A comprehensive list of articles about the principles of holistic wellness written by our practitioners.

The Joy of Learning to know Yourself

by Jen Taylor.

What is your life purpose, what will you choose & what may be the benefits?

Who would you want to be remembered as, at the end of your life?

Where would you love to make a difference or contribution?

When could you allow yourself to follow your inner knowing and create more space to shine?

There will be many people, places, things which can seem insignificant but may also be alluring and oh so ready to jump in and take you off your path of wiser knowing.  There are many little ways these events can take you away from what may make your heart alight with joy.

Some situations of being taken off your path could look like this…

One could be an amazing job offer which looks great on paper with the salary you would love.  However, when you take a look a bit further into the details and the values, does this offer really align to what you would love to be doing in your life & feel fulfilling to your inner self?  Instead you may be required to meet constant deadlines and let go of caring for yourself where could be needed.  If you have a feeling of enjoying some kind of service component, there may be the possibility of this being included in your work, or even a hobby which contributes to the planet.

Another example could be where you may have chosen every week that no matter what, you will head to the pub for a drink.  Instead now your body prefers a walk with the dog or down at the beach, with a dinner choice which is more nourishing and energising.  However, your friends are hoping that you’ll be with them and you feel torn, as your heart is saying that it’s not what you really feel to do in this moment.  That possibility of something more fulfilling calling you, can come as a feeling, a quiet whisper to experience something differently.  What will you feel to listen to and choose?

Or there may be something you love to do in your break time - going out and sitting under a tree.  Then just when you head outside, your peers at work or college feel to join you to chat or gossip and your alone time seems like it’s just gone out the window.  Have you pondered the idea that it could be they would also love to sit under the tree and have some stillness?  You could explain that it’s not necessarily a chat time that you’re looking for, however a time where you love to sit and have some relaxation & quietness to re-charge.  Who knows it could be just what they are looking for too!  Instead of feeling frustrated, you may offer to share the invite and see if that’s what they may like to do… of course, you will need to let go of any attachment to how it may turn out as they could choose to leave or stay.

It can take some courage to speak up and kindly explain your preference.  There will also be a trust required that things will be ok and something may work out, when you choose the new change. 

From my own experiences the results can be very freeing & profound.  There becomes so much joy in following your true inner knowing and believing in yourself.  The key is staying in that initial spark & essence of feeling the awareness. 

A Mentor can then assist keeping you on track with practicing your new actions, in consistent small steps from that.

If you enjoyed this article and feel inspired in discovering how to create some change, Jen is offering clinic sessions, classes & workplace facilitation.

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Chinese Wisdom for the Seasons

By Marianne Kornaat.

We probably all have heard that we should try to eat locally and that it is better to eat foods that are in season.  I would like to share a little part of Chinese wisdom that can hopefully help you understand why it is so important to align with the seasons.

The Chinese talk about the five elements and the five seasons, every season is linked to a specific organ and a specific flavour.  The sour flavour is linked to the liver and linked to spring, the bitter flavour is linked to the heart and summer, the pungent taste is linked to the lungs and autumn, and the salty taste is linked to our kidneys and to winter.  The fifth season is the season in between seasons and is linked to earth and our digestive system.  Each flavour specifically supports an organ, so if your liver needs attention it is best addressed in the spring and if your heart is frail or you suffer from depression or nervousness, summer is the time to help care for your heart.  Since we are in summer we will focus on that.

Homeopathic First Aid

by Antoinette Bozanic.

When I started to study naturopathy I had no idea about homeopathy, I had heard of it but really never knew much about it at all.  During my course we were able to choose an elective subject and were provided with homeopathy and massage therapy, my option was to do massage therapy but unfortunately it was based on what everyone else in my class chose as well and the majority had opted for homeopathy.  Initially the lack of knowledge for this modality didn’t really inspire me much but the lecturer I had was a UK trained homeopath and it was into the semester of classes when she started speaking about planetary remedies that suddenly my attention was caught.  Having recently started my own spiritual journey and becoming aware that we were multidimensional beings and everything was energy, hearing suddenly that there were remedies called Sun, Mercury, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Pluto really sparked an interest and after that I couldn’t get enough of homeopathy, so much so that I completed naturopathy and enrolled into a homeopathy course.

Love Meditation

by Jen Taylor.

The thing I enjoy most about meditation isn’t just the practice of creating more stilling of the mind but also the awareness of bringing mindfulness into everyday activities.  In fact my experience of having to sit for some time has been somewhat challenging, many I have spoken with also share this inner conflict.  With a preference for the body and mind to be more active, I have at times felt challenged by the idea of trying to still the mind.  From patience and consistency though, I have found that the benefits are profound and now too have proven scientific results.

Delay Dementia

by Victoria Thomas.

Currently there are a lot of stories and information in the media about dementia. We would like to offer you some clarification.

Welcome to the World of [...]

by Debbie Bates.

My first experience of this profound complementary therapy was in 1999, I was pleasantly surprised as I felt a deep sense of relaxation moving through my body and afterwards, a state of calm as I moved back out into the world.  I was fascinated that points on the feet were connected to different parts of my body and through the session, felt stress falling away from my neck and shoulders.  It was after this session that I decided to undertake a practitioner’s course and while studying, my family and friends benefited as I practiced on them and that helped lessen their stress also - a win/win.

Every Body Loves Bowen

by Jen Taylor.

I meet many clients who come in to find some relief from the pain patterns & injuries which may be interrupting their daily routine.  It is common in our western culture to be used to needing a quick fix to be able to carry on with life.  It seems as a society we are not so keen at accepting the pain and addressing any feelings that may be underneath the pain.  There is such a drive to ignore pain or to reach for some kind of pain relief to be able to carry on with the daily routine.  Certainly, sometimes this is a necessary choice however, pain can be a wonderful signal in the body to help us to look at and address perhaps a wider set of problems.  The body is sending a message to look a bit closer and pay attention, if one chooses. 

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