Vegan and Gluten Free Eggplant Patties

October 17, 2015

These delicious, nutritious VEGAN and GLUTEN FREE EGGPLANT PATTIES are so simple you won’t believe how tasty they are until you try them for yourself!! – Recipe Courtesy of WHOLISTICALLY HEALTHY  


1 eggplant cut into cubes 1 onion, finely chopped 2 cloves of garlic crushed 1 handful fresh herbs – I used dill, basil, parsley, and oregano 1 cup almond meal Handful of pumpkin seeds Salt and pepper to taste Good quality cold pressed cooking oil  


In a frypan, warm a little oil and add onion, sautéing until translucent. Add garlic and eggplant, cook a further 10 minutes, stirring occasionally until the Eggplant is soft to touch and cooked through.   Now, transfer the eggplant mixture to a food processor, add the fresh herbs as well.

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October 16, 2015

Many fruits can be used as alpha hydroxyl acid (AHA) treatments, sloughing off dead skin cells to reveal a smooth complexion.  Pineapple is great for congested, oily, thick skin; guava is a good exfoliator; grapes hydrate the skin; kiwi fruit contains vitamin E; and apples are great for moisturising the skin. Papaya pulp contains natural hydroxyl acids (AHAs).  It cleanses and exfoliates the skin and is a good treatment for itchy skin, acne and psoriasis.   Here’s one for you to try:

Papaya and watermelon treatment

Normal/oily/congested skin



185g (6.5oz/1 cup) peeled, seeded and chopped papaya 185g (6.5oz/1 cup) peeled, seeded and chopped watermelon  


Blend the papaya and watermelon in a food processor.  Strain and discard any solid particles, (these can be used in the garden as compost).  Us

October 12, 2015

Tips for carrying heavy backpacks

Girl carrying backpack

  • Backpacks should be ideally no heavier than 10% of a student’s weight when packed.
  • Make sure the backpack is sturdy and appropriately sized – no wider than the student’s chest
  • Put comfort and fit at the top of the priority list, rather than good looks
  • Choose a backpack with broad, padded shoulder straps
  • Use both shoulder straps – never sling the pack over one shoulder
  • Use waist straps attached – they are there for a good reason
  • Don’t wear the backpack any lower than the hollow of the lower back
  • Don’t overload the backpack – use school lockers and plan homework well in advance
  • Place all heavy items at the base of the pack, close to the spine, for a better distribution of the weight

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October 11, 2015


Citrine is an uncommon variety of quartz that forms naturally when quartz crystallizes with iron (Fe) inclusions. It can also be formed when amythest is subjected to intense heat.


Hardness: 7 Colour: Yellow/Orange/Brown (can be very pale in colour) Lustre: Vitreous Chemical Composition: SiO₂ (Silicon Dioxide)  


.Holds/stores energy .Provides a restful energy .Boosts confidence .Used in conjunction with amethyst it balances the mind .Provides warm energy  


Solar Plexus chakra (between navel and diaphragm)   References: The Essential Crystal Handbook – Simon and Sue Lilly

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October 7, 2015

Tuning forks, (usually C512), are used by medical practitioners to assess a patient’s hearing. This is most commonly done with two exams called the Weber test and Rinne test, respectively. Lower-pitched ones (usually C128) are also used to check vibration sense as part of the examination of the peripheral nervous system. Tuning forks also play a role in several alternative medicine modalities, such as sonopuncture and polarity therapy. Orthopaedic testing has strong support for common use of the tuning fork, smallest frequency C128, for bone fracture testing. The tuning fork is toned on the suspected bone with fracture and toned progressively closer to suspected area of fracture. If there is a fracture, the periosteum of the bone will vibrate and fire nociceptors (pain receptors) causing a local sharp pain. This is a positive indication of a fracture that the practitioner is indicated to refer for medical x-ray. On this note, any sprains will give a false positive with local sharp pain. However, it is established practice to refer for an x-ray regardless; thought to be better than missing a real fracture while ruminating on possibilities that it could instead be a sprain. A recent review (Aug 2014) in the BMJ suggests clinicians exercise caution

October 7, 2015

Major corporations are employing the use of sound in a variety of creative ways to counter the effects of workplace stress. The California corporate headquarters of Toyota have a unique approach for overcoming stress and building morale with their ‘Toyota drum circle.’ ‘Drumming away stress’ sessions are also being offered by New York psychotherapist Robert Friedman for a range of clients including companies such as Pitney Bowe, Xerox and Time-Warner. Dr Jeffrey Thompson, Director of the Center for Neuroacoustic Research, has developed programs using sound for Nike, Cisco Systems and Mattel that enhance creativity, productivity and health and wellness.

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October 5, 2015

Antique Bell & Dorje Set

An image of a  beautiful Ganta & Dorje Set There are 7 petals inside the bell.  They are the principal ritual objects of Tantric Buddhism.  Traditionally, they are used together, the bell in the left hand, the dorje in the right. They represent the union of wisdom and compassion, which is enlightenment.

October 5, 2015

Energy medicine, energy therapy, energy healing, or spiritual healing are branches of alternative medicine. The most controversial claim in this general area of pseudoscience is the belief healers can channel healing energy into a patient and effect positive results. This idea itself contains several methods: hands-on hands-off and distant (or absent) where the patient and healer are in different locations. Many schools of energy healing exist using many names, for example, bio field energy healing, spiritual healing, contact healing, distant healing, therapeutic touch, Reiki or Qigong. Spiritual healing occurs largely in non-denominational and ecumenical contexts. Practitioners do not see traditional religious faith as a prerequisite for effecting cures. Faith healing, by contrast, takes place within a traditional religious context. While early reviews of the

October 2, 2015
THE iconic Healthy Eating Pyramid has had its first makeover in nearly two decades, with sugar and junk food completely banned, and replaced with “healthy fats” and niche food items such as tofu and quinoa.

Nutrition Australia’s new pyramid will no longer spruik even a modicum of junk food: today, it is all about legumes, soy milk, soba noodles and tofu, which have never before been given a place on the previously three-tiered food pyramid. Nutrition Australia chief executive Lucinda Hancock said that the whole grains food group has been expanded to include “quinoa and soba noodles, and the dairy section includes soy milk to represent calcium-fortified dairy alternatives”.

September 21, 2015

Integrative Body Psychotherapy (IBP)

is a psychotherapy that recognizes and treats the somatic (physical), psychological/emotional, and spiritual nature of a human being. It is based on the premise that the body, mind, and spirit are not separate, but rather integrated parts of a whole person. Every experience has a physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspect, which manifests internally within the body, and externally in relationship to others. IBP was first developed by Jack Lee Rosenberg, Ph.D starting in the late 1970s.   Integrative Body Psychotherapy (IBP) is a synthesis and implementation of therapies: PSYCHOLOGICAL. The psychological orientation of IBP is built on Object Relations, Attachment Theory, Cognitive Behavioral, Gestalt, Transpersonal and others. SOMATIC. The Previous 1 11 12 13 14