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Welcome to Wellness!

First blog post

Hello beautiful readers,

It’s your Wellness Genie here….yippee for me! I am out of the bottle today ready to write my first post. All smiles today:-)

It’s a lazy Saturday afternoon. I am indoors in my quiet space soaking up the energy of ‘SELF’ , moments like these give me time to reflect on my personal journey and the purpose I serve on this planet Earth. Seems like I am from the Cosmo’s right?  I always shared the love for the galaxy, the stars and the universe. Today that higher self and spiritual connection has inspired me to write and share great blogs with you. How are you feeling today? Would you say you are in good health? Are you taking care of that beautiful body that has been gifted to you. OK too many questions 🙂

I have been in the health and wellness field for 10 years and it has been a soulful journey for me. I have learnt that wellness means nourishing your mental, physical, emotional and spiritual body, embracing the unique you and being in balance. Keeping up with a balanced lifestyle seems difficult, we all seem to have too much to juggle, many tasks for the day and sometimes that overwhelming feeling takes over! I relate well to this, sometimes I wish I could save the world. The JOYS of being a healer!!..and sometimes in moments like these I embrace my uniqueness. I find my solitude. I find my balance again. Take time to nurture and nourish your divine self. You are a gift.  Give your physical body a treat, walk out in nature, take a salt bath with essentials oil or indulge in self care, whatever it takes you deserve a well balanced LIFE! Look at the wonder of the elements around you, there is so much to be grateful for…..

 

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Goddess Within

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We are nurturers, creators, light bringers, embodiments of love, we have the ability to transform, uplift and create a world that radiates – We are the Divine Feminine , The Goddess Within” I felt the intuitive desire to write this today. A reminder of “self care and self love” and nourishing the feminine.

Often I find myself unbalanced in giving and receiving. I often give too much of me in time and energy. Today I had the reminder to receive, to step back into my feminine essence and embrace the gifts of love and time given to me in GRATITUDE. It is OK to receive, receiving is powerful , it opens up the opportunity for Generosity. The Goddess Within in her essence is receiving, she is receptive to the energy around her in GRACE , Love and Gratitude. 

How are you nurturing yourself today and have you found the time and space to do so and do so when you need to? Simple measures bring great healing, long baths with essential oils, a walk in nature and listening to the sound of the ocean – nourish me soulfully. They bring me back to simplicity.. to loving me mind body and spirit. The only person that can love you greater than anyone is YOU. You are your own greatest gift. This has been One of the greatest lessons in my journey.

I wanted to share The story of Anandamayi Ma by Autobiography of a Yogi – Paramahansa Yogananda – He asks her why is she always filled with JOY and can enter states of bliss instantly. She explains to him that she is aware of her true self. She knows that before she came to earth she was the same. And even after death she says “through the dance of creation changes around me, I shall be the same” This teaches me Self realisation – a gift worth embracing, knowing yourself in true essence and radiating from within. Self realisation is the merging of the ego self with the universal self – an awakening in freedom. As Yogananda said “Self realisation means realising your true self as the great Ocean of spirit, by breaking the delusion that you are this little ego, this little human body and personality….

The Goddess Within reminds me that self realisation in my journey is a gift to know myself in fullness and to love and value ME- self care, self love, self realisation are the gifts we have…all we need to do is connect , when life gets too unbalanced and too chaotic remember JOY and LOVE is within reach always. I hope that you embrace the simple gifts in life in an ever changing world and may you always find your Goddess Within. For now I am grateful to be doing the ”Goddess Within” Workshops and living and expressing me in wholeness. Wellness.genie is a place where I can express my soul and share – I thank you for sharing this journey with me…ALWAYS!  Namaste.

 

Goddess Blessings & Love,

DURGA TEMPLE, JAIPUR INDIA

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My Healthy Morning Routine

Hello beautiful readers!

The way we begin our mornings sets the tone for the day ahead. It is not easy to keep to our morning routine especially when we are overloaded with tasks and personal stuff for the day. ( I myself am guilty of that) However I find when I am following the morning routine that works best for me my days are better , energetic and more productive. This daily morning mindset helps create energy and a creative  mind space for the day ahead.

So here is mine, A morning walk is a must for me ,occasionally with a stop for coffee on the way  😊 It’s helps me stay focused and creates a relaxed mindset for the day ahead. I take deep inhalations and breathe out the negativity and focus on grounding myself and the light within me. Walking has so many benefits from the release of feel good hormones, exercise releases dopamine, serotonin and norepinephrine in the brain – to just getting your body moving ! My next morning health routine  is mediation – I  spend at least 10 minutes a day connecting to my mind body and spirit and focus on positive energy and my goals for the day ahead. Practicing mindfulness is never a waste of time. I can really feel the differences when I do follow my healthy morning routine and when I don’t. What is your morning routine or what will you like to create for yourself? 

Another important aspect I must mention is organization. Trust me this is one I battled with😊  As soon as I got more organized there was definitely more flow to my days!   I stopped wasting time being disorganized and I got better at time management – a real win for me.

What about nutrition and starting the day healthy ? I begin with lemon water. Your body needs the fluids to replenish especially after it has been dehydrated all night long.  Depending on the diet you following if you are following a health plan -it will be beneficial to keep to your morning breakfast options. Avocados and eggs work well for me  as I’m getting in those natural fats and protein for the start to my day, sometimes oats with berries and fruit too. I  also take my supplements of VitaminB, Vitamin C and a daily multivitamin in the morning.

I think it is beneficial to follow an optimal healthy morning routine which can overall have the physical and mental benefits for the day ahead. I hope you find your optimal routine and may your days ahead get better , more energized and productive!

Love and blessings,

wellnessgenie3

 

 

 

 

 

 

You are a gift to the world.

Hello beautiful readers ,

The inspiration to write this post came from my LOVE of the people that have been with me throughout my challenges and embraced the true nature of  my soul. I consider them my gifts of divine love.

How often do we get overwhelmed with the negative emotions in life that we forget the true nature of ourselves? In every aspect of our lives there is always going to be emotion – positive or negative. It’s the way we deal with the negative and enhance the positive that makes all the difference. You either going to spiral upwards or downwards, the choice is ours and we always have a choice in our situations.

This week I reviewed my own gifts to the world. I was dealing with my own negative emotions and whenever I do , I go within and I heal..beautifully. I deepen my purpose once again and I find  my gifts that I add to the lives of those around me! I am in my complete state of joy when I  act as a medium in the healing and transformation of people’s lives! One of my gifts💫

We each have something incredibly unique gift to offer the world. If you are willing to start the search, ask yourself these questions, what will it take for me to live my best life?  What are my gifts to the world? What am I really good at? How can I make a difference even in a small way?

Start by journalling ,write down your thoughts , observations, feelings – analyse your journal as this will reveal certain patterns to you. Search within -By creating  a sacred space for yourself where you can connect with yourself and your talents you can connect with your innermost passions. Listen to those around you – People around you are likely to be telling you, you good at something, take the time to listen. Think about what you love doing –What do you enjoy doing? In your free time what would you like to do most. Find out what is important to you – When you think about the different areas of your life – health, career, family, write down what is important to you. Together they represent your life values.

The world needs YOU, the world needs you to shine your light and be the most amazing, beautiful soul that you are. Your gifts can add value to the lives of those around you and make a difference. May we each find out special gifts and share our uniqueness in ways that leave footprints in the hearts and lives that we touch!

Love and blessings,

wellnessgenie3

 

 

 

 

 

Superfoods| Wellnessgenie

Hello beautiful readers,

Wow, I think the start of February has been quiet a shift energetically for me and once again I am being brought back to self love and inner nourishment. Have you been feeling energetically unbalanced? I definitely think the theme here is balance and harmony. Loving , honoring and nurturing ourselves in the best way we can!

That inner nourishment means taking extra care of our physical health & wellbeing. So today I stopped over at our local health store and bought a bunch of Kale which inspired me to write this blog post on superfoods.

So what are superfoods ? A superfood is a nutrient rich food considered to be especially beneficial for health and wellbeing.

Here are some of the common superfoods for you to explore:

Blueberries – Blueberries are loaded with antioxidants as well as vitamin C. There are also rich in phytonutrients and fibre. A handful of blueberries with breakfast is a great way to start the day!

Cinnamon– One of my favourite spices. Cinnamon has a no of great properties one of these being  prompting healthy gut metabolism and is also good for UTI infections.

Flaxseeds – Flaxseeds also known as linseed have high levels of omega 3 , omega 3 is essential for healthy brain function and also helps fight depression. Flaxseeds are also a great source of dietary fibre, minerals like manganese, thiamine and magnesium.

Kale– Kale has great antioxidant benefits. It is also loaded with vitamin A to enhance urinary tract health. Kale is worth exploring in your Kitchen – add them to your smoothies or be creative with a Kale Salad!

Almonds – Almonds are a great way to get more calcium in the diet. It’s also a good source of protein. Almonds are great as a snack inbetween meals.

Salmon – Salmon is essential in the diet because of its  high omega 3 content which makes it a great addition to your super meals😊

Wheatgrass – Wheatgrass is available in powder form. it has a high level of nutrients, essential amino acids and is loaded with clorophyll , vitamins and minerals.

Have a super time with these superfoods!

Love and Gratitude,

wellnessgenie3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Better Health 2018❤️| Wellnessgenie

Hello beautiful readers! I trust you are having a wonderful start to 2018. Wishing you blessings in abundance for  the year ahead. So…I’m out of the bottle for 2018 and excited to share this journey in health, wellness & spirituality with you this year!

Usually we begin the year setting goals ( I know I do☺️)  but rarely do we reflect, so today I put pen to paper and wrote down areas of my life – career, finances , relationships , health, growth, charity and of course fun and reviewed them. Are you reflecting on the year gone by? How would you like to change them for the better? This made me aware of the changes I needed to make to have a better year ahead. It’s a great activity to try out!

I know health has always been one of my key priorities especially after my illness in 2011, it became a top priority to be in balance – mind, body and spirit. Hence today  10 years in the field of holistic wellness and loving every moment❤️

Simple and easy steps for better health in 2018 :

1) Supplement – Vitamin B -Be aware of your body and know when you feeling out of balance. Exhaustion can sometimes be a sign that our body needs more Vitamin B. Take a daily Vitamin B one that suits your body type , usually a holistic practitioner can advise you on the best supplements for your needs.  There are many ranges of supplements available, one that is in natural form and bioavailable ( rate of absorption) tend to be the beneficial options.

2)Probiotics-  I have started the year taking a good probiotic, to balance good and bad bacteria and help in overall gut function , probiotics are great additions to our lifestyle.

3) Get Fit – Exercise has so many benefits to our body. It’s good for muscle health, increases energy, controls your weight, improves your mood to mention a few. Get active and follow a regime. Yoga and meditation definitely works for me😊

4) Juice it up – I love mixing up great juices to start the day. Try an antioxidant juice mix – 1 cup blueberries, 1 cup strawberries, you can add chopped mango, handful or cranberries water to dilute & blend it together. Simple and nutritious!

5) Take care of your soul – Nourish your inner being, take time to rest when you feel the need to, do what you love, what makes your soul happy! Find time to nuture your body and spirit and be grateful for all the good that comes your way.

Hope you have a great health start to this year!

Love , light and blessings,

wellnessgenie3

 

 

 

Lets talk about Stress| Wellnessgenie

Hello beautiful readers! In 2011, I overcame a difficult time in my life. I will be sharing more of my personal story with you on how I dealt with depression, anxiety and stress in my journey. Today I facilitate for delegates from Africa on Stress Management and Dealing with Depression and Stress in the Workplace. That period in my life was definitely a healing crisis for me and thank the Good Lord I am able to help and heal many on my journey because of it , happy to say I’m  a transformed women living in love , grace and strength. Challenges always equip us to be better and stronger human beings, it’s the way we see it and how we realise these blessings from difficult times that makes the difference. If you reading this and going through a stressful time, just know you are LOVED, beyond words.

Ok, let’s talk stress. What is Stress? Stress is anything that poses a threat or challenge to our wellbeing and is a reaction to stimuli called the flight or fight response. Stress is the feeling we have when we under pressure while stressors are the things we respond to in our environment. What are you stressors? Take out a pen and paper and identify them. Understanding your constitution will also help you understand your stress response and how to deal with them. Your constitution relates to your mind -body connection.

What happens to our body when we stress? When we feel under pressure , the nervous system instructs our body to release stress hormones including adrenaline , noradrenalin and cortisol. Stress can be positive as it keeps us alert and focused. When we stressed for long periods or too often this is when those negatives feelings and body responses come up – blood pressure increases,increase in heart rate, headache, backache, neck pain, difficulty in concentration, sleeplessness, memory disturbances, upset stomach and unbalanced blood sugar levels. Stress also depresses the immune system. Did you know that even a 20 minute episode of stress can reduce our primary defense system for 3 days?

How do we deal with Stress?

1) Prioritise tasks, organize your day.

2)Exercise – Exercise releases those feel good hormones. Endorphins act as the body’s painkillers and mood-lifters.

3) Make time for relaxation- try meditating for about 10-15 minutes a day. I start each day with a meditation – it calms my mind for the day ahead.

4) Talk it out – You can talk to a therapist or a loved one, don’t keep those feelings inside. Our support systems are great healers.

5) Keep a Stress Journal – Track your stressors daily , you will begin to identify common patterns and themes, once you identify them you will know how to deal with them.

6) Ever tried chamomile tea? it’s a relaxant herb that has calming effects on the body.

7) B Vitamins – These essential nutrients help convert our food into fuel , allowing us to stay energized throughout the day.

8)Adaptogenic herbs – Several adaptogenic herbs have been shown to reduce the effects of stress and cortisol and improve anxiety symptoms. These include Rodhiola, Ginseng & Ashwaganda among others. Consult your healthcare practitioner to find the best fit for you.

Stress is a part of everyday life, identifying our stressors and learning to manage them is key to maintaining a healthier lifestyle. I look forward to sharing my journey with you.

Love and healing blessings,

wellnessgenie3

Start a Stress Journal – A stress journal can help you identify the stressors in your life and the way you deal with them. Track it in your journal, you will begin to see patterns and common themes.

 

 

The Divine Feminine |Wellnessgenie

I was inspired to write the divine feminine after emotions that made me really reflect on my essence. Thank the heavens for spiritual mentors in our journey!

Have you ever thought of your life and feel that you are not where you want to be ? I need to do more, be more , create more! That was my feelings recently and it moved me out of gratitude, love and joy into arrogance and impatience. A place I never want to me, honestly this is my path of weakness but it is being human after all and we are here to grow, evolve and live a life of awareness and of purpose. There is no better way to growth than having that awareness , realization and guidance you need at that time.

After this shift I found my divine feminine..once again. It is the divine feminine that is so pure yet so powerful at the same time. One that draws beauty from all around her and people are magnetized by her light and shining aura. We each have that sacred feminine aspect within us, waiting to shine. She is part of us all.  She embraces the masculine and feminine , that oneness in connection. The Divine feminine is the seat of creativity , that creative life force that stirs our soul. It is a sacred connection to Mother Earth.That conection to Mother Earth is so beautiful and grounding at the same time. I experience the divine feminine when I am in my sacred space, connecting with myself when I am open to creative expression and express the beauty of my soul, when I am one with nature. I experience her when I Love me totally and deeply in all my beautiful moments.

The Divine feminine essence ….It all starts with you, with self care by treating ourselves like the Goddess we need to be.Nuture yourself with all that you love to do! It could be an energising bath with candles or a special creative hobby.

Nature is powerful – Stand with your bare feet on the ground. Smell the flowers. Just connect with this force of nature.

Celebrate life’s beautiful moments. There is beauty all around us, take time to smell the roses and appreciate life as a sacred gift.

Enhance your space with beauty and color. Essential oils , energising crystals and special flowers that uplift your senses.

Heal your body- healing begins with you. Release negative emotions that no longer serve your highest good and replace them with positive, uplifting ones, you deserve to feel the best you!

Follow your intuition – Listen to the intuitive force within you. That is Divine feminine guiding you, take the time to listen.

The Divine feminine is a sacred aspect of ourselves, Nuture it. May we always live in love and divinity and celebrate the beauty of life & the beauty within ourselves!

Love and Goddess blessings,

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