I am most definitely someone who craves warmth, blue skies and sunshine.
Winter in Melbourne doesn’t provide a lot of that so I use it as a time to nurture myself. To say no more often than yes; to rug up and go for a walk in the fresh air; to sit by the fire and read; to end my days with hot baths with a drop or two of @twenty.8.essential ’s winter blend Nurture Me.
It is a time for me to rest, restore and rejuvenate.
You can order your Twenty8 essential oils and skincare directly through me or via the link below.
How do you rest and restore during Winter?
Just dropped into Woolies and saw that Lindt chocolate is on special so we’ve headed home to make a batch of these Choc Chip Cookies I shared earlier this year. They never fail to please!
Ingredients (Made 22):
- 125g butter, softened
- 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
- 100g rapadura sugar
- 1 egg
- 180g @changinghabits_hq Emmer Wheat flour (a lower gluten I use as an alternative to white plain flour)
- 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate soda
- 35g cacao
- 100g Lindt Dark Chocolate with Sea Salt (on special at Woolies this week😋) Method:
1. Preheat oven to 180 and line a baking tray with baking paper.
2. Beat butter, vanilla, sugar and egg together until smooth. Fold in remaining ingredients until well combined.
3. Scoop a tablespoon of mixture onto the tray and repeat until all is used up. Bake for 10 minutes and allow to cool.
It’s MY BIRTHDAY WEEK!! My being alive and healthy today is as a result of none other than the almighty God. I’ll forever be grateful to you, God. Happy birthday to myself.. #twenty8 (proverbs 9:11) 😇😇😇😇
I am thrilled to collaborate with @wholebegins to bring a series of Sunday Soul Sessions across two locations - Sandringham and St Andrews.
Each session will be based around a theme and will begin with a grounding meditation and finish with a nourishing treat.
Session one: Release & Nurture
Session two: Self-Care
Session three: Staying in your own Lane $50 per season or $135 for all three. Head to www.minbenstead.com to book St Andrews sessions and www.wholebeginnings.com.au to book Sandringham sessions.
You can follow our Instagram page at @sunsoulsessions ✌🏽
Out of the single essential oils, Lavender and Peppermint are some there as my favourite. 💜💚
However, add them together and the combination is extra beautiful!! Uplifting yet calming at the same time. Perfect for colds and coughs, headaches, muscle aches, stress or just to feel nurtured. ➡️ Available to pick up from us at Emu Plains or Richmond this Saturday morning.
Visit our website shop. ✅ Use code WINTERWELLNESS for 10% off for limited time only.
NEW BLOG!!! We all know sleep is important! BUT what if you can’t get any shut eye? What if you are a new parent or just can’t switch off? You’re pregnant or menopausal? What can you do to avoid total burnout? See my new blog for some practical tips... link in bio xxx
Compassion is a powerfully positive emotion. When you tap into this, your life will expand in a million ways. You will feel pure and connected on a deeper level, deeper than you ever have done before. This is not a lesson on veganism but on compassion. We can all do with showing more awareness and consideration as to what is happening around us.
See the individual in the office with no friends, the person crying on the tube platform, the pregnant lady on the bus? Take time to look outside yourself and see where you can be compassionate towards others. It will change your life in the most positive of ways.
For me, the gift of veganism allowed me to open up my heart and my life to a more compassionate way of living. It was the start of something beautiful and a path that I feel truly honours the planet and all its life forms.
I experienced a direct correlation between my diet and my consciousness. As soon as I began to eat a plant-based diet high in fresh fruit and vegetables, my consciousness began to expand. I have seen the same effects on countless friends who were inspired by my change. Even the greats knew this - Pythagoras, Buddha, Plato, Socrates, and Einstein are all said to have been vegetarians.
Excerpt from Twenty8: The Age of Power.
I mean my life has got to be pretty amazing for me to forget about my own damn birthday 😂😂. I have no plans, no major celebration because my head has been focused on my wedding so this date crept up on me. Nonetheless I am dancing into this next chapter of life likeeeeee #Twenty8 ❤️ June 
I love creating rituals + teaching my girls the importance of self-care 🤩 Sunday nights are for chemical free berry face masks 🍓So grateful for our 2 for 1 berry deal currently on offer. More berries for us 👏🏻👏🏻👌🏻👌🏻🍓🍇❤️ .
Rated Ⓜ️ for Mature. Off top (at the outset), my plan was to focus on self and stay inside and be Mr. Lay Lo this weekend, but at the last minute, I was like, “I’ll go #OutsideToday .” My hip flexors were #Rock solidly tight from running hill sprints from my previous outing so I did a series of kneeling hip flexor stretches and held the stretch for a total of #Twenty8 seconds to loosen up. Following “said” active stretching I decided to get something to eat. The #Money (s)Longer these days, so rather than going with a salad, I decided to splurge on some cuisine. Hey, #India (n) food 🥘 sounds good. While partaking in the eating experience, I quickly discovered how spicy the dish was. As a result, my #face became numb. Right on cue, a young lady orders and sends said beverage 🥃 my way saying, “You’re Fit Guru TV. I noticed your red shoes and internet swag when you walked in‼️ I’m one of your biggest fans; consider me #Down4Life .” I was like, “Yes, I’m Fit GURU. No one’s #MoReala than Mii BOO.” (that was a rhyme and this is a true story btw TOO). Long story short, I truly feel like it was #GodsPlan for me to come out of my shell 🐚 today. #YesIndeed , I’m glad I took the #Hardaway choosing to power through it. I’ve been battling more adversity than usual as of late, but we’ll save the details for another post. #IThankU for reading ... .. . Introducing my new #workout#playlist . The link is embedded #whey 🥚 up above. No shuffling. Just let it play 🤹🏾♂️ #Exclusive#Content such as #workoutjams presented #creative (ly) #LikeThis only on The #Fit Guru #TV#StayT 👀NED This is @spotify commercial break.
‘I protect my health and wellbeing through regular self care’ - the power of affirmations
I do a daily body boost every day after my shower. Here’s how...
With skin still moist put 1 tsp carrier oil (sweet almond/coconut,/jojoba oil) in a dish, add three sprays magnesium spray and three drops of your chosen essential oils @twenty.8.essential. Vigorously massage this all over your body and say out loud: I am beautiful, I am sexy, I am strong, I am energetic, I am healthy etc. Say at least one thing you are grateful for and breathe in the beautiful aroma. All in less than 2 minutes! A beautiful morning ritual.
If you need any essential oils or skincare let me know. I can order you some wonderful organic oils from an Australian based boutique company.
Don’t forget to purchase your tickets before midnight tonight to our women’s event with @natkringoudis on the 24th June for your chance to win an exquisite @twenty.8.essential gift pack valued at over $80! Twenty8 range of products are chemical free, full of active plant botanicals and only use 6-star certified pure organic essential oils. This pack includes a Balance & harmony essential oil blend. A beautiful combination of Clary Sage, Geranium, Lavender, Lemon, Neroli and Rose this blend helps balance emotions and regulate body cycles. A Coconut & Cypress deodorant paste, 100% natural and it works and a Rosa Damascena Flower Water Spray, produced exclusively using organic Bulgarian roses as a highly fragrant rose water. The beautiful range of affordable yet luxurious, ethical and chemical-free Twenty8 Skincare and Aromatherapy products are able to purchase at @n8healthkyabram and will be available to sample and purchase at the event. Tickets can be purchased through www.stickytickets.com.au/68513 or at @n8healthkyabram #womensevent#hormonehealth#education#support#natkringoudis#hormonerevolutionist#twenty8#aromatherapy#selfcare#organic#chemicalfreeskincare
Life is abundant, if we seek it. If we are always caught up in the lack, abundance can never be seen. Only when we choose to live in abundance will we experience this. The trees will be greener. The flowers more beautiful. The sun will rise and set and you will watch on in awe of it all. And finally, you will feel grateful to be alive because before this time nothing else gave you the contentment that mother nature will. There is more than enough in the world to feed everyone, we just need to see that. Mother nature is always giving to us. Its time we start believing back in her. Abundance is everywhere. Today's challenge, notice all the ways you are abundant... I'll go first, I have a home, water, food and love - do we actually need anything else....?
Don’t forget to purchase your tickets before midnight tonight to our women’s event with @natkringoudis on the 24th June for your chance to win an exquisite @twenty.8.essential gift pack valued at over $80! Twenty8 range of products are chemical free, full of active plant botanicals and only use 6-star certified pure organic essential oils. This pack includes a Balance & harmony essential oil blend. A beautiful combination of Clary Sage, Geranium, Lavender, Lemon, Neroli and Rose this blend helps balance emotions and regulate body cycles. A Coconut & Cypress deodorant paste, 100% natural and it works and a Rosa Damascena Flower Water Spray, produced exclusively using organic Bulgarian roses as a highly fragrant rose water. The beautiful range of affordable yet luxurious, ethical and chemical-free Twenty8 Skincare and Aromatherapy products are able to purchase at N8 health Kyabram and will be available to sample and purchase at the event. Tickets can be purchased through www.stickytickets.com.au/68513 or an @n8healthkyabram @n8healthechuca @n8healthdeniliquin #womensevent#hormonehealth#education#support#natkringoudis#hormonerevolutionist#twenty8#aromatherapy#selfcare#organic#chemicalfreeskincare
I am currently working on a new article called 'How sound has power over our consciousness'. I am planning to write about my findings of how music has a huge impact on our being - I already covered some of this in my book Twenty8: The Age of Power (link in bio). We are so used to switching on the radio or consuming whatever is around us we have no idea how depleting it can be for our energy. Especially when we are trying to raise the world up. This quote is taken from @satsangmusic - as their lyrics inspire and enlighten the world. I am so grateful to have found this music which keeps me on the path daily. More lyrics below, because I couldn't resist sharing more truths with you. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
"I no longer fear the unknown
Cause I know what I am here for
I keep on troddin’ on my own path
Keep on learnin’ from my present and past
I no longer need validation
Cause my story is long and I’m patient
I know I have lessons to learn, keep my heart open each step I earn
No need for me to feel alone, cause I got a place that I call home
every single road traveled, every single new place
I come back home and they accept me with grace
I know that I was meant to be here and I know that I was born into fear
But I will stand tall in the lions den, cause I know in my heart I am one of them"
How are you viewing the world right now? Are you angry or hurting? Sad? Resentful? Are are you using your power to operate from a place of gratitude? Happiness? Excitement? Love? Compassion? Alter your attitude, alter your life. ✨
My RESET session has been labeled a game changer by a client recently.
Things for them had been bubbling along nicely but they felt they had hit a roadblock or two from being their best selves. With a few changes they are kicking goals again.
If this sounds like you, my 90-minute RESET session is for you. Personalized to your needs you will walk away with the tools and accountability you need so you can continue to move forward.
Head to www.minbenstead.com/work-with-me to book your session in today.
My heart is so full. It’s been years since I got to spend a birthday with all my loved ones (including my aunt, who was also my nanny). It’s very nice to have the family in town this year. Also, shoutout to @laoszechuanminneapolis for the amazing food and extra treats! #Twenty8#geminiseason#birthdaytreat#love
Hoy cumple años la mujer de mi vida, esa personita que está en cada latido de mi corazón. Quiero agradecerle por haber cambiado la persona que era, por darme la estabilidad que necesitaba, el cariño y el amor incondicional. Ella es mis ganas de querer despertar, amar sin pensar en lo que pudiera pasar. Ella es el suspiro que doy, la mujer de mis textos de amor, la razón incluso de que yo crea en el amor. Cada que toca mi mano pareciera que toca mi corazón, cada que me dice te amo pareciera que me nubla la razón, cada que me besa es como si volara al espacio. Quiero felicitarla porque ahora ella es la mitad de quién realmente soy. Quiero hacerle saber que es nuestro segundo cumpleaños juntos y por eso es mi emoción. Se que leeras esto mi amor, y permíteme decirte que el día de hoy es muy importante para mí, porque nació la niña más hermosa, justo a la que yo llamaría "mi primer amor", permíteme felicitarte por la increíble mujer que te has convertido, estoy orgulloso de ti, de lo qué haces, de como luchas por cada uno de tus sueños y gracias por incluirme en uno de ellos. Gracias vida por ponerla en mi camino, una mujer como ella no se encuentra en cualquier sitio. Una mujer como ella merece lo mejor y créeme que yo intento darle todo lo que tengo, todo lo que soy. Feliz cumpleaños mi amor, TE AMO.
When I am faced with a challenge, I choose to see it as an opportunity to grow. There are many ways for us to view life. Switching up our vocabulary to view problems in a more positive light will help us to overcome them quicker. It's inevitable that we will all have an issue to face here and there so if we practice the idea that this is an opportunity to grow we will keep getting better. Be the best human you know. If we all viewed ourselves this way the planet would be in a lot less danger and humans would be way more loving and accepting of each other. Today, choose to grow. 💫
This amazing lady, Kim Morrison, will be presenting each day at our SHINE Business Women's Conference next week and we cannot wait! Kim will educate, empower and motivate you and we are ecstatic that we have her on-site for the full two days!
Ladies - this is for you!
On Friday 1st June, Kim will deliver a session that explores personality dynamics and what makes people tick which will leave your team understanding what makes them (and their team mates) tick and will lead to greater team dynamics and increased productivity.
On Saturday 2nd June, Kim will deliver her signature presentation on 'Mastering the Super Woman Juggle' which teachers women to take time to look after themselves so they can achieve the incredible goals they wish to set. Many women entrepreneurs take the superwoman role to extremes, juggling their businesses with families, homes, children and occasionally even social lives.Kim will share tips about the self-discipline, self-drive and passion that are essential to make any business successful, and how to combine these with the magic of aromatherapy, health and fitness to create powerful daily rituals.
Kim Morrison Twenty8
Just over 3 weeks away! 🤝
In our June event, we welcome the cheeky and tenacious @kimmorrison28 - Founder of @twenty.8.essential , co-author of 4 international best-selling books, world record holder for the first woman to run 100 miles in under 24hrs, qualified personality training and aromatherapist of 27yrs.
Like all people, life for Kim has had its trials and tribulations. Some things landing her flat on her back unable to comprehend the pains that life has thrown, and other times where she has never felt more in the flow of life and on fire!
Kim will share her insights, every day behaviours and beliefs that have allowed her to champion her challenges, living a full, accomplished and inspiring life thus far.
Join us for a complimentary glass of wine and delicious nibbles by @evolutionfuel .
WHAT TO BRING:
Anything you would like to place into guest bags for every special attendee to leave with. Everyone leaves with everyone's details. Eg. Business card, promotional items.....
Tickets available under ‘Events’ in bio xx