Aspects Loyalty Program

The Aspects Loyalty Program is our new service program that offers our valued clients rewards including products, treatments and samples of something new.

Aspects Loyalty Program is free to join and simple to understand. Every $1 spent earns a point that gets you closer to the next level where you can enjoy meaningful benefits for your health and wellbeing.


Receive points when you make a donation to the EQUALS Foundation project, a free school for underprivileged children in a remote village in Nigeria. Donations can be made here or when you are at Aspects of Healing.


Aspects of Healing is in partnership with Ayurveda Village. Your service points can be claimed for any treatment, workshop or retreat at Ayurveda Village.

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    The The Aspects of Healing Loyalty Program comprises 3 levels

    Level 1   Root Chakra             300 points

    Level 2   Heart Chakra           500 points

    Level 3   Crown Chakra          1000 points

    Chakras are concentrated energy centres of the human body. The word ‘chakra’ is a Sanskrit term and means ‘wheel’ or ‘disk’ and references a spiritual energy centre within the body, of which there are seven along the spine and through the neck and the crown of your head. Chakras are spinning wheels of energy and light that take in, incorporate and emanate energy to keep us functioning at optimal levels.

    Benefits when you join the Aspects Loyalty Program

    For every $ spent, you receive 1 point.  E.g. $100 = 100 points

    Level 1 The Root Chakra  

    The root chakra represents our foundation. On the human body, it sits at the base of the spine and gives us the feeling of being grounded. When the root chakra is open, we feel confident in our ability to withstand challenges and stand on our own two feet.

    Root Chakra benefit

    $300 – $499 spend per year

    • Tongue scraper, Ayurvedic Tea
    • Birthday gift

    Level 2 The Heart Chakra  

    The heart chakra is the bridge between the lower chakras and the upper chakras. This chakra can influence our ability to give and receive love—from others and ourselves. If someone’s heart is open, they can experience deep compassion and empathy.

    Heart Chakra benefit

    $500 – $999 spend per year

    • Kum, Kumadi facial Oil
    • Birthday gift
    • Special member discounts

    Level 3 The Crown Chakra   

    The crown chakra the highest chakra, sits at the crown of the head and represents our ability to be fully connected spiritually. When you fully open your crown chakra you are able to access a higher consciousness.

    Crown Chakra benefit

    $1000 + spend per year

    • 50ml Black Sesame massage Oil
    • Birthday gift
    • Complimentary treatment tailored to your needs
    • Special member discounts
    • Exclusive offers to participate in retreats at Ayurveda Village

    Aspects Loyalty Program Terms and Conditions

    The Aspects Loyalty Program is a client service program managed by Aspects of Healing Pty Ltd for the benefit of its customers. Joining is free and is activated upon the client sharing their personal information, ticking the Program in box or via

    By joining Aspects Loyalty Program, you agree to the following Terms and Conditions.

    As part of the Program, you will achieve Aspects Loyalty status by purchasing goods at Aspects of Healing or Ayurveda Village as follows:

    • Aspects Loyalty Level 1 –by spending between $300 and $499 in a rolling 12 month period, as calculated at Aspects Loyalty Review Date;
    • Aspects Loyalty Level 2 –by spending between $500 and $999 in a rolling 12 month period, as calculated at Aspects of Healing Review Date; or
    • Aspects Loyalty Level 3 –by spending $1000 or more in a rolling 12 month period, as calculated at a Aspects Loyalty Review Date.
      • Once you achieve an Aspects Loyalty Level, you will hold this Level for a 12 month period commencing on the Aspects Loyalty Review Date in which it was achieved, unless your Aspects Loyalty Spend during this 12 month period increases, in which case you may migrate up to another Aspects Loyalty Level.
      • The client’s Aspects Loyalty status will next be reviewed 12 months from the date upon which the Customer’s current Aspects Loyalty status was achieved (this is known as “Aspects Loyalty Anniversary Date“). If the client’s Aspects Loyalty Spend during the preceding year is not retained by the Aspects Loyalty Anniversary Date, the Client’s Aspects Loyalty status will be adjusted down accordingly.
      • Any rewards, gifts, benefits or offers communicated as part of the Aspects Loyalty Program may include specific offer terms and conditions, including expiry dates and redemption conditions. You should read these Terms and Conditions carefully. Only Aspects Loyalty members who receive our communications are eligible to use and redeem any rewards, gifts, benefits or offers. All offers, gifts, benefits or rewards are not transferable and cannot be redeemed for cash or equivalent.
      • All Aspects Loyalty rewards, gifts, benefits or offers are subject to availability.
      • Transactions cannot be transferred to a different customer.
      • If you are under the age of 18 years, you must have parental/guardian approval to join the Program.
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    Our Response to COVID-19

    We are here to help you

    Your health and well-being is at the centre of our hearts and minds and we are here to support you at this difficult time of COVID-19.  Never hesitate to call us on 08 81104300 at any time if you are feeling anxious or overwhelmed.


    Build your immunity

    Now it is especially important to stay positive, eat healthily and exercise at home or by taking a walk around your neighbourhood.  Look after yourself Make sure to practice ‘social distancing’ (a minimum of 1.5m apart). Keep your mind occupied with your favourite activities. For every crisis there is an opportunity. Now is the opportunity to do all those things you didn’t have time to do before. 



    Aspects of Healing are monitoring the situation regularly for the safety of our community.  We are currently open, and our services are available to our existing and new clients, both face to face and on-line during the COVID-19 pandemic.  We will continue to update our community and members of the public via this page.  Existing clients should also monitor their emails for updates.



    When requesting a booking we ask that your first point of contact is via phone on 0881104300 or so that we can discuss the following questions with you.

    • Have you travelled interstate or overseas in the last 14 days?
    • Have you knowing been in contact with anyone diagnosed with or suspected of having Covid-19
    • Do you currently have any of the following symptoms?
      • Fever
      • Cough
      • Fatigue
      • Shortness of Breath
      • Sore Throat

    A yes answer to any of these will prevent a face to face consultation but will allow us the opportunity to assist you, in the best way possible, via our online services.


    The following information has been prepared from a variety of government and other reputable sources.  We hope that it may help in answering questions you may have about COVID-19.

    Remember we are here for you.

    Lifeline also has good advice and the ability to call, text or chat online for support. Visit Lifeline’s website or call 13 11 14.  

    Other Australian links to key mental health information to support you during this COVID-19 outbreak.

    What is Coronavirus

    The coronavirus (COVID-19) situation is changing rapidly. To understand more about the virus as well as how you can help prevent others becoming infected, the Australian Government has created a Coronavirus Health Alert page.  This page is updated regularly and provides up to date factual information.  Access the Coronavirus Health Alert page here.

    Symptom Check

    The Australian Government has created an online Symptom Checker if you are concerned that you may have symptoms consistent with Coronavirus.  Click here to answer questions about your symptoms and see if you need to seek medical help or get tested.

    South Australia Government Information

    For essential information on COVID-19, visit the dedicated South Australian government webpage here.

    Australian Government Information

    Make sure you have the facts. Australian health and safety information on COVID-19.

    Australian Health Department Covid-19 Health Alert website updated daily

    Australian Health Department Covid19 publications info updated daily

    Health Direct – COVID-19 coronavirus in pictures

    Recognise the signs and symptoms

    Self-isolation (self-quarantine) for coronavirus (COVID-19)

    World Health Organization – coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak





    Last updated: 10 August 2020







    Try a 3 Day Ayurveda Detox


    Toxins may build up in both body and mind as a result of wrong food combinations, over-indulgence in heavy foods and poor lifestyle habits. Toxins can also accumulate from the air we breath, the water we drink, and emotional toxins can build up from thought patterns, stress or painful experiences we haven’t fully digested.

    Ayurveda recommends detoxing on a regular basis to eliminate toxins and return to our natural state of health and wellbeing. A 3 day detox is easy to manage at home, and has great benefits, awakening your body’s capacity for self-renewal and self-regulation. Ideally, set aside 3 days when you won’t be working so that you have time to rest and rejuvenate. For example, you can commit to beginning your detox on Saturday morning and completing it Monday evening.

    During your detox, eat a simplified diet to allow your body to release any accumulated toxins. Eat fresh, seasonal vegetables, which are low in calories, easy to digest and assist a detox.

    Foods that Support Detoxification are easy to digest foods: Lentil soup, Kitchari (see recipe next blog), Light vegetable soups, Steamed or sautéed broccoli, carrots, zucchini, asparagus, brussels sprouts, cabbage, and beets, lightly steamed greens such as spinach, chard, and beet greens, Basmati rice, quinoa, millet, and barley, Spices such as ginger, cumin, coriander, and fennel, Flaxseeds, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, and pumpkin seeds, Poached apples and pears; cooked apricots, prunes, and figs, Fresh berries; raspberries, blackberries, blueberries.

    Foods to Reduce or Eliminate: Animal and dairy products (ghee in small amounts), Refined sugar and flour products, canned, leftover, processed and microwaved foods, fermented foods, including pickles and vinegar, cold and raw foods, fried foods, alcohol, caffeine, chocolate.

    Digestion is strongest when the sun is brightest at midday, so eat your largest meal then and have a small, light dinner, such as vegetable soup. Include the six tastes (sweet, salty, sour, pungent, bitter, astringent) in every meal so that you are eating balanced, satisfying meals. When you incorporate all six tastes, you get all the nutrients your body needs and decrease cravings for unhealthy food. Drink fresh, pure water and ginger tea. Give yourself daily self-massage, sweat out toxins, turn off electronics and nourish yourself with meditation and light yoga, and have a have a daily routine:


    • Meditate
    • Gentle stretching or yoga
    • Self-massage
    • Warm breakfast; ginger tea with cooked cereal or grains with almond milk


    • Main meal at lunch
    • Have a 10-15-minute walk after lunch to aid digestion
    • Do exercise that helps you to sweat or have a sauna
    • Meditate


    • Light dinner
    • Short walk
    • Read something inspirational
    • Warm bath
    • Write or draw in journal
    • Bed by 10 p.m.



    The consistency of this rice and legume dish should be soft, like porridge. Kitcharis are Ayurveda’s cleansing therapy and the core of Ayurvedic nutritional healing because of their ease of digestion and assimilation, and their ability to rid the body of undigested waste (ama). They are suitable for all doshas and can be varied according to the effect required, which depends on the spices and vegetables used.


    • 1 cup uncooked split mung beans
    • ½ cup uncooked white basmati rice (rinse with water until water runs clear)
    • 1 tablespoon of ghee (can use sesame oil or coconut oil)
    • 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger root or 1 teaspoon dried ginger
    • 2 bay leaves
    • 1 teaspoon each of black mustard seeds, cumin, and turmeric powder
    • Optional: ½ teaspoon each coriander powder, fennel and fenugreek seeds
    • Optional: 1 pinch hing (asafoetida)
    • 6 cups water
    • ½ teaspoon salt (Himalayan pink salt is best)
    • Optional: 1 small handful fresh chopped coriander leaves


    Rinse the mung beans until the water runs clear, then bring mung beans to boil in 4 cups of water and turn off. Let them sit for 1 to 2 hours in the boiled water, then drain and rinse.

    Heat a large pot on low heat and add ghee or sesame oil, followed by all the spices (except bay leaves) and cook for a few minutes, stirring constantly. This roasting enhances the flavor but make sure they don’t burn. Add mung beans and rice and stir again.

    Add water and bay leaves, increase the heat and bring to boil. Boil for 10 minutes. Turn heat to low, cover and cook until mung beans and rice become soft (about 30 to 40 minutes).

    Add cilantro leaves as a garnish just before serving, if desired. Add salt to taste.



    Ginger tea helps to purify the body and boosts the digestive system.


    • Unpeeled ginger root
    • Hot water
    • Raw organic honey (optional)
    • Chopped mint (optional)
    • Lemon slices (optional)


    To make one cup of tea, put 1 heaped teaspoon of chopped unpeeled ginger root into 1 cup of hot water. Let the tea steep for 2 minutes. Strain or allow ginger settle to the bottom. Drink.

    Alternatively place chopped ginger in a saucepan with required amount of water, bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer for 5-10 minutes. Strain and place in a thermos for drinking throughout the day. You can sweeten the tea with a little organic honey or chopped mint or lemon slices (optional).

    Ayurvedic Guide to Eating Out

    AYURVEDA: Ayurvedic Advice for Eating Out

    It is fun and enjoyable to eat out with friends, but restaurant food is often designed to entice and stimulate the taste buds rather than support long term health goals. At restaurants, food usually has to appeal to a broad range of individuals and may not support your unique constitution. Sometimes as a result we may experience gas, bloating, heartburn, sometimes constipation, sleep disruption and a little weight gain or puffiness from the excess use of salt.

    However we can still make some right choices when eating out and maintain our Ayurvedic eating principles. If you can, have your meal at lunch time, or in the early evening, followed by an evening walk to help you digest the food. Your body is better able to digest food earlier in the day, process toxins and burn off any excess calories.

    Choose a healthy restaurant, if you can, that is known for freshly prepared, seasonal, local food. Eat lightly and simply in the meals both before and after your restaurant meal and don’t let yourself get too hungry before you eat out. At the restaurant, eat a responsible portion of food and order vegetable side dishes or incorporate a salad. The roughage of the salad helps elimination, the bitter taste increases bile production and flushes the gall bladder, helping you digest heavy fats, and the sour taste of vinegar in the salad dressing helps in fat metabolism by stimulating bile production. Chew your food well, as saliva has digestive enzymes. Order hot water with lemon as it cultivates digestive fire and the sour taste of lemon improves digestion. Don’t drink ice water, cold or carbonated drinks as they extinguish digestive fire, disrupting the digestive process. Favour simpler foods with fewer ingredients that are easier to digest, and avoid the complimentary bread and butter. Minimise cream sauces, excessive cheese, carbs, fried food and too much salt especially if you are trying to lose weight. Black pepper and ginger will help digestion, as will the parsley garnish.

    It’s also important to focus on being thankful for the food provided and enjoy the quality time spent with your loved ones and friends, have fun, laugh a lot and don’t worry excessively about the food. Food is an important way to build relationships, and having friends and socialising is also excellent for your health and happiness, so enjoy it!

    The Power of Reiki


    Reiki is a natural and simple healing method that allows you to absorb more life force energy. The Reiki method vitalises your life force and balances the energies in your body. This natural healing energy flows in a powerful and concentrated form through the hands of the Reiki Therapist. In “laying on” of the hands directs the healing energy into the body of the receiver.

    The Reiki Therapist is used as a channel to conduct the Universal Life Energy. As a result the therapist is simultaneously charged and strengthened, not at all being drained of the therapists personal energy.

    Reiki energy is regarded, as life force energy at it’s most effective. With maximum vibration it is considered to have an almost divine quality and as such includes everything, in a world where problems and disorders are deemed to be due to the feeling of detachment from the world.

    Reiki used regularly can promote a more joyful life and lively feelings in the receiver, energy enhancement, peace and calm and existing conflicts within a person are broken down, producing clarity and greater vitality. An improved renewal of the natural processes within the body and removal of toxins are also enhanced and rendered more effective. Energy blockages are removed allowing flow of life force energy throughout the body. As toxins and other waste products are removed from the body’s vital processes, body organs and functions become more highly tuned. When the body takes in more and more life energy, it is said that its frequency becomes higher, facilitating contact with the Universal Spirit and generating trust in the universal life force energy.

    Reiki also gives you courage to change the things in your life that you would like to change. Reiki gives you more power and the energy to act and think more responsibly in your life. It will speed up your physical, mental and emotional healing and also increase your spiritual growth.

    This ancient art developed in the nineteenth century in Japan is as ever useful now in our more complex and busy world as it was in the time of its conception.

    There is no right or wrong way to use Reiki. Reiki can do no wrong, it is beyond this. The Reiki energy has no conditions, or right or wrongs with it. If you become confused with all the conflicting information about Reiki, remember one thing, it is our humanness that is confusing and conflicting, not the energy, the energy just is, it is pure, knows no competition, no comparison and love all equally.

    Just for today,

    Do no worry

    Just for today,
    No not anger

    Just for today,
    Earn your living honestly

    Just for today,
    Count your blessings

    Just for today,
    Be kind to all living things

    The Daily Routine of Ayurveda

    DINACHARYA (SANSKRIT: दिनचर्या “DAILY-ROUTINE”) is a concept in Ayurveda that looks at the cycles of nature and bases daily activities around these cycles. In Sanskrit, the word ‘din’ means day or daily and ‘charya’ can mean activity, behaviour, conduct, practice, performance, custom or routine. Embodied in the word, dinacharya, ‘acharya’ refers to following the inherent wisdom of nature by being close to the natural cycles of the day.

    In Ayurveda, the activities of dinacharya are synchronized with the natural daily cycle of the sun and performed on a regular basis, because it is believed that daily routine can bring about radical change in the body, mind and consciousness. Routine helps to establish balance in your individual constitution, it regulates your biological clock, helps with digestion, absorption, assimilation and elimination, and it generates self-esteem, discipline, a peaceful mind, happiness and longevity. As human beings we are naturally a part of nature, and need to be in tune with the rhythms of nature so that we become closer to our true selves.

    The sequences of dinacharya are daily activities that are performed at optimal times of the day, dominated by the energies of Vata, Pitta and Kapha doshas. The heavy and stabilizing qualities of Kapha affect us between 6-10 in the morning and evening, the dynamic and transforming attributes of Pitta affect us between 10–2 during mid-day and mid-night. The light and inspiring potential of Vata has affect on us between 2–6 in the evening and morning. In Ayurveda’s dinacharya we make small and gradual changes to establish a routine that is suited to our unique doshic nature, and because this is done everyday it has an accumulative and lasting effect.

    There are routines around waking and sleeping, cleansing and eliminating, practices for body, mind and spirit, practices for eating, work, creative play and relaxing activities, which are created to suit your individual needs and dosha or constitutional type. These routines are easy to introduce into your daily life and can make a huge difference to your health and wellbeing.

    The Magic of Mindfulness


    Mindfulness is a practice that has been explored by the worlds meditative and wisdom traditions as well as various Western sciences, including medicine and psychology. It is a universal tool for cultivating self-understanding and healing and is not dependent on any particular belief system or ideology.

    Jon Kabat-Zinn defines mindfulness as “paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally”.

    The Chinese character for Mindfulness means, “heart presence”.


    Benefits of practicing mindfulness include:

    • Mental clarity, focus, and improved concentration.
    • Increased self-awareness and emotional intelligence, assisting us to relate to others and one’s self with kindness, acceptance and compassion.
    • Greater confidence in our ability to know, understand and act on our own inner wisdom.
    • Improved physical health via relief of stress; lowering blood pressure, reducing chronic pain, improving sleep and alleviating gastrointestinal difficulties.

    Mindfulness Coaching sessions at Aspects of Healing involve learning about the mind both theoretically through practical Yoga psychology, and experientially through a range of simple mindfulness practices. Mindfulness coaching allows you to find personal ways to practically bring the art of mindfulness into everyday life, moment to moment.

    “Knowledge does not mean mastering a great quantity of different information, but understanding the nature of mind. This knowledge can penetrate each one of our thoughts and illuminate each one of our perceptions.”  Matthieu Ricard

    Trusting the Body: Kalarippayat


    Kalarippayat is an ancient Indian martial and healing art-form that evolved alongside Yoga and Ayurveda and shares elements of both.

    The tradition aims to bring peace to worldly conflict – inner and outer. Both Kalari practice and treatments holistically develop an individual; beginning from physical health, mental balance and progressing to the unification of the mind, body and spirit.

    Kalarippayat is still relatively unknown because the British banned the practice whilst occupying India. However, Kalari continued as it had for thousands of years as a closed oral tradition. It is now re-emerging around the world as people are re-discovering the benefits of this ancient science.

    Kalari treatments follow the fundamental principles of Ayurveda, but are also influenced by Siddha medicine and other regional Indigenous knowledge systems of India. Like Chinese and Tibetan medicines, Ayurveda and Kalari view a human being as a microcosm of the natural world. Treatments work on curing the root cause and not the symptoms of an imbalance. Therapists assist the body to return to a state of balance so that it can ultimately heal itself.

    What distinguishes the Kalari therapist’s medical expertise from that of other specialists is their psychophysiological training as a martial artist. Before a practitioner can begin their studies in the healing arts they must spend several years in intensive physical and meditational training. This gives the practitioner extraordinary control over their body and mind and thus control of the vital energy or wind (prana vayu). The efficacy of treatment is based on this ability to control and channel prana (energy) while giving treatments.

    Being tantric in origin, Kalari places great trust in the wisdom of the body to heal itself when given the chance;

    “Slowly you renew yourself, you are regenerating yourself. If you can have this generation of energy, that is the real meaning. That you can generate energy from your body, you begin to become radiant. You are conscious of the flow of blood, the flow of breath, the taste of water and the feel of air after movement. Your whole body is vibrant. The body can be reclaimed as a source of energy and strength.” Chandralekha

    Prana Chikitsa – Energy Treatment 
    Kalari Uzichil – Kalari Physiotherapy 

    What is the best diet for me?


    Is your body absorbing required nutrients from your diet?

    It is important you look at, how your body absorb and assimilate the nutrients, even if you take the healthy organic diet. Some of my clients used to tell me their experience that they don’t feel enough energy even after taking ‘huge’ plate of meal. On the other side, some clients complains that they feel heavy and puffy even if they drink water.  They also complaints that they find it hard to lose body weight. Yes, one of our biggest problem is overweight and feeling of heaviness and this can be corrected only by changing to a better diet and lifestyle and  unfortunately no other shortcuts.

    Here is the importance of Ayurveda practice in daily life.   Ayurveda is an ancient natural system of body healing. The word meaning of Ayurveda is knowledge for long life. Ancient teachers of Ayurveda throughout explains in their writings, the long life is depending on health which required proper diet.

    What is your life expectancy?

    Have you ever thought about why our life is complicated and shortened even though our science and technology developed well enough? It is interesting that the lifespan and health of rural people in several developing states are better than many of ours. When we look into the reasons, we will find out that they are giving primary importance to their own health and everything else is secondary. Sadly we often forget our personal health because we are ‘busy’L.

    Ayurveda proclaims that dietary requirements for each person is different. The unique personal constitution, physiological and emotional aspects needs to be considered for defining what nutrients we actually needed. Six dietary nutrients explaining in Ayurveda. They are Sweet like carbs & protein, Acidic like tomato, Alkaline – Salts, Hot– Spices, Bitter– greens and Astringent – teas. 

    It is very common that clients tell me that they have cravings. Have you ever felt ‘Craving for Sugar’? Have you ever thought that when this is happening and why this is happening?  Yes, our mind need ‘heaviness’ of sweet taste when it became overly light and anxious. But this same heaviness can cause overweight if the tendencies are not corrected on time.    Learning the characteristics of our own body and each ingredients in our diet helps to identify what our body really need!!

    Our body always balance by changing our tendencies to opposites of its own characteristics. In this way we need heavier food when the body is light, cold when we are hot, and oil when we are dry.

    Sweet is not only sugar or carbs in Ayurveda, it also includes fats and animal protein too. Sweet taste increases the heaviness and oiliness in our body. This easily reduces the hunger and good source of energy and this is why in all part of the world our bigger portion of meal is sweet.   

    Sour is acidic, which create the warmth in our body. But over use of savoury, makes our systems hyper acidic which later on causes inflammation.  Increased acidity of the blood is one of the reasons for reduced immunity and increases the chances of cancer.  

    Salts makes you thirsty and include minerals and alkalis. It makes your food tastier and enjoyable. Over use of salts can adversely affect the blood pressure and functions of heart, liver and kidney health.

    I love Spices like many of you. They are hot and makes my digestion easy. But over use of spices can create heat within the body and digestive health problems later. So I sauté spices in ghee or in oil and reduce the potency of spices before I use them in my curries!

    Vegetables when they are raw, mostly Bitter in taste. Now a days we train our kids to eat more green than anything else which helps to reduce their heaviness and make them more active. But uncooked green vegies makes the process of digestion difficult and this causes the stomach bloated.  Due to this reason Ayurveda recommends stir-fries, for lighter Vata constitution

    If this is the case what is the best diet for me? Ayurveda doesn’t force us to follow any particular diet but your constitutional diet. Only you know youself better than anyone else. So learn your body type and follow a constitutional diet. 

    Dr Bosco Paul
    Ayurvedic Doctor 

    Founder’s Welcome


    Often times we look for answers outside of ourselves when they really reside on the inside.  In our blogs, we want to bring you ‘gems’ of inestimable value that will help you find who you are and live a healthy, peaceful and happy life.  We will look at how to nurture our mental, physical and spiritual aspects of ourselves.  Remember, we are spiritual beings having a human experience.  First health comes from the inside before it manifests on the outside.

    This is one of my favourite articles about LOVE for surely LOVE is the secret we are all looking for to plant in our hearts to begin our journey to wellness.

    Katina Jones


    The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran  

    Then said Almitra, “Speak to us of Love.” 
    And he raised his head and looked upon the people, and there fell a stillness upon them. And with a great voice he said: 
    When love beckons to you follow him, 
    Though his ways are hard and steep. 
    And when his wings enfold you yield to him, 
    Though the sword hidden among his opinions may wound you. 
    And when he speaks to you believe in him, 
    Though his voice may shatter your dreams as the north wind lays waste the garden. 
    For even as love crowns you so shall he crucify you. Even as he is for your growth so is he for your pruning. 
    Even as he ascends to your height and caresses your tenderest branches that quiver in the sun, 
    So shall he descend to your roots and shake them in their clinging to the earth. 
    Like sheaves of corn he gathers you unto himself. 
    He threshes you to make you naked. 
    He sifts you to free you from your husks. 
    He grinds you to whiteness. 
    He kneads you until you are pliant; 
    And then he assigns you to his sacred fire, that you may become sacred bread for God’s sacred feast. 
    All these things shall love do unto you that you may know the secrets of your heart, and in that knowledge become a fragment of Life’s heart. 
    But if in your fear you would seek only love’s peace and love’s pleasure, 
    Then it is better for you that you cover your nakedness and pass out of love’s threshing-floor, 
    Into the seasonless world where you shall laugh, but not all of your laughter, and weep, but not all of your tears. 
    Love gives naught but itself and takes naught but from itself. 
    Love possesses not nor would it be possessed; 
    For love is sufficient unto love. 
    When you love you should not say, “God is in my heart,” but rather, I am in the heart of God.” 
    And think not you can direct the course of love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course. 
    Love has no other desire but to fulfil itself. 
    But if you love and must needs have desires, let these be your desires: 
    To melt and be like a running brook that sings its melody to the night. 
    To know the pain of too much tenderness. 
    To be wounded by your own understanding of love; 
    And to bleed willingly and joyfully. 
    To wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving; 
    To rest at the noon hour and meditate love’s ecstasy; 
    To return home at eventide with gratitude; 
    And then to sleep with a prayer for the beloved in your heart and a song of praise upon your lips.