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- The Holistic Ingredient.

By sharing my thoughts and experiences around the key ‘holistic ingredients’ fundamental in my path to wellness, I hope to educate, inspire and motivate others to better health.

My Living Blog

10 ways to support yourself during a challenging time.

Tips for challenging times

If you or a loved one are going through a difficult time, here are my top tips to help you navigate the storm.

4 things we all need more of to better care for others.

4 things we need more of to help others

No one can pour from an empty cup. To better care for others during challenging times, we need more of these four things.

Raising your vibration with essential oils.

Raise your vibration

Essential oils are said to have the highest vibrational frequency known to man. Learn which oils to use and how to use them, to raise your vibration.

12 observations from my 90 day sobriety challenge.

Sobriety challenge

For 90 days I committed to giving up alcohol. There were many observations, but these are the most significant. I hope the words land where they need to.

The stories we tell ourselves - and why they're holding us back.

The stories we tell ourselves

The stories we tell ourselves are who we become, but mostly they are not our truth. What if we rewrote the book? Created a different story? Here's how.

Feeling stuck? Here's six things you need to know to help set you free.

Feeling stuck

Feeling stuck can feel crippling, rudderless and directionless. Recognising why it's here is your first step to freedom. 

My relationship with alcohol and why it's about to change

Alcohol free

Might you join me on my journey to discover the power of sobriety? Who knows, together we may uncover how truly glorious life can be. My 90 day challenge starts now.

Synthetic fragrances and why it's time to say goodbye.

Synthetic fragrances

Fragrance is a catch all term many companies use, that can include over 3000 undisclosed chemicals. Learn why it's so important to swap them for pure alternatives.

Ten ways to keep your health game strong.

Ten ways to stay healthy and strong

Empowering yourself to manage your own health and wellness is such a wonderful feeling - the first step is to listen to your body! If you need some inspiration, you're at the right place.

Is it time to own who you truly are?

It's time to own who you really are

Your permission to show up as your unique self and stop dulling your shine for 'likes' and follows.

How to build your emotional muscle.

Build your emotional muscle

Four ways to build your emotional muscle and stay strong, no matter what.

Yes yes yes - top five essential oils for better sex.

Top 5 essential oils for sex

Five essential oil stars of the bedroom and how you can use them to optimise your sex life.

5 tips for working from home happily and healthily.

5 tips for working from home

Working from home sure isn't for everyone. Here's 5 of my best tips to help you get the most from your experience.

Why making just one change will change your life.

Change your life

Read how adding in just one small habit can profoundly impact the rest of your day and in turn, your life. 

Why worry is your most wasted emotion - and how to stop.

How to stop worrying

Worry is our most wasted emotion; if we stopped worrying nothing would happen. Is it time to stop? Here's 3 steps to help you stop today.

Tips for a more positive online dating experience.

Online dating tips

Navigate the world of online dating with these top tips. Forewarned is forearmed for a happier experience!

How to make your very own linen spray.

Dream Happy Linen Spray

A super simply linen spray recipe that will take 5 minutes to make and have your sheets smelling fabulous in no time.

The many and varied benefits of Yoni Mapping Therapy.

Yoni Mapping Therapy

Learn about this special and unique form of therapy provided only by women, for women.

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“Just saying...

... Having an alternating hot and cold shower is better for you than any skin moisturizer you could apply. When you have a hot shower the blood rushes to the skin to keep the body temp down. When cold, it rushes back towards the stomach to maintain the core body temp (of approx. 98.6%) - so the blood is constantly flushing your skin."

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Amy Crawford - tips, just saying... Showers.

... Coconut oil is fantastic for skin conditions including eczema and psoriasis and reduces the appearance of fine lines. It also makes for a dreamy hair treatment. Whack a couple of tablespoons into dry hair and let it soak in for about 20 minutes. Beautiful."

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Amy Crawford - tips, just saying... Coconut Oil.

... Love the one you’re with and love yourself some more. And if you’re not in a relationship consider how lucky you are that you have SO much love to shower – all over yourself!"

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Amy Crawford - tips, just saying... Living Love.

... A good quality yoghurt containing live and active cultures, contains on average 20 percent more protein than the same volume of milk. Look out for brands that provide at least eight to ten grams of protein per serving."

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Amy Crawford - tips, just saying... Living Yoghurt.

... Social support has been linked to a lower risk of heart disease, so keeping your social networks alive may well benefit your ticker over time. No excuses then - go call your bestie quick sticks!"

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Amy Crawford - tips, just saying... Friends.

... Ease occasional indigestion by sipping on peppermint tea after your meal. Peppermint improves the flow of bile, which moves food through the digestive tract more quickly. "

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Amy Crawford - tips, just saying... Peppermint Tea.

... Green tea can help rev up your workout. The antioxidants and caffeine contained within increase the metabolic generation of heat. Drink a cup 10 minutes before exercising. "

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Amy Crawford - tips, just saying... Green Tea.

... To ease stress and prepare for bed, soak in a hot bath spiked with lavender essential oil. Play soothing music and let the day drift away..."

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Amy Crawford - tips, just saying... Lavender Essential Oil.

... Dry eyes? Try increasing your seafood intake. Salmon, sardines and mackerel contain omega-3 fatty acids which the body uses to produce tears. Consume higher amounts of these fats and say bye to dry eyes."

There's a yummy recipe for Salmon Pizza in my eBook, A Nourishing Kitchen!

Amy Crawford - tips, just saying... Salmon.

... Dry skin? Go Avocado! They’re rich in monounsaturated fat and vitamin E, both of which promote healthy skin. Add half an avo to your smoothie, or smash one up on gluten free toast."

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Amy Crawford - tips, just saying... Avocado.