March Treasures

Hello April, what have you got in store for me?  I just know you’re gonna be great!  As we leave March behind I say thank you for all the magical moments with a collection of my favourite images.

and a round up of posts from the month that was March…

I’m leaping out of my comfort zone here

Sharing my weekly Delights here, here and here

Blending up some beautiful Aromatherapy oil burner blends here, here and here

And visiting my soon to be home, Canberra, here

And also working on a few minor changes, the blog will soon have a new home…will keep you updated.

In Health and Happiness, Dee xxx

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Dee’s Delights

A very happy Tuesday evening to you!  Welcome to this weeks Dee’s Delights.  I hope you’ve had a fabulous week…I certainly have!  So much great stuff going on at the moment, so I’ll get right down to it and share some of the happy highlights…

Walk:  This magical sky captured on a beautiful afternoon walk.

afternoon sky

Work: maa organics website.  I did it! I started! That’s the main thing right?!  It’s evolving as we speak.

Work: massages in the peaceful Julatten Studio and the Daintree Rainforest…does it get any better?

B-School: I’ve met, messaged and spoken to some amazing women who are enrolled in B-School!  And now have two mega-inspiring ladies as accountability partners who I’ll be keeping in regular contact with.  We’ll be updating each other on our goals and progress as we make our way through the course.  Very exciting indeed!  And lots of goodies from the Path To Wellness for signing up through their link…thank you thank you thank you!

And it all began today!  YAY!!!  all downloaded and ready to go!

On a little disappointing note, I didn’t win the scholarship to the Institute of Integrative Nutrition.  A big congrats to the lucky lady who won.  It’s obviously not quite the right time for me yet, but I will find a way to do it.  I found out today that they often offer discounted prices – a big plus and something to keep my eye out for!

Hair Cut: by the lovely Jennifer Campbell.  Just a little trim and tidy up as the growing project continues!  It feels like it’s gradually getting there, even had some comments lately about how it looks longer!

Weekend  Away Wardrobe Planning: Help! Autumn! Just how cold is it going to be? I can almost hear some of you laughing at that…anything under 25 degrees Celsius is cold for me.  Hmmm, maybe I should pack my winter coat after all! And I do need some closed in shoes!…will have to pack my boots just in case!

and other decadent delights… coconut water  – blueberries – feeling honoured – phone catchups – Canberra connections – purring pussycats – new magazines and positive thoughts.

And from Pinterest this week, a reminder of just how wonderful you are…

  • Wonderful pinned from here
  • Beautiful pinned from here 
  • Awesome shared from here 

Now I’d love to hear your happy highlights…please share with us in the comments below.  Until we next meet may you be inspired, enriched and delighted by life.

In Health and Happiness, Dee xxx

 

February Treasures

Farewell to what was a fabulous February! Thanks for all the love ❤ and as we head into March here’s a collection of my favourite images from February

and a round up of what happened here in February…

Sharing the love with some gorgeous images here and some self-love here.

Read my Dee’s Delights posts here, here, here and here.

Discover some beautiful Aromatherapy oil burner blends here, here and here.

For an awesome Apricot Raw Cacao Slice to indulge in click here.

And if you’re interested in my Intentions and Visions for 2013 read here!

In Health and Happiness, Dee xxx

Leaping Out Of My Comfort Zone

Dream Big

Recently I took, not just a step, but a big leap out of my comfort zone.  I thought about all the ways I could fall and hurt myself, I had all the usual excuses, some valid some not and I still did it.

What did I do? you might be wondering…I enrolled in Marie Forleo’s B-School program.  Is that such a big deal I hear you ask?  Well, yes, for me it is.   It’s a huge step towards creating the life I want.  I’m as nervous as can be, I feel unsure and scared (almost to the point of tears at times!)  But the important thing is I’ve taken that step, made that commitment to myself.

Discomfort = Change = A better version of YOU!

It feels like such a big deal for me because while I’ve always done whatever I do to the absolute best of my ability,  I’ve never really taken the steps to stand out and shine or to become the very best version of me.  I’ve lacked confidence and believed I could never be in the same league as all those other gorgeous women out there – my “real life” friends (you know who you are lovelies) and those I follow online (you may also know who you are!…see below for some examples!).

However, lately my inner voice has been nagging me to put myself out there more.  To feel the fear and do it anyway!!!  It hasn’t happened overnight though, it’s been a gradual process to get to this point where I can be brave enough to enrol in B-school and to publish this post!  In the last 10 years I’ve moved states, made new lifetime friends, opened a business, developed an organic product line, started this blog and I’m about to make another big move interstate.  All these things have helped me build my confidence, as well as having the most supportive husband I could ever wish for.

So if you’re reading this and think you can’t do it, think again.  YOU CAN DO IT!  I was once the girl who barely spoke at a social occasion, so if I can do it there is no reason why you can’t.  Don’t worry about all those successful people who are already killing it…they are there for inspiration and most of them will offer you help if you dare to ask!  Go for dreams, allow yourself to be passionate, love what you’re doing and live it to the fullest.  These words are just as much for me as they are for you!

B-School hasn’t even officially begun and I’ve already met the most inspiring women of all ages who are taking that next step in creating and expanding their dream life.  They are from all backgrounds and ages…you’re never to young or too old to start!

I’m not writing this post to encourage you to join B-School although you really should check it out to see if it’s for you! (enrolments close on the 4th March).  I’m writing it to improve my courage and confidence and hopefully help give you a push towards doing the same!

If you do happen to be interested in B-School these beautiful ladies have some fantastic deals if you sign up through them.  By the way, they haven’t asked me to promote them and I don’t receive anything in return.  I just love what these girls do on a daily basis.  I decided to sign up through Path To Wellness because I get the chance to win a scholarship to the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, which I am hanging out so badly to do!  Cross your finger and toes for me 🙂

Whatever you’re doing, remember to enjoy the ride!

In Health and Happiness, Dee xxx

Four Clear Intentions and Visions for 2013

Let's make magic!

The beginning of a new year always brings with it a feeling of positivity, hope, new aspirations, dream-setting and inspiration to fulfill those dreams.  A sense of being able to make magic happen.  The time to set some intentions and visions for the upcoming twelve months.  Much better than new years resolutions don’t you think?

As I said last year I’d much rather put together some little ways to improve my everyday life.  Make some changes to bring more love, laughter and joy to my days and to those I share my life with.

I thought it was about time to get this years intentions and visions out there…this post has been floating around in my head, on my laptop, in Evernote for a while now!

I’m certain that this year is going to bring together a lot of things Andrew and I have been working on in 2012…it’s exciting, it’s scary, it’s invigorating!!!!  A brand new chapter is about to begin.  In case you missed the huge news, we’re moving interstate!  All in the name of wellbeing and creating a better life for ourselves!  What bigger vision is there?  Moving back to the city to create a more balanced life – who would have thought?!!! But, I’ll come back to that another day!

Last year it was all about…balance, calm and creativity and this year is a big extension of that…more balance, more calm, more creativity.

Really, it all comes down to wellbeing and lifestyle.  As I talked about in this post…juicing (green and any other), eating well, meditating, relaxing, loving me more.  Caring enough about myself to give me what I need to live a happy healthy life.  Being as kind to myself as I would to my best friend.  Filling up my cup first so I can be the best I can.

So with lots of changes on the way, I’m setting four clear but achievable intentions to get me through the transition and on my way to a bigger brighter future.

1. Wellbeing and Lifestyle….follow my 2013 Plan.

2. Balance…no matter how much you love your work, and sometimes I can’t believe how much I love mine, you still need time out to rejuvenate.  This last six months has been all work and little play so now I’ll be having weekends, spending time with Andrew and my friends. I’ll be surrounding myself with uplifting, positive, inspiring people.  There’ll be more laughter, more fun, more play.

3. Calm…. more inner calm through mindfulness, enjoying small (and big!) pleasures, breathing deeply and fully, focusing on the good things and enjoying time alone to recharge.

4. Creativity… continuing with my creative loves – this blog, clicking away on my camera, more maa organics product development and there’s an e-book somewhere inside me too.

How does that all sound to you?  What are your intentions and visions for 2013?  Do you have any big changes planned?  I’d love to hear what you have on your vision board for the year ahead.

I’ll be checking back to here as the year goes on to see how I’m going.  Right now I’m feeling positive and ready for all that 2013 is going to throw my way!

In Health and Happiness, Dee xxx

Dee’s Delights

A fabulous February hello to everyone!  Can you believe January has passed us by already?   It was a great month though, right?!!  Lots of inspiration and planning for the year ahead.  Anyway, I won’t get side-tracked…here’s some delights from the last week – enjoy!

sunset walks.

Lots of maa organics product planning, ordering, new treatment ideas for Tranquillity Zone’s new menu, makeup love…it’s all happening this year.  And mundane paperwork out of the way too – a big YAY for that!

A cool morning drink with a friend at Hi Tide Cafe, that lingered into the early afternoon…great to finally catch up Ann! and what a gorgeous sunny day it was!

This aromatherapy blend for inner calmfocus and positivity.  I’ve been using it all week!

Food and juicin’ for wellbeing.  This mandarin, carrot. apple, lemon and lime was divine!

Our house, all pretty and photographed…it’s the final countdown folks!

A pedi for me with this season’s pink – Shelby by Zoya.

Some raw cacao love here.  YUM!

An overdue catch up with a wonderful friend last night…I gave her a luxurious pedicure and then she made us dinner…a lovely evening all round!

and other decadent delights… chicken pasta – fresh mangoes – airconditioning – ebooks – organisation – tropical rain and sound sleep.

clicketty-click – some online delights that have brightened my week…

My BIG love this week is a new website I found, thanks to Rachel from In Spaces Between for shedding the light!  It’s called Wild Sister – an e-magazine and online community for women to inspire you to love yourself, follow your bliss and change the world.  Click here to read about the founder Jen Saunders, her story and the magazine.  I’m definitely going to subscribe!

and some great articles on Zenspiration, a website full of great holistic living inspiration.

And here’s some inspiration from Pinterest…

  • magic pinned from here
  • hell yeah! pinned from here
  • it will all work out pinned from here

Now, it’s your turn…what has delighted your soul this week? Share it all in the comments below or drop me a line, whatever your heart desires.  And until we next meet, may your days be filled with fun and laughter and good times.

In Health and Happiness, Dee xxx

January Treasures

A big hello to February!  And as we bid January goodbye, I thought I’d share some of my favourite images from the last month…

and a roundup of posts from January…

Read my Dee’s Delights posts here, here, here and here.

Discover some beautiful Aromatherapy oil burner blends here, here and here.

And my 2013 Wellbeing and Lifestyle Plan might inspire you…read it here.

In Health and Happiness, Dee xxx