Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Hay fever free

Oh my goodness. Life has changed forever. I don't say this lightly. For the past 30 years I have 'suffered' from hay fever for 3 months every Spring.  Usually kicking off each year with a 2 week sinus infection. I used to use a steroid nasal spray because my hay fever was so bad until about 15 years ago. When I met a GP (still my doctor now) that said she would only renew my prescription if I reduced wheat in my diet to see if that improved my symptoms. That conversation all seems so straight forward now, it was within the context of many consultations prior where she established that I was open to alternative health options such as using essential oils, herbal teas, yoga amongst other things.

Reducing wheat in my diet did improve my symptoms so I didn't need the scary nasal spray any longer but I still was quite unwell each year due to hay fever. Until this Spring. 3 things changed:

- My mindset
- Taking responsibility for my health instead of resigning myself to ill health and
- Using quality essential oils

Over the years I have heard and had discussions on the links between your inner thoughts and your physical health, however it just hadn't sunk in. Perhaps I wasn't ready to change?

This year, I realised I had been 'putting up with' hay fever in my life for 30 years so now, finally I was open to change.

I first 'googled' links between inner thoughts and physical well being and guess what book came up? Yes that's right Louise Hay's 'You Can Heal Your Life' but also her list of symptoms to thought patterns I found here

Hay Fever: Emotional congestion. Fear of the calendar. A belief in persecution. Guilt.

As I have been open to and practicing positive affirmations and visualisations for many years I got to work and immediately began the work Louise Hay suggests on yourself. Due to my background in being open to all this style of self improvement - I arrogantly thought - no problem - I love myself but why then did I keep forgetting the word approve in the affirmation I chose 'I love and approve of myself'? It took a bout a week for me to blast through that block - thank goodness.

Next I visualised myself well and practiced the affirmations I am well and I am focused. Because hay fever often affected my ability to maintain focus.

Finally, to manage the symptoms particularly on very windy days I used the Allergy blend recommended by doTERRA of lemon, lavender and peppermint oils. Now instead of taking a commercial antihistamine I rub 1-2 drops of each oil into my hands and rub over my face and neck. Not only has it improved symptoms but all sinus issues including itchy eyes immediately disappears. This has improved my health and well being and my general quality of life in Spring 1000 fold!

So I am sharing this because I am celebrating but also for anyone reading this that they too experience hay fever each year to try it out for themselves with an open mind. Please do share your experiences... I would invite you to contact me and send me a message so we can add you to our secret Facebook group where we share oils tips and experiences together. I also have a special giveaway offer for the next few days to celebrate this milestone.

For a list of oils to address symptoms go here to the doTERRA blog.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Update 3 of 3: The Complete Business Professional Body, Mind and Soul

I'm loving sharing my tertiary education 'roots' or past having realised this has influenced much of what I do in business. Once a teacher, always a teacher I guess however I prefer to see myself as a facilitator, guide or mentor that nurtures.

This is the final part of my 3 part update sharing how I will be assisting business professionals across the globe:

Do let me know if you're curious to know more about the 12 week business mentoring course?

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Update 2 of 3 - The Complete Business Professional - Body, Mind and Soul

This the 2nd of 3 updates where I outline the overarching entity that these activities to nurture the Complete Business Person (Business, Health and Well being and Wealth Creation) come under. The banner of my FDL Tribe or Fleur de Lis Lifestyle tribe. Developing this entity and also my confidence to share this direction began about 3 years ago when I had a mentoring session with Roger Hamilton and more recently with William Whitecloud.

I am delighted to share that I work in all 3 aspects of the whole business professional - body, mind and soul. The latter of having a health and well being focus was not intended it simply evolved because I have been using essential oils in the home since I was 18 and therefore my son's whole life. This year he turns 10 and therefore he wants to be in business so the natural choice for him was sharing essential oils because it is something he is familiar with, uses and knows can help people.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Update 1 of 3 - The Complete Business Professional - Body, Mind and Soul

I'm delighted and excited to be updating you on my current and future focus in Business. This has all come about as I have been working on my existing business mentoring course. Through the act of going through the variety of processes and strategies I include in this course has really given me greater clarity on what I do and where I am headed - it totally works! On me as well!

As many of you already know my concern has been in the development and support of business professionals within my existing businesses, Out of the Box Biz in the Business sector and Property for Purpose in the Wealth creation (through property) sector. Now with an additional venture with my son - he and I share essential oils because he asked to be in business with me which means I'm also assisting business professionals in a health and well being capacity, because he shares using essential oils for kids and I do so with adults in the home or workplace.

What this means, is, I now work in all 3 aspects of the whole business professional - body, mind and soul. The latter of having a health and well being focus was not intended it simply evolved because I have been using essential oils in the home since I was 18 and therefore my son's whole life (as he is turning 10) and therefore was a natural choice for him.

I feel like my original theme for Out of the Box Biz for our first event in February 2014 'The Complete Business Person - Body, Mind and Soul' was authentically where I wanted to head but perhaps didn't have the confidence to head in that direction at the time or perhaps simply didn't have the clarity I do now and I just needed to continue on my journey...

I have been referring to all these activities coming under the banner of my FDL Tribe or Fleur de Lis Lifestyle tribe, I explain what this means in the video below.  This is the first of 3 videos I have created to outline my new direction:

Sunday, September 25, 2016

'Flourish' by Martin Seligman

Today I have reacquainted myself with a book I was thrilled to uncover about 5 years ago Martin Seligman's book 'Flourish'. This finally gave some solid evidence and acknowledged a movement of Positive Psychology. It explains how and why daily rituals are so important to nurture optimism and overall emotional well being in adults and children. As a result of this book my son and I regularly post in our gratitude journals. It really has taken 5 years for my son to volunteer to write down his 'top 3' of the day or week. But consistent persistence and leading by example has finally paid off.

I am now incorporating it into my online business mentoring course. Why? Because I am not only concerned with the improvement and growth of business professionals in their business lives but all the lives - in body, mind and soul. Because they are all integrated and affect each other.

If you have not come across this book I encourage you to take the time.