Thursday, 4 August 2016

Love Your Life - Rise Up - Be True - Be you.....



Love.
We hear it daily.
We see it written.
We connect with it.
We visualise it.
We feel it.
We allow our hearts to expand in it.
We allow it to elevate our spirit.
We are love.
When we allow it in.
Live love laugh.


Ok so I love love.
And I feel so loved up right now so I thought I would write about what I love (apart from my earth lover and our gorgeous gals) ...  my other love.....

Why I love Young Living...
It covers pretty much Everything...


Ok,
So, where to start.
They not only provide us with the best ever most pure pristine and exquisite essential oils and natural wellness products  - whole food, nutritional, weight management, pain relief, kids range, pet care, chemical free cleaning and healthy home solutions, natural beauty and personal care that rocks our socks off. But also... Young Living is about longevity and have the only and widest range of Pure Earth Flavours..... thats HUGE! Yes I said pure natural flavours and fragrances.  
Hard to get that these days......

Did you know that when you are, or if you do....  ingest diet sodas, packets of chips, chocolate bars, even some organic muesli bars and jelly cups.......   (and don't worry I do/have done this too especially around my time of the month... flowing red... if you know what I mean.  Give me chocolate! These days I tend to just make sure I am prepared and make my own chocolates, snacks and have a stash in the freezer.... so yes I understand how these little compounds can set off, stimulate and excite our cells...... we want more..... our mouth waters, it takes over our mind...... it can be addictive. I have been there.)

Well, did you know that when you bite into or drink these products with flavours, natural flavours, extracts, fragrance, you are actually eating perfume! YUk....... its the same cheap nasty synthetic and artificial, call it what you will... also made for the industrial cleaning industry.  
I am so passionate about wiping out the demand, thus the supply of these dis-ease and disaster causing products. 

What are natural flavours/fragrances and why you should never put them near your mouth, skin or within your environment again...... 


Even "Natural Flavours"  and added flavours.... are EXCITOTOXINS. 
'Children are four times more susceptible than adults to excitotoxin damage. Permanent damage will not be evident until the child is mature, other common, more immediate reactions include, behavioural disorders such as ADD, ADHD, impaired learning, stomach cramps, depression and nausea' - Dr John. W. Olney MD. St. Louis Washington University. 

Oh really so who the hell wants this for our gorgeous kids?
No thanks.
Lets talk love.
Self love.
Self Care.
Self Respect.

Young Living is love in so many ways. You just have to open your heart and soul and feel the layers lift away as you rise and shine along the empowering and educational toxic free tribal trail that is Young Living. You have to go with the flow, you have to love, care, share, be strong and remind yourself of your vision and goal and why you started this life changing journey in the first place. 

So what are better options, lets combat this excitotoxin damage;

Use pure pristine and exquisite earth flavours, that are straight from nature.  Simple.
We have many that you can use to get creative in the kitchen. 

Doctors and scientists bang on and on about antioxidants, Vitamin C, Vitamin E & coenzyme CoQ10.

So what does Young Living have....
Just that!
We have our number one whole food multivitamin berry drink, nourishing, regenerating, renewing and energising drink NingXia Red that is power packed full of antioxidants.... and our Slique slimming brilliance boosting tea also have lots of antioxidants...... and we also have our OmegaGize CoQ10..... yes all covered.....  thanks YL :)  

So more goodness from YL:
They are world leaders in not just oils and wellness nutritional home and body products, they are  respected, innovative, setting a global standard in ethical conservation and kindness. Younglivingfoundation.com 

Young Living allows us to design our own lives regardless of circumstance and regardless of education. Everyone is equal and everyone rises together as together we are stronger. 

Thanks to YL I have been blessed with 7 All expenses paid trips all over the globe... and more to come..... USA, Bali, Noosa and O'Rielys Retreat. Just by listening to people and helping them with their health/wellness. 




Can you see why I love YL and why I'd love you to be a Joyous Team player?
The nourishment, the opportunities, the love.
A natural wellness and mindfulness mentor.
A game changer and trail blazer. 
Step outside the square. 
Be apart of the awesomeness...... 

Love.
Pure and Pristine.
Love what you do everyday.

Enjoy Natural Wellness.
Live with purpose.
Love with passion.
Open to abundance.





Thank you for reading the love.

Amy Joyous xx

Empowering families to wellness purpose and abundance. 



Tuesday, 17 May 2016

The Best Ever Raw Lemon Vegan Cheese Cake

By Amy Joyous 

Raw Vegan Lemon Cheesecake 


Ok so this is not officially 'cheesecake', no cows were harmed yes!
 I believe this is so much more delicious than a lump of philly cheese with sugar mixed in... and my old fav condensed milk is no where in sight.

I have made a few of these over time, different ingredients... whether it's because of the brand new whipper of a blender or the simple tasty ingredients, this works, and if you love citrus and lemon like me.... you will want to give this yummy zesty creation a go! 

The ingredients to this delish lush lemon tart/dessert..... simple, wholesome, whole foods.
Activated almond, Himalayan salt and date base with creamy lemon coconut oil cashew nut middle....
The difference with this one, compared to a tart you buy at a cafe... the smoothness, the fact that it is not jelliesh....  and the zest!! Young Living Lemon oil is an AMAZING edition!!!

So the whole food ingredients:



Whole food Base:
1 cup of Almonds
Soaked overnight, drained and blended with 
1 cup of dates 
Pinch of PinK Salt

Place onto dish, mould, with baking paper
Flatten blended mixture into dish, set aside in fridge. 



I
- Indie the Citrus Girl - 



Whole food Lemon filling:
2 cups of cashews soaked for 4 hours
1/2 cup of maple / rice malt syrup
Juice of 2 Lemons (1/2 cup) 
6 - 10 drops of YL Lemon oil (depending on your zesty metre) Im a 10
3 tbsp coconut oil
1 tsp vanilla essence or paste....
a generous pinch of pink salt!




Directions:
Place all filling ingredients into the blender, whip, whip it , whip it good....
So when it looks creamy and all mixed together...
You are ready to pour over base.....
Use spatula to create even top or pattern. 




TOPING:
Decorate with fresh or frozen blackberries and cherries
 Dust with shredded coconut.
Place your clean eating creation in the freezer or fridge!
and eat in 2 hours........ or earlier if you cannot wait! 




EnJOY the lemon love xox



Wednesday, 11 May 2016

A Poem For My Dad

Days with Dad



In the early days
I was your blossom
You were my everything

I admired you so much,
when I was young 
How you held yourself, 
presented and always had fun

I became obsessed with your moustache,
I thought it was really sweet.
I even had a crush on Tom Sellick,
who I wanted to meet.  

I balled my eyes out
when you turned around that day.
You just didn’t look like my dad,
I didn’t know what to say.

You had shaved off your moustache 
It was totally gone from your face.
I couldn’t look at you for a while,
and remember hiding all over the place.

A heart so full
A love so strong
In my eyes
You could do no wrong.

A perfect match,
for your gorgeous wife
Giving her everything,
she wanted in life.

Sometimes I thought you were total opposites,
at polar ends of the scale.
However you would balance and complement each other,
Mostly calm, with not much hail.



Dad gave the best comforting cuddles 



You were always there,
to provide love and support.
You would take me to calisthenics, 
netball and to the tennis court.

Netball was fun with you as my coach,
always teaching me to try.
Shooting hoops, running around the eastern reserve,
and enjoying a big fat pie.

Helping dad out with the cubs and scouts,
was exciting memory with the boys.
I ended up ditching Brownies,
because cubs gave me so much more JOY.

Back then,
girls were not allowed.
So for me hanging with my dad,
I felt kinda proud.

My biggest love growing up was,
out sailing with the breeze.
Dad helped me every step of the way,
and made me feel at ease.

We had so many incredible adventures together,
These memories I will hold onto forever.

You taught me how to
face my fear.
Heading out into waves,
that looked so severe.

Out on the water I learnt how to focus,
create visualisations and set my intent.
Sailing all over Vic,
And up to QLD our family went.

I would not have had the sailing success,
if it weren’t for you.
Incredible sails, quality fittings,
a polished yacht, I appreciate everything you do.


Dad washing my dirty sail after capsizing at Albert Park Lake 



We got lost within Melbourne,
a lady called out “are you for real?”
Smiling I was quite chuffed and knew
he was the real deal.

Through you I learnt that whatever I put my mind to,
I could achieve.
The secret formula,
to jump right in and just believe.

At the Colac Yacht Club,
you were friends with all.
Coaching the juniors, operator of rescue boat 2, 
you absolutely had a ball.

I also learnt about boys, drinking beer 
and the chugalug. 
Regattas, camping trips at easter,
winning wine glasses, trophies and many a mug!

When mum got sick,
you were the first to help.
A signature dish of 2 minute noodles, 
tin mushies, onions and cheese melt.

Winning the Aussie Champs, 
you had to get toads out of my boat.
You guided me towards first place,
and gave me so much hope.

From all the words of advice,
I have heard over the years.
One will be forever wedged,
and gave me quite some fear.

“Don’t get a boyfriend,
its too hard to break up!”
I took this very seriously,
until I had enough. 

Visiting Sam in Canberra,
was an EPIC trip by far!
We made movies, celebrated with Anzacs, shared lots of laughs,
all in our peugeot car!

You were caring, so cautious,
worrying and often full of woe.
I often heard ‘Be careful”
and "watch the bloody road."

We always loved our walks in nature,
finding birds, frogs and possums.
There is one thing that will never change,
I will always be your blossom.

xx



The last 4 or so years of my dads life we incredibly hard... Dementia took over in the end and my darling dad was not the same man I grew up with... He made us cry, he made us laugh with his crazy comments, behaviours and new found perception of the often confusing and frustrating world around him. Technology and life got to be too much and it was time for my dad to leave this physical world. The bacterial infection proved too much for his sensitive system.
Not a day goes by that I don't think of you...... 
I was your angel...  now you are mine xx




Positive thoughts, Brain health and mindful exercises are so important in order to live a life full of longevity with purpose, power and potential. I would like to dedicate one of our YL blends to dad.... we did used this oil on him, along with coconut oil..... however his disease was fierce, rapid and very progressive. 
Lets all look after our brilliant brains, magnificent minds, beautiful bodies and sensitive souls xx  


Saturday, 9 April 2016

Spirit Cleansing New Moon and Whole Earth Oils

EnJOY this cleansing NEW MOON energy. 

Amy Joyous - YL Educator 1090238

Specialising in kind and chemical free living.
Phone 0405377298




When we really stop, listen to the world around us, feel our intuition and tap into our own selves. 




Thats when the magic happens. 

If we feel blocked, cluttered, trapped and not working properly our decisions start to become clouded and we find it hard to take in the peace and serenity that we receive from Mother Earth. 

Cleansing, detoxing and clearing our environment is so important to enjoy inner stillness and peace of mind. 

Lately, I have been asked from friends, clients and team members about oils, earth supplements and other pristine products for detoxing and letting go! 
I love this topic......

And it got me thinking and reading about ways to release overwhelming feelings, baggage that maybe holding us back. 
I thought about our minds, our influences, the people we live with our families, work colleagues, our local community groups..…… the way we move our body!

How can we improve on our lives? 
Be more vibrant healthy and happy and not stressed, too busy and exhausted.

I love this quote:


What revOILution do you love... 
Wellness, bouncing, juicing, shopkins, sleep revolution..... 

Moving on from challenges can be difficult and things may flash back into our thoughts when triggers arise along the way.

The Wellness RevOILution is here and beaming its light to help with these challenges, new stepping stones and celebrations.

Physically moving (thousands of ways to chose) is the best way to detox, get things flowing, so what else can we do?

I believe that one of the simplest things would be (other than more sleep of course) to start with love and gratitude and to focus on the things we have, what we already hold within us..… rid yourself of what does not serve. 

A beautiful way to love your whole self is to use some of YL vibrational whole earth oils:

Look through eyes of wholeness and oneness xx






Diffusing JOY blend helps with increasing feelings of uplifting wellness and helps you be become inspired and more positive.

Need an extra pick me up Valor blend on feet brings about courage, strength and motivation.

Harmony on heck or tummy, helps centre and encourage peace and quiet.


Another area to cleanse within, help detox, one of our most important organs...
Our LIVER: It holds a lot of things including our emotional baggage. Here are a few facts about the liver and ways to nourish care for and love it :) 


The liver is the largest digestive gland of the body and has many functions; it’s focus is with metabolism, synthesis and storage of nutrients, detoxification, balance of hormonal levels, production of body heat and bile secretion. Headaches, eye strain, muscle spasms, joint pain and menstrual problems can also be related to liver issues because the liver governs these tissues. Emotionally, there can be restlessness, inability to get things done and general agitation with liver dysfunction. One may feel compulsive and may tend to complain. Anger is the emotion most associated with the liver.
    
There are many ways to cleanse the liver. A variety of herbs, fasting, massage, essential oils, lemon packs, etc. Of course what you choose to eat is critical for a healthy liver. Restricting intake of processed sugar, fatty fats (indulge in avos!), and refined processed easy foods, is important in sustaining vitality, as these foods tend to inhibit proper function of the liver and could possibly bring about chronic fatigue, lack of concentration, apathy, intestinal problems and spur a rise in blood pressure.



Livers Love Luscious Lemon Grapefruit Orange Lime and Bergamot = Citrus love :)

    
Essential oils are very helpful in supporting and cleansing the liver. Massaging the abdomen in a clockwise direction with essential oils in a carrier oil can encourage detoxification of the liver. A gentle rocking massage motion on the liver will help to mobilize and strengthen the organ. Salt baths (pink, epson and sea)  with essential oils are another way of detoxing the body. Of course, full body massage can stimulate the production of red blood cells, cleanse the acids from the tissues and balance many body parts and organs.
    

Some oils that have been proven to affect the liver in a positive way are:
    
Helichrysum is a wonderful oil for a tired and sluggish liver. It helps stimulate production and regeneration of new blood cells. It is also effective in detoxifying people from drugs and tobacco.
    
Lemon is a great cleanser, both internally and out. The liver loves fresh lemon juice squeezed in water and ingested daily. The essential oil can be rubbed on externally and absorbed into the blood, which then rejuvenates and clears out stagnation in the liver. It promotes healthy blood cells and tissue growth.
    
Cypress is warming and uplifting – just what a fatigued liver needs! It aids in relieving achy muscles, abdominal cramps and menstrual challenges. It also soothes menopausal symptoms (one of the liver’s function is keeping hormones balanced).
    
Clary Sage also helps with menopausal symptoms and can help ease nervousness and anxiety. Clary Sage has the innate ability to bring anger up to be released (liver’s emotion is anger) so only use clary when it is appropriate to vent emotion.
    
Lavender and Rose are essential oils to help calm down the liver’s anxiety and aggression. They can help relieve headaches, migraines, pains in the body and most liver complaints by soothing tensions and alleviating stress.
Rosemary enlivens the spirits and stimulates the mind and body. It is a liver and gallbladder stimulant and detoxifier.

Many green smoothies can also help with liver detoxification. Add parsley, kale, chard, watercress, cilantro (coriander), beet and dandelion greens to increase liver function. As long as you have a bit of fruit in there too, it will still taste good. It’s gotta taste good, right? I usually will add a drop of lemon oil too, for an added boost.




Young Living have an incredible whole foods natural multi vitamin that is straight from the earth. I have about 60 to 120 ml a day half a bottle some times, it really depends how my body is feeling and if i need extra energy and nourishment, feel what your body needs when It comes to NingXia Red, I don't believe you can have too much.
Lots of Citrus Goodness in this whole food drink.
There are so many healthy vitamins and minerals in every drop and lots of oils to enhance to bioavailability too :)



P.S. Young Living also have 2 specific blends created for Liver Cleansing called JuvaFlex and Juva Cleanse. They also have a spice blend (JuvaPower) that you can add to salads, eggs and most other cooking for a savory and healthful boost!


Thanks to Holli Smith: Oils for healing summit.... for these oily words of wisdom. xx

Spirit, Love and Oils,

Amy Joyous xx


If you would love to learn more about the power of these incredible whole earth oils, and how to start creating your own conscious career  ---
Connect with me:
Amy Joyous YL Leader 1090238
Phone 0405377298
amy@naurallyjoyous.com 
@naturallyjoyous 




Closing Prayer
Thank you to the dancing yogi x
A prayer to take away with us:
Watch the moon, the glowing, peaceful, soft moon; feel its multitude of light particles pierce and caress your skin. Walk in the hills, in the mountains, in the countryside; tune in with nature. Be quiet and know that you are part of everything. Leave your worldly games and worries behind. Relax, tune in, close your eyes. Feel the harmony in yourself and nature. Feel the infinite power surrounding you. Let yourself merge, let your worries blend into that which encompasses you. This is the source of life. This is life. This is existence. You are existence. You and That are one.