Is selfcare selfish?

self care- looking after myself

SELF-care is really important and it’s our responsibility to look after our SELF and there is absolutely nothing SELF-ish about doing this. We have 4 bodies. We have an Emotional Body, a Spiritual Body, a Physical Body and a Mental Body and these bodies can require different care at different times. This is a good time to use our inherent intuition and feel into and honor our bodies wants, needs and desires. It doesn’t take much to reboot our bodies but ignoring the signals for too long can lead to ill health and exhaustion in our whole body. When my … Continue reading

Gratitude

Just a few weeks ago I was brushing my teeth and I felt very grateful that I am able to clean my teeth, every day, in clean running water in the privacy of my own bathroom. I began to think that this simple thing that I take for granted would be a luxury for some. People in war torn countries, refugees and homeless people right here on the streets in my city, might not be able to clean their teeth every day. This basic task, that I have taken for granted for so long, got me thinking that there is … Continue reading

The Fine Art of Detachment

Have you ever flicked through a magazine or surfed the TV channels and nothing is grabbing your attention? This is non-identification. Identification is when something grabs your attention, you watch a show for a few minutes and suddenly you are hooked until the end or the graphic or title in the mag strikes a chord and you read the entire article. Social psychology studies show that it takes approximately 30 seconds for someone meeting you for the first time to form an opinion on your character and abilities. “People will love you, people will hate you, and none of it … Continue reading

Tess Godfrey – Naturopath with a difference.

Tell us a little bit about yourself. I am the mother of two gorgeous teens, married for most of my life to my partner Craig, and we live in Bellbowrie, Brisbane with two cats and 4 chooks. I am a Naturopath, Reconnective Healing Practitioner and Diamond Leader with doTERRA International. I am a life-long learner, teacher and explorer of well-beingness, consciousness and happiness. This has led me down the path of natural health and healing and sharing my love with the world.   Do you have a formal meditation practice? My idea of “formal” meditation is to simply sit in … Continue reading

FREEDOM, MINDFULNESS and ALLOWING

What does freedom mean to you? How would you like to be free? I’d like financial freedom, to be mortgage free and not being tied to a bank would be wonderful. While I’m waiting for that to happen I’m happy to be me and be free in this moment, now. Mindfulness and allowing brings enormous personal freedom. Allowing thoughts to come and go, allowing the good and the bad, allowing happiness and sadness, allowing laughter and tears, just allowing. Overthinking all these things trying, in our mind, to control situations and then burying emotions creates our own restraints.  Thoughts, feelings and … Continue reading

Get Yourself Connected

Connect [kuh–nekt]  verb – to join, link, or fasten together; unite or bind. Connection is part of human nature, we are social creatures and that’s why we form groups and live in communities.Being part of a group or community gives us a feeling of support and acceptance and gives us a feeling of belonging. Society has changed enormously and communities have suffered. Gone are the days when neighbours had a regular chat over the fence and shared home grown fruit and veg. It’s not uncommon to have neighbours that you can’t remember their name or you might have never even met them. Ironically living in a high density complex … Continue reading

Interviewing Jon Unal

Tell us a little bit about yourself. I am a registered counsellor and the founder of Conscious Beginnings – Mindfulness & Psychotherapy www.consciousbeginnings.com.au. I work with people struggling with stress, anxiety, trauma, depression, and self-esteem issues. In addition to my psychotherapy private practice, I facilitate a variety of different mindfulness workshops. My passion is to help others to overcome life’s challenges and become the best version of themselves. I currently live in Brisbane with my wife and really enjoy the relaxed vibes here. Prior to Brisbane, we were based in Sydney for 7 years. In 2014, we took 16 months … Continue reading

Dreaming of a good night’s sleep.

    I go to bed physically tired and mentally exhausted but once my head hits the pillow my mind goes into overdrive.This happens at 3 am too and while I refuse to look at a clock, I know if I don’t get back to sleep quickly the alarm will be buzzing. Stress, anxiety, poor health and overstimulation are just a few of the reasons we sleep badly. Keeping a diary or notes in your phone for 10 days or more will help to identify whats disripting or helping your nightly slumber. We all have busy minds with 101 thoughts … Continue reading

SALLY CARSON – LIFE, WORK and MEDITATION

  Tell us a little bit about yourself. Where you live, what you do, do you have a family, a cat, a dog etc? I live in a semi-rural area to the west of Brisbane with my husband, four kids, a dog, four chickens and 2 budgies! I have a home studio from which I run my interior design/decorating and styling business. I have been in business for almost 20 years now and love what I do. It presents me with fantastic opportunities to help people transform their homes and work places. Describe your meditation routine i.e. how long have … Continue reading

MY BEST OILS FOR WINTER ILLS

What is winter in Queensland? In lots of ways winter is very challenging for us. We have a few cold snaps, cold days and nights but overall our nights can be cold but the days are glorious. Clear blue skies with just a wisp of cloud and little to no wind. Saying that we can have a huge range of temperature from a low 3 deg at night to 24 plus in the day. So in comparison to say Melbourne, Queensland winter is pretty mild. Regardless of the temperatures we still suffer from seasonal threats, coughs, colds, bronchitis and the … Continue reading