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Essentail Oils....what's all the fuss?

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Essentail Oils....what's all the fuss?

Late last year a friend of mine came to visit from the US. She had briefly spoken of bringing with her some oils she wanted to show me. Intrigued, I listened with some skepticism (as a traditionally trained nurse who relied heavily on medications for headaches, and most other ailments for that matter!) as she spoke of the various uses and benefits her and others have seen from using doTERRA essential oils. I'm not sure why it was such a foreign concept to me because if I think back to my own childhood, we would often use tea tree oil...

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Tips to stay on track of your health this winter

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Tips to stay on track of your health this winter

Winter is here, the season of cold weather and shorter days that is no one’s friend when it comes to living a healthy happy lifestyle. It does not have to be this way though, your health doesn’t have to be compromised due to the cold weather, there are plenty of tips out there that can help you avoid those winter blues. Keep on reading to find out some of my favourite tips I practice over winter. Meal prep: No matter what season it is committing to a healthier lifestyle requires time and effort, so my first tip for you is...

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How to pack a Litter Free Lunch Box

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How to pack a Litter Free Lunch Box

After an recent incident with a friends child and a toffee lollie, I was reminded of how children's behaviour is so dramatically affected by the food they eat (sugar, processed ingredients and preservatives). Her child was literally bouncing off the walls minutes after eating that single sweet, and then irrationally upset when he couldn't have any more, very out of character. It's well known that food can influence a childs energy levels, concentration, mood, quality of sleep and more. There are many 'healthy' lunch foods available today that are disguised by food companies as nourishing for children, but which are...

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A great morning routine

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A great morning routine

7 EЅЅЕNTІАLЅ ОF A GRЕАT MОRNІNG RОUTІNЕ - GUEST POST Although my own morning routine involves more caffeine and a little less stillness, I liked this article written by guest blogger Joe Cole. I am not perfect and aspire to incorporate more intention and gentle movement each morning, and less laptop screen and email checking! Hope you are as inspired as I was, enjoy.   Nicky   "With the kids going back to school soon, it's timely to think about how best to position yourself for health, happiness and productivity each day. Dеvеlоріng a mоrnіng rоutіnе thаt will boost уоur...

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The Truth About Sugar. How to get off the crazy sugar cycle

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The Truth About Sugar. How to get off the crazy sugar cycle

The Truth About Sugar How to get off the crazy sugar cycle You'd have to be living under a rock to have missed the newest research suggesting that sugar, not fat, is the main culprit for the global obesity epidemic and for the increase in lifestyle related diseases such as diabetes and heart disease (Boseley, 2016). These things are obviously always going to be incredibly multi-factorial, but if there's any truth to the alarming amount of new research coming out, we owe it to ourselves to rectify our own sugar addiction (if you have one!? but be brutally honest with...

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