Wellness Boosting Bone Broth

Whoa! I have been inundated with requests of my Broth recipe since posting about it on Snap and IG last week.

You have probably heard about bone broth before, yeah? It’s been on the scene for some time now and if you’re interested in health and wellness it’s likely you have had a sip or two of some beautiful immune boosting broth.

If, you’re a newbie to broth, let me give you the low down on it’s amazingness and benefits :

1. It heals a leaky gut.

The gelatin in bone broth protects and heals the mucosal lining of the digestive tract and helps aid in the digestion of nutrients.

2. Fights infections such as colds and flu.  

A study shows eating chicken soup during a respiratory infection reduces the number of white blood cells, which are the cells that cause flu and cold symptoms.

3. Reduces joint pain and inflammation.  

The glucosamine in bone broth can actually stimulate the growth of new collagen, repair damaged joints and reduce pain an inflammation.

4. Produces gorgeous skin, hair and nails.

The collagen and gelatin in bone broth supports hair growth and helps to keep your nails strong.

5. Helps with bone formation, growth and repair.

The calcium, magnesium and phosphorus in bone broth helps our bones to grow and repair.

6. Saves you money.

Homemade bone broth is cheaper and healthier than store bought.

7. Super easy to make.

All you need is a crockpot. Throw all of the ingredients into the crockpot and it cooks while you sleep.

8. Healthier than buying supplements.

Homemade bone broth contains all nutrients and minerals found in bones and tendons rather than just one or two found in pills. Slow cooking preserves the nutrients better than the high heat extraction used to make supplements.

9. Fights inflammation.

Bone broth is very high in the anti-inflammatory amino acids glycine and proline.

10. Promotes sleep and calms the mind.

The amino acid glycine found in bone broth can be very calming.

PLUS! It’s super great for your skin and hormones. It’s basically the bee’s knee’s.

WHAT YOU NEED

2kg free range or pastured chicken carcasses (plus a few chicken feet),

1 large celery stalk, cut into chunks

1 carrot, cut into chunks

1 bunch of parsley stalks

4 cloves garlic, roughly chopped

1 onion, cut into chunks

1 tbs raw apple cider vinegar

1 tsp peppercorns

1 tsp Celtic sea salt

3 bay leaves

5L  litres water

Add a few shiitake mushrooms (optional, for deeper flavour and medicinal properties)

 

WHAT YOU DO:

Step 1

Add everything to your slow cooker or pot and cook on low overnight or for a minimum of 8 hours.

Step 2

Pour broth through a strainer into a large bowl or into individual glass jars.

Step 3

When the broth has cooled, the fat will solidify into a layer on top. You can then easily scoop this off before serving.

Heat it up and enjoy!

Lots of love

Shanny x

 


Say This To The Universe!

By now you probably know I’m a fan of affirmations, right? I mean who’s not?

They’re so crazy brilliant at shifting the focus and changing our vibration but strangely affirmations are one of the most overlooked tools and practises despite how available and potent they are. Whaaaaat?!

If you’ve been overlooking the practise of affirmations, I’ve got one for you this week.

Why not get back into it right away and make a declaration to the Universe that you’re ready for all your greatness?

 

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With this affirmation you’re telling the Universe you’re ready and willing to step up fully to your potential and let’s face it, the Universe will always deliver if your declare you’re ready!

With 7 months left of 2018 are you ready to step up fully?

Hint – Say this affirmation as many times as you can throughout the day and see what starts showing up for you.

Big love,

Shanny x


Turmeric Latte

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Turmeric is such a wonderful spice full of healing properties! NO wonder it’s a staple for so many health enthusiasts and natural practitioners.

One of my favourite benefits from turmeric is it’s ability to work as an anti inflammatory. Considering so many disease and illness’s start from inflammation in the gut  ( including my own illness ), it’s hard to think of an excuse not to include golden milk into your daily diet.

I recently spoke on my IG page and Youtube channel of my own health struggles and after choosing to heal naturally, turmeric was the spice that made a major difference for me.

The truth is I hadn’t made a turmeric latte for well over a year but when I fell ill I knew I had to turn to turmeric for healing.

The fact that turmeric is linked to aiding and helping with the following issues kinda sells itself, right?!

  • inflammation
  • bacterial infection
  • viral infection
  • indigestion
  • colitis
  • cancer
  • stomach ulcers
  • lowers cholesterol
  • arthritis

The way I make my latte is SUPER easy! It literally takes a few minutes and there is no fancy barista skills needed. Phew!

 

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INGREDIENTS :

•2 cups milk – coconut milk or almond milk ( I like to use both )

• 1 tsp turmeric powder

•1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

•1/2 tsp ground ginger

• 1 tsp raw honey

DIRECTIONS :

In a saucepan, add all the ingredients and stir.

Then place over medium heat. I like to bring liquid to a boil as I find this makes it nice and frothy. Once it begins to boil, I take it off the heat, pour into into a mug and sip this medicinal and delicious tea.

Easy!

Shanny x


Daily Prayer

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Dear( God, Angels, Universe, Source, Moon, Mother Earth..Whatever you believe in)

Please grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference.

Please align me with your will for me and grant me the power to carry that out.

Guide me to the right people, places and things so I can be of better service to you and my fellows.

God, show me what you want me to see, hear, feel and know and I will do it.

Show me my next right action to take towards ( insert whatever you want here e.g. buying a new car, finding a new job, saying sorry to someone, making more income, being happy, getting fit..etc ) Show me very clearly.

Please relieve me of any stress, worry, anxiety, negative thoughts, low self belief, lack mentality and judgement of myself and others.

Fill my mind, body, heart and spirit with love, compassion, empathy, positive thoughts, happiness, abundance, courage and self belief.

Please send love and light to ( name 3 people you’re holding resentment towards )

Today I’m grateful for…. ( name 3 things )

Thy will, not mine, be done.

Amen


My Top 6 Affirmations

Ok, so I LOVE affirmations!

For me they shift my mindset immediately from fear to faith and remind me of the Divine power that’s above, below and within whilst grounding me in the vibration of what I desire. ( Ohhhh yeah!)
I find them particularly powerful and necessary in times of stress, worry and chaos ( EGO). Affirmations really stop me from feeding into the drama of the situation almost immediately.
They also always remind me of the power of my words and how quickly a situation can change depending on what I focus on.

I want to share with you my 6 most used Affirmations that ALWAYS help me shift back into alignment with the Universe.

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“ Everything is always working out for me “

“ What energy, space and consciousness can I be to have _______ show up right away with total ease?”

“ Everything is happening for my highest good “ ( always a good one when it feels like shit is hitting the fan )

“ What would it be like to have ______ turn out better than I ever imagined possible?”

“ Show me the way God. Show me what to do and I will do it”

“ I am a Divine being. I am God. I am the Universe. I am that, I am.”

 

Try any or all of these. Repeat and repeat and repeat until you feel the shift.

 

Lots of Love,

Shanny x


A letter to the girl I used to be..

Darling girl,
There is not enough love I can gift to you. I see you, that girl, the old me and your light was out for so long that it felt normal. You poured so much into other people who never gave anything back. You operated on empty and still had the kindest and most forgiving heart.
Thank you for remaining so gentle. Thank you for always seeing the best in humans. That saved us. That heart of yours. It kept us believing in love and the goodness that is all around.
When my mind shows me all the times you felt broken, I want to sit with you, all those years ago and hold you. You are so strong. I’m still not sure how we got through that chapter darling but we did.

Your future self was whispering all the greatness that was in store for you. You kept going and I need to thank you for that.
One day I will share our story and honour you for your hard work and strength. That’s my gift to you. To never forget you. The broken girl walking with God trusting that brighter days would arrive.

I remember your shame. You carried that for so long. I, your future self, didn’t want to carry it anymore so I worked hard to heal from the shame.
So much has changed. Life looks a lot different now. There is peace, freedom and happiness. The 3 things you always prayed for.
I still make mistakes, I still have to check myself and I’m still a nightmare when I’m tired but everything is different and it all makes sense.
The pain darling, was worth it. The soul work you did changed my life. So thank you! Thank you for surviving. Thank you for finding teachers and mentors. Thank you for finding God. Thank you for committing to your spiritual practise and thank you for having faith things would get better, because they did. Life became great and that dark time was the best thing to ever happen to me.
You, the girl from my past will always be my hero. Because of you, I’m living my purpose.  Because of you I’m doing my work in the world. Because of you, I am blessed to hold the hands of others on their own journey.

I’ve never told you this, but I am really proud of you..The girl from my past.

Thank you.


Letters from my gypsy soul..

Sweet girl,

Don’t be hard on yourself for opening your heart. Don’t feel silly. You’re allowed to feel as deeply as you want no matter the time, distance or connection. It’s not foolishness, it’s bravery.

Your gentle heart will be ok so don’t close it down. Whatever you do, please don’t close it back down.

For the first time in your life you fully showed up, flaws and all. You communicated when you wanted to put walls up, you accepted differences without judgment, you laughed, you cried, you felt butterflies, you made mistakes, you swallowed your pride, your learned, you grew, you didn’t hide any parts of yourself and you did that thing you always do. You cared.

Don’t be mad at him, sweet girl. This isn’t who you are. Pray for his happiness and release him back into the Universe. Send him love for your experience and remember we’re all doing the best we can.

I know you think you deserve better than that ending but maybe so did he. Don’t forget your role in this whole connection. You’re both the villain in the story.

Remember the joy, the excitement, the curiosity and the happiness it brought you. Don’t forget that.  Remember what it felt like and hold onto that because it will come around again faster than you think.

Your intentions were real. That’s beautiful. Don’t make yourself wrong for that.

You have no control over anyones actions, intentions or behaviour.

In a world that feels so harsh at times, you’re still so soft and gentle and capable of having love for everyone in your space. You didn‘t let the pain change you all those years ago.

Allow people to be who they are. You must hold love and care for them no matter what because that’s what you are. You are love and you are kindness in a human body.

So don’t cry, sweet girl. Don’t let it make you feel like you’re not enough. There is someone praying for a girl like you.

I know you’re angry but it will pass. It always does. One day you will think of him and think “ thank you, I needed that”.

Stop comparing your feelings to what his may be. It doesn’t matter who felt what. What matters is that you felt. For the first time in a long time, you felt. And it felt real but it didn’t work out so be ok with that. You know the lengths you were willing to take to try. That counts, so be ok with that.

Your plans have changed. So what? You’re a gyspy soul, make new plans. That’s what you do. You are as free as the wind.

I know home doesn’t feel like home anymore but it will. Let go of that pressure you have on yourself. You wanted him to be home but he was a beautiful lesson, instead.

You don’t need to go back just yet.

Remember that time Oprah said “ when you don’t know what to do, do nothing.” So maybe do that.

Stay where you are until you feel more clear on whats next.

Have you forgotten you’re a writer? Write! Get drunk, kiss boys and write about it. Write about the ocean, the hills and the people you meet. Take people on a journey with you. Share the deepest darkest parts on yourself with your pen and paper.

Tear up that return ticket and clarity will come. Healing will come. Peace will come. All the people, places and things will arrive.

You are a young gypsy with an old soul. Never forget the magic in your bones.

When you’re ready, it will all make sense.

Keep praying gyspy soul. x


It’s not luck, it’s Intention..

Here I am, following my calling into the unknown. The free spirit, the gypsy and the nomad in me have been bursting to come out to play.
For sometime now, I’ve heard the whispers to go, to venture out and the truth is I tried to ignore it, however this little voice continued to talk to me over and over. Each time stronger than the last. My old buddy anxiety popped in to say hello a few times along the way and I know when this happens I’m in the ego and I’m resisting God’s will ( or The Universe’s will…whatever you want to call it).
It means I’m not in a space of full surrender. I knew Source was going to drop something on my lap. I could feel it and I was trying to be patient in the chaos of not knowing what was next.

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At 30, shouldn’t I be settling down, planting roots with a partner?
Apparently yes, if you listen to anyone who wants to project their fears and limitations onto you.
I did think about this tho. Was it time to adult? Isn’t that what I should want to do? I mean, yeah a part of me does want that and I know it will happen but perhaps not just yet? There are still things I need to do, on my own.

I really did think I had the next few months planned out ( as much as a free spirit can plan ). A move to the coastal town of Byron would surely make for a banger summer right? I was pretty pumped about it, but here is where the Universe stepped in AGAIN and reminded me I am not in control of this journey called MY LIFE!!

Two weeks ago the idea of moving to Byron felt heavy. Not in a “caution” way.  More of a “ that’s not for you right now” type of way. So I said, ” ok, show me the way God”.

One week ago I knew the time had come where I REALLY needed to listen to Spirit. There was something I wasn’t acknowledging.

So, at 1am, I began to have a conversation with God.
It went a little something like this:

“ God, I feel lost and confused. I’m not sure what’s up or down. I’m laying here with worry in my heart. Why? What am I not acknowledging? What are you trying to tell me? Please show me very clearly what I must do. Where do I go next? Show me very clearly God, and I will do it”.

Within seconds I received the guidance I had asked for. It started filtering through, so I grabbed a pen and paper and started writing it down.
This is what I was told:

“ Move to Bali. A soul opening await’s you. Live bi – country. TRUST. You already know your truth. The boy will still be here and you can make it work. You can come and go at your free will. Your heart will tell you when your work in Bali is done. You must lead by example and share what you know. To not, is a dis- service to your fellows”.

The lightness that this guidance brought was so incredible. I knew I had been given the answers to my questions and all the worry I was carrying lifted with ease.

So, I set my intention to follow my Spirit and move. For what? I’m not sure but I still must go. There is work to do, connections to make, lesson’s to receive, teaching’s to share and a soul agreement I must fulfil as I continue to show up and lead others on a soul awakening journey of truth, love, power, connection, intuition and oneness. This is my work in the world.
All my days Earth side are committed to being a vessel of the light.

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BUT!! – I’ve had an influx of people since, saying “ you’re so lucky. I wish I could do that’.

Here is the thing, luck has nothing to do with it. Intention is the word that needs to be in focus here.
I’m not living a certain way from luck. All that I am and all that I have created is from intention.

I wish I had a “ 10 step guide ” for you but I don’t. It’s not how I operate. Everything I do and teach is through feeling into your inner self. I teach, I guide, I share, I hold space and it all comes from my heart space. I preach and live by this.

What I can tell you is this:
– nothing is bad
– always look of the lessons you’re being given
– get a teacher/guide/mentor. Someone who you align with and can walk with you on your journey
– be willing to do the work. Get uncomfortable. Sit with all those icky feelings. Learn how to journey into them and move through them. You MUST do the work on YOURSELF first
– get clear about who you want to be, the life you wish to call in and the work you want to do. Get honest with yourself and don’t play small
– have a daily practice that you can return to each day and in moments of overwhelm or chaos
– remember, no one has their shit together so don’t compare yourself. I promise you, my shit is not even 1% together and I’m totally ok about that
– choose growth, always.

I sit here and see all the dot’s connecting and I cant help but have outbursts of random laughter from the joy. It FEELS wonderful but it didn’t come fast and it didn’t come easy. I committed to my growth, my God and myself many moons ago and it’s been a roller coaster journey. As a 30 year chapter closes, I feel like my life is just beginning. The life I began calling in the day I hit rock bottom, is aligning at speed. The love, friendships, freedom, adventure, growth etc have shown up and I have gratitude in my heart for my dark days and my commitment to finding my happiness, no matter what.

My wish for you is to do the same. Love yourself enough to say yes to life. In case you have forgotten, you are worthy of having peace, abundance and all the things you desire. YOU need to call it in tho.

Saying yes to your inner self and doing the work on you is your way of giving a thumbs up to the Universe. It’s your way of saying YES, I am ready.

I am committed to showing up in this life practising what I preach so for now, Bali is calling me and I must go.
I am deeply honoured to take you on this journey with me.

So much love,
Shanny x


Dear Future Husband – Letter #2

As an awakened woman I crave soul connection. I crave authenticity. I crave a certain type of magic.

I don’t care about your car, your house or your money.

Teach me things. Ask me questions. Allow me to tell you my deepest fear’s or random thought’s.. Take me on random adventures. Laugh with me until we’re both unable to breathe.

I’m an inquisitive girl. I’m going to ask you so many question’s but I’m going to need you to want to know all about me too. I need you to know me.

Let me trust you. Let me run to you when I need to cry. I want you to be that person. You don’t have to do anything. Just be there. That’s what I value.

Don’t buy me an expensive diamond ring. There is nothing I could wear prouder than your last name.

Don’t buy me gift’s on my birthday. Let’s go have fun and make a memory instead.

Ask me how my day was and it will mean more to me than a bunch of flowers.

Swim with me in the ocean and it will fix any argument we might have had.

If I wanted things, I would have settled by now. Anyone can give me things. What I’m waiting for is something money can never buy.

Don’t worry about romancing me. Focus on being my best friend.

I will take beer and pizza at sunset over an expensive restaurant any day.

Take me to your favourite pub with live music.

Introduce me to your friend’s. Let me love them like you love them.

You can keep your thing’s. I just need your hand.

I’m not the type of girl for every man. Some might not know what to do with me because you cant love me with thing’s. You’re going to need to step up and meet me where I’m at. The bar I’ve set will never be lowered. I’ve done that before and I was shattered into a million pieces.

I’m a tough marker, I know but I promise I will show up for you everyday as well. I will match you every step of the way because you deserve that too.

I don’t need you to be perfect because I’m not either. My list of flaw’s will match anyone’s so I need you to call me out on my BS. Don’t let me get away with thing’s. Help me be the best version of me because that’s what the greatest relationship’s are all about. I want something that’s real.

I want to be 90 years old next to you, watching our children play with their children knowing we taught them what it means to have a rich life. It really has nothing to do with things.

 

Shanny x


Remember to Surrender

Surrendering to the unknown means not knowing what’s next and being ok with it. It means that you have fully surrendered to the Universe and have faith that you will receive the guidance and signs of what to do next.

As a self proclaimed wild woman, it’s kind of an exciting place to be.

Let’s be clear tho, it doesn’t mean I don’t have my moments of WTF!! I do! but they are generally few and far between. ( except Mercury Retrograde. It seems to be an ongoing WTF moment while she is in charge)

See the thing is, I learned many years ago what it was to surrender. What it was to loosen the grip and give up control. I fully accepted that there is a higher power handling everything.

It’s not my job to figure anything out. My job is to show up and follow what my intuition is telling me and to be brave with that. My job is to take inspired action when I receive the sign’s and guidance I’ve asked for, because what good is it to continually ask for guidance only to be scared to take the action? How would I ever step into flow? How would the Universe and I simultaneously give each other the nod?

Life is full of ebbs and flows. Thats just how it is. How would you ever learn, grow and get perspective if things were “perfect” all the time?

Here’s something I want you to get your head around. Thing’s ARE in fact perfect all the time. Every eb you have is actually the Universe delivering what you’ve asked for. Don’t you see that?

You’ve asked for the perfect partner or more abundance? Brilliant! You’re totally worthy of that!

Here is the things most people miss.

When you ask the Universe for something big like your twin flame or increased financial abundance, who you are and where you’re at obviously doesn’t have that, does it? Thats why you’re asking for it.

You’re sitting at A and what you want is at B.

The Universe is more than willing to give you what you want because the Universe is a bloody legend like that so it’s going to start moving you down the path to get you to B.

The B version of you is a little more secure, has a bit more wisdom, knows the value and vibration of money a bit better, your self love tank is a little more full and you’re just a wee bit more awake.

What you must not forget is you’re going to need to go through growth, my love and growth can look different each and every time. What’s important is that you see it for what it is. It’s not bad, it’s good. It means you’re on the way to getting what you desire. Celebrate! Thank the Universe for the growth.

The key is to stay aware of your ego. Don’t let it cripple you, no matter how bad things might seem. Your job is to get really curious and ask WHY. Why are you experiencing what you’re experiencing? What do you need to learn? What changes do you need to make? Why are you reacting the way you are? Are you in faith or fear? What are you not acknowledging?

Ask God/ Universe to show you very clearly what your next right action to take is.  Ask to be shown “the way” and then surrender over and over again. Keep handing your thoughts and fears over to God while you follow his guidance.

We are merely a vessel on Earth to do God’s work. Surrender everything to him. Trust that whatever is showing up is part of your journey. Take the lesson from it and continue on.

What do I do pre surrender/ mid freak out? I drop to my knee’s and I pray for help and guidance.

It look’s a little like this-

God,  I need you to show up for me right now. I need your help. I don’t know what the eff I’m doing. Please show me very clearly what my next action to take is. Please show me the way. Show me what to do and I will do it. Thy will not mine be done. Thank you. Amen.

Lots of love,

Shanny x


Dear Future Husband..

Dear future husband,

I waited for you. I refused to settle. I refused to “wait and see how it goes” with other men. I refused to fill any boredom with tinder swipes or tinder dates.

I knew you would show up magically, when all the stars aligned.

I knew somewhere out there you were searching for me too, refusing to settle.

I knew when I saw you, I would just know and so would you. Our soul’s would recognise one another. There would be a sense of familiarity, calmness…..a feeling of “I’m home”.

My daydream’s of endless laughter, chasing summer adventures, honesty and loyalty were not hopeful wishes but memories of our great love in past live’s. It’s always been nothing short of magical in every lifetime.

My incessant need to wait for you, no matter how long it took for you to find me was merely our soul agreement to each other. We agreed that we would once again find one another and share this life time together.

There was never a space or time that would have made me give up searching for you. I knew you would find me.

The deepest wound’s my heart ever received only made me more determined to wait for you.

See, I didn’t need you to fix me. I had already done that. I had been broken and repaired myself, all on my own. I needed to do that. I needed to be young, make mistakes, feel alone and hit a certain depth of despair.

I made a vow when I was at my rock bottom to be the best possible version of myself.  I think I was wanting to be the best version of me for you, too.

My past and my pain will always be some of my greatest teacher’s. I needed to be reminded what love wasn’t, in order to remember what love was. You, are love.

I needed a few years on my own, to find myself and to love myself, fully and freely. I needed to experience going from girl to woman on my own and to ground myself in the Divine power all women carry. That was also part of my soul contract.

Although at times I prayed so hard that you would find me immediately, I want to thank you for sitting back and allowing me to learn some of life’s most valuable lesson’s before you reached for my hand.

So, my love. I close with this, “ When two people are meant for each other, no time is too long, no distance too far and nobody can keep them apart “. – anon

Never stop finding me.

All my love,

Shanny x