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elcome to our first edition for 2015!! Wow what a great start to the year to have Toni Reilly on the cover, sharing her wisdom as Australia’s leading past life regression therapist. This month, we also have a feature called ‘past, present and future’ and as you are aware people can have different views about topics and here at Holistic Bliss we embrace different points of view within the holistic genre. So see what sings to your being as you are reading through…

‘What Sings To Your Being in 2015?’


This Year Unfold FOR YOU? PAST HABITS,

Future Wisdom! NOW IS THE

Moment of Power! Reviews, Recipes AND MORE…

Toni Reilly

Are you Living in the Past?




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magine being guided back to a time when you were an exotic dancer with a life coloured by promiscuity and sensory pleasures, then picture being led into another past life where you went in the other direction by becoming a monk or a nun, with no worldly possessions or romantic relationships. What if this awareness was what helped to unlock

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your current relationship choices, social anxiety, infertility, financial struggles, or fear of speaking in front of an audience in your life now, allowing you to improve your relationship or to start one, to be on stage, and have your own voice? From the moment I answered the Skype call from Toni Reilly, Australia’s leading past life regression therapist, I was swept up in her enthusiasm, her joy and her passion for the work that she does. I’m quite certain that I could have

been consumed forever in conversation with this amazing woman. Toni helps countless people change their lives by exploring connections between their current situations and past lives. She guides people to the awareness of their soul and all its wisdom, bringing profound healing and positive change into their lives. No stranger to the torment that life can deliver, it was through her own struggles that Toni was guided to explore

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meditation and to read, ‘Many Lives, Many Masters’ the best-selling book by renowned psychiatrist Dr Brian Weiss. The book became a catalyst for Toni as she read about Dr Weiss’ clients’ recovery through past life regression. She was inspired by the doctor’s openness in revealing the challenges he faced as a result of ridicule from his peers. Most of all, Toni was intrigued and guided to explore and experience past life therapy for herself. And so began a journey for Toni back through lifetimes. The changes were so profound, that she trained to become a facilitator of Past Life Regression Therapy and even trained with Dr Brian Weiss in New York. As an intuitive practitioner, she has since created SoulLife™ Regression and The Toni Reilly Institute, which delivers a number of courses for individuals and practitioners including, SoulLife™ Intuitive Counselling and SoulLife™ Psychology Diploma. “The purpose of exploring past life memories is always to make NOW better. Curiosity of course plays a role, but even if people are exploring past lives purely out of curiosity, they will always benefit from the information and memories they receive. Our past lives and earlier in current life can affect the interaction that we have in our current lives and having an understanding of why we may be feeling or behaving a certain way can result in so much change in our lives, instantly,” said Toni. We talked a lot about emotions and the role that they play in connecting us through lifetimes. Toni said the main

reason we are here in the school of life is to experience and learn about emotions. “Without these bodies, we have no mask. Without these bodies, we have nowhere to hide. Without these bodies, we are all unconditional love. We come into our bodies as unconditional love and we leave our bodies as unconditional love and everything in between is an emotional and sensory experience,” she explained. When people are unable to make sense of an emotion, or unable to move through an emotion, Toni facilitates their journey back through different lifetimes and soul memories to see where they’ve experienced it before. Suddenly the familiarity of a feeling, seen playing out in a different story, in a different lifetime, allows people to understand why they are carrying this emotion or trauma through to their current lives and the understanding of that is profound in the healing process. Toni says that one of the biggest fears of humanity is death. A lot of our fears come back to that basic fear of dying one day, and that somehow we are running out of time or that we will miss out on life. Past life regression therapy gives people some peace around dying. When a client experiences a memory of a past life and recognises an emotion or connection with another soul, they are able to untangle themselves from fear and are better able to be present in their lives, now. Toni’s passion is encouraging change through experiencing real life stories. Everyone who passes through the Toni

Reilly Institute is on an experiential journey of learning. They don’t just come to learn how to facilitate change for others, they experience change and an evolution of their own selves. It’s experiencing that allows a practitioner to authentically have empathy, compassion, understanding and acceptance and to not place their unique views and values onto others. One of the ways that Toni encourages experiential learning is through the use of stories. It’s through the relating to a story that people become connected in an empathic way. Stories remind us that we are not alone. When you tell a story of how your perception changed through an experience and how something greater was created in your life as a result, then others see a realness that they can relate to, giving them hope. Throughout history and ancient cultures, the most profound wisdom and knowing was passed on through stories and tales. And so, if it’s true that stories hold such value in healing and inner wisdom, then the stories of our past lives may hold the keys to unlock the wisdom that already exists within our eternal experience. We are not only hearing the stories, but we become the story teller. It gives great meaning to the saying, “The answers are within you”. In our quickly evolving world, change is happening so fast that more and more people are reaching out for answers. Toni strongly believes that our own journeys are unique and although other people may offer some guidance through various modalities, ultimately our learning and our remembering is our own. Her advice to all is to be responsible for your own self. Don’t look too far outside of yourself and parrot the language of others. Find your own language and what works for you. Be your own guru. Toni expressed that the ultimate goal is to bring unconditional love and the human experience together, hence the name SoulLife™. Bringing together and aligning the pure state of our souls with our human lives will allow us to exist on this planet in a state of tolerance while enjoying the pleasures that these wonderful bodies allow us. The step towards this state of being is acceptance, of ourselves and of others. If we can achieve that, then we are moving well towards an ideal SoulLife™. For more info about TONI REILLY visit: Holistic Bliss | FEBRUARY 2015 |

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ver since childhood I have never quite understood past lives or future as I have always understood them to be one. Now as an adult I can explain that if it is a past life and it is coming up now it is not past but now. It is present so you learn the lesson and move on to create a new outcome for the future. It can also be recalling past wisdom such as psychic surgery from Atlantis which you need to use now and continue on to the future. This is what happened for one family I was assisting during a Medical Intuitive session. Children of all ages express such wisdom and are so upfront with what they share. I can recall one family bringing their child to me and conveying their concerns of how their daughter kept speaking in a made-up language. They were embarrassed by it as the child would then make this ‘weird’ sound. Indigo, their six-year-old daughter would make patterns on the ground from rocks

and have a huge collection of them. She called them her ‘book’ and explained they have stories in them. I loved every minute of this session as what the parents were about to discover was that Indigo was tapping in to a past life of Atlantis. It was fabulous and yet misunderstood. So the next step was to educate the family about quantum mechanics, energy and past lives. Having taught this at Queensland University and to many corporate clients, it was easy for me to share it in a scientific way that made sense to them. Personally I was so excited as Indigo was sharing her gift so freely and easily and being her true self. She said quite assertively “Jean, I know why I am here and the grown-ups have to wake up. I get my information from the rocks as that is where we put it when the fires and water came years ago. Why can’t Mum and Dad understand my language and why can’t they read the rocks to me? I have to fix and help the

animals and set them free from the bad stuff.” I asked her about the bad stuff. She replied, “The animals are forgetting who they are and then fighting with each other. Then they will get sick and they will hurt each other like the people do.” I had tears rolling down my face in sheer delight and I felt so honoured by her wisdom, insight and recollection. Now she was speaking telepathically with me. The detail and images she showed me were brilliant and recalled those times too. She had accessed Atlantis and could not define if it was past, present or future. I could relate to this child in every way and felt the same. The patterns she was making on the floor were crystal grids and they were accessing other dimensions and knowledge of how to help heal the animals. My heart sung as this was incredible. Now to educate and inform Indigo’s parents. I explained that there is not time or space in quantum mechanics. There were

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Millennium Children Millennium Children lots of diagrams on the whiteboard in my office and examples of taking them back to their childhood to connect with what Indigo was sharing and experiencing. What we perceive as imaginary is really our reality and reality is perception and experience. Indigo was not making things up, she was not autistic as they were querying, she was highly intelligent and accessing information just like Einstein. As I used this example, this seemed to allow the parents to feel more relaxed. I got a call from Indigo’s parents six months after our initial session. Indigo had taught her parents about the spiritual world and they began to study this work. As a family they commenced voluntary work rescuing animals. The language Indigo speaks is called the Language of Light and her sounds were healing tones that allow the animals to feel at calm and peace. Mum and Dad have since bought Indigo many crystals and she naturally and confidently lays these on the animals

they rescue. She lays her hands on the animals and has been teaching her parents. My heart sings at this and I am so excited how Indigo has woken her parents to another way and recalled her past life where she was a High Priestess to the land animal kingdom of Atlantis. But it is not past for Indigo, it is in the now and it will affect the future too. She is accessing potentiality and knowing all is in the now. This is so sacred and a gift for me and her parents. We are souls having a human experience. Each day you are in the now, you can access past and present. What do you choose to live? For Medical Intuitive sessions and courses or to learn about empowering your child contact JEAN SHEEHAN

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What can be revealed through a WORDS ROSIE BARKER


s a Clairvoyant Medium it is my task to give information to a client about their past, present, and future. When I talk about the past it is to give evidence that can be verified or known to be true. When you receive this information you can begin to feel like the reader understands or knows you and what your life has been like. Your past is undisputable, it has already happened, it can not be changed, you lived it, know it and remember it. What is currently happening in your life is what normally has pushed you to seek out a psychic. You might be feeling confused, upset or lacking direction. Everyone wants for their present to be peaceful, harmonious and fun but when it is not, we want someone to tell us ‘the easier way’ so we can adjust our circumstances to move back into equilibrium. Spirit is always willing to guide you towards that Zen space you are seeking but realistically we cannot live in a

Psychic Reading? constant state of bliss. We are actually striving towards Spiritual Enlightenment in every minute of every day. How do we achieve that? To be truly enlightened is to be able to stay in a Zen space in the face of any emotional turmoil that Universe has to throw at us. It is that simple and yet that hard. When you have a good psychic reading it is about helping you feel empowered and inspired to handle any challenge or issue that you are currently having in your life. Spirit knows what is happening in your life and the psychic does not, but by connecting to your Guides, they are then given information that can help you move forward in a really positive way. So why is it not a good idea to see a psychic every week to save you any stress and unwanted upset? Why can’t we just consult the “cards” or meditate and receive constant insight to help us avoid any unpleasantness? Surely that would be a good idea and the world

would be at peace and love would reign supreme! Unfortunately or fortunately we need to have negative things happen in our life so we grow and move closer to the true enlightenment we seek. Life would be pretty boring if it was perfect all the time. The true measure of any person is shown in how we handle those negative experiences, how we turn those experiences into truly knowing empathy and having compassion not only for others but firstly for ourselves. Whatever is said in a psychic reading is perfect for you. It was what you needed to hear to motivate you to behave a certain way or to make the changes you want. A good reading should be confirmation of what you felt in yourself. You walk away feeling excited about what’s ahead but also aware that you are in control of your life and future.

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he majority of relationships we see on the planet function like this: we see the possibilities with another person, then we add do’s and don’ts, should and should nots, upsets, past traumas, future expectations, and a whole bunch of other things that result in us pretty much disappearing underneath it all. We often find ourselves re-creating the same kind of disharmonious relationships over and over with different people. Gary Douglas, the founder of Access Consciousness, suggests some pragmatic tools to help create more expansive and joyful relationships of all kinds: 1. Ask ‘what would it take to destroy and uncreate my relationship every day?’ What if every day you could wake up and say to the person beside you, “hello, who are you, and what adventure will we have today?” If you were willing to erase the past and start anew each day, you would be

more present in your relationships. You would have more of a sense of wonder at the possibilities with each other, rather than seeing through the filters of judgments, decisions and conclusions you have created based on the past. If you gave up past points of reference in your relationships, it would also be much harder to create the upsets you currently have! 2. Being present in relationship means not judging you or anyone else. Why not choose gratitude instead? When we judge ourselves or anyone else, we put up barriers to seeing what is great about us and the people in our lives. Judgment cannot survive where gratitude thrives. Look at what you are grateful for in your relationship and in the other person. Look at what you are grateful for about you. It’s amazing what can change in your relationships when you add more gratitude into the computation. 3. Give up your expectations and

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n my line of work I often see people who have been through trauma, physical illness or an addiction/ mental health rock bottom. I have also experienced events in my life that one could deem as tragedies. For instance, my brother murdered my niece and two nephews when I was in my early 30s. One of the most powerful ways I’ve navigated through difficult times was to change my point of view. Even the word tragedy has a negative connotation. I hesitated to use it as the name of this article, however it was important. Often that is how we see events that have created trauma in our lives. We only need to take a look around at the events that have happened across the globe regarding terrorism to label these as tragedies. We also have the daily news that splashes murder, crime and domestic violence at our doorstep daily. The stabbing of eight children in Cairns late last year is a fresh reminder we are only ever one neighbour away from shocking and disturbing occurrences. How do we change our minds that these occurrences are no longer tragedies? This is the golden question. One suggestion is to see everything as


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connected and to understand that we all learn something from every event we experience. Ultimately there is no right or wrong, only an opportunity for learning. This begs the question, why do we need to learn? We are always evolving. Life itself in every cell, membrane and thought evolves every second. We are forever changing. We can choose to view situations as catalysts for our own learning. Then, they are no longer tragedies. We reinvent them as learning experiences. But how good are we at this? That is the real question. Sometimes our learning experiences prompt us to dig deeper about our beliefs. Sometimes these experiences poke us to reach out and connect with others. Whatever the experience, there is one thing for sure, we will never be the same again. We get to decide how we want to view life. We get to decide the kind of person we want to be. Sure, we can live the life of the forever punished victim. That’s easy. Wherever we turn, we can view anything as tragic. Or, instead, we can view life as an endless opportunity. The death of my niece and nephews was a huge prompt for me to

go forward in my psychic development. Contact with them encouraged me and taught me the work I now teach others. Without this event, I simply wouldn’t have written the Lightworker Practitioner Training. Everything we do will also be teaching someone something about themselves. They are on their learning journey too. This makes our lives easier, freeing us from fear and perfectionism. If we fear we will hurt people if we do what we know is true for ourselves, we only prevent others from their own learning. The only way to recover from the barrage of negativity that terrorises us and is escalating daily, is to feel safe within ourselves. We need to take back our power and step out of blame. Blame only hands our focus and power over to those that we are fixated on. So, let’s make today a new day. Let’s not wait for life to be perfect before we are happy, at peace and settled. Let’s transform our thoughts on tragedies of the past. Let’s create positive thoughts in how we live our present. We create the future that we want, right now.

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he human brain is a wonderful thing. Our ability to remember past experiences helps us to plan for the future e.g. “that restaurant was wonderful, let’s book it for Dad’s birthday” or “We got food poisoning from that place, let’s never go there again”. Our cognitions about the past and the future allow us to enjoy our privileged position at the top of the food chain. Remembering the past and imagining the future is not only useful, it can also make for a lovely pastime and who hasn’t lost large chunks of time daydreaming about the coming weekend or reminiscing about the summer holiday last year? Our brains are so sophisticated that even when our minds are in the past or the future we can operate on ‘automatic pilot’ where our bodies may be performing one task in the present moment such as driving or showering but our mind is somewhere else. This ability comes with a price tag.

The skill of having our bodies in the present moment while our minds are in the past or future can become a double-edged sword when we spend more time ruminating on issues gone by or catastrophising about future events that are yet to unfold than we do in the reality of the here and now. Life can literally pass us by while we replay old hurts or imagine new ones. A wealth of research has shown that spending more time with the body and mind connected in the present moment or practising the skill of mindfulness has a wide range of benefits. These include; increased activity in the area of the brain associated with positive emotion – the pre-frontal cortex – which is generally less active in people who are depressed; and changes in brain wave activity in areas of the brain linked to emotional regulation which can help with managing anxiety, stress, depression and insomnia to name but a few.

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Past Habits, Future Wisdom WORDS EMILY BANKS, ND


t has come to my attention how often the past is looked to for answers and guidance for many matters, including nutrition and health. In recent times, a very bright light has been shone on the Paleolithic era, with many glorifying the “Caveman Diet”, founded on plant-based fats, animal protein and low-starch vegetables. The confusion lies in why this particular period remains so glorified when knowledge of today tells us that the exalted caveman was not a picture of perfect health (especially with all those parasites!). I do agree with many of the founding concepts of this diet; however I also view it as a perfect example of trying to squeeze into that one-size-fits-all dress that just doesn’t sit quite right. Brilliant eating habits highlighted by the Paleo diet include high protein content to keep one fuller for longer as well as repair and build muscle


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tissue, whole vegetables and fruits, and restriction of processed sugars, alcohol and dairy. Suddenly, that one-size-fitsall is making me feel very separated from the concept of “all”. What about legumes and grains? Why do they get such a bad review when they are such a great source of vegetarian protein, nucleic and amino acids? A rich history of fermented foods, including miso, sauerkraut, kefir and kombucha, have also made a comeback into healthy lifestyles with their benefits in gastrointestinal health being attributed to the establishment of healthy gut flora (and all the cascading advantages that come from a correctly functioning gastrointestinal system). Using the knowledge of the present, these fermentation techniques of the past are now able to be controlled and optimised so that a consistently beneficial product is produced. An example of this is temperature control

in the making of kombucha, which allows alcohol content to be regulated so it remains safe and consistent for consumers. Although these fermented products have many benefits, once again, one size never fits all, and their addition to the daily diet will not be beneficial for all (especially soy for those with underactive thyroids). Dietary habits pave the foundation and creation of future health. The present day blesses practitioners of our field with the ability to optimise your diet and lifestyle using the knowledge of today, complemented by the wisdom of the past. One size never fits all, unless we are all the same. When choosing to make dietary changes for optimum future health, honour the individual that you are and seek professional nutritional guidance to get the best from your food, for you.



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is, it can be tricky to keep your attention in the present moment. The one main thing that we find difficult is the personal judgment, when our thoughts get carried away and our mind starts wandering. When he teaches this, he actually encourages this wandering mind. If you can’t practise for a long time, he suggests to focus on your breathing and keep going until you have three mindfulness cycles. A mindfulness cycle is where you allow your attention to wander, you then acknowledge this and bring yourself back to the mindful breathing. This is what he refers to as having three episodes or cycles. Once you have experienced three cycles of mindfulness meditation, then you can stop for the day. He recommends this for people who don’t find it easy to incorporate 15 or 20-minute sitting-down meditations. We then went on to discuss anxiety, which these days seems to be more of a health concern. He is not sure that there has been a rise in anxiety or if it is just a lot easier to diagnose, with a rise in media coverage. Dr Aronov believes that a GP is an important part of an holistic approach to anxiety and depression. There are many different treatment options out there.

Practising mindfulness has also been shown to be beneficial for doctors in their everyday work life, especially to ease stress.

Just like cognitive behaviour therapy and medications are a treatment for anxiety, mindfulness is now a treatment and has been shown to be just as successful as both of these therapies. So his advice for people who experience or suffer from anxiety is trialling mindfulness as a different approach. Whether it is an app on your phone or you download a CD, or whether it’s doing it regularly with a one-onone psychologist, he believes that mindfulness is a great way to relieve certain health concerns. It’s about trying out new things and seeing what works best for you and your body. However he does express in severe cases that people do need to consider medications or suggests that people perform better with medications. Interestingly, Monash University now has mindfulness-based stress reduction programs ingrained into its first and second year medicine courses. So they

undergo formal training and mindfulness for themselves and they undergo lectures on the evidence behind it as well. He also touched on the research/ evidence behind using mindfulness as a way to create better patient outcomes or better relationships with patients. Practising Mindfulness has also been shown to be beneficial for doctors in their everyday work life, especially to ease stress. At the St Vincent Hospital where he works in the emergency department, they run a mindfulness meditation every single Wednesday… to support this stressful environment. Dr Aronov explained that the first ever paper on mindfulness in western literature was only released in 1982, “so it’s only been around for 30 years…” It may have taken a while to catch on however he goes on to say “the body of evidence is expanding, expanding and expanding” and he believes it’s going to continue to do so as more and more discoveries through science are made. AMY JOYOUS is a Young Living Educator, passionate about personal freedom, the science of nature and being a fun earth loving mum. Find her via This interview was conducted at the Blue Lotus Room in December 2014, Woodford Folk Festival.

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Now is the

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WORDS ERIN BARRY, Psychologist


ur minds control our experience of past, present and future. This is what I’ve noticed in clinical practice when people are ‘stuck’ in past or future thoughts: thinking about the past excessively leads to the heavier emotions such as guilt, shame, regret, bitterness and anger. Thinking about the future excessively produces anxiety manifesting as worry/panic, obsessive planning (trying to control outcomes) and self-doubt. Neither are helpful states of mind! The past is where we dwell when our minds are trying to make meaning of whatever has occurred. The past provides the information we need to learn lessons, make different choices and take responsibility for our actions. However the egoic mind in us all wants to create stories about how and why things happen the way they do in life. A variety of beliefs get formed along the way, influenced by the messaging

and support (or lack thereof) in our environments. The future is where we project what we want for our lives. Humans spend a lot of time imagining futures. If future thinking is pessimistic, people tend to experience doubt and confusion and may avoid pursuing their goals/desires. Our minds try to protect us from pain by reminding us of what went ‘wrong’ before, assuming it will happen again. Try subverting that by consciously looking forward with hope and trust – it generates better feelings, and positive projections are just as valid in the range of possibilities available to us in any moment. And remember it’s all imagined anyway; none of it’s real yet! The present is where life is happening, right now. With mindfulness of the present moment, we can notice what our body and mind are communicating to us and use that to direct our actions. When we aren’t in the present moment, we are running on our unconscious programs and beliefs, and are much more likely to

make choices that don’t feel great to us. Staying present, and observing what our senses are conveying, is one of the most powerful tools available to us for long-term happiness and connection with others. Our minds move forward and back in time constantly. A useful question that I use and encourage my clients to use is: “When is my mind?” Asking yourself that question immediately brings the observing mind into the present and helps you identify whether you are ruminating in the past, or the future. Neither time zones are particularly helpful for long periods of time, because we are powerless to change the past, and cannot know the future. Therefore mindfully keeping your attention in the present is not only the wiser choice, it’s economical on your energy too. Now is the moment of power, be in it! ERIN BARRY works from Circle Wellness Clinic, Peregian Beach

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that is still unresolved or still impacting the present. The present is a snapshot of what is going on consciously and subconsciously in your world now. The future is self-explanatory, or is it? The future is a fascinating concept. No one, not even the world’s best psychic (whoever they might be) can predict your future with 100% accuracy. Why? Because with each moment, each thought, each feeling and each action you are creating your future. You are the creator of your destiny. Changing your future is as simple (or perhaps complex) as changing the way you think, feel and do! Remember Energy goes where your attention flows. Sure, we all have destinies we came here to fulfil, gifts to share with the world, but how and when we do that is up to us. How exciting is that, seriously! We are so conditioned to listening to our minds, when neuroscience tells us we only use 10% of the mind’s capacity anyway. This year I invite you

015 is set to be a big power packed year as it is an 8-year numerologically speaking. A year with themes of money/finances, power/ empowerment, success/ accomplishment, business/leadership and mindful soul manifestation. This year you’ll need to put the “business of you” at the forefront and step into your personal power. We’ll see a lot of finance, big business, politics and power themes in the world this year, so it is a year where you either step up or risk being stepped on! So how can you make the most out of this year? Clear the past, be grateful for the present and create your future. If you have ever had a psychic reading or perhaps played with oracle cards you know that the theme of past, present and future is the basic layout for a reading. The past tells you about the journey you have travelled to get where you are and also about issues/energy

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to start something new how your mind automatically pulls up past references to determine what may or may not happen in the future? The emotional brain acts as the “filing cabinet” of our life, recording the emotional response at the time in order to respond to any event in the present, based on those previous perceptions. When the sights, sounds, feelings, smells or perceptions in the present match a past event the brain sets off the fight/flight/freeze response. Anxiety is a great example; a client came in suffering with chronic anxiety. She was so anxious that she needed someone to drive her to the appointment. The thought of leaving her house and going to social events was excruciating for her. She was afraid of everything and everyone. When someone would speak to her she would freeze and be unable to respond, feeling like she was in grave danger. At 22 she felt she was unable to work anymore. As a child she had been bullied in school and teased on the bus on the way home. After three sessions she was back at work and happy to meet people socially. The mind was using the old emotional supports to predict what might happen when she would go out. Once those supports had been deconstructed


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The stress, hormone, weight gain connection WORDS SUZI LE FANUE


e live in a society of never ending tasks, high level stress, alarms, emails, reminders and demands. Every day we see patients with burn out, depletion, chronic fatigue, weight problems and digestive disease. A combination of these symptoms is very common. So what actually causes so many of us to end up like this? When your body is exposed to stress, whether it be physical or mental, it is flooded with two hormones: adrenaline and cortisol. Both of these put you in the “fight or flight” response. Your pupils dilate, your heart races, you become tense, thoughts are short lasting, memory reduces and you are on edge. Being in the fight and flight response for too long can lead to feeling drained and depleted. What does this do to your h ormones? I call it the ‘pregnenolone steal!’ What’s that? Pregnenolone is like a mother hormone, it can be used to make cortisol or it can be used to make reproductive hormones. When you

are stressed your body goes down the cortisol pathway and then you can end up with hormone imbalance. Cortisol may cause blood to be shunted away from the digestive system. This can cause peristalsis (bowel movements) to change and your nutrient absorption may possibly drop. This in itself can cause energy to drop, sleep quality to reduce, changes in skin, and lowered mood. Much of your serotonin production (happy neurotransmitters) happens in the gut, so any sort of digestive disturbance could potentially result in reduced neurotransmitter production. Many digestive enzymes are made in the gut, if you find that some days you can handle food and the next day you can’t, it could be a reflection of your stress response. Stress alters our body’s ability to digest food. And it is always harder to lose weight when you are stressed. Cortisol makes it difficult to lose weight, and you will hold more fat predominantly

around the tummy. So no matter how much exercise you do, the weight will be hard to reduce. Cortisol levels could alter your melatonin levels (the sleeping hormone). If this happens your leptin levels (a hormone that tells you to stop eating) reduces, so you will feel more hungry and more likely to eat carbohydrate or sweets and unable to control your portion size. The increased carbohydrate content then increases insulin, which promotes inflammation and causes another spike in cortisol. See how everything in the body is connected? Stress and digestion go hand in hand. I never just treat stress, you always need to dig deeper. The body needs balance, when one thing increases another decreases, when one nutrient is deficient for a pathway it will be ‘robbed’ from another and the imbalance continues. Always address all aspects of your health, to enable you to live a happy, fruitful, abundant life!

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ydroxyl Ions, oxygen molecules with an extra electron attached, are abundant in ionised water. Their function is to act as scavengers which seek out free radicals, which are unstable oxygen molecules that cause irreversible damage to your cells. Hydroxyl antioxidant will seek out and cancel out a free radical by donating an extra electron. The result is your body has more oxygen and potentially more energy. The function of oxygen is to carry away acid waste from the body and tissues. The Ionic H2O Elite alkaline water ioniser produces water with a high Negative Oxidative Reduction Potential (ORP) that is a super antioxidant. It has a high pH level (8.5-9.5) and a smaller micro cluster size to the water molecule (57hz). To get the full benefit of ionised water you really need to consume it within 24 hours while it still contains the hydroxyl ions evident by the thousands of tiny bubbles. Our alkaline water ioniser allows you to take control of your health.

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Lyme Diseaseis here in Australia! WORDS AMINA EASTHAM-HILLIER, ND


yme Disease is a serious debilitating condition that is often undiagnosed and unrecognised in Australia. This tick-borne disease was discovered in Lyme, Connecticut, USA 1975, following a mysterious outbreak of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. However reports of Borrelia DNA have been found in a frozen ‘iceman’ dating back to 5300 years ago! It is now increasingly common in North America, Europe and has been introduced to Australia possibly via deer ticks. Lyme Disease infections can be caused by spirochete bacteria e.g. Borrelia burgdorferi and other bacteria such as Bartonella, Mycoplasma or parasites e.g. Babesia. An increasing number of patients are being tested positive for Borrelia bacteria and tick borne co infections in Australia, although they have never left the country! Some of the most common areas of possible infected ticks are the Sunshine Coast, Brisbane, and the Northern New South Wales border. There are also a

number of cases in South Australia and Perth. Symptoms can appear within a few hours of being bitten by a tick in the form of a circular ‘bullseye’ rash, but not in all cases. Patients may, soon after, experience flu like symptoms, chronic fatigue, joint pain, memory loss, anxiety, headaches, depression and digestion imbalances, just to name a few. Often these signs are missed, patients are denied treatment and deteriorate over years being misdiagnosised with conditions such as MS, Fibromyalgia, Parkinsons, etc. In my clinical experience as a naturopath and nutritionist, I have found herbal and nutritional medicine to be imperative in the treatment of Lyme Disease, in conjunction with conventional treatment. After observing and cataloging hundreds of hours of Lyme cases and symptoms I have observed significant symptom patterns coinciding with the cyclical nature of the bacteria infection. This has helped me create accurate

clinical diagnosis and specific treatment plans. Herbal medicine is highly beneficial for their anti-microbial properties, minimising side effects of medications, easing Herxheimer reactions (the dieoff of bacteria), strengthening immune systems, nervous systems and adrenal glands. Proteolytic enzymes are effective to denature the biofilm of the bacteria and detoxification is also imperative to support patients. Each patient receives personalised prescriptions since Lyme can affect sufferers in many ways. I have over 400 documented case studies from all over Australia of which I have personally managed and will soon publish my book on Natural Therapies for Lyme Disease. It is imperative that naturopaths and doctors are educated in the recognition and early treatment of Lyme. Clinic:


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Are you fed up with M O R E F A M ILY New Year’s T IM E





hether you want to achieve business goals, increase your income, improve your work-life balance, lose weight or give up smoking you will need a plan. “Fail to plan and you plan to fail,” they say. You’re an intelligent, aware person, you sincerely want to achieve what you set out to do and goal setting seems so simple, right? Successful people do it all the time so there must be a way. Those successful people aren’t any different from you except they have the knowledge of how to set goals that are right for them. Goals that are right for you are aligned with your personal values and core needs. In my early days of goal setting and failed New Year’s resolutions, I set a goal to go to Nepal with one of my four children. I had studied Life Coaching and I knew how to set achievable goals, so it was a sure thing. As the time got closer I realised I wasn’t taking the actions to make it happen. I kept procrastinating. I didn’t have

the money and I thought it was fear that was stopping me from following through. When I learned about my values and core emotional needs, it became very clear to me why I wasn’t achieving my goal. So armed with new knowledge I set a new goal to go to Thailand with all four of my children. That year, the money manifested easily, everything flowed smoothly and we all went to Thailand and had a great time. The Thailand goal was aligned with my highest value of “family” and my core need for love and connection which includes all four of my children. That’s why we didn’t make it to Nepal; I couldn’t leave three of the children behind. What are your values? Your values are what you truly stand for, what you believe is going to make you feel the way you want. They are the unconscious drivers to all of your decisions. Values determine how you will travel on the journey of life towards your goals. If you value beauty – you





will take the scenic route. If you value adventure – you may use a 4WD and take the road less travelled. They are unique to you and the source of your motivation. The six core emotional needs as discovered by Anthony Robbins are: certainty, variety, significance, love and connection, growth and contribution. If you meet these needs resourcefully you add to your emotional bank account. If you meet them poorly you burn up your emotional energy and feel depressed, depleted and unmotivated. You’re always choosing either toxic or healthy fuel for your emotional body. Before you get too far into the New Year and realise that you could have planned better, spend some time discovering your unique values and core emotional needs and set some goals that you are destined to achieve.



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he beginning of each year is a great time to get pen to paper and write down your goals and the things you want to create for yourself in the year ahead! The clearer you become in what you want and hold your focus there, the more they will begin appearing in your reality. Morning time is a great time to look at them. Each morning when you wake up, look at your list and pick one that grabs your attention the most. Personally I love to self-muscle test one. Take a few moments to imagine it has already manifested. Notice how it makes your body feel. Is there doubt or is it easy to see and imagine? If it is easy to see and imagine and feels light and happy, take it into your day with a knowing and belief it is unfolding around you. Choose to think about it as often as you can. Your thoughts create your reality! Look out for signs showing you it is unfolding, they will be there! When you sense them, recognise them with



gratitude and excitement. If after visualising your selected goal your feel doubt, hesitation or uncertainty, that is an indication that a negative belief is in the way. You can change this. Ask yourself something like, “What beliefs do I need to have to support this being in my life?” Write those down and create an “I AM or I HAVE affirmation to support that. Take that affirmation into your day. Give your mind this as a focus point in your day. If you are still unable to write down some goals and feel inspired to do so, here are the Body Consciousness ones. 1. The areas I am taking more responsibility for myself are… 2. When I believe that I am fully supported in following my highest joy, the things that excite me the most are… 3. I am happier and more in love with my home than ever before because… 4. I am healthier and have more energy and vitality by having achieved


my ultimate health goals, which are… 5. My consistent thoughts about myself are… 6. I am so grateful for the relationships I have attracted in my life because They give me… They allow me to… I am able to create… They reflect me in the areas of… 7. I follow my heart, which leads me to… 8. I authentically express myself clearly in the following areas… 9. The vision I have for my life includes… 10. I am evolving and expanding in the following ways… YOU are the creator of your reality so get clear and focused! If you need help to identify the negative beliefs in the way of what you want, or even getting clear of what you want, please contact us at Body Consciousness and we will be happy to assist.


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The one big ‘Not-So-Secret’ secret of a happy relationship WORDS MARY-LOU STEPHENS


elationships. They’re a source of endless joy and angst. We might be deliriously happy for a while but then the gloss wears off and we’re stuck with reality. Most people get into relationships expecting they’ll feel better about themselves and their lives when they have someone to love them. We will meet the man or woman of our dreams and they will fulfil us, be our everything and we’ll both be deliriously happy for ever. When that’s not the case what do we do? Often we blame the other person. The thinking might go like this – I don’t feel fantastic anymore so it must be the other person’s fault: they’re not good enough, good looking enough, rich enough, smart enough. A solution? Move on. The next relationship will bring all the things I need. And many people chase the high that new “love” brings. Another solution might be to stay in that relationship because, very conveniently, we now have someone

else to blame for everything we don’t like about our lives. If it wasn’t for them and all their flaws, our life would be wonderful. Love promised a perfect life but I still don’t have enough money and have no friends. Life didn’t deliver. It’s all their fault. How convenient not to have to look at our own stuff and stuff-ups. Those arguing, bickering, bitter couples are all locked into the blame game. Are we too afraid to say “What’s my part in this? Why do I feel so unhappy? What can I do to change this?” Being in a relationship that works means asking all those questions of yourself and then doing something about them. A something that doesn’t involve running away, getting divorced and making all the same mistakes in your next relationship. In short: own your own crap. If something annoys you in your relationship, look at your part in it. Then look at why it annoys you. It’s your responsibility. It’s so easy to blame everyone else for everything. I know I spent most of my life doing it.

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Balance and Harmony in 2015



o live your ideal life, a life of bliss and fulfilment requires you maintain balance and harmony. Easy to say but living a full rich life doesn’t happen by accident, it requires time and dedication. A graceful skier needs to be in balance with a gentle ebb and flow of forces right and left as they weave their way down a slope. So too we must smoothly and gracefully ebb and flow between our work, rest and play. How we allocate our time and energy is crucial. Italian economist, Vilfredo Pareto, stated that we get 80% of our results from 20% of our efforts. Examine your life, your skills, commitments, dreams and goals for 2015 and identify the top 20% which can give you 80% of your results. Find the courage to say no, more often this year so your top targets have more chance of being achieved. Discover more about who you are

and what is important to you. We are all different, so mediate and pray on what is most important to you this year. What will be the highlights of your amazing year? Write these down and reconnect every day, keeping your focus on what is most important. Commit to keep healthy and happy on your journey through life. What is it that helps you maintain your energy and balance? • Wholesome eating • Exercise • Meditation • Music • Massage • Yoga • Chiropractic Chiropractic has the great benefit of helping achieve not only a more balanced body physically, but also balances your nerve system. Your spine is an engineering masterpiece with 24 moveable bones interlocking to provide


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What are you waiting (weighting) to create in 2015? WORDS SHAUNA TEAKEN


f you don’t have all the money you’d like and/or you are carrying extra weight on your body – the two things just might be related!!! A strange title for an article about Body Bliss – but money is about your body. You the being don’t use food, clothing, shelter, a car or a smart phone. Your body does! And bodies love fun, ease and pleasure. A happy body responds with youthful energy and appearance! Money follows fun, too! I have a confession to make – I have never held a 9-5 job in my life. I have had what many people would call a charmed life BUT… As a struggling uni student 35 years ago, I started my first business with no capital and no real plan. I had enthusiasm, though! I printed up some hand-drawn flyers. I rented a hall. Seventy-five people showed up the first night and I made three times my weekly student allowance! That little business (6 hours per

week) ran for six years and brought me, in today’s terms, between $1-2000 A WEEK. Since then I have had maybe 10-15 businesses in very different fields – some successful, some horrible, costly ‘failures”. So what? I just kept creating! I found the things that come easy to me, that other people apparently find hard, and I did them. What comes easily to you, that you are not valuing enough? There was a common thread – I had to do something I enjoyed, was enthusiastic about, and which gave me the freedom to do all the other things I loved doing. You see, at the age of 20, I knew enough about myself to know what I required on a daily basis to make my life worth living and keep me well and happy. I actually thought I wasn’t ‘strong’ or ‘consistent’ enough to be an employee for very long. I made a demand of myself that no matter what it took, I was going to set up my life to work for me.

What would work for you? What would be fun for you? Things I required and still require – plenty of time to exercise, walk, go to the beach, read, write, draw, daydream, time and money to study all the things I’m interested in. What would you like more time and money to do? Personal growth was and is vital to me. The sustainablity of the planet. I’ve had two natural healing centres. What is vital to you? I knew I needed plenty of change – I get bored easily. I’ve started and ditched two uni degrees, businesses, sold houses, moved lots of times. It may be different for you, but that’s the point. There are some keys here for you – what are you waiting for? SHAUNA TEAKEN is a self-confessed hedonist, and uses the tools of Access Consciousness in her business coaching programs. She can be found at

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Interview with internationally renowned medium,

Tony Stockwell

HB: How would you describe the work you do? Tony: I endeavour to communicate with the spirit world to bring through evidence of survival after physical death. Evidence can consist of specific pieces of information which hopefully prove the message is from a certain person and also memories of shared experiences. The very interesting part for me goes beyond this when the spirit communicator prove their continued existence by conveying what they are doing now in spirit (which often correlates to an interest in life) and also what they are aware of relating to their living family since passing. It can all be very healing for the recipient of any message. HB: How does contact with the spirit world assist us to heal? Tony: So often things go unsaid in life, not only the dramatic stuff of revelations but sometimes just the simple things like

‘I love you’ or ‘I’m sorry’. Mediumship can rectify this, and help people move on from only remembering the negative and things unsaid or undone, to cherishing the happy memories and the positives. Also, just the simple switch to believing you will one day be reunited with those you loved and still love can be a revelation in not only how you handle your grief but how you view and live your own life. Accepting we are eternal is a life changing event. Mediumship and a good evidential message will not take away your grief but it can soften the edges and change your outlook. HB: What changes do you see in people’s lives? Tony: For many it’s like the light has come back into life. We all have or will at some time be affected by losing someone we love and adore and at the time it seems our own life has come to an end and we cannot contemplate

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In 2006 I was getting the push from my girlfriends to call in for a soul mate; they told me all I needed to do was write a list and put it somewhere safe. As I had already become aware that I was creating my reality and manifestations were appearing all around me I decided to give it a shot. What I did not know at the time was that the subconscious does not understand the term “not” so my list contained all of the things I did want along with all of the things I didn’t want in a partner. I received someone who was all of those things. There was a soul mate connection so I was able to feel a love for this man. He bought me flowers, and helped maintain a spotless house but he was also extremely controlling, a drug addict, an alcoholic and used me for everything I had. I now have an understanding of how fears work and realise that I manifested my biggest fears in that relationship. It was with this man which I had become blinded by love, that I was unable to see the truth of it. I also had fully committed myself to him and his children 100%. So for the second time in my life I was unable to see a way out alive. Until I came to the realisation – I have free will – which in-turn created a situation for me to leave, it wasn’t that easy, but I had the support of family and

friends which prevented me from going back. After leaving this relationship late 2009, I was very broken; I was afraid of my own shadow and fearful of my life. I had also gone bankrupt to sever all ties the fastest way possible. My self-esteem was at an all-time low. I was depressed and also suffered anxiety. I had to rebuild myself from what felt to be from below ground. I had attracted to me a soul mate who would come and go over about 10 years re-appearing in my life at times when I needed saving. I released him energetically from this obligation, deciding that I was going to create a life in which I didn’t need to be rescued from and cleared all subconscious programming around being a victim. It was after these relationships that I really began to heal myself and in the process began to understand more about myself, the subconscious mind and life lessons. I believe that everyone has many soul mates – not all of these soul mates will be compatible – as I found out. It is the birthright of each and every person to love and be loved completely. The level of evolvement that you are at when you call for your most compatible soul mate will also dictate that too of your soul mate. You will

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The snowy, mountain country flows deep within my veins, And I have need of mountains steep, to break the broad, flat plains. Where mountain ash and white gum stretch, to touch the sky above, It’s there at once, my soul bursts forth, on songs of praise and love. To ride beneath a sky so bright, on a horse both tried and true, To feel the peace and contentment there, As you whistle and speak your innermost thoughts, To a world at one with you. These things my friend are a priceless gift, once encountered along life’s way, They dwell within your mind and soul when you live in a different day. At once recalled as your thoughts drift back, to bring solace – and more than that, A dream and a song for all God’s wrought, and memories that will always stay.

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have found many of my colleagues don’t realise how much easier life can be if they can calmly, and effectively handle their patients. Clients are often amazed at how much anxiety they are passing onto their pets, without even meaning to. At our clinic it’s my job to teach staff, clients and pets how to be calm. Signs of fear or anxiety can include: • Ears back • Vocalising, restlessness • Tense face and body • Wide eyes, big pupils • Rapid eye movements • Tail down and still (dull/painful) • Tail flicking side to side (irritated) • Hunched over posture (pain/fear) • Look out of the corner of their eye • Head hung low, eyes dull/squinting (pain) The first thing I say is leave your personal problems behind, take three deep breaths, and relax. Re-frame previous concepts that may bring on the experience of fear or anxiety. For example, in the past, maybe your pet was thought of as that ‘nasty, cranky, old cat/dog’, but have you ever thought

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Creating a greater relationship with your pets WORDS VIV ADCOCK


he often un-acknowledged abilities of our pets go way beyond their role as a family companion. Whether it be a dog that is able to alert their owner of an impending epileptic seizure, a horse facilitating an abused child to regain their sense of self or the calming effect of a fish tank in a waiting room, animals can facilitate us in ways that are literally life-changing. Our pets can contribute to the expansion of our awareness. Animals

communicate telepathically, energetically and physically. They have a sphere of awareness, which is like an antenna that contributes “information” from the environment and people around them. Do you recall stories of the elephants and birds fleeing the area before the tsunami hit in South East Asia? What do animals perceive about the future and how can we tap into that? We teach our pets to understand our spoken language – what if you could learn theirs and receive clearly what they are gifting? Animals live in the present, they don’t hold onto the past and they seek to get along together. If they have to sort something out, they do it swiftly and then they are over it. They don’t create trauma and drama or go out for coffee and talk about it!! Whatever we hold onto or feel at the effect of, interferes with every relationship we have. Our domesticated friends can be unduly affected and this can contribute to the so-called behavioural issues or mystery health conditions. What if you could sense what is affecting your pet and better still, know what or who is required to change it?

A simple tool to practise communicating in a different way would be to ask your pet questions, like, “What are you showing me here? What awareness are you contributing to me?” By asking questions of them, you are changing how you interact with them. You can tap into their awareness of what is going on. This simple step begins to acknowledge them in a different way. This may take a bit of practise as it gets us out of thinking!! Another way to play with this is to notice what changes for you when you spend time with your furry friend. Are you aware that a space opens up – where peace and oneness exist? It is in this space that your relationship and communication can become greater. With your mind silent, becoming present, with none of your “stuff” in the way, the connection is available. What if this space could permeate into the rest of your life?

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Are you stressed, fatigued and unmotivated? Could your digestive system be making you unhappy? Could you solve your happiness puzzle with these missing puzzle pieces? Could it be bacteria? Researchers at McMaster University have supportive evidence that bacteria residing in the gut influence brain chemistry and behaviour. When there was a change in the gut flora of the test subjects increased anxiety and behaviour change was noted. For years these bacterias have been seen to be harmless, but the negative impact of specific strains of bacteria on the brain are documented. Pathogenic bacteria have the potential to cause havoc on your digestive system and indirectly may cause Serotonin to drop. Serotonin is your happy, relaxing neurotransmitter. Not many people are aware that it is predominantly made in the gut. Functional bacteria (the good guys) are often overlooked, they assist in breaking down your food and keeping your gut healthy.

What about heavy metals? Do you have amalgam dental fillings? Have you worked in the mines? Or in close contact with metals such as an electrician using copper wiring? Do you use copper cookware? Or drink from copper pipes? Heavy metals are linked to depression, fatigue, erratic moods, digestive problems and many other neurologic issues. HRT and use of the pill can cause copper to increase – this is because of the high levels of oestrogen, the likely symptoms could be unexplained headaches, PMS, depression and mood swings. Heavy metals should always be tested.

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Do I have the condition pyroluria? A very strange word, I know, maybe that is why so many people haven’t heard of it? Pyroluria is a genetically determined metabolic condition. If you have this condition your demand for certain nutrients (particularly B6 and zinc) is high. These two nutrients are essential for neurotransmitter production, such as serotonin and dopamine. Pyrolurics are more likely to suffer with depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, autism, alcoholism, strong fatigue, temper outbursts, IBS, joint pain, memory loss, or low stress tolerance.

What about your nutrient absorption? Most people who come to the clinic eat a fairly good diet, some exceptional! But they still feel unhealthy. Many triggers such as stress, food Book intolerances, bacterial overgrowth your and hormone imbalance may result in poor nutrient absorption, so no matter how clean your diet is you may not be getting the full reward until it is corrected. Clinically there is testing to determine the extent of damage to the gut lining.




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Leanne Vickery BHSc (Comp Med) Naturopath & Herbalist

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Holistic bliss feb vol 65  

Australia's premier holistic lifestyle magazine created on the Sunshine Coast

Holistic bliss feb vol 65  

Australia's premier holistic lifestyle magazine created on the Sunshine Coast