Issue 207

Why is Change So Difficult?: by Devika Ihms from Consilium Coaching.

Change is painful.  Any kind of major change initiative requires people to apply focus and effort, and to pay attention to bring about change.
Our brains are built to detect changes in the environment and it sends out strong signals to alert us of anything unusual. The workings of this detection are very closely connected to the brains fear circuitry. This is why change brings about fear and uncertainty.

To really understand why change is hard let’s understand basic brain physiology.

A key part of our conscious mind is called our working memory. We also have a set of deeper structures located near the brains core that operates like the brains automatic transmission.  It can function exceedingly well without conscious thought, as long as what we are doing is habitual routine activity.
Our Working memory is used for learning new activities, has limited resources and fatigues easily. Any activity that we do routinely gets pushed back to the auto transmission centre, to free up resources.
For example let’s take driving – after a few months of learning how to drive a car – we can do it without thinking.  Try driving on the other side of the road and suddenly you have to pay more attention to what you are doing.

From the perspective of the brain when we learnt to drive we developed new circuits controlled deep with the brain – we hardwired driving into our brain.

Driving on the other side of the road means forging new circuits  which is like cutting through a dense forest.
Change requires more than just scant thought; it requires ongoing attention and significant effort of the will.
There are three requisites for change;
1.              Focus on what you want
2.              Play 100% at Cause rather then Effect
3.              Take Action
As coach I have a good understanding of your journey because I have been there myself. Our pain points maybe different but process of creating change in our lives is still the same.

Through coaching I help you gain clarity on your goals and objects.  I support you through your journey. I work with you to take ownership and accountability for your life today. Most importantly I guide you to take action.

Contact Devika Direct on 0421 361 507 or email [email protected]








  7 Top Cold and Flu Remedies for Kids: by the Healthwise Clinic.

The common cold is caused by a viral infection and is usually highly contagious.  Your children's risk of infection is increased by stress, chronic illnesses or poor diet - all of which compromise the immune system.
The best treatment for colds is prevention - and one of the best lines of defence is the food that we eat.  A diet that includes plenty of fresh fruit, vegetables and foods that are rich in zinc, such as green leafy vegetables, seeds, nuts, grains and beans will provide the nutrients required to help reduce the risk of catching a cold.  Fruit and vegetables are also the richest source of antioxidants including vitamin C.
If your children seem to catch every cold that goes around, herbal medicine may offer the boost their immune system needs.

Once caught, there are a number of home remedies that can be used to reduce the misery of a cold or flu.  These include:
  • Drink up! Ensure your child consumes at least 6 glasses of fluid per day to combat dehydration and keep mucus on the move. Include plenty of water; also mix a drink of lemon juice and a teaspoon of honey in hot water. The lemon juice is rich in vitamin C and bioflavonoids and the honey helps to soothe a sore throat.
  • Allow for plenty of rest and relaxation. Continuing to carry on as normal will hinder the body's ability to fight the infection - and may infect others.
  • Keep warm and, especially in the first few days of the cold, try to induce a sweat through a warm bath. Have your child eat small amounts of pungent foods such as chilli and onions, if they feel chilled, or sip on peppermint tea if they feel hot.
  • Boosting vitamin C and taking small regular doses of Echinacea will help little bodies to recover from the cold more quickly. This can be commenced as soon as the first sign of a virus emerges, such as a tickle in the throat.
  • Sore throat? Sucking on zinc gluconate lozenges will help. Several clinical trials have now demonstrated that zinc lozenges can significantly reduce the duration of a cold. 
  • Blocked nose?  Inhale steam to relieve a stuffy nose.  Half fill a bowl with hot water, put a towel over the child's head to trap the steam and have them inhale for a few minutes. Adding several drops of eucalyptus or peppermint oil will work as a decongestant. Tea tree oil can be used it there is a lot of yellow mucus being discharged from the nose.
  • Phlegm? Children with phlegmy coughs respond well to placing a warm heat pack over the back, before applying percussive massage techniques over the upper back to stimulate the movement of phlegm
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What is Really Sitting in Your Dry Body Brush?: Plus WIN a Bodecare package valued at $750.

Have you ever wondered what is actually sitting in your brush bristles after you have body brushed?  You probably already know that dry body brushing is really good at exfoliating dry skin from the surface layer, but how much dry skin can you expect? 

Below are microscopic photos of a clean brush and the second photo is a brush that has been used once. 

On the second photo of the used brush you will notice lots of small white flakes, these are dead skin cells.  Just imagine how many skin cells would fall into the bristles after weeks of use.  A simple way to take care of your brush is to spritz a Tea Tree Spray on the bristles after every use of your brush.

Tea Tree is a powerful bactericide, killing a broad spectrum of bacteria and some stubborn fungi.

For an extra clean brush wash the brush bristles once a week with hot soapy water, press into a towel to remove excess moisture and leave in a well ventilated area to dry.  If you do not clean your brush and allow your body brush to dry completely, you are more than likely spreading bacteria back on your skin when dry body brushing. If plant bristles are left damp and are not drying it creates a breeding ground for bacteria. These photos clearly show how much dead skin is sloughed off the body, which is why your skin is left so smooth and hydrated.  It is an essential health practice for those suffering from constant dry skin, mature skin that cracks & breaks, Eczema, Psoriasis and Keratosis Pilaris.

Key things to remember if you do suffer from a dry skin condition:

· Use a plant bristle brush, with fine bristles, not thick or it will be too harsh.
· Don’t brush over open wounds.
· Always brush on dry skin, follow by a shower or bath and most importantly use an organic body lotion or oil to heal and hydrate the skin.
· Don’t shower or bath in really hot water it will dry the skin.
· Eat plenty of raw fruit and vege’s to nourish your body from the inside-out.

 I regularly receive feedback from my clients about how dry body brushing has improved their skin within a week and I truly believe if you do suffer from any dry skin complaints, lightly dry brushing each day will really change your life.

You have been so committed to your Dry Body Brushing NOW it's time for Bodecare to reward YOU!

Simply email me a photo of you body brushing and why you love to dry brush and you will go in the draw to win a HUGE PRIZE!

It includes:
·    His and Her Luxury Eco Bath Robes value at $240
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·    Dry Exfoliating Powder value at $25.50
·    Scalp Massage Hair Brush value at$25
·    Detox Massage Oil value at $27.50
·    Pumice Spa Brush value at $19.90
·    Tea Tree Brush Spray value at $18.50
·    Detox Bath Soak value at $19.50
·    Eco Nail brush value at $9.90
·    1 Year Brushing Q&A Email value $51.70
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Entries close 30th September

Pictured below is Annette, a dedicated Bodecare dry body brushing member. You look amazing Annette, Good Luck in the Prize Draw!

Dear Jodie, this is my body brushing photo... the thing I like the most about body brushing is the feeling I get, a tingling sensation as my body and blood stream wake up and I'm understanding that as I get older this is a boost to my circulation. My skin is smoother and I do believe the cellulite bumps have lessened. Thank you for the quality of your wonderful products and I would love to win the pamper pack... mmmmmm!
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Beasts of the Southern World Movie Tickets To Giveaway: thanks to Icon Movies.

We have 10 double tickets to giveway for this movie starring Eva Mendes and Kylie Minogue.

First in best dressed: please email [email protected] with MOVIE'S in the subject line.

If you don't hear back from us you have missed out - sorry.


Six-year-old Hushpuppy and her father Wink live in a southern Delta community at the edge of the world. Faced with her father's fading health and environmental changes that signal the unravelling of the universe Hushpuppy goes in search of her lost mother, and is forced to comprehend her place in the mysterious world around her.  Directed by Benh Zeitlin and starring Quvenzhané Wallis.
Only at the Movies September 13

Cannes Film Festival 2012 WINNER - Caméra d’Or
Cannes Film Festival 2012 WINNER - FIPRESCI Prize
Sundance 2012 WINNER - Grand Jury Prize: US Dramatic
Sydney Film Festival 2012 - In Competition

“You've never seen another movie quite like this. A unique, uplifting cinematic experience.”
“A real beauty. Once in a while, something as utterly distinctive and captivating as BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD comes along like a breath of fresh air. I fell in love with it.” New York Post
“Untamed, extraordinary, exquisite…provokes wonderment pure and simple. Sit back and let its pleasures wash over you.” Wall Street Journal
8 ½ “A dreamy, boisterous, folk-infected allegory of American independence. We are in the hands of a confident, exceptionally lyrical filmmaker.”  Movieline
“A remarkably skilled first feature … With indelible characters and an emotional, effective story, director Benh Zeitlin has made an inspiring film.” Los Angeles Times
“It’s unlikely there will be a film as visually stunning or poetic this year – or perhaps any year – to rival BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD.” USA Today
“Among the best films to play at Sundance in two decades…Hauntingly beautiful both visually and in the tenderness it shows towards the characters.” The New York Times





S+ S Hair & Beauty Giveway: 3 x Gift Certificates up for grabs.

We have 3 Gift certificates to giveaway thanks to S + S Hair Beauty.

Each certificate includes,


  • Haircut
  • 6 Foils
  • Treatment
  • Blowdry
  • Eyebrow Wax

Valued at $100 each.

S + S Hair and Beauty offers a full range of hair dressing and beauty services that include Cutting, Colouring, Foiling, Perming, Waxing,Tinting, Facial Pedicure and lots more!

12 locations thoughout Brisbane.

First in best dressed: please email [email protected] with 'Gift Certificate' in the subject line.

If you don't hear back from us you have missed out - sorry.





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Short and Sweet:Asian Style Lamb Salad.


500g lamb back straps 1 tablespoon macadamia nut oil 1 red onion, peeled and thinly sliced 10 radishes, washed and trimmed and thinly sliced 1 small bunch of Chinese greens

1 small red capsicum

100g bean sprouts 1 tbsp fresh chopped coriander 2 tablespoon fresh chopped basil 1 red chilli, seeded and finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, crushed 2 tsp grated ginger


2 tsp fish sauce 1 tablespoon light soy sauce 1 teaspoon sesame oil juice of 1/2 lime 1 tsp brown sugar

Instructions: Heat 1 tablespoon oil in large frying pan and cook lamb over high heat for 1-2 minutes each side, then reduce heat and cook for a further 3-4 minutes each side using a medium heat. Cover with foil and rest, keeping warm for 5 minutes, then slice on the diagonal into 1cm thick slices.

Place ingredients for dressing in a small bowl and mix with a fork, until well-combined

Combine vegetable ingredients in a large bowl and top with lamb pieces. Drizzle with dressing. .

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For a Good Cause: Why Support Spina Bifida Queensland?

SBH Queensland has been supporting children and adults with spina bifida and hydrocephalus since 1970. In 2012 over 700 adults and children with spina bifida and hydrocephalus and their families will receive information, support and therapy from SBH Queensland.





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  • Oxford Naturopathics
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