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Friday Feels

Friday Feels

There’s nothing better than that Friday afternoon feeling. So grab a glass of wine, your friends and loved ones and set your diffuser up with this divine blend. Let me know what you think!

 

Katische

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citrus trio

Citrus Trio: get in quick

citrus trio

 

doTERRA have release a limited time collection of gorgeous uplifting essential oils: Red Mandarin, Sunny Citrus and Kumquat essential oils.

The set features three 5mL citrus essential oils in a gift box:
Kumquat
Red Mandarin
Sunny Citrus Blend (Blend of Grapefruit, Wild Orange, and Peppermint)

$28.50, 25 PV, 60201640

Limit 2 per account, per household. While supplies last. Order in your virtual office or call customer service at 800.411.8151. Available for U.S. and NFR orders (with the exception of AUS/NZ).

Contact me to set up your account for the first time, or log into your account if you are an existing member and select USA shop.  Please note the price is in $US and is shipped from the USA.

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sensual essential oils

Sensual essential oils

sensual essential oils

Sensual essential oils

The power of aroma to awaken the senses and impact your love life is not just a myth, or a legend. There are clues dotted through books and sacred texts and in the drawings of the Egyptians. Essential oils can be used in massage, pure-fume for sensual dressing and diffuser in your bedroom. You can also sprinkle your sheets. Spices such as cinnamon are used for their ability to “spice things up”. Words and phrases we often use in every day language actually allude to the truth. Spices heat up the body and help stimulate desire. If you look at the synthetic ingredients of commercial perfume you will find that spices are a key fragrance used in cologne for men. Essential oils unlike perfume do not disrupt your endocrine system and are non toxic. Why not give it a go? Contact me to find out which oils I would recommend to make your signature scent.

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Why use sensual essential oils?

We lead busy lives, and one of the side affects of stress, is reduced sexual desire. It’s not just couples who are dating who are and should be interested in the sensual nature of essential oils. Couples who have been married and had children together, need to learn how to spend time intimately together again. I find aromatherapy to be more discreet and less invasive and potentially embarrassing for a couple than say introducing sex toys or lingerie when a lull in the marriage produces reduced sexual intimacy and a feeling of being “flatmates” rather than lovers.

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Black Pepper

sensual essential oils

Black pepper is a wonderful essential oil to use to help us take of the masks that society has taught us to wear. We are born free of cares and worries, but as we are “domesticated” into life, we are taught what is wrong and right and how to act, what to dream for and to expect in life. Black pepper allows us to stop and show our true selves. We need not mask our true personality or undesirable characteristics and body flaws. It teaches us that we can be loved and accepted for who we really are.

 

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Rosemary for remembrance

Rosemary for remembrance

remembrance

Rosemary for remembrance: Rosemary is a herb with great symbolism and significance depending on who you are – it is a symbol of the Anzacs, the name of my Aunty and great Aunty, the herb we placed with photos on my Croatian grandfather’s grave that went into the earth with him, a beautiful plant in my mother’ garden and the quintessential herb for Aussie lamb.

It’s aroma means different things to different people, but above all it is an aroma which invokes memories. For me, the reminder of the Anzac long weekend makes me think of my mate Amanda and the sorrow she must feel with all her fallen comrades, and the birthday of an ill friend Julie. It’s also the birthday on the 23rd of my Aunty Joy and my cousin Kim. And then the memory that most years I am able to forget- the memory of my wedding weekend.

Lest we forget how bittersweet life is, that life is for service above self, and that through aroma we can unlock and create memories to behold for the future.

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Pamper and Nourish yourself this weekend

Pamper and Nourish

If you live in Brisbane, then this weekend is your opportunity to be pampered, and to nourish your skin. I’m “treating” six people on Saturday and 6 people on Sunday with complimentary Spa pampering sessions. We’ll be using amazing essential oil based skin care and spa products to cleanse your skin, give it a gorgeous mud mask, exfoliate your arms and then smooth them with body butter and lastly a hand massage.

If this sounds divine to you, then book your place here.

 

pamper and nourish

 

If you’ve already got plans this weekend, but would like to host a session for your gorgeous friends and family, then you can do so online.

Book now 

Information about the products I will be using can be found below:

doTERRA Spa Hand & Body Lotion

Moisturizes hands and body with its lightweight, all natural, and absorbent formula, giving the skin a soft and smooth feel.

Key Ingredients:

  • Sunflower and macadamia seed oils are known for their exceptional moisturizing properties and ability to retain moisture in the skin
  • Easily blends with your favorite essential oil for a customized aromatic experience

doTERRA Spa Citrus Bliss Hand Lotion

Awakens senses with the uplifting aroma of the Citrus Bliss®essential oil blend and provides hydration through seed oils and nourishing botanicals.

Key Ingredients:

  • The Citrus Bliss essential oil blend’s refreshing aroma is energizing and uplifting
  • Sunflower and macadamia seed oils are known for their exceptional moisturizing properties and ability to retain moisture in the skin

doTERRA Spa Lip Balm (Herbal, Tropical, Original)

Provides extra moisture to lips with a natural formula containing plant oils, botanicals, and essential oils that will soothe and hydrate throughout the day.

Key Ingredients:

  • Each lip balm contains a select blend of essential oils that provides a unique sensory experience
  • Moringa oil is an emollient that helps improve how the lips look and feel
  • Avocado oil provides hydration, essential fatty acids, and softening to keep lips looking healthy
dating confidence

Need a little dating confidence?

Need a little dating confidence?

Dating after divorce is both daunting and exciting. Unless you were born a supermodel we all could probably do with a little dating confidence. For many the prospect of getting naked with someone is overwhelming because they spent the last 5, 10 or 20 years with one person. For women who have given birth, there are new  scars and marks to their body.

If I could offer myself some advice six years ago it would be- you are skinner and sexier than you think, and no one in the heat of the moment is looking at your faults. So stop obsessing about it. I would also remind myself, that other divorcees are also used to being with someone who is changed as a result of childbirth and life, so there is nothing that they haven’t seen before.

Here are a couple of essential oils I have used to help me with body  and dating confidence:

Patchouli is a great grounding and calming essential oil to diffuse. I love to use it when I am feeling a little scatty, and at night with other wood based oils like Frankincense and Cedarwood. It’s wonderful diluted with fractionated coconut oil or your favourite body butter or cream and massaged into those areas you have confidence issues with. You need to look at yourself with rose tinted glasses rather than with a magnifying glass. If you are going to hide under the sheets and turn the lights off, it will be a big turn off, not turn on in a new relationship.  Men and women alike are inspired and turned on by body confidence.

The additional bonus of using Patchouli is that it is an oil which is fabulous for fine lines and wrinkles. I am a huge fan of V necked dresses and tops, and as a result this area of my skin has aged faster from sun exposure. I love to rub in patchouli with fractionated coconut oil into this area of my body.

 

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Trusting again

Your heart has already been broken, so why should you trust that it won’t be broken again? Well, if you don’t try, you will never find out, and you will miss out on the wonderful experiences and relationships that you could experience. It would be folly to think that the first person you meet is going to be the next Mr or Mrs Right. Who wants that anyway? You want to take your time to figure out what you are looking for in a relationship this time around.

In the meantime, you can use Geranium essential oil, on your heart, to help with trust and to heal the emotional wounds. This is a very sweet smelling essential oil, which I have come to love, and I like to diffuse it and wear it as a pure-fume.

 

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If you would like to purchase these oils, contact me or click to shop now.

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Dating after divorce

Dating after divorce

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How soon is too soon to start dating after divorce? The answer to this is both simple and complex. It is also highly individual. Before you start dating, you must process your emotions surrounding the dissolution of your previous relationship. Or to put it simply, don’t just fuck someone for revenge.
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Only you can tell when the time is right, and like most of us, you will think you are ready, when you are not. The best thing you can do is take some time to be alone, to grieve, to rebuild your strength and courage and self identity and to enjoy being by yourself. In short, learn to love yourself first, before you date again.

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If you run into the arms of another lover you risk making the same mistakes. You also risk starting a relationship based on that person’s ability to “fix” you.

There are times when we are propelled into dating, to help with a physical urge to feel wanted and needed, and to fill a sexual hole. It’s understandable, but it’s also empty sex. Devoid of love and meaning.

The most important thing is to be kind to yourself.  You will stuff up, but date by date, you will learn a little more about yourself, about the qualities that you do and don’t want this time, and you will learn what you heart can bear, and what it desires.

I started dating about a year after my divorce. Or should I say tried to date. It was not successful, as I was hurt and angry and propelled this onto prospective dates. This inevitably resulted in some now funny, dating disasters. I needed three years alone to face the dating world again.

How has your dating experience been post separation and divorce?

Manuka Essential Oil

Manuka Essential Oil

Manuka Essential Oil

Everyone knows about the healing powers of Manuka honey right? So what’s the fuss about Manuka Essential Oil? Let me put it this way. The essential oil takes the healing properties of the Manuka plant and provides it directly to you. A bee is involved in first consuming the nectar of the Manuka plant, then creating honey, then the beekeeper has to get the honey from the hive, then you get to eat it. Both are intricate and time consuming but distilling the actual essence from the plant is the most direct, and potent way to get the healing benefits of the plant.

 

Manuka Essential Oil

 

Revered by the Maori people for its many restorative properties, Manuka has been used for centuries in New Zealand for a variety of traditional health applications. dōTERRA’s New Zealand Manuka essential oil™ is a pure steam distillation of the potent aromatic compounds found in the flowers, leaves and stems of the Manuka tree. Manuka essential oil has a rich, spicy, herbaceous fragrance that can makes it ideal to use for massage and deep meditation. Manuka essential oil can also be diffused aromatically to help cleanse and freshen the air.

 

More information about Manuka Essential Oil, and blends

The gorgeous Vanessa Jean, recorded this today.

 

 

Manuka

 

Please don’t delay. This essential oil will sell out today as a part of the Anzac pack.  Contact me or shop now!

SKU 60202171 Wholesale AUD $110 77PV.

This is a Limited Time Offer, and there is a limit of 2 per account. This Special offer is only available through our Melbourne Warehouse and is not available from Will Call.

 

 

 

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Anger after divorce

Angry?

Angry.  This morning I lost my temper after receiving a text message from my ex husband. The circumstances are not what is important, however, what surprised me, was that after 6 years, I am still emotionally triggered by certain things that he does. And today, was a storm in a tea-cup. I was ready with the blame and the frustration and the anger, and for once, it was not water off a duck’s back. That’s life isn’t it. Feelings creep up on you, and unresolved they explode, if you are not mindful of them.

Often in the middle of a disturbing emotion, we lose sense of perspective and objectivity. Anger is a message that one of our fundamental values has been compromised, and it insults and irritates us. The extent to which it does, sometimes correlates to the extent of our anger. Other times, its a lack of sleep, distraction and misinterpretation, and those stories we have in our head.  You know the ones that go like this.

I can’t believe he said that!

What does he think I am?

How selfish!

expletive expletive

It’s his son for xxx sake.

What a stingy bastard.

 

Now the above may or may not be true, but it is also possible that what was said, was simply interpreted in your mind according to your perspective, and isn’t what they meant at all. A good test is to show or explain to an impartial person and if they say, no, I don’t think they meant that, then it is highly likely that you overreacted. Don’t shame yourself over it. Just learn from the experience.

There is nothing wrong with anger as an emotion, and repressing it serves no purpose other than to create mental and physical disharmony. However, we need to find ways to become mindful of our anger as it rises, so that we can find ways to express it and then move forward.

For me, if I can be mindful enough to access my essential oils, I can calm down fast enough to change my perspective, get a little space and not overreact.

Next month on my order I’m getting Cardamom essential oil, how about you?

 

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For further information about navigating emotions like anger after a divorce, please visit this page, which includes examples of blends you can use to help you with anger and other turbulent emotions.

 

gut health

Gut Heath Reboot Program

Gut Health Reboot Program

The best foundation for mental health and for weight loss or stabilisation is with a healthy gut. I recently tried this doTERRA program and loved it. The only changes I made to my diet were to eliminate caffeine and alcohol. I felt much better, craved less sweet foods and noticed immediately how much of an emotional eater I really am. I noticed how I use wine to calm me and also tea and coffee and sweet food when I am craving mental stimulation (ie bored at work).

Whilst undergoing this 30 day program I used Patchouli in the diffuser and also used it as my body lotion (in coconut oil). Patchouli is the oil of self acceptance.  Zendocrine is best taken in capsule form, but also available as a liquid essential oil. It is really gorgeous in the diffuser, and I found that overall the unexpected bonus of this program was that it helped me build boundaries and cleanse toxic people from my life. They literally opted out, and to be honest, I felt relieved.

My business partners are running a Gut Health Reboot Program.

We are so excited to be offering a 2 month supported journey to reboot your gut health. We offer you a journey with a month of preparations and a month of “gut cleansing” infused with a whole lot of heart, soul and love.

http://bit.ly/GutHealthRebootTicket
(Note- Early bird ticket price throughout April 2017)

We are committed to YOU getting the right results for YOU.
We understand this journey is not just about taking things out of your diet and taking a few supplements. It’s so much more than that. This is an emotional and practical lifestyle journey too.

That is why we have combined forces between the three of us –

// Psychologist & Emotional Coach – Lisa Coulson,

// Holistic Nutritionist & Wellness Coach – Vanessa Vickery and

// Mind-set Coach (with a science background) – Chantal Roelofs

to provide you with holistic and practical health and lifestyle and support resources.

 

Why go through a Gut Health Reboot and Reduce Toxic Load ?

Good lifestyle habits and proactive health care have significant influence on our physical and psychological well-being. To achieve an even greater sense of wellbeing and more energy – we can minimise toxic load and adapt to more conscious ways of living in honouring our body and our health.

Toxins are everywhere in our environment…and reducing the toxic load on the body is a lifelong affair. A “toxin” is any substance that causes excess stress to the body – and we come in contact with them everyday. That is why a regular gut cleanse is a good idea.

doTERRA’s gut cleanse consists of a series of innovative products that work with your inherent cleansing processes, when combined with a healthy diet, the renewing cleanse works to maximize the health and efficiency of your vital cleansing organs so that you can minimize toxic load naturally and maintain the results long-term.

What will you get in this program?
– Information and access to support within a Facebook Community
– Weekly interactive webinars during May and June with a different focus each week
– Online Cooking Classes (and in person in Brisbane with a small fee)
– A “Toolkit” which will be posted to you including a recipe booklet, journal with weekly prompts and fridge magnet of the protocol (Mailed to your address)

Your investment:
// Your commitment, energy and ability to show up for yourself
// A Cleanse and Restore Kit through your dōTERRA account (contact me if you don’t have an account)
// And ONLY $33 for our program (Yes – ridiculously low cost to make this accessible to all – this is the Early Bird Ticket Price Throughout April).

Want to join us: GO TO http://bit.ly/GutHealthRebootTicket

To take part what you will need to purchase through your dōTERRA Wholesale Account (or talk to me or the person who introduced you to this Gut Health Reboot Program to get access to a wholesale account and to these products):

The Gut Cleanse Kit you need to purchase:
// Life long Vitality Pack Trio
// Terrazyme®
// Zendocrine®
// GX Assist®
// PB Assist®
// Lemon Oil and/ or Smart and Sassy Oil Blend

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. Please contact your health professional if you have health issues or concerns before entering a gut cleanse protocol.

For further information about the cleanse visit this page.