Healing

In pursuit of healthy cells!

I sometimes wonder why my body and my cells decided to go rogue. I mean, at what point, did a few of my little cells decide to jump ship and be officially pronounced abnormal? Yes, this post is largely about breast cancer!

To be fair, it’s not the only time I’ve had problems with my cells running amok.

I have another abnormal cell situation with a rare tumor (called a desmoid) in my upper thigh/pelvis area. This one is on a wait and see program. In good news, it’s smaller now than when I first found it.

I didn't know what would happen

I didn't know what would happen

When I bought essential oils from doTERRA last November, I just thought, I hope they help. I hope they help with my sleep challenges, my stress levels & if they could please also help the achy desmoid tumor in my leg disappear (or even just stop hurting), well that would be ace.

To be fair, since having been diagnosed with breast cancer 8 years ago, I’ve been drawn like a magnet to natural & holistic health. I’m all for modern medicine, I’ve benefited greatly. But, the toxic load on our lives and bodies freaks me out. So, my inclination is to turn to low (or no) tox solutions, to integrate the best of modern and holistic support to strengthen my resilience.

When I bought a doTERRA kit of oils, I didn’t know what would happen.

Breast cancer specific Essential Oils intro class (audio only) - please share!

This recording is of an Essential Oils one on one chat I had with a fellow breast cancer survivor. She didn't love being recorded, so it's mostly just me talking!

This isn't the standard class format, I don't even talk about what essential oils are, or why doTERRA. That being said, I hope it's helpful. If you're a breast cancer survivor and would like to learn more, please get in touch with me - my email is yvettemayer@hotmail.com

One thing I want to make clear - Clary Sage/Clary Calm are very potent and you need to be careful using them if you've had a hormonal breast cancer. Do your research, ask your Doctor and trust your intuition..

Please enjoy listening to my dog bark and me discuss my vacant love life. Typical Yvette Mayer over share. Vulnerability in action.

How I'm using Essential Oils to manage Cancer & Desmoid side effects (and hopefully even more!)

Whilst doing yoga this morning and during savasana, when I 'should' have been quieting my mind, instead I was inspired to write this post!  The reason being, I couldn't wait to get home to apply my essential oils to my desmoid tumor, which was experiencing some discomfort. For the record, I rubbed in some frankincense and copaiba (along with coconut oil) on arrival and voila, no discomfort. Then I got to thinking, these oils are giving me so much relief to a lot of cancer and desmoid related side effects, that this post simply must be written. So here I am!

I'm going to start with the support for breast cancer side effects and then move on to desmoid tumor. Something for everyone? Not really, but I know some of you will be very interested to hear this.

Abundance is a mindset, it can be yours!

Growing up, I was taught that the world is a place of scarcity. That we wont have enough if we don't 'behave' a certain way. Be that money, love, fun or self fulfillment, the message is the same. There simply isn't enough to go around.

My parents, whilst not perfect had their hearts in the right place. They taught me caution. Invest in the safety of property. Make sure I have my superannuation sorted. Don't expect too much of myself. Recognise, that I need to exercise delayed gratification to set myself up for success. OK that last sentence is a stretch, but it speaks to me!

Essential Oil hacks #101

It's official, I've gone and got myself a little side hustle.  A passion project. An entrepreneurial endeavor- and it feels really good.

The back story. An impressive lady, Yvette (yes another me, one whom I met at a NSW Breast Cancer Foundation Ambassador training), recently got in touch. After her diagnosis and treatment, Yvette gave up her Corporate career in the music business, her home in Sydney and party fueled lifestyle and has totally reset her life. From her QLD base, she's since gone on to rise to the top of the Wellness entrepreneurial community with her business Soulpreneurs. In more recent news she expanded into the DoTerra Essential Oils business and she's absolutely loving it. 

As is typical with me, after discussing my latest health issues with Yvette, I couldn't wait to get these babies into my hands. I must say, they are every bit as awesome as I hoped and I am frankly obsessed. On the frank topic, especially with frankincense!  It didn't take me long at all to start researching this company and finding out how incredible it is, from their social responsibility to sourcing efficacy and of course therapeutic grade products, they are the real deal. I even like the Network Marketing aspect, particularly because th

The joy of doing hard things

This pic was taken on October 1st, 2017.  I'm loving the contrast of the white toe nails, black slides and reflecting blue Sydney waters. None of this is relevant to to this post though - except for the date.  Why? On this date, I began Sober October - otherwise known as Ocsober.  Which means 31 days, alcohol free.

I come from a long line of drinkers and a family where alcohol is part of the fabric. My father is a living example of the horrific ugliness of extreme alcoholism. Despite this, none of us kids have chosen to rebel with healthier behavior.  Least of all me. In fact, the challenge of 31 days alcohol free is very steep indeed. I know, this is hardly what you'd expect of a qualified health coach and yoga teacher. It's the honest truth though. So there you have it.

Nourish thy self

One of many changes since moving home to Sydney Australia, is returning to the land of driving. Sydney, much like LA is the kind of city where you really do need a car.  It's vast and not terribly well serviced, from a public transport POV.  I'm also fortunate enough to be able to drive to the office every day which (outside of peak hour) is around 20 minutes.  These days I spend 40 minutes+ in my car each week day.

Bored of breakfast radio, I got busy downloading podcasts for my drive. I particularly enjoy true crime.  I guess that's because "Serial" is what started my podcasting passion. In the past few months I've listened to a bucket load of this sort of stuff.  Then one day, I was out of compelling options and instead listened to some TED talks.  After that my listening habits changed to a mix of TED and true crime.