Some time ago I started a series of songs that for me express the energy of a particular Australian Bush Flower Essence (you can read here about my song of choice for the first featured flower, Waratah). There are many ways to learn all about the healing qualities of a flower, and I believe one … Continue reading If Southern Cross Bush Flower Essence were a song, it might be ‘Crucify’ (by Tori Amos)
And how to quit this dirty habit! Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should. There are many areas of our lives where the above phrase holds true, but none more than where multi-tasking is concerned. In fact, it shouldn’t even be called multi-tasking; a better name would be, ‘doing little bits of everything alternately, usually in … Continue reading 5 Ways Multi-Tasking Is Hurting You
There are some questions that come up at virtually every workshop I teach, and one of them is, 'can I make a mistake when choosing flower essences for myself or someone else'? While I wouldn't use the word 'mistake', as with anything in life there are definitely more effective ways you can use flower essences to gain … Continue reading Is there a right or wrong way to use flower essences?
Happy Chinese New Year and welcome to the fresh new energy of the Year of the Green Wooden Horse. With the last couple of years being quite difficult for so many, I believe we are all more than happy to shut the door behind the 2013 Year of the Black Water Snake. I know I can definitely … Continue reading What does 2014 the Year of the Green Wooden Horse hold for you?
One of the convenient things about observing both the calendar New Year and the Chinese (Lunar) New Year is that you get a second chance to start over: consider the year that typically begins on January 1st to be a practice run and gear up for a fresh start NOW! The Chinese New Year just … Continue reading 12 Bush Flowers to Guide You in 2013: The Year of the Black Water Snake.
Here in Australia at the moment it is Summer and we have been stuck in a record heatwave for the past week. For people down-under, this time of year normally means: spending as much time as possible on the beach, vainly attempting to beat the heat; getting bombarded by fear-instilling news reports, warning about potential … Continue reading 3 Bush Flower Essence tips to cope with Summer heatwaves…
Given it is the time of year for thinking about what has been and what is to come, I have found myself lately pondering the classic New Year’s tune, Auld Lang Syne. In true modern style, my pondering led to a Google search, since I really was curious about this poem-turned-folk song that everyone trots-out … Continue reading 3 ways to check if you need to wave goodbye to more than just the past year.
It is impossible for me not to remember how miserable I used to feel as a child when those 'Back-to-School' advertisements started appearing on television straight after Christmas each year: escalating in frequency as the end of January, and as its imminent arrival of school, closed in on me! Hopefully many people are now becoming aware of how much school can contribute to a … Continue reading Beating those Back-to-School Blues: Australian Bush Flower Essence-style!
On the eleventh day of Christmas, Australian Bush Flower Essences gave to me… Alpine Mint Bush (Prostanthera cuneata). Today we will take a look at an Essence that is most helpful this Christmas if you are the sole carer for an elderly parent, a family member with a disability or if you work professionally in … Continue reading The 12 Essences of Christmas Series – Eleventh Day…
On the tenth day of Christmas, Australian Bush Flower Essences gave to me… Old Man Banksia (Banksia serrata). Today we continue on a similar theme to yesterday's post: taking better care of yourself and working out ways to better nurture yourself this Christmas. Old Man Banksia Essence is a very necessary Essence for you if … Continue reading The 12 Essences of Christmas Series – Tenth Day…