Holistic Book Club - Essential oils, pain relief and a great waistline.

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I was recently sent three books by Eddison Books on Health and Wellbeing. Now I am a bit of s sceptic because as a Holistic therapist and Former College tutor the books we read were quite detailed clinical type books. Suffice to say it was nearly 20 years ago so I suspect the sophistication of the reader has risen to meet our upgraded HD retinas.

Essential Oils You Can’t Do Without: The Best Aromatherapy Oils for Health, Home and Beauty and How to Use Them by Daniele Festy

The Ketogenic & Hypotoxic Diet: Lose Weight and Improve Health with This Low-Carb, High-Fat, Anti-Inflammatory Plan by Olivia Charlet

Natural Painkillers: Relieve Pain with Natural Remedies and Exercises by Dr Yann Rougier & Marie Borrel

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Natural Painkillers: Relieve Pain with Natural Remedies and Exercises by Dr Yann Rougier & Marie Borrelcan came at the right time because I recently experienced a bad back after another Bereavement (if you have listened to my podcast or read my blog on Grief  then you will know how common it is to experience physical ailments after the death of a loved one). The book is jam-packed with various complementary techniques to use such as Acupressure points to help with pain relief,  Healthy foods to help reduce inflammation and also a good range of Homeopathic and Aromatherapy remedies and recipes to assist you with any complementary programme.

Safety note: For any physical ailment one should always consult their GP or Complementary Health Practitioner ( I consulted my Osteopath for my back).
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Essential Oils You Can’t Do Without: The Best Aromatherapy Oils for Health, Home and Beauty and How to Use Them by Daniele Festy

When I was asked to review this book I thought it would be just another aromatherapy book with great pics, but I was wrong, it is a great book and great as a reference guide.   This easy to use book is full of information that will help you create some great skincare and wellness blends. 6 Essential Oils You Can't Do Without has great references on all the important data that will allow you to start your essential oil journey. Even for existing Aromatherapists and students alike, this book visually clean and informative, for the novice, it will also be a great companion to creating a Healing home because it has over 300 recipes for the home, skin and body. So for my clients and students alike, I will definitely recommend this lovely book.

The Ketogenic & Hypotoxic Diet: Lose Weight and Improve Health with This Low-Carb, High-Fat, Anti-Inflammatory Plan by Olivia Charlet

I found this book really interesting and again timely because I have spent the winter hibernating and now I am back at the Gym and on the mat.   The Ketogenic & Hypo toxic Diet again was a very informative read. The book breaks down the “Keto” diet which is a diet

Low in carbohydrates and rich in good fats, the ketogenic diet offers the perfect solution to healthy eating for optimum well-being. But in order to be truly beneficial to our health, it should also be hypotoxic (gluten- and dairy-free, with only moderate amounts of organic animal protein). 

The Keto diet says No, to sugar, most fruits or white carbs and Pulses so some Vegans may find this a problem if they eat a lot of cooked Chickpeas or Lentils,(there are options for the sprouted pulses)

As a gluten intolerant Pescatarian  I find pulses hard to digest, even with Seaweed added and soaking,  and the Gluten-free food often leaves me bloated so trying this out has helped reduce the bloating.

The book is clearly written and easy to follow, but for me, my favourite part of the book is the recipes.   Although different I found some of the foods choices similar to the Paleo diet, however, the Keto is about changing macronutrients to start a natural fat burning process. (correct me if I am wrong) and the Paleo is about eliminating dairy, grains and processed foods. Both diets are good for Auto Immune, Weight loss and Gluten intolerance. As for the weight loss, I am only on day 1 so I will let you know if I follow this for 5 days.  I will definitely add this book to the reading list of my self paced course the 30/30 Wellness programme.and now that is a bonus. All books are available for all outlets such as Amazon and Foyles.

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY 2019

Happy International Women’s day !!!

For more information about this day click here on the International Women’s Day website. I will also have an exhibition in Forest Gate East London

As an appreciation for all the women who work hard I want you to Tag a Beautiful women or business here..

5 Tools that levelled up my business and increased my income in 2019

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After my last blog reviewing 2018 and increasing my income, rates and clients I was asked by many how I do it.  Let us go back to 2013/14 I was running several online programmes and working for an organisation, but I got burnt out because I was spending too much time spreading myself thinly.  Even though my 30/30 wellness programme and moon circles were running great but I was tired because I had to constantly check in. Sending and organising invoices were ok but it was done manually which took time, using a spreadsheet.

Anyway, for my various projects I was writing stuff down but again I could not get a filling system together so again I was doing my admin by piecemeal and I was becoming very anxious and agitated because I needed to be more professional.   Until I saw a video by Nesha Woolery called 5 Automated products, click here.  Now I was already using Acuity for my scheduling but it was very sporadic and I had flirted with Asana last year when I had an assistant, however, I deleted the information because I could not use it properly and I was too ‘busy’ to learn the programme.

Automating my invoices, accounts, clients and art projects has been a godsend, now I use Asana for all projects including my home improvements. Receiving money from suppliers has been flawless using the Wave accounting system.  

Acuity is just the bomb and my clients love it too.  I even schedule meetings via this programme and there is no back and forth between myself and the client.

Using these  3 automated tools have cut down my time by 40 per cent, which enables me to operate on a more professional level.  

The other tools I love in my business is Paypal I use the integration and report software to see my business stats and monitor my performance and so I can plan ahead for the next month.

Another good tool is listening to Podcasts, now I used to just listen to music or fun shows on Spotify however since reactivating my iTunes I tend to listen to business podcasts that give support and put me in the productive mode.

I hope that this information helps you so please let me know the tools you use.

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