• #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.
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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  • #PROTECTIONCRYSTALSWEEK {Guest edited by Heather and Timmi at @energymuse} One of the oldest stones on the planet, Shungite is a must-have for any crystal collection. All gemstones have healing qualities, but in the case of this super stone, the unique purifying and cleansing properties of shungite make it unlike any of the other protection crystals. Found only in Russia, shungite has been a source of healing since long before the discovery of fullerenes within the stone. The natural fullerenes within this carbon dense stone have the ability to reduce the concentration of free radicals. That's why we always recommend setting shungite protection properties on your desk, to shield against the free radicals cast off by your tech devices. It's also great to place shungite in a glass of water to create a healing elixir. The high-carbon content within shungite acts as a filter. Modern water filtration systems use active charcoal carbon for the same reason. In Karelia, Russia, where shungite is found, they've been using shungite in their water for centuries! 💎
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  • #PROTECTIONCRYSTALSWEEK {Guest edited by Heather and Timmi at @energymuse} Black Onyx is one of the best crystals for protection because it facilitates better decision making. In connecting with a black onyx protection crystal, you can work to shield your energy from regressing into negative habits or patterns. It's ideal for releasing tension, and guides you to find grounding within. Use black onyx to find stability during times of turmoil in your relationships. The self-confidence this stone imbues you with comes from that sense of balance within. It will encourage you to pursue your dreams without fear. Wear it as protection crystal jewelry and always have a bodyguard to shield your inner spirit from unwanted intrusions. 💎 
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  • #PROTECTIONCRYSTALSWEEK {guest edited by Heather and Timmi at @energymuse} Energy is your most precious human resource. Your energy makes you, you. Your physical energy, emotional energy, mental energy and spiritual energy all contribute to how you feel and show up to your life on a day to day basis. 
Your mind, body and spirit are constantly bombarded with positive and negative energies. Even when you do your best to maintain a positive mindset, you are still susceptible to the energies of others and your surroundings. When your co-worker or loved one is stressed, you may pick up that energy and take it on as your own. If you walk into a room where an argument just occurred, your energy field picks up the energetic residue left in the space. This is why it’s of utmost importance to prioritize protecting your energy.

When you feel safe, secure and energized on all levels, you just feel good. You are grounded, calm and able to make better decisions. Your performance at work sky rockets. Your relationships become easier. And your home feels like a safe, harmonious haven.

So what can you do to protect your energy? That’s where crystal energy comes into play. Throughout this week on the @ecobeautyeditor feed, you’ll learn what crystals are best for protection of your space and your energy.
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  • #PROTECTIONCRYSTALSWEEK This week’s @ecobeautyeditor feed will be guest edited by Heather and Timmi from (my all-time favourite) crystal house, @energymuse The women are going to be talking about crystals for energy protection — one of the most overlooked health and wellness subjects on the planet IMO. We are actually first and foremost energetic beings, so it makes complete sense that we would need to put certain protocols in place to protect (and nourish) our energy reserves. If you’re a crystal lover like me, stay tuned to find out what ones Heather and Timmi recommend, and why.
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People Real Beauty Rebels

Janella Purcell & Her Super Natural Life

July 1, 2015
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While unhealthy diet regimes and food fads come and go, healer, author and television host (and Eco Beauty Editor author) Janella Purcell is guiding people back to Mother Nature in order to find balance of mind, body and soul.

From her Lebanese roots to her Ayurvedic and Chinese Medicine philosophies, naturopath, nutritionist and wholefood chef Janella Purcell is the modern embodiment of authentic, healthy living as one of Australia’s leading wellness experts—a culinary trailblazer who understands good food and good health.

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Her teachings have inspired many to shift their ideas about food, realising what goes in the mouth is also medicinal if grown, prepared and eaten in harmony with nature.

While her expertise is far reaching, her message is simple: Eat seasonally, buy locally and choose organic foods in their unprocessed, whole state. Otherwise known as the S.L.O.W movement, Purcell has become the unofficial spokesperson for the approach that is encouraging people to return to what fuels the body—and supports the planet—in the best possible and most natural way.

It’s a passion that extends to all of her work, including her commitment to Connecting Hands, OXFAM and Lifestream superfoods, organisations that Purcell personally supports and believes in.

“Mother Nature knows how it’s done, so why mess with her? The over-processing of food benefits manufacturers by extending shelf life and they’re cheaper to produce—this causes harm not only to us but also the land and waterways that they produced from and will eventually go back to,” Purcell says. “Refined food also has other ‘things’ added—like sulphur dioxide and other preservatives—to keep them looking okay. By eating SLOW we are taking pressure off our fragile eco system, plus supporting our local producers and our body.”

An award-winning author of three cookbooks, the nature-nurturing chef is about to launch her fourth, and some say most anticipated: a celebration of real food and its preparation that caters to any culinary preference, from vegans and omnivores to fussy eaters and busy families.

Janella’s Super Natural Foods (Allen & Unwin) is a “one-stop cookbook” according to the Australian Natural Health and Nourish columnist, an essential guide for those wanting to rethink their nutrition and boost their kitchen repertoire.

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“So many female clients in particular tell me they’re making two or three meals a night, as one person won’t eat veggies, or the carnivore in the house must have meat on their plate, or the kids only want pasta,” she says. “This book has so many variations on every recipe—some with instructions to include meat, hide the veggies, make it nut, dairy or soy free and there are many recipes for raw food vegans that can be adapted to suit even the most ardent carnivores.”

Mother Nature knows how it’s done, so why mess with her?

The sought-after healthy living advocate calls the Byron Bay hinterland her home, a community known widely for its holistic, healthy lifestyle. It’s here Purcell grows her own fruit and vegetables, scours weekend farmers markets for locally-made fare and whips up her much-adored real food recipes that have been shared across television, magazines, newspapers and online.

Once the good chef on popular food show Good Chef, Bad Chef, Purcell had a season as the nutritionist and cooking expert The Biggest Loser, after many years of sharing her expertise on Channel Nine’s The Today Show and Mornings with Kerrie Anne. Yet, despite being the well-known face and voice of natural health, she also makes herself widely accessible via her regular workshops, at her Sydney and Bangalow clinics and through her engaging social media presence.

“I believe it’s a huge blessing that I can be utilised to help others,” Purcell says. “When you can be of service to others, your life is just so rewarding and full.”

Did you always know that you would take your health message to the world in the way you have?

It’s funny, but yes I did. It has always felt like my life’s purpose – before anything else, even my own needs many times. It really has been a calling, and one that I am grateful for, daily. You can also see this strongly in my astrological chart – there is a clear connection between food, healing, teaching and the media, so I guess it truly was written in my stars.

If someone comes to you wanting to get healthy but no idea where to start, what are the essentials you often recommend?

I really do believe going organic is a no-brainer. You are immediately removing many toxic chemicals from your life, so within hours your body can start to work more efficiently; automatically allowing your organs of detoxification to perform their job better. Regarding food, I move my clients onto a wholefood diet full of veggies and some fruit, plus plant based protein like legumes, hemp, sustainable quinoa and the best basics they can afford – salt, oil, vinegar etc. Any animal products really do need to be organic, and gluten, refined sugar and grains reduced. For supplements I only choose those where the values of quality, purity and sustainability are evident, and of course sourced as close to nature as possible.

What are your biggest food indulgences?

I don’t see food as either an indulgence or a duty. It’s a part of me, and my surroundings so I eat in accordance to that. I truly believe if you deprive yourself – or feel that you do – then you will binge, at some point. I eat breakfast, lunch and dinner and am partial to a glass of organic red wine in the evening, sometimes two! I don’t have a sweet tooth and I eat what I feel like. Perhaps if anything is considered an indulgence, it’d be the great organic, spelt sourdough bread from the farmers market up here – made into a bruschetta with local tomatoes, basil, garlic and olive oil, great salt and a splash of balsamic—an Italian treasure.

What’s in Janella Purcell’s pantry and fridge right now?

I tend to pick what I need from the garden as I need it so my fridge isn’t usually that full. Right now there’s a head of broccoli, one kohlrabi, a few spring onions and half a pumpkin. Also some local, organic miso paste, hemp seeds and oil, home made fermented veggies, kefir and sprouts, coconut water, and in the lower drawers lemons and limes from my trees and ginger, garlic and turmeric from my garden. The pantry has different organic nuts, seeds, legumes, spices, oils, vinegar, some grains and noodles, raw cacao and a range of other superfoods.

Do you recommend people detox or cleanse?

Absolutely, but not in the way many people think it needs to be done. It shouldn’t be painful and horrible. It doesn’t need to be all or nothing. The idea is to remove toxins, thus allowing our elimination channels a chance to properly detox. Include a green powder like Essential Greens+ a few times a week and liver herbs occasionally or daily for a period of time. If you have a pretty clean lifestyle and diet then yes you can do a week of something stronger like veggies juices supplemented with wholefood powders, a probiotic and Aloe vera juice.

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How often do you travel and what are your must-have travel foods and supplements?

I am in Sydney a week a month and do other trips quite frequently. I take a small bottle each of Lifestream Spirulina tablets and Aloe vera with me. If I’m going to be away more than a few days then I also take a few ingredients for a smoothie and a hand blender – things like Essential Greens+, and hemp seeds and then I buy some coconut water and fruit once I get to my destination. I also take some tempeh and my Seeds Crackers. This is a new recipe that I love. They’re only seeds, no grains. I use these where I once would have used bread or store-bought crackers.
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What might people not know about Janella Purcell that you’d like them to know?

That I’m not fanatical about what I eat, anymore. My way of eating has become so ingrained in my way of life now that it’s part of me. I do believe however that food is only one part of the equation when you’re considering your health. ‘Spiritual nourishment’ covers more than just food. If you are content, happy, fulfilled and loved, are getting enough sleep and exercise, are drinking alkaline water and are creatively expressed – then food is an adjunct, not the be all and end all. Food is the first step towards wellness, which for me means health plus happiness, not the only step.

About Janella Purcell

Janella Purcell has combined her vast knowledge of food and nutrition and how our emotional state and lifestyle can affect our wellbeing, to create a multi-disciplined approach to regain good health and wellbeing. Dedicated to a core philosophy of food as medicine, Janella treats ailments including poor digestion, weight issues, reproductive and auto-immune disorders, and cancer. Janella Purcell also sees patients with the MTHFR gene mutation/s, Adrenal and Chronic Fatigue, Oestrogen Dominance and menopause. Janella’s personable approach is geared towards understanding each clients individual concerns and considering every aspect of their life before tailoring a program that is appropriate, affordable and realistic. She looks at what changes are needed from a wide view – be it a lifestyle change, or an ongoing emotional or mental pattern preventing wellness. Janella’s 5th book titled ‘A Gut Full’ will be published in 2017. Janella Purcell does Skype consults, and practices from her clinics in Sydney and Brisbane and the Byron Hinterland.

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