only ride; previous brushes with multiple chronic illnesses have propelled her towards a natural, wholesome and holistic embracing of approaches to nourishment and wellbeing.

Inevitably, Sarah has thus been transitioning towards a diet of foods and beverages that are essentially non-poisonous, but at the same time delicious. Pure water. Organic vegetables, fruits, nuts, herbs and seeds, and whenever possible, pure coconut water, for example, not diet sodas, colas, and all those “crappy” so called energy drinks. Since becoming Mrs Australia-World, Sarah met “Cowboy Don Tolman”, who left her with an elevated appreciation of his seven simple “secrets” to health and healing. “Thanks to Holistic Bliss, I discovered Don, and his seven keys to health. Water. Sunshine. Breathing. Exercise. Whole foods. Happy relationships, and passion in our lives. Wow! I mean, this is what we “Ocean Tribers” do just about every time we hop onto our yoga mats and surfboards!” Sarah’s rapturous laughter is a reminder that coming out “the other end of the tunnel” is no mere pipe dream – it’s a “definite outcome if we stay focused on it”. Finally, her journey so far appears to have had some other wondrous benefits; a deep, growing, insistent connectedness (and love) of all things sentient on planet earth. “I’m changing in other ways, no doubt about it. I’m not fully there yet, but my years of challenge and pain have shown me this – that all creatures are special, they all want to live, and, just like us, deserve to be happy and free. “As I continue to grow, I just want to keep reconnecting more with what feels right and true in my heart.” She leans forward. “I am a mother. I have given life. And I have learnt to fall in love (with my life) all over again. If I love my life, then I must love and respect all life. Maybe, this is my next greatest challenge...” It seems there is no end in sight to all the dreams and aspirations in Sarah’s immaculate heart. What a reminder she is, of that which is true, pure, and inside us all! “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” – Maya Angelou SARAH-ROSE is the ambassador for Coconut Groove and the charity ambassador and founder of Yogaverse. Instagram.com/Yogaversetribe

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s the energies for 2016 close it is time to farewell the old illusions and anything that no longer serves us. According to sacred geometry it is time to be open to receive and that can be to receive compliments, feedback, insights and even abundance. Many of my clients have shared that the 2016 energies have been intense and so many learning lessons. Yes, this is part of the soul evolution for each individual but also for the planet. We are souls having a hu-man experience and along the way it is an opportunity to see our brilliance and see potential in all of life. According to the ancient wisdom of Atlantis, Lemuria and Sacred geometry, it is time to come in to our hearts and see the bigger picture which is there is only love. This is the energy of 2017. The year 2016 brought many retrogrades, eclipses, and planetary alignments which have made all of us shake and wake. The recent lunar eclipse September 2016 unsettled many people and especially those who are sensitive to energies. This wake and shake was predicted in many life times and is a repeat of


Atlantis and Lemuria as it is time to wake up to what is really important and that is absolute love, family and unity. That was also the idea for Christmas; that families and friends all get together as one and enjoy each other and celebrate the year. What has occurred is a loss of unity and oneness. Again this was predicted in Atlantis. All the plants, mother earth and animals have an innate knowing of this and are prepared or preparing by going into hibernation or what we call extinction. But it really is a morphing and transformation on a new level. The wake up and especially for



2016 is for people to wake up to family and what really matters which is absolute love and one mind and heart. Depression and anxiety have become our biggest dis-eases besides cancer and again this is part of the next evolutionary step. Depression is not being able to access our potentiality and the anxiety is not trusting our self that we can have our heart’s desires. Of course this does not make it any easier to those that have or are experiencing it. It is understanding that this is part of the shake and wake for all to ask themselves what really matters. During my medical intuitive sessions, clients experiencing these conditions have also stated that they have a HUGE fear that does not seem normal. This was predicted in Atlantis and Lemuria and was shown to be the changing and evolving of the hu-man spirit in to remembering we are all one. However in 2016 we have experienced many situations of separation and isolation whether it be nations, countries or families. Again this was and is part of a sacred plan and an opportunity for us to remember who we are.

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reading a book to a child. 2017 is about heart contentment for self and others. One delicious way to attract your heart’s desires for 2017 is to create an altar. “A family altar alters the family.” I have one filled with crystals, photos and each day I light a candle and incense and do a prayer for all of my family and humanity and the earth to give my thanks for me being alive or all that I have. Children of any age love this and it can be so much fun. Every night I say ‘my gratefuls’ in

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There is not enough honouring of our endings’, a good friend said to me recently. She made the observation that we as a society are not comfortable with endings – things like death of a loved one, completion of a relationship or marriage, saying goodbye to our children as they one by one leave home, loss of land or a pet, letting go of a home. Christmas and New Year often marks not only the end of the year but sometimes the end of a chapter in our lives. This can be a welcome end or perhaps one that you may find hard letting go of. Wherever you are, remember that when there is an ending there is also a beginning. With endings, even when there is acceptance, there is often so much uncomfortable grief. Awkward and sometimes difficult emotions can arise, like anger, regret or sadness from the loss of shared desires, dreams, missed


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e are rapidly approaching the end of 2016. I’d like to propose a toast on 2017. Let’s make 2017 the “Year of Compassion” and raise our glasses to “stop pointing fingers”. A major (I mean: MAJOR) cause for conflict in our relationships (family, community, ourselves) is a lack of – what in the mindfulness world is called – experiential ownership. I’ll explain this term a bit more. Unless someone collides with you or physically touches you, no-one can make you “feel” anything BUT you. We are and always will be the FIRST recipients of our thoughts and emotions, good and bad. Strong negative thoughts and emotions lead to strong negative sensations in our bodies (tight chest, stiff neck, knot in your stomach, shaky voice, headache; you mention it). No-one has “done” that to you, though. You did so, via your thoughts


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and emotions. We generally don’t like those feelings in our bodies; we want to “avoid” them. An easy way to “do” avoidance is to blame someone else. At least it feels better and we avoid our own pain somewhat. Experiential ownership asks, however, that we “own” those feelings; we have brought them onto ourselves by the way we think and feel about a situation. They are OUR sensations. If we point fingers at someone else for the way we feel (“you made me feel bad”) we pretend someone else has caused those bodily sensations and feelings. This is just not possible. We caused them. No-one else. Being able to “own” your own feelings and emotions can make you more compassionate. Once you realise that you are in control of how you feel, you will feel less of a need to point fingers at someone else for “hurting you”. It just doesn’t make sense from

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oy, is commonly described as ‘a feeling of great pleasure and happiness’. Our body’s response to experiencing joy might well be a smile, a giggle, a sparkle in the eye, a sense of lightness, goosebumps, a sense of connectedness and contentedness. I believe that joy comes from within. As conscious creators, when we are truly connected with our self (loving and accepting of all of you) – we have direct access to joy and can therefore be joy-full. Sometimes I think that people believe that joy is reserved for special occasions. What if you didn’t have to wait until Christmas, a birthday or the holidays to be joy-full? You can choose joy right now, starting with loving, nurturing and being you – moment by moment, breath by breath. When you are joy-full, you will notice the joy-full little things – the sound of sweet bird song, a falling leaf, a passing butterfly, and you are also


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The GIFT of




ne of the greatest gifts you can give to others at Christmas is to be fully engaged and lovingly present with them. To receive this is also a treasure. However, not everyone gets to experience this connection and Christmas can sometimes be fraught with stress and strained relationships. So I want to share with you 8 effective tips to bring more love to you and those around you this Christmas. 1. CELEBRATE It’s time to let-go, loosen up and take a holiday. Join in the party, or make your own, even with two people. Celebrating requires us to let go of our boundaries, be vulnerable and open up. Delight in being deliberately more wild and sharing your heart freely. 2. PRIORITISE INTIMACY At this time of the year we can get stressed trying to live up to crazy expectations that leave us feeling a lack of intimacy. Instead, think about what you value and love. Cooking delicious meals for your beloveds? Having lots of great sex with your partner or an extreme sports adventure with your kids?



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When it feels like

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hristmas can be tacky, tragic or a treasure. It is a choice you make; a shift in perception opens the door to dancing to different possibilities. And to the people reading this – you are already amazing. We have this mental image, call it a ‘societal norm’ that all is calm, peaceful, happy and loving at Christmas. It is absolutely wonderful when that happens. However, it takes a special kind of confidence to speak out… when it is not calm, peaceful, happy and loving during the festive season. Are the Christmas carols playing, happy chatter in shopping centres, Christmas wrapping and Christmas food driving you crazy? And you think… I am alone, or I am being pulled in every direction trying to please my family. Every negative thought, feeling and

action you ever had in your entire life flits before your eyes. It hurts, it hurts a lot if you allow it. Christmas is an emotionally charged time and when life, relationships, families and jobs fall apart, it can leave you feeling flat, confused and fuzzy. Life is too damn short to be wasted, so let’s get started.


1. Know deep inside you that you are okay, you will be OK. 2. Reach out – ask for help. Avoid isolating, banish the superwoman expectations. Be prepared to be vulnerable and open your heart. 3. Indulge in loads of self-care and avoid beating yourself up. Be willing to be you, be real and authentic. Avoid dumbing yourself down to suit someone else.

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‘spiritual tour’

Why take a instead of a standard package




his is a question I am asked often. Sometimes with genuine intrigue and other times with tongue in cheek followed by a slightly suspicious look and snicker. It is to the latter I enjoy answering the most. My challenge, is to break down their fears in thinking that all you do is sit around cross legged, dressed in hippy type clothes munching on lettuce leaves. Those days are long gone and in this chaotic world we live, a “spiritual tour” is food for the soul, a modern day pilgrimage and one that can provide life-changing experiences. It is an experience that gives you permission to “travel with a purpose”. That purpose being “you”! And where the focus is entirely on one thing – your own personal development. Not only do you participate in all that a tourist destination is famous for but you get to explore yet another layer, through its indigenous people, its spiritual leaders – connecting to the true depth of the

country. Pure gold. When created by an experienced tour provider this is done in an, oh so subtle way where the two worlds do not collide but merge into one. Take Peru for example – you might start the day with a walk through the incredibly beautiful cobblestoned streets of Cusco, eat breakfast at one of their many internationally acclaimed restaurants and then meet up with your medicine man, heading back to their home located in the famous Wizards’ Village (where at least 40 shamans live). A flower bath is prepared for you, a coca leaf reading is given by mama and you are welcomed into their homes like long lost friends. Life is simple but oh so stress free. The shaman shares his stories whilst a meal is being prepared. This naturally has you evaluating your life as wonderful conversation is shared with a group of like-minded people. Or there is Bhutan, where Buddhism is the way of life. Yes, just stepping

onto the soil of this incredibly special country, known as the Shangri La of the world can be enough. However imagine participating in a “Long Life Ceremony” especially created for you, on the top of a mountain pass 4000m above sea level. The mist is down and the head monk with his assistance has been there for hours preparing the fire, arranging the gifts to be offered and the instruments placed in the order they will be played. These are magical moments that speak to the depths of your soul. Experiences that cannot be offered through your travel agent or easily found when travelling solo. These experiences become the catalyst for “CHANGE” – of which so many people are now seeking. So why not try something new and put a spiritual tour on your 2017 wish list! Contact SHARON BRESLIN lifestylejourneys.com


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ndia first touched my soul two years ago and she has stayed deep in my heart ever since. North and south, nowhere else on the planet can do for you what India does – expand your consciousness – nor in the way she does. The duality, the constant chaos and noise, of India somehow awakens you and makes you more present to life. Amid the craziness of everyday reality lies a deep sense of ingenuity, simplicity, devotion and a quest for inner peace. I am most in awe that she cannot be controlled; perfectly imperfect and constantly evolving, recreating herself. The strength of cultural and family values, coupled with the friendship, wisdom and warmth of its people, constantly draws me back. I feel she represents these aspects and flavours in me. India is a place for exploration of outer and inner worlds, a place for excitement and reflection, colour and calm, vibrancy and tradition. My passion is to assist like-minded women

to experience India’s uniqueness for themselves; experience her richness and diversity while feeling safe and supported. I cater for women who like to travel in comfort and stay in quality accommodation. The smallest details are taken care of so they can immerse themselves in the unforgettable experience of my ‘Beauty Mystics and Temples Tour’ through Northern India. I am leading a 12-day tour in February 2017. It starts with the grandeur of palaces and forts, busy bazaars, saffron robes, a pink city and a blue city. Marvel at the Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, and the amazing Sacred Spirit Festival in Jodhpur. We then travel to Varanasi, India’s holiest city and a pilgrimage site for millennia, with the sadhus – the holy men. We cruise down ‘Ganga Maiya’ – Mother Ganges – at sunrise, witnessing sacred Aarti fire ceremonies; watching life unfold. Experience guided meditations on

India the ghats – the famous riverbank steps – and explore medieval streets; captivated by the colour and chaos. India is like no other place I have ever experienced – a land of contrasts, rich in culture, a diversity of peoples, splendid cuisine and vibrant colours; a feast for all the senses. India has offered me many beautiful experiences to awaken my feminine soul and immerse myself in each moment. I’ve brought home lasting memories and exquisite souvenirs that remind me why she was always known as the ‘jewel in the crown of the British Empire’. Eight women have booked their places on the tour already and there are a couple of places left. I am sure the right women will claim them very soon just as I did when I went on my first trip to India. JENNI MEARS is a catalyst for feminine transformational change and she leads spiritual tours and retreats for women throughout India. jennimears.com

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FAMILY dynamics



s the end of 2016 gets closer, we should begin to feel relief from the universal energy that rattled us all in one way or another. Many of us are breathing a sigh of relief while others are figuring out how to adapt to changes that took place during the year. This time of year can be particularly challenging for those about to embark on their first Christmas or holiday season with a difference. Perhaps loved ones have died or there has been divorce or separation, either way, there is some adaptation. Adjusting to the loss of a beloved person who was symbolic with the joy of this time of year is tough. There are cases where the family unit will never be as it was, especially during this traditionally family oriented period. It can be easier to handle this unchartered territory by altering your usual routine. Let’s say you usually go


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to your parent’s home, perhaps you could do something at your place or go out for lunch to avoid feeling as torn by the differences of the day. In the case of separation, children may have to switch between homes to spend time with each parent on Christmas day. This is something that my three kids had to do. Their father and I decided to alternate who had the kids for Christmas, (we found this fairer on them), so that they did not have to be shuffled around on the day. I felt this was a better option; although for the Christmas that was not my turn, it was sad but it allowed the kids to enjoy the day. The emotional reaction was about my feelings not theirs, they were happy with either arrangement. Obviously I made it through, I surrounded myself with family and friends whose company I enjoyed. My sadness never left, however, it helped

to have fun and keep occupied rather than dwelling on what was missing. We can never squash our feelings down, nor are we doing ourselves any favours by attempting to. Ideally we can feel our sadness when it strikes, then get on with things. Let the sadness out as many times as it arises. Do the best that you can to avoid confrontation and make the transition as smooth as possible. Sending love to all who are coping with new circumstances and dynamics. TONI REILLY developed SoulLife™ Psychology visionary intuitive techniques and philosophies for well-being practitioners and personal development to enhance innate sixth sense and overcome physical, emotional and mental obstacles at the core. Email: toni@tonireilly.com.au tonireilly.com.au

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PEACEFUL parenting



o you ever get triggered as a parent? Or should I say do you ever lose it? No one knows how to press our buttons better than our kids! Yet our children more than anyone need us to be emotionally responsible to role model how to be in this world. But how do we act when we are frustrated, infuriated or deeply upset? When this little person does exactly the opposite of what you asked; ignoring you; challenging you and basically pushing every button you have! As wondrous and heart-opening as parenting is, it is also fraught with moments that challenge us deeply. This is why many sages state that parenting is one of the most profound spiritual practices of them all! When we are triggered with anger, frustration or impatience we often react in ways we would rather not, taking it out on our kids and creating a wedge of

misunderstanding that can affect them for the rest of their lives. The most important tool to ensure a peaceful relationship with your child is a loving connection with yourself, the parent. When children feel connected they are much more inclined to follow your lead than if you react with unbridled emotions or relegate them to the naughty corner. But how can you respond lovingly when your buttons are being pushed, when you are busy, agitated, exhausted or overwhelmed with the demands of life? Over the next seven editions I will be sharing seven simple, yet profound steps to guide you from knee-jerk reaction to a loving and conscious response, all the while maintaining firm boundaries that are empathetic and just. So start this month by observing how you ‘really are’ with your kids?

What triggers you? When do you lose it? How do you react? By far and away the most effective teaching you can give your children is healthy role modelling from you, the parent. When you respond consciously in challenging situations you model an inner sense of worth that will stay with your kids throughout their lives and guide them through the challenges that they will surely have to face. Isn’t this what we all want for our kids… to grow up to be emotionally intelligent, happy, compassionate human beings? Join me in the next edition for the first of seven steps to be the parent you really want to be. SHARON TURTON is a family therapist and has run workshops for kids and parents around Australasia since 2003. She is the presenter of ‘The Journey’ in NSW and Qld and is the author of ‘The Art of Peaceful Parenting’. sharonturton.com

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Seminar exclusively for women



or the first time in 20 years of presenting Journey events, Brandon Bays, a world leading authority on emotional healing and life transformation is offering a seminar in Sydney, Australia exclusively for women to liberate their divine feminine. An all-female three-day Journey Intensive Seminar, bringing together women from all walks of life who have a calling to clear out the limiting blocks that are keeping them small. It’s a seminar where big shifts and transformations happen. Bestselling author Brandon Bays who healed naturally from a basketball size tumour has dedicated her life to helping people discover their own truth

and heal emotionally and physically. After more than two decades of retreats around the globe, she has decided to hold an event for women only. “Something quite wondrous occurs when women come together to support one another. Somehow we all feel free to let down our hair and there is a palpable bond of acceptance that is somehow not available in a mixed gender group,” Brandon Bays says. A couple of months ago Brandon Bays held the first ever Journey Intensive Seminar for women only in Slovakia and was blown away by the depth of healing that occurred over three powerful days. “The room was packed with eager women from numerous countries and many different cultures,” she says. “We invited only female Journey Practitioners and Training Practitioners to hold a safe, warm embrace of support, as I had a feeling it was going to be a rawly exposing and healing time that would need that kind of

depth, acceptance, and expertise. Even the hotel staff that served us fruit and water during the breaks were women,” Brandon describes. The results were stunning: “What a nourishing embrace of openness, safety, and acceptance that was created! It was beyond anything I had ever imagined possible for an entry-level event for newbies,” Brandon says. The Journey is one of the world’s leading life transformation methods and has helped hundreds of thousands of women worldwide to overcome a wide variety of challenges including physical ailments, emotional blocks, relationship problems and career or performance issues. The Journey Intensive for women only is taking place on February 3-5, 2017 in Manly, Sydney and is open to all women who feel that there’s got to be more to life. Read more about the seminar and register for the Early Bird price – visit: ms342.isrefer.com/go/JIWOAU2017/ holisticbliss/


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85% of therapists are “tired, financially stressed and EMOTIONALLY




hat’s how researchers looking at the success rates of natural therapists, life coaches, counsellors and body workers summed up their results. The research paper noted that burnout and adrenal fatigue are common and up to 85% of therapists, who have spent thousands of dollars and many hours training to become qualified, leave the industry within two years!!!!! While these figures are astounding, I realise that this phenomenon is not restricted to those in the ‘caring field’ – you could be a beautician, hairdresser, school teacher, business owner of any sort, and/or a busy mum or dad, and find life very stressful. Now look at these figures: 86% OF WOMEN HAVE TROUBLE SLEEPING (either falling asleep, staying asleep or feeling rested when they wake). WOW! ANOTHER WHOPPING 82% WORRY ABOUT CANCER, DEPRESSION AND THEIR WEIGHT. The thing is, whatever research

is showing, we know that there is an epidemic of chronic tiredness and burnout happening right now. Are there people you know, perhaps in your own family, caught in a cycle of working hard and battling tiredness and low vitality? Who are only making enough to make ends meet? STOP THE WORLD, I WANNA GET OFF! There’s a whole tired world out there seeking a solution. I know, I get emails and calls almost every day of the week from people looking for something beyond more conventional modalities which use diet/supplements/medicine (holistic or other). They’ve tried all that and are still seeking. SOME SIMPLE TOOLS – ENERGY FLOWS If you are a therapist or thinking of launching a career in the health/ healing industry, there are some key tools that can offer a different scenario. These tools go way beyond the old “Get enough rest, take time for yourself, eat well” advice, which while valid, doesn’t change what’s really going on!

The first thing is to acknowledge that you have energetic capacities which perhaps you’re using against you, not to your advantage. These allow you to ‘tune into’ the people you work with but you are so outstanding at it, you can end up at the affect of their physical, emotional or financial dis-ease. You can use your energetic capacities to: • Draw the kind and number of clients you’d like to have • Be fresh, enthusiastic and happy (which draws people to you) • Increase money flows • Expand awareness • Tap into the earth I have a free weekly internet radio show about expanding your energetic capacities. At worst you’ll feel relaxed, at best you might just change everything. SHAUNA TEAKEN has been working in the health/healing field for longer than she cares to admit. You can find her at shaunasisland.com

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ave you ever thought about what “good water” means? Do you know what is in your water, what you are drinking and showering in? Have you ever thought that your water could be making you sick? For many years, I have been fielding questions and discussing the issues with our water with thousands of people at home shows, markets, over the phone and via email. It still surprises me how many people don’t think about water quality when considering their overall health and wellbeing. I have found that a lot of people seem to compare water coming through their tap with that of third world countries, believing that our water is of high quality and don’t ever think to research or investigate their own water quality. When water arrives at our taps, it has been through many kilometres, if not hundreds of kilometres of pipework,

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the plumbing in your home, your street, your suburb and the pipeline all the way back to the dam, where your water is collected and stored, has a big influence on the water quality at the tap. As pipework gets old, it rusts and deteriorates. A build-up of sludge, bacteria etc. will inevitably occur over time and this is why chlorination is used and necessary to kill off microorganisms which can cause illness. Unfortunately this addition of chlorine to our water changes its taste, smell and also detracts from the benefits your body receives from drinking plenty of pure clean water. After much research of the effects of chlorine on our health, I have come to the conclusion that it is toxic to our health and the long term exposure through drinking and inhalation in the shower can increase our chances of being inflicted by various diseases. Throughout my many years of servicing water purification systems, I

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the mundane, to have belief and faith in yourself and unchain and liberate your thoughts, to set yourself free from working in the coal mine mentality, and to aspire to follow your own true path, individual blueprint and soul’s purpose without fear of persecution. I committed to becoming a qualified horticulturist and started my own garden creation, renovation and maintenance business, which resonated with my soul, lifted my spirits and in turn sent me on my own unique profound journey that I could not have anticipated when I originally enrolled in my formal science-based studies. Now as I gaze upon my diploma on the wall today, stating my successful attainment of horticultural practices, I finally realise that the student is me and the plants my master, the environment my church and all things are intricately connected. To take one look through the microscope at a minute piece of healthy soil and to witness the minuscule

PLANTS! soil organisms, bacteria and fungi all dancing around, it seems with its own divine purpose to replicate, assimilate and be part of a major production cycle to provide life to all living things in nature. While plants may make their own food through the sun’s rays via photosynthesis, they cannot efficiently translocate from the soil the vital soluble nutrients needed to flower and fruit without the assistance of microscopic specialised fungal strains that attach themselves to the fine root hairs in a symbiotic relationship, and their reward is a few nutrients in exchange. It is with this childlike wonder, coupled with the wisdom and experience of a mature horticulturist, I offer my services to you to create, renovate or maintain your gardens with “Soul.” facebook.com/ ProfoundHorticulturalbusiness

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hen I was first introduced to the Wisdom Goddess Kuan Yin in Hong Kong, where I lived in the seventies, my life began to expand. Years later in Sydney my encounters with the rose energy challenged me to look beyond my corporate life. I began to teach Rose Alchemy™ in a bookshop in Balmain after work. And later as I travelled the world I collected and recorded the rose legends wherever I found them. This material blossomed into the ‘Rose Series’ of books; six rich imaginings which emphasise the divine feminine under the guidance of Mother Mary. These books, the rose courses and initiations have expanded the presence of the sacred rose in my life and others worldwide as together we experience and remember. My developing focus is on radical rose gratitude. This may grow into workbook three of my Rose Consciousness teachings or perhaps another book in the Rose Series. My dream is to continue to train Rose Alchemists worldwide and to activate personal and planetary Rose Codes by setting up international Rose Meditation Pods. This means together we can change any darkness into light – this is the Rose Revolution™. roseresonance.com

Graeme Killcross HB: How did ‘Benevolent Entrepreneurs’ begin? Graeme: After finishing school, leaving home and moving overseas, I was ready for something different… I eventually came home and started studying again and after two years, I gave that up to go back into the world of business because I knew that studying couldn’t give me what I was looking for. From there, I created about seven different companies. I lost some, sold out on others and the last business I had before starting ‘Benevolent Entrepreneurs’ (B.E) was the turning point; I had had enough of doing business the way everyone had been telling me to do it. I was extremely unhappy, and even though the business was making a lot of money, it just wasn’t working for me. This was a catalyst to going overseas and becoming an Access Consciousness Certified Facilitator. Now I’ve created two thriving companies, and so much more in the pipeline. HB: How would you describe the way you do business now? Graeme: It’s the space where I know the platform of business is ease and the place where miracles show up. There is contribution and support from everything and everyone. It’s not hard work, it’s living, it’s the adventure of business. B.E is the platform for you the entrepreneur to show up in your world, rather than do it the way everyone else wants you to do it…..so you can actually find you in business, how you work and what makes you happy. GRAEME will be in Australia from the 25th November-10th December and will be available for consulting sessions and facilitation. benevolententrepreneurs.com

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ave you always wanted to take control of your life, including your spiritual one? Would you like to master your spiritual destiny and discover your highest purpose? Have you felt deeply convinced that you are living this lifetime for a very special purpose? We all, as Soul, hold the key to our spiritual destiny and heritage. When I discovered the many and useful spiritual techniques that Eckankar has to offer, I found greater, deeper understanding. Since then, my spiritual journey has become exciting and enlightening. The simplest and most valuable technique I have learned is to chant HU, pronounced hue, an ancient name for God. I combine this chant with a simple contemplative technique, gently focusing my inner attention on inspirational thoughts of unconditional divine love and compassion. In my experience, singing HU regularly can transform anyone’s life. It can open all hearts to God’s love. This daily practice has helped me, and many others, experience more joy, love, and

spiritual purpose. Do you wish to take your next spiritual step and embark on your greatest adventure? We are offering spiritual seekers the opportunity to do so. Join other spiritual seekers and students of Eckankar for a weekend of workshops and small group discussions at the upcoming FREE Australian Eckankar Seminar, held at the Hilton Hotel, Brisbane, 7-8 January 2017. There will be inspiring creative arts, programs for children, youth and families, as well as outstanding speakers. All this and so much more will be on offer. Some of the topics included at the weekend will be: Working with Unconditional Love in your Life; Creative Dreaming: Keys to Healing, Wisdom and Love; Wisdom of the Heart: Reach for the Truth Within You. The Seminar will feature international guest speakers, Susan and Rich Miller. Susan is the president of Eckankar, and Rich, as well as a professional musician, is a Senior Business System Analyst at the Mayo Clinic. They both have travelled the

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attended a 3-day, ‘Expanding Kinesiology’ (EK) workshop that magnified my healing skills in a transformative way. EK simplified muscle testing and opened up a portal of intuitive guidance to a natural source of holistic insight. This workshop showed me how to add ‘conscious awareness’ to healing. EK was refreshingly different from clinical forms of kinesiology and other healing modalities. I found it effective without the complexity. Something expansive and freeing was occurring in me when using the EK matrix. EK showed me how to access quantum-based energy correctors, specific to this modality. Chronic health issues from genetic ancestral influences and negative psychic imprints, which are so impacting on wellness, were accessed and harmonised. Emotional suppression, linked to many forms of illness and disease, was brought into awareness and gently released. The workshop was made up of different types of healers, professionals

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and non-professionals. It was surprising how quickly the students could learn the correctional format with little experience. No prerequisites were required to attend the workshop and we were taught how to accurately muscle test, if needed. Structural weaknesses found on the test matrix were merely barometers. When deeper layers of imbalance were harmonized, the structural weaknesses naturally corrected without any form of manipulation. As well as the EK testing matrix, the workshop provided powerful energetic healing and grounding tools, clearing superficial blocks and opening up the pathways to deeper layers of imbalance. I learnt an energetic ‘structural release technique’ that was deeply relaxing and a process called the ‘four senses of enlightenment’, connecting me to a natural flow of intuitive insight related to wellbeing. A meditative process I received, was linked to the ancient release of kundalini energy in a profound safe

and heart-awakening way. I also learnt how to vibrationally feed into the body, holistic energetic remedies to assist corrections and healing. Since the workshop I feel I have a whole new perspective and confidence in working with clients in a conscious intuitive way using Expanding Kinesiology. I thoroughly recommend this modality to healer and student, if you want to expand your knowledge to the next level of quantum healing. WARREN ROSE is an experienced kinesiology teacher, a pioneer in intuitive muscle testing formats, and the founder of The School Of One ‘Vibrational Kinesiology’. He shares the teaching space with SHELLEY MUNN, a heart-harmony spirit-earth worker and cellular tuner. The next ‘Expanding Kinesiology’ 3-day workshop is in February 2017 – contact us for details on 0414 982 963. A 1-day Intro workshop on Muscle testing is available prior to the 3-day workshop. naturetherapy.net.au Email: naturetherapyclinic@gmail.com

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atrons of the Woodford Folk Festival are encouraged to welcome the New Year by bringing their foc0us back to wellness. Woodford, aside from being a hub for music, culture and the arts, has a reputation as being one of the most comprehensive health events in Australia. From the 27th December 2016 to the 1st January 2017, patrons can indulge in yoga, meditation, academic talks, health dance, workshops, chanting, and much more. Australia’s best integrative medicine, arts and health practices are brought to the festival, and together create a sense of positivity and freshness around New Year’s Eve that is entirely unique. The festival is built on ritual and ceremony that patrons enter into as naturally as breathing. The iconic tradition of taking three minutes’ silence at 11.30pm on New Year’s Eve allows people the time to reflect on the year past and the year coming up;

past Woodford attendees say that the absolute, respectful, reflective silence of every festival-goer during this time is unparalleled. The Sunrise Ceremony on the 1st January also provides a unique moment to reflect and appreciate the stunning natural beauty of Woodfordia. The Meditation in Motion programme is brimming with opportunities to see out the old year and enter the new in the spirit of mindfulness. Patrons can participate in formal meditation sessions, workshops on Chinese medicine and spirit dance, as well as Tai Chi, sound healing, partner yoga and so much more. Organic food stalls are scattered throughout the festival, providing everything from organic produce, to nourishing vegan meals, to energising nutritional juices. Perhaps the most iconic is the Chai Tent, which has been a Woodford icon for the past 20 years, and acts as a meeting place where patrons can enjoy a steaming cup of chai or herbal tea and catch up with friends.

Apart from the range of health content, the true potential of Woodford lies in the spirit of the festival itself. Woodford has a unique, spontaneous atmosphere, which allows patrons the freedom to choose between a looselimbed yoga class and a spirit dance workshop, heading to a delicious vegan food stall or taking your refreshed body straight into the middle of a huge blues gig. It’s all possible, and all on a whim. The magical opportunities of the Woodford Folk Festival are an incredible alternative way of bringing in the New Year – over 120,000 patrons choose to spend New Year’s Eve rejuvenating their mind and body, rather than participating in typical party celebrations. The diverse programme of Woodford is sure to re-centre and re-energise you for the year to come. woodfordfolkfestival.com

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elcome to the Chinese Rooster New Year of 2017. It begins Saturday 28th January on the second new moon of 2017. Chinese New Year always begins two new moons after Winter Solstice. This year it’s the period of the honest and brash fire rooster. Chinese tradition employs both solar and lunar calendars – for the solar calendar the year begins 4th February

but new moon day of 28th begins all the cultural Lunar New Year celebrations. The rooster is ruled by the metal element in Chinese. The rooster years are 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, and 2005. Last time we had a fire rooster year was 1957. The rooster is a strong yin metal which is symbolic of decorative metal such as jewellery. It’s charming and beautiful on the outside but hard metal inside. It can also represent a

dagger or sword associated with killings and assassinations. As such, the yin fire rooster year may not be so peaceful and there will be battles, conflict or terror attacks. 2016 was a full-on year ruled by the monkey energies and the conflicts were all there with clashing elements of fire and metal. The rooster year is yin fire sitting on top of yin metal. According to the


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November. The laser (fire and metal) was invented by Gordon Gould in 1957. Yin fire also symbolises optimism and the rooster is the peach blossom sign representing romance and beauty, so it generates happiness and it’s a good year for the entertainment and glamour industries. The musical “West Side Story” made its first appearance in 1957. It was the year John Lennon met Paul McCartney and formed the band The Quarryman before The Beatles came into being. Health Issues: metal in the body is related to lungs and breathing. With fire attacking metal, there’s a chance of flu and other breathing or skin problems. In Chinese medicine, fire element is heart and blood circulation and relates to the brain, nervous system and eyes. With fire burning metal, we have to be aware that influenza and air pollution may be serious in 2017. Help your immune system with antioxidants, vitamin C, and COQ10. Yin fire people are warm hearted and kind. Strong yin fire people can be funny and turn out to be comedians. The famous comedians Bob Hope and Rowan Atkinson were born on strong yin fire days, so 2017 then is a good year for comedy. Who was born in rooster years: Stephen Fry, Donny Osmond, Peter Dinklage, Britney Spears, Cate

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Becky Herdt

the Baby Whisperer Q: What makes you a Baby Whisperer? A: While I’m known as a baby whisperer – the ‘baby’ part of that is slightly misleading. I work with children of every age. It started when I realised that I had an automatic resonance with babies and toddlers – they would stare at me and energetically do the equivalent of tugging on my shirt sleeve until they got my attention. When I looked at them and energetically responded to their “tug,” they would begin to communicate about things happening in their world, sometimes asking for assistance and sometimes just letting me know what they were up to on this planet. That initial Aha! moment of recognising my capacities with children allowed me to begin to see how I might be able to contribute to them in a way that would assist them to reframe their individual reality, and expand the possibilities for their life, to fully reach their true potential. Q: What is baby whispering? A: There are many definitions. Whispering, for me, is the ability to

communicate in whatever way the child requires… with words, or without, and with a gentle tug, or an invitation to something new. Sometimes it requires allowing a child to be in their energetic intensity, perhaps matching them there – while being the energy of a calm, safe, and nurturing space. It’s about stepping into their world and seeing what they see, being willing to tap into what’s really going on with them… and being the invitation for them to choose or to create what they desire. Q: What if the child is difficult to manage or has physical impairments? A: Many of my clients have limitations in their physical body, including an inability to speak or communicate orally. The energetic communication works with the child by me being in total allowance of where they are, at any given moment. While information about the child’s history is sometimes helpful, I don’t often buy into any of the limitations/labels that have been put on them by others (Autism, ADD, ADHD). My invitation comes from a place of gentle kindness, which they resonate with and will usually

quickly respond to. I also am willing to be present and in allowance of whatever intensity they might display, and I’m happy to meet the intensity with either unspoken intensity or a softness that represents a different choice for them. Q: What about the parents? A: I operate on the premise that the child chooses its parents, and there is often much to be gained by including them in the session, whether during the session or as feedback afterwards. I offer practical tools and suggestions to parents so they can contribute to the overall benefit of the child. Many times, the parents can be willing to ask a different question which allows the energy to shift and the child to step into change. unchainedwithbecky.com

WHAT IF YOU COULD FIND YOUR LIFE AND LAUGHT ER? Becky Herdt is a Business and Success Coach, Motivational Speaker, Radio Show Host, Best-Selling Author and Access Consciousness Certified Facilitator who works with children, individuals, and organizations to discover what unique talents and capacities they already have – especially those things hidden from view! ARE YOU READY FOR A BREAKTHROUGH? WOULD YOU LIKE CHANGE WITH YOUR BUSINESS OR LIFE THAT WILL FREE YOU FROM WHO YOU’VE BEEN UNTIL NOW AND ALLOW YOU TO CHOOSE WHAT’S NEXT? Is now the time to dig deep and yet keep quickly moving beyond the stickiness, beyond the story, to exponentialise the possibilities in your life and living? What if the change could be ease? What if your life is truly about choice? Are you ready to be free to be and choose you? What if you are the gift and the change that the world requires? What can we create together for you, and for the world?

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spiritual truths are bubbling away in them, though seemingly they go unnoticed. With constant correcting as they grow and learning more about what it is to be in their human body, they are continually adapting and finding their way. Not wanting to upset anyone, feeling their way with their intuition and curiosity, while also doing their best at remembering what it is they have been told. They really do have a lot going on. So when you take some time to be free with them, it can be monumental in their growth and yours. When you allow them to show you, and remind you through play, the abilities they so naturally and easefully remember that they have incarnated with, it adds so much joy while also helping them to be confident in themselves – even if not

everyone does the things that they can do. It deepens the trust they have in you and creates a whole new level of openness and acceptance which is so important to nurture and maintain in this day and age. These gifts could in fact be keys for saving our planet and enriching lives for years to come. Sometimes parents feel the pressure that they have to have all of the answers, yet each of us is forever growing and learning. In my practice I work with people of all ages – but even when I am teaching, I am still learning and I have had some of the most profound moments of learning from children. We offer some cool opportunities for


kids and teenagers and one of them is by way of the Rainbow Children class. This is where they spend four days with others in their age group as they utilise their spiritual talents. Not only do we offer the young ones this magical experience but we also have an adults’ class too, so that the parents can learn for themselves, nurture their own inner child – and have some awesome new ways of strengthening the bond within their family. There are so many cool things I have been blessed to witness in seeing young ones at play. Even my three-year-old son, as we walked down the street one day, ran up to a tree and hugged it and told me it is an old mother tree, told me about the number of angels in the house – things which hadn’t been taught to him by anyone in this life. When you allow them the space, they continue with their connection to ‘all that is’. I have seen children heal others as well as animals, close doors by asking them to, do teleportation of a physical object and respond to my thoughts with straight-up answers. They are powerful, and that is a really great thing – nurture it. The kids of today are the leaders of tomorrow and they are going to need their gifts. evolvewitheta.com

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Tis the season for celebration, social gatherings and doing everything to excess! But do not fear, there are some incredible essential oils that will support you through the festive season and help you to manage the stress and challenges that can occur at this time of year too! While the bells are being jingled and the halls are being decked, it can bring enormous relief to know you can use these amazing plant extracts for many things, in many ways. Remembering less is best, you can blend just a few drops like lavender and orange into a cold-pressed carrier oil like jojoba or macadamia for a wonderful calming massage blend. You can add a few drops of geranium and cedarwood to a relaxing bath with magnesium salts to help you gently recharge. Just four drops of lemon and frankincense into a spritzer bottle, makes a gorgeous room freshener or health spray. And one of the easiest ways to enhance the environment – or

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the mood for that matter – is using an electric diffuser or candle vaporizer using oils like orange, lime, sandalwood, chamomile and grapefruit. Here are my top 5 festive oils that can be used all year round of course, but especially through the holidays. FRANKINCENSE – this exquisite, spicy, woody essence is well revered as one of the special gifts for baby Jesus. It is particularly wonderful for elevating the senses and lifting your mood. It is ideal to use for inner prayer and meditation. It can support inflammatory conditions like arthritis and osteoarthritis and is a deeply nourishing oil for skincare. LAVENDER – is the perfect calming oil to support things like stress, anxiety, insomnia and worries. Just one drop rubbed into the temples can support headaches and nausea and a drop rubbed into the tummy area with peppermint can help with indigestion and over eating – a common occurrence at this time of year! CLOVE – is a refreshing spicy oil well known for stimulating digestion,

restoring appetite and relieving flatulence which blends beautifully with peppermint. Clove oil will help to relieve things like muscle strains and sprains and is great for treating toothache. MYRRH – renowned as another beautiful gift for baby Jesus this amazing oil possesses many other wonderful attributes. It is the oil for promoting endurance and assists after demanding physical and emotional performance. Myrrh helps to bring calm to the hustle and bustle of the festive season, and can help to heal colds and mouth ulcers. ORANGE – is the oil for exuberance, celebration and joy! Orange helps to promote positive communication, embrace new ideas and perspective and supports general wellbeing. Into 10ml of carrier oil with two drops of each add orange to clove, lavender and peppermint as it makes a wonderful hangover and stress relieving blend for the temples! twenty8.com

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Health & Lifestyle Education Program using therapeutic-grade essential oils Only two intakes each year – ENROL NOW! More than just a course on essential oils this dynamic, 16-modular online program will teach you the importance of self-care using the healing and medicinal powers of plants. Taught by Kim Morrison, one of Australia’s most renowned Aromatherapists, you will receive:  modules on essential oils, chemical-free living, nutrition, movement, mindset and relationships  direct access, coaching and mentoring from Kim and her qualified team  videos, live webinars and one-on-one support for maximum learning  the full range of Twenty8 chemical-free skincare and essential oils valued at over $1500  personal and entrepreneurial development bonus modules and gifts  AND an inspirational 4 day face-to-face training and graduation weekend on the Sunshine Coast

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s we age, our body’s production of elastin, (for suppleness) collagen (for preservation and firmness) and hyaluronic acid (for volume and hydration) slows down. Endermologie is the only technology in the world that naturally stimulates the Fibroblasts under the skin responsible for the production of these three key elements. Fibroblasts are basically the building blocks of the dermis, giving it density, softness and radiance. This innovative French technology is 100% natural, non-invasive and nonsurgical and is FDA approved (Food and Drug Administration). It has been used throughout Europe for nearly 30 years but is relatively new to Australia. For me to be one of a handful of therapists on the Sunshine Coast to be able to provide these treatments is truly exciting. At Destiny’s Rainbow Beauty & Beyond we offer a range of Endermolift treatments and packages for the face

and for every client we will do a comprehensive consultation and profile to determine the protocol that will best suit your needs, whether it be for radiance activation, firming, fine lines and wrinkles, reduction of puffiness and dark circles or the reduction of a double chin. With regular treatments we can visibly reduce the signs of ageing. Despite a healthy lifestyle, fat cells often store more than they eliminate. Endermologie for the body targets those fat stores that are almost impossible to reduce with diet and exercise. When fat and water accumulate, the cells’ walls start to pull on the skin’s surface and cellulite dimples appear. Unsightly and sometimes even painful, these fatty areas are also resistant to diet and exercise but can be visibly smoothed with Endermologie. As with Endermolift, a complete consultation is done prior to starting treatments so we can personalise a

package that will guarantee you will achieve the results you desire. Endermologie/Endermolift is the answer for those of you looking for a relaxing and pain-free alternative to Botox and cosmetic surgery. This natural and pleasant technique not only improves your physical appearance, it also has many health benefits, the main one being that it mobilises the tissue to boost circulation and assist with lymphatic drainage. To ensure you achieve the maximum benefits from your treatment we use only the finest products. You can choose between the French-designed LPG range or Bodiderm which is a medically engineered 100% Australian made and owned all natural Botanical range. For more information, contact DEB or SUNNIE at Destiny’s Rainbow Beauty & Beyond. Email: debbie_williams62@outlook.com

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fter our screening of the amazing documentary “Embrace”, all of us at the clinic were absolutely touched by the story of self-love and self-care shared with women and men around the world. And at Maroochydore, we were so happy to share this experience with 238 other gorgeous people! Going from being a ‘body loather’ to a ‘body lover’ is the message that this amazing documentary is putting out to the world and what a powerful one it is! Unrealistic ideals, judgements, unachievable sizes are just some of the issues that are faced in today’s society. Instead of comparing ourselves with others, let’s focus on supporting, empowering and celebrating each other. Most people, at some point in their lives look into the mirror and deeply loathe their body. How would you feel if your mother, daughter or best friend did this? I am sure you would support them and tell them how beautiful they are. We believe that once you start learning to love your body, the health


effects are profound. Suddenly you start eating better because you love your body and you start moving it because it’s a way to celebrate its abilities. You do these things because you love your body rather than being solely motivated by weight loss goals. Acknowledging that everyone has a different background, accepting body diversity and embracing the beauty of the human body should be much higher on the priority list than stressing about what size jeans you fit into. Living in this busy, modern and rushing world can bring about many challenges with regards to self-care. You can’t pour from an empty cup, so making sure that you refuel yourself is vital for a happy and balanced lifestyle for you and everyone around you. So here are our top 3 self-care tips: 1. EAT WHOLEFOODS Not only are wholefoods healthier, they are what our body has been designed to utilise. Think about biting into a beautiful juicy mango on a hot summer’s day and how this feels on an

energetic level to you. Eating seasonal, organic, fresh fruits and vegetables is nurturing to your digestive system and striving to eat rainbow coloured plates of food will increase vitality and start to top up your cup immediately! 2. MINDFULNESS Mindfulness can be explained as a mental state that is achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment. This is done by being in the moment and acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts and bodily sensations – ‘being all there’. 3. ‘ME TIME’ When was the last time you spent longer than 10 minutes doing something for yourself or something you love? What about walking the dog, reading a book, having a massage or simply spending time in nature and walking barefoot in the grass! Every single healthy cell in your body celebrates and loves you, so don’t forget to return the love back to them! integratedwellnessclinic.com.au

MONTVILLE DAY SPA Part of the beautiful Clouds Eco Resort & Spa, Montville Day Spa offers endless possibilities for relaxing, pampering, rejuvenating and repair. From our many massage options for singles and couples, to unique, edible face masks; infra-red sauna detox sessions and our amazing, relaxing Flotation Pool, we have something special and unique for you to enjoy, or to give to others, by purchasing a gift voucher. One of our Signature Packages is specially designed for two, be it mother and daughter, sisters, partners or just friends, who would like to enjoy four hours of manicures and pedicures, facials, body scrubs and full body massages. Another great package for couples includes making fresh, organic, edible face marks, followed by a one-hour facial and one-hour full body massage with refreshments included.

Phone 0456 173 389 www.montvilledayspa.com.au

In the Clouds at 166 Balmoral Road, Montville

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How to read your dog and prevent WORDS DR CHARISSA SMITH, BVSc MPhil


ne of the greatest problems that people have with their dogs, is dog aggression, which can include: biting strangers, other pets, the owners or the vet. Aggression is classified the following way: fear, irritation, territorial and hierarchic aggression. There can also be aggression within a game, while playing. The way to work out what is happening is to learn about the dog’s tail, ears and body language when getting aggressive. The other issue is pain; animals in pain often show signs of aggression where they normally would not when the pain is relieved, e.g. older dogs with arthritis and liver pathology. It is always wise to look at your own body language as well because the dog reads this accurately (more so in intelligent breeds). Some simple body language to look for may be as follows: RELAXED: Head up, tail hanging down loosely, tongue showing a little, ears pricked and forward. DOMINANT AGGRESSIVE: Hackles up, tail up and rigid, lips curled back, vertical forehead wrinkles, rigid forelegs, ears forward.

FEAR AGGRESSION: Crouched, hackles up, lips curled, ears back and flat, tail between the legs, curled lip, pupils dilated. TOTALLY STRESSED: Tail hanging, tip twitching, won’t hold eye contact, ears back, trying to get away, panting, crouching. SUBMISSION: The dog either leans backwards, or rolls over on its back and submits. Dogs’ aggressive behaviours can vary with breed and experience. Those of dingo descent may shift into aggression with little or no warning. For many breeds it is normal to give one another a nip in friendly play, dogs do not view wounds which open the skin and leave scars as we do. It is therefore important to train your pet, not to leave untrained dogs with young children, and to make sure your dog does not chew on you at any time as a puppy. Working dogs often crouch, and focus. Cattle dogs and kelpies are bred to nip the heels of cattle when rounding them up, yard breed kelpies may do the same for sheep. Working dogs are bred to work so keeping them in suburbia


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WALKING TALL • Change your life and build your confidence whilst interacting and having fun with horses • Women of all ages and children welcome • No horse riding involved – get to know these marvellous beings on the ground • You will be surprised at what you will learn about yourself in a couple of hours • Enjoy a fun game of Walking football with the horses


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aggressive attacks means they need alternative jobs which may be discovered through agility classes. They need to be trained very carefully so the human is not a substitute for the cow or sheep. Boredom is often a precursor to aggressive behaviour where the dog tries to fulfil its own instincts. Disease is an issue where there are untreatable behaviour problems. Many heavy metals alter bone chemistry and brain chemistry. Poisoning leads to hallucinations, poor vision, loss of balance, loss of smell sense, and hypersensitivity when touched. However, sometimes all the owner sees, especially in the early stages, is a dog that suddenly starts to bite children or strangers. One of the most common causes of a friendly dog like a Retriever becoming aggressive, is lead poisoning. Sources of lead are garden fertilisers, water contamination, paint contamination with enamel type paints and old car fuel contamination of the soil. Dogs dig in soil, bury their bones in it, roll in it, and them lick themselves. For more information visit: acaciaanimalcare.com

NEW! STEM CELL THERAPY We are now offering cutting-edge Stem Cell Therapy which offers amazing relief for dogs suffering from Osteoarthritis.

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You are about to experience something truly magical as you read Jean Sheehan’s book. Jean is requested continually to share about the new millennium and how she accessed potentiality and consciousness. Jean Sheehan is an example of what’s possible on how to create your heart’s desires. Until recently the world was not ready to receive this book, but now, things have changed. We can all feel the great shift in consciousness, in awakening and realignment with our true self. We’re remembering and the veil is lifting. This book is a quickening of that process; it is an initiation to a deeper sense of being. A must for all at this time who want to create their heart’s desires.

FEMME is an inspirational voyage of women around the world who are actively transforming and healing global society on a daily basis. It highlights the movement toward women regaining equilibrium and standing tall in their feminine essence once again, transforming the so-called man’s world into one of equality of the feminine/ masculine energies. The cast of FEMME is a collection of 100 women ranging from shamans to successful business women. “There were many wellknown and not so well-known women included in the film but in the end, it created a beautiful canvas of many voices, no one taking over anyone else.” – Sharon Stone. This follows the theme of one of his main messages from the film: Equality for all.

Moving past mental illness is possible. You don’t have to live with shame, self-judgment or inner angst anymore. Walk with Lauren Polly as she journeys to the other side of her bipolar diagnosis. Discover new tools from traditional and alternative modalities. Let go of limiting beliefs about your potential. Explore how your difference is actually a strength you can use to achieve your goals.

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“Lauren leads those that would reach beyond maintenance into worlds of achievement and guides them from there, from a world of traditional approaches to an alternative of – Diane Donavan, hope.” Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review

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Are You Asking Yourself, “Who am I”? Discover the Real You, not the Masks You Wear! By understanding and questioning your behaviours, you will have the power to determine your reality. What you choose to focus on will manifest in your life, whether it be negative or positive. What do you choose? American born author Trish Nash has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. A Certified Clinical Master Aromatherapist, Reiki and ThetaHealing Practitioner, Trish also holds certificates in small business management, aged care and children’s services. Professionally, Trish is a published author, mentor, public speaker, life coach and doTERRA wellness advocate. She has over 18 years’ experience as a practitioner, program director, educator, and business owner in the fields of aromatherapy, natural healing, disabilities, child care and aged care.

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Book available for purchase – visit: www.trishnashauthor.com To book a session with Trish contact: 0487 835 958

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self expression specialist & community music/arts educator

Paula Vi is a gifted healer, teacher and award winning artist Her connection to her indigenous culture has given her an ability to heal and give guidance that is second to none. Call now or buy a gift voucher. • Reiki • Past Life Healing • Chakra Healing • Motivational Life Coaching • Card Readings • Art Classes • Book Club • Meditation

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