Saturday, 5 November 2016

Do you have sensational showers?

Sacred Shower of gratitude 💗



We have them everyday and for some a couple times a day..... or for others...  a couple of times a week...

Showers!

A beautiful time to indulge in self care, at its best... 
I've mentioned mirror work which has changed the way I truly look at my inner self....
Now lets delve into shower work...
With essential oils.
Before I have a shower.....
I enjoy selecting three oils that resonate with me for the day....
To support my emotions, intentions and focused thought for the day or week.

This morning it was;
Melissa, Stress away and Melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree). 

The past week for me was HUGE and I have felt emotionally drained most nights.... dealing with the needs of two daughters at 6 and nearly 8 years old. Giving them my all when running my own biz..... and doing the daily house hold chores .... its hard! 
Life is in constant flow... and in constant action.... ongoing change, ongoing acceptance. 
Flowing with the ever evolving and flowing changes in life.... 

So to cope in an aromatic way :) lets have a sensational shower experience! 
Starting with Melissa, (lemon balm)
I close my eyes and inhale deeply for one minute,breathing in and out........ as I feel the droplets of shower water washing over my naked stimulated body, feeling different sensations as the incredible fresh scent of lemon balm calms and uplifts my mind encouraging a positive out look....
I then change to stress away. The incredible smell I'm receiving through my nostrils is amazing......   This blend helps calm my nerves when my mind wonders into the "what if this happens"  future.... restoring, rejuvenating and promoting pure relaxation.
After breathing this in with closed eyes visualising calm, I then grab cleansing tea tree... I close my eyes inhale freshness, clarity and purity then exhale the chaos that I have created in my mind. 
I Inhale gratitude and exhale frustration. 
Inhale love, exhale fear..... 
Feel it deep down and smile for this time of self love you have given your sacred body...... 
Why not create your own shower experience and set your day up to be Totally Joyous xx 
Want your own oily experiences and OILS? 
Check out:
www.amyjoyous.com or www.yldist.com/naturallyjoyous

Phone 0405377298 

Thank you so much for stopping by, I hope you got some value out of these words of earth wisdom....

Lots of LOVE AND JOY 
Amy Joyous xx 

Friday, 4 November 2016

Turmeric Tangerine Hummus

Turmeric Tangerine Hummus







Who doesn’t like a good dip :) 
Dip it, mix it, fold it and spread it onto anything you desire……. I have been having it wrapped up in our rice paper wraps this week… yummo! 

So I got this recipe off Gary Mehigan’s - Comfort Food booklet.     
Re vamped it and added an oil of course :) 
I suppose it has been a week of comfort food for me as it has been that time of the magical month.….. I feel very creative during this time of the month (after the first day……)  and love getting creative in my kitchen! 
  
So for years now, I have been making my my own skin and personal care (or get it from the YL range) however I now see a HUGE need to make our own whole food dips, breads, wraps, crackers, shakes and even wontons, preservatives and harmful toxins can be present in many things. 

So just to let you know, according to the chemical maze by Bill Statham (an awesome shopping companion!) 
no. 211 = Sodium benzoate, is petroleum derived used as a preservative. potential effects are; Hyperactivity, people sensitive to aspirin may wish to avoid, may damage DNA cells, skin irritation, headache, stomach upset, asthma, prohibited in food for infants, found in jam, soft drink, fruit juice, pickles, pet food, vaccines, cosmetics and medicines…   

EKKKKK …. So this number 211 is present in lots of things including most shop bought dips! Why bother with all that, when you can make your own;


Would you like to try a Hummus with a difference?




Hummus Revamped:

1 x 400g can chickpeas or drained and rinsed 200 g click peas soaked over night (cook simmer 45 mins and cool) 
1 clove garlic
1/2 tbs sea salt
2 tablesppons cashew butter or peanut butter
juice of 1 lemon
80 ml extra virgin olive oil 
pinch of turmeric
2 drops of YL tangerine oil

Blend all ingredients in a blender or food processor. 
Serve with toasted turkish or sour dough bread, pita bread, crackers or cucumber.
Enjoy and well done for making a simple yet delicious dip with no added nasties xx


Want to get creative with your own oils?
www.amyjoyous.com
or www.yldist.com/naturallyjoyous 




Thank you for stopping by!! 

Love and Appreciation,
 Amy Joyous 
Phone 0405377298 

Thursday, 3 November 2016

7 Life Changing Ways Young Living has supported me.....

The REAL Wellness RevOILution:
Starts with Real soil and a Real heart....

The following is my very own personal experience "my story" from the last 8 years of using Young Living and natural wellness products. 
Before that I used to buy my 'essential oils'  from health food shops and supermarkets, I had 'all purpose liquid'  oils with a wooden box, I made candles with what I believed at the time was with essential oils, however just synthetic fragrance.... I remember, around the time I was 17 years old... wow, that was 20 years ago!! and before that... Mum?!?! I remember using a big fat Eucalyptus bottle that said POISON on the top in capital letters....... and we would inhale that with steam when we chesty..... 

Anyway, I have not only found the most exquisite therapeutic oils that make my heart sing, however....... the its the lifestyle, the people, the values and the vibes..... and the impact this company is having on a global scale consciously.... all of this makes my heart sing. 

Best of all. 
I get to Lead with love and purpose around my daughters....... and thats a beautiful thing. 
I have let go of the guilt, the shame, the wondering what they are doing, eating and how they are being, when with their daddy. I know they are safe and loved deep down and that is what I focus on.
So when I am in their presence I love to empower them with joyous choices and beautiful nourishing wholeness.  

Thank you for stopping by and reading my words. 
Im am truly appreciative!!! 
AJ X


7 areas of my life that Young Living has completely transformed;  






Me laying in the lavender fields at one of the Farms,  Mona, Utah

1. 8 years ago … my body transformed. Following my studies and love for the great outdoors, nature and science, I went to a four hour workshop with mum to learn about essential oils and natural wellness and instantly fell in love with the idea of a blissful Raindrop Technique. So mum, Zola in the pram at 4months and I walked away that day with my very own YL everyday oils collection…. and a new perception on essential oils and using them in the kitchen!!! WOW..... After Jen gave me a mini 5 RT demo, I felt amazing and was hooked…. I knew these oils were something special….  That next week I booked into the level 1 Raindrop Technque course and the rest is history…. After years of sailing as a child, I believe I put my body out of balance, after two session in one weekend, my muscles and joints felt amazing and now I feel more balanced, centred and at ease. 


My gorgeous gals with their fav oils... Indie with stress away and Zola holding Abundance xx



2. Babies and kids…. As a parent we all want the very best ingredients for our family. My girls are both at school now, and for the first 6 years of their life, essential oils were, and still are, a part of day to day life for them. From making our own wipes, scrubs, bath salts and more to picking the daily diffuser smell for the lounge room or choosing their own bath and shower gel aroma and showing them the importance of self love and self care. Such an empowering way to educate your kids on the power of plants and mother nature….  and not relying on synthetic drugs, lotions or potions for a quick instant, band aid solution. There are so many gorgeous options in life when it comes to natural wellness and intentional living and I believe that this is one of the most pristine ways to protect your little precious ones skin, immune system and sacred environment.  xx


3. Emotional support during traumatic life events
All of us how through many challenges in life…. some of mine?? Postnatal depression, Separating/Divorce, Sorting our care for our kids, experiencing court and uncomfortable situations, accepting 50/50 equal parenting, caring for a beautiful father with Dementia and then watching him waste away in hospital, thats confronting….. opening up talking about death to kids and moving house primarily due to having your daughter being re enrolled into a new school without being told. That was huge... feeling like I was ripped out of my Narangba community, where I volunteered in the class room. Essential oils have been incredible at uplifting, awakening and clearing thoughts and emotional stagnation.  



The food you can create



4. My fitness, health, nutrition, body self image and self care have dramatically changed…. Pristine health and nutrition sourced from the finest areas on earth. Whole foods, whole oils, wholeness.  I have even traveled to one of there many farms they own and collaborate with to bring us the very best, I have planted lavender meditated in the fields under the snow capped mountains of Utah, watched jousting and……. wow the opportunities, went on an all expenses paid holiday to Bali and got to take my mum!!! 




Here we are white water rafting with like minded people we just met at the start of the Bali adventure who are now our life long friends.....




5. At 23 I had saved up $36, 000 (working in Victoria, within Disability) and set off to travel around Europe and the UK, Thailand, Vietnam, Canada and America. I was always pretty savvy, and saw the value in saving to get what I wanted..... My financial situation changed when I became a single parent in 2013 leaving my marriage with $60 in the bank and two little girls to look after, it was extremely overwhelming as I felt the whole world on my shoulders. Educating myself on the Young Living business: the powers of essential oils an amazing family company and how mlm, relationship marketing or referral business networking work.  I have learnt about the plower of plants, persistence, perseverance, purpose and true heart shattering passion….. Financial independence is possible, who wants a ceiling on their income… as Teri Secrest says :) 
Fund your own future. 
I have chosen to refer people to the Young Living lifestyle and as a result, Young Living compensates me (rewards me) and has given me a chance to create my own conscious career from home, inspiring everyday mums and dads, or anyone who wants a better way to live, that is truly nourishing and toxic free. 



6. Friends and the travel!! 
I have met so many gorgeous friends over the last few years and we all have similar interests. We bind together stand tall, support and empower each other. I love the new global family that you meet as a member of Young Living. A gorgeous conscious community of like minded souls who care about the future of our precious planet and our families…..  Empowering each other with essential education, raising our standards, setting our values while stepping out with a mission to help give families amazing lives through the power of plants, with a purpose and a mighty passion.
I love the energy at our events!

Beautiful souls I have met along the way




7. Feeling proud, leading by example for my daughters and helping restore our precious planet.
YL lifestyle has shown my daughters a beautiful way to live and an understanding of how nature and plants heal our bodies and work in our environments. 
My girls come to me and tell me what oils they need, go get it and put it on their bellies or sores (usually lavender to soothe or purification for itches) I love that they can feel empowered and use their little intuition. 


A life and business (if you choose) that is built on sharing kindness, love and JOY.

Young Living is made from nature + science (wellness), serving, heeling, sharing (purpose) and more quality family time and freedom to choose (abundance) 

Did this spark your interest or resonate with your soul?

I would love to hear from you,
amy@naturallyjoyous.com 

More info:
www.amyjoyous.com 
or 
www.yldist.com/naturallyjoyous 

EnJOY choosing your own adventure in life,

Love and Appreciation, 
Amy Joyous
0405377298
xx     





Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Bliss Balls with a Twist

"Accept that instability is inevitable and actually learn to enjoy it" Lisa Messenger.

One of my favourite quotes right now from her book Money and Mindfulness..... Oh what a blessing to read her realness and her savvy heart felt solutions.... if you haven't picked it up it's a great read!

Instability.... I use to fear this word, feel inadequate, feel like I was less of a mum because I chose a different track, separate, my family felt scattered, far from stability....  but we made it work, we scattered lots of love and lots of fun and have accepted from it, learnt from it and now ENJOY having a new un-pathed path to journey along.

I hope you ENJOY these bliss balls as much as I did making them with my daughters!
Sometimes, being a parent, things just don't go the way you planned....... and thats ok. 
Why not add some Acceptance essential oil blend in the diffuser while you are getting creative in the kitchen ;) 




Choc recipe and Bliss Balls you can eat for brekky, lunch or tea :)  Made with Love from Amy Joyous 


xx

Raw Chocolate:
1/2 cup of cacao powder
4 tbs coconut oil
4 tbs maple syrup 
Melt if need and mix… as more oil if need thinner runnier consistency if think and want to add a fudge like feel why not add some medjool dates, cashew butter or tahini….. vanilla essence and any YL earth flavour you choose. 







Tangerine Dream Bliss Balls:

1 cup of sunflower seeds
1 cup of pitted dates
1 cup of sultanas 
1/2 cup desiccated coconut
1 tbs cashew butter or tahini or cacao spread…. 
8 drops of Tangerine oil

Blend or blitz the sunflower seeds, place in bowl with desiccated coconut and add the tangerine oil drops. Set aside and allow the flavour and aroma to soak in.
Blend up the dates, add whole sultanas (or blend swell, up to you….)  Add cashew butter (or tahini) and then mix all ingredients together.  
Squeeze into a slice tin or roll into balls….
To decorate, sprinkle with or roll in either more blended sunflower seeds….. or you could add any other seed chia or sesame seed etc.

I love to store mine in the freezer, a great go to when you feel like some chocolate or a naughty sweet treat, which is not really naughty at all :) if you want you can make the chocolate above and roll them in that also! 

However you choose, ENJOY….




Halva Bliss Balls:
I first came across Halva balls years ago when my girls were bubas, I was looking for different food ideas, and just happened to be watching the Today show at my parents house, with my mum, Lola…..  one particular morning…. seeing this Aussie chick…  Lola Berry for the first time pop up on the TV, with her funky name, beautiful blond locks and bright ribbon and headband in her hair… i think I had an instant girl crush as I was so into everything plant medicine and wholefoody so she made Halva balls and I have been making them ever since.. and following the nutritionist journey around town… and now with her new Melbourne cafe Happy Place!…. A bit of an inspiration and on the cover of this Month edition of Holistic Bliss Magazine!!!  :) 
 


This is my version with the addition of our gorgeous vibrational essential oils.


Cinnamon Seed Bliss Balls :

1 cup of almonds
1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
 1/4 cup sesame seeds
1/2 cup chia seeds
1/2 cups hemp seeds
I tbs linseeds
1/2 cup dried YL wolfberries (crazy high in antioxidants)
1/2 cup cashew or/& macadamia butter
1/2 cup Tahini 
A drizzle of maple syrup &/or rice bran syrup 
2 drops of YL cinnamon bark oil 
2 drops of YL nutmeg oil 

Can also add bee pollen if thats your thang ;) 

Mix together and roll into little bliss balls of goodness, store in fridge or freezer… roll in raw choc for extra plant power and antioxidants!!
 
 

In order to enjoy and appreciate the very best quality earth flavouring (and family fragrance) … 
Check out the most pristine essential oils available on the planet @ www.yldist.com/naturallyjoyous 
Join the mindful movement  - The Joyous Team - YL Wellness RevOILution 


Amy Joyous - 0405377298
www.yldist.com/naturallyjoyous 
xx
 
Please remember that oils ain’t oils, and ’natural flavours’ aren’t always what they say they are… ask questions with LOVE :) 




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