Day 24 of the Health Advent

Harmony – The oil of Agreement
This is an oil that can bring Harmony and balance back into your life.  A chance to stop beating up on yourself,  allowing the release of hostility that builds up and ridding the body of any fear of being punished.  This oil balances the emotional body and can assist to restore hope.

Emotions Addressed:  agitation, anger, apathy.

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Day 23 of the Health Advent

Frankincense – The oil of Truth and Light
10x Monoterpenes 64-90%, 4x Sesquiterpines 5-10%, 5x Alcohols 2-5%, 1x Sesquiterpenols 0-1%

The last of the great 12 Oils of Ancient Scripture.  Once we can connect again with our spritiual self we can find our true purpose in the world, Frankincense can support us on that journey.  It allows us to be more spiritually rather than ego driven.  This is an oil that has been used and treasured for over 5,000 years to assist us with connection of the body mind and spirit.

Emotions addressed:   Rejection, neglect, confused.

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Day 22 of the Health Advent

Rose of Sharon  Cistus –  The Oil of Tranquility
2x Monoterpenes 42-65%, 3x Alcohols 9-15%, 5x Esters 5-12%, 4x Ketones 5-10%, 

3x Aldehydes 3-6%, 2x Diterpenols 1-2%, 1x Carboxylic Acid 0-1%

This oil can quieten the mind and calm and relax the body.  It can also stimulate the five senses.  Cistus is oxygenating to the brain and a great oil for meditation.

Emotions Addressed:  Unease, disquiet, apprehension.

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Day 21 of the Health Advent

Myrtle – The Oil  of Balance
2x Oxides 31-48%, 3x Monoterpenes 30-45%, 8x Esters 8-22%, 7x Alcohols 5-18%, 

4x Aldehydes 2-5%, 1x Phenols 1-4%, 2x Furanoids 1-3%, 1x Lactones 1-2%

This is an oil that can bring back balance in our lives.  It can free you if the rigidity of holding on to a belief that does not serve you.  It balances the male and female energies by releasing anger and conflict.

Emotions addressed:  Rigidity, pride the need to always be right.

Day 18 of the Health Advent

Myrrh – The Oil of Encouragement
10x Sesquiterpenes 55-75%, 8x Furanoids 20-27%, 3x Ketones 15-20%, 5x Monoterpenes 4-6%, 2x Triterpenes 4-7%, 3x Aldehydes 2-5%, 1x Arenes 2-3%, 3x Carboxylic Acid 1-2%, 2x Phenols 0-2%

Myrrh has been used as a Spiritual oil for over 5,000 years.  Fostering acceptance and trust of our selves.  Nurtuting ourselves and learning to love oneself are the great benefits of applying this oil.

Emotions Addressed:  Disconnection, loathing of self.

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Day 20 of the Health Advent

Hyssop – The Oil of Self
3x Ketones 39-65%, 8x Monoterpenes 20-40%, 3x Sesquiterpenes 3-7%, 

3x Sesquiterpenols 1-5%, 3x Phenols 2-5%, 2x Alcohols 1-2%, 2x Esters 1-3%, 1x Oxides 0-1%

Hyssop is an ancient oil that was mentioned 12 times in the Bible.  It has been used to assist with focus while meditating.  This oil can help those in struggle to re-identify with their true self.  A chance to remove the shackles of trauma, pain and sorrow and to experience happiness and laughter again.  

Emotions addressed:  Pain and anguish.

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Lunch at Heirloom Perth by Pete Evans

For the past few years when my parents ask us what we would like for Christmas we always ask for a lunch or dinner with them. Time with our loved ones is so precious and we just don’t know how many of those fun times we get to enjoy. We always have a good laugh.

This year we went to Heirloom in Perth. The menu has been designed by Pete Evans which gives it a healthier twist. Previously we had gone for breakfast there and it was always delicious. Last time there was little green smoothies, chia pudding, honey comb, of course all of the traditionals, freshly baked loaves of bread.

This time we went for the lunch time special with 3 courses for $45 which is very reasonable. The sizes of the dishes were really good as well. I love the concept that the food has a healthier twist to it and that where possible ingredients are sourced locally. If ingredients are sourced locally this means that often they are more nutritious because the ingredients have not travelled for thousands of kilometers.

I started with the raw lasagna. The flavours were just incredible and it was beautifully presented. Some zucchini sheets had been rolled up, plus there was olives and tomatoes around the actual lasagna. The dish was fairly light which is great as an entree. The first picture shows the raw lasagna.

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As the main I had the Atlantic salmon with a watercress and fennel salad. The salmon was on a nut and pepper sauce and topped with hazelnuts. The watercress added a subtle spice whereas the fennel gave it a slightly sweet finish. The hazelnuts made my tastebuds dance but I am in love with hazelnuts.

For dessert pretty much all of us had the pana cotta with lychee topping. There is no words to describe this dish. The vanilla in the pana cotta and the lychees, like a match made in heaven. Certainly one of those melt in your mouth desserts.

We will certainly be going back. The only thing that I wish they had would be vegan or plant based dishes on the menu. I do not mind a little bit of fish on rare occasions but with my egg allergy it would make things much easier. Maybe in the future.

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Is Your Tank Running Empty?

Health is a very precious topic. Most people don’t appreciate their health until they loose it. All the money in the world will not make you happy if you are seriously sick. Health is like a core need, if you health tank is empty you will not be going very far. Health is like a bank account. You can add to your balance and you can withdraw from your balance. Every time you eat a freshly prepared salad you add to your health bank balance whereas every time you eat fast food you are making a withdrawal from your balance.

There is lots of components that feed into your health. Think of all the areas in your life. Every single area has power over your health. So many people nowadays are not happy with their jobs or are seriously stressed out at work. This can have major implications on your health. What about your family life? Are the friends you are choosing to spend your time with lifting you up or dragging you down? Do you have any hobbies or things that you do that you know exactly make you feel great? All of these examples add to your health bank balance. Most people think that health is only about the food we eat but health is a so much more.

We need to realise that for all that we know we only have this life time on earth and we need to make the choices that we know and feel true. We need to realise that we always have a choice and we can always turn this ship called life around and head towards a destination that will make us feel whole.

Day 17 of the Health Advent

Sandalwood – The Oil of Awareness

2x Sesquiterpenols 66-80%, 2x Sesquiterpenes 5-11%, 1x Sesquiterpenals 1-3%, 1x Carbolic Acid 1-2%

An amazing blend used for meditation. Encourages a sense of very deep relaxation. This oil can awaken the senses, invokes calmness and can rouse your sensuality. Sandalwood can intuitively awaken and initiate the learning of unconditional love.

Emotions addressed: Disconnection from source or higher self.

Day 16 of the Health Advent

Cedarwood – The Oil of Nurturing

4x Sesquiterpenes 55-90%, 3x Sesquiterpenols 20-40%, 4x Sesquiterpenones 14-25%

Cedarwood can help relax and nurture your spirit as well as calm and ease nervous tension. This essential oil can shelter you in those moments of need. A warming and relaxing oil for daily well-being, self-acceptance and love.

Emotions addressed: Nervousness, fear, trepidation.

Unfolding of Self Love

I remember a time where I put everything and everyone else first. I used to work so hard to achieve goals to make others proud rather than connecting with myself. I didn’t even think whether activities brought me joy but rather whether they could get me wealth. I used to spend time with people just because I thought I had to, without realising that I always have a choice. I am not even sure if I ever really knew myself. Perhaps I used all these different projects to mask up the void. Perhaps I bought all these many things to mask the void.

One of the best gifts for me was when I got very sick last year. I can say that now because I can see how precious this journey has been. At times it felt like I was being torn into single pieces. I was forced to slow down whereas I had always been busy doing as much as I could fit into any day. I learned to become quiet and connect with myself by paying attention to my breath. I learned about my values and what lights me up.

I discovered the type of people that bring out the best in me. I started to pay attention again to nature with all its wonders. Nature can have this wonderful balancing effect. There is nothing like a walk with the wind in my hair to blow heavy feelings from my day away. Self love to me is taking the time to give myself exactly what I need. Self love is putting your own needs first. When you know exactly that you are low on sleep it might mean that you give a night out a miss and take care of yourself. When you have had a crazy day and you don’t know what to do next perhaps take a bath and massage some massage oil into your tired body.

Only you will know what you need and how to love yourself more. Self love means not being afraid of the calm or the lack of noise but looking forward to connect with yourself over and over again. When you love yourself you feel whole and you are no longer looking for outside things or people to make you happy. You will only ever be able to truly give unconditional love with all your heart if you have experienced it yourself.

Day 15 of the Health Advent

Spikenard –  The Oil of Piety

7x Sesquiterpenes 36-50%, 5x Monoterpenes 27-45%, 5x Sesquiterpenols 6-11%, 4x Ketones 7-10%, 1x Phenolic Aldehydes 1-2%, 1x Coumarins, 1x Oxides, 1x Carboxylic Acids 0-1%

Rebelling against power and authoritarians can be released with this oil.  A great oil for all emotional release and higher spiritual connection.  Spikenard was used for centuries as an anointing oil and to induce meditation.  Opens the solar plexus and heart chakras.

Emotions addressed:  Agitation, aggression, hostility
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