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Author: Jennifer | Panakaya

Emotional Wellbeing

How to Better Access your Intuition – Your Own…

We have all experienced this: We asked someone we trusted for advice only to realise later that it was their experience, fears or wishes that shaped their advice which didn’t work for us. Even worse, we already had a hunch this was not going to work, but we didn’t listen and did it anyway… 

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Emotional Wellbeing

The Art of Saying “No”: 3 Steps Towards Healthy…

Each time I agree to do something that I didn’t really want to do, my body just solves the problem for me: I fall sick to have a legitimate reason to get out of the situation without feeling guilty. It never ceases to amaze me how my body and I are in tune. Nowadays, I try to be smarter and just gracefully decline so I can skip the part of feeling unwell.

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Emotional Wellbeing

How the time in our mother’s womb is connected…

In my practice, I have seen several times how the mother-child (even if the child is already a 40-year old adult) connection can be impacted by the mother experiencing trauma during her pregnancy. Imagine, this fragile little being grew in a body that is filled with anxiety and fear because the mother was not feeling safe, perhaps because she had to hide her pregnancy or she experienced violence.

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Emotional Wellbeing

New Year’s resolutions that make you thrive

Let’s face it, 2020 was weird, eccentric, and stretched our minds sometimes a bit too much. With borders closed, our personal life and the way we do business got an involuntary makeover. The challenges of 2020 are likely to stay around. To succeed in your business you absolutely must be at your physical and mental best.

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Entrepreneur Series 2: Managing Anxiety

In this entrepreneur series, we look at how to have a thriving business by optimizing your physical and emotional health. Today’s focus point: Managing anxiety.

Cultural stigmas aside, you don’t want to ignore this one as anxiety has the potential to have a negative impact on your business in terms of poor decision making, inability to focus, loss of mind space, and losing sight on what is important to just name a few. In this article, I will be sharing what you can do today to take charge and get on top of things. 

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Entrepreneur Series 1: Worklife Balance

Contrary to the common perception of having a flexible and easy-going lifestyle, entrepreneurs are often ultra hard-working. There is no paid annual or sick leave, often no weekend, an ever-growing to-do list, one important task comes after another… 

“After this project I will rest” turns into “I will rest next week”… and before you know it, 6 months have gone by. You sleep less, you eat less healthy, you are tired and close to a burnout. The pressure is still the same, but you feel less energetic.

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The Silent Pain of Pregnancy Loss

Pregnancy loss until today remains largely a taboo. We swipe this unpleasant part in our life under the rug, hoping that the woman’s body and mind will recover on their own… which often doesn’t happen. She might develop “unexplainable” pain, depression or struggle with fertility even years later. Here some suggestions about what you can do if you miscarried yourself and you still need closure about this important life event, as well as ideas on how you can support a loved one who is currently going through it.

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Natural Remedies

How to make Kombucha in the Tropics

Gut health is one of the biggest pillars of health, which is why I focus so much on it in my naturopathy practice. Currently, most people are affected by anxiety to at least some degree, and, anxiety, immune system, and gut health often go together. Drinking kombucha on a regular basis can play a big role in developing or maintaining a healthy gut, which is why I suggest it so often to my patients.

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Emotional Wellbeing

How trauma in a woman’s uterus can impact her…

Unresolved trauma in the uterus can be a major, yet often overlooked aspect in a woman’s life, and may show as physical discomfort or emotional pain. My experience as a naturopath specialized in trauma, women’s and reproductive health, trauma-aware bodyworker, and birth doula (in training) has often shown me that a combination of the following may be present: somatized trauma (meaning emotional trauma that is stored in the physical body) which may show as digestive and gynecological problems, infertility, feeling numb or unexplained nerve pain, exposure to chronic stress and lack of nourishing resources, unhealthy sexual relationships, anxiety, generally not feeling worthy or good as a woman.

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Emotional Wellbeing

How essential oils can positively impact our wellbeing

Essential oils are known to have a positive impact on our emotional and physical well-being. In order to benefit from the oils in a safe manner, it is crucial to know how to use them correctly. In my practice, I regularly see damages on the skin as the oils are either applied undiluted on the skin, in the wrong dose (usually not diluted enough) or the wrong oils are applied on an already damaged skin.

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