digestive health & probiotic goodness

“My inner beauty journey began with my own skin and health issues,” explains Carla. “I have seen that what I put into my mouth has a profound effect on my health.”

signs & synchronicities

The forefather of analytical psychology Carl Jung believed signs and synchronistic events come from the unconscous mind (our internal programming that holds a huge reservoir of feelings, thoughts, urges, and memories that are outside of our conscious awareness ) and collective unconscious (beliefs shared by all peoples) . Whatever your personal belief is, the Universe…

candles & intentions

When you light your candle, it illuminates your intentions, and when you meditate on your intention, it releases a message and sends our energy out into the universe. On a symbolic level, lighting a candle represents the five elements: earth, water, air, fire, and spirit. The wick and base signify earth and are vital for…

balance harmony strength

“Strength is all about the balance between body and mind” Anna K Anna K writes “Strength represents the balance between the Virgin and the Lioness in us. the balance between body and mind, intellect and passion, rationality and instinct. If our Virgin part, the mind becomes too strong we become passionless, cold and too much…

major sunscreen fraud exposed

The owner of a US lab that tested sunscreens sold to Kiwi consumers has pleaded guilty to falsifying results. Test reports from the company, AMA Laboratories, have been used by many manufacturers to justify their sun protection claims, even when our independent testing found the products weren’t up to standard. The fraud went on for…

5 reasons to add watercress to our meals

  I grew up eating Watercress but not in the traditional soups or salads. I am part Maori and traditionally, watercress is a staple in the diet, so every 2 weeks we would have what was coined The Boil Up. Fresh Wild Watercress was washed, removing the stalking bitter ends and then placed into a…

juju organics philadelphia

The last few years of my career have been within the medical spa industry using a number of different lasers and medical grade products to correct a variety of skin conditions. While I still believe there is a time and place for these treatments, a recent stint with ill-health managed to reignite my passion with…

menstrual cups vs tampons

Manufacturers of tampons and sanitary pads are not required by law to disclose the ingredients used in their products. TAMPON INGREDIENTS: Synthetic Fibres Bleach Perfumes Polyvinyl Alcohol Hydrocarbon Dioxin Polyester Polyurethane Parabens We are inserting toxicity laden tampons into our body, month after month, year after year. It does not surprise me that a  large…

restoring digestive health

Digestive health has been an interesting issue for me to research this past year as it has been the underlying cause of a number of physical and mental symptoms I have had to deal with. A sluggish or unhealthy digestive system can present in so many ways. Physically, bloating and nausea after meals is a common…

mii maa mineral cosmetics

I think most everyone is aware of the intense rivalry between New Zealanders and Australians. The slagging, witty put downs and cheeky banter runs thick through our veins. So it is with a heavy heart that I say so publicly, that I am a big fan of Australian Organic Skincare and Mineral Make-up. In my opinion they are at the forefront in setting standards of quality and…

kicking adrenal fatigues arse … very slowly and gently

Featured on Prayers and Apples It has been 8 months since my world pretty much came crashing down around me in more ways than one. For the past 10 years I have been living in a Chaotic mess. I seemed to draw Chaos to me. I had no idea of the toll that living a life, suspended in such a…

he aha? why ?

I’m a seeker, a bit of a wanderer …  I study people, I try to understand them at their core and the experiences that have shaped them into who they are. For the past 15 years of my journey I have been a teacher, laser and skin specialist, make up artist, dumping ground, friend and confidant working all…