Healthy living

Why You Should Try Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)

Do you ever have those days when you are feeling overwhelmed? Butterflies in your tummy, a knot in your throat, an ache in your chest?


Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), also known as Tapping, is a tool that can help you overcome negative thoughts and replace them with positive ones and help you feel calm and relaxed.
 

It works so well for stress and anxiety.
 

Image via theweddinggurus.blogspot.com

Image via theweddinggurus.blogspot.com

A gorgeous neighbour of mine once told me to tap on my sternum over the thymus (a very important organ of the immune system) when I felt stressed. She is a very clever psychologist and I didn't realise at the time that she was introducing me to the Emotional Freedom Technique.

I never gave my thymus too much chance to respond, as the younger cynic in me took over. Recently though, when I was feeling more stressed than usual, I stumbled upon an article by Dr Mercola about the Emotional Freedom Technique and decided to give it a go.  Take a look at Mercola's video on EFT here


Why should you try EFT?

+reduce stress

+reduce food cravings

+reduce pain

+implement positive goals


Its so easy, it doesn't cost a thing, and I believe this technique can truly help reduce stress.


Emotional health is just as important as having good diet and lifestyle habits in finding balance, so it's important that we find ways to reduce our stress. 
 

Check it out, give it a go and let us know how it works for you!
 

Hugs, Margot

A Weekend in: Mudgee

I love to eat and I love getting out in nature. Mudgee is the perfect destination for both of those things. I take regular trips to the Mudgee region for great wine and food, to clear my head and immerse myself in nature.

Nature...

On the drive to Mudgee from Sydney, I love to stop in the Blue Mountains for a picnic and some fresh air.

I am always an early riser, even on holidays. On my weekends away in Mudgee, I use this time to do some yoga, go for a wander, or potter in the garden with a cup of tea. On my most recent trip, one of the mornings was spent on an 8km hike to Castle Rock at Munghorn Gap Nature Reserve. Awesome view, awesome company, and lots of wildlife spotting along the way!

Best eats and drinks

Baker Williams Distillery is a must-visit for quality, handcrafted spirits and liqueurs. The Cumquat Liqueur is crafted from my uncle's Cooyal cumquats, and their Butterscotch Schnapps is heavenly!

My favourite food and wine destination in Mudgee is Di Lusso. With a gorgeous dam-side view and Italian-style wine and food, I can't fault it. The Il Palio wine is my all-time favourite red. After lunch, the bocce arena is a great way to pass the afternoon.

Botobolar and Broombee both have lovely organic wines. Although I don't drink beer, I always take my friends to check out the brewery in town.

Until next time, dreaming of my next adventure!

-Fran