What are You Waiting For?

It can be so easy to get caught up in the 'busy-ness' of life. Work, kids, housework (yuk!) it all eats into the day and before you know it, you are waking up to do it all again! It can be easy to "wish" for balance - or me time, or date night. I get it I have been there!I am busier now than I have been in forever - I am feeling happier though than I have in a long time.. That is because I have been forced to learn a valuable lesson. I can let being busy get in my way, make me shitty and resentful and drudge along helplessly - OR I can choose to be happy! I had to check myself (before I wrecked myself - lol yep really just said that). I was wa...

(Surprisingly) Instant Chia Pudding

It happened - my first real struggle with my new choice to be vegan. Of course it was my sweet tooth causing the problem - I wanted chocolate and I wanted it bad! I was a bit grumpy over not really having anything in the house to deal with the chocolate craving so I got ready to make some chocolate chia puddings for the next day (can't say I don't learn from my mistakes!).Well the last lot of Chia puddings I had made didn't blend as well as I had hoped (after t...

Butternut Pumpkin (Squash) and Cauliflower Empanadas

So last week (I know it's been like 5 days and I am only just getting to this now!) I had the day off work. This is awesome, I was thinking. I will have loads of time to think about and prepare dinner. You see, I have embarked on a new food journey - taken the leap from vegetarian to vegan. I know some of you maybe thinking "what's the big deal? Isn't it pretty much the same?". Well actually the truth is - nope. Totes not the same - I had no idea how many recipes I used (and loved) that had some form of animal product in them. So anyway- now dinner takes thought, planning and preparation and as a working mother of two kids ...

Shining a Light on the Shadows - Episode 2

Episode 2 - Have you ever had a dream or a goal that just seemed so big and scary you couldn’t tackle it by yourself? Well we are in that boat right now. We are two best friends with the same journey- the journey to dōTERRA Diamond rank. We are best friends… soul sisters even but we live on the opposite sides of the country to one another. We have committed to a regular accountability call with one another to inspire and support each other along the way and realised we have an opportunity to inspire and support so many people by opening up this call as a video series or podcast. Maybe you are also building a dōTERRA business? Maybe you are building a different network marketing business or have a different goal e...

Shining a Light on The Shadows - Episode 1

Have you ever had a dream or a goal that just seemed so big and scary you couldn't tackle it by yourself? Well we are in that boat right now. We are two best friends with the same journey- the journey to dōTERRA Diamond rank. We are best friends... soul sisters even but we live on the opposite sides of the country to one another. We have committed to a regular accountability call with one another to inspire and support each other along the way and realised we have an opportunity to inspire and support so many people by opening up this call as a video series or podcast. Maybe you are also building a dōTERRA business? Maybe you are building a different network marketing business or have a differe...

Quick Relief Caps

If you are needing some quick relief from seasonal or environmental threats especially around the change of seasons then this is a great way to get some! This is a "go-to" in our house, and we are back to using it daily 🙌🏻. This combo is cooling, soothing and balancing both internally and externally and promotes clear breathing and respiratory function. I use 2-3 drops of each in a veggie cap and take with a glass of water. If you don't want to use your own then doTERRA have a pre-made version in a softgel available from the US store (it's called TriEase) 💕

When Life Suddenly Makes Sense!

It's a funny feeling when things finally click! When you have been wondering about the choices that you've made and WHY it all happened. Then all of a sudden the light turns on and you realise! OH THIS IS WHY! It's weird when it all suddenly makes sense! About 14 years ago I decided I wanted to be a Beauty Therapist - I went to school, I studied, I paid $1...

Cool Down Spray DIY

It's Summer here in Perth and it's hot! Not much we can do about the weather but we can feel a little less overwhelmed by the heat with this simple DIY Cool Down Spray! This contains 3 ingredients and they are all natural of course! Peppermint Essential Oil is cooling and calming and Lavender Essential Oil is soothing. Mix with distilled water in a convenient spray bottle and you have a refreshing and cooling spray. Spritz over yourself when you need to cool down, or spritz on your skin after a day in the sun to take the heat out and feel a little cooler and more comfortable. I was at my first market in the city this weekend just gone and it was a lovely...

DIY After Sun Gel with Essential Oils

Being Visible

I have been spending some time in quiet contemplation today. My anxiety has been triggered and I am desperately trying to find the answers as to why - if I find the trigger I am better placed to manage it going forward. This is something that comes up for me from time to time and I genuinely like to look inward for the answers. They are usually in there, hiding behind some ridiculous excuse masquerading as truth. I think tonight it has been dancing in the shadows, playing with me. Almost there but not quite- and of course I have been drawn to my blog, to put pen to paper (figuratively of course) to try and tease it out. To make sense of it. In doing so hopefully I will help s...

Are there really any coincidences? Or Have I Drunk the Cool Aid?

Ok, so it's Monday morning, the usual rush is over and other three members of 'Team Awesome' are off for the day. This is when I usually breathe out, have the one and only coffee I allow myself in a day and get ready to power up for the massive day ahead. Chloe "daycare days" are always jam packed - today I have a meeting with Digital Monopoly about Facebook marketing for The Home Loan Coach, I have a meeting with a client about a home loan application...

LEMON & COCONUT TRUFFLES

Lemon & Coconut are like a match made in heaven! Today I am sharing with you coconut truffles with a hint of doTERRA lemon essential oil. Lemon oil has a multitude of benefits including the following: • Naturally cleanses the body and aids in digestion • Supports healthy respiratory function • Promotes a positive mood and cognitive ability • Helps ward off free radicals with its antioxidant benefits • Soothes an irritated throatIn this instance it just tastes amazing!! This recipe is great for avoiding processed rubbish and is gluten free, vegan friendl...

The Fringe Made Me Do It!

Have you ever experienced a change in how you feel about yourself on the inside that was triggered solely by a change in how you see yourself on the outside? I have had this happen to me recently after a disastrous haircut. Thankfully after having a shocking experience with a terrible haircut at the tender age of 16 (OMG, I am soooo ugly I am going to die! My friends aren't going to speak to me anymore, my boyfriend is going to dump me - the whole Henny Penny sha-bang), I am now old enough and wise enough to realise that there is only 2 weeks between a good haircut and a bad one. So I took a photo for the album (ensuring I pulled the most deadpan unimpressed face for maximum impact) and promptly moved on fully pr...

THE BUSINESS EXPERIMENT

I accidentally started a new business. It sounds ridiculous, but it is what happened. Go back to the beginning of May and I sent Lauren a text message that I wanted my own account. I wanted the 25% discount that comes with a wholesale account but not...

Top Five Essential Oils for Easing Stress & Anxious Feelings

It's no secret that today we are living in a high stress world. Everything from our jobs, to financial pressure to our environment itself is contributing to our stress levels. It's no wonder then, that so many of us are seeking stress relief and natural health alternatives are on the rise. When used correctly essential oils can be amazing at relieving stress and anxious feelings I use essential oils as part of my daily stress management. Previously, I was using essential oils purchased through my health food store and I was not experiencing the same effects. I didn't actually know any better, they were helping a little but they weren't something I raved about. After a friend of mine came to stay and introduced me to the...

Sorry Aldi

Today started with a whirlwind of activity as I rushed out the door determined not to be late for my annual compliance audit. I was so juiced up on stress hormones and coffee, totally focused on getting to the office before the auditor did, that I left behind my calming blend. As it turns out, compliance audits are stressful. You sit there pretending to be busily engrossed in your work with not a care in the world, whilst less than a meter away from where you sit, is a very conscientious professional carefully examining your files with a fine tooth co...

Essential Remedies for Every Family Workshop

I am holding a workshop on Saturday (11th June) at 3pm at the Bayswater Bowls and Recreation Centre, 58 Murray St, Bayswater WA. You can register at https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/essential-remedies-for-every-family-essential-oils-tickets-25758376999 The 10 essential oil remedies that no family home should be without. As a parent your main objective in life is to keep your little people healthy and happy. This is not always an easy job and there is nothing worse than watching your f...

Tips for using essential oils daily. Pre-blend your oils!

I am finding that doing a quick video is sometimes so much easier than writing out  blog post, although nowhere near as cathartic! I think I will be mixing it up with some videos and some actual written posts - stay tuned! However, for now enjoy this video on how you can make the most of your essential oils (by actually using them 😜)

Parenting!

I have decided to leave the actual title of this post at parenting! This is because I keep typing things I know I will regret once I have calmed down and my little "cherubs" are being little cherubs again. Hopefully this will be soon, because right now all I can think is - 'How long until they are 18? FFS!'. **Edited to add that FFS is 'internet speak' for (say out loud): Things were going pretty well for me this morning...

Ice Blue

This last week has been a challenge for me. I have been struggling big time with my anxiety. A lot of it is situational, a  lot of really stressful things happened in a row- which is always the way right? It's never a shit day it's always a shit-storm. Anyway I have been grateful for my essential oils. I made a blend of lavender, frankincense and fractionated coconut oil and have been applying it whenever I needed. When I got super anxious I didn't dilute it, just layered the lavender and frankincense on the soles of my feet. It has definitely helped but it wasn't enough to keep my tension headache at bay. My headache started on Friday afternoon. It really set in with a vengeance and was coming from my n...