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20 Practical Tips to Protect your Energy

Posted by on Sep 18, 2014 in Inspiration for the Soul, Natural Health | 6 comments

20 Practical Tips to Protect your Energy

  You know that feeling? You feel tense, drained, uncomfortable, confused not quite right? You may have taken on some negative energies. Perhaps you are an empath or a highly sensitive person. Your job might be highly stressful or emotional. When your energy is balanced, your health is better, you are happier and life is easier. Check out these 20 practical tips to protect your energy.   1. Crystals. Black Onyx protects our personal energy and can absorb negative energy. Black Tourmaline protects against negativity directed at us....

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10 Healthy Muesli Bar Recipes

Posted by on Sep 15, 2014 in Breakfasts, Lunches and Snacks | 10 comments

10 Healthy Muesli Bar Recipes

  Muesli bars are such a great way to get a load of nutrients into your body that is also totally delicious! Beware of commercially produced muesli bars – they have a whole lot of sugar and artificial additives going on there! It’s actually pretty quick and easy to make your own – just mix and bake (or not). We often bake double batches and freeze in portions to make it easy to pull one out for the lunchboxes or for a quicky brekky on the run. I hope you love these 10 Healthy Muesli Bar recipes from my favourite Aussie...

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Plastic Free Gifts for Kids

Posted by on Sep 11, 2014 in Christmas, Gift Guides, Natural Parenting | 8 comments

Plastic Free Gifts for Kids

  I know. I know. I’m really on a ‘plastic is evil’ rant this week. But …. have a read of Slow Death by Rubber Duck and then tell me I’m crazy. Plastic toys are quite often very toxic – especially the cheaper ones and kids do love to chew on them! I know that shopping for plastic free toys and gifts for kids takes more of an effort than just popping down to your local KMart. I know that eco-friendly, non-toxic good quality toys made by small, ethical businesses cost more. But I also know that our kids...

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Loom Bands – A hazard to our health and the environment

Posted by on Sep 9, 2014 in Eco-Friendly, Natural Health, Natural Parenting | 8 comments

Loom Bands – A hazard to our health and the environment

  Loom Bands are the latest craze!  Yes, my kids got sucked in and bought the kit and loads of little plastic bands as well. I must admit I wasn’t on the ball that day and it dawned on me afterwards that these little plastic bands were indeed not so great for our health or the environment. I know, I know. They are a fabulous non-screen activity for the kids that encourages hand eye co-ordination, creativity, problem solving and patience and gives mums some quiet time. All perfectly valid points. Rainbow Loom Bands are the creation...

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Ask Emma !

Posted by on Sep 1, 2014 in Natural Health | 9 comments

Ask Emma !

    Welcome to Ask Emma!  We are very lucky to have leading Aussie naturopath and nutritionist, Emma Sutherland here on the blog today, answering your questions!     1. Is hair sampling a good way to get an understanding of what you’re lacking and what you need? If not, what is a good straightforward test you recommend for overall issues like nutrients, hormones, leaky gut, thyroid or gluten sensitivities?   Hair analysis is fantastic to determine your mineral template and if you have any heavy metals in your body....

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Love List {August}

Posted by on Aug 29, 2014 in Favourite Things | 6 comments

Love List {August}

August -where have you gone ??? Here is my monthly round up of cool products, people, blogs and books that I am loving!   ♥ Kombucha is so hot right now! But, it can be so confusing to know where to start and how to do it! Well, the lovely Kristen from Naturally Better Foods has sorted it all out for you.  They are now selling a Kombucha Starter Kit! You get a massive 4.25 litre glass jar, a scoby (that’s the mushroomy looking thing you need to make it) and three kombucha shots to get you inspired. They can deliver Australia wide...

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Mother’s Corn – Review and Giveaway

Posted by on Aug 26, 2014 in Eco-Friendly, Giveaways | 72 comments

Mother’s Corn – Review and Giveaway

  I know a lot of people are moving away from plastic cups, bowls and feeding utensils and choosing other options. Unfortunately glass can be very dangerous for toddlers and stainless steel is so darn expensive. Solution – Mother’s Corn! What is Mother’s Corn? Mother’s Corn is a range of all natural, eco-friendly, non-toxic products that are absolutely safe for babies, children and the environment. Mother’s Corn is made of natural and biodegradable material called PLA which is extracted from cornstarch and free of...

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Cool ideas for Father’s Day

Posted by on Aug 22, 2014 in Eco-Friendly, Gift Guides | 4 comments

Cool ideas for Father’s Day

  It’s nearly that time of year again when we celebrate Fathers! Here is a list of cool ideas for special dads. They are organic, recycled, natural, healthy or just plain funky! Click on the photos or links for more info and to find the online stockist.   Crio Bru Australia have this fabulous Crio for One gift set. You get a quality Bodum infuser glass and three taster packs of the yummy Crio Bru. It’s one of my favourite drinks – ground cacao beans that brew like coffee.   Ettitude have this gift pack for...

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Healthy Swaps: Toilet Deodoriser

Posted by on Aug 18, 2014 in Eco-Friendly, Healthy Swaps, Natural Cleaning | 21 comments

Healthy Swaps: Toilet Deodoriser

  Okay I know it’s a bit random, but I saw this idea on Facebook (sorry can’t remember where) and totally loved it!   Those yucky deodorisers shoot a heap of toxic chemicals into the air in your home every time you flush. They are also very dangerous if ingested (and we all know toddlers are curious and like to put things in their mouth). I found one type of these toilet deodorisers over at the EWG skindeep database and it was red flagged as having significant hazard to health and environment. Pretty scary. Healthy...

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10 Healthy Winter Desserts

Posted by on Aug 12, 2014 in Sweet Treats | 4 comments

10 Healthy Winter Desserts

  One of the best things about winter is tucking into a hot, comforting, delicious pudding! This round up features healthier recipes – refined sugar free, wheat free, additve free and some are gluten free, dairy free and egg free as well. Enjoy them with hot custard, grass fed cream or homemade icecream for a treat that is oh so good for the soul! Here are 10 healthy winter desserts from some of Australia’s most fabulous wellness bloggers (and me). You are going to want to use the PIN IT feature for these!   My Easy...

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