What is Access Bars?

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I was supposed to do a Facebook live on this subject this week with my Access Bars teacher. Unfortunately we didn’t practice and I thought I knew what I was doing. I ended up talking about my experience on my Facebook page and kept waiting for Rachael to join us. ( I’ll pop the link in at the end)  Even though it didn’t go according to plan it meant Rachael did her FIRST Facebook live, which was great!

I first discovered Access Bars last January when I was at an MBS fair in Wallsend, Newcastle. A chap was doing this Access Bars as taster sessions. I’d never heard of it and thought I’ll give that a try. A good friend of mine had died the previous October and I felt I needed something. I had the session and didn’t feel anything. I left a tad disappointed. I went home and set my first boundary to my now ex husband. I was like whoa where did that come from?

I was then at Cannon Hall farm last summer where I was working in the wellbeing tent and two ladies were offering the taster sessions again. I asked them how they describe it to people and they said it’s like sucking all of the negativity and crap out of your head. Of course I had it done again and this time I felt something, it wasn’t massive but I could feel energy moving.

I thought who wouldn’t want the negativity and crap sucked out of them? So I decided I wanted to learn how to do it to help others. It fits in well with the rest of my work. I knew my teacher Rachael, from several pamper evenings I had attended. I got in touch and last November headed over to Cleckheaton to learn Access Bars. She gave me my first full treatment. Wow! As she touched different points on my head I could feel energy in different places. I was seeing images. As I was talking to her I realised it was getting rid of any limited beliefs I had placed on myself. I had always seen myself as a fixer and saver of people. When I was younger I would often ‘collect’ waifs and strays who seemed to need fixing.

The space I had in my head the next day was amazing! All those little worrying niggles were no longer there, there was an emptiness. When I asked a friend what I was supposed to fill this emptiness with she just replied ‘You’. Of course lol!

Access Bars seems to be a relatively newish therapy in the UK although it has been around for about 20 years originating in Australia.
It states on their website that:
‘Access Bars has assisted thousands of people to change many aspects of their lives. People report better health, ease of sleep, weight loss, better sex and relationships, relief from anxiety, less stress and so much more!’

If you want to know more about Access Bars you can check out the official website here

My FB live  link is here

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Checklist for clearing your home from negative energy

joss sticksThis blog post comes courtesy of Alejandra Roja, who works at Redfin Real Estate in America. She emailed me to say that ‘When I  had friends over, they felt the positive vibes! They kept asking about my “secrets”, so I decided to write this checklist’ I use very similar methods to the ones Alejandra describes. Let me know what you think!

Cleansing your house of bad vibes can be an important step in your personal well-being – but how do you know if you have harmful energy in your home, and how do you clear it out?

Signs You Have Bad Energy in Your Home
You can tell whether the energy in your home is good or bad – or neutral – based on the way you feel inside. A house filled with good energy feels fresh and vibrant; it’s full of life, and you feel good being there. On the other end of the spectrum, a home drowning in bad vibes will make you feel like you’re being stifled, smothered or even crushed. You can feel the tension in the air, and there are a thousand places you’d rather be.

Negative energy and stress go hand-in-hand, so if you’re constantly frazzled or at the end of your rope, your home could be partly to blame. If you’re not sure whether your home has bad energy of its own, check out these red flags:

  • Excessive complaining. If you or your family members catch yourselves complaining, even when things are okay (or worse, when they’re actually pretty good), you may have negative energy in your home. The same is true if you’re struggling to find the positivity in life.
  • Negative relationships. When the people around you – spouses, children, family and friends – are negative, it’s worth taking a look at the kind of energy you’re putting out there. Negative energy attracts more negative energy, and it becomes a vicious cycle.
  • The blame game. Household members always pointing the finger? Negative energy in the home could be preventing them (and you) from looking inward to place responsibility where it really belongs.
  • Criticism. If there’s a lot of criticizing going along with all the blame, your home could be swamped in bad energy. When you (or others in your house) send out negative vibrations, you’re increasing negative energy in your space.
  • Clutter. One of the biggest signs of negative energy in a home is clutter. Clutter blocks the way energy flows through a home, so it could be keeping bad energy in and making things worse.

Even if you aren’t picking up on any of these warning signs that you’re dealing with bad energy, it’s a good idea to clear your house when someone has had an argument, been sick or is experiencing stress at work. Negative energy can seep into your space over time, as well, so it’s okay to get attempt to clear it whenever you feel like doing so.

Your home is the one place you should feel safe and secure, but if you open the door and you’re practically swimming in a pool of bad energy, you need to cleanse it – and this checklist will help.

Clearing Bad Energy From Your Home: The Ultimate Checklist
Fortunately, it’s typically easy to clear bad energy out of your home to make room for positive energy. You’ll have to do an all-over cleansing, but it’s straightforward and simple.

First, clean the house. Get rid of all the clutter by putting things away or disposing of them, and make sure you clean every corner. Open all the blinds, and, weather-permitting, open your windows. Let in as much light and fresh air as you can as you clean. Don’t forget to dust, vacuum and check for cobwebs – you don’t want the negative energy or bad spirits to have any reason to stick around.

As you clean, know that keeping broken items in your house is bad feng shui – and items that don’t bring you joy can only drag you down. If you have an item that’s irreparably broken, it’s time to move on.

When you’ve cleared away the clutter and removed broken items from your home, you can finish sending the bad energy packing.
What you need:

  • 5 lemons
  • ¼ c. ammonia or white vinegar
  • Sage, frankincense or copal (or all three)
  • A fireproof dish for catching embers and ash (Native Americans used abalone shells)
  • Sea salt
  • A bell
  • Selenite

Doors and Windows
The doors and windows are where outside energy enters your home. Keep them purified by mixing a bucket of water with the juice from five lemons, 1 cup of sea salt and ¼ cup of ammonia or white vinegar. Clean the doorknobs, doors and frames, and windows in your home with the solution to keep them purified.

Throughout Your Home
The ancient Native American technique of smudging can help remove bad energy in your home. The Native Americans used it for millennia because they knew it worked – and fortunately, the same materials they used are readily available in health food stores and online.
Burning sage – particularly white sage – is a simple and fast way to clear out bad spirits and negative energy. Add frankincense (which you can use alone, too, if you don’t like sage) and copal incense to chase out all the negative vibes so there’s plenty of room for good ones. You can also use patchouli or other herbs recommended by healers.


Follow this step-by-step guide to smudge your home with sage (or other herbs).
1. Stand in the center or at the front door of the room you want to cleanse. Most people begin in the kitchen, as it’s the heart of the home.
2. Light the sage bundle like you’d light incense, and let the flames die out (they will, very quickly).
3. Fan the sage carefully to encourage a steady stream of smoke. Envision the smoke absorbing bad energy and carrying it away.
4. Cleanse yourself first by lightly fanning the smoke around your body, beginning at your feet and working up toward your head.
5. Walk clockwise around the room, swirling the sage bundle in circular motions. Pay special attention to the walls, corners and floor, and don’t forget the ceiling.
Some people choose to recite incantations or make positive affirmations as they’re smudging. If you’re comfortable, saying a prayer or appealing to a higher power for positive energy can help.

After you’ve smudged each room, pour salt into each corner and let it sit for 48 hours. The salt can absorb negative energy. Ring a bell three times in each corner to break up any stagnant energy, which the salt can then absorb. In two days, vacuum the salt away. Many people choose to use salt lamps to keep cleaning negative energy, as well.

You can further protect your home by putting selenite on your windowsills. Selenite can cleanse energy and raise the vibration in your home to a higher level. Many healers recommend using other healing crystals. For instance, black tourmaline is a protective crystal that absorbs depression and negative energy. Rose quartz opens the heart chakra, while amethyst helps with intention setting, and citrine allows you to manifest your dreams. If you have a favorite that works for you, place it in rooms where the bad energy seems to collect.

How Have You Cleansed Bad Energy From Your Home?
We’d love to hear how you cleanse negative vibes from your living space, so please share your story in the comments below.

Blog c/o ​https://www.redfin.com/blog/clearing-bad-energy-from-your-home


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Surviving your first year in business

My first year in businessI set up NRG Healing when I knew my husband and I were going to get divorced. I wanted a flexible business that worked around my two children, and I wanted to do what I love. Crystals, Reiki, Himalayan Salt, helping people, teaching and exploring natural alternatives to medicine.

​I’m not going to lie, its been tough. Nearly every evening I spent working; What was my website going to look like? How do I use Twitter? What on earth is Instagram? Do I need an accountant? It is a steep learning curve as you have to learn so many things aside from what you are most passionate about.

I have been to various networking events and training sessions with experts in their field. I have learnt from some extremely strong women who I would call my mentors. These ladies have not only helped me acquire new business skills, but also been able to share their life experiences with me too, which have been a great help.

My top tips for surviving your first year in business

  1. Don’t be afraid to ask for help and use people as sounding boards.
  2. Running your own business can take up a LOT of your time. Remember to plan in some you time too, daily, weekly and monthly. If I know I have big fairs coming up I will give myself a day off before or afterwards to recover
  3. Be realistic about what you can achieve
  4. Plan
  5. Collect peoples’ email addresses with their permission
  6. Surround yourself with positive, supportive people who believe in you and your business
  7. Sometimes when we think our business is going a certain direction, a curve ball is thrown in. Go with your gut, if it feels right to do something different do it 🙂
  8. Your passion in your business will shine through so perservere, perservere and perservere
  9. If you need to outsource something choose the thing you are really not great at, be it accounts, marketing or social media
  10. Finally be yourself, people appreciate authenticity and someone being themselves.


I’m hoping the next year is a bit easier, but I am sure it will still bring its fair amount of challenges which I am well up for!

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My top 8 tips for selling at a fair or event

I have been selling at fairs and events over the last few years. Over this time I have picked up a few tips which I wanted to share with anyone who has a product or service they are looking to take to an event.

  1. Do your research on the event you are attending. Who is the organiser? How long has the event been running? What is the expected footfall? This helps you to gauge how much stock you will need, and how well organised the event will be.
  2. Take your own food and drink. You’re there to make money not spend it.
  3. Take 2 different pairs of shoes of different heights if its going to be a long day.
  4. Have a float and invest in a card machine so you don’t lose out on any sales.
  5. Find out exactly what space you have. Utilise the height of the space if it’s a small area.
  6. If you are going to have a white background then find something to fill it. I saw a variety of backgrounds at the last fair including wallpaper and shower curtains. Find what works best for your stall.
  7. Have a selection of flyers and business cards to hand out. A lady selling candles and room sprays sprayed each one and handed them to everyone passing by
  8. Smile and enjoy 🙂 When you are passionate about your products or service it really comes through

If there are any other tips that you have please feel free to add them in the comments below

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How to store and carry crystals

I’m often asked what you do with your crystals once you have cleansed and programmed them. There are several ways you can store your crystals. Some people like to keep them in a lovely velvet bag. If you do this and have a piece of carnelian inside this will cleanse the other crystals for you. Mine currently sit on bookshelves and bedside tables, kitchen units, wherever there is a flat space and it feels appropriate to keep it there it lives there. You can place them in a nice pottery bowl, or ceramic bowl.

When it comes to carrying them there are several options. It is better that you carry them on you as opposed to in your bag. If you do keep them in your bag then I would recommend getting them out and holding them through the day to connect with its energies.

You can place them in a trouser or skirt pocket. You can wear them in your bra. This does depend on the size of the crystal, as it can look a bit odd if its protruding from one side of your top. They can also sometimes fall out of the bra as several of my customers have told me has happened to them. It could be a bit of an icebreaker trying to locate your crystals in a meeting room!

An American company, Max & Vera, have come up with a solution in the way of crystal wearing bras. They look great but they tend to cater for the smaller bust. Check them out www.maxandvera.com. The picture below is from their website and shows how the crystal is incorporated into the bra. I think its a great idea! They also offer a sports bra for when you are doing yoga or meditation.

I’d love to hear or see how you store your crystals and also how you carry them. There are some amazing shelving for crystals on Pinterest too!

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Drinking Himalayan Salt

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Today marks the beginning of Nutrition and Hydration Week so I thought what better time to pop a blog post up about the benefits of drinking Himalayan Salt water.

Sole, pronounced Solay, is Himalayan Salt placed in a glass container with a non rusting lid and topped up with water.  I use a pyrex jar with a rubber seal.  You place approx 1 cup full of salt in the bottom of the container. Pour the water on top and leave it for 24 hours.

You then use a non metallic teaspoon to place a spoonful in a glass and add water.

OK but why would I want to drink salt water?

  • Sole supplies the body with the natural energy stored in the salt crystals which the body can hold for up to 24 hours.
  • Scientific reports showed that it can help neutralizing the alkaline/acidity balance in the body and normalizing blood pressure.
  • Can dissolve and eliminate impurities and built up toxins which lead to stones and various forms of rheumatism like arthritis and kidney and gall bladder stones.
  • Can help lowering the craving for addictive desires.
  • Can help with skin problems by cleaning from inside out.
  • The overall availability of electrolytes is build up and thus the conductivity in the body is increased, which in turn stimulates circulation and the nervous system.

I did an experiment on myself as I suffered from leg cramps at night. After I had been taking the salt water for a few weeks I noticed I wasn’t having the cramps anymore. I stopped taking the salt water and they came back. I went back on it and they went again. I realised that I wasn’t actually getting enough salt in my diet. When we are told to reduce salt intake it is generally table salt, which is full of rubbish. Our bodies do need salt.

Let me know if you have tried salt water and how you have found it for you in the comments below.


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What is crystal water?

Water bottle crystalAs you may know by now I love crystals and anything to do with crystals. I carry them around with me, wear them, have them in the home and drink crystal water. Crystal water? Whats that?

Crystals work through vibration and resonance, the energy can be easily transferred into water where it can be stored until required. You can sip it through the day or bathe in it if you wish. The Russians have been using shungite since the 1990’s to purify their drinking water.

If you don’t have any pockets in your clothes, don’t fancy stuffing it in your bra but still want to gain some benefits from crystals it’s another way of using them. I often pick a couple of crystals for the week or day.I have recently rediscovered my love of rose quartz. Rose quartz is a lovely crystal to put in water and sip through the day. A crystal for self love, compassion and relationships with others why would you not want to drink this through the day.

How do I make it?
Simple. Place 1 or 2 pieces of rose quartz in a jug. (I like to use rough pieces as opposed to smooth) Pour water in. Leave overnight and drink the next day.

You can buy crystal water bottles, which I admit do look very beautiful, although pricey at around £60-£70. If you already have your own water bottle that you carry around just pop a couple of crystals in it on an evening and fill it up. Take with you the next day.

You also have to be aware that some minerals are toxic and shouldn’t be placed in water. Selenite will dissolve. Most quartz varieties are safe to use but always check before using them.

Would you try this? Have you tried it? Let me know in the comments below what you think! Thanks


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Seven Reasons why you need Himalayan Salt in your Life

Himalayan Salt has been much talked about over the last year and I wanted to sum up for you the top 7 reasons why you need Himalayan Salt in your life!

  1.  Himalayan Salt lamps not only look beautiful they are also said to help with your health. People have reported benefits such as helping with SAD, anxiety, stress, PTSD, allergies, asthma and coughs
  2. Himalayan Salt tealight holders give off the same beautiful glow as a lamp and are perfect as a gift for any occasion
  3. Have you ever had a Himalayan Salt bath? One of the most relaxing, and detoxifying ways of taking a bath
  4. You can use the same Himalayan Salt and turn it into a homemade face or body scrub.
  5. As long as you have bought food grade salt you can use this SAME salt in your cooking and ditch the table salt, which is full of anticaking agents and which has been bleached
  6. Got a bit of a cough? Use a Himalayan Salt Pipe. It looks like a ceramic inhaler and is filled with salt. Inhale 3 times a day for about 5 minutes
  7. Finally get yourself a Himalayan Salt deodorant ball! Zero waste and great for your armpits!

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Crystals for Love

Happy Valentines Day! A day of love. A day to remind us to show others in our lives how much we love them. But have you stopped to think about whether you love you? I was at a womens networking event on Monday night and as I was giving a presentation on crystals and chakras I asked how many of them could truly say I love me. Maybe 2 or 3 hands went up in a room full of 50 women. It took me until I was 36 to be able to truly say, you know what I do love me. Its not easy, but I so wish I had learnt so earlier.
In order to love others we have to love ourselves. Our heart chakra governs our connection to love. The ‘love’ crystal is commonly Rose Quartz. It is a stone of compassion and self love. I describe it as a gentle hug to the soul. A reminder to be kind to yourself and love yourself.
Malachite is what I call a sledgehammer to the heart. It is for gently dissolving any unresolved emotions to do with the matters of the heart. So that first boyfriend that broke your heart that you have never really gotten over, this will help to heal that wound.
This Valentines Day why not try saying I love Me, as well as I love You?
xx

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Crystal of the month

February is normally associated with Amethyst, as it is the Aquarians birth stone. For me February is the month of love. There are 2 crystals I associate with love. One is Rose Quartz and the other Malachite. For today I am going to focus on Rose Quartz. If you have never owned a crystal before this is the first one I would always recommend to people.

Back in 2008 I was on a second date and we had gone to a Psychic Evening. ( As you do!) There was a couple there selling crystals. I went up first and picked a piece of rough rose quartz crystal, I had no idea what it was but it looked pretty. Half an hour later my date showed me his rose quartz buddha that he had chosen. He hadn’t seen my crystal. I tok it home and slept with it on my bedside table. Sometimes I held it as I went to sleep. It sounds odd, but it felt like someone was giving me a gentle hug when I held it. At fairs I always describe Rose Quartz as a gentle hug for the soul.

It is effective in attracting love, romance and intimacy. So if you’re looking for love this February or feel as if you could do with a bit of self love, find a piece of rose quartz and keep it near you. Hold it or carry it in your pocket. Let me know how you get on!

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