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  • Expert Solutions for Skin Issues is now available as paperback and Kindle ebook on Amazon 🍎

Featuring celebrity nutritionist @_kimberlysnyder holistic skincare expert @theresekerr wholefood and fasting expert @tylertolmantt nutritionist @yummololaberry chemist @rossmacdougald wholefood chef and medical herbalist @janellapurcell fermented food specialist @donnamgates and many others.

The 65-page book is a collection of wisdom—nuggets of skincare (and health) gold from some of the world's leading holistic skincare and health experts.

For too long, we have been told it's what we put on our skin is the key to the vibrant, youthful glow we seek. However, there is much more to the healthy skin picture, and if you act upon the advice within these pages, you may also discover vibrant wellness, from the inside out.

Also featuring delicious and nourishing recipes for inside and out.

Purchase Kindle eBook version here for just $8.95 USD: www.amazon.com/dp/B086M7YJHH or paperback for $14.95 USD: https://amzn.to/39GyhME (see live links in bio). It will also be available as PDF download on my website soon. Sign up for updates here: http://eepurl.com/c6q8XD
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  • Tomorrow is the day! My book Healing Prolapse: Inspired Words for Your Journey Within, launches on Amazon (Kindle and paperback)  https://amzn.to/37Gz2Et 
While literally billions of women in the Western World suffer from some form of prolapse, it is a condition shrouded in secrecy. Why? Because women feel shame, embarrassment and that their body has failed them. It is my job to show them it is NOT their body failing them, rather a symptom of suppression that weaves back through history and generations. It is so much more than a physical issue. It is a result of women believing they are not enough. It is a result of women believing lies about their womb.

It is my role to show women the true reflection of themselves: one of beauty, power and incredible possibilities. There is much work to be done and this is just the beginning. I healed second degree uterine prolapse because I awoke to the truth and I did the work to heal. Now, I’m showing others how they can do the same. 
Please share with the women in your life. They may not be talking about it, but they may be suffering beyond measure. https://amzn.to/37Gz2Et .
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  • Healing Prolapse: Inspired Words for Your Journey Within, officially launches on Amazon on February 22 (pre-sale is open now). I am humbled by the response I've received after sending out just a few review copies of this 85-page book.

I wrote it to support women with Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP); to help them think about their symptoms in a new way and to share what I know after I healed what the medical establishment told me was not possible.
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“I am half way through your book and I honestly can't even begin to tell you how amazing this is, and what a blessing this is to the POP community! Such a gift 🙏" — Lindsay T, Canada.
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“Healing Prolapse is filled with empowerment and hope, two things that women who have been diagnosed with prolapse are rarely given. For many, the suggestions offered in this book may well be the missing link in their healing journey.”—Tracie L, United States.
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“Inspirational! I absolutely loved it! Such a beautiful gift for women to read in order to acknowledge that we need to look past the physical in order to find true healing.”—Chyvawn N, Canada.
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“Healing prolapse is a beautifully written book to help nurture and find completeness, from within. Shannon has given women hope to find a natural way of loving themselves, as when we tune in to the very core of our knowing, healing begins." — Jocelyn Oades, New Zealand.
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“What a treasure to read Shannon’s new book! Such grace, love and support. There is no doubt that Shannon was destined to help women in this sacred way and after reading her new book, I think you will find your vibration lifted to a place where you can manifest and heal anything you desire! Starting with your womb. May the Divine Mother shine her light on all of you who seek to find your truth, and your path of healing in these pages."— Elly Numia, New Zealand.
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Purchase your copy here: https://bit.ly/32bqpAR Link also in bio.

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  • In case you didn’t know, this account is no longer active (besides the occasional reminders that it’s no longer active 😂). I’m now at @shannondunnwriter where I cover eco beauty, holistic living and more. Love to see you over there 👉🏻
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Journalist. Guiding women & children to remember their inner calm & innate power🌕✨Official @certclean Clean Beauty Awards judge🌱Low-tox living expert🌸 @wellbeing_magazine writer.
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  • #PROTECTIONCRYSTALSWEEK {Guest edited by Heather and Timmi at @energymuse} A Bronzite Stone is a protective and grounding mineral that helps to restore harmony in your life. It strengthens your self-confidence and self-esteem, especially in situations where you find yourself feeling overwhelmed or powerless. Bronzite healing properties help to alleviate any feelings of doubt or indecisiveness. This particular bronzite meaning makes this a very beneficial stone to use when considering plans for the future.

Bronzite stones help you to take responsibility for your actions, while balancing, grounding and stabilizing your energy body in the process. Bronzite healing properties not only repel, but send back the negative energies to the sender. They instill the inner strength and courage to follow through with your actions to pave way for your dreams to come true.
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  • #PROTECTIONCRYSTALSWEEK {Guest edited by Heather and Timmi at @energymuse} A Selenite wand (pictured) is the ideal energy tool for all types of energy cleansing. Everyone needs one in their home. It is one of the the very few minerals that has the ability to quickly unblock stagnant energy and remove negative energy. Place one on each of your windowsills to protect your space and raise its vibration. Selenite crystals also greatly magnify the energy of anything that is placed upon them. Place your tumbled stones on top of them to clear their energy. 💎
Selenite is one of our must-have crystals—it’s one that we both wear each and everyday. It is a mineral that holds a very, very high vibration, working on many different energetic levels to cleanse, purify and clear your body of any negativity or energy blockages. Selenite crystals dispel all negative energy from the body and mind, bringing calming energies, deep peace and mental clarity.
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Unknown to many, Selenite also promotes fertility as well as unlocks any creative blocks. It is excellent for healers, light workers and people in the public to wear, as they act as an energetic shield surrounding your aura. Some even believe that its' natural ability to cleanse, purify and create energy flow throughout the entire energy system will help to restructure and regenerate cells. It is often used in holistic medicine treatments for physical healing, including cancer treatment and tumor reduction. 💎
Wearing a selenite necklace also shields and protects you from lower energy frequencies, especially energy vampires, spirits or ghosts. Selenite is a form of liquid light that infuses your aura and spirit with white light when worn or held.
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  • #PROTECTIONCRYSTALSWEEK {Guest edited by Heather and Timmi at @energymuse} An Andalusite stone is very powerful for psychic protection, grounding and motivation. Carry it with you when you are feeling anxious, stressed or fearful to help you feel more secure and protected.

Since ancient times, Andalusite stones have been used for protection. They believed that the Andalusite meaning as a sign from God, as it has a very unique, natural black cross within it. Andalusite stones carry a very highly protective vibration, especially for psychic protection. In ancient times, it was used to ward off the evil eye and any negativity directed at them. An Andalusite Stone is a powerful healing stone for focus and grounding, helping to strengthen all of your chakras so that you feel more balanced. It increases your motivation and willpower, so that you are fully focused on your task or goal. The andalusite metaphysical properties include having a deep connection with the Earth. When you hold these stones in your hands, you will feel a spiritually grounding and comforting energy. It helps you to change any negative energy into positive, fostering harmony and peace. Andalusite stones are also wonderful stones to carry when you are feeling fearful, depressed, anxious or stressed, as it helps to relieve stress and leaves you feeling more secure. 💎
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  • #PROTECTIONCRYSTALSWEEK {Guest edited by Heather and Timmi at @energymuse} Peacock Ore’s (also called Chalcopyrite) rainbow color surrounds you with light to inspire positivity. It is a stone of creativity, innovation and blessings that helps to increase creative energies and stimulate new ideas. Hold it in your hands and say: Negative energy will not enter my space. I am surrounded by light and peace. This will amplify its properties for peace and protection.

Chalcopyrite is a wonderful meditation stone because it breaks up energy blockages to open up the crown chakra. It is also believed to be one of the strongest healing stones in the mineral kingdom, as it has the ability to align every chakra when placed upon it. Using it in body layouts causes a transformative experience that removes negative energy and replaces it with strong, positive energy. Meditating with them on a regular basis increases your intuition and helps you to become more in tune with the universe. It is also said to help us overcome the idea of “perfection,” encouraging us to embrace who we are and accept ourselves. 💎 
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  • #PROTECTIONCRYSTALSWEEK {Guest edited by Heather and Timmi at @energymuse} Black Tourmaline is one the ultimate protection crystals. If you are looking to clear, cleanse and unlock any energy blockages in your home, place a piece of Black Tourmaline in each of the 4 corners of the room or at the 4 corners of your property. This creates a protective shield of energy to ensure that no negative and harmful energy permeates your space. The human body is constantly bombarded with positive and negative energies. When you come in contact with people everyday, you often pick up some of their energy. To maintain a balanced mind, body and spirit, you want to make sure that your energy is 100% your own, so knowing how to remove negative energy from your energy field is key. 💎
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Sophie Uliano Gets Gorgeously Green

June 24, 2015

Author of the Gorgeously Green book series, passionate environmentalist Sophie Uliano believes transforming your beauty case to eco-and-health-friendly doesn’t have to compromise on style. A sought-after spokeswoman for the eco lifestyle movement, Sophie makes it her mission to find natural alternatives that work just as well—or better—than the chemical-based skincare and cosmetics.

Why should we be considering natural and organic products?

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Organic skin care and beauty is important because many companies are now green-washing their products by labeling them as being “natural”. This means absolutely nothing. As consumers we need to understand what a “clean” product is. A certified organic beauty product will have gone through a rigorous inspection process to ensure the essential oils, plant oils and other ingredients are organic and non-toxic.

What would people be most surprised to learn about traditional beauty products?

Many of them contain a plethora of chemicals that can be irritating, harsh, ineffective, disrupt your hormones and even cause cancer.

Why Gorgeously Green?

I’m all about the “gorgeous”. I don’t live in a yurt and wear hemp! I want to find beauty products that are clean and yet out-perform many of the products we see in department and drug stores—products that are over-priced for what they are. I think as green women, we should still be able to be into the gloss and fun of beauty.

What are your top tips when it comes to seeking out authentic eco beauty?

Always look for a third-party certification. There are a few now, depending on which country you are in. Don’t trust labels such as “organic”, “natural” or “made with botanicals”. Look for companies that produce in small batches to ensure freshness. It’s best to try to buy products that are made in the country in which you live, because they won’t have had to sit for days or months in a freight container.

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What are the top five most toxic ingredients in common beauty products and their side effects?

1,4 Dioxane: Found in an alarming number of products, especially baby products. This chemical is a byproduct of the process ethoxylation (increases water solubility). Can also be listed as PEG or ingredients ending in “eth” or “oxynol”. The EPA classifies it as a probable carcinogen to humans. It is readily absorbed through the skin and also found in hair products, lotions, face creams and anti-aging products.

Parabens: Listed as methyl, propyl, butyl and ethyl paraben and found in 75 to 90 percent of all products. This preservative can disrupt your endocrine system (hormones). It is a known medical fact that estrogen stimulates breast cancer and anything absorbed through the skin may be as high as 10 times the concentration of an oral dose. It’s found in many products from lotions, scrubs, conditioners, shampoos and makeup.

Formaldehyde: This had been recently added to the “known carcinogens” list. It’s most commonly used as a water solution called formalin, rather than in its pure form. With the help of preservatives, formaldehyde is released in small amounts over time to help protect cosmetic products against contamination by bacteria during storage and during continued use. Also referred to as Quanternium-15 or DMDM hydantoin. It is found in nail polishes, nail hardeners, eyelash glues, hair gels, soaps, makeup, shampoo, lotions and deodorants and hair straightening treatments.

Phthalates/Fragrance: DHP, DBP5, DEHP, and dibutyl phthalate are used in personal care products and considered probable carcinogens by the EPA and likely to cause cancer. Phthalates are also known endocrine disruptors (may interfere, mimic or block hormones), development toxicants (can interfere with the normal development of a fetus or child), and a reproductive toxicant. Phthalates can be inhaled and also absorbed through the skin via perfume, nail polish, skin lotion, deodorant and some hair styling products. Since the ingredients are not required on fragrances, there is no way to know if phthalates are in a fragrance. A safer alternative is to choose pure essential oils instead of perfumes.

Coal Tar Dyes: A known carcinogen and made from bituminous coal. Coal tar is found in dandruff and psoriasis shampoos, anti-itch creams, hair dyes and other cosmetics. Also listed as p-phenylenediamine and colors listed as “CI”, “FD&C,” or “D&C.”

Others to be aware of include: Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES), Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS), Petrolatum, Triclosan, Polyethylene Glycol (PEG), Phenoxyethanol, TEA (triethanolamine), DEA (Diethanolamine) and MEA (Monoethanolamine).

Why are companies still including such toxic ingredients in their products?

Because it is cheaper to use these chemicals and it’s an easy fix to obtain a texture and fragrance that consumers will like. They also extend the shelf life considerably.

I think as green women, we should still be able to be into the gloss and fun of beauty.

What’s the number one thing people should look for on the label when choosing an eco beauty product?

A certification.

What are your favourite eco beauty products and why do you like them?

There are so many companies that I barely know where to start. I love Nvey Eco and Jane Iredale makeup, and I love Avalon Organics, Living Nature, Lavera. That said, I review hundreds of beauty products every year, so it’s tough to pick out favorites!

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What can people expect when they visit your blog?

You will find my “Gorgeous Find” reviews of all the new and wonderful beauty products out there. Also recipes, how-to videos, how to make your own skincare and much more.

Sophie Uliano

Sophie Uliano, www.gorgeouslygreen.com