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New Transformation Workshop Series

August 10, 2021

Love Infused Living proudly presents a series of transformational workshops, designed to help you to live a more peaceful, empowered and purposeful life.  Each workshop runs for 3 hours and involves an exclusively limited number of participants to enhance the workshop experience. The series is suited to anyone wanting to refocus their choices and listen more deeply to what will bring more fulfillment and meaning to their lives.  Individual workshops focus on daily practice (Sacred Space), stress and anxiety management (Inner Peace) and life decisions (Values for Life).  Read on for more details.

Join me, Sharna Pearce – Kinesiologist and Wellness Practitioner, teacher and dedicated listener – for one or more of these inspiring transformation workshops.

Creating Sacred Space.

Do you crave the support to rest and restore? To connect with stillness and replenish your cup? Consciously creating sacred space for ourselves to bask in, through simple daily rituals, can profoundly enhance our energy and our experience of ourselves and the world around us.

Sink into 3 blissful hours of peace and indulgence as we journey through both practical and magickal processes for creating and witnessing our own sacred space. You will be gifted with tools to help you begin or enhance your own meditation practice and to carry this sacred space within you always.

Upcoming workshop:

Sunday 26 September 2021  |  10am-1pm
Booking link:  available soon

Creating Inner Peace.

Does stress or anxiety plague your days or arise in your life more than you’d like it to? Is it hard to connect and feel truly nourished by your relationships? Does the stress of daily life have you feeling exhausted and caught in a loop?

There are physiological reasons why we disconnect from the world when our stress levels are too high. But when this persists for longer periods, we can be left feeling empty, lonely and isolated. There are ways to shift this pattern, gain greater understanding of ourselves and find a more balanced way to live.

Sink into three nurturing hours of wisdom and self empowerment as we journey through both practical and subtle processes for managing periods of stress and anxiety in our lives, creating more moments of peace. You will be gifted with tools to soothe yourself through daily life and to continue to return to inner peace within.

Upcoming workshop:

Sunday 24 October 2021  |  10am-1pm
Booking link:  available soon

Creating Values for Life.

How do you make decisions for your life? The big ones and the little ones. How well do you make those decisions? How easily do the answers come?

Our values create the structure from which we make every one of our life choices. Our emotions are the key communication tools for those values. They guide us on whether our choices are aligning with or betraying our core values. So knowing what that unique set of values is for us builds a life that, in all of its elements, becomes congruent with our deepest truth. This is where the flow lies.

Sink into three inspiring hours of exploration and insight as we journey through practical and subtle processes to unearth what truly holds meaning for us – the guideposts of our purpose and path. You will be gifted with tools to explore your own truth, to begin creating your own unique values for life and to grant yourself permission to live that truth with grace.

Upcoming workshop: 

Sunday 21 November 2021  |  10am-1pm
Booking link:  available soon

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A Time For Reflection

March 6, 2021

Taking stock of our lives may not be a practice we often explore, but the emotional benefits of doing just this can be a truly enlightening experience.  The transition from summer into autumn is the perfect time for slowing down a little, and reflecting on where we are at.

Spend time in nature – breathing beautiful, clean air draws us back to the simple things.  Spend some time walking or sitting in the natural environment and listen to the birds and the stillness.  Why not try the botanic gardens, somewhere in the country or a beautiful national park.

Write a journal – start keeping a diary of your everyday thoughts and feelings.  Bringing our attention to how we feel about areas of our life is a powerful way to reshape our lives for the better.  It can also help to remind us how much we already enjoy about our lives.

Notice your breath – it’s innate in us, and thank goodness it is – but how often do you actually notice your breath throughout the day?  As our stress levels increase so too does our rate of our breathing.  Just by consciously observing our breath in moments throughout the day, we can become more centred and gain greater control in our day.

Meditate – sounds tricky, but it doesn’t have to be.  Meditation is really all about being completely present in our bodies.  In a quiet place, close your eyes and focus on your heart – feel the rhythm as it beats.  Now move through your body from head to toe (or whichever sequence you like) and really feel every part of your body.  It’s a subtle and peaceful feeling.

Draw a mind map – brainstorm all the key areas of your life and how they are working (or not ) for you.  Draw a circle in the centre of the page and label it “My Life”.  Then branch out from the centre with circles containing the major elements of your life (eg. work, family, health, relaxation/hobbies, etc.) and day-dream about how you would ideally like these areas to be.  It’s a great way to get focused on what we really want out of life.

AUTUMN

With Autumn comes the season for harvesting and reflection….

Element:  Metal

Organs: Lungs/Large Intestine/Skin

Emotion:  Grief/Letting go

Colour:  White

Sense-organ:  Nose

Taste:  Pungent

Sound:  Weeping

Cultivation:  Harvest

Common problems:  Colds, allergies, sinus problems, bronchitis, asthma, hair & skin problems, unresolved sadness, tension, exhaustion

Recommended:  cabbage, chives, cinnamon, dill, fennel, garlic, ginger, leek, nutmeg, parsley, pepper, radish, rosemary, thyme, turmeric, turnip, spearmint star anise, root vegetables

Avoid: salads & raw foods

Seasonal Foods

If we look at food in a holistic way, we can see that the foods we eat can have a profound effect on our wellbeing.  Choosing to eat foods that are in season is one way to provide our bodies with the nourishment that they need to ensure we stay in optimal health.  Autumn is the time to start cooking foods for longer on lower heat, as opposed to the quick and light cooking methods of Summer.  It’s time for less salads and more soups.

Foods to eat in Autumn are those that strengthen the Lungs and Intestines and are said to have pungent flavours.  Foods and herbs with a pungent flavour are important for the lungs, so it is particularly relevant to eat these in Autumn, when the lungs are most sensitive.

Eating seasonally is about following natural cycles, as energy moves down in Autumn, its also a time to eat more foods that also have downward moving energy, such as root vegetables.

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Spring Emergence

September 7, 2020

“The only difference between an extraordinary life and an ordinary life is the extraordinary pleasures you find in ordinary things” –  Veronique Vienne

This winter in the South Hemisphere has been a long one, for all of us. Are you feeling exhausted from the stress of uncertainty and being cooped up inside for months. I’m not sure that we have ever been more ready for newness and sunshine than we are right now. Spring has the energy of new beginnings, having reflected on our previous cycle in the colder months. It is a time for cleansing and clearing, a brand new start.  Are you feeling an urge to get things moving again? Start slowly, try this:

Shift those toxins – spending less time being active in the colder months builds up toxins in our bodies – especially our liver.  To aid the detox process, start the day with 2 glasses of warm water with lemon juice first thing in the morning. For an added boost, continue on with fresh carrot, celery & parsley juice to hydrate your system and cleanse the blood.

Simplify your surroundings – unnecessary clutter and unfinished business weighs us down – quite literally.  Did you realise that an incomplete task on your to-do list continues to drain your energy until the loop is completed (or you take it off your list)? Using this Spring energy to complete tasks and cleanse your body and space will help to bring focus and energy back, and fast! Shift on any unwanted items from your wardrobe, kitchen, home office, garage or wherever your clutter is hiding.  Get enthused about crossing things of that long term to-do list!

Let go of emotional clutter – clear up any relationship tensions and start afresh.  Lighten up by letting go of any unwanted thoughts or feelings that may be holding you back. Try burning the cleansing essential oil, Clove Bud*.

* Clove Bud essential oil helps loosen your attachment to material things and to your ideas about how life is or should be lived.  Burning clove essential oils in your space can support you in clearing out your clutter and creating the space for new experiences in your life, with ease and grace.

Take action – use the extra Spring energy to start on that wishlist of plans and dreams… join the local tennis club, start that art project or book an exciting travel adventure in your favourite part of Australia!  Whatever it is that you’ve been planning to do, Spring is the time to start doing!

SPRING PATTERNS

Spring is the season for growing and greening…

Element:  Wood, Organs:  Liver/Gall Bladder, Emotion:  Anger, Colour:  Green, Sense-organ:  Eyes, Taste:  Sour, SoundShouting, Cultivation:  Germinate

Common problems

allergies, chest congestion, stomach pain, reflux, nausea, dizziness

Recommended

raw foods/fasting, green & leafy vegies, spirulina, dandelion, strawberries, fresh juices (citrus, apple, pear, carrot & celery, parsley)

Avoid

rich & refined foods, alcohol, over indulgence

I invite you to gently emerge from this long, dark winter – to cleanse and embrace a brand new cycle of intention,

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Winter Solstice Blessings

June 21, 2020

Winter is the end of the season cycle – the pause before the birth of a whole new cycle.  It is the time of metaphoric death and renewal – the stillness (yin) just before expression (yang).  Everything in nature appears to be lifeless & to have stopped growing.  Today’s Winter Solstice (in the Southern Hemisphere), signifies the shortest day and the longest, darkest night.  This day and this season signify a time to turn inward to the stillness and darkness as a path to find the spark of light that leads us on the path back to the light and warmth as the sun’s warmth starts to grow again.  Surrendering to the stillness on the winter months allows for the potent gestation of the seeds of renewal & to new beginnings. 

To be in tune with the winter months we must become more introspective and storage-oriented; one cools the surface of the body and warms the inner core.  It is time to rest, to meditate deeply, refine our spiritual essence, and store physical energy – in the form of a little added weight for the cold season.  But we must also remember to stay active enough to keep the spine and joints flexible….

Gentle stretching

Our energy tends to become stagnant in the colder weather. Gentle stretching can help to keep the energy moving through our bodies and is a key element of staying balanced and boosting our immunity during the winter months.  Perhaps join a yoga or pilates class or indulge in a few gentle stretches before bed and first thing in the morning.

Energy conservation

Snuggle under the quilt (even if it is on the couch) and indulge in some fabulous guilt-free rest!  Like the bears in their caves, take a tip from nature and take some time out to hibernate.  Conserving our energy when it’s cold outside helps our body to rest & repair and build energy for the warmer months.

Warm, nourishing foods

During winter it is important to keep the chest and lungs warm and relatively dry.  Vegetables that resemble the shape of the lungs are particularly nourishing for them – such as cauliflower, broccoli & broccolini.  Warm hearty soups, whole grains, roasted nuts and steamed wintergreens are also great for boosting your immune system.

Listening to inner wisdom

Flowing on from the slowing of Autumn, the stillness of the coldest months gives us a chance to turn inward and reflect on our wants and needs.  Take regular moments to embrace the silence and listen to your inner wisdom.  Ask yourself where are you heading?  does your course need correction?  what do you need?  what can you give?  

WINTER PATTERNS

With Winter comes the season for rest & deep meditation….

Element:  Water
Organs: Bladder/Kidney
Emotion:  Fear
Colour:  Blue
Sense-organ:  Ears
Taste:  Salty
Sound:  Groaning
Cultivation:  Store

Common problems

lumbar pain, hearing difficulties, fluid retention, urinary infections, exhaustion, joint ache/pain

Recommended

warming spices (cinnamon, cardamom, black pepper, ginger, mustard seed), vegetables that resemble the structure of the lungs – cauliflower, broccoli, broccolini.  Grounding vegetables like carrot, radish, fennel and beetroot.

Avoid

ice cream, yoghurt, cream, potatoes, bananas, chicken

I invite you to turn inward this Winter Solstice – to surrender to deep contemplation and travel deep within,

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Summer Solstice Blessings

December 22, 2018

This year of 2018 has been intense!  An ’11’ year (2+0+1+8) – it has been a year of shaking things up, deep transformation and bringing us back to what is truly important in this life.  Many of us have been deeply challenged this year, broken apart and reconstructed in a very different form.   For me, and many others I know, this has been a year of navigating deep challenges, honouring the lessons learned and valuing the moments of peace in between.  We are all changed from the events of 2018 – personally and globally.

Tomorrow’s Summer Solstice (in the Southern Hemisphere) signifies the longest day and the shortest night of the year.  It is mid-summer.  Summer is a time of high energy & activity – there is a buzz around us as we delight in the long & warm summer nights.  It is the yang expression of the seasons when we tend to being social, open & active.   We celebrate, we dance, we laugh!

To be in tune with the summer months we open our hearts, minds and bodies to the warmth and freedom that surrounds us.  Showing & feeling gratitude for the lessons we’ve learned in this cycle and letting go of anything that no longer serves us.  Burning the remnance to nourish & unburden us. 

Align your schedule with the Sun
The days are much longer in summer giving us an opportunity to either stay up later or wake up earlier. Ayurveda advocates going to sleep later in the evening (around 10 or 11pm) to take advantage of the extended daylight and to allow the temperature to cool off for more comfortable sleeping conditions. On the other hand, if you decide to rise with the sun, you may choose to go to sleep earlier (around 9 or so) so you can wake up earlier and start your yoga practice.

Take an afternoon rest 
The idea of the “Spanish siesta” – a midday rest or nap that’s typically taken during the heat of the day – makes plenty of sense in our warmer months. As the heat continues to build up past the noon hour, the hottest time of the day usually hits around 3pm which a perfect time to give our bodies a rest.  By squeezing in an afternoon nap, you are recognising and honouring the power of the sun at its daily peak.

Practice simple sun salutations at dawn (or dusk)
If you choose to rise with the sun, this is the perfect opportunity for you to start your day with several yoga sun salutations since they are best done in the early morning hours on an empty stomach. The sequence of poses that make up the sun salutation are meant to be practiced in the direction of the sun while cultivating gratitude, awe, and respect for it. Start your practice with 8 to 12 sun salutations in the morning at sunrise (or even at dusk during the sunset)

Dance, sing & celebrate
In the warmth of summer we often find postivity and hope flow more easily.  Finding ways to move our body & to share with others helps to nourish our souls and celebrate our triumphs and achievements throughout the year.  If the year has been tough and taken all your inner resources – lay out in the sun and let it restore and heal you.   Ask yourself what are you grateful for?  What have you learned?  How have you grown?  


I hope you allow yourself the freedom to dance and be free this Summer Solstice – let go of control, celebrate, release.

With love & blessings,

Sharna 
xo.

SUMMER PATTERNS

With Summer comes the season for action & energy …

Element:  Fire Organs: Heart/Small Intestine/Pericardium/Triple Heater (metabolism)
Emotion:  Joy
Colour:  Red
Sense-organ: Mouth 
Taste:  Bitter
Sound:  Laughing
Cultivation:  Growth

Common problems: fever, profuse sweating, vomiting, weakness, shortness of breath, wheezing, diarrhea, bloating, irritability, inflammation, headaches

Recommended: watermelon, lemon, apple, pineapple, summer squash, zucchini, alfalfa, spinach & cucumber

Avoid hot, spicy, greasy or overly oily foods, also avoid over consumption of stimulants like coffee, alcohol or sugars (not that easy at Christmas: time!)