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Detoxing with Essential Oils

Detoxing with Essential Oils

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I am in here in Toronto at the end of February waist-deep in snow on the coldest day on record. Grump. It is hard for me to imagine the generous warmth of spring but from what I can see on Instagram, flowers are shooting up all over the world and people are shedding their layers. When that happens, our bodies leap to life. It is essential to open detoxification pathways to help our bodies be as productive as possible in this time of transition. Of course, I turn to essential oils to assist me.

Here are some ways to use essential oils to be your most juicy moving into spring. Viva!

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Raw Chocolate Balls: Little Mouthfull of Love

Raw Chocolate Balls: Little Mouthfull of Love

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I present to you Raw Chocolate Balls.

I love this recipe because it is delicious, healthy and easy. If you making desert for your lover or looking for a midday pick-me-up, these salty balls will definitely do the trick. I only use powdered raw cacao (chocolate) because it maintains its nutritional profile that would be otherwise lost when cacao is exposed to heat.  

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Cacao is a super-food powerhouse, full of magnesium, calcium, and potassium. Pumpkin seeds are high in testosterone-producing compounds and protein. Coconut oil is rich in medium-chain saturated fats. They break down more quickly than long-chain saturated fats, and give you long-lasting slow-burning energy. Rice bran powder is excellent brain food and gives this recipe a creamy consistency.

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Love or Lust: what are you authentically looking for in love?

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Sensual lover, I love love, a lot. I love seeing couples stealing kisses. I love the tender, knowing embraces of older couples. With Valentine ’s Day just around the corner, I have found myself thinking about love, lovers and some old patterns from my past. Sometimes, we can get a little mixed up in terms of what is real-to-the-feel love and what is a loin-induced fallacy.

My hope is to help you discern whether your relationship is love-filled or lust-motivated. Choose wisely. You know what you ultimately deserve and love is worth waiting for.

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The Snow Moon: Finding the Beauty in Today

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Here we are in the thick of winter in the Northern Hemisphere. It can start to get a little grueling this time of year. It’s not a surprise that tonight’s full moon is called a Snow moon. Usually the heaviest snows fall in this month each year. Hunting becomes very difficult, and hence to some tribes this was the Full Hunger Moon or the Bone Moon as tribes would have only bones left to eat. However, there is hope in sight.

I am thrilled that the days are getting longer and the chunkiest part of winter is behind us. Sensual lovers, you know I am better suited to southern climes and I miss Rio intensely. However, I have a few tricks up my sleeve to manage the most desolate parts of winter.

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Juicy in the Afternoon: Aromatic, Superfood, Enlightened Passionfruit Juice

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For many, there is nothing more depressing than a Monday morning in January in the Northern hemisphere? From this vantage point, there are at least six, probably closer to eight more weeks of winter’s wrath. To be a Canadian, one needs to know how to survive with lightness in our hearts.

Eating tropical or raw food in the winter is not something I generally recommend for myself or for my clients. Cold causes constriction in the body and the last thing we need in the winter is more tightness… However, every now and then, we need to break the rules. We need to remember that even in the bleakness of winter, somewhere, life is growing and thriving. We can feast on that inspiration.

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Howl at the Moon and Make your Destiny your reality: January Full Wolf Moon

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Sensual lovers… today is a very important day astrologically. The full moon is at zero degrees in Capricorn. This is the most important and powerful day OF THE YEAR. I am sure that you can viscerally feel that these are times of massive change. This astrological moment points directly to us as individuals stepping into our full divine power, for the betterment of the collective. It’s time to actively release things that are holding us back. Take stock of your life and decide what you want  to take and leave, moving forward into this new paradigm. Lovers, it’s huge! You can actively use the power of the sun and stars to galvanize all that you want in all aspects of your life.

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Happy New Year 2015

Happy New Year: Here’s to an Extraordinary 2015

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Sensual lovers, wow, just wow. 2014 was a pivotal year for me. I want to thank you deeply for being a part of my world of aromatherapy, high vibe health, sensuality and true beauty. This year included a book deal, six months in Rio, a unexpected car accident, hoop gigs, a lover or two and so much more.  I am both excited and humbled at what’s ahead. In 2015, I will launch Aromatherapy for Sensual Living Essential Oils for the Ecstatic Soul, continue the SenLiv Mama project, do a west coast Aromatherapy tour and release a little secret I am holding close to my heart; it promises to be the most sensual yet.  What is happening now is the culmination of long and winding road that, in some parts was treacherous, in others, sublime.

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December Full Cold Moon: Warm Things Up

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Wowza! Can you feel that intensity in air? It’s the last full moon of the year and it’s a doozy. The days are short and the day of the darkness is upon us. It’s time for reflection and an invitation to step fully and authentically into our light.

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The December Full moon is called the Cold Moon, cause baby, it’s cold outside. Get your hot chocolate and your sweetie and cuddle together to warm up these dark nights. Additionally, I recommend including cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, and vanilla into your breakfast smoothie or as a daily tea to help increase the internal heat. I also love to sweat it out as much as possible. I regularly include weekly infra-red sauna sessions throughout the winter to help detoxify my body and keep the core internal furnace firing. I also maintain a diligent fitness routine throughout the cold months. It’s the best way to keep those pesky winter woes away.

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Beet it Rainbow Salad (yup, I went there)

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I am a delicate flower. I get trembling cold if I eat a lot of raw food in the wild north of Canada (as cold causes constriction). Sensual lovers the truth is, I long for the fresh foods of summer. I love the solid crunch of a raw salad and the vibrant colors that tickle my insides. To keep me warm and happy while eating raw food, I add warming herbs to dishes. As such, I am able to eat minimal amounts of raw food without getting the dreaded chill. This recipe, with the addition of ginger and garlic combined with raw vegetables, effectively solves many seasonal conundrums.

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Oh-so-sexy-in-all-the-right-places Pomegranate juice

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I love pomegranates. Their pulsing, electric color, sweet jewel-like beads and explosive flavor are the very essence of sensuality; it makes my insides sparkle. Nature is such a tease.

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Did you know that pomegranates help to increase testosterone and boost your sex drive and mood in both sexes. Pretty amazing, right? They are packed with anti-oxidants that improve blood flow, decrease the risk of heart disease and taste pretty dang delicious. Additionally they help tame stomach upset, menopausal hot flashes, hemorrhoids, conjunctivitis, osteoarthritis, lower blood pressure, stimulate the immune system, ward off the flu, and reduce inflammation. Packed with vitamin C, and Vitamin K, there is a reason why these beauties are consistently named as one of the best superfoods.

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