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Acne – does it ever go away?

Sista, I feel your pain when it comes acne.  Been there, done that and from time to time, still got that – acne. (sigh) You feeling me?  As part of this months LIVE membership call, I dived real deep into the dark and gloomy depths of hormones, acne and skin issues that seem to arrive unannounced.  Acne can be relentless but the most difficult facet to treating acne is to get a hold on is the why.  Getting to the bottom of your skin woes certainly isn’t something that stops with the skin itself. Acne is a sure sign your hormones are unhappy and your gut health needs some TLC and that all starts from within.  Lotions and potions, come what may can only do so much with the root cause of the issue within.  To help you work out what the heck is going on, I wanted to share some of the key talking points that I shared to our little girl gang – aka The Wellness Collective Membership (you’re totally invited too).

Consider the timing.

It’s important to stop at work out when your acne shows up.  Here are the most common times;

Puberty

Pregnancy

During high stress

Post Travel

Peri-Menopause

But of course there are cycles within cycles and we need to be mindful how that affects our skin too!

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Why I ditched Meditation & Did This Instead

I’m not very good at meditating probably because I’m not very good at sitting still. Every single damn time somebody would mention the word ‘meditation’ I’d roll the eyes in the back of my head  – I envied those who could meditation.  I wish I had their determination, strength, will power… stamina.  I saw people change their lives with meditation yet it was all a little too much for my exploding mind.  Truth told,  I had very little desire to meditate because it seemed so flipping hard but always happy to pile more on my plate.  Always.

I was lucky enough to be introduced to Emily Fletcher, a now friend who helps people ‘do les to achieve more.’  I’ve shared her with you before here.  With my rapidly ever growing plate that I seemed determine to keep piling up I realised something had to change and she gave me answers.  I knew meditation was part of the answer yet I wasn’t disciplined enough to do it because my simple brain thought meditation was about powering it all down, quietening the mind, pulling out the plug and disconnecting and if I couldn’t do that, then I was failing at meditation.  Plus, that just didn’t appeal to me.

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Let’s Cleanse… It’s FREE (and amazing)

 

Liver – step aside, gut health – take a seat, heart care – we’ve got you, emotional wellbeing – it’s a big TICK.  Your hormones are about to get happier.  It’s Spring and it’s time to feel great.

Cleanse Yourself – the 5 day Cleanse Course is here for you! 

No matter how healthy you are, there’s never been a better time to cleanse – it’s SPRING and it’s wonderful.  But even if you are on the other side of the planet (I feel for you… I just adore summer and saying goodbye is H A R D), it’s the perfect time to cleanse.  Either your gearing up for summer or you body needs some TLC post summer.  I’ve come to learn through clinical experience the body functions so much better when it runs tidy and unpolluted. This means flushing out the liver, keeping our gut happy and ensuring our digestive system is in fine working order; it makes way for a clean system that can function at it’s best; helping balance hormones and on the whole, we are nicer people for it.  But also, there are so many illnesses running rampage in this big wide world of ours. We need to be reminded that our bodies aren’t punching bags and they are forever in need of some tender loving care.  The first step in creating way for a healthier body for me, is to cleanse. Whilst it isn’t the magic button for treating disease, it begins the process of setting up the foundation toward wellness, clearing out the backlog and giving the body a little break. We don’t necessarily associate the build up of toxins and a sluggish digestive system as stress, but this is absolutely how your body sees it. When we address excess stress and unnecessary load, we create space within ourselves to thrive.

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Introducing – Well Practiced

2017 has been one heck of a wonderful year.  I’ve been in love with the Wellness Collective Membership, I’m excited to say I’m writing my 4th book due out next year (pinch me!), I’m travelling back and forth from the U.S. participating in some pretty wild and wonderful things and whilst this is a lot, something has been tugging on my heart strings for some time.  I’ve had countless people inbox me or knock on my door asking for support to steer them and their biz in the right direction and to pull on my to-date life lessons. I know, I’ve been there one hundred times over and sometimes in this crazy big beautiful space, I find myself there yet again.  If only it all came with a manual.

So it’s time.  I’m here for you in an entirely new way.

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What To Do – Should I Take The Morning After Pill?

I’m frequently asked what the alternatives are to the Morning After Pill (MAP).  It’s a good question and in the spirit of World Contraception Day (Sept 26th), I feel its rather timely.  The MAP is heavily relied on as an emergency form of contraception, perhaps in the incidence of a ‘whoopsie,’ a break in a barrier contraception such as a condom or to be frank a seriously irresponsible moment. Harsh news is, there really are no natural options when it comes to tackling emergency contraception.  But rather than being left feeling hopeless, it’s about being at it’s mercy but doing what we can to support the body in any given moment and a great time to be thankful for the efforts of western medicine in such instances and do what you can to support your body should you choose to use it.