Rapé and Sacred Tobacco

Nicotine may be a widely abused substance in our modern world, but to many indigenous cultures of the Americas, tobacco is a sacred plant known to cleanse both individuals and ceremonial spaces. That’s the case for rapé (pronounced “ha-peh”), a powerful, cleansing snuff used by shamans in Brazil and Peru as part of important medicinal rituals. Rapé is gaining more popularity outside of the Amazon for its medicinal properties, and for people interested to try it, it’s important to find a reputable source for the sacred tobacco. While you can administer rapé yourself or with a trusted friend, it’s also important to educate yourself on its proper usage.   Benefits of Using Rapé Rapé can help you in the following ways: Helps focus and sharpen the mind. (more…)
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Healing Benefits of Palo Santo

During a recent stay in Ojai, I discovered the magical and mystical Palo Santo. It’s warm, delicately sweet and woodsy aroma filled me with a sense of peace and tranquility. Intrigued, I learned that Palo Santo grows on the coast of South America and is related to Frankincense, Myrrh and Copal. In Spanish, Palo Santo literally means “Holy Wood.” The magic is in the alchemical process that happens after the death of a limb or tree. In order for the Palo Santo to gain its healing properties it must die, but not just any death – only a natural death of a wise old limb or tree. The Palo Santo trees live for 80 to 90 years. After this death, the tree must remain in its natural habitat for 4 to 10 years to complete its metamorphosis. Only then do its sacred, medicinal and mystical properties come alive. (more…)
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How to Use Exercise to Overcome Abuse and Bullying and Heal Your Brain

Most therapists, doctors, and mental health professionals recommend exercise to combat depression and anxiety caused by abuse and bullying. However, at no fault of their own, they rarely offer a specific plan. That is because until now it has not been out there. But that has changed recently. For the first time, we can align exercise routines with mental health issues for recovery. We can align changes to the brain that occur with specific mental health issues with specific movements designed to heal affected brain areas and make people feel better. In this case, we are focused only on the long-term effects of abuse and bullying on the brain and how to heal the brain using a specific exercise routine. Chronic abuse shrinks or thins out the prefrontal cortex (front brain) and medial temporal cortex (deep, center brain) regions of the brain. This causes long-term emotional, social, and cognitive impairment. People who have been abused face problems that (more…)
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The Truth about Pregnancy Reflexology and Inducing labour

Pregnancy Reflexology   Working as a Holistic Therapist for many years now, I have the pleasure of providing Pregnancy Reflexology for mothers to be. In this article I want to share the benefits of Pregnancy Reflexology.   Pregnancy Reflexology is a wonderful complementary holistic therapy for both Mother and Baby. It is a safe and relaxing treatment during pregnancy, labour and post pregnancy. Many midwives and consultants in hospitals recommend Reflexology for various symptoms during pregnancy. *It is advised to wait until after the first trimester to have a Reflexology treatment*. (more…)
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What is Stress ?

We have all heard of term Stress and how it can affect our Health!. We all have days when we can feel overwhelmed. Days when things just don’t seem to be going our way from the minute we get out of bed. No matter what we do we feel like it’s just going to be “One of those Days”! We may end up with doing big sighs throughout the day, feel like pulling our hair out and shouting AAARGHHHHHH!!  It can be hard to change your mindset out of a thought pattern sometimes, like the thought; “Things are just not going my way”. (more…)
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Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy -- also called talk therapy, therapy, or counseling -- is a process focused on helping you heal and learn more constructive ways to deal with the problems or issues within your life. It can also be a supportive process when going through a difficult period or under increased stress, such as starting a new career or going through a divorce. Generally psychotherapy is recommended whenever a person is grappling with a life, relationship or work issue or a specific mental health concern, and these issues are causing the individual a great deal of pain or upset for longer than a few days. There are exceptions to this general rule, but for the most part, there is no harm in going into therapy even if you're not entirely certain you would benefit from it. (more…)
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The Importance of Breathing! Breathe yourself to Happiness

"..the answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind, the answer is blowin' in the wind." Bob Dylan I had never really understood the meaning of these famous lyrics until recently. I was watching a film the other day about Native American Indians and they mentioned how it is important to listen to the wind. They said that the answers they seek are found by listening to the wind. It is easy to gloss over these comments, phrases and lyrics but the truth behind them has now dawned on me. (more…)
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4 Steps to Becoming a Better Healer

4 Steps to Becoming a Better Healer We all know that eating healthily, exercising and looking after our stress levels is paramount to our own  well being but how else can we intentionally raise our vibrations in order to be stronger, more intuitive and better healers? How can we be sure to pass on positive energy to our clients and not pick up negative energy from them? How can we heighten our intuition to better serve our clients? Remove our own energy blocks and emotional baggage. There are many ways and modalities to choose from to help us identify and release our own emotional baggage and this is a priority for any healer if we are to lead by example.  Emotions, like everything,  are energy and they get trapped within us at moments of high stress when our bodies can’t process them and they become lodged as energy blockages.  Different emotions vibrate at different frequencies – the more positive the emotion, the higher the frequency.  Like attracts like.  Emo…
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DuoLife Ireland Day and Night | Diet supplement

DuoLife Ireland is an innovative product on the market. It was created by Polish experts and a Polish producer accordingly to the highest international quality standards. DuoLife is a venture where everybody can find a place for themselves using very attractive forms of cooperation. The motto that we followed from the very beginning of creating the project is: "The best way to predict the future is to create it." (more…)
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Indian Fig Opuntia Oil – natural botox for your skin!!!

Indian fig opuntia oil – natural botox for your skin a revelation in anti-wrinkle skin care Indian Fig Opuntia – a plant from the cactus family that has been riveting the attention of skin care experts and manufacturers. It comes from hot regions of Latin America, Europe and Africa. Its fruit is harvested only once a year, after which it is dried in the sun, and then its flesh is removed to retrieve the tiny, extremely precious seeds. It is the seeds that are used for the production of currently the most expensive oil in the world – an absolutely special oil (not to be confused with widely available cheap macerate Opuntia oil). Just the cold-pressing process of the seeds is extremely time consuming and expensive. This is because the seeds are small, but have very thick shells. In order to produce one litre of oil, it takes approximately one million seeds from almost 500 kilos of fruits. The Opuntia oil offered by our company comes only from organic crops; thus, the product …
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