What I want to touch on was personal development and what it really is.
Its a word that is bandied about quite a bit but most people don’t take it too seriously and they discount it as not being important in our lives.
I want to debunk that theory.
If you ask me, learning about yourself is the most important thing you can do, in fact I would argue that it is a big part of why we are here on this earth living this life.
Personal development is about learning how to go within, what is within, how to change what is within and THEN creating change in our external realities.
The truth is, we all carry a crap load of baggage. We pick up pieces throughout our live from the moment we are born and if we don’t take the time to clean out our internal worlds, by the time we are adults we are carrying a crazy load and our true, beautiful selves are buried way beneath, forgotten, battered and bruised.
A personal development practice allows you to release old baggage. It allows...
When I first learned how to bake I would scour recipe books (because google wasn’t a thing back then) looking for complicated recipes. I was looking for something with many steps and with lots of ingredients. Why?.... Because I thought that if it involved many steps and ingredients and was difficult to do then it would be ‘better.’
I quickly learned that some of the best recipes were the simple 5 ingredients all in one pot type. Never-the-less, it took me many more years (a decade or so) to come to the understanding that the simplicity-in-the-kitchen-creates-beautiful-food rule, translates to life generally.
I cannot tell you how many times I have disregarded something due to its simplicity, making the assumption that simple means non-effective. This belief could not be farther from the truth. In fact there is mountains of research showing that the small simple things in life are often the ones that have the greatest impact.
Perhaps one of the most simple gifts...
I am immersed in study and personal growth. Each day I begin with my breathwork practice and this is followed by hours of learning, reflection, creativity and writing as I continue my Creative Therapies training. This work is deep and it both fulfills and challenges me on levels I have not entered before. And then in between my dives into the depths of consciousness, I come up for air to be Mum, Wife, Friend, Mover and Entrepreneur, to name just a few of the roles and labels I both willingly and unwillingly take on.
Sometimes I think it is like a boiling pot with ingredients that perhaps don’t match and yet when they all are mixed together and in balanced quantities it creates a sweet taste that feels divinely perfect to me.
Each ingredient, each label in my life has an impact on my experience of life as a whole. Sometimes it is a negative impact, making the taste slightly bitter, but as I said before, when this is balanced it can highlight the sweetness, improving the...
Check out the video above to learn how to journal.
Learn how to journal easily. Anyone can learn journaling for personal insight and self development. You just need to know a few simple guidelines.
Journaling can be a source of anxiety for a lot of people in the beginning and I really want to reassure you that whatever does or does not come out, is absolutely perfect.
As you progress in your regular practice you will learn to go deeper into your journaling practice where you can interpret different symbolism that may arise in words or through scribbles or drawings.
You will also learn to release expectation and when this occurs your subconscious will begin to communicate with you in a much more direct manner.
If you are not enjoying the practice of journaling, it is most likely because it is new. When we first try something and we discover it is not a natural talent for us (99% of things we do fall into this category), it is rarely “fun.” This is why as...
Have you seen the social dilemma?
It's worth watching. And If you haven't seen it yet, its about the insidious psychological influence of social media and how technology is manipulating our behaviour in a significant way.
What was your response to watching it? Did it make you angry? Do you feel helpless?
It's a message that needs spreading and I do not for one minute agree with what these companies are doing BUT I also know that so long as we are playing their game and giving our power away by waiting for them to change in order for us to be safe.... That nothing is going to change.
Let's say we all get grumpy enough that laws are passed and they stop doing what they are doing now - they will just find a sneakier way.
What on earth do we do with this depressing situation then?
The answer is to wake up!
We take the time to development our sense of self awareness so these insidious and manipulative tactics do not work on us.
When we inhale Essential Oils they go directly to our olfactory bulb which relays messages to our limbic system. Our limbic system is the part of the brain that deals with 3 key functions: emotions, memories and arousal. In short, our limbic system has control over hormones, sleep cycles, alertness, positive and negative emotions, memories, movement, thinking, processing, subconscious responses and almost everything in between. So it’s kind of a big deal!
When we inhale Essential Oils they have a direct impact on our physical bodies as well as mental and emotional wellbeing. Every essential oil has different properties, meaning some are better used for our physical wellbeing and some are better for our emotional wellbeing. Their effectiveness for different uses also depends on how they are blended with each other.
When we work with essential oils in Aromanosis, we choose specific blends or single oils, in line with the change or goal we are wanting to...
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