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16 31 Food for the Soul 06 Raw Caramel Slice

THE ORGANIC SISTERS

08 Gut health for lazy guys JOEL GRACE

09 Creating a healthy happy body and life: A day in the life of Dr David Hendrey 10 ‘Manopause’ – men have hormones too! SUZI LE FANUE and CARLY STEWART

11 Raw Food Pizza KELLY SMITH

Cover Story 12-13 Scott Mathias: The Vegan Alchemist NICOLE TARYN

48 19 Putting it off is not a good idea! MICHAEL ROADS

20 Once upon a choice BRENDON WATT

21 4 reasons to date yourself DR DAIN HEER

22 Changing the stereotypes RAELENE BYRNE

23 Let’s get real

CAMERON MONLEY

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24 Empowered men

14 Stan’s great gifts

25 Are men really that different to women?

JEAN SHEEHAN

15 “She’ll be right mate”: Is it really working? MARC DE BRUIN

16-17 Strong and healthy: My time with “The Iceman” SUSANNE McALLISTER

18 Is she into you?

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34 An holistic community vision LEANNE FULTON

35 Interview with Medium Cat Edwards VANESSA FINNIGAN

36-37 Fireflies – messengers from Heaven RICHARD GILES

38 Interview with Kelly Kingston and Donna Leigh: Mums with a heart-based mission! 40 Are you trying hard to achieve self-love? RACHEL MEYERS

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27 How to grow up to be Superman ANNE ALECKSON

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Gut health FOR LAZY GUYS WORDS JOEL GRACE, Owner, Sunshine Colonics Health & Wellness Centre

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f you’re anything like most guys, you wait too long to do anything about your health. Staying fit and healthy is hard work, right? Never fear gents – keeping your gut in tip-top shape is actually easier than you think. Here’s my top guy-proof ways to keep your gut healthy whilst barely lifting a finger. DON’T WORRY ABOUT DIRT ON VEGGIES As long as you buy organic produce, a little dirt on your veggies isn’t going to hurt you. In fact, there’s evidence that suggests it provides your gut with some soil-based organisms, which have been found to strengthen the immune system (remember approximately 80% of your immune system is in your gut). This might be why kids living on organic farms are far less likely to develop asthma or allergies.

GOOD BACTERIA CAN BE TASTY By now you should know it’s beneficial for your microbiome to eat a variety of different types of good bacteria. But did you know how tasty (and easy) it can be to improve your gut health? Chuck a scoop of yoghurt on your brekky, add a teaspoon of sauerkraut to your dinner, and down a glass of kombucha a few times per week. It’s getting easier to find these items and other fermented foods in your local supermarket these days too, so there’s no excuse for not including them in your diet. EAT AS MUCH ‘REAL’ FOOD AS YOU CAN If you’re aiming to improve your gut health, processed foods contain all the things you should avoid. I know it seems easier to pop a frozen cardboard box in the oven for dinner, but there’s plenty of quick and easy ways to eat

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A day in the life of DR DAVID HENDREY, chiropractor and life coach

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ealth is our first wealth. We have all been given an amazing health potential. The modern human has to juggle work, family, fitness, playtime, what to eat, when to take some R and R, balancing time, money and energy. To regain and maintain our true healthy, happy self requires focused intention, a plan we can follow and the discipline to take consistent action every day. My day begins at 9am every Friday. As strange as that sounds, I create my ideal week in advance with an hour of dream building and focused planning for the week. It’s the most important hour of my week and it helps me create 7 days that all work together. Spreading the top 30-40 things out over 7 days leaves me with only 5-8 things that really matter to do each day. This creates 7 days in advance that allows

freedom and time to do things well. My health is a top priority and deserves a time, money and energy investment every day. Before going to sleep I review my plan for the following day and am grateful in advance. This allows my sub-conscious to help me even before the day begins. Six days a week, I am up at 5am with a sense of positive expectancy for the day. Stretching, hydrating and listening to some positive music as I read over my wins for the day takes 15 minutes. Going for a run, swim or walk along the beach, watching the sun rise is one of my favourite parts of the day. Returning home for a nice coffee and starting to work on my plans. If it’s a work day I love to get to the office early and be ready to serve at my best. Filtered water throughout the day helps keep me well hydrated. Lunch

time is a great opportunity to recharge with a nice raw salad and some lean protein. Some chicken, fish or steak are my favourites. Eating in a relaxed, calm state is essential to recharge. After work, I love to change out of my work clothes and have a swim or walk to unwind. My family deserve to get my best, so I have a ritual of leaving any stresses or challenges behind when I walk into my home. Connecting with my loved ones is a joy, but if I am stressed, they suffer. It takes discipline and mental toughness at times, but the payoff is phenomenal. Switching off electronics an hour before bed allows my brain to slowly wind down to refresh with good quality sleep. I love to be in bed before 9pm so I am fully charged at 5am to start another day of possibilities. hendreychiropractic.com.au

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he concept of ‘Manopause’ is slowly becoming better understood and is therefore gaining increasing awareness and discussion. Manopause is medically referred to as andropause, which is the term that describes age-related hormonal changes in men. Symptoms of andropause can include decreased energy, low motivation, irritability, grumpiness, depression, unexplained weight gain, lowered sex drive and reduced fertility. Does this sound familiar? The main cause of manopause is a natural change in the levels of hormones in the body. Testosterone is classically considered the ‘man hormone’. The levels of testosterone in men normally start to decline at the age of 30-40. The rate of decline is different for each person. Most people associate low testosterone levels with reduced libido and muscle mass. However, research is now showing a link between testosterone levels and mental health disorders in men. A 2010 study published in the International Journal of Andrology found

that men with age-related testosterone deficiency were more likely to suffer mood and stress related disorders, and reduced physical and mental quality of life, compared to men without agerelated testosterone deficiency. Another hormone that naturally decreases with age in men is DHEA. DHEA has been dubbed the ‘youth hormone’. It is actually a precursor of hormones, meaning it is required for the body to be able to produce other hormones. A paper published in the Biological Psychiatry Journal reported that DHEA may have an antidepressant effect. This suggests that a decline in DHEA may lead to feelings of depression, anxiety, and poor motivation – some of the symptoms associated with manopause. This area of hormone imbalance and depression is an interesting field of research that is still emerging. So what should you do? Firstly, acknowledge the possibility of a hormonal imbalance. If you don’t feel at your optimal health, it is always worth investigating. Our practitioners

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Raw Food Pizza RECIPE KELLY SMITH, The Happy Wholesome Kitchen

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ransitioning into a raw food, dairy free and gluten free diet doesn’t have to be as challenging as it seems. We naturally look for substitutes to replace our favourite meals. There’s no doubt the hardest hurdle to overcome is wheat. Although once you master the art of raw food dehydration, the world of healthy food steps up into a whole other level. Below is a raw, dehydrated pizza recipe that I have created that is a perfect balance of crunch and wholesomeness that will leave you feeling satisfied and not to mention happy and healthy.

Raw Pizza

Makes 1 large pizza or 2 small pizzas Ingredients: 2 zucchinis roughly chopped 1 cup of water 1 tsp dried oregano ½ cup flaxseeds 1 cup sunflower seeds 1 tbsp psyllium husk

1 tbsp chia seeds 2 tbsp sliced olives Method: Add chopped zucchinis, water, spices and blitz on high speed until you have a puree. Add in all of your ingredients except olives. Blend on medium speed and scrape down sides as needed. Allow to stand for 1 minute. Now add in olives on a low speed to mix through thoroughly.

Pour out your pizza batter onto a lined flat baking tray or a Tiflex sheet on dehydrator tray. Using a flat spatula, level out and form a round pizza base. Dehydrate for 8 hours, flipping at 4 hours. Store in an air tight container for 1 week in the refrigerator. Top with your favourite pizza toppings! facebook.com/thehappywholesomekitchen

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Scott’s own journey to self-healing through nutritional health began with a near fatal reflux attack nine years ago. It was the final straw after suffering a myriad of gut related health issues from the age of eight. Now, as an integrated health coach and self-proclaimed vegan alchemist, Scott is on a mission to educate others about the multi-faceted benefits of veganism. Scott describes veganism as encompassing the virtues of love, care and compassion and of particular interest to Scott is changing men’s reluctance to

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open themselves up to, and embrace these concepts, which Scott shares, will quite literally contribute to change on the planet. “There is a paradigm shift occurring within humanity,” says Scott. The world is requiring us to return to our true nature of love, care and compassion. The male social conditioning that involves selfsacrifice and a show of steely strength as the role of protector, will no longer have a place within the new paradigm. Now is the time for men to re-connect with the strength of the feminine within them. An idea that many, if not most men cringe at, because of the antiquated belief that the feminine equals weakness. Scott says that the contrary is true. “It’s time for the emergence of the feminine frequency from within the masculine body. Women are, in fact the leaders of the new world. Men just need to stand still, receive, listen, and be willing to question their perception of masculinity.” It’s a controversial point of view to be delivering. However, with men in Australia, on average, dying ten years before their women, Scott believes quite strongly that now is the time for these kinds of conversations. Scott reports that around 98% of the people he speaks to about nutritional health, self-healing and transition to a vegan lifestyle are women. The women love their men and they love them from the point of view of wanting to help them and get them across the line to another place of awareness. Women want their men to accompany them through their entire journey of life. But many men are at the effect of misconceptions about masculinity and what it means to be a man. “We require men to be brave enough to let go of conditioning and belief systems and be willing to explore something new,” says Scott. It’s time for men to soften to the possibilities of having a relationship with all living things, and essentially viewing all living things as sentient beings. “The idea of both men and women living in an exponentially expanding paradigm of love, care and compassion for all things, leaves any movement for equality behind. It takes us beyond separation and towards a communion with all things, where softness emerges from

CHANGE THE FOODS BEING EATEN AND THE PERCEPTION OF REALITY CHANGES. PUTTING FOODS INTO OUR BODIES THAT DON’T MATCH OUR BIO SYSTEM IS LIKE PUTTING A VIRUS INTO A COMPUTER, IT DISRUPTS AND CORRUPTS THE PROGRAMMING.

the wellspring of our pure essence,” says Scott. This is who we truly be as infinite beings. This is the true nature of veganism and this is what will raise the love frequency on the planet. Put simply, veganism IS the love of self and the love of others. Scott feels that deep within the subconscious of everyone is the desire to heal – men included. Many of us have an awareness of greater possibilities for ourselves and the planet, however we lack the bridging that links us to those possibilities. He goes on to explain that consuming food is like data matching for our bodies. It’s like matching a bio computing device that is made up of pixels and feeding the program in order to maintain a current perception of reality. Change the foods being eaten and the perception of reality changes. Putting foods into our bodies that don’t match our bio system is like putting a virus into a computer, it disrupts and corrupts the programming. Currently, we live in a fear-based society and with so much unrest in the world, it’s more imperative than ever to make conscious choices that contribute to a movement towards love and away from fear. We feed that collective consciousness of fear with what we consume through all of our senses. Not only can the sensationalism of outside influences such as the media and the internet feed our fear-based functioning, so too does the food we ingest. “Low vitality food and fear chemicals from the dead animal affects us on a cellular level,” says Scott. Women appear to be more open to receiving this awareness and far more willing to align themselves with the frequency of love. Scott expresses his

view that while a lot of men’s groups and support groups, are a positive step in giving men permission to connect with their softness, the ideology around what needs to be done is too diverse within those groups. Scott suggests that we need to get back to basics and learn to connect from heart to all living things. His advice to women is that they continue to reflect that purity to allow the wellspring of their man’s pure essence to emerge and to be the gentle peaceful, loving reflection for their man. Be an open invitation for your man to participate, rather than trying to persuade or force him to a new way. And to men, Scott says, “you will not lose your masculinity if you stop eating animals. Instead you will discover a deeper connection with all living things.” His advice to men is to listen to your woman. Get into a relationship, whether that be an intimate relationship with a woman, another man, or a heart-felt friendship with an animal companion. Choose relationships based on the essence of connection and you will encompass a smooth, easy and graceful simplicity of being. Our conversation was full of hope for humanity, as we enjoyed a delicious vegan lunch. Four sea eagles auspiciously circled the sky above us, their presence, as if to signify their approval of a planet that functioned from love, caring and compassion. As we turned our gaze to the sky, I had a sense of wonderment and inspiration for the future of planet earth and the possibilities for humanity to choose happiness, to choose ease and grace, and to choose connection with all that is. scottmathiasraw.com Holistic Bliss | NOVEMBER 2016 |

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Stan’s

GREAT

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WORDS JEAN SHEEHAN, Principal – Millennium Education

Real men don’t cry’! Times have changed thankfully, especially with regards to men and their wellbeing in mind, body and spirit. In the last five years I have consulted with many men for Medical Intuitive sessions who were lost, not knowing what their role as a man was and asking questions like, “Is it okay to show a softer side?” And my answer is YES if it feels right to do so for themselves. The biggest ‘ailment’ men have presented with is depression and loss of purpose. Stan is one gentleman that comes to mind. Stan is a truck driver who had always done his job with pride and knew he made his deliveries well. It was a job but he had purpose and each time he had to make his courier run, he felt he was being of service. Out of the blue one day as he was driving home, for no apparent reason he felt that he wanted to end his life. He saw a tree in front of him and in that split second contemplated driving straight into it to end his life then and there. He had never felt that way before. At his Medical Intuitive session, he shared something that he had not told

anyone before. He had visions of spirits and an angel-like being when he drove sometimes. He just put it down to being too tired. Unbeknownst to him, his crown chakra was opening and he was having a divine awakening process. It would only occur whilst ‘in the zone’ of driving, but when he thought about it, he thought he was going crazy and it was not a macho thing to do or think. It was the most divine experience hearing Stan share about his insights and all-knowing and watching his crown chakra expand in consciousness was so heartfelt. Each of his cells vibrated at high frequency which had him feeling euphoric. Tears rolled down his and my face with the absolute love that was shared. Stan then said, “I have died and gone to Heaven. Jean that was what my mind was wanting when I wanted to die and crash into the tree. But the death was the death of denying my childhood vision I always kept secret.” At this point, still with tears of gratitude rolling down my cheeks I mentioned about a Bryan de Flores to Stan and suggested he research his story. A month later Stan contacted me.

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“SHE’LL BE RIGHT MATE”: IS IT REALLY

WORDS MARC DE BRUIN

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s I was born and raised in Europe, I wasn’t subjected to the “blokey bloke” standard that seems to be still rampant in many parts of Australia. Only after we immigrated in 2003, I became aware of this “stereotype”, and it baffled me. Much of it was real – in terms of how Aussie guys are; much of it was fake as anything – in terms of keeping up appearances. Now don’t get me wrong straight off the bat; I quite like the Aussie guys, their “cop it on the chin” practical views and their larrikin-ism, so I am not having a go at you boys. Although, actually I am. When it comes to mental health issues, there is a major problem when it comes to what we men think we are “supposed to do”. We’re supposed to man up. We’re supposed to drink some concrete. We’re supposed to toughen up and get on with it. Boys don’t cry; that kind of stuff. Let me tell you, it’s not working. Statistics (2015) show that annually

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on average 2600 Australians commit suicide; 80% of them are men. That’s about six guys per day, gentlemen! One in eight men will experience depression, and one in six will suffer from anxiety at some stage in their lives. The most shocking of all (at least for me): over 76% of men don’t look for professional help when it comes to their mental health issues. They just “soldier on” and suffer on. That is where the “tough Aussie bloke” standard becomes a totally stupid one. “She’ll be right, mate”. Well, not really, when you look at the facts. And the facts are not even the whole picture, as many men will not even allow themselves to become part of the statistics. They keep things quiet, and suffer in silence. There are obviously all kinds of reasons for this phenomenon, many which trace far back in history. All well and good to explain how this came to

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a strong, fit body and says things as they are such as, “I am no f… guru”. And best of all, you can feel his loving heart and passionate desire to change people’s lives for the better! He achieves all of this by using the ability to utilise his breath! Of course, as you might have guessed as a tuned-in reader of Holistic Bliss, all of this, did not come easy to him! Actually he made nature his teacher after having experienced tragedy in his own life.

control and positively influence these systems! This would mean that you could be healthier, happier and in charge! It does take some work though, and commitment… and also takes facing your fears! These are big implications to our mental and physical health and this is what I came to learn and what I will be sharing with you. These are not just empty words, but what Wim Hof “The Ice Man”, has proven to himself over and over again! This is why he holds over 26 world records! He has even proven to the scientific community that it is possible to expel e-coli bacteria out of the body within half an hour! You can read the study to find out more. Wim has been submerged for one hour and fifty-two minutes in 200kg of ice without his core temperature changing. He has also run a marathon through the dessert with no water and climbed Mount Kilimanjaro only in his shorts in record time. He has

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plunged into the ice bath, I stayed the full two minutes and proved to myself that I could indeed do it. Many others managed to work up to 10 minutes in the ice bath, but I had decided to continue my learning in “my body’s own way”. This is a principle learned and embodied by me since I have been teaching “The Nia Technique” movement classes. “My body’s way” is a gentler, more feminine way but also equally powerful, I experienced a beautiful ‘male approach’, during my time with Wim. I have been including gradual cold exposure with cold showers; being outside in the cold standing for an hour in slightly squatting position, playing with the chi life force and also doing my breathing every day followed by a short meditation. I would like to share with you some of the things I have learned at an evening of breath, sound and healing coming up soon on the Sunshine Coast. I will be sharing Wim’s basics method of breathing that will give you a calmer mind, a more flexible body and a new tool to control your autoimmune system. For more info contact SUSANNE at: onlyudoit@yahoo.com nianow.com *Please note this is a personal account and we don’t recommend that these exercises mentioned in Susanne’s article will be suitable for everyone. Please consult your health practitioner for individualised information relevant to your own health.

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IS SHE

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WORDS JANET McGEEVER

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ne of the biggest turnoffs for women is when a man is needy for sex. The thing is that men are rarely relaxed in sex. They can be very tense because they have so much life force, so much sexual energy within them. And women can feel this tension. I have to say I do feel sorry for guys sometimes. I understand why they can tense. There’s so much pressure to perform and so much going on in a man’s mind when it comes to making love, how can he possibly be relaxed? He’s thinking, “Is she happy? Am I doing it right? If I do this then will that happen?” Because he can be excited about sex, he thinks that he needs to get her excited and does all manner of things to make that happen. If she does not respond in kind and in fact is moving more and more away from intimacy with him, he is at a loss as to where to

go. “I’ve tried everything. I don’t know what else I can do. She’s just not into it.” If you’re a guy, the secret is for you to do less. Not more. This does not mean to retreat away and disappear. Then she will just feel your absence and that will make her frustrated. A woman responds to presence. It is more about how you are being than what you are doing. A man has the capacity through his own consciousness, to raise his sexual expression to a higher level, one that invites a woman into that consciousness. If he can be more relaxed in lovemaking, by doing less, with less heat and tension, lovemaking has the chance to open to a far more varied experience, and can last much longer, allowing more time for expansion and connection between him and his lover. When a man is able to contain his life force through relaxation,

great stillness in his being is the result. He is not restless in his sexual energy anymore. This opens the door to deeply moving, uplifting and nourishing experiences for him and his partner and allows space for love and a genuine connection to evolve. The capacity to relax more and avoid tense, goal-oriented sex, gives rise to an incredible quality of male authority. This gives a man presence that is simply irresistible to a woman. He is relaxed in his being. He is contained in his energy, not needy or demanding. She inevitably moves towards him. And what man wouldn’t love that? JANET is co-presenter of The Making Love Retreat for couples in Australia and holds transformational workshops and retreats for women based on tantric principles. makingloveretreat.com.au

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PUTTING IT OFF

IS NOT A

WORDS MICHAEL ROADS

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here is a health issue that sneaks up on all of us guys, even though you may not be aware of it. I am writing about BPH, benign swelling of the prostate. (This is not to be confused with prostatic cancer.) I was surprised to learn that when we are in our forties, the prostate begins to swell, and this includes the majority of us! BPH is not so much an ‘if’, as a ‘when’. In some of us, it develops quite rapidly, and these men need treatment in their late forties or fifties. In others, it grows quite slowly, and becomes troublesome in our seventies or eighties. It is not an old man’s problem, it is a male problem. The health and nutrition market has, literally, hundreds of so-called cures. If you read the testimonials, they cure BPH. I developed the obvious symptoms of BPH when I was 75, and experienced increasing difficulty urinating over the next four years.

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During this time, I spent a lot of money on these ‘natural’ and ‘herbal’ cures. They were useless. I avoided the doctors and all prescription drugs. If you read about their horrendous side-effects you also will avoid them. I also avoided the doctors because I did not want the TURP surgery for the prostate which leaves many men both impotent and incontinent. Not all, but many. That was enough for me! I thought that I could heal myself, but I could not. I changed my ways of eating, embracing a diet where you do not ingest sugar, coffee or alcohol. Sugar was tough, the rest was easy. It made a big difference and things got better for a while… then they got worse. You should try public speaking with a prostate problem! At my last five-day intensive, my whole waterworks began to close down. The final day I finished early, and was rushed into emergency

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ears ago when my son was born, quite a few friends around me were having babies. They would say things like, “well, I’ve had my fun. Now it’s time to settle down.” When I would hear this point of view, I just didn’t get it. I thought, seriously? Because you have a kid, you’ve had your fun, it’s time to settle down? That’s it? The best of life is over and now what? We just hang out and exist? That point of view just didn’t work for me. I was only just beginning and I knew that there had to be more. How many places in life have you decided that you can’t have something because you have kids or because you don’t have enough money or because your partner won’t like it? What if, every time you noticed a limitation of what you can’t do, rather than concluding that it’s true, you asked, “What else is possible?” Creating the life you desire IS

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possible. When you find yourself functioning in a “no choice” universe – that place of “I can’t because…” use these tools to create something greater: 1. What questions can I ask that will create a greater possibility here? The Universe works in fascinating ways and every time you ask a question you are empowered to create more. So the next time you come up against an obstacle to something you desire ask, “What would it take for this to show up?” 2. What will my life be like in 5 years, 10 years, 20 years? One of the best tools you can use when you’re making a choice about something is to ask, “What will my life be like in 5 years, 10 years, 20 years if I choose… [fill in the blank]. When you ask this question, you will get a sense of the energy of what that choice will create. The truth always makes you

feel lighter. A lie always makes you feel heavier. If you follow what’s light, you will begin to move towards creating the life you desire. 3. Choose every 10 seconds If you only had 10 seconds to live the rest of your life, what would you choose? If you will start to choose every 10 seconds, what you truly desire in life will become clear to you. Your choice creates. There are no limitations other than the ones you buy as real. What will you choose? BRENDON shares these same tools facilitating classes all over the world and assisting the company that created them (Access Consciousness). He says, “not only did my life change but my son’s life. He knows he can be himself, and he has choices I never had.” Join Brendon and Simone for Foundation class in Noosa in November. accessjoyofbusiness.com/noosafoundation

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4

REASONS

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et’s face it, very few of us are taught how to function in this world and keep a strong sense of ourselves as well. We can easily get caught in the day-to-day life, giving everything we have for our family, work, relationships and responsibilities – and forget to take time for ourselves and the things we love that make life worth living. Here are four reasons why you need to schedule regular dates (and I recommend at least 1 hour a day and one full day each week) with the most important person in your life – YOU! 1. To acknowledge the value of you Many of us get so caught up in the role we play in our relationships, families and careers that we start to “divorce” ourselves in the process. We stop doing the things we love and start putting all of our energy into other people and things and end up

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leaving ourselves entirely out of the computation of our lives! By creating a date with yourself, you begin to make YOU a valuable product again… even if it’s just one hour a day. 2. To reconnect with your body When was the last time you were truly grateful to your body and didn’t judge it? When was the last time you really stopped and listened to what your body was telling you? What if the aches, pains and diseases are your body’s way of saying “hey, you need to give this some attention, please look at this!” 3. To rediscover your desires Time alone with you without expectation or pressure is a great way of creating a space for yourself, where you get to reconnect and rediscover what you would truly like in life now, and in the future. 4. Just for you, just for fun Have you ever done something for

no other reason than it was just fun for you? How much more joy would you have in your life if you would be willing to choose everything you do just for the joy of it and never need any other reason for choosing? Use this time for yourself to practise choosing something, “just for you, just for fun”. The quality of your relationship with you is the one by which all your other connections, interactions and choices will be influenced. What if now is the time to begin receiving the wonderful gift of you that you are in your life and in the world? DR DAIN HEER will be in Australia for a series of workshops including his world famous, ‘Being You Changing the World’ from 18-21 November. Attend live in person or stream from anywhere in the world online. More at drdainheer.com/australia2016/

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CHANGING THE WORDS RAELENE BYRNE

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hese times of change are rapid and ruthless. Men are feeling disorientated on deeper levels which is affecting their vitality, emotional and mental levels of wellness. The roles which were so easily identified have become blurred, and chaotic, with more expected from men than ever before. In a world where many of us are overwhelmed with stress, trying to keep afloat, it can be easy to fall apart, give up, feel helpless, insignificant and not good enough, if our deep belief about what we offer or who we are is lost and we have no idea of how to be anything else. Only a few decades ago, male roles were clear, from hunter and gatherer in Pre-historic times, to the role of provider and protector in these modern times. Being the provider relies on hard work, the cultural ethos that makes us strive longer, push ourselves further, lose ourselves in busy-ness in order to survive and perhaps get ahead. Times are very different now. The roles between men and women have

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sick”. Hard work needs to be replaced with joyous flow. What does that mean? No matter what you are doing, if there is alignment and love for it, it will NEVER be hard work. What happens when you work so hard that your family falls apart, what happens when you spend all your time creating a wealth bubble and one day the universal law of balance has a glitch called the global financial crash, where all that hard work is wiped out in a few hours? What happens when you work so hard, you forget about looking after yourself, you get sick and are forced to take time out to BE in order to recover, rebuild and restore you? Before the crash, make YOU important. Engage in something that fills you with joy, brings peace, calm and connection. Find a GREAT person you can talk with to find clarity. Take care of your health on all levels. YOU matter!

changed significantly since the late 1970s. Women have flourished in the workforce, which has required the role of men to expand and lines have become blurred in order to adapt, survive and get things done. Women have had to take on masculine roles as families fall apart. Men are struggling with losing connection to children and their roles as fathers. We are in the chaos of change, on deep DNA, cultural, societal and personal cellular levels which is creating a new paradigm, but right now it is messy. The world we are stepping out of has created a ‘hard work ethic’ that is ingrained in our DNA, especially for men. We are not just acting out from our own desired outcomes, we have an ancestral weight behind those beliefs weighing us down and pushing us to work harder. All the systems we have in life right now, enforce ‘hard work’ to achieve. Then the accumulated outcomes on personal levels are, “be exhausted, get

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GET real

WORDS CAMERON MONLEY

L

et me tell you something magical happens when a group of men get together and are brutally honest about what’s going on in their lives. I remember sometime after my divorce, my ex had demanded from me, “you gave up alcohol for Lyza but you would not do it for me” to which I retorted, “Darling, you were the reason I drank”. But who was I kidding, to be brutally honest, I was so unhappy with myself, my life and all the poor choices I had made. I would snatch any opportunity I could get to escape that feeling of…? So many words I could use to describe my sense of emptiness, anger, frustration, worthlessness, I could just go on. I think you know what I’m trying to say. My typical daily ritual was six to eight cups of coffee a day to keep me up. Then from 6pm-9pm, and not one minute before or one minute after, I

would drown my sorrows of the day with 15 to 20 nips of Scotch. Back to being brutally honest. My moments of “feeling” were fleeting, as anytime an emotion would arise, I would reach for the first available distraction I could lay my hands on to drown it back down again. I knew I had to make a choice. Stay the same in the “who am I kidding” life or make a change. Letting go was scary. As unpleasant as my life was, there was a comfort in knowing what was going to happen tomorrow. The same shit . There were moments down the track when I used to just begin to cry. WTF, I didn’t even know why I was crying. After a while I stopped fighting these emotions as I began to realise that it was just me starting to feel. All my pentup shit began to ooze out. If you’re a man and you find yourself on any part of this journey,

then you’re awakening, you’re growing and you’re ready for change. When we men think of meditation, men’s groups or spiritual growth, there’s a risk of seeming “woo-woo” or “flaky”. Essentially, “being spiritual” means connecting with our OWN strength and our OWN truth. Out of this chaos, I created “The Infinite Connection” where we invite guest presenters to share different paths through the quagmire to transform from confusion to awareness. In my men’s groups we explore life in practical and everyday ways for those who are wanting more out of life. CAMERON MONLEY is the creator of “The Infinite Connection” – inspiring events on the Gold Coast featuring men’s groups, women’s groups, meditation, live music and spiritual gatherings with unique guest presenters. TheInfiniteConnection.com.au

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EMPOWERED

men

WORDS TALITHA TALAREK

S

omething I have found and seems to be common knowledge, is men like to deal with things quickly and effectively… OR sweep it under the carpet (sorry fellas – but hey!!!). Now I am not a man, BUT to be honest when it comes to healing whether it be of a physical, mental or emotional nature, I too like to deal with it in a no-nonsense kind of way which is also loving, supportive, fast and effective. Alas that is a top reason why I love ThetaHealing®. I have been a practitioner now nearly ten years and an instructor of this wonderful modality since 2010. What I can tell you is, it works! If you want to see someone to deal with your stuff, one-on-one, AWESOME! If you want to have more control over your life, GRAB THE BULL BY THE HORNS and take a class or two. When I came to write this article and chatted with some “blokes” there was a split decision of hot topics to discuss:

1. Testicular cancer and related issues 2. Depression, PTSD, suicide 3. Beating addiction and life beyond it Yet as the divine would have it, the message to deliver is, it’s okay to be you. No matter what is going on, or not going on for you, it’s important that you realise you have great value, you are worthy of loving and being loved, being acknowledged and respected. You have great importance. Over the years I have “worked” with men in helping them to heal from all sorts of circumstances: those who suffered from cancer, molestation, “mental illness and dis-ease”, loneliness, a broken heart, those who had hurt others extensively and had been on the wrong side of the tracks, depression, PTSD, money, business, relationship issues, confidence issues, addiction, difficulties trusting themselves and others, forgiveness… No matter what we worked on, once we started healing issues around love and connection with source and did healing direct to their soul, the healing

and recovery process sped up rapidly. No two people are the same, each and every person is so unique that the layers and areas in life which are healed vary from person to person to create the desired result. In truth, there is no shortage of men booking in to heal and deal with their “stuff”. Yet it is not uncommon to see a guy who fears what other people will think and/or be seen as weak if they ask for help. In all honesty it is quite the opposite, when you step up and seek help, you are stepping into your birthright, into your true empowerment. You are taking control of your life, becoming a conscious co-creator – which is vital regardless of what it is you are wanting to heal or change! The process is confidential, you won’t be judged… you will be personally rewarded in creating a better life for yourself which is ease and joy at heart. You are worth that! evolvewitheta.com

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MEN’S WELL-BEING

ARE

men REALLY THAT DIFFERENT

TO WOMEN?

WORDS TONI REILLY

S

ince I began working with people in a therapeutic capacity more than ten years ago, a reasonable portion of my clients have been men. I used to believe that men were extremely different to women. I recall the book “Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus”, though I never read, I assumed from what I heard that men and women are depicted as two very opposing versions of the sexes. Along with my own observations of male figures in all areas of my life, from family, personal relationships, school, work and social interaction, I was quite certain they were different. Of course they are in some ways, their human role and innate physical desires and drive, are different and generally speaking they are moulded to behave in a masculine manner, to keep inline doctrines of what it means to be a man.

What I discovered was, emotionally they are pretty much the same as women. It seems that the paradigms of being a man are maintained on a surface level as far as what they are prepared to reveal to other men and women about their feelings. When men open up and express themselves, they are as soft-hearted and vulnerable as women. I have not witnessed any separation on a deep emotional level. Depending on their innate traits and personality along with how they were raised, men may struggle to develop friendships and support systems where they feel safe enough to reveal their deep, soft side. Women seem to have the art of communicating their deep feelings mastered more, where they talk to at least someone about their feelings. Friendships are often objective, even if they are not, women are more likely to

reach out when in emotional need, like a trusted friend whom we can talk to and get our woes off our chest. So practitioners, partners, sons, daughters and friends, ask the men around you how they feel. What are their hopes and dreams? Ask them if they are stressed or what it is like being them. The more we talk, the more liberated we become as pent-up emotions such as bitterness, obligation, guilt, sadness are released and dissipate, rather than erupting when it becomes impossible to keep them hidden. TONI REILLY developed SoulLife™ Psychology visionary intuitive techniques and philosophies for well-being practitioners and personal development to enhance innate sixth sense and overcome physical, emotional and mental obstacles at the core. Email: toni@tonireilly.com.au tonireilly.com.au

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COMMUNITY

WITH

WORDS STEVE SQUIRES

I

HEALING

came across the concept of ‘community acupuncture’ in the early 1990s when a colleague returned from the United States enthusiastic about a whole new approach to acupuncture. Continuing my normal clinic routine for several more years, I eventually got around to revisiting the idea of incorporating community acupuncture into my practice. I realised it would solve two problems, firstly I could help more people and secondly my patients would have an opportunity to follow through with the necessary amount of treatments. Over the years, I’ve found acupuncture to work best when it’s provided on a regular basis. It’s the cumulative effect that re-educates the body and restores balance (homeostasis). The more regular you are with treatment the better the outcomes. Community acupuncture

acupuncture

provides this opportunity as it gives people access to low cost treatment. The bonus is you are more likely to meet the needs of your complaint and therefore succeed in recovery. “Acupuncture balances energy, clears obstruction and assists the smooth flow of Qi (Chi) and blood.� Probably the most well-known benefit of acupuncture is pain relief but there’s much more to it than that. Generally speaking, acupuncture can upregulate or downregulate the body’s metabolism (physiology). A simple example is gastric acid. If you are overproducing gastric acid (causing an esophageal burning sensation) then acupuncture can help decrease the production of acid and vice versa in the case of low gastric acid. Community acupuncture is provided in a quiet shared environment. You receive the same level of treatment and care and the outcomes are the same as any other acupuncture service.

The main benefits of community acupuncture include: • No appointments necessary (you can arrive anytime during opening hours) 
 • Low treatment fee 
 • Provides all the benefits of a normal acupuncture session
 • Helps you meet the needs of your condition • Your treatments are provided by a qualified acupuncturist with 25 years’ clinical experience 
 The low treatment fee of $20, makes acupuncture extremely accessible. 
 Community acupuncture is available Wednesday 10am-4pm; Friday 12-30-5pm 
 at Lift Gallery, 926 Maleny-Montville Road, Balmoral Qld 4552 (just up from Maleny Cheese Factory). If your condition requires an extended consultation or assessment please contact my main clinic at 3/48 Maple Street, Maleny, on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. malenytraditionalmedicine.com.au

An integrative approach to helping you achieve balance in your body, mind, and life

Treatment cost only

$20

community • Anxiety – generalised and acute • Habits – smoking, drugs and alcohol • Weight loss and mindful eating • ConďŹ dence, self-esteem and personal development • Emotional release • Fears, worry and phobias

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acupuncture COMMUNITY ACUPUNCTURE GIVES YOU ACCESS TO LOW COST TREATMENT, HELPING YOU MEET THE NEEDS OF YOUR COMPLAINT. No appointment necessary within opening hours Available: Wednesday 10am-4pm, Friday 12.30-5pm at Lift Gallery, 926 Maleny-Montville Road, Balmoral (just up from Maleny Cheese Factory)

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MEN’S WELL-BEING

HOW TO

GROW UP

WORDS ANNE ALECKSON

R

ecently I completed one of those generic quizzes that are shared on social media. It proposed that I could find out which superpower I had and I was on it like Clark Kent in a phone booth. Disappointingly, I apparently don’t have the power to fly or to turn into a raging fireball… but I do have the power of x-ray vision. The quiz had me thinking about the dream of many little boys to grow up and be Superman – jumping off roofs with towels tied around their necks and flicking straight to the back pages of comic books to see how much the x-ray glasses were. What if you could be a grown-up version of that superhero, to take control of your life and business and to fly through it all with no villain getting in the way! There is a way to become the superhero in your life and it starts with this little known superhero secret. All you need to do is awaken your

TO BE

Superman

Super-Self through unlocking your super-conscious mind. You might be familiar with your conscious mind and your unconscious mind but did you know about your super-conscious mind? It’s the gateway to your heightened intuition and connection with your higher self. It’s also the part of you that can access all your gifts and abilities as well as knowledge that you don’t yet know you have. Here are 2 things you need to do to unlock you super-conscious mind: 1. Clean up the clutter in your unconscious mind. The clutter found in your unconscious mind is the limiting beliefs that keep you stuck and dissatisfied with one or more parts of your life. They are the beliefs that you have picked up through your journey in this life from society, your education and your upbringing as well as through negative experiences that you have had. Some even travel with you from previous lifetimes.

All of them can be cleaned up using the modality of your choice (psychology, energy medicine, journalling, affirmations etc.). 2. Learn to trust not only yourself but also your intuition and higher self (or guides). Trust takes practice. Ask for guidance and intuitive hits and when you get them, test them out and learn to trust them. The more you test, the easier it becomes to trust. By unlocking your super-conscious mind, you will be able to connect more fully with the power within you; that part of you that is the super you. It’s the part of you that wants to take your hand and lead you forward into the future you’ve been dreaming about creating – the life and business that is rightfully yours… no comic book Superman or arch-nemesis in sight. Get started on your Super-Self journey at AnneAleckson.com

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MY

Melbourne

WORDS VANESSA FINNIGAN

V

ictoria holds a special place in my heart as it was where I secured my first job as a provisional psychologist (in Traralgon) at the age of twenty-three. I worked with an amazing team, supporting people with ‘disabilities’ and their families and I used to enjoy the drive to and from work every day from Sale (in East Gippsland) to Traralgon, taking in the lush, green pastures and the fresh, clean air! Although, I must admit, being a born and bred Queenslander, I found the cold weather a little hard to adjust to. I wore a full length woollen coat every day to work and was affectionately called ‘coat’ by my colleagues! I was sad to say goodbye to such a close team after only a yearlong stay. Then about five years ago, I travelled to Macedon with photographer Natalie Delforce on an Holistic Bliss competition mission. The lucky BodyWise Underwear team had won our video competition so we created a three-minute video about their amazing

MEMORIES

work and then created a QR code in the magazine so people could scan it on their phones and watch the video. We enjoyed staying at the stunning Gisborne Peak Winery and stopped in at some cute ‘pit stops’ in Gisborne, Macedon and Woodend during our trip. So after a five-year travel hiatus, it was great to recently spend a few days in Melbourne with my partner. We were there the week before the big footy game so the excitement in the air was palpable. The spring air was crisp but not ridiculously cold and I had forgotten how great the public transport system was which meant we could discover new places and people. We bunked down at a funky artist’s cottage in Kensington and discovered some amazing nooks, just a few minutes’ walk from where we stayed. There was a place where Rod marvelled at the most interesting selection of IPA beers he had ever seen and we tried a raspberry beer which was out of this world. There were so many sublime cafes

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and quirky book shops in all directions and the food… well you can always rely on Melbourne to deliver!! We met up with one of our contributors in Carnegie for a healthy breakfast (the ageless Jenni Meares), then stopped in to leave some magazines at the Endeavour College of Natural Health in the CBD and grabbed a kombucha at the real food café next door. We enjoyed traditional Italian fare in Lygon St with lovely Toni Reilly on our last night. And on the morning we departed, we had breakfast at “The Premises” in Kensington. We found some organic, gluten free creations on their top quality, gourmet menu (all their food is handmade on site) and they do the best chai latte ever! Rod and I had such a fun time and as we flew back to Brisbane sharing a crossword puzzle together on the plane, we said to each other, “must go back soon!!”

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MELBOURNE, PEOPLE AND PLACES

Choosing an

INTUITIVE

holistic LIFE building biology WORDS HEATHER BELL

W

hat is holistic to you? Sure, we could look up the definition in the dictionary, however over the decades some definitions have been rewritten so there’s a possibility the definition has evolved anyway (fitting yes?)! The interpretation, either way, is subjective. Holistic is whatever that looks like in your world. Moreover, what you choose to facilitate and create as your holistic life is wholly your choice. We are the guardians, the stewards of ourselves. Our choices are ultimately ours alone. We each have the capacity and the insight (yes, you do), to choose whomever we require to assist us in any way or shape possible, in any given moment. We have choice. No choice is also a choice. Staying still, staying put without change… is a choice. Maybe choosing one holistic practitioner, as a change to your stewardship of you is all you require. It could lead you to a different awareness of whom else could be added to your personal team of you, or not. Whatever you choose, you have the choice to navigate the information provided to you in magazines, on the internet, and to follow your own knowing. So, what do you know? heathernaomibell.com

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If everything is

“energy”

– then how HEALTHY is the

ENERGY in yourWORKPLACE?

WORDS SHARON BRESLIN

W

hat is energy? Energy is “the strength and vitality required for sustained physical or mental activity”. What if you began to look at your workplace as having its own life force? As a place or space that is a “living being”. All living beings need light and air, to be fed on a regular basis and a habitat with the right temperature. They need to be fertilised and pruned so they can expand and grow. They need an environment where they can “conserve” their energy ensuring longevity and the opportunity to germinate to produce new seeds. Too many times a business expels their energy externally trying to attract customers when it should be looking at energising its own “living being” from the inside out. In doing

so its unique energy and vibration will automatically attract an incredible lineup of staff and customers. What is “energy” in relation to a healthy business environment? You know the feeling. You walk into a space and something hits you. There is an exciting vibe, a buzz, the people and their surroundings working seamlessly together. Or is it a space, where you instantly feel calm, focused and nurtured, especially knowing you can leave the chaos outside where it belongs. We experience these feelings every day. It is the missing link between mindset and productivity. Thank goodness, with laptops and mobility we can choose that right space to be productive in, or have quiet time for our own think tank. Maybe that is

why we hear so many of us saying, how much we love the freedom of working where we want, when we want – in the energy we choose. As a business you need to create this feeling for your people. As a Feng Shui Master Teacher, I have seen firsthand amazing results when assisting businesses to clear and then activate the energy positively in their environment. It not only activates their people but also the life force of the business itself. SHARON BRESLIN is a Travel Guide, Feng Shui Master Teacher, Motivational Coach and Author. Email Sharon for her five energy inventory items to check the life force of your business: sharon@lifestylejourneys.co.nz sharonbreslin.com

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ADELAIDE, PEOPLE AND PLACES

Symptoms and

STRESS are GIFTS

in strange wrapping paper

WORDS DIANE McCANN

I

magine waking up tomorrow morning and thinking to yourself: “What will I have for breakfast today? I think I’ll have a 7/10 backache, a 9/10 migraine and a 7/10 feeling of overwhelming sadness!” Would you EVER choose to have those symptoms? I hear you saying, “What a stupid question. Of course not!” Yet many people wake up or live life with heartbreaking relationships, fear/anxiety, guilt, pain, worthlessness, financial dramas… myriads of issues, emotionally, physically, mentally. “Symptoms and stress are gifts in strange wrapping paper,” says Dr Darren Weissman. Why? Because the body is the way the subconscious mind lets us know something is amiss in our lives. The conscious mind is 2-10% of our waking consciousness. The other 90-98% is subconscious. It’s reactive, it doesn’t think, it only reacts. We spend most of our life reacting to past memories unconsciously! Bit like a

submarine, you only see it when it surfaces… often at highly inappropriate times! Suddenly we’re reacting… bursting into tears with no idea why, or waves of anger flooding us. Every unprocessed memory and belief live in the subconscious and when triggered by any sensory experience (what you see, hear, smell, taste or touch), we react from old memories; not from what’s ‘really’ going on in your life. How often have you reacted to something someone said, knowing full well that your reaction wasn’t logical? Those unprocessed emotions can appear as disease/health issues, impacting the body’s natural ability to heal, regenerate and be whole. If there was a way of bridging that gap between the conscious and subconscious so your attractor field was one of peace, joy, health and abundance, would you take it? Imagine having the tools to easily shift these reactive emotional patterns and create balance, clarity of vision and

A CHOICE BETWEEN

LOVE& FEAR

fulfilment! How would you measure the value of a tool like this? For me, the value was pure gold! In 2007, after 9 years of extremely severe exopthalmos and attempting to heal myself with every method/practitioner in SA, both alternative and medical, I read ‘The Power of Infinite Love and Gratitude’ by Dr Weissman. I just “knew” this was my solution. I flew from Adelaide to Chicago for a 3-day training; day two I had a session with a practitioner. Next morning I woke to my left eye being completely flat and my right eye 85% flat. I knew I had to bring Dr Darren to Australia which I did in 2009. Being almost 70 and qualified in many modalities, this is the most profound work I have ever seen. In February 2017 Dr Weissman will give talks in NSW, Victoria and SA on ‘Love and Fear – What Would You Choose?’. Check them out at: thelifelinetechnique.com.au

WHAT WILL YOU CHOOSE? 2-HOUR INTERACTIVE PRESENTATION WITH DR DARREN WEISSMAN, D.C.

Join best-selling author, International speaker, and thought leader Dr Darren Weissman, the developer of The Lifeline Technique® on a journey of choice and change. Connect with Dr Darren on his passionate mission to empower one person at a time by creating world peace through inner peace… a journey of Infinite Love and Gratitude. In this interactive workshop, you will learn the steps for choosing love versus fear in every circumstance.

• Identify the protective and reactive patterns that keep you feeling stuck, struggling, and stressed • Discover how physical symptoms and stress are the portraits to your great self • Learn the 8 steps of the Manifestation System • Discover the key to Present Time Consciousness

SYDNEY: Monday 13th February – 7.00pm MELBOURNE: Wednesday 15th February – 7.00pm ADELAIDE: Friday 17th February – 7.30pm To book go to: www.eventbrite.com.au and find your state! Email: LLT@internode.on.net for more information or phone Diane 0400 371 994

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NSW, PEOPLE AND PLACES

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A

career change

OR A JOB WITH MORE FLEXIBILITY? What is art therapy?
It’s a way of helping others through conflict or difficulties through the use of the creative arts. It’s proven for its healing effects and ability to relieve pain and break through mental blockages. Just about any art form can be used, whether it’s painting, drawing, sandplay and many others. Art Therapy isn’t about creating a masterpiece – it’s about the process of creation that helps a person work through issues and develop their inner worlds. What’s life like as an art therapist?
Art therapists can find themselves in many different environments from schools to aged care facilities, and from hospitals to detention centres. Alternatively, they can work one-on-one with clients or be hired privately for groups. Alternatively, you may like to consider a career as a counsellor. Have you ever wondered if there is something bigger than yourself, if you have reached your highest potential, or if there is a way to feel peace even

amidst suffering? If so, then you have asked questions that touch the realm of the transpersonal. Transpersonal literally means beyond the personal or self. Transpersonal counsellors believe that human psychology encompasses a broad range of experiences – from behavioural and cognitive, to the spiritual and mystical. How can transpersonal counselling help? 1. A transpersonal counsellor can help you manage pain, anxiety, and suffering Unlike other therapy approaches, which aim to reduce anxiety or suffering by controlling or changing it, transpersonal therapy teaches us that we have emotions and we feel pain, but these experiences do not encompass who we are and do not change our deepest self. We have thoughts, but we are not our thoughts. 2. A transpersonal counsellor can help you gain a broader perspective Transpersonal therapy encourages

us to shift awareness from inside ourself to a more expansive, universal perspective. In transpersonal therapy, we may find ourselves exploring the mythological imagery of a dream or spiritual experience. 3. A transpersonal counsellor can help you explore other states of consciousness Human beings have explored various states of consciousness since the dawn of time. By learning to access our full spectrum of consciousness, we can gain clarity, improve concentration, and have insight into patterns and behaviours. Transpersonal counsellors may use a variety of techniques including meditation, dream work, and ritual to alleviate problems and foster growth. The IKON Institute is Australia’s largest provider of Art Therapy training and a leading educator in holistic health and healing. Enquire now to commence in 2017. Now delivering training in Byron Bay! ikoninstitute.edu.au

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THE

NSW, PEOPLE AND PLACES

GIFT

THAT KEEPS ON

WORDS PETA SHULMAN, GoodnessMe Box Founder

A

t 21, I found myself bedridden for three months with barely enough energy
to walk to the kitchen. What followed was years of feeling tired, suffering from constant headaches, heavy limbs, aching muscles and a low immune system. I had no idea what was happening, but I soldiered on and told myself it was all in my mind, eventually getting well enough to start a role as a publicist in the health industry. The world of integrative health and wellness opened up to me – speaking to hundreds of health practitioners, attending integrative health conferences, working with the latest health foods and supplements and learning about the movement of prevention. It became clear to me that what we put in our bodies, how active we choose to be and how we

giving

manage our stress, plays a fundamental role. The problem was, my body was still breaking down each month and I wasn’t healing. After countless doctors visits I was finally diagnosed with an autoimmune condition. I was lucky enough to seek advice from an integrative doctor, and that’s when my life changed. I decided to take charge of my health and be consistently mindful about the foods I was putting into my body. I began to nourish my body with clean wholefoods, avoiding products with artificial ingredients. What followed was a gradual improvement in how I felt, and finally a change for the better in my test results. Nowadays, my energy is for the most part sky-high, and I’ve never felt more in tune with my body. It came down to taking a deeper look at my health and not accepting that ‘this is just how my body works’. After consistently reading the food labels, I began to ask the question, ‘Do we really know what we’re eating? ‘. Grocery shopping can be overwhelming for those of us who simply don’t know if

we are purchasing the healthiest products. My health journey cemented the idea of GoodnessMe Box, a health food sampling box delivered monthly to help discover the latest and greatest foods on the market designed to get people excited about living well. I loved the concept of receiving health food goodies to your door curated by health practitioners, with surprise and delight each month! We include the newest, quality superfoods, wholefood bars to eat on the go, nut butters, kale chips, herbal teas, raw chocolates, natural protein powders, gluten-free baking mixes or mueslis. Starting a business takes time, sacrifice and energy. If I had not taken charge of my health, there is no chance I would be able to have the stamina to create and grow GoodnessMe Box. I started GoodnessMe Box to help others discover the healing and nourishing power of food, free from artificial ingredients. Our aim is to create excitement about eating clean, wholesome, natural foods and to become a part of the ‘wellness revolution’. goodnessmebox.com

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AN HOLISTIC

community VISION

WORDS LEANNE FULTON

I

am very excited to share with you our brand new studio in the heart of Mapleton – Hinterland Holistic Health. As a local resident, I wanted to get involved with and support the local area and what better way to do that than become part of the small business community. My vision was not only to offer new services to the area, but also a space for other practitioners to share their skills. I desired to create a beautiful healing space, where people could instantly feel the energy, relax, reenergise and re-balance. After weeks of long hours with my husband Rob, we took a vacant financial planning office and completely transformed it into a warm, calm and restful retreat. We have been blessed to put together an amazing team of practitioners offering their expertise to our clients: • JIVAN LEELA – who specialises in Emotional Freedom Technique, The

The Amazing

Journey and Sensorimotor Art Therapy. • SAMYO DALGARNO – is a presenter, Facial Harmony therapist and creator of Crystal, Light and Sound Therapy (M-Field Therapy) • VICKI COOK – is a qualified beauty therapist with over twenty years’ experience and a skilled spiritual medium and recognised healer. • And of course myself. Being a Reiki Master and teacher my absolute passion is Reiki healing and sharing this beautiful energy. Other treatments include Hahana hot stone massage, body wraps and scrubs, Indian scalp massage and much more. Apart from our hands-on practitioners, we also wanted to offer a space where clients could just breathe, re-energise and be reinvigorated – so we installed two extra rooms. One room has a large far infrared sauna. Whether it is enjoying solitude and relaxation, or looking for assistance with detoxing or weight loss, our infrared sauna uses radiant

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heat that penetrates further into the skin, stimulating your cardiovascular, lymphatic and immune systems. And our second room has Halo Salt Therapy. We are so thrilled also to offer the only private salt room for our clients to enjoy – it is exclusive, relaxing and therapeutic. It’s a warm and calming room that up to two people can utilise at one time. Our salt room also includes two individual halo generators to increase the ultimate benefits of negative ions and microscopic salt particles within the salt room space. Hinterland Holistic Health is the biggest Himalayan Salt product distributor in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, we have access to hundreds of different Himalayan salt products. If it’s salt lamps or ancillary products you are looking for we proudly offer these at discounted rates – our priority is to ensure as many people as possible have access to these beautiful products without paying top dollar. hinterlandholistichealth.com.au

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Interview with Medium

CAT EDWARDS Vanessa: How would you describe your spiritual gifts and the way you work with them? Cat: I have the 4 Clairs – Clairaudience and Clairvoyance being my strongest and then Clairsentience and Claircognisance backing that up. I am a Medium and trained in Evidential Mediumship, however Spirit tends to send me people who want a specific Mediumship experience. So I tend to channel messages from Spirit guides and I specialise in Life Direction Readings. I use numerology and I love my Angel and Animal cards. I get truth shivers a lot during readings. I am the facilitator of the message; I am always in humble service to The Great Spirit. Vanessa: What would you say to someone who feels lost, scared and alone? Cat: We all go through times like this. But it’s important to remember that you are loved by a network of people. Sometimes we forget just how far our lives reach and how many we touch. When we feel alone, we don’t remember any of that. So if you feel this way, the place to start is to look within your heart to the love you have for your own life.

Then seek help from someone who you know will listen and care. Do something self-loving and seek the reassurance of friends, even just to say hi. That makes a real difference. Vanessa: What are some of the energetic changes we can expect for November and how can we be aware of and work with these? Cat: November calls for people to be inspired and seek enlightenment to uncover truths. It is a month for quick decisions and there may be some tests and sudden events that require action. Legal issues that are to do with money can be experienced and education and a feeling of inspiration are highlighted too. November brings heightened spiritual and psychic experiences and artistic expression. It can either be a testing and challenging month, filled with intense experiences and wrought with difficulty, or if you think positively, it can be filled with a momentum that makes you achieve more than you maybe have all year. Vanessa: What projects do you have coming up and please describe these briefly? Cat: I am currently touring SEQ with

my show called ‘An Evening of Insights – Connecting you to your Spirit Guides and Angels’ and The ‘Divine Child’ workshop. Both events are designed to open you up to higher spiritual development and grow a stronger bond with your helpers in Spirit. During the week I see clients for readings and spiritual coaching and mentoring. You can find out more about CAT’s availability and where she is seeing clients, as well as her shows and workshops by contacting Craig Harmer at The Healthy Guru, Beerwah. thehealthyguru.com.au

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Fireflies – MESSENGERS from

WORDS RICHARD GILES

A

few years back for Holistic Bliss I wrote a story about my experiences with a friend’s death under the title ‘Good Friends Never Die’. I’d like to tell another story about death – not a depressing one, but a hopeful and inspiring one. We had a daughter-in-law in our family, a beautiful

young enthusiastic nature-loving woman named Pamela (though others called her Pam, I preferred Pamela; more wholeness to it). She was in her early thirties. She had been diagnosed with cancer several years back and with her partner tried, but was unsuccessful in dealing

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with it, even though she used a variety of treatments. It became obvious that we would not see her for much longer and visited her in her last days where she was staying by the seaside in order to be in touch with the nearby ocean. She died in January 2012. The ceremony for her was held here where

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w si th o th w fl d d T ju y

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we live in Crystal Waters in February with some extremely touching and uplifting dedications from her partner, our family and her friends. It finished with a water ceremony and rose petals were released in her memory into the Mary River. A few days after the ceremony and our good-byes, I was going to bed one evening after a late night. Susie my partner had gone to bed. Pamela was heavily involved with Sea Shepherd, the ocean going environment group that protected the whales from Japanese whaling fleets famous for once ramming a whaling ship. She was also very connected to protecting animals and birds of all sorts. I had been wondering that night if it was possible Pamela would make some signal to us of her ongoing connection to the family. Just a hope. I’d walked into our bedroom with only one light left in the house and saw directly above Susie, who was asleep in the bed, a single firefly flying gently around her head. It dove down to her face then up again then down again and I thought – Pamela. Then I thought, no that’s a bit silly, it’s just a firefly, they come here this time of year in summer. Next morning I told Susie and she said – it’s probably a coincidence. Two nights later going to bed I came into

AS A CREATURE OF LIGHT THE FIREFLY IS A SYMBOL OF ILLUMINATION. IT ALSO REPRESENTS GUIDANCE.

our darkened room and there were two fireflies flying around Susie again. They flew together, then apart and remained in the room after I hopped into bed. Okay, I thought, maybe it is a message. Two nights later three fireflies came into our bedroom as I turned out the light. Around they flew until I fell asleep. Too much, I thought, but still just coincidence maybe. A few nights later again I was in my office and several fireflies flew in the open window and settled in the room. Maybe – I thought. The following night in my office as I walked in, before I turned on the light, I counted a total of eight fireflies. Six of them flying about or settling on my desk and the walls and two more outside the window trying to get in. By now, I was convinced it was Pamela signalling that

she was okay and connecting to us. It gave me a sense of deeper connection to her and to the amazing thing that the fireflies carried the message of life going on. I’d like to point out, to put it in balance, that we have fireflies here each year, maybe one or two in the house at most, but never in the 12 years we’ve been here have we ever had such numbers come so often as then. What does the firefly signify? According to animal symbolism websites the meaning of the firefly is of a positive and inspiring message that needs to be internalised and never forgotten. As a creature of light the firefly is a symbol of illumination. It also represents guidance. The natural instinct of any being is to follow the light instead of getting lost in the dark and fireflies light the way. In Japan fireflies are highly revered, and there are firefly festivals. Fireflies have become symbols for conservation and remind us to be more conscious of the way we live and use the Earth. They inspire us to live in a more eco-friendly way. It was fitting they carried Pamela’s presence to us after she’d gone – and gave us their gift of light. Life and death are separated by just a thin line. RICHARD is a Feng Shui practitioner and Astrologer. Contact him on ricgiles@powerup.com.au

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Interview with Kelly Kingston and Donna Leigh

Mums with a

F

ilm is a powerful medium to evoke change and when you have a group of like-minded souls gather to watch a brand new conscious documentary, discuss their ideas, whilst sharing some beautiful healthy organic food from local suppliers/cafes, the energy created on an individual, group and community level is explosive! Welcome to the vision behind the ‘Inspired Living Events’! Kelly Kingston and Donna Leigh are two passionate, talented mums on a mission, not just to share the ‘Inspired Living Events’ (ILE) but to create dynamic change on the planet, and leave our children with a beautiful legacy. “It’s always been about the bigger picture for us,” said Kelly, Founder and Director of OnePurse OnePlanet Ltd and she explained part of the proceeds from the film nights go to the registered charity to assist families to reach equality. They would like more children to have access to holistic play-based learning resources globally and desire to find a way to bring assistance to children all around the

HEART-BASED MISSION world whom are without shelter, clean water, food, clothes and told they are loved. So these film nights are way more than just ‘going to see a documentary’. Kelly and Donna knew they were going to work together somehow when they met at the Nexus Conference last year. When they both recently discovered ILE was for sale, it awakened something deep within them. Things unfolded quickly with Kelly announcing last month she is the new custodian of the ‘ILE’ with Donna working with her as the Co-Project Director. After being in the wellness industry for twentyfive years and with her success up in Townsville with creating sell-out movie events, Donna being on board as director of ILE, was not negotiable. The Universe stepped in and the changeover took place effortlessly and doors have started to fly open. Kelly and Donna are women whom are on the same vibration and work with synergy; they know how to put their ideas into action and make magic happen. Both have gone through

challenging times and awakened to have a strong connection with themselves and allow spirit/universe to guide them to empower and inspire others. Donna said, “It’s amazing when people have an ‘aha’ moment after watching a film and then you watch them action things and create change in their lives.” They would also like to listen to the needs of the people who come along to the movie events and out of that, create workshops and retreats to further accelerate people’s journeys. ILE will be offering their exciting events on the Sunshine Coast, Brisbane and the Gold Coast in the coming months and then expand to every capital city by the end of next year. There has also been interest from the US and NZ and so we are all keen to see how these events will continue to grow and take on a life of their own! inspiredlivingevents.com

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Infinite Connection The

Events that Inspire the Body, Mind & Spirit www.theinfiniteconnection.com.au

Phone Cameron 0414 714 948

CARRARA Infinite Connection Gathering

TALLEBUDGERA/ BURLEIGH Infinite Connection Gathering

Saturday, November 5 6.30pm-9pm

Saturday, November 26 6.30pm-9pm

Light Language vocals accompanied by the Healing Harp with Vanessa Bytheway & Kim Kirkman plus Classical Violinist Frank Fodor.

Lulu and Mischka sharing their beautiful music and Psychic, Medium and Healing Readings with Elizabeth Joy, Sarah Neil and Lyza Saint Ambrosena.

Sacred Women’s Events

The Developing Man with Cameron Monley

with Lyza Saint Ambrosena Gathering Heart-Centred Women to Re-Awaken, Nurture and Inspire each other.

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Channelling Divine Guidance Lyza Channels healing energy through her heart, hands and words for those attending. WHERE: Gold Coast, Sunday, November 27, 2016 – 10am-1pm Bring lunch to share

Sacred Women’s Circle WHERE: Gold Coast, Regular Gatherings

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ARE YOU TRYING HARD TO

ACHIEVE

self-love?

WORDS RACHEL MEYERS, Transformational Coach

T

he path to self-love seems to be the common thread that binds all of us, as we embark on our own individual life journeys. Whether it is our endless reading of self-help books, daily positive affirmations, the quest for inspirational quotes on social media, the countless workshops, courses and lectures we attend, we are always striving to fix ourselves to a point where finally we feel deserving of our own self-love. Still we never quite get there. My path to self-love chose me and it came in the form of a traumatic injury to my right eye, where I was blinded and disfigured from a stone hitting my eye at the age of four. I remember so vividly as a young teenage girl looking in the mirror only seeing ugliness reflected back. I thought that no one would ever love me, that I would never

feel pretty, that I would never be able to walk into a room without the fear of people staring. I played the ‘why me’ card pretty hard and I developed deep self-loathing, and a fear that I would never ever be good enough. So I made a decision, I would try so hard to fix myself, I would work on myself every day, to find a way to be able to love myself. I became a seeker. I read as many books as I could, I studied, I did cleansing rituals, I had many different healings, I tried so hard; still I could never drown out the voice in my head, that told me to try harder. Then I realised, you cannot get to self-love by trying hard! By constantly seeing what needs to be fixed, you always see yourself as broken, this is not true self-love. Self-love is not the pursuit of perfection. It has been during my time working

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as a transformational coach, that I have realised it is often the most spiritually aware people who are the hardest on themselves. We know too much! We think because we have spent years on the path to self-discovery and selfmastery, somehow we should have life all figured out. We judge ourselves so harshly, our inner critic is always on, we are clearing old belief patterns and analysing our actions for a way we could have done it better! Self-love is not like a degree from university, where once you have it, it is there forever. No, self-love is the gift you give yourself daily, when you realise, you don’t have to be fixed, you are not broken, you just have to know that every day you are giving it your best shot, just being you, and that, right there, is love. rachelmeyers.com.au

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LIGHTS, CAMERA, health WORDS ANDREW DUDEK

D

uring these amazing times, I catch myself, daily, revelling with awe and inspiration at the miracles of creation around us. Our cosmos. Our Pachamama. All sentient beings. The elements of fire, water, earth and air. The smell of a new born baby! Consciousness, and our ability to manifest unconditional love. From microscopic organisms to majestic kings of the jungle, evidence of love and creation is everywhere to find and extoll. On a personal level, this is my fundamental truth – that love and creativity are intertwined, eternally enmeshed, and incapable of operating in isolation from one another. My love and passion for the performing arts, my own decades long journey as an actor, and collaborative artist in film and theatre, is also another affirmation of this personal truth. When an artist sets foot on a stage, or picks up a musical instrument, or sets a brush to canvas… a mystical alchemical fusion is poised to caress the soul with warmth and wonder. The magical fusion born of this

marriage will transcend all barriers of language, race, politics and culture to impart an unconditional communication to the receiver/observer/witness of the craft. This is the reason a listener, who might not even know a single word of Italian, can be reduced to tears of uncontrollable joy by experiencing just one aria from… a Puccini opera! Since 2009, I have worked collaboratively and as a producer, with literally hundreds of talented brothers and sisters, on an amazing full length feature film, “Ryder Country”, written, produced and shot entirely on the Sunshine Coast. This year, The Noosa International Film Festival (NIFF) honoured and acknowledged “Ryder Country” by officially selecting it as the “Australian Selection” to have its long awaited World Premiere in November – an incredible, historic achievement! Alas, as is sometimes the case in life, and despite the best endeavours of the extraordinary good folk at NIFF to retain “Ryder Country”, the film was withdrawn, for reasons which won’t be discussed in the pages of this noble publication!

However this film, and the amazing journey it represents for everyone involved, will fulfil the purpose for which it was intended – to entertain, and to be shared en masse as a body of creativity (and love) in motion. My journey has aligned with another issue dear to my heart – health and well-being. Got Holistic film making? “Picture” this – a catering facility on set, feeding an entire film crew, only 100% organic produce, filtered water, and simultaneously catering to vegans and vegetarians alike! Thank you for this magnanimous, compassionate gesture shown by Kunara Organic Marketplace at Forest Glen, who donated tens of thousands of dollars of produce, simply for the sake of supporting a bunch of artists dedicated to their craft. That’s love! May this incredible gesture, and countless other acts of kindness on our film set, prove that the beacon of love and creation does indeed shine. Bright, eternal and divine.

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RELATIONSHIPS, PARENTING AND KIDS

LETTING BOYS

be themselves

WITH JEAN SHEEHAN, Principal – Millennium Education

Millennium Children

R

ecently I had a divine STAR child come for a Medical Intuitive session.

I was guided to make a crystal grid with him using all my crystals. It was important for this wise soul to be able to express himself through the crystals for his wellbeing as part of his condition was consistent tonsillitis, allergies to foods and continual colds. His earth body was not able to integrate this harsh 3rd dimensional world and when he expressed his gentle feminine nature he was ‘picked on’ and then became unwell, needing to stay at home with Mum.

according to the masculine aggressive ways, he created tonsillitis. Danny spent 40 minutes creating the crystal grid with me and then decided to lie down in the grid. Star children do not like to be on show so he chose to lay face down – perfect for who is! To allow Danny to absorb the power of the grid, he wanted to lie in it and stay there for as long as he liked which was health enhancing, meaning, he was at one with everything and therefore this was enhancing his immune system. I got a message that I needed to bring my dog in for Danny (whom I have

So by allowing Danny to create the crystal grid and letting him tell me what to do, gifted him empowerment and wellbeing to his immune system. Danny displayed STAR child qualities of being meticulous, procrastinating and intellectualising the crystals all the way. As he spent time with the crystals, he could be himself and therefore his health was at optimum level. However, when he was at school and had to do the activities

SPIRITUAL, PHYSICAL, EMOTIONAL WELL-BEING

Create Your Own Reality

only had for two weeks). I said, “Danny, would you like to meet my dog Zac?” “Yes please,” he said. Zac knew exactly how to behave with this soft, gentle soul and he lay in the crystal grid with Danny. In fact, once Danny left, Zac the dog stayed in the grid asleep for three hours and would not get out! I took photos for Danny so he could see. Danny was over the moon. When we allow boys, teenage boys and young men to be themselves, their mind, body, spirit flourishes and their wellbeing is happy and healthy. This might be in many ways such as allowing them to build sand castles, get dirty in mud pies, riding a bike, baking a cake or even creating crystal grids like Danny did. What can you create for your child today to allow them to be themselves? Thank you Danny and to his Mum for being in my life and gifting my dog Zac a gorgeous crystal grid. For Medical Intuitive courses or to learn about empowering your child contact JEAN SHEEHAN. AbsoluteEmpowerment.com

Crystal

Star

Aqua

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here is a rising interest in the way men like to care for themselves naturally, and it’s clear those who are ready, want their skincare straightforward and easy. No need for a lot of pfaff in the bathroom, no chemical peels or multiple layers of creams. In fact, the more simple and the more natural, the better! Interestingly men’s skin is significantly different to women’s. The fact men can grow a beard is one obvious difference but we also know that due to testosterone levels, men’s skin is approximately 25% thicker than women’s. The texture of skin on a man is rougher and the composition of sebum production is greater in men after puberty than women. Men have more lactic acid in their sweat, which accounts for a lower pH compared to women. And maybe the fact they tend to sweat more than women also serves their looks as their skin appears generally more hydrated than women. This can be a huge plus given men have not always been known to apply hydrating serums or facial moisturisers!

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CLEANSING – which is just a fancy word for washing – is a wonderful way to clear both the skin and the mind especially when adding essential oils. A good chemicalfree, milky cleanser will help ensure the razor has a clean shaving surface to avoid ingrown hairs and shaving rash. Add a drop of lavender or sandalwood for regenerating and soothing effects on the skin.

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BEARD CARE – just like the hair on the head needs care so too does the hair on your face, should you choose to grow and maintain a beard. Oiling a beard offers a variety of benefits as it moisturises the skin underneath, it can help tame a beard frizz and it generally smells good! Using 10ml of a base oil like jojoba, sweet almond or warm coconut oil and then adding two drops of each essential oil like cedarwood, orange and peppermint can make an excellent smoothing and nourishing beard oil which can be applied morning and night.

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NATURAL ANIMAL CARE

The animal wisdom of whales WORDS MAHDI MASON

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ll animals have something unique and insightful to teach us. Each have mastered particular aspects of life which help them to thrive in the wild. These qualities can be beneficial to us as humans also, and we can call upon the wisdom of the animals whenever we need help with those particular aspects of our lives. With the recent mass migration to the Antarctic, whale sightings have been prominent along the entire east coast of Australia of late. The whale is the master of expression. They teach us to express ourselves completely and unapologetically. Whales are able to communicate over significant distances with their other worldly pitches and tones. Their songs pierce the density of the deep blue ocean and provide reassurance and calmness to all in range. They communicate with each other regularly as a means of being social, creative and loving, rather than simply out of necessity. Whales encourage us to sound our unique voice, loud and clear. A whale’s song is like no other creature on earth, and they are alluring, enchanting and

powerful. The magic of a whale’s call should act as a reminder of the beauty we can all create when we free ourselves from self-limitation and express without restriction. These majestic creatures also demonstrate how to communicate without aggression. They calmly sing their tune and then allow silence and

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1. Lavender essential oil Wash your dog thoroughly and towel dry. Apply a few drops of lavender essential oil to the base of the tail and another at the neck. 2. Brewer’s yeast Add a small Brewer’s yeast tablet to your dog’s food. Check with your veterinarian for the proper dosages depending on weight. 3. Apple cider vinegar A spoonful of this stuff added to your dog’s water makes their skin more acidic and not-at-all tasty to fleas. 4. Lemon spray repellent Cut a lemon into quarters, cover with boiling water and let it steep overnight. In the morning, spray all over your dog, especially behind the ears and around the head generally (be careful of his eyes), around the base of the tail, and under your dog’s legs. Cinnamon, lemongrass, sesame oil and castor oil blended with water has been used effectively. 5. Treat your carpets with a special antiflea remedy, usually diatomaceous earth

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