Dec 2021 & Jan Feb 2022

Edition #163

Welcome to this special edition on Freedom. Enjoy various perspectives on Freedom that will liberate your mind and heart, including a brief look at 6 Freedom Leaders throughout history and in our times. There’s a double page spread on FNQ Freedom Rallies, and another informative article Food Freedom delving into GMO seeds and ownership. Your Prism is Your Prison  is a psychological perspective on how our beliefs and experiences can limit us. And all our awesome Regular Features: Recipes, Feng Shui, Herbs and so much more…


Hope you enjoy this edition.

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Herb - Camellia Sinensis

When thinking about a herbal medicine that represents the quality of “freedom”, what do you think of? Is it Echinacea Root for your immune system, to give you freedom from infections? Or Passionflower, to give you freedom from worry? Perhaps Milk Thistle, to protect your liver from the damaging effects of toxins. Surprisingly, if I was to select one herb that 

One Note of Zen

After Kaku-A visited the Emperor he disappeared and no one knew what became of him. He was the first Japanese to study Zen in China, but since he showed nothing of it, save one note, he is not remembered for having brought Zen into his country. Kaku-A visited China and accepted the true teaching. 

Astrology - Uranus

The concept of freedom is a wonderful thing, just the mention of it makes our hearts skip a beat and we get a little excited.  Freedom means different things to different people so it is a good idea to review your concept of freedom on a regular basis. You can do this by writing “freedom” on a piece of paper 

Essential Oils - May Chang

May Chang… ah… one of my favourite essential oils.  Also referred to as Litsea cubeba, mountain pepper, Chinese Pepper & just plain, Litsea, is a lemony fresh, slightly sweet, fruit essential oil.  The essential oil of May Chang is obtained via steam distillation from the pepper-like fruits of the tree. An evergreen native to regions in Southeast Asia

Crystal Feature - Sunstone

Sunstone instills good nature, heightens intuition and allows the real self to shine through happily. It dissipates fearfulness, alleviates stress and increases vitality. It is also said to be a stone of leadership, encouraging the wearer to be open, benevolent and willing to bestow blessings upon others.

Gardening - Mushrooms and more

More party trick than useful fruit this perennial bush is a great addition to any yard – or pot! Miracle fruit doesn’t mind shade and will fruit those magical red berries at 2-4 years old. There’s certainly not much fruit flesh to be had or even much flavour. What is great about them is that after eating, your tastebuds are altered for around 20-40 mins!


When thinking about this edition and its topic freedom I found myself in somewhat of a dilemma –the recipes I provide are already free from gluten, nuts, preservatives, and additives. They are made with wholefoods and I use organic ingredients, simply because that’s how I eat so the recipes are easy to create that way and I believe that’s

Feng Shui - New Year

2021 has flown by and it is time to think about preparing our homes for the new energies of 2022.  My favourite time of the year is just around the corner – Lunar New Year, and this article will show you how to prepare and enjoy this wonderful time of year. Everyone rushes to celebrate Western Xmas 

Animal - Cat

Cats were first domesticated in the Near East around 7500 BCE and have become one of the most popular animal companions for humans around the world. Domestic cats are extremely affectionate and often bond strongly with one individual, preferring their company over all others.

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