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nimals are such a massive contribution to us, do we really appreciate them fully? It’s a thrill to have an extended feature devoted to connecting with our animal friends this edition. My photo this month includes my gorgeous Bindy girl, who has taught me so much. The photo has a lot of memories attached, as it was the last photo my Dad took of us about five years ago; just a few years before he crossed over and so it’s special to share for many reasons. As we all know, animals give unconditional love; they don’t care if your hair is brushed or if you live in a mansion or a shack, they love the simple things in life. And like many animals, Bindy is incredibly aware and has her own healing capacities. I can often gauge the energy of our household by how she is being. When she is playful and rolling around on her back playing with her paws in the air, balancing her toys with them, she is not only at her happiest, she also is picking up on the joy and fun in our household. When she is pensive or a bit quiet, I know there is something usually going on with

regards to fear that someone is dealing with in our family or a big decision that requires extra trust and self-belief. Bindy has so much enthusiasm and even though she is soon to be ten, she takes everything in her stride and is still as curious and cheeky as she was when she was a puppy (although I have more shoes now). She also amazes me with her large receptive vocabulary and she certainly knows how to communicate what she requires very successfully without words. She has had two litters of beautiful puppies in her lifetime and one of the puppies was kept by my stepson, so it’s often funny to watch mother and son together out exploring our land and getting up to mischief. It’s easy to see why they become our best friends… What stories would you like to share about connecting with your animal friends?

LETTER TO THE EDITOR (Response from last edition on bliss): My definition of BLISS is Be Love in a Soulful State. I come from love, understanding and compassion for all sentient beings which triggers off an avalanche of blissful experiences. It creates so much contentment and happiness that each day is fulfilling which, in turn, leads to unexpected happenings and life-changing experiences. – Fridelle Stanyer Do you have something to say? Write in and tell us: ed@holisticblissmagazine.com

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06 Creative kids in the kitchen LUISA TOALDA

07 Cherry Choc Slice JENNI MADISON

08 Depression, ADHD and mood swings: Could it be linked to protein deficiencies? SARAH KOTTMANN

09 Blueberry Pudding with Caramel Sauce JEN SHAW

10 6 unexpected benefits of colon cleansing JOEL GRACE

11 Improve gut health to feel good! SUZI LE FANUE

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16-17 The mystical magic of the horse in the 21st Century ALANE MILLIONS

18-19 Sound and healing DR GARRY BRIGHT

20-21 Tuning in to our fluffy friends DR ELAINE CEBULIAK

22 Using awareness with animals JULES O’NEILL

24 Is there more to have and be with your horse? 12-13 The Gifts of Talking to the Animals: VIV ADCOCK Amanda De Warren VICKI ENGLUND 25 Life lessons

Animal Connection

DAVINA O’BRIEN

14 The call from the wild

26 Do animals have a sense for aromatherapy?

15 What are your super powers with animals?

Emotions and Awareness

JEAN SHEEHAN

ANNE ALECKSON

KIM MORRISON

28-29 Is fear holding you back? RAELENE BYRNE

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30-31 How do you like your body? SUSANNE McALLISTER

32 Dimensionally Divine’s Tesla’s Starhenge VICKI BRYCE

33 Is there more to life than you have been experiencing? MAUREEN OWEN

34 How ‘The Conscious Man’ began LYELL RECK

35 The destructive energy of hate TONI REILLY

Holistic Kids and Parents 38 Insights from the little ones JEAN SHEEHAN

40-41 Why kids and animals are such a gift TALITHA TALAREK

42-43 Three stories of homœopathic treatment TIM ROBERTS

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Creative kids

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rowing up I was always encouraged to be at the kitchen bench. It wasn’t uncommon to be rolling out biscuits, pasta and all sorts of deliciousness in between. Getting kids into the kitchen can be a great way to encourage their creativity, enhance their motor skills and reinforce maths and comprehension skills. But what if you don’t always have the time, or let’s be honest, the patience to teach your kids in the kitchen? Just like apprentices, kids don’t need to be able to do it all from start to finish. I first learnt how to help in the kitchen by peeling potatoes, picking herbs, stirring cake batters and rolling biscuits. My kitchen confidence became second nature as I was allowed to explore more and more culinary challenges as I improved. Cooking can become a stress release and time-out for adults and kids alike. Many parents have told me of their children’s baking and cooking during exam times, as an outlet to their crowded head space that allows their bodies to enjoy the quiet and joy of a

kitchen and creating. I have worked with kids and adults for many years either teaching or working alongside them and it has become clear that bodies love to create as much as they love to eat. You don’t need to be creating four-course degustations to be able to enjoy the benefits of creative expression in the kitchen. Memories are made from the simplest tasks and whilst I don’t remember exact meals of my youth, I do remember the delight at licking the bowl, my mum handing over beaters with a smile of resignation that there was no way it was going to the sink untasted. Encouraging kids into the kitchen can also create eating choice confidence – by giving new flavours and tastes a go, they can foster confidence in new choices and explore what their body enjoys and what tastes good to them. So where to start in the kitchen? Depending on the age of your child any recipe can be assisted within some part. An easy place to start are muffins or fritters – mixing, measuring, stirring,

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Cherry Choc Slice RECIPE JENNI MADISON

Serves: 10-12 slices. Prep: 30 min. Cooling: 10-15 min. Soaking: 4 hr. Ingredients:

¾ cup Coconut Magic coconut oil 1½ cups frozen cherries 1 tbsp Coconut Magic coconut nectar

BASE 10 x Medjool dates, pitted and soaked for 4 hours ¼ cup flax seeds ¼ cup sunflower seeds 1 tbsp maca powder 2 tbsp cacao powder ¼ tsp vanilla bean powder

CHOCOLATE TOPPING ½ cup cacao powder ½ cup Coconut Magic coconut oil, melted ¼ cup Coconut Magic coconut nectar Pinch vanilla bean powder Pinch of pink salt

FILLING 1 cup Coconut Magic desiccated coconut

BASE Blend all ingredients in a food processor until it forms a ball.

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Press the mixture into a pan lined with baking paper and refrigerate. FILLING Process all ingredients until well combined. This forms the second layer of the slice – press this on top of the base. Return slice to fridge. CHOCOLATE TOPPING Blend all ingredients. This makes the third layer of the slice. Return slice to fridge or freezer for a few minutes before slicing into narrow pieces. From Jenni’s book ‘The Healthy Coconut’ coconutmagic.com

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DEPRESSION, ADHD and MOOD SWINGS: Could it be linked to

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Once the light hits our eye, our melatonin production stops and switches to serotonin for the day; we only have as much as we created during melatonin sleep. So you can start to see, if we don’t have enough protein to make melatonin during sleep, then we can’t make serotonin, which makes us happy. This can occur due to lack of protein in our diet or poor absorption of the amino acid due to issues in breakdown, within the stomach and small intestine. Other important neurotransmitters that require protein include dopamine, controlling our movement and emotional response, and GABA, a neurotransmitter that lessens our response to stress and stimulation, (a deficiency is normally found in children with ADHD). Some small changes can be made to increase protein and absorption:

rotein is an important function and essential for building, repairing and cellular replication. Protein can be found in plant-based food, as well as animal-based food. It’s important for women to be getting 0.75g/kg of weight and men 0.84g/kg of weight. When breastfeeding or pregnant you should be eating 1g/kg of weight. The brain communicates with itself by sending out chemical information from one neuron, or nerve cell to another. Protein, which is broken down into amino acids, is vital for efficient chemistry and brain functioning. Serotonin is one of the main neurotransmitters, and deficiencies can cause depression, impulsive and aggressive behaviour, violence and suicidal thoughts. Melatonin is made at night when we are sleeping in the dark but it requires the amino acid tryptophan.

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Blueberry Pudding with Caramel Sauce RECIPE JEN SHAW from Barefoot Kitchens

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blueberries last and gently until just combined. Bake in small, well-greased pudding dishes or in one large pudding dish for approximately 20 minutes (depending on the size of your pudding dish) until firm in the middle (a gentle push to see if the mixture bounces back indicates it is ready). For the sauce, in a small pot on the stove bring sauce ingredients to the boil then lower heat and simmer for a few minutes. Once the pudding is finished, pour the sauce over the top and serve with some extra berries or a coconut ice-cream. You can substitute the blueberries for any seasonal sweet fruit. JEN SHAW is a contributor to the latest whole foods recipe e-book, “From Our Kitchen to Yours” by Sonia Donaldson, Natural New Age Mum (a wellness blogger from Brisbane). The book features 43 family favourite

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IMPROVE GUT HEALTH to WORDS SUZI LE FANUE, BSc (Biomed) Naturopath

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t is very clear that antidepressants are prescribed more now than ever before. Yet, the percentage of people suffering with mental health is continuing to increase. Why is this? I do believe in certain circumstances there is a place for pharmaceutical intervention. However, is it really addressing all facets of depression? Mental health is so multidimensional and this is probably why in the past it hasn’t been considered a true “disease” by many people. There are many neurotransmitter, hormonal, biochemical imbalances, lifestyle and psychological factors that an antidepressant simply cannot address. The first neurotransmitter that comes to mind is serotonin. It is important for mood regulation. What many of us are unaware of is how and where it is made. All neurotransmitters are made from amino acids and nutrient cofactors. Amino acids are essentially from protein in your diet. For example, serotonin production requires the amino acid tryptophan. This makes it incredibly important to make sure you are eating sufficient levels of protein. Your gut is your serotonin factory! Research is continually being done in the area of the gut-brain connection. It astounds me the amount of people that have never been asked about their

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digestive system or if they suspect any food reactants. A review of literature focused on gluten and mental health published in Psychiatric Quarterly stated, “A wide range of psychiatric symptoms and disorders have been associated with CD (Celiac Disease) and GS (Gluten Sensitivity). Those occurring most commonly include anxiety disorders, depressive and mood disorders, ADHD, Autism and Schizophrenia.” Dr Natasha McBride author of Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAPS) has become a leader in the treatment of mental health conditions through treating the gut. Her process includes elimination of grains, sugars, reactive foods and favouring gut healing foods such as easily digested foods, fermented foods and bone broth. Many people will say that they believe their mental health state is a result of genetics. And this may be true. There are numerous genes with supportive evidence linking them to mental health conditions. One that has significant support is the MTHFR gene, particularly the C677T polymorphism. This gene is fundamental in the process of folate utilisation. Low serum folate can be seen in those with mental health conditions, such as depression. As a screening tool I usually

recommend testing for homocysteine, as this is generally high in those with this polymorphism. It is particularly more problematic when it has been inherited from both parents. It is thought that around 10% of the population have what is termed “pyroluria”. When these are high it can be more difficult to produce neurotransmitters like serotonin, because your nutrient requirements are higher for cofactors needed for neurotransmitter production. Elevated pyrroles can be seen in the urine of many people with depression, anxiety, insomnia, alcoholism, IBS, anger, inability to cope with stress, strong fatigue and children with behavioural issues. We are starting to see a positive shift in the area of biomedical intervention with more and more medical doctors completing training with organisations such as Bio Balance and MINDD. It excites me to see the change that is taking place. Mental health issues are a disease and should be treated as such. The basis of treatment for more, I believe, should include pathology testing, nutrient analysis, lifestyle changes and the care of a psychologist. integratedwellnessclinic.com.au

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was about five years old and knows it’s what she’s meant to do. Put it this way – she can’t not do it. Amanda knows how much comfort and peace it can give her clients when they receive messages from those they’ve loved. She also knows better than many just what they’re going through – she’s suffered several losses of her own in recent years. “I lost my best friend, Peter, in

August, 2012. We’d been friends for 23 years,” explains Amanda. “Then my partner, Mick, was killed in a truck accident in 2013, which was devastating. In 2014 I lost my dad, whom I was very close to, and finally my beloved dog, Kelli, passed over later that year. “It was a very painful time, let me tell you, but knowing they are in a better place and not in any pain has helped me get through. When my dad was passing,

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I held his hand and whispered in his ear, ‘Dad, is Mum there?’ and he just squeezed my hand ever so gently. I knew she was there waiting for him – I felt her energy around a few days before he passed, so I knew it was coming. “So I have a lot of empathy and I know people’s pain on a very human level and that desperation to want to hear from that person… to know that that person is still around them and knowing what’s going on in their lives. It might be 50 years later but they’re still there.” Many of Amanda’s clients come to her specifically for animal readings, her reputation for this having grown since she started her weekly column, The Animal Whisperer, in Woman’s Day magazine a couple of years ago. There she gives people information about their pet – which she receives through merely speaking to them over the phone – which is verified for accuracy by the pet owner. Inevitably it’s amazingly spot-on. So, just how does she ‘translate’ what an animal is telling her? “It’s definitely not in words but more like pictures,” Amanda says. “For instance, a lady asked me about her horse’s leg, but before I found out what was wrong with the leg, I picked up on something with his stomach.’ “I told her that it was with some of the food she was giving him because he (the horse) showed me his stomach bloating and then I felt the pain. The lady then said, ‘Oh gosh yes, we’ve had trouble with him bloating with his stomach over the years. I’d forgotten about that.’ “I asked the horse and my Guides, ‘What is causing this pain?’ The horse

showed me a picture of this bottle of herbs being sprinkled over his food. When I saw a picture of the horse eating the herbs and the food, then I felt the pain in my tummy. I actually feel, just for a moment, physical pain.” Of course, sometimes the news isn’t good regarding a pet’s health – an area Amanda deals with regularly. And one of the most common concerns is around the subject of euthanasia. She gives owners much-needed reassurance. “I have never had an animal come through and say, ‘I am angry my owner put me to sleep’. They are always grateful because they know that there is someone waiting to collect them after they have passed over, like a relative.” Amanda insists she doesn’t pressure owners towards euthanasia but makes the suggestion in a sensitive way if she receives the message from the animal that they’re ready to go. “In those cases, the animals show me a picture of them wanting to cross over – they’re lying down and the needle goes into them and then they peacefully cross over a rainbow bridge and are met by loved ones on the other side. I say to the owner, ‘Your animal loves you and understands that you’re only trying to end their suffering and not their life.’” Followers of Amanda are familiar with the antics of her own dog, Rommy, who regularly features in amusing anecdotes about his naughty behaviour chewing up some piece of furniture or clothing. So, what is this so-called ‘animal whisperer’ who specialises in helping others deal with their pets’ behavioural issues doing about her own canine companion? Amanda laughs, saying, “Mechanics

always drive the worst cars! Rommy is his own person and I don’t try and change him. Generally, he’s a good boy. We’ve got to remember he came from a fighting background, bred to fight for illegal gambling. But he’s so good with my grandchildren.” Like most things in Amanda’s life, the story of how she got Rommy seems to be one of the universe having plans for her. She was supposed to look after him for three days. That was four years ago. She says about their first meeting: “As soon as I saw him, I knew. He was a monster at first, a real handful, but my other dog, Kelli, and I taught him a lot.” Luckily, the new man in Amanda’s life, Gav, is adored by her pooch. “Rommy absolutely loves him. He hears his car well before I can and he jumps up and down and says, ‘Gav’s here, Gav’s here!’” So, after the losses of a few years back, it seems Amanda is happy again, including a move to the Sunshine Coast recently. She says of her current state, “The universe worked its magic. Gav and I crossed paths and I had a feeling that the universe and [former partner] Mick, to a certain degree, were instigating something. We had a connection from day one and we’ve been together a few months. He didn’t know what I do for a living but after a few weeks he googled me and said, ‘Wow, you’re a celebrity!’” Not that it’s about celebrity for this well-known psychic medium, but she’s got some exciting projects coming up that will continue to boost her profile. She’s involved with a TV series in development, she’s been asked to be a guest speaker at several events, and she’s working on her healing gifts as well as doing her regular private readings, Woman’s Day column, and mediumship shows. Following on from her first book, Amanda De Warren: My Journey Behind Blue Eyes, she’s starting work on a new book about animal communications. “It’s about animals and their lives – the secret life of animals. Hey, that’s a good name for it! I think I’ve got the name for the book!” Amanda laughs, realising the universe has worked its magic for her once again. amandadewarren.com Holistic Bliss | MAY 2016 |

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ince 2010 I have been connecting with the wildlife in my backyard and that includes kookaburras, magpies, butcher birds, lorikeets and bats. At that time, I was being tested by the universe and had much emotional and mental pain from an experience. I was not sleeping well and would get up at 2.30am each morning and listen to nature as my ‘crazy’ mind took over my thoughts. It was at that time I could hear the sacred tones of the bats and their high pitch song was vibrating in my core cells. It was rather uplifting if I allowed myself to be one with them. As a child, I was fascinated by bats and loved their cute faces as I saw them a bit like dogs with wings. Before I knew it, daylight popped in and the day was woken with the kookaburras, lorikeets and butcher birds. Their call was saying ‘wake up’. I tuned in to these sounds for three months and found that each morning I craved to hear their sweet sound as it was soothing to my centre and cells. I wanted to see these divine creatures and would sit outside with my

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What are your SUPER

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remember being a child and listening to a song on the radio that excited my imagination with its words. “If I could talk to the animals, just imagine it… if they could talk to me.” Today, as an awakened grown-up I know that I can… and so can you! As a Soul having a human experience on this Earth, at this time of an evolutionary change that has never been experienced before, we are each awakening to our innate abilities, of which there are hundreds. When you work on raising your vibrational frequency and practise minding your own vibration you will find yourself firstly noticing a strengthening in your intuitive abilities and an opening in your third eye and pineal that allows for far greater powers than you have ever experienced before. This awakening to our innate abilities is happening to every single being on the planet – every human being, all nature beings, the animal beings and the many non-physical beings – from your passed loved ones to the highest Masters and Guides. We are essentially

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or centuries, horses have been a part of humanity’s existence; in many forms horses have supported our evolution. As transportation, pulling our ploughs, bravely taking us into battle

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a toxic, alcoholic and abusive family, horses were my soft place to lean. They knew how lost, confused and desperate for love I was, and they always held a non-judgmental, loving space for me. On the ranch I had my pick of animals to affiliate with; dogs, cats, pigs, cows or various other creatures that were within my range. Why was the horse a source of such deep significance? For me, they represented freedom from the hell I was living as a child, strength to face my story and yes, magic, when they intuitively knew and would literally breathe love into me. I have observed this magnetic bond often, mostly with women or girls who have massive, traumatic life stories. They are impacted by the essence of the horse, either physically or spiritually. Recently I started to wonder where this bond originated. I started looking at our history with the horse and found this alliance goes as far back in our history as Ancient Greek times. Mythology was used as a means to explain where humanity had come from and where it was going; fierce and fantastic creatures where often used to emphasise the difficult tasks heroes are set; a metaphor perhaps for accessing our own hero. An example of this alliance is the white winged stallion Pegasus, the divine symbol of wisdom and inspiration. Could it be that women, in particular, who have ominous life stories, are

subconsciously connected to this winged horse? Well, let’s look at Pegasus’ life story. He was sired by Poseidon, God of the Sea, Earthquakes, Storms and Horses; Pegasus was conceived by rape; foaled by Medusa, (a winged human female, whom, because she was raped, was persecuted by being turned into a monster, with living venomous snakes in place of her hair and gazers on her face would turn to stone) as she died from decapitation. Quite a massive traumatic beginning, however, despite Pegasus’ lineage of despoilment he symbolised the divine journey to Heaven and was represented as a gentle, eager-to-help, good-hearted, loyal creature. He was raised in love and respect by the Muses at Mount Helicon and was particularly important to Urania, the Muse of Astronomy and Universal Love. He was aid to Bellerophon in the slaying of many monsters. Pegasus ended up on Mount Olympus and served Zeus by delivering his thunder and lightning bolts whenever needed. Because of his faithful service to Zeus, and being mortal, he was honoured with catasterismi; upon his death, he became a constellation. As he rose to the Heavens, a single white feather fell to the earth. Could this feather be a sign of hope for those who have suffered immense pains and traumas at the hands of others, a sign that there is a way through such trauma

and that the path to healing can be supported by our horse masters? There have been big shifts happening in the human/animal realm and the magical spirit of the horse through horse facilitated learning methodologies are at the forefront of this shift. What exactly is this magical, spiritual connection doing for us? Like Pegasus, horses are gentle, good-hearted, loyal and eager to help us. They teach us: that power, when wielded appropriately, is of commendable value; they demand us to be 100% present in their presence; they teach us to understand our emotional upsets and quickly return to doing what brings us joy; and they show us how to use our vulnerability as our power. Ultimately, horses connect us back to our beginnings, with such spirit, power and strength that we cannot ignore our inner calling. Once we ignite that inspiration, feel the source of freedom and strength, no matter where we come from, no matter what our stories, when we access such power, we only go forward in deep healing of ourselves and our families. So let us gaze upon the constellation Pegasus, embraced in Universal Love and connect once again to the power of horses and allow them to gently guide us through a journey of self-discovery and transformation. leadingthewayinternational.com

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Hmmm, how long has your dog had pancreatitis?” were the words that flew out of my mouth. “Oh, is that what Fluffy has?” asked the owner. “How do you know?” Indeed. How did I know? Because that is certainly what the blood tests later confirmed. Of course within 20 minutes we both had an in-house lab diagnosis

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even some words that seem to come from the animal in question. It may come as a colourful image (too many surgeries make my dreams very vivid!). This may sound bizarre to anyone who has never studied quantum physics, or animal communication, but think about Alexander Graham Bell, and the mobile phones we have today. How many “healers” have weird digital electronic things going off for no particular reason? (Yeah, happens to a lot of us, right?!) Think about the brain and its ability to “transmit” in wave form – not really so far-fetched, right? Then again, perhaps it is because we, as vets and animal healers, have subliminally learnt some subtle behaviour body signs. This is part of the power of holistic medicine. It is also how we learn to “listen”. Animals talk. It might not be in English, but it is definitely possible to understand their Doglish/Felinish. They give off all kinds of signs, and communicate very well. Learning their body language is part of listening. Here are some cues to look for with either calm, or anxiety/pain behaviour. Here are some basic behavioural clues that cats and dogs can use to tell us when they are distressed: DOGS: • Lip/nose licking • Yawning – uneasy

• Tail down and still • Tense face and body • Wide eyes, big pupils • Rapid eye movements • Lick tongue in and out quickly • Look at you out of corner of eye • Weight over back legs and ready to run • Ears back and eyelids drawn back (whites) • Head down and paw up = worried (teeth out of way) CATS: • Ears back • Vocalising, restless • 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) Here are the behavioural cues that indicate that your pet is relaxed and calm: DOGS: • Ears up and forward, but relaxed • Ears slightly to the side, with eyes sleepy/closed • Tail up and wagging • Stance is relaxed or sitting comfortably and possibly leaning into you • Mouth relaxed

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USING AWARENESS

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restlessness, attracting fleas, excessive barking, lack of energy, getting sick, different out of the ordinary behaviours etc. What is possible to help them? Just like I have with myself, family and clients I have used awareness to connect and help animals. When I notice something unusual in our pets’ behaviour I tune in and take a look. An example of where awareness can help animals heal. Just last night I was at a friend’s house and they have a cat who is extremely loved and cherished. Out of the blue the cat jumped up between my friend and myself and started to behave very unusually; tossing and flicking his tail aggressively. When we looked with awareness at what was going on with the cat, it was feeling confused and wanted to feel clear. My friends presently had a home full of visitors who had been staying with

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LIFE lessons WORDS DAVINA O’BRIEN

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DO ANIMALS HAVE A SENSE FOR WORDS KIM MORRISON

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ssential oils are not just considered helpful to people anymore. Owners of domesticated animals are finding many positive outcomes using these potent plant extracts for them too. In fact many essential oils were tested on animals – way before they became popular in the early 1900s – mainly at first to see how effective they would be on humans. Interestingly as they progressed in their investigations, chemists and scientists colluded there were many physiological similarities with dogs and horses especially. We have to remember however, that animal systems are slightly different to humans so the way that they deal with, and interact with, essential oils requires care and varying methods of use. It is also important to allow animals to guide their own treatment using their own innate responses. You only have to look to nature to see how animals self-medicate, they know instinctively what to do and when. The same is said of their interaction with essential oils. So let their noses and reactions guide

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how to go about creating it. After a session with Jules O’Neill, the founder of Body Consciousness, it quickly became apparent that for me personally the thing that I was craving was connecting with other men on a deeper, more conscious level. Sure I love going out for some beers and a night on the town as much as the next guy, however, I had found through experience that this type of interaction was not really going to address my flailing excitement for life. I was searching for a space where men felt comfortable speaking openly and honestly, could provide awareness for each other in relation to their thinking and be inspired to pursue a life full of love and fulfilment. So began ‘The Conscious Man’. TCM events take on two formats: 1. SOCIAL OUTINGS with a focus on men connecting authentically in a relaxed, judgement-free environment (May 15 – indoor rock climbing).

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any world events which are discussed on social media recently highlighted to me an alarming flaw in behaviour. I stumbled across an article where an actress spoke out in her defense at being featured in a plus-sized edition of a prominent women’s magazine. Though I am barely familiar with this girl, I felt compelled to read through the comments; what struck me most was the collective energy being fed on that one forum, all directed towards this girl. It is not that different to the energy of gossip and drama. Here is a reminder of what we are actually amplifying when commenting. I’ll put it like this: Think about when we pray, when many people unite with the intention of a positive outcome for someone or something. We know there is immense power in collective well wishes. On the flip side; when many

of hate

people come together voicing opinions and casting judgment of a person or situation we create the very same power, only we are facilitating a collective build-up of hateful energy directed at one singular person. Put yourself in her shoes, and imagine being on the receiving end of that tremendous force. What if it was someone we cared about? The situation shifts to one of substance if the discussion turns to what could potentially be happening to this actress’ self-esteem. When personal self-worth gets hammered people may become anxious, nervous, self-conscious, sad or afraid and they may decide it is too difficult here and opt out or fall into hibernation or depression. Consider that for a moment. Prevention avoids intervention. If this actress has strong inner strength she will inspire others by sharing her plight, even though it does

not excuse those negative comments. In another unrelated article a Mother discovered her child was bullying another, so she bullied and humiliated her own child. How is that any better? I was reminded of the old saying “two wrongs don’t make a right”. This woman has reacted to avoid being judged as a parent who produces bullies or condones the behaviour; here’s the paradox, she is a bully. Judgment is natural, we all do it at times, however if we can become mindful by turning the scenario around to examine why we are reacting, we begin to behave with grace most of the time. The ripple effect then becomes kindness, empathy, compassion and tolerance for ourselves and others, how much nicer is that? Be kind. We all are the same at our core. #SoulLifePhilosophy tonireilly.com.au

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ou could say that I fell in to the beauty of Aura-Soma® by accident. Or you could say that it was destiny. I say destiny… because when I was a little girl of about eight years of age my mum used to take me with her to get her legs waxed. Whilst she was getting de-fluffed, I would stare in wonder at a collection of coloured bottles on one of the tables in the room. I remember asking Janet (the therapist) what they were at the time as they captivated and amazed every little cell in my curious body. Fast forward 22 years, whilst living in the United States, and there I am face-to-face with these beautiful coloured bottles again at a Cosmoprof Beauty Expo. After a mini consultation with a lady named Sevi, I was once again left in wonder, continuing my curiosity of what they were and what I could learn about myself. It wasn’t so much Aura-Soma that I thought I was choosing, but more so a move to England to be with the most kind, hilariously funny and interesting

man (called Shaun) I had ever met, even though I wasn’t looking for love. Probably more accurate, would be to say that I was resisting love in every part of me, having had my heart somewhat shattered in a previous relationship. But it was my body and my being that knew that it desired to be by Shaun’s side. So I threw my thinking mind out the window and trusted that inner knowing. With Shaun being best friends with the custodian of Aura-Soma, living with, travelling and working with Mike Booth, I was suddenly on the fast train of selfdiscovery through colour. Whilst I have always been open to looking in the mirror to see the patterns of harmony and disharmony that I have created, jumping in to the deep end of all sorts of healing and consciousness practices, the Aura-Soma way is different. What I love most about Aura-Soma is the simplicity of it. As they say ‘you are the colours you choose, and these reflect your being’s needs.’ You can’t use up what you’re not. You can only use up what you are. These past five years I have worked

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Yes Josh, that snake is divine and yes its tummy is very red”. These were the words I said to my six-year-old son as he managed to capture and hold one of the deadliest snakes in Queensland, a red belly black snake! My heart was pumping, my head was wanting to yell ‘STOP! It is dangerous”, but my heart watched Josh as he connected with this stunning animal. The snake demanded respect and that is exactly what Josh did. He could sense its fear and regal ways and Josh was the one who taught me about this most feared creature. “Mum, he is frightened and just wants people to like him. He cannot understand why people are scared and then want to hurt him. “I am telling him it is OK and I am going to do energy healing on him as he has a sick tummy.” WOWSERS! The snake melted in to Josh’s tiny hands and knew it was not there to hurt him but there to speak for him and offer him unconditional love, as children do. When I watch children with animals, both have innate knowing that each

other is OK. Children do not show fear to animals unless they have been taught to do so from adults or TV shows. There is a divine connection between them. During sessions, many children have shared that they can talk to the animals. This does not surprise me as how does an animal talk? It is not through barking or meowing or chirping but telepathically. Young children have this gift too and are able to talk telepathically with animals. An animal will try to communicate something’s wrong when a child is sick or going to be unwell. This may be by pacing, whining or even by not leaving the child. Animals’ gift of connecting with higher wisdom is not

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than other people. It may be the only one which the child fully opens up to, for them it is an unlimited access to unconditional love. Their best friend. Some of the belief programs which have been created from such times are, “Those I love, leave me”, resulting in abandonment issues, blocks which prevent love from another in, feelings of being unloved, unworthy and self-worth issues. The belief program of “Those I love, I leave behind”, create feelings of guilt and resentment for self. As children mature to adults, these beliefs may prevent them from having fulfilling relationships – avoiding commitment out of fear of hurting another, self blame – feeling it was all their fault. Some parents out of wanting to “protect” their kids have made up a story to “soften the blow” – which in some cases works, yet in others the child has been intuitive and has felt that they have been lied to, or the child has overheard stories about what really happened. This has then created distrust of the parent and establishing belief systems such as “you can trust no one”. Each person is so unique and deals with things personally in their own way. So you may have four children, maybe

just one will be affected in such a deep way. It may be something which is noticed through behavioural changes – not wanting to sleep alone, feeling unsafe, anxieties or perhaps they bottle it inside and it is something which will show up later in life. When it comes time for intimate relationships, they may find it hard to open up or to love or be loved completely. The best thing is to have open communication with your child around changes, allowing them to express how they feel, so they feel safe, important and loved. Where animals are taking on such stresses, it is also important that they are releasing them, it can be just as important for the animals to receive healing as it is for their owners, everyone deserves to have clear energy and love. The cool thing is, with a bit of work these “issues” can be resolved with ease in children, adults and animals. If they are having trouble processing the change it could perhaps be helpful to find a practitioner your child feels comfortable with to help them find resolve and move forward. Seeking help for your child, while they are young can benefit their future. evolvewitheta.com

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During our next consultation her eczema had faded dramatically and had been confined mainly to her little fingers on her hands. She no longer had to wear gloves to bed as her itch had subsided dramatically. Jo continues her homœopathic treatment in conjunction with prescribed medication. A CASE OF ASTHMA: Ben was a 35-year-old male who had asthma since the age of five. On a recent consultation with his GP, and subsequent in-house testing, he discovered that he had the lung function of an 80-year-old. This was of obvious concern for him as he had followed doctors’ prescribed medication for the last 30 years. He felt he had to do something different. Once taking the case, and ensuring he not change his prescribed medication regime, two homœopathic medicines Ars Alb Q1 and Tub Bov Q1 were prescribed. Over the course of the next six months and changing potency and dosage of the two medicines, in conjunction with his GP, Ben was able to reduce his prescribed medication and improve his lung function results significantly. A CASE OF FOOD INTOLERANCE: Jeremy grew up on an organic fruit orchard. He loved fruit. It was only later

in life that for some reason, he developed a severe food intolerance to all fruit and sweet vegetables. If he ate a piece of fruit he would develop severe bloating, constipation and aching of extremities. Jeremy was devastated. Upon taking the case and patient history, it became apparent that earlier in his life he had several diseases that had not fully left his system, namely Ross River fever and dysentery. Using homœopathics we treated not just his existing condition but also those previous illnesses. Within three months, Jeremy’s symptoms had reduced significantly and he was now able to eat fruit and sweet potato without significant side effects. Obviously these cases were great success stories. The great thing about homœopathy is that the remedies work. They work whether or not you believe in them. As I have stated in previous articles, if you choose homœopathy as one of the avenues for your health care, choose a practitioner that has passed the guidelines set down by the Australian Register of Homœopaths (AROH.com. au). These practitioners have undergone the necessary training to be legally registered as a homœopath in Australia. organon.net.au

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with a fully planted sustainable garden constructed onsite and is always a hive of activity. A full program of lectures, demonstrations and workshops runs on two stages in this area every day and there is a host of permaculture and organic gardening experts on hand to answer all your questions. Be sure to visit the ‘Living Backyard’ area to learn how to bring your backyard to life with native wildlife and native plants. This display and demonstration area, demonstrates how you can create a bio-diverse environment in your own backyard. Head to the ‘Gardeners and Gourmets’ stage for some great tips on growing your own produce and turning it into delicious gourmet meals. This is also the place to head to hear about using plant-based remedies for common ailments, organic gardening and more! Get free help with gardening problems and plant identification

from the onsite Plant Clinic, manned by gardening experts all day every day and be inspired by the fantastic arrangements in the Floral Design Competition. Last but not least the Expo hasn’t forgotten about the little ones! There are several activities running each day for the younger generation of green thumbs, with plenty of kids’ workshops set to grace the expo program and a huge children’s play area set up in one area of the grounds. They can also head over to the animal farm to get a closeup experience with real farm animals or head over to our kids’ area for some great garden activities. Join us in July for 3 days of inspiration, innovation and information! Location: Coronation Avenue, Nambour Open: Friday 8 July & Saturday 9 July from 8am-5pm, Sunday 10 July from 8am-4pm qldgardenexpo.com.au

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kin peeling or resurfacing is an important and time-proven procedure that supports cell renewal, regeneration and facilitates better penetration of active topical substances into the skin. Many options are available to the professional aesthetic therapist. The choice has increased greatly in the last few years with the introduction of high-tech modalities such as laser, light, needling, ultrasound and radio frequency devices. Peeling is also popular and it’s great when there are natural approaches that also work. Herbal peeling is one we will discuss here. Herbs contain an extensive mix of active ingredients that cannot be matched in a man-made preparation. These constituents become active in smallest concentrations of one-millionth of a gram. They offer a synergy that

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HOLISTIC BEAUTY AND STYLE

FUSING NATURE WITH SCIENCE

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that are dry or have enjoyed a little too much of the summer sun, the serum offers a powerful anti-oxidant and antiageing treatment for the face. MiSMo has perfected this blend by pairing it with the right combination of Vitamins C, A and E and Jojoba Oil to create a serum that delivers results. The serum is also an excellent treatment for Rosacea due to its ability to strengthen facial capillaries and helps to reduce facial redness. The serum is a fragrance-free, light oil which absorbs quickly using antioxidants that are essential to protecting the face from sun, wind and UV rays. For best results the A-C-E Vitamin C Serum should be used after cleansing and can be finished with a moisturiser. Continuous innovation of the MiSMo range has also led to natural pain relief products, which again feature MSM. mismo.com.au

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The Essential Self-Care Workshop is like no other. Bringing philosophies of one of the most beautiful, well revered, healing modalities – Aromatherapy – into the modern world, you will get the chance to absorb valuable ancient wisdom and learn how to implement it. You will be amongst a very special group of women who have made it a priority to invest in themselves because deep down we all know if the woman of the house is happy and healthy, life runs smoothly for everyone else! Now is your chance to take that time-out so you can connect-in. This is a weekend where you will not have to think about anything but YOU! VENUE: Oceanside Hotel, 9 Florey Blvd, Birtinya, Sunshine Coast DATES: 12th, 13th and 14th August 2016 TIMES: Fri: 6pm-9pm | Sat: 9am-6pm | Sun: 9am-3pm

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