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How your gut affects your happiness

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Spiced Pear Quinoa Porridge

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Homeopathic bliss unlocking your true potential SARAH KOTTMANN

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FOOD FOR THE SOUL

Lamb Burgers with Minted Yoghurt WORDS HELEN PADARIN

SERVES: 4 Ingredients: 500g minced lamb (medium-course cut) 150g minced lamb fat or beef fat (ask your butcher) 2 tbsp coconut oil or good quality animal fat (duck fat, tallow, lard, for cooking) 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 onion, finely chopped 1 tbsp tomato paste 2 tbsp Turkish spice mix (see recipe below) 1 tsp sea salt To serve: 2 baby cos lettuce, leaves separated 1 cucumber, halved and thinly sliced lengthways 6 Roma cherry tomatoes, or any type of tomatoes you wish, thinly slice 150g coconut yoghurt tzatziki Method: Heat a large frying pan or saucepan over medium heat with 1½ tablespoons of oil or fat. Add the onions and cook for

10 minutes or until soft and translucent. Add the garlic and cook for a further 1½ minutes to soften. Allow to cool completely before mixing through the mince. To make the patties, combine all of the ingredients including the cooked onions and garlic in a large bowl and mix well to combine. Alternately place the ingredients in an electric mixer with a paddle attachment and mix until combined. Shape into 100g patties and flatten to 7cm in diameter. Cook the lamb patties in a hot pan over medium high heat with the remaining oil for 2-3 minutes on each side or until the meat patty is medium or just cooked through. The patties should have enough seasoning through the mixture so there’s no need to add more salt. To serve, lay out the cos lettuce leaves, then top with slices of cucumber and baby Roma tomatoes. Top with the lamb patty, and spoon some tzatziki over the top.

TURKISH SPICE MIX MAKES: 1¼ cups SHELF LIFE: 12 months 3½ tbsp ground cumin 3 tbsp dried mint 3 tbsp dried oregano 1½ tbsp cracked black pepper 1 tsp chilli powder 3 tbsp paprika Mix all ingredients together to combine. Store in an airtight container until ready to use. On a recent trip to North East Arnhem Land to connect with the Yolngu community there, we came together to cook and share meals. Nothing fancy, just easy to source ingredients, real food recipes, that were delicious and nourishing. One of the favourites were bunless burgers just like these (recipe from my book with chef Pete Evans, The Complete Gut Health Cookbook). For info on how you can share meals, learnings and life changing experiences with Yolngu people, head to www.togetherretreat.com

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Salted Caramel Macadamia Tart WORDS THE MERRYMAKER SISTERS

This tart will rock your world. If it does (which it will) tell us all about it on the social medias! Use #GetMerry so we don’t miss it! Oh yum. Oh so good. Oh salted caramel… SERVES: 12 PREP TIME: 1 hr FREEZER TIME: 2 hrs Ingredients: BASE 100g pitted medjool dates 2 cups desiccated coconut 1 cup macadamias ¼ cup coconut oil 1 tsp 100% vanilla extract Pinch of salt FILLING 100g pitted medjool dates ½ cup coconut milk (canned) ½ cup coconut oil ¼ cup tahini 1 tbsp 100% maple syrup (optional) 1 tsp 100% vanilla extract Pinch of salt

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FOR THE TOPPING 1 cup macadamia nuts 2 tbsp maple syrup Pinch of salt Method: Start with the topping! Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F) and line a baking tray with baking paper. Place the macadamia nuts onto the tray, drizzle with maple syrup and sprinkle with salt. Place into the oven for 10 minutes or until just golden, allow to cool completely (don’t taste test them all!). Let’s get onto the tart! Line or grease a 24cm (10 inch) tart tin. Start with the base. Place the dates, coconut oil and vanilla into a blender or food processor, whiz until a smooth paste forms. Add the macadamias, coconut, salt and whiz again until just smooth. Press the base into the tart tin evenly. Don’t forget the sides!

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Bonus tart tip: To make your base really strong, be sure to build up the base where the bottom and sides meet. Place into the freezer. Now onto the filling! Place all the ingredients into your blender (no need to rinse) and whiz until smooth. This will take around 5 minutes. Take the base out of the freezer and pour the filling into the base, shake carefully to even out. Evenly place cooled caramel macadamia nuts on top of the filling. Place into the freezer for 2 hours or until set. Once the tart is set, carefully lift out of the tin, slice and enjoy!

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How your gut

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ecent studies suggest that your gut health can affect your brain health, and even have an impact on your mood and happiness. Let’s take a look at how the mechanics of your gut lead to feelings of bliss. BLISSFUL NEUROTRANSMITTERS You’ve probably heard your gut being referred to as your ‘second brain’. We call it your second brain because each day we are discovering your digestive system is responsible for so many more things than just removal of waste! One way your gut and brain communicates is through chemicals called neurotransmitters. Neurotransmitters can control your feelings and emotions. Specific microbes in your gut produce the neurotransmitter gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), which actually helps control feelings of fear and anxiety. GABA counteracts over-excitation in the brain, and can slow down neuronal circuitry during times of increased stress. Ideally this promotes a feeling of relaxation and calming bliss.

Keen to get more GABA in your life? While GABA is not found in fresh food, fermented foods (such as sauerkraut and kim chi) are the ONLY dietary sources of GABA and can also stimulate your body to produce more of it. HAPPY HORMONES Serotonin is one of the body’s ‘happy hormones’ that play a large role in depression and our mental wellbeing. And it just so happens that up to 90% of this important hormone is created in your digestive system, not in the brain! Specific strains of gut bacteria communicate with cells in your digestive tract in order to make serotonin. Imbalance of normal, healthy gut flora is called ‘dysbiosis’ and can be seen as the root of much human suffering. Your gut also has way more serotonin receptors than the brain, so it makes sense that good gut health can have a positive influence on your mood and happiness level. To optimise gut production of serotonin, make sure you’re taking a quality probiotic, getting adequate hydration and exercise, and eating

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Spiced Pear Quinoa Porridge RECIPE THE MERRYMAKER SISTERS

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1 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp honey or rice malt syrup 1 tsp 100% vanilla extract ½ tsp nutmeg Toppings: Nut butter Chopped nuts Extra pear Method: Rinse the quinoa under cold running water until the water runs clear. Add the quinoa and water to a saucepan, bring to the boil, cover

and lower the heat to simmer for 10 minutes. The water will absorb. Add the milk, pear, chia, vanilla, sweetener, spices and stir. Cook and stir for a further 5-7 minutes or until the quinoa is nice and soft. Spoon into bowls and serve with pretty toppings! MERRYMAKER TIP... Don’t like pear? Simply swap to apple or a cup of berries! YUM! www.themerrymakersisters.com/getmerry/

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Homeopathic bliss WORDS SARAH KOTTMANN

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ecently I was privileged to go and sit in a seminar at the ‘Australian Homeopathic Conference’ and listen to Jill Turland as she explained her research on mega-potencies in homeopathy. Homeopathy, if you don’t already know, has been around for about 250 years. It was discovered by Samael Hahnemann who used a theory that was around for many thousands of years before that. He believed we all have the capability to heal one’s self; if the body and mind make us sick then they should be able to make ourselves better. Homeopathy does exactly that, it triggers the body to address the cause of the issue. For example, a common cold may trigger your immune system to fight off the bacteria or virus. We have over 4000 homeopathic preparations and we match the one you need to your current state of health. Homeopathy

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odywork is the time I set aside for myself to delve into inner space and silence, to be totally with myself. I can let my senses take over and drift on pure sensation. For many people, massage and bodywork have become an important factor in their health management and receiving bodywork from an individual trained in innate awareness, is a truly unforgettable experience. My initial training in massage was at an institution specialising in mainstream massage techniques. After practising these techniques for several years, I was bored and my body strained, so I was more than ready to find a more sustainable and effortless way to work when I came across a Kahuna Bodywork demonstration at a health expo in Brisbane. I undertook some training here in Australia and fell in love with the principles that supported the bodywork. I then discovered that the Kahuna who developed the bodywork was still alive and living in Hawaii, so I

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booked a place in a workshop with him and spent the four intervening months working hard to afford my adventure. Upon arriving at the Kahuna’s home, I quickly realised that I wasn’t there just to learn bodywork, I was there to learn about myself, to contain, redirect and expand my energies. The primary training in Kahuna Bodywork is improving awareness of oneself in motion. The Kahuna presented the trainings in an ancient spiritual format (all about observation of oneself without judgment or intent). We practised a flowing sequential set of movements set to a particular rhythm and using a variety of speeds called Ka’alele au or ‘flying’. The repetitious and physical nature of Ka’alele au presents the individual with an opportunity to become aware of the physical effects of one’s concepts and belief systems. The body responds to the directives of the mind and when one’s focus centres upon the body in motion, we

arrive at a point in time when we can either step across the line by changing how we do a thing or stay within the restricted confines of our patterns. A unique and realistic approach to mature self responsibility. We learn best when we learn from ourselves and we never forget those lessons. From this foundation, a bodyworker learns to tune in to another’s situation through the lens of their own experience, to sense the rhythm and different speeds needed to initiate and modify motion. The better we know ourselves, the more compassionate we are of the situations of others. The deeper we delve into ourselves, the broader our perspective, increasing our flexibility for situational resolution. Kahuna Bodywork and training is a simple, balanced approach to initiating natural motion on all levels. www.kahunamist.com

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The

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he last few years have seen such a deep shift in awareness with more people choosing to reveal who they are, do what they love and drop more into their soul. The Holy Grail for many is to experience bliss. There have been many ways to reach this state, some healthy and some destructive. I keep coming back to the reality that everything we seek resides within. Our responsibility is to access these states, and there are so many simple ways to do this. Witnessing personal transformations gives great hope, and moves us closer to experiencing heightened happiness which we call bliss, a state of being that exists and is available. The soul is steady, observant, guiding us to listen to the calls to action. Creating a life of bliss, which many of us seem to think is a result of hard effort, is a simple process which we can access in a heartbeat. I know there are people in unfortunate situations, due to where they have been born on earth, hardship

is a daily beating for them, so finding these elevated states is not a priority as much as survival, maybe that is a state of bliss for these souls. When we are fully present to our life, engaged in the senses of the now, the world offering to us the moments of connection and joy, a doorway to experience bliss is opened. No matter how many lemons are falling in your lap, how much drama or negativity seems to be blocking your life, there is always a heartbeat, a breath, where you can connect to gratitude for what is, and that will open that door once again, even if just a glimpse, the reminder of bliss is available. I have found over the last couple of years a simple process of staying in an elevated state of gratitude. This is a responsibility, an action you can bring into your life anytime of the day, as many times of the day as you like, and it takes only a few seconds to reset, lift your vibration, soothe your mind, open

your heart, and allow you to respond to life, not to react. Close your eyes, place your hand on your heart, take a breath and say. “What am I grateful for, right now?” Then open your eyes, no matter what is in front of you, offer a verbal gratitude. This action when repeated several times a day, lifts your personal vibration to that of gratitude, you are immersed in that frequency. As we know, gratitude brings many wondrous aligned experiences, abundance, opportunities and invitations to us. This can be done in a shopping centre, dropping kids at school, at work, doing your exercise, waiting for someone, cleaning your house, hanging out clothes, whatever you are doing, you have the opportunity to offer gratitude… this brings us presence, allowing us to move towards bliss in our life. www.raelenebyrne.com

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5 tips to body magic WORDS JEAN SHEEHAN, Principal – Millennium Education

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any times, people will complain that they are exhausted or need a holiday. They daydream of a picnic in the mountains or walking along the beach and having the waves lap at their feet. These subtle but powerful feelings are the body talking to you to say “Stop. Time to find joy in life.” So why don’t we listen to our body? Is it the society we live in? When the body becomes SICK that is when we take notice and investigate activities that will make us feel joy. Let’s investigate 5 tips to have your body feeling bliss: 1. SLEEP Sleep is a time when your body rests, regenerates and creates new cells in a quiet and relaxed way. Lack of sleep will create fatigue and adrenal exhaustion. Sleep allows the mind and body to create a chemical balance and therefore the body will feel better. 2. FOOD The body thrives on unprocessed foods such as fruits, vegetables and alive food. The digestive tract can digest food better when food is unprocessed.

When we digest food, it takes a lot of energy and can have you feeling zapped especially if it is heavy, processed and high in carbohydrates. You will have an initial high and then your sugar levels will drop, leaving you feeling tired and unable to focus. 3. WATER Our body is made of 85-95% water. We can easily become dehydrated from air-conditioning, emotions, and activities such as exercise. When the body is dehydrated, it leads to hormonal imbalance, headaches, tiredness, mood changes and constipation. Flavour your water with a slice of lemon, orange or strawberry. Always carry a water bottle with you and that way you can drink anytime. 4. EXERCISE Our bodies were meant to move and keep active. This simple action creates a homeostasis in the body that balances all chemical reactions, all movement in the body such as the heart valves pumping, and balances hormonal production. Exercise of any sort (whether it be walking, going to the gym, dance

or riding a horse) releases endorphins or ‘happy hormones’ that stimulate you feeling great about yourself. 5. BE CREATIVE Your body thrives when you have a chance to be creative. This might be walking along the beach, baking a cake, writing a poem or even playing with your child. When you are being creative, your body will feel at bliss. For me, HEALTH IS MY WEALTH. Is it for you? Time to shine your brilliance. Join JEAN SHEEHAN for her accredited Millennium Modality® Courses, (Medical Intuition & Millennium Children®). Purchase The Millennium Children® book, Empowering the Millennium Children® book and Bite Me book now. www.MillenniumEducation.com

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Finding your flow WORDS KIM KOROHEKE

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e often hear people say they are just going with the flow but who’s flow are they actually in? Their own or someone else’s? Finding our own flow in life can not only bring us greater productivity but increased happiness and overall wellbeing. When we are following an unknown flow, we are not truly operating from our own unique rhythm and we may not necessarily be aligned with our own gifts and talents. We may just be going along for the ride. While it may seem carefree and fluid, it can create a feeling of dis-ease and discomfort for some who don’t quite feel they are being and doing what they came here to be. Sort of like living someone else’s dream. So what do I mean by flow? Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, a Hungarian-American psychologist, discovered that people find genuine satisfaction during a state of consciousness called flow. In this

state, they are completely absorbed in an activity, especially an activity which involves their creative abilities. During this ‘optimal experience’ they feel ‘strong, alert, in effortless control, unselfconscious, and at the peak of their abilities’. The benefits of finding our own flow are numerous including overall productivity but one of the key gains is happiness. When we discover what creates more bliss in our life, we naturally feel more contentment. We have more zest for life. We begin to live in a way that is not only sustainable but generative as well. Once we find our flow it has the capacity to enter all areas of our life. Suddenly we have this experience that we want to permeate through everything that we do and we can begin to make the changes towards increased health and wealth. Mastering our own flow also makes us more stable to be able to ride waves

of collective energy that we are all a part of. Living on our beautiful, amazing planet is increasingly challenging and at the same time, we have the power to create and effect change. Getting into our own conscious flow is definitely one way to stay grounded, ride the waves and have some fun and bliss while we are doing it. TIPS TO FINDING YOUR FLOW: 1. Abandon other people’s rules of how to do things. There is no right and wrong way. 2. Avoid comparing yourself to others. Judgments and comparisons will kill your flow. 3. If it feels light, then it’s right for you. 4. Identify what restricts your flow and avoid or remove these things from your space, if possible. 5. Create space just for you to find your own flow state. www.homelandjourneys.com.au

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The

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WORDS LINDA WILLOW ROBERTS

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hat is your bliss? It’s the happy place, the place where you find pleasure, joy and passion. It’s freedom of mind, body and soul! It allows you to feel light, purposeful and abundant all at the same time. How do you get there? Start listening to your body for answers, check in with yourself what gives you joy, lights up your eyes and gives you energy. If you’ve lost it, the previous sentence has clues in it for you to find passion and the love of life again. Self-love and loving life is where your bliss is, I call it my sweet spot, that place where I am full of confidence, energised by what I do and enthusiastic about where my life is heading. The need to be authentic, walk my walk and talk my talk, is a formula that is easy to

use. It’s a balanced way of life! How do you maintain your blissful feeling? Appreciation for what is. A gratitude for everything, oblivious to everything else, it’s like watching things play out on a film strip, the drama or ego is taken out of the equation. The Universe matches all that we have a connection to. Like a magical magnet, our bliss that we identify with comes back to us amplified. Everyone’s bliss is different. I’m single now but in the past I wouldn’t have felt okay with being on my own, now I love me and my life. I haven’t let it harden me, I still have an overwhelming heartbased love and gratitude for life and I worked on releasing everything so my heart would stay open and light. Feelings of freedom, appreciation, joy, happiness, warms my heart. Helping

people, guiding and teaching, sharing my wisdom and knowledge about the spiritual world is not only my bliss but it’s my life purpose, it is what I am here on Earth to do. That is my bliss; I finally found it after many years of dodging spirit, and self-sabotaging, playing the victim. All the work I did on myself led me to find my bliss, my sweet spot. It’s internal and I got there out of the desperate need to alter my life path. You can too, find the things you love, and do more of that. If I am finding it tough to be in my blissful state, I go straight to helping people, back to my spiritual path, I give up trying to control things and let spirit take the reins. Follow your BLISS, it’s in you! www.lindawillowroberts.com

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What are you waiting

for?

WORDS KATE M FOSTER

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ur lives are so much more than the Instagram posts we share. While social media can portray a ‘magical life’, our ‘true magic’ comes from the courageous choices we make, and the deep breaths we take, as we face our fears and take just one ‘next step’ forward. This year I feel a palpable courage I’ve never known before. I’m standing tall, proud of the human I am, open, surrendered, fierce and willing to move towards whatever ‘changes’ will bless this planet most. My updated agreement with myself is this: I won’t stay hiding or shrink back permanently when I feel afraid or others judge me. Like the moon I will rise again, relentlessly shining my ever changing light into the world. This past year I’ve continued to use Family Constellations to discover the stories of my ancestors. This rich work

gives me so much strength, it heals me. I am no longer afraid of being alone and I find myself celebrating this beautiful life and my unique place in it. For most of my life, my loyalties to ‘belong’ were so strong, I chose to camp upon the banks of survival and fear. Those banks had been a safe place for my ancestors, so I decided to stay there too. I told myself “that’s what love does”, it stays and suffers with others. Now I know love never asks us to suffer in this way or to give up our joy in order to belong. Love simply yearns to take us to the other side of the river where the grass grows lush and green and it is safe to be happy and enjoy life. You and I are the same. It’s our shared destiny to cross the river and use the gifts our ancestors gave us. But it’s time to make friends with joy and give ourselves permission to love the lives we live.

Standing here, looking back, I bow to my ancestors for all they have given. My grateful heart acknowledges the war is finally over. Enough has been paid. My daughters’ hearts beat with the love of all who came before them, they will live a different life because of my courage. Your courage is calling you too… Can you hear it? I invite you to listen. Brave the waters, it won’t be all easy, but the world needs your unique gifts and it’s your destiny to make friends with your ancestors and live the life you dream of. Take the first step, let your courageous heart lead. All love, KMF xo KATE M FOSTER is an author, facilitator and therapist offering online sessions worldwide. To learn more and to order her book ‘An Invitation to Trust’ visit: www.katemfoster.com

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The

frequency of bliss

WORDS TATIANA SAVERY

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liss is synonymous with happiness, however what if we took a different perspective? Is happiness really everlasting? We live in a world of opposites, if we are happy, then we can be guaranteed to eventually know the suffering, or a loss that steals away our happiness. The solution is not about the renunciation of this world, for whether we feel attached to this world of objects and form, or renounce the world of form, both are functions giving our power away; that the things of this world can affect us. What if the perspective taken to create a state of bliss is now through peace and grace. This form of bliss can be everlasting. Inner peace can allow us to transcend the laws of this world through miracles. A miracle is stated to be that holy instant where we choose peace over suffering. It is simple yet not always easy. Discipline eventually creates the peace and grace where we experience

more and more bliss, this then becomes our natural selection. When we recognise the world we see holds nothing that we want, we can begin to transcend this world, we turn around and begin undoing what used to create suffering. Guilt keeps us stuck here, what if guilt is an illusion of irrational thought, which is disordered thought. Guilt is a sure sign that your thinking is unnatural. Guilt feelings are always a sign you do not know this. Every disordered thought is attended to by guilt at its inception, and maintained by guilt in its continuance. Any decision of the mind will affect both behaviour and experience. This is not delusional. Your mind does make your future, and it will turn it back to full creation at any minute you choose peace first. Having given up disordered thought, the proper ordering of thought becomes quite apparent. This is the step we ask for help, and frequency technologies support this

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Top tips for

plant-based living: Part II

WORDS MELANIE LEONTINE

1. HEMP PLASTIC IS BIODEGRADABLE AND GOOD FOR OUR PLANET. Australians buy more than 118,000 tonnes of plastic drink bottles a year and that is a lot of land waste which takes up to a thousand years to break down. As hemp is the greatest cellulose producer on earth and happens to be biodegradable, it is a no-brainer that we should turn to hemp as an alternative to all plastics (from bottles to toys). If you drop by the Hempothecary in Montville, Qld, you can view our Hemp Museum and hold/feel our hemp plastic DVD covers, hemp plastic Frisbee, hemp scales and even hemp plastic jewellery. 2. HEMP IS THE PERFECT BIOFUEL. The hemp plant converts to bio-fuel at a 97 percent efficiency rate. Additionally, hemp burns at a lower temperature than any other type of biofuel. In 1941 Henry Ford made a hemp

car which withstood 10 times the impact of other cars and his hemp car ran on hemp bio-fuel. Hemp bio-fuel is not a new concept, but rather one that was crushed by the petrochemical industry in the name of monetary greed. 3. HEMP HOMES STAND THE TEST OF TIME. Hemp fibre composite boards are stronger and lighter than those made from any other wood. Drop by our hemp museum to also see our hemp building board and Hempcrete. Hempcrete, made from a combination of lime and hemp, is a natural soundproofing option for housing and has insulation that is far superior to concrete or any other building material. The longevity of hemp housing has been proven over and over again in Japan where houses as old as 300 years old have been found and are still as sturdy as the day they were made. www.hempothecary.com

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Beth Bell

Destined for Bliss WORDS VANESSA FINNIGAN PHOTO JACK DEUTSCH STUDIO48

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ho would have thought going on a holiday to Hawaii and buying a new camera, would be the catalysts to a life transformation! That’s exactly what happened to US entrepreneur, Beth Bell and as she started to take photos of flowers on her holiday, bliss literally unfolded in front of her eyes. It wasn’t easy being a ‘corporate 20

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high flyer’ and acknowledging that she was receiving messages from flowers, although she came to realise the flowers were a portal to connect to divine inner wisdom. Next thing she knew, she was using her exquisite photos of flowers to create small flower photo albums for friends and they became coffee table talking pieces. From inspired coffee table conversations to adventures overseas,

Beth’s journey continued to unfold with synchronicity. In 2008 she left her corporate work and travelled the world with one of her last stops in Bali. She showed her flower bouquet photo albums to some key people there and straight away she found a manufacturer. Beth had not expected a door to open so quickly but she realised it was the perfect place as the Balinese have empowered hearts and she wanted www.holisticblissmagazine.com

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I LIKE TO THINK I FLOW WITH THE FLOWERS AND I FEEL LIKE THEY HAVE BEEN THE INSPIRATION FOR A LOT OF MY INTUITIVE RISKS AND BIG JUMPS I HAVE TAKEN IN MY LIFE.

love to be infused into all her products, so it was a perfect collaboration. Beth returned to her corporate job for a short time which included moving to Singapore. All the while… her brand ‘Blossom Bliss’ was getting ready to be birthed and Bali was calling her again… she described it as Mother Nature taking her in and the energy enveloping her, allowing her to feel cared for and connected. What was meant to be a three-month trip to Bali became a fiveand-a-half years’ stay and she closed the door on her corporate career. “We never quite know how the Universe is going to give us our twists and turns. I like to think I flow with the flowers and I feel like they have been the inspiration for a lot of my intuitive risks and big jumps I have taken in my life. It’s been a strong vibrational source of messages and encouragement to help me live my life’s passion. And bliss was born from that. And I use it as an acronym because I feel bliss is pure love and so it’s: B: Beautiful, L: Long lasting, I: Irreplaceable, S: Spiritual and S: Still. That’s how bliss came about for me and I felt that was experienced in relationship with people and also to flowers,” she said. For Beth, Bliss is not about being on a roller coaster ride with euphoric highs and bottoming out with emotional lows. It’s more about the blissful state of neutrality so our environment is not triggering us to have such a negative reaction and feeling. “And that’s where Mother Nature comes in and it silences my mind and brings peace in. Just watch a flower in nature! And it doesn’t even have to be in nature, I can have that same reminder and feeling looking at a picture of a flower,” she shared.

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It wasn’t long before Beth was inspired to create a beautiful shop selling all her uplifting ‘Blossom Bliss’ products in Ubud, Bali, and one day a customer was so inspired by her story that she encouraged Beth to create a blog. That suggestion stirred something in Beth’s soul, so she went home and researched blogging and also had a whole lot of other ideas come to mind, including TV and podcasting to share the bliss with more people around the world. Shortly after this, she was invited on a radio show and it hit her that she really wanted to create her own radio show. And that’s when the ‘Beth Bell radio show’ on ‘Voice America’ and ‘iHeartRadio’ was born. And Beth was thrilled to showcase people and products in the areas of consciousness and personal development to empower others to live their purpose. More recently, Beth felt a calling to head back to her homeland and create a ‘Pollinating the planet with love’ on the road tour. “Politically there is unrest here in the US and I find it sad. I am not a Trump advocate but I do find some of what’s going on here somewhat inspiring, in that if Trump can become President, then anything is possible. And when I look at it from a spiritual rather than a political perspective, I feel that if all light workers could believe in

themselves in the same way he does (not that we would do the same things he is doing) it would literally change the world overnight. Just that one lesson in itself can help us to start looking within so we can see how we can make a difference, because just complaining about a system or political group doesn’t move the needle on the perspective. Also, what if we acknowledged that we can’t make a mistake, there is just another choice.” So it’s exciting to hear Beth bought a Cargo Van and converted it into a recording studio to do the interviews around America with conscious entrepreneurs and key influencers who shine their light and share love. A big goal of the tour is to help people come back to an awareness that they really are creating their lives and they can change their destiny no matter what has happened in the past. What a gift to America and the planet and look out for ‘Lily cam’ (Beth’s dog Lily will also be featured so she can share her special canine magic). Could the next stop be ‘Pollinating the Planet with Love’ in Australia? I do hope so from one bliss sister to another… what would it take? www.bethbell.me

THE FOUR LIFE LESSONS

(What to do when you are stuck in fear-based thoughts and find it difficult to follow your inner wisdom and intuition):

1 2

LET LOVE LIVE! We spend so much time trying to find love and feel loved when the truth is we are love. It’s about finding love within ourself and not relying on others to make us happy. DETAILS DERAIL! We think we need to have all the answers and think about every option. Sometimes this can be paralysing and suffocating to our intuition. It’s when we observe more and allow ourselves to be in the ‘now’ or in the ‘flow’ that we can start to see and feel the magical alignments and synchronicities happening.

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EXPECT NOTHING! This is a tough one. It’s totally counterintuitive to what we’re programmed to believe. However, when we do things from a heart-centred place, especially in our business lives, we make a big difference. Unconditional caring and compassion changes the environment and miraculous things unfold.

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APPRECIATE EVERYTHING! It’s important to take time to reflect on the simple things that bring us happiness. Unfortunately society often rewards us for finding the faults in others and ourselves. It’s about shining the light and finding the good in things. When we are grateful, we manifest more of what we want.

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Which

energy stream

are you choosing?

WORDS ANNE ALECKSON

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liss! It’s a feeling, a way of thinking and being, but mostly it’s a very high vibrational frequency. You are the physical manifestation of the non-physical energy that is made up of all kinds of vibrational frequencies – the frequency of love, of hate, of sadness, of grief, of happiness and even something as ordinary as the frequency of satisfaction. Let’s think of these feelings or emotions as streams of energy and just like you would a river or stream of water, you can dive in for a swim at any time. In fact, let’s for just a moment, imagine that every emotion and the thoughts connected to it are a likeminded gathering of vibrating energies with a common goal. And just imagine that these streams of like-minded vibrating energies, let’s call them streams of consciousness, are in the air all around us. As we walk through our day, we travel through thousands of these energy streams.

Bliss is there but so is despair. The consciousness stream of love is there, as is the stream of hate. Let’s also imagine that you, as the physical manifestation of energy are also a like-minded gathering of vibrating energies with the common goal of being the unique you that you are. Right now, you are living by a set of vibrational standards that have been set by the life you have lived up to this point. You are mostly comfortable in your vibrational set point, you’ve gotten used to the frequency and pitch of it and it is comforting to return to it after dipping into a lower or higher stream… you stay safe in your practised vibration. Then one day you hear something, or read something (perhaps what you are reading here) and you think to yourself ‘what if this is true!’ ‘What if I can step in another direction and dip into another stream of consciousness?’ This is your choice point.

You can choose to step into the vibrational frequency of bliss right now. Just take a breath, inhale the bliss that is in the air all around you, within the stream of consciousness, take a breath and be bliss. Here’s a quick and simple exercise to help you manifest and embody the frequency of bliss within you. Breathe in through your nose and follow the breath to your heart space. Next breathe out through your mouth and say aloud or to yourself ‘let there be bliss in the world’. Breathe in again through your nose, following the breath to your heart and say ‘and let it start with me’. Repeat for 2 to 3 minutes and allow the frequency of bliss to penetrate your physical form. ANNE ALECKSON is a speaker, author and channel creating transformation through the vibrational frequency of the spoken and written word. Live channellings, guidance and healing on: /AnneAlecksonSoulSpeaker

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Are you feeling

flat, unmotivated, sad or lonely?

WORDS COURTNEY CLARK & MARY MARTIN, Naturopaths at Integrated Wellness Clinic

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o doubt about it, brain chemistry impacts our mood. Dopamine (a brain chemical that makes us feel energised, excited, and motivated) and serotonin (another that plays a part in making us feel happy, euphoric and connected) are neurotransmitters that can make us feel really good. Let’s look at ways that we can naturally improve levels for you. • Skip the junk food. Because our clever neurotransmitters, or some call them our ‘happy hormones’ are made up of protein and a cocktail of nutrients, it is important to feed them with what keeps them working effectively… and minimising sugars, refined carbohydrates and foods that our grandparents wouldn’t recognise! By optimising your nutrient intake with a diet rich in whole grains, fruits, vegetables and proteins like fish, meat, eggs, nuts, seeds, legumes and dairy products you are supporting your mind and body to feel more balanced, motivated, rested, and happy. • News flash… stress is healthy! But only for short bursts when we need

to focus, stay alert or get organised. Unwanted stress stimulates the nervous system releasing the hormones cortisol and adrenaline causing a ‘fight or flight’ response. Long term stress can leave you feeling drained, emotional, forgetful, tired, as well as cause nutrient deficiencies, hormone imbalances, and adrenal burnout. It is vital that your stressors are identified, reduced, delegated and or supported by family, friends or professionals. • Create regular ‘me time’ in your life for relaxation, regeneration and/ or fun! Choose activities that give you pleasure and joy. Mark it in your diary and make your ‘me time’ non negotiable. This is your time to give back and nurture yourself. • Practise nighttime adrenal winddown. Regular bedtime habits including blue light filter for phones, tablets and laptops, no screens one hour before bed and creating a comfortable and relaxed bedroom environment (the perfect temperature, clothing, and/or pillows!) all help to quiet the body and mind.

Can’t switch off your busy brain? Try meditation or phone apps Headspace or Smiling Mind to relax. • Food is fuel. Do you find that your energy levels go up and down during the day? Balancing blood sugar levels are key to increasing energy and supporting your adrenals. Do you feel like curling up for a mid afternoon nap? You are not alone! By including protein in your meals and snacks throughout the day will help balance your blood sugar levels… improving your energy, mood and productivity. Think about adding 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, the queen of blood sugar regulation, to smoothies, bliss balls, muesli or chia seed pudding spice. Reduced stress, quality sleep, high nutrient food intake, minimising ‘junk’ food and creating quality time for yourself, can all contribute to optimal neurotransmitter levels, experiencing healthier, happier moods, with improved health and vitality. www.integratedwellnessclinic.com.au

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Happiness is healthy WORDS SPIRI BUHAGIAR

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ust like a yawn, happiness is contagious. Have you ever been around a giggling child who finds wonder in everything? You can’t help but smile! What’s your state of happiness – if you were to use a scale from one to ten where would your happiness sit? Does it sit at the lower end or the upper end? Happiness is a state of mind and it is your given right. We have all become soooo busy, that we have forgotten how to be happy. We don’t have the time to be frivolous or act silly, to enjoy a deep belly laugh, to spend time with those who are important to us. Busy… is the buzz word today. Wouldn’t it be nice if someone asked you how you were and you replied HAPPY! Now that would really give them a bit of a jolt as it’s a word that is now becoming so uncommon. Did you know that we are the only animals on the planet that can think

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a thought and change our emotional state? That in itself is great news! Sounds simple enough doesn’t it? Many individuals are so out of practice with the state of happiness, that they have forgotten this incredible state of being, a state of being that is our given right. I want to share this with you – just recently a client of mine telephoned me whilst on holidays, to let me know that her adult son had commented on her happiness, he realised that her new state of being was something so different that he could not put a name to it (because it was so unfamiliar). Check out the testimonials on my site. Medical research understands that emotional wellness or un-wellness has a huge impact on our health – this means being happy helps our overall health. RTT utilises the best of neuroscience, neuro-plasticity, NLP and hypnotherapy to help you move

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Your

empath gifts in relationships

WORDS REBECCA LEE

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any lightworkers/intuitives/ energy sensitives have powerful ‘empath’ gifts. After all, they are here to use this super power to serve in love – self-love; relationship love and in service. Where empaths seem to fall down in life and love is recognising that for love to flow in its highest vibration, they must practise receiving as much as they give. Not recognising this important point, can create so many problems and confusion for empaths. Many empaths love to give and help others, it is in their innate nature and very few balance out how much they give with what they receive from others. They give and give and give to others in order for them to be happy; and some give and give in order to be loved in return. Rarely do they give to themselves or find themselves or allow themselves to receive or be helped. In order for their relationships to improve or attract the right lover into their life, they must recognise where they are

blocking love coming in. As an empath, you will know your life is unbalanced when: • You feel drained by your relationship/ family/friends; • When it is always about everyone else and not about you; • You find yourself giving all the time but cannot/do not receive from others; • You find it difficult to ask anyone for help; • You can feel resentful for all that you give but do not receive in return; • You feel pulled in so many directions trying to please everyone; • You may suffer from anxiety, depression or other chronic illnesses; • You used to give so much to others that you now find you isolate yourself and are on your own; • You may find that you are more of your partner’s parent, coach or counsellor rather than their lover; • You find yourself waiting for a lover to return;

• Struggle to accept life on earth (not necessarily suicidal but just struggle to be in this realm). There are a number of keys to help the empath turn their situations around, and today I will briefly mention two: 1. Connect with Spirit – empaths can feel particularly lonely on Earth. To start feeling more supported they can connect with spirit guides and this can be very reassuring and comforting when starting to open up and acknowledge many empath gifts. 2. Remember you have not failed – many empaths feel beaten because they have given so much and have not ‘changed’ or healed others. Empaths need to learn when to give and when to step back and let others be in charge of their own destiny. If you would like to know what kind of love blocks you have please visit my website: www.highvibrationcity.com and complete my free survey.

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Sage insights from our holistic financial planner

HOLISTIC BIZ

WORDS KATH ORMAN

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o you feel ready to take a step forward in the direction of your dreams? Firstly, thank you for being brave enough to act on that feeling. The contents of Kath Orman’s new book ‘Attitude, Abundance & Action’ may challenge the way you currently think. However, ‘the teacher arrives when the student is ready’. This book will assist you in analysing all compartments of your life and give you direction. Like the arrows on the tarmac when the ground staff gives a plane direction – this way – you’re on the right path! Did you know that everything you do in life is based on your past experiences, perceptions, influences and knowledge that has guided you to where you are today? Some of those experiences may have been wonderful and have provided a fantastic grounding. Perhaps some of them haven’t been the best and you want to change the direction of your future. Or perhaps the influences have been so subtle, you are not even aware of

the beliefs and attitudes you hold deep inside of you. Some of these beliefs may be holding you back and getting in the way of living the life you imagined when you were a child. It can be a shock sometimes to wake up one morning and realise that you are 30, 40, 50, 60, or 70+ and aren’t where you’d expected you would be. Sound familiar? Did you know that the thoughts you think and the words you use, determine your journey in life? Be careful what you think, because YOU are listening. When you watch young children at play – they are so full of life, joy and exuberance. So quickly they are directed to conform, sit still in a class room, behave, don’t do this, don’t do that. That beautiful energy is zapped out of them and often creativity is squashed. They have visions of being a dancer/astronaut/ fireman or an actor when they grow up. Depending upon their environment, they will either follow through with those dreams, change direction or simply give up and settle for less.

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HOLISTIC BIZ

How

business

can be blissful

WORDS TONI REILLY

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do not know about you, but lately some days have been haywire, when the energy shifts, all hell breaks loose. It seems like nothing is going right, your mind starts making stories up and then has the audacity to perpetuate the story and make those self-effacing stories even worse! You know the feeling, when a memory pops in that you have not thought of for years, but there it is and you can’t let it go. Let it rise within, so you can work through the feelings that come with it. Lately for me it was two things, one was guilt, the other shame. I was feeling ashamed of decisions and choices I made long ago, which have repercussions now. All you can do is suffer through the anxiety and negative thoughts. To release, you must talk to someone, or failing that, write it down. The only way to move on is to get the negativity

out of your head. Give your thoughts a voice, that way they are free to dissipate, when they are no longer captive to your mind, those thoughts become way less significant. Once they are out, you can truly look at them objectively, to allow a new perspective. Now back to business, as you know I work for myself, I have done for the last 12 years. Working for myself has been the most incredible rewarding thing I have ever done. I have to admit, over the years I have been depressed where I could not stop crying for about three years, I have been heartbroken and experienced what some call the dark night of the soul, all this, while working for myself. And you know what I did to get through? I accepted the phase I was in and honoured it. I did not realise the extent of my depression until I was coming out of it.

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Regrow your teeth and gums? Really? WORDS SHAUNA TEAKEN

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our mouth is a gateway to the health of your body. Research has shown that at least 80% of all disease in the body has at least a partial connection to the mouth. When you get clear with your mouth, the rest of the body benefits greatly. The mouth is a place where literally millions of energies can get stuck lifetime after lifetime. And, if you think about it, the mouth is a part of so many different survival aspects of the body. We communicate with the mouth, we get nourishment with the mouth, you have sex with the mouth, and you can breathe through the mouth. The two major dental issues are tooth decay and gum disease. A lot of people have plaque, which is that pithy white film on the teeth that hardens up and when you go to the dentist, has to be scraped off. Surprisingly, our bodies have within

them a particular micro-organism whose job it is to actually take care of and dissipate the plaque in our mouth. These are very minute organisms and they literally cannot be found under a microscope – they could be found under an atomic microscope but there is no dental researcher that has actually looked for them. Why? Because they do not have the point of view that there is actually an organism that is beneficial to taking care of plaque and calculus. They assume that plaque must always be removed! Periodontal disease, or gum disease, has to do with plaque and calculus build-up, and gum disease can be reduced by the removal of plaque and calculus. With ‘Happy Mouth’, we have a process to re-activate these little organisms that handle plaque. Some of the other dormant generative systems we can activate are: to generate healthy tooth structure if

you have wear or decay on a tooth, regenerate bone, ways to have a new tooth show up if you are missing a tooth, and also a ‘Youthening’ system for the whole body. It’s a hands-on system of points on the head which your practitioner gently massages to activate dormant systems which allow the body to repair itself – including teeth, gums, bone, lymphatic, salivary, TMJ and other systems. We also look at the energetics of what is creating problems with the mouth, teeth and gums, etc. The ‘Happy Mouth’ system is offered around the world as trainings conducted by Dr Tom Kolso. His next class is in Mexico in April. Happy Mouth’ Facilitator and Coordinator SHAUNA TEAKEN is based in Brisbane, Australia and conducts ‘Happy Mouth’ classes. Her next class is in Sydney in March. Go to: www.yourhappymouth.com

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WORDS AHANA LARA

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When we are allowed to meet ourselves in this manner, a whole host of changes, on all levels, can occur. The therapy is holistic – taking the entirety of the person into account and relaying information in the most appropriate fashion for that individual. It can be taken literally, or metaphorically. While it may appear that the practitioner is leading the session, they are actually considered more of a tour guide to the subconscious mind. Amos says the higher self is truly at the helm. “It takes them from the finite aspect of themselves (who they are in this lifetime) to the infinite, where they get to visit other lifetimes, other life expressions, sometimes they feel that they are in another body even though they know they are still in the room with me. Sometimes they perceive a place ‘in between’ and only see colours, or experience sensations. It shows the person how limitless and loved they are, especially when the higher self comes through and they can hear their own voice (on the recording) talking about things they would never have known.” In this form of regression, an individual is relaxed into a meditative Theta Brainwave state – somewhere between the day dreaming alpha and the deep sleep of delta waves – the light

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everything within them and what the higher self can do…” Some of the most powerful past life glimpses can involve scenarios where a current day individual, possessing low self-esteem, can see that at one point they experienced life as a self-assured, successful person. Someone who feels they will never find like-minded individuals can see that they have it in them to attract a community of love, support and friendship. Amos says the benefits of these experiences, of seeing our worth and potential, can set a new tone for life. CATHERINE SKYE KNOTT is an holistic and natural therapies journalist and columnist, reiki counsellor, health professional and registered naturotherapies student. With a passion for natural and non-invasive forms of health care, she has interviewed numerous practitioners in the areas of Traditional Chinese Medicine, naturopathy, homeopathy, energy medicine, Quantum Healing Hypnosis Technique and shamanism. A former radio news director and morning show co-host, her written work advocating holistic health and the authentic self is published online and in newsprint. She is currently based in Nova Scotia, Canada. Visit: www.naturetherapiesandcounselling. wordpress.com E: catherineskyeknott@gmail.com

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What is

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any people ask me, “What is it that you do? What is dowsing?” For me, dowsing is not just about finding a place to drill or dig a well or about finding anything in the physical world. It’s about detecting energies. It’s about tapping into our own given ability to explore the world of subtle energies that are everywhere within and around us. When we harmonise these energies, we are creating our own energetic environment. Not only does it work, I consider it the most powerful force in the universe. Anyone can learn the natural intuitive skill of dowsing. The first thing to realise is that dowsing is simple to do, and it’s something everyone can do, naturally. Once you learn dowsing, you can use it to get valuable answers to your questions about money, health,

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relationships, business, career and lots of other subjects. Your brain doesn’t have all the answers you need to make your life great. If you learn to dowse accurately, you expand your intelligence and your success in life. There are a lot of misconceptions about what dowsing is. Some people think it’s a weird, rare psychic ability. Others think it’s like a magic wand where you wave a pendulum and it gives you answers or even can heal or change reality to suit you. Dowsing takes the ability we all have and makes it far more useful. Instead of waiting to get an intuitive ‘hit’, dowsing allows you to ask precise questions about, well, anything at all. And then you get the answer. We came a long way from the traditional water dowsing with a Y fork. These methods are still used today very successfully to find water, oil, gas and

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My

insightful experience with cancer

WORDS MARIE TURTON

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didn’t realise I had breast cancer until I completed a medical examination to be a foster carer through ‘Life Without Barriers’ 18 months ago. I had been a nurse for years and an energy facilitator most of my life, I was not someone who was ill and I felt healthy with no symptoms of disease. Initially I felt maybe it was a cyst or something benign. Once diagnosed, I received information from the tumour and I asked what it was doing there. After more testing, the doctors discovered it was an invasive type of cancer sitting on my rib wall (although was not in the muscle, bone or lung). My first thought was, “wow, how blessed am I? I’ve caught it early, it could have been much worse!” My intent was to get this cleared and ‘pure source’ laid out what was to happen. First of all, I chose to have a lumpectomy as natural methods were too slow for where the tumour was sitting and I also required radiation.

I let my children, family and friends know what was happening and they were mostly optimistic. One friend told others of my ‘tragic’ news. I asked her to ring them all back and explain how I was really feeling about it. I was well looked after by the caring medical staff, the surgery was well executed and the scarring small. I did feel sad and vulnerable and became more sensitive to others’ feelings and illnesses. I noticed while waiting one day at the hospital there is an energy connected with people and cancer around the world. I always cleared this energy each morning. My diet changed, due to certain foods locking in oestrogen in the body and promoting cancer and I took natural supplements as radiation was tiring. My daughter gave me a juice programme to stay strong and heal. As a Spirit Life Coach, I tap into and open cosmic life plans for people with gobsmacking transformations over the

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HOLISTIC BEAUTY AND STYLE

“These

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WORDS SONYA DRIVER

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id you know the average woman consumes approx 1-4kg of lipstick and lip balm in their lifetime? Think about it, you apply it more than a few times a day after it ‘wears’ off from eating or drinking. Where does it end up? Most of it ends up in your stomach. Do you ever stop to think about what’s in your lipstick or lip balm? So you do really need to know what’s in it. I always say “know your ingredients”. Research them. Know what each one does and where it comes from. Many common and popular lipsticks and lip balms contain high levels of heavy metals, parabens, and nasty chemicals. The chemicals used in most chemical lipsticks and lip balms are quite concerning and downright

for talking...”

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aren Ellis, the founder of wellknown ‘Gypsy Rose Australia’, is not just a gypsy at heart, she is a passionate woman on a mission to educate the public about the science of high quality, ethical hair care. With a multi award winning professional background as a soughtafter hairdresser, Karen realised that the harsh chemicals from dyes and products she was using on clients every day, was having an effect on her health and potentially others. She experienced a serious illness and painful skin conditions caused from the over exposure to hair dyes, perming solutions, and high pH shampoos and synthetic conditioners. As a result, Karen pioneered the first chemical-free hair salon in 1996, Scissorcraft Salon in Wamuran, and her services and knowledge were so in demand, she was booked out for four months at a time! It was only natural she went on to develop the multi-use, 100%

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HOLISTIC BEAUTY AND STYLE

Ibuki and Twenty8 joining forces WORDS KIM MORRISON, Pioneer of Twenty8

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dreamt about being in business for almost a decade before I actually launched. My wish was to align with people who cared about things like holistic ideals, relationships, viable energy, sustainability, eco-friendly products, wild-crafted ingredients, chemical-free living, organic principles and without sounding too woo-woo, people who believed in having all of these things and more, built on love and kindness. I thought about it constantly and as I raised my young family in the early 2000s I knew the timing would be right when it presented itself. And when we moved from NZ to Australia it certainly did. I am proud to say this year celebrates our 10th birthday at Twenty8 Essentials and what an incredible ride it has been. It has not always been smooth sailing, there have been many challenges and lessons. And as I am sure many entrepreneurs would agree, there is no better personal growth course out there than being in business.

What an honor to be joining forces with the beautiful Ibuki – a wholistic integrative and regenerative medical clinic in Noosa – with a team of people who share similar beautiful principles and philosophies. There are four foundations I like to associate my business with when it comes to suppliers, manufacturers, customers, and relationships and they are to: connect, care, collaborate and contribute. To have a beautiful ‘connection’ is so important to me and I don’t just mean with each other, I mean connection with self and our community too; to show that we ‘care’, again not only a deep love and respect for ourselves but for each other, our families, the plants, animals, our environment and the planet. Then we can ‘collaborate’ and create a more powerful outcome, knowing that combining with another creates a way more synergistic effect than when we travel this journey on our own. And finally, we can ‘contribute’ and serve

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Hormonal harmony:

Wisdom over testing

WORDS ILENE GARDNER

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ou are a dynamic being and so too is the state of your hormones. Do you experience hormonal symptoms, but your blood tests come back ‘normal’? Your hormones change dramatically throughout your cycle (even postmenopause – you continue to ‘ebb and flow’) and tests can be ‘hit and miss’ and unreliable, whilst the core drivers of your imbalance have been overlooked. Your ovaries are in constant conversation with your pituitary gland who dictate hormone production. Your pituitary also is receiving feedback from your adrenals (stress hormones like cortisol) and thyroid. If your hormones are out of balance, it is likely other systems are as well. The drivers of hormonal imbalance are usually multiple, and an holistic approach is necessary to heal and bring yourself to balance. The most common disruptors to hormonal health are: stress (depleted nervous system and over-stimulated adrenal glands), imbalanced blood sugars (too high or

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The

evolving man

WORDS PAUL CARNEY

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ome of us are continually working towards a healthy, happy and balanced life. For some, when embarking on this journey, it’s difficult to know where to begin. Where are the guideposts? What defines a man and what is his role in life? These are two major questions we are challenged with on the journey towards mature masculinity. We all have problems, obstacles and behaviours which stop our purpose. Deep inside there is a yearning: how can I be connected, feel included and be more loving in my world? Many men are lonely, lost and needing direction. They often experience feeling relatively safe and secluded in hiding from their fellow men and community. They invariably put on a mask when interacting with their world. The mask is central to their survival in the world. We are a person and there is our personality. The word

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healing power of love

WORDS JENNIFER THERESE

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n 2003, in a dream, my spiritual guide told me that I came into this lifetime with a karmic condition manifesting itself as cancer of the liver. I would leave this world when I reached 56. At the time I received this lifechanging message I was 54. In the dream I said, “So be it, help me over when the time comes! But, if I can work through this karma, show me how.” I saw myself lying in a beautiful long open boat, with no rudder or oars. I was alone, carried by the current of spirit into a milky-white landscape, merging into the light, bathed by a sweet soft sound. I emerged from the healing sitting upright, renewed and smiling; I knew I would live. Not long after, I was bitten by ticks and told it would be necessary for my body’s immunity to be built up. By 56 my symptoms were worse and I was diagnosed with a thyroid autoimmune condition for which I was given medication. I developed chronic fatigue and my

health deteriorated further. I could no longer do most of the things I had enjoyed until then, such as painting and writing. Spirit came to me in another dream in the guise of Agatha Christie’s character Poirot. He came to tell me he had to investigate, people were dying of an unknown cause. “We’ll first check out your water tank, mademoiselle,” he said. Following the dream’s advice, I bought a water filter and began in earnest, research into my health problem. Through the spiritual practices suggested by the teachings of Eckankar, the spiritual path I follow, and by chanting HU (pronounced hue) daily for 20 minutes I began to improve. HU is an ancient name for God and a form of non-directive prayer. The healing power of love does conquer fear; I discovered the causes behind the karmic conditions stemming from past lives.

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