Newsletter 19

Soul Essence is pleased to bring you Your Monthly Wellbeing Words…

Did you know…?

Facial scrubs do not have to empty the wallet. Most facial scrubs are very similar to cleansers but with some kind of abrasive or exfoliating agent.  Which means if you’ve not yet picked up a scrub that is suitable for your skin but you want an exfoliator, try making your own – just add a pinch of sugar to the palm of your hand and mix with your cleanser. Try a small test patch and then apply to the face & neck in small circular motions then wash off.

Have you ever tried…?

Sandalwood Oil for a Chest Cold? Sandalwood is a natural oil that can help relieve chest congestion during a cold or flu. All you have to do is rub the oil on the skin or create a compress from warm oil or cold oil and apply to the chest area. The congestion will fade away, naturally.

Thought of the Month….

…….that everything is perfect Right Here, Right Now. And Right Here Right Now is all there is.

Forget about the past. It does not exist, except in your memory. Drop it. And stop worrying about how you’re going to get through tomorrow. Life is going on Right

Here, Right Now — pay attention to that and all will be well.

Embrace the present moment with gratefulness and wonder, and you will turn it into whatever you have been waiting for.

Neale Donald Walsch

What’s on…

Come along and sample therapies at Pamper Events, monthly on the last Saturday of the month at Freemantle Hall Bexley Village, for more information on the various  events visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/141634117164/ if you are on Facebook  or http://www.indigostrawberry.com/events.htm.

Our termly events are held at All Saints Church Hall Bercta Road SE9  the next event is Thursday 14th January  2013 for more information visit  http://soul-essence.com.

The monthly Meditation group held on the first Wednesday of the month at 8pm. This has proved popular and the group now has a core of regulars, in the new year we will be moving to a hall so more people will be able to join. If you are interested please contact me for more information and to book your place, for more information look on my website.

If you’d like to book an appointment for any of the therapies, please give me a call.

Best wishes,

Rosemary Thomas

Soul Essence

Website: http://www.Soul-Essence.com

Email: Soul.Essence@btinternet.com

Newsletter 18

Soul Essence is pleased to bring you Your Monthly Wellbeing Words…

Did you know…?

We are busy people.  Some of us get very little respite from our busy days. We work, plan, socialise, meet, cater, parent, befriend, chat, run errands, oh this list is endless!

We need time for ourselves, as without it we can feel frustrated, tired, overwhelmed and out of balance. So take 15 minutes a day to just do something that you want to do. Be with yourself. Have a cup of tea, tend to the garden, go for a walk, have a bath, listen to music… whatever you want to do as long as it is for you and with just you.

Also if you are finding yourself overwhelmed and frustrated take a five minute breather from it all. Spend five minutes just relaxing and focusing on your breath, clear your mind and try to rebalance yourself. Give it a try! See if it makes any differences in the way you face your day.

Have you ever tried…?

Banana Peels to treat poison ivy… there is nothing worse than working in the garden only to hit that patch of poison ivy. The oils of the poison ivy plant quickly cause an itchy, burning rash sure to spread all over the body. When the skin calls for relief, bananas can help. No, you do not eat the bananas.  Instead you rub the inside of the peel all over the skin. The banana and the oils of the peel relieve the itchy feeling and help the rash to clear up almost instantly. For added benefit, the banana peel works on bug bites too!

Banana skins can remove a splinter. If you have a splinter in any part of the body, a small piece of banana skin can work out that splinter overnight. It does not matter what type of splinter you have – it could be metal, glass or wood – banana skins have been known to pull splinters out overnight. To try simply cut a small piece of banana skin and apply to the area of the skin where the splinter is located. Cover with a band aid and wait. In the morning, the splinter will be ready to be removed. If the splinter is very deep, more than one application may be needed or you may need to see our doctor

Thought of the Month….

……. that tomorrow is the most important day of your life.

Your greatest moment, your greatest achievement, your greatest adventure lies in the future, never in the past.

There is a new you waiting to be created tomorrow. That is the joy and wonder of the dawn. That is the excitement of it!

Forget about yesterday! What is the grandest version of the greatest vision you ever held about Who You Are going to be tomorrow? That is the only question that matters.

Neale Donald Walsch

What’s on…

Come along and sample therapies at Pamper Events, monthly on the last Saturday of the month at Freemantle Hall Bexley Village, for more information on the various  events visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/141634117164/ if you are on Facebook  or http://www.indigostrawberry.com/events.htm.

Our termly events are held at All Saints Church Hall Bercta Road SE9  the next event is Thursday 29th  November 2012 for more information visit http://soul-essence.com.

The monthly Meditation group held on the first Wednesday of the month at 8pm. This has proved popular and the  group now has a core of regulars, in the new year we will be moving to a hall so more people will be able to join. If you are interested please contact me for more information and to book your place, for more information look on my website.

If you’d like to book an appointment for any of the therapies, please give me a call.

Best wishes,

Rosemary Thomas

Soul Essence

Website: http://www.Soul-Essence.com

Email: Soul.Essence@btinternet.com

Newsletter 17

Soul Essence is pleased to bring you Your Monthly Wellbeing Words…

Did you know…?

How can we tell if we are putting strain on our bodies by walking incorrectly? Well here’s a great quick way to assess yourself… Walk directly towards a full length mirror and observe the following:

* Your knees are pointing forward.

* Your hips are level.

* Your arms swing rhythmically as you walk.

* Both sides of your body are symmetrical (arm swing, step length, etc).

* You are walking tall (e.g. your head is erect and your ears are directly above your shoulders).

Now walk alongside a full length mirror and observe the following:

* Your heel makes contact with the floor first on each step.

* You can feel the pressure roll up to the toes as you push off from the floor.

* Your knee is almost fully extended before your heel contacts the floor.

* Your steps are of equal length.

* Your ears are directly above your shoulders and your body is upright.

Have you ever tried…?

Cucumbers – Another great at home treatment for large pores includes the use of cucumber. Cucumber has been used in soaps, lotions and masks for many years and offers a cooling sensation and a natural cleansing agent. A paste created from crushed cucumber, a few teaspoons of lemon and a touch of rose water is a great addition to any skin regime. This paste should be wrapped in a fabric facial cleanser and applied to the entire face. After the skin has dried, rinse away the “soap” with warm water and you will have cleaner, healthier skin.

Thought of the Month….

…….that every day is a new beginning, and that nothing from yesterday has to affect who you are today.

It does no good at all to bemoan what you may have done on a day prior to today — or even, for that matter, a moment ago. You don’t have to carry that into the Present Moment, nor is your guilt about it going to do you any good at all.

Simply resolve to become a different version of your self right here, right now. Use yesterday to inspire tomorrow, not to discourage it.


What’s on…

Come along and sample therapies at Pamper Events, monthly on the last Saturday of the month at Freemantle Hall Bexley Village our termly events are held at All Saints Church Hall Bercta Road SE9  the next event is Thursday 29th November 2012 for more information visit http://soul-essence.com

The monthly Meditation group held on the first Wednesday of the month at 8pm. This has proved popular and the Wednesday group is still doing well, I still do not have enough to start a new group on the second Tuesday evening of the month at 8pm. If you are interested please contact me for more information and to book your place, for more information look on my website.

If you’d like to book an appointment for any of the therapies, please give me a call.

Best wishes,

Rosemary Thomas

Soul Essence

Website: http://www.Soul-Essence.com

Email: Soul.Essence@btinternet.com

Newsletter 16

Soul Essence is pleased to bring you Your Monthly Wellbeing Words…

Did you know…?

We all know too much alcohol is bad for you. But do you realise what it is doing to your skin?

Alcohol dilates the blood vessels in your skin making your skin appear blotchy and red. It also dehydrates your skin making wrinkles look more prominent.

Repeated heavy drinking will dilate the blood vessels in your skin to the point where they loose their tone and will permanently stay dilated.

By all means, enjoy your alcohol if you wish but do so in moderation. And make sure never to drink the day before a big event if you want your skin to look good!

Have you ever tried…?

Jojoba Oil – The oil of the Gods, Jojoba Oil is one of the best natural treatments for eczema and psoriasis. Jojoba Oil is derived from a plant that is native to southern Arizona, southern California and parts of north western Mexico. The oil is added to a variety of skin and hair treatments for its natural moisturizing and healing qualities. Jojoba Oil is available in both refined and unrefined products. The unrefined oil will be liquid at room temperature and smell faintly of fat. The refined Jojoba oil is odourless and colourless. Its waxy substance mimics sebum. High in vitamin E, protein, minerals and EFA’s. Regulates sebum production. It is also a natural cleanser for make up removal

Thought of the Month….

……that it is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.

Napoleon Hill said that, and he was right. Nothing ensures success like ensuring another’s success. And there is someone who is looking for your help and your support today.

Lift that person up, give that person credit, do whatever you can to help that person be a success.

And always remember: What goes around comes around.

Neale Donald Walsch


What’s on…

Come along and sample therapies at Pamper Events, monthly on the last Saturday of the month at Freemantle Hall Bexley Village our termly events are held at All Saints Church Hall Bercta Road SE9  the next event is Thursday 21st June 2012 for more information visit http://soul-essence.com

The monthly Meditation group held on the first Wednesday of the month at 8pm. This has proved popular and the Wednesday group is still doing well, I still do not have enough to start a new group on the second Tuesday evening of the month at 8pm. If you are interested please contact me for more information and to book your place, for more information look on my website.

If you’d like to book an appointment for any of the therapies, please give me a call.

Best wishes,

Rosemary Thomas

Soul Essence

Website: http://www.Soul-Essence.com

Email: Soul.Essence@btinternet.com

Newsletter 15

Soul Essence is pleased to bring you Your Monthly Wellbeing Words…

Did you know…?

Your shoes affect you more than you think! Have a look at the soles of your most favourite walking shoes. Look at the wear and tear…is there deterioration at the ball of your foot? The heel? The sides? When you are exercising if your feet are leaning in or out it can cause strain and stress to your body and joints. So get your shoes analysed this week and make sure you are working out with the proper footwear!

Have you ever tried…?

Pine Oil – For those people out there who workout hard and strong, the aches and pains of those worked joints can be tiring and stressful. Pine oil can help. Pine essential oil, when rubbed on the skin, helps to sooth those aching joints. In addition, the scent has been known to invigorate the body and the mind. You can combine pine essential oil with other natural oils to make the best natural massage oil. Other oils could include ginger oils and jasmine oils. Think aromatherapy combine with function

Thought of the Month….

…….that yesterday is a cancelled cheque; tomorrow is a promissory note; today is the only cash you have; so spend it wisely..

Kay Lyons said this, and it is so very true, very accurate. What are you doing today? Are you putting energy into the world that advances your life dream, empowers your life mission and fuels your life purpose?

Neale Donald Walsch


What’s on…

Come along and sample therapies at Pamper Events, monthly on the last Saturday of the month at Freemantle Hall Bexley Village our termly events are held at All Saints Church Hall Bercta Road SE9  the next event is Thursday 21st June 2012 for more information visit http://soul-essence.com

The monthly Meditation group held on the first Wednesday of the month at 8pm. This has proved popular and the Wednesday group is still doing well, I still do not have enough to start a new group on the second Tuesday evening of the month at 8pm. If you are interested please contact me for more information and to book your place, for more information look on my website.

If you’d like to book an appointment for any of the therapies, please give me a call.

Best wishes,

Rosemary Thomas

Soul Essence

Website: http://www.Soul-Essence.com

Email: Soul.Essence@btinternet.com

Newsletter 14

Soul Essence is pleased to bring you Your Monthly Wellbeing Words…

Did you know…?

Did you know the colour, coating, and shape or size of your tongue can be used as a tool to diagnose your health. A healthy tongue is salmon pink/light red, with a thin white, moist coating and is smooth with no cracks. Have a look at your tongue in a bright light!
Colours

Pale – lack of vitamins, minerals, and/or protein.

Red – fever, generally feeling more hot than cold, sweating easily, thirst, tendency to constipation, irritability, skin problems, excess alcohol or coffee consumption, hives or headaches

A red tip – stress, insomnia, tendency for depression, PMT/PMS

Purple – poor circulation of blood or other fluids in the body

Shape/size

Swollen – generally a digestive problem. (if it is swollen on the sides this indicates a problem with the liver.

Coating

Thick white coating – viral illness eg cold, fatigue. A thick white coating at the back of the tongue could indicate poor digestion)

Brown coating – constipation, excess coffee intake

Yellow coating – usually seen with a red tongue. May indicate a tendency to be over heated, irritable, angry or stressed.

Black coating – high fever from dehydration, infectious disease, digestive problems, fungus infection and long term use of antibiotics.

Peeling – dry mouth and throat, over indulgence in spicy food, discomfort in upper abdomen (heartburn/lack of stomach acid), nausea deficiency in B vitamins.
The condition of your tongue can be transformed in just a few weeks. If you are worried about how your tongue looks go and see your doctor. This article is not a diagnosis of illness; if you are not feeling well please go to see your doctor.

Have you ever tried…?

Apricot Kernel Oil – This oil is made from pressing the seeds of apricot. You can use it as a mild salad dressing for a healthier alternative to many of the commercial dressings available but it is equally as good to apply directly to your skin! It is easily absorbed by the skin, which makes it perfect as a natural moisturiser for dry or ageing skin.

Thought of the Month….

…….that there is a solution to every problem.

Nothing is insoluble. Nothing. Do everything that you can to avoid the temptation of thinking that what is facing you now is insurmountable. That is simply not true.

You cannot see the solution; of course, if you are convinced it is not there. So you must have great faith in life. Do you have great faith in life? Now would be a good time to show it. Smile. Relax. It’ll all be okay.

Neale Donald Walsch


What’s on…

Come along and sample therapies at Pamper Events, monthly on the last Saturday of the month at Freemantle Hall Bexley Village our termly events will be at All Saints Church Hall Bercta Road SE9  on Thursday  21st June 2012 for more information visit http://soul-essence.com

The monthly Meditation group held on the first Wednesday of the month at 8pm. This has proved popular and the Wednesday group is still doing well, I still do not have enough to start a new group on the second Tuesday evening of the month at 8pm. If you are interested please contact me for more information and to book your place, for more information look on my website.

If you’d like to book an appointment for any of the therapies, please give me a call.

Best wishes,

Rosemary Thomas

Soul Essence

Website: http://www.Soul-Essence.com

Email: Soul.Essence@btinternet.com

Newsletter 13

Soul Essence is pleased to bring you Your Monthly Wellbeing Words…

Did you know…?

The herb Rosemary – was used to keep meat before the invention of the refrigerator? Rosemary is a natural preservative and meats were covered with the herb and wrapped for storage. Today, the needle-like leaves of rosemary are used to flavour poultry, pork, lamb, rice, tomato and egg dishes. Chop and sprinkle the leaves over salads and lay fresh, leafy stems on cuts of meat while cooking. Add fresh leaves to butters, sugars and oils, cool summer drinks, marinades for fish and poultry and sauces for vegetables. The newest growth should be used for cooking while older growth is ideal for potpourri, sachets and crafts.

Rosemary can also be used in handmade soaps, lotions, hair conditioners and shampoos. Medicinally, rosemary is said to have antiseptic and antibacterial properties. It is thought to be useful in the treatment of colds, flu, fatigue and headaches. Infused into massage oil, it is beneficial for rheumatic and muscular pain and great in the bath to alleviate aching joints, exhaustion, to help indigestion and as a decongestant. Rosemary grows freely in window containers and gardens all year round

Have you ever tried…?

Dandelion… There are times in life for both men and women when water weight seems to be bloating the entire body. Many over the counter water pills are simply massive amounts of caffeine, which can leave you feeling jittery. Dandelion, however, is a natural diuretic that works wonders in the body. Dandelion contains Vitamin A, D, C and B and helps to gently push the excess water from the body. Not in the mood for a pill? The leaves of those menacing dandelions in your front yard are completely edible. Just pluck, wash and enjoy in a salad.

Thought of the Month….

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…...that change cannot be avoided in life. So do not resist change, embrace it.

Life is changing all the time — and certainly the day-to-day conditions on our planet are changing now in ways we could not have expected — so the fact of change is real and very present.

Our invitation from life is to not let changes get us down, but to lift ourselves up, and move past them.

Neale Donald Walsch


What’s on…

Come along and sample therapies at Pamper Events, monthly on the last Saturday of the month at Freemantle Hall Bexley Village our termly events will be at All Saints Church Hall Bercta Road SE9  on Thursday 1st March 2012 and 21st June 2012 for more information visit http://soul-essence.com

The monthly Meditation group held on the first Wednesday of the month at 8pm. This has proved popular and the Wednesday group is almost full, in the new year I will possibly start another  group on the second Tuesday evening of the month at 8pm if more people want to come along. If you are interested please contact me for more information and to book your place, for more information look on my website.

If you’d like to book an appointment for any of the therapies, please give me a call.

Best wishes,

Rosemary Thomas

Soul Essence

Website: http://www.Soul-Essence.com

Email: Soul.Essence@btinternet.com

Ladies Pamper Evening – South East London

Ladies Pamper Evening – 21st June 2012

Fundraising event for the 3rd New Eltham Guides to raise money towards activities, camps and trips abroad.

We invite you to an evening of Beauty, Nails, Hair, Crafts, Services and Products for Women at All Saints Church Hall, Bercta Road, New Eltham SE9 3TZ (gmap) from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. There will be light refreshments, a cake stall and lots of pampering available. Admission is free. Sessions cost between £7 and £20 for 15 – 30 minutes.

If you would like to book a session in advance please contact me.

If you are therapist and would like have a table please contact me we still have a few spaces left.

We run the events once a term, check out my main page for the new dates.

Ladies Pamper Evening – South East London

Ladies Pamper Evening – 1st March 2012

Fundraising event for the 3rd New Eltham Guides to raise money for activities, camps and trips abroad

We invite you to an evening of Beauty, Nails, Hair, Crafts, Services and Products for Women at All Saints Church Hall, Bercta Road, New Eltham SE9 3TZ (gmap) from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. There will be light refreshments, a cake stall and lots of pampering available.

Admission is free.

Sessions cost between £7 and £20 for 15 – 30 minutes.

If you would like to book a session in advance please contact me.

If you are therapist and would like have a table please contact me we still have a few spaces left.

We run the events once a term, check out my main page for the new dates.

Newsletter 12

Soul Essence is pleased to bring you Your Monthly Wellbeing Words…

Did you know…?

Have you ever had a back massage and noticed afterwards that the skin is all flushed or pink? Or exercised like a demon and every bit of you is hot except your thighs and buttocks?

This is because our circulation system has trouble getting blood into the stationary and fattier areas of our bodies. When we move, it’s easy to create a blood flow into our arms and legs but getting it into our torso is another matter. This is where regular massage comes in. Massage will help to get that circulation flowing. And at the same time it relieves muscle pain, inflammation, tension, and stress. What a bargain!

So, if you can, treat yourself to one a month at least and get that blood flowing.

Have you ever tried…?

Sage – Forget your deodorant, try some sausage! All jokes aside, the spice that gives sausage that sausage taste is sage. Sage is the most effective anti-perspirant man can use. This wonder herb cuts body perspiration by 50%. The herb can also be used as a preservative, for indigestion, to lower blood sugar levels and it can even stop a sore throat.

Thought of the Month….

……..that there is a Chinese proverb: Great doubts deep wisdom. Small doubts little wisdom.

Never stop doubting, never stop questioning, never, ever assume you have all the answers. Having all the answers kills the question itself; renders it lifeless — and you, too

Keep looking, keep seeking. Never, ever find it all. Because when you find it all, you deny that there is more. And there is never not more.  Neale Donald Walsch


What’s on…

Come along and sample therapies at Pamper Events, monthly on the last Saturday of the month at Freemantle Hall Bexley Village our termly events will be at All Saints Church Hall Bercta Road SE9  on Thursday 1st March 2012 and 21st June 2012 for more information visit http://soul-essence.com

The monthly Meditation group held on the first Wednesday of the month at 8pm. This has proved popular and the Wednesday group is almost full, in the new year I will possibly start another  group on the second Tuesday evening of the month at 8pm if more people want to come along. If you are interested please contact me for more information and to book your place, for more information look on my website.

If you’d like to book an appointment for any of the therapies, please give me a call.

Best wishes,

Rosemary Thomas

Soul Essence

Website: http://www.Soul-Essence.com

Email: Soul.Essence@btinternet.com