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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. 
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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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  • 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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  • #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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Jessica Ainscough, The Wellness Warrior

March 17, 2011
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Jessica Ainscough once lead a life most girls dream of as a writer at one of Australia’s most popular teen mags, Dolly. But after being diagnosed with a very rare and aggressive cancer in her left hand and arm, called Epithelioid Sarcoma, she knew her life had to change.

She promptly packed up her glamorous Sydney life and returned to the Sunshine Coast in search of answers and a way to heal.

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“After having a high dose of chemo pumped through my arm (the) following scans showed I was clear of cancer. Little did I know it would come back, not even a year after going into remission,” Jess says. “After being told by the scary men in white coats that my only real chance of long-term survival would be to have my arm amputated at the shoulder I decided to take matters into my own hands — the way I saw it I had two choices. I could rely on the slash, poison and burn method offered to me by the medical profession and become stuck in the “cancer patient” category for who knows how long, or I could take responsibility for my illness and bring my body to optimum health so that it can heal itself. For me it was an easy decision.”

Two years on and Jess’ lifestyle has completely changed, from the food she eats to the products she puts on her skin. She says, “I ditched a diet that consisted mostly of champagne, canapes and late night Maccas to become a carrot juice-guzzling, lentil-loving vegan.” She now spends her time meditating, practicing Bikram yoga and learning everything she can about healing.

Through her blog, The Wellness Warrior, Jessica Ainscough shares her journey in the hope of helping and inspiring others.

Your life has drastically changed in the last few years, after being diagnosed with cancer. You went from champagne and caviar at beauty launches to green smoothies and meditation. What has that journey been like?

It has been scary, unpredictable, emotional and full of so many amazing lessons and opportunities I don’t believe I would have been able to experience otherwise.

Do you feel that modern day stresses had something to do with your cancer diagnosis? If so, why exactly?

I don’t think they were the main cause of my diagnosis, but I definitely believe they played a part. Cancer is a multi-faceted disease that is manifested when all of your defense mechanisms are compromised. When you suffer from poor diet (from too much processed, nutritionally-devoid food), environmental toxins, unbalanced emotions and unmanageable stress levels I think cancer is your body’s way of telling you that something’s got to change.

How have you changed? Do you feel like a different person in any respect?

I am the same person I’ve always been, but I feel like all the bullshit has been scraped away from the surface. I am more compassionate, more in tune with myself and more aware of what is really important in my life.

You used to work in magazines. How do you feel about chemically-produced beauty products now?

I wasn’t a beauty editor, but I was always surrounded by beauty products from working in magazines. I feel that chemically-produced products are an added toxin we just don’t need. A lot of women wear make-up all day every day and they have no idea of how many chemicals they are willingly pouring into their bodies.

“Our lives are not determined by what happens to us, but by how we react to what happens to us, not by what life brings to us, but by the attitude we bring to life.”

Can you chat a little bit about hair dyes. We know they’re toxic, but what do you think is the best alternative? How do you colour your hair?

Hair dye was one of the hardest for me to give up. I’m blond, but my natural hair color is mousey brown. I searched everywhere for a natural solution, but the best I found was hair salons that offer organic colors and clay foils, but they are still not totally free of nasties. So I’ve had to resort to my trusty bottle of 3% hydrogen peroxide. I have it in a spray bottle and I spray it on my hair to lighten it. My hair did go through a bit of an orange stage for a little while there but now it is a natural blond shade. And it is only $10 a bottle!

What does your beauty routine look like these days?

I use mostly Mukti skin care and hair care products. They are organic and all-natural and so beautiful to use. Once a week I apply a natural clay mask to my face. I use 3% hydrogen peroxide to remove blackheads. I use coconut oil as an eye cream and sunscreen. I use a dry body brush every day and bathe in apple cider vinegar once a week to draw out toxins and soften the skin.

Why are certified organic products important to you? What’s one product you take everywhere with you?

They are important because they are the only true indicator of safe, natural products. There is so much green washing on product labels these days where “natural” and “organic” claims are made with hardly any basis. The one product I take everywhere is my Mukti lip balm or natural paw paw ointment.

What’s your take on beauty?

Beauty is something that begins on the inside and is radiated on the outside. I have never felt more beautiful than since I completely cleaned up my diet. I have so much energy, my eyes are bright and I am so much more comfortable in my own skin.

You’ve had a major diet shift. How so?

I went from eating a lot of meat, dairy, white bread, white rice, white pasta and processed food – I couldn’t cook anything that wasn’t already pre-prepared for me – to eating an organic, vegan, mostly raw diet. I completely love my new diet though and can’t imagine ever going back to the former.

What foods can’t you do without and why?

I love starting the day with a big bowl of rolled oats topped with fruit and sultanas. I have to have a massive salad for both lunch and dinner complete with roast pumpkin, grilled asparagus, chickpeas and homemade pickled beetroot. And I love my fresh veggie juices. I can’t wait until I can reduce them from 13 a day, but I don’t think I could go without them anymore. Especially the green ones, they are so alkalizing.

What therapies do you swear by and why?

Massages are a must for me. I believe regular massages should be a crucial part of your routine, not just for special occasions. I also love coffee enemas. They are unbeatable when it comes to detoxifying your liver.

If you could recommend three approaches to achieving real beauty, what would they be?

1. Eat a clean, fresh diet full of organic living foods.
2. Exercise on a daily basis. Sweating is great for your skin, Bikram yoga in particular.
3. Establish a regular meditation practice. Taking the time to sit and mindfully check in with yourself with will help you get your head straight, balance your emotions and reduce modern day stressors.

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