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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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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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Best Natural Beauty Books

May 5, 2011
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Every now and again, you come across a book that’s a keeper — those you refer to often and recommend to friends. I have many such reads that will never gather dust on my bookshelf. Here’s a sneak peek at just a few…

Beauty Books to Buy

Clean Body: The Humble Art of Zen-Cleansing Yourself by Michael DeJong

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A handy little book I keep on my shelf is Michael DeJong’s Clean Body: The Humble Art of Zen-Cleansing Yourself. Small in size, yet big on natural tips, it’s a great book to have on hand at home, especially if you want to move away from products made with chemicals. Rather than harping on about how our toxic household cleaning and beauty products are making us sick, Michael DeJong offers solutions that are right there in your kitchen. Using just five pure, natural ingredients: baking soda, lemon, olive oil, salt and white vinegar, he shows you how to wash, scrub and rinse with complete peace of mind, all while saving dollars and the environment. Also check out Michael Dejong’s Clean: The Humble Art of Zen-Cleansing to get you on the path to de-toxifying your entire home.

Eating For Beauty by David Wolfe

No matter what we put on our skin in the effort to make ourselves beautiful, it’s not going to do a thing if we’re not beautiful on the inside. In Eating for Beauty, nutritionist David Wolfe takes you through all of the amazing natural foods that work internal wonders, foods that have been known for thousands of years to promote inner beauty and good health. He also talks about the concept of beauty, where it came from and why it’s so important to us. If you’re interested in understanding how to achieve real beauty, this is a book to buy not borrow.

Look Great, Live Green: Choosing Bodycare Products that Are Safe for You, Safe for the Planet by Deborah Burnes

Self-confessed beauty junkie Deborah Burnes gets right down to the nitty gritty of what toxins are lurking in every day beauty products, shares secrets on how to look past the hype and recipes to make your own beauty products straight from your kitchen pantry. I like this book for many reasons, the main one being Deborah has done all the dirty work for you. She also shares some great hints and tips on how to assess what products deliver the promises and those that are certain to toxify your body.

RAW by Charlie Trotter and Roxanne Klein

Two celebrated US chefs who actively promote sustainable living and showcase it through their incredible culinary pursuits. Many of which are featured in RAW. With recipes such as Mediterranean Cheese Salad with Dragon Crackers and Indian Red Peaches with Vanilla Ice Cream and Pecan Praline, this talented duo show just how diverse and satisfying a raw diet can be. Plus with gorgeous pics from photographer Tim Turner you’ll want to un-cook every recipe in the book. I’m starting with the sweet stuff: banana chocolate tart with caramel and chocolate sauces (see recipe below). If you’re vegan, switch out the honey for raw agave nectar.

I’ll be blogging about some new releases in the coming weeks, so stay tuned for those. Read a book that you love? Feel free to share it in the comments!

Banana Chocolate Tart with Caramel and Chocolate Sauces
Serves 4

There may not be a better combination than bananas and chocolate, unless, of course, caramel and walnut are added to the mix. This tart intoxicates through its remarkably sensual, intense flavor. It is the sort of a dish that once you begin eating it, you are compelled to stop talking to others at the table. The child in every adult emerges when this tart is served.  Charlie Trotter & Roxanne Klein

Ingredients
For the cashew milk
3 cups raw cashews, soaked 10 to 12 hours in filtered water, rinsed, and drained
6 cups filtered water

For the date paste
1 cup pitted Barhi dates
1/2 cup filtered water

For the chocolate-fudge almond
1 cup raw almond butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup organic cocoa powder
Seeds from 1/4 vanilla bean
1 1/2 teaspoon nama shoyu (raw soy sauce)

For the Mexican chocolate sauce
1 cup Chocolate Fudge-Almond
1/4 cup filtered water
2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground cinnamon

For the honey walnuts
1 cup raw walnuts, soaked for 6 to 8 hours in filtered water, drained, and patted dry
2 tablespoons honey granules
Dash Celtic sea salt
Dash freshly ground cinnamon

For the tart shells
3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons sprouted flour
1 tablespoon maple syrup
2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
Seeds from 1/2 vanilla bean
Pinch of Celtic sea salt

For the caramel sauce
3 heaping tablespoons raw cashews, soaked for 8 hours in filtered water
1/4 cup plus 1 teaspoon Cashew Milk
2 tablespoons raw dark honey
2 tablespoons Date Paste
2 tablespoons maple syrup

4 tablespoons Mexican Chocolate Sauce
8 tablespoons Chocolate Fudge-Almond
28 banana slices
4 tablespoons Honey Walnuts, broken

Directions

Make the cashew milk
1. In a high-speed blender, combine the cashews and water and blend until creamy. Line a large sieve with a double thickness of cheesecloth and place over a bowl. Pour the cashew mixture into the sieve and let drain, then grab the corners of the cheesecloth, hold together securely, and squeeze the cheesecloth to extract all of the milk. Transfer the milk to a covered container and refrigerate for up to 3 days.

Make the date paste
1. In a food processor, combine the dates and water and process until completely smooth. Use immediately, or store in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

Make the chocolate-fudge almond
1. In a food processor, combine all the ingredients and process until smooth. Set aside 1 cup for the Mexican Chocolate Sauce. Use immediately, or store in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

Make the Mexican chocolate sauce
1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and whisk together vigorously. Use immediately, or store in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

Make the honey walnuts
1. Combine the walnuts, honey, salt and cinnamon in a bowl and toss to coat the nuts evenly with the other ingredients. Spread the nuts on a nonstick drying sheet on a dehydrator shelf and dehydrate at 105°F (40°C) for 12 hours. Transfer the nuts to the shelf, spreading them evenly and continue to dehydrate for 24 hours longer or until crisp. Use immediately, or store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week.

Make the tart shells
1. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and stir to mix well. Place 2 tablespoons of the mixture in the bottom of each of 4 ring molds each 2 inches in diameter. Pack the mixture firmly into the molds. (You will have more dough than you need for 4 molds. Because the tiny tart shells are fragile and time-consuming to make, it is a good idea to line additional ring molds with the remaining dough in case of breakage.)

2. Place the molds on a nonstick drying sheet on a dehydrator shelf and dehydrate at 105°F (40°C) for 3 hours. Remove the tart shells from the drying sheet and dehydrate directly on the shelf for about 10 hours longer, or until just dry.

Make the caramel sauce
1. Drain the cashews, pat them dry, and then measure them. You should have 1/4 cup; discard any excess. In a high-speed blender, combine the cashews, Cashew Milk, honey. Date Paste and maple syrup and process until smooth. Strain the puree through a fine-mesh sieve. Set aside 4 tablespoons for the tarts; reserve the remainder for another use.

Assemble
1. Spoon 1 tablespoon of the Mexican Chocolate Sauce in a circle on each plate. Put a tart shell on top of the sauce. Spread 2 tablespoons of the Chocolate Fudge-Almond on the tart shell.

2. Arrange 7 banana slices on top. Drizzle 1 tablespoon Caramel Sauce over the bananas and on the plate. Sprinkle with the Honey Walnuts.

Wine notes: This rich tart requires a wine with serious heft and sweetness because of the golden rule that says, the wine must always be sweeter than the dessert. Trevor Jones’s Old Tokay from Australia’s Barossa Valley, although not a raw wine because a spirit has been added, makes for too perfect a combination to be shunted aside. Its concentrated chocolate and caramel flavors are truly unbelievable with the syrupy richness of the sauces.