Michelle Cooney

Ger’s July 19 Monthly Update

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Wellwex

Wellwex is coming! On Sunday July 21st Wexford Racecourse will play host to Wexford’s first Wellness Festival. All our local movers and shakers in the areas of fitness, nutrition, yoga, mindfulness, creativity as well as national influencers like Pat Divilly will be there to share what they’re all about with everyone who attends.

Only Natural will be there too. We’re so excited about Wild Nutrition our new, cutting edge supplements brand and so look forward to showing them off on the day. Ashling, Wild Nutrition’s Nuritional Expert, will be with us on the day to explain just why they’re so different to other supplements and to give advice to all comers. The range specialises in Female Health issues but covers all aspects of health. With once off special offers on the day we look forward to seeing you there.

Ger's Monthly Update Wellwex Festival

Vitality Expo

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Recipe of the Month Coconut & Peanut Aubergine Curry

Recipe of the Month Only Naure Higher Nature
This recipe came from an informational magazine we received instore from Higher Nature and it looked so delicious that every member of staff who saw it claimed they were making it that week for dinner!!  It’s a lovely creamy vegan curry and is very quick and simple to make, a great mid-week dinner or instead of the take-away at the weekend!! read more →

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Roses by Doris Potter

Doris Potter Roses
Who does not associate the smell and the beauty of roses with summer, joy, love and well-being.

In our gardens and hedges we can find numerous varieties of often beautifully scented roses. They belong to the family of rosacea, are strong plants with wooden stocks and branches, have beautiful coloured scented flowers with five petals (excepting the hybrid variety), with multiple stamens in the centre. Their fruit, the hip is oval and turns red once ripe. The plant is vigorous and has thorns; the leaves are beautifully formed with a strict rhythmical structure. read more →

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Tina’s Spiritual Tidbits for 2019 – Take II

Spiritual Healing Only Natural

Holistic and Spiritual healer and guide Tina Wilkins founder of Spirit Essence offers many different readings and practices here in Only Natural. For a personalised session or to book an appointment contact Tina on 089 702 0235 and she will be able to advise what treatment is right for you.

Tina Wilkins wants to share with us some simple things that anyone can do to introduce some positive energy and healing into our daily lives. In today’s society I think we could all do with a bit of extra positivity and these tips added to over time won’t take much time out of your day but may make you feel that little bit more positive about life!

As we enter the 2nd half of the year, I’ve at last started to feel more settled.  How about you? I’d like to talk about synchronicity and coincidence this month. You may have read my past contributions and read that I’m a firm believer in the universe/nature sending us signs, signals and messages.

I’d like to share one of my recent experiences. I’m still on enforced rest and so I see clients at their request. Last week I took part in a crystal healing and whilst researching the relevance of Calcite, found a description that mentioned Brown Calcite. I’ve been working with crystals now for the last 20 years and had never come across this, so imagine when I visited the shop and headed to the crystal corner to see what treasures I can find. There was some Brown Calcite! I chose a piece to add to my healing collection and felt so much appreciation for the guidance I receive every day.

Tina Wilkins Spirirt Essence

The pieces in the shop are quite unusual as Calcite mainly grows in masses (crystalline) or rhombohedral, scalenohedral or prismatic crystals. It is rarely striated as these pieces are and as such this adds to the properties of Brown Calcite. They have a very powerful vibration, the lines help the electrical flow of energy which aids in integrating all the higher energies which is happening this year (hence the topsy turvy weather and difficulties with balance and focus in ourselves and globally.) They are great at helping you realise your creative potential, harnessing positive intentions and moving into new circumstances, situations  with ease. They assist in integrating the old with the new. Very powerful and if any of this resonates with you, then go get yourself a piece.

So back to synchronicity, when we notice co-incidences, whether they be seeing the same people or a word, colour, flower, etc; hearing a piece of music, having a conversation, then hearing the topic again somewhere else, pay attention as this is the universe collaborating with you, sending you signs that you are in the flow, an affirmation to keep going. On that note I’ll leave you with one of my favourite affirmations, “Everything is always working out for me, I trust in the process of life.” Affirmations have a powerful vibration, as do our thoughts, so be kind to yourself and pay attention to the world around you and the guidance available . Enjoy a beautiful month.
Tina x
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Ger’s June 19 Monthly Update

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A New Face in Only Natural

If you’ve been in the shop in the last few weeks you may have met Emma, our new team member. If not we know you’re going to take a shine to her. Emma’s currently studying to become a Nutrition and Health Coach with the Irish Institute of Nutrition and Health and, when she’s completed the year, will add to the already five in number Only Natural staff members with nutritional qualifications. This fact makes me very proud indeed of our high standards of knowledge and our enthusiasm to constantly keep working on them.

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Green Lentil Dahl

Green Lentil Dahl Only Natural Recipe
Emma our newest member of staff is vegan and Ger asked her to provide us with one of her favourite recipes and this is what she gave us!

According to Emma “this is an easy to make, delicious, hearty meal inspired by the Happy Pear.  A hug in a bowl!” read more →

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Tina’s Spiritual Tidbits for 2019!

Spiritual Healing Only Natural

Holistic and Spiritual healer and guide Tina Wilkins founder of Spirit Essence offers many different readings and practices here in Only Natural. For a personalised session or to book an appointment contact Tina on 089 702 0235 and she will be able to advise what treatment is right for you.

Tina Wilkins wants to share with us some simple things that anyone can do to introduce some positive energy and healing into our daily lives. In today’s society I think we could all do with a bit of extra positivity and these tips added to over time won’t take much time out of your day but may make you feel that little bit more positive about life!

Welcome to June! This is a benchmark personally for me as it’s my birthday month, this year I celebrate my 60th year in this wonderful world. Like all milestones whether it be the passing of a year, month or week it’s something to both celebrate and reflect on.
Nature is certainly celebrating, the roadside, hedgerows and gardens are a riot of colour; when the sky is blue and the sun is shining its easier to feel thankful and appreciate the beauty.
Colour is something we use to adorn ourselves and our homes, and there has been many studies showing how it can influence our state of mind. I’m often drawn to crystals by the colour and pay attention to the colours that catch my eye as this can be an indication of where my chakras and energy system are in need of assistance.

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Benefits of Plantain

Plantain Doris Potter Only Natural

by Doris Potter

Plantain, (Ribwort, Fleawort) – Plantago Lanceolata and Plantago Major

Plantain is another favourite of mine, mostly unnoticed, yet abundantly grows along the edges along lanes and footpaths, camouflaged amongst grasses. The slightly sticky seeds get carried around with our foot wear. The very observant Red Indians named it the “White Men’s Foot Step” as it grew wherever he had been.

It again proves to be a very nutritious and powerful healing plant. It is easily found and is the perfect first aid plant when out and about. Rub the leaves and put it on itchy allergic skin, or insect bites, or use it as a plaster on wounds. For blisters on your feet, just put the leaves over the blister in your shoes. It is antiseptic, ant inflammatory and promotes the healing process in the tissues.   Plantain also helps wounds that just do not want to heal, like bedsores, ulcers etc. read more →

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Letting Go of a Loved One

Letting Go, Loss, Grief

An Anna Skrine Case Study

Have you ever come across a person who bursts into tears when talking about someone they were very close to who ‘passed on’ some years before? In such a case it is very possible that the deceased person is earthbound and still around that person; and very often one is holding on to the other in the belief that this is real love, or that the earthbound loved one can be a source of guidance. But the truth is different, for real love is totally un-possessive and unconditional; and when a person dies it is very important they leave their loved ones on earth in freedom and go up to where they should be – heaven / the next realm – to continue the next part of their soul’s journey there. This normally takes place during the end of their funeral service, or funeral rite, for the soul usually stays around the loved ones on earth until then. The right source of guidance for each person is the divine in whatever form that person holds dear – or one’s Higher Consciousness, the Divine within / inner conscience / inner wisdom. This divine guidance is each person’s birth-right, but it can only be tapped into if a person chooses to do so, for we all have free will. read more →

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Ger’s May 19 Monthly Update

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Hi everyone, I can’t believe it’s already May, it seems like only yesterday I was taking down the Christmas tree. Oh well, time moves on and change happens and in Only Natural we’ve lots happening so if you’re as passionate about Natural Health as we are come on in and check out the latest such as…………..

We’re Going Wild

As part of our mission to bring our customers the very best there is in our field we’re about to take on the Wild Nutrition range. This is a range of ‘food grown’ supplements including nutritional, herbal and combination formulas. Born from the passion of nutritionist Henrietta Norton to produce the very best supplements for her own family’s use Wild Nutrition is based on the premise that smaller units of food grown supplements are way more effective than mega doses of synthetic nutrients. Many of the formulas are geared towards female health and were born from Henrietta’s own story. As she puts it “Nutrition changed the course of my life. I suffered with chronic Endometriosis during my twenties. Each month I would nearly pass out with the pain. To add insult to injury, the doctor told me that I would never be able to have children. So I went to see a nutritional therapist who specialised in female health. I listened. I changed my diet. It changed my life. Today I’m a mother of three.”

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