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How to DETOX naturally…..

A happy life = a healthy life.

Maybe you go to the gym every day and YOU loooooove your juices.

But healthy living doesn’t stop at the gym, it extends to your kitchen…and the rest of the house.

It’s true!

Having a home that is free of toxic chemicals and harmful toxins is one of the best ways to rock your health.

So how do you take your home from danger zone to super clean?

Switch to a diffuser with essential oils instead of air fresheners or harmful fragrances if you like a nice-smelling house.

Filter your H20 so it’s free of contaminants.

Get rid of harmful chemical cleaners that contain chemicals like chlorine and bleach…and switch to green products.

Just making these few simple changes can transform your home and your health!

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Here’s to a happy and healthy home.

XO,

Julie

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PRACTICAL MINDFULNESS FOR BUSY PEOPLE

DAY 1

ASSEMBLE YOUR LIFE GARDEN.

Today I want you to look at life through the filter of a natural metaphor.

Imagine your life is a garden. You have limited water 💦 and need to leave space for each plant 🌱 to flourish. Some may be bigger and more important to you than others. Some you may not even like but you are obliged to keep them there.

Think what’s important to you.

What would make in into your LIFE GARDEN?

Family?

Career?

Health?

Relationships?

Music?

What’s important in your life?

List these items and then imagine how much energy need to go into the sustained growth of each.

Think of your energy as the water 💦 you need to nourish and grow each plant.

It comes in the currency of time, effort, willpower, and attention.

If you were to adequately nourish each plant, what would it take?

Some may require more time and energy than others. Make an allowance for that.

New cars 🚘 cost money 💰. If you want one, you’ll either need to make more (which means more water in the career area) or takeaway some funds from your family or elsewhere.

Take a cold hard look at what you say you VALUE and then reconcile that against how much water (time, energy, attention, money, focus) you have to keep that plant alive.

Can you manage to keep certain plants alive while directing the flow of water to certain others for the time being?

Get realistic about how many plants you need to water and cultivate. You have room for 5 – 10 plants 🌱 and that’s it.

Guard against any new ones that may be introduced into your garden, and pull up the ones that are sucking valuable resources away from your most important plants. Consider these as WEEDS.

It takes time and focus, and dedication, but it is critically important.

By saying YES to something new, you’re effectively saying no to your existing plants. You’ll find yourself watering newcomer weeds and diverting away from plants you’ve deemed important in your life.

Does this sound familiar?

This practice will help you grow more MINDFUL.

It’s important to set a LIFE GARDEN and then use it as a filter to see if new plants can root.

Does something fall within the domain of an existing plant?

If so, how much water 💦 will it pull from others?

Can you afford the shift? Is it a completely new plant?

Where will you draw the water from to make room for It?

Is this the best use of your resources? Be Honest.

The practice used here is QIQONG

QIQGONG means energy work ( Qi = energy and GONG = work)

It’s the cultivation of ones personal energy through yogic practice.

The actual term GONG is used to describe your practice here.

Over time with qigong and meditation 🧘‍♀️, you’ll have acccess to more ENERGY, PERSONAL POWER and CLARITY.

Using the life garden metaphor can help you to be honest about how much time and energy you have to commit to things. This way you don’t overcommit, and you also simultaneously avoid the stress and regret that come with not getting things done.

When we align our goals with our plans, we plug into our FOCUS and WILLPOWER to make it work.

I hope you’ve found this interesting.

I’d love to hear your thoughts, and how you’ve got on assembling your life garden.

Much love in 2019

Julie

The Essential Oils Guide for Mums.

How can we replace harmful chemicals with Essential Oils?

Essential Oils can be used in 3 ways.

  • Aromatically – in a diffuser, on your pillow case, sprayed in the room, on your shirt collar or just simply smelt out of the bottle.Topically – placed on pulse points, souls of your feet, or rubbed into muscles, joints or affected body parts
  • Topically – placed on pulse points, souls of your feet, or rubbed into muscles, joints or affected body partsInternally  – in your water, cooking or in
  • Internally  – in your water, cooking or in a empty veggie cap. Please note that all oils are not created equal and it is due to the incredible quality of doTERRA oils that we are able to safely do this.

How to Reduce Stress, Improve Sleep and Increase Energy with Essential Oils

Essential Oils Guide for Mums,

When you are Stressed Use…….

  • Clary Calm. I call this my ‘Crazy Mummy Oil’, it promotes calming but also supports a healthy hormonal balance. It gets rolled on my pulse points and belly during ‘that time of the month’  and at the first sign of a stressful situation. Which could be just trying to get the kids out the door to school in the morning.
  • Lavender. Lavender is the swiss army knife of Oils and is great for calming when used aromatically and topically.
  • Citrus Oils. Citrus Oils such as Lemon, Wild Orange and Bergamot are incredible to diffuse in the room to lesson heightened tension.

To Improve Sleep Use…….

  • Lavender. Diffused in the room, or massaged into the soles of feet and within minutes you will be feeling calmer and preparing your body for a restful state.
  • Lavender Peace. Lavender Peace is a gorgeous blend of grounding oils (Lavender, Cedarwood, Ho Woo, Vetiver, Ylang Ylang, Roman Chamomile) that helps set a calm tone and relaxes the body.  Can be massaged into the soles of your feet before bed, diffused or I even mix some with water in a little spray bottle and spritz my families pillows before bed. Lavender Peace is also a great replacement for an everyday Pure-fume.

When you want to feel energised try……

  • Peppermint. Peppermint is not only great for headaches, temperature regulation and calming upset tummies, it is also fantastic as an energiser. Diffused with Wild Orange is a morning favourite in our home.
  • Motivate. Motivate is a DōTerra blend containing Peppermint, Coriander, Clementine, Basil, Rosemary and Vanilla. It is my get out of bed and workout blend, the do the things you don’t want to feel like doing initiator!

For Calm Kids…….

  • Peace Oil.  The combinations of the oils in this blends are incredibly powerful to promote feelings of contentment, composure and reassurance when feeling overwhelmed. A perfect tantrum tamer and help to settle a restless child.
  • Lavender Peace. Otherwise known as the Chief Calmer. This is the blend that you can put in the diffuser after your kids bath time and when I am settling into slow down mode before bed. I also put it on in my kids rooms about 30 minutes before they go to bed, to set a calm tone.

To Breathe Easy try…..

Air. A gorgeous combination of Eucalyptus, Tea Tree, Lemon and Peppermint that assists open up airways. Amazing for those who suffer from respiratory concerns but also during seasons of allergies and coughs and colds. This can be diffused in a room or bedroom overnight, as well as rubbed diluted on chest and feet. I also love to use Air before a workout or during times of stress when you feel like you need a reminder to breathe.

For Coughs and Colds……

  • Tea Tree. Often referred to as Melaleuca, is a great infection buster. As an anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, decongestant and anti oxidant, it makes for a brilliant antiseptic. Diffuse for aromatic benefits, which helps stop the spread of germs between family members.
  • Oregano, Lemon, Tea Tree, OnGuard, and Frankincense.  This is the famous 5 used in what I loving refer to as a ‘Flu Bomb’. 2 drops of each in an empty veggie cap at the first sign of illness and it will have you sorted out pretty quick. No doctors prescriptions required.

Head tension…….

  • Peppermint. A drop on temples and back of neck and you will feel the tension dissipate. Also a great addition to your protein smoothie and homemade dark chocolate!
  • Past Tense. A roller blend containing Wintergreen, Lavender, Peppermint, Frankincense, Cilantro, Roman Chamomile, Marjoram, Basil and Rosemary. Apply to temples, the forehead, the back of neck and pulse points on wrists. A handy one to keep in your handbag or top drawer at work.

Focus……

InTune.  A roller bottle blend that allows you to sort through the 100 things you think you need to do and focus on ONE! Not only a winner for us as Mum’s but also for your kids, especially around Homework time.

To help reduce bloating and improved digestion…..

Zengest . Our go to for any digestive concerns. From diarrhoea to constipation, gas and bloated feelings. Also a winner after indulging in foods our bodies are perhaps not used to. Can be rolled on (diluted with a carrier oil) on our stomachs, taken in a shot glass with water or sipped on throughout the day in your glass water bottle.

To support Immune Health…….

OnGuard. This baby gets rolled onto the soles of feet at the beginning of each school term, diffused at the first sign of a sniffle or body ache and taken internally when I feel my glands start to get a little swollen and my body is giving me a gentle reminder to slow down.
Oregano. I thought it may have been great just for my Pasta sauce but little did I know that Oregano is nature’s very own Antibiotic. Considered a hot oil, it needs to be used carefully and heavily diluted when used on your skin. But can also be diffused and taken internally via a veggie cap.

Tired Muscles / Joint pain……….

Deep Blue. Deep Blue is an active person’s best friend. Deep blue is my go to for sore muscles and joints. Like most oils I use them as a preventative as much as a treatment, in other words before workouts and after. I have also found it super helpful for period cramping and my aches and pains.

Did you know that the average woman rubs or sprays approximately 750 chemicals on her body every day? 

All of these, contain chemicals and toxins that love to mess with our hormonal balance and body chemistry.

If you’re looking for a toxic free lifestyle then essential oils are the way to go.

To open your own account and get them for the price that I do, at a 25% reduction on retail price.

Go to OPEN YOUR OWN ACCOUNT HERE

Ensure you click join and save.

You get a heap of other benefits too by having your own account. But I can tell you more about that once you’ve joined.

To all you mums out there make 2019 the year you decided to take action on your family’s health.

Julie 🙏

We’re all struggling to find time in our lives.

We’re all struggling to find time ⌛️in our lives, but somehow there’s less and less of it to go around each year.

We’re too TIRED 😴 to think.

We’re too WIRED to focus.

We’re less EFFICIENT than we want to be.

We feel GUILTY about not getting enough time with our loved ones.

Our perception of time is coupled with the epidemic of STRESS in our everyday lives.

What does stress makes us feel like?

It makes us feel like the walls are closing in on us, which doesn’t help us to feel better about the concept of time.

What is time?

Time ⏰ is the CURRENCY of LIFE.

We have only a certain amount of heartbeats 💗 with which to SAVOUR life and really TASTE it.

Our time with our families 👨‍👩‍👦‍👦, loved ones, pets 🐈🐕🐎 and hobbies is PRECIOUS, and we should cherish it.

We trade our time for MONEY 💰.

Although, this money buys us shelter 🏡, food 🥘 holidays ✈️ and college for our children.

We can also squander our money, and it’s as though we never had that time at all.

We develop HEALTH ISSUES when we’re less conscious of time. We then wish we had that time back to make things right.

TIME is all we have, and it’s our most VALUABLE GIFT 🎁 in life.

When we run out of time, well, the game is over. We can look back, but we can’t ever get it back.

We all know that we are feeling starved of time, but what are we actually doing about it? Precious little.

Over the next 90 days I’m going to let you know about some SIMPLE, easy to FOLLOW and PROVEN methods.

My goal is to guide you towards TIME PROSPERITY, which means having the time to accomplish what you DESIRE in life without feeling compressed, stressed 😩, overburdened, or hurried.

So what does TIME PROSPERITY do?

It brings us PEACE ✌️

It brings us BETTER DECISIONS

It brings us BETTER HEALTH

It allows us more FAMILY TIME

It allows realignment of our priorities in a way that helps us bring FULFILLMENT and PURPOSE back into our lives.

If you can CONTROL your relationship with time and achieve time prosperity, you’ll reduce your STRESS, have MORE ENERGY, GAIN more fulfillment, and the result will be to actually get MORE DONE.

How do we achieve time prosperity?

We learn to STOP 🛑 TIME.

Over the next 90 days I will walk you through some ancient spiritual practices and practical life skills that help us stop time by tapping into our innate wisdom, taking control of our calendars, and developing solid boundaries around time commitment.

Think of this as the PRACTICE OF MINDFUL TIME MANAGEMENT.

If you’d like to join me over the next 90 days COMMENCING on Jan 1st 2019.

Ensure you’re following me, or if you’d like to let me know you’re taking part, then drop the word TIME in the comments below, and together we can discuss how we’re finding it has helped us, or in some cases maybe not helped us.

Look forward to you all joining me.

See you Jan 1st….with my first post.

As you Usher in the New Year…..

As you usher in the new year, here is a beautiful reminder to have grace during those messy moments. 

Especially during the holidays, our life can feel a bit messy… 

…and that’s where magic happens.

It’s time to let go of perfection and be okay with the process, especially if it gets messy!

Which oil I’m using this week

doTERRA Frankincense Essential Oilften called the “king of oils,” promoting feelings of peace and overall wellness when used aromatically, while topical and internal uses provide modern health benefits.

Ways to use Frankincense:

  • Rub Frankincense and Lavender on your neck and shoulders to relieve tension and tired muscles. 
  • Add a drop to your moisturiser to reduce the appearance of fine lines and skin pigmentation. (I have personally seen INCREDIBLE results with my own skincare)
  • Diffuse 2 drops of Frankincense with 3 drops Peppermint and Wild Orange to boost your mood and energy instantly.
  • Take one to two drops in a veggie capsule daily to support healthy cellular function.

Essential oil blend I’m using as we head towards the New Year.

New Year Abundance Diffuser Blend

2 drops Frankincense 
2 drops Bergamot 
2 drop Ylang Ylang

Directions: Add essential oils drops to a cold diffuser with water and run for 30 minutes to 1 hour each morning while you are getting ready for a new day and new year. 

Note: This blend is ideal to add to a diffuser to start your morning with positive energy and abundance. You can also add 1 drop of each to your hands and take three deep breathes to instantly boost your mood.

OPEN YOUR OWN WHOLESALE ACCOUNT so you too can receive your oils at the same price I do.

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Have you heard of FLOOM? Essential oil recipe.

Have you heard of FLOOM?

Here’s a little recipe of essential oils which has a dramatic effect on how I have been feeling the last couple of days, due to a virus which has decided to invade my body.

I can’t tell you how much better I’m feeling after just 24 hours of using this particular recipe.

You can make a roller bottle (great for kids and adults alike)

ROLLER BOTTLE/CHILDREN

Mix in 10ml or 15ml roll on bottle

Place essential oils into bottle then fill with a carrier oil

3 Drops Lemon

2 Drops of Frankincense, Oregano, On Guard, Tea Tree

Roll on the bottom of feet morning and night.

ROLLER BOTTLE/ADULT

Mix in 10ml or 15ml roll on bottle

Place essential oils into bottle then fill with a carrier oil

8-10 Drops Lemon

5 Drops of Frankincense, Oregano, On Guard, Tea Tree

Roll on the bottom of feet morning and night.

DIFFUSING? YES!

Fill Diffuser with water

8-10 Drops Lemon

5 Drops of Frankincense, Oregano, On Guard, Melaleuca.

*Oregano essential oil has many traditional and modern uses including being used as a cleansing agent and support healthy digestion and respiratory function. It contains phenolic acids and flavonoids—powerful antioxidants. WARNING – it’s a hot oil so do not use undiluted!

* On Guard : protects against environmental and seasonal threats with essential oils known for their positive effects on the immune system.

*Lemon essential oil has multiple uses and benefits and is mostly known as a powerful aromatic and internal cleanser. It uplifts and balances the mood.

*Melaleuca essential oil is more commonly called Tea Tree oil and has powerful anti-bacterial properties. It is renowned for its cleansing and rejuvenating effect on the skin and it protects against environmental and seasonal threats.

* Frankincense oil (THE KING OF OILS) is considered a tonic, as it benefits all the systems operating in the body, including the digestive, respiratory, nervous and excretory systems. It also aids the absorption of nutrients and strengthens your immune system.

It’s been used for 1000s of years and is one of the gifts Jesus received from the 3 kings. Frankincense oil has been found useful for certain health conditions, such as:

• Occasional joint discomfort — Research by Cardiff University scientists found that frankincense can aid in inhibiting the production of key inflammatory molecules, helping prevent the breakdown of the cartilage tissue that causes these conditions. Supports respiratory health.

• Promotes Oral Health — The antiseptic qualities of this oil can help to maintain healthy teeth and gums.

• Occasional digestive discomfort— Frankincense oil can help speed up the secretion of gastric juices, bile and acids, and help stimulate peristaltic motion to allow food to move properly through your intestines.

• Uterine health — Frankincense oil regulates oestrogen production in women and helps promotes a healthy menstrual cycle and promotes uterine health. It also help regulate the menstrual cycle of premenopausal women.

Good quality essential oils are a healthier option to take rather than “over the counter medications”.

Why?

Because essential oils treat the root cause of the problem, whereas “over the counter medications” only masks the symptoms.

Interested in learning more about these amazing oils, then drop me a message and I can get you started.

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Effects of sleep loss on the Immune system.

SLEEP LOSS AND THE IMMUNE SYSTEM

Recall the last time you had the flu. Miserable, wasn’t it? Runny nose, achy bones, sore throat, heavy cough, and a total lack of energy.

You probably just wanted to curl up in bed and sleep. As well you should.

Your body is trying to sleep itself well. An intimate and bidirectional association exists between your sleep and your immune system.

Sleep fights against infection and sickness by deploying all manner of weaponry within your immune arsenal, cladding you with protection.

When you do fall ill, the immune system actively stimulates the sleep system, demanding more bed rest to help reinforce the war effort.

Reduce sleep for even a single night, and that invisible suit of immune resilience is rudely stripped from your body.

Studies show that less than 5 hours of sleep, 5-6 hours of sleep, 6-7 hours of sleep and 7-8 hours of sleep that there is a clear, linear relationship with infection rate.

The less sleep an individual was getting in the week before facing the active common cold virus, the more likely it was they would be infected and catch a cold. In those sleeping 5 hours on average, the infection rate was almost 50%. In those sleeping 7 hours or more a night in the week prior, the infection rate was just 18%.

Considering that infectious illnesses, such as the common cold, influenza, and pneumonia, are among the leading causes of death in developed countries, doctors and governments would do well to stress the critical importance of sufficient sleep during the flu season.

For more on this subject I heartedly recommend you read a book by Matthew Walker ~ Why we Sleep.

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