24 days ago

Some good advise on how to keep your pets safe during fireworks

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I personally resent this day and tradition It’s time to change it. I would like to have Only organised fireworks displays and dedicated locations for families to use safely to enjoy fireworks far away from neighbourhoods and farm animals.
Some good tips can be found here to avoid trauma for your… View more
I personally resent this day and tradition It’s time to change it. I would like to have Only organised fireworks displays and dedicated locations for families to use safely to enjoy fireworks far away from neighbourhoods and farm animals.
Some good tips can be found here to avoid trauma for your pets:
Www.SPCA.nz/fireworks

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39 days ago

Left a patch of wild flowers for the bees in our garden.

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Hi all
I told the gardener to leave a patch of grass with the most wild flowers for the bees 🐝. I love the way it looks. Let’s start a trend shall we? 🥰

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59 days ago

Inner child

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Inner child work is often part of the guided meditation in Balance for life's holistic massage.
A beautiful way to connect with your inner child on a regular basis is to find a photo that you like of you as a child. Have it with you in your handbag or cell phone screen cover or next to your … View more
Inner child work is often part of the guided meditation in Balance for life's holistic massage.
A beautiful way to connect with your inner child on a regular basis is to find a photo that you like of you as a child. Have it with you in your handbag or cell phone screen cover or next to your bed...every time you see it look at that beautiful child's eyes and smile and affirm:
"I love you and care for you, you are never alone. "
Feel how it feels to know that inner child connection, you might see an image or colours as you close your eyes, there might even be a certain smell, a scent that takes you deeper.
It's like the tree with rings all there now...you are at every moment of all ages...connected, all there... now...<3

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64 days ago

Balance for life still closed

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Hi my wonderful neighbors

I hope you are healthy and coping.
I have been approached by a few clients if I would be able to see them at level 2 . Some even asked me at level 3. I understand that one can get urgent and even desperate to receive the care, healing and physical touch again which is … View more
Hi my wonderful neighbors

I hope you are healthy and coping.
I have been approached by a few clients if I would be able to see them at level 2 . Some even asked me at level 3. I understand that one can get urgent and even desperate to receive the care, healing and physical touch again which is very much a big part of our holistic massage but unfortunately also the biggest eliminating factor for being possible at Lockdown.
Close contact for 60-90 min in an enclosed room imposes great risks of infection.

The overarching theme within my profession has always been "do no harm", and this is as critical as ever. There are a fair few things that need to be put in place before re-opening my clinic, to make sure I can practice as safely as possible and minimise risk, both for my clients, myself and my family.
Therefore I will stay closed until we are back to level one or other safety measures have been applied.

However, if you would like to discuss an issue or need someone to listen I am happy to hear you.

Much love ❤️
Glorial

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126 days ago

10 am spot available for wellness Wednesday

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Hi neighbors

I got a 10 am spot available fir a 90 min holistic massage on Wellness Wednesday this Wednesday.
This signature session at Balance for life usually costs $120 . Every Wednesday I over it at $90.
Txt me to book your spot 02202218085

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161 days ago

One spot left for a holistic massage this Wednesday

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Hi neighbors

I have a 12 pm spot available for 90 min holistic massage on the Wellness Wednesday special price for $90.
If you have not yet been to Balance for life this is your opportunity:
90 min blissfully relaxing massage including kinesiology, Akupressur, Reiki, Foot Reflexology and a guided… View more
Hi neighbors

I have a 12 pm spot available for 90 min holistic massage on the Wellness Wednesday special price for $90.
If you have not yet been to Balance for life this is your opportunity:
90 min blissfully relaxing massage including kinesiology, Akupressur, Reiki, Foot Reflexology and a guided meditation to finish.

Txt 02102218085 to secure your spot this Wednesday

181 days ago

Wellness Wednesday spot available

Owner from Balance for Life

Hi lovely Neighbors

I have a 10 am and a 3 pm spot available for tomorrow Wellness Wednesday
You could have a blissful holistic massage with Kinesiology Reiki Foot reflexology and guided meditation for 90 min it’s just $90.
Txt 02102218085

194 days ago

1 spot available for a blissful holistic massage

Owner from Balance for Life

Hi Neighbours

We had a cancellation for the 1:30 pm slot today on the Wellness Wednesday special.
If you want this spot for a 90 min holistic massage including foot reflexology, acupressure points kinesiology muscle testing to find your best flower essences and a guided meditation to finish off. … View more
Hi Neighbours

We had a cancellation for the 1:30 pm slot today on the Wellness Wednesday special.
If you want this spot for a 90 min holistic massage including foot reflexology, acupressure points kinesiology muscle testing to find your best flower essences and a guided meditation to finish off.
On Wednesdays only $90 instead of $120.
Txt me 021-0221 8085

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195 days ago

A letter from your teenager

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I love this ❤️

Dear Mom and Dad,

Please stick with me.

I can’t think clearly right now because there is a rather substantial section of my prefrontal cortex missing. It’s a fairly important chunk, something having to do with rational thought. You see, it won’t be fully developed … View more
I love this ❤️

Dear Mom and Dad,

Please stick with me.

I can’t think clearly right now because there is a rather substantial section of my prefrontal cortex missing. It’s a fairly important chunk, something having to do with rational thought. You see, it won’t be fully developed until I’m about 25. And from where I sit, 25 seems a long way off.

It doesn’t matter that I’m smart; even a perfect score on my math SAT doesn’t insulate me from the normal developmental stages that we all go through. Judgement and intelligence are two completely distinct things.

And, the same thing that makes my brain wonderfully flexible, creative and sponge-like also makes me impulsive. Not necessarily reckless or negligent but more impulsive than I will be later in life.

Please stick with me.

So when you look at me like I have ten heads after I’ve done something “stupid” or failed to do something “smart,” you’re not really helping.
You adults respond to situations with your prefrontal cortex (rationally) but I am more inclined to respond with my amygdala (emotionally). And when you ask, “What were you thinking?” the answer is I wasn’t, at least not in the way you are. You can blame me, or you can blame mother nature, but either way, it is what it is.

At this point in my life, I get that you love me, but my friends are my everything. Please understand that. Right now I choose my friends, but, don’t be fooled, I am watching you. Carefully.

Please stick with me.

Here’s what you can do for me

1. Model adulting.
I see all the behaviors that you are modeling and I hear all of the words you say. I may not listen but I do hear you. I seem impervious to your advice, like I’m wearing a Kevlar vest but your actions and words are penetrating. I promise. If you keep showing me the way, I will follow even if I detour many, many times before we reach our destination.

2. Let me figure things out for myself.
If you allow me to experience the consequences of my own actions I will learn from them. Please give me a little bit of leash and let me know that I can figure things out for myself. The more I do, the more confidence and resilience I will develop.

3. Tell me about you.
I want you to tell me all the stories of the crazy things you did as a teen, and what you learned from them. Then give me the space to do the same.

4. Help me with perspective.
Keep reminding me of the big picture. I will roll my eyes at you and make all kinds of grunt-like sounds. I will let you know in no uncertain terms that you can’t possibly understand any of what I’m going through. But I’m listening. I really am. It’s hard for me to see anything beyond the weeds that I am currently mired in. Help me scan out and focus on the long view. Remind me that this moment will pass.

5. Keep me safe.
Please remind me that drugs and driving don’t mix. Keep telling me that you will bail me out of any dangerous situation, no anger, no lectures, no questions asked. But also let me know over and over and over that you are there to listen, when I need you.

6. Be kind.
I will learn kindness from you and if you are relentless in your kindness to me, someday I will imitate that behavior. Don’t ever mock me, please and don’t be cruel. Humor me-I think I know everything. You probably did as well at my age. Let it go.

7. Show interest in the things I enjoy.
Some days I will choose to share my interests with you, and it will make me feel good if you validate those interests, by at least acting interested.
One day when the haze of adolescence lifts, you will find a confident, strong, competent, kind adult where a surly teenager once stood. In the meantime, buckle in for the ride.

Please stick with me.

Love,

Your Teenager

grownandflown.com...

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199 days ago

If a dog was your teacher 🐶

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If a dog was the teacher you would learn things like:
• When your loved ones come home, always run to greet them.
• Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joyride.
• Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure Ecstasy.
• Take naps.
• Stretch before rising.
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If a dog was the teacher you would learn things like:
• When your loved ones come home, always run to greet them.
• Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joyride.
• Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure Ecstasy.
• Take naps.
• Stretch before rising.
• Run, romp, and play daily.
• Thrive on attention and let people touch you.
• Avoid biting when a simple growl will do.
• On warm days, stop to lie on your back on the grass.
• On hot days, drink lots of water and lie under a shady tree.
• When you’re happy, dance around and wag your entire body.
• Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.
• Be faithful.
• Never pretend to be something you’re not.
• If what you want lies buried, dig until you find it.
• When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by, and nuzzle them gently.
That's the secret of happiness that we can learn from a good dog.
( in the photo are my precious fury angels...miss and love them so much)

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207 days ago

Mother’s Day special❤️

Owner from Balance for Life

Just a quick reminder that I have Mother’s Day vouchers.
My special offer for all Mother’s Day gift vouchers is $100 instead of $120
Give your mum a gift of care and well being.
The 90 min holistic massage is just the right gift to say “ Thank you for being the best mum in the world”❤️… View more
Just a quick reminder that I have Mother’s Day vouchers.
My special offer for all Mother’s Day gift vouchers is $100 instead of $120
Give your mum a gift of care and well being.
The 90 min holistic massage is just the right gift to say “ Thank you for being the best mum in the world”❤️
Txt 02102218085

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232 days ago

Wellness Wednesday

Owner from Balance for Life

We have one more spot (2pm) available this Wednesday for a holistic massage at Balance for life ❤️
Txt 02102218085 “first come first served”
I look forward to hearing from you
Gloria

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252 days ago

Wellness Wednesday

Owner from Balance for Life

Just a wee reminder that It’s Wednesday soon and if you are in need for some deep relaxation please do get in touch.
Just in case you are not familiar yet with our 90 min holistic massage:

HOLISTIC MASSAGE

This is a combination of relaxing massage strokes for the whole back, arms, hands, lower … View more
Just a wee reminder that It’s Wednesday soon and if you are in need for some deep relaxation please do get in touch.
Just in case you are not familiar yet with our 90 min holistic massage:

HOLISTIC MASSAGE

This is a combination of relaxing massage strokes for the whole back, arms, hands, lower legs and feet with cranio- sacral techniques, reflexology, Reiki and Kinesiology a 90 min deeply relaxing and holistically balancing massage includes a flower essence to support your mind and soul to a more peaceful and happy state. This flower essence will be different for each person. A kinesiology muscle test is used to establish the best essence applied. Starting with the back massage and breathing relaxation, to head massage and Cranio- sacral listening to foot reflexology, Reiki and a guided meditation to deepen the relaxation and healing for body, mind and heart;

261 days ago

Wellness Wednesday spot available

Owner from Balance for Life

Hi Neighbors

I have a 12 pm spot for Wednesday 17th of March available. Txt or phone 02102218080 to book your spot. Only Wednesdays the
90 min holistic massage costs only $89 instead of $120

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263 days ago

What a holistic massage could be like...

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A testimony:

I was delighted to meet Gloria and find she is 'the real deal'. What I mean by that is she took the time to listen to what I needed and what was going on in my life and adjusted her treatment accordingly. It was a truly negotiated experience where my needs and desires were … View more
A testimony:

I was delighted to meet Gloria and find she is 'the real deal'. What I mean by that is she took the time to listen to what I needed and what was going on in my life and adjusted her treatment accordingly. It was a truly negotiated experience where my needs and desires were respected and taken into account. Not only was the massage very professional and effective, the additional extras - the bach flower choice, the energy healing, reflexology and guided meditation - really took a treatment with Gloria out of the ordinary spectrum and into the extraordinary. If you are looking for professional, holistic, respectful body treatment, I highly recommend Gloria. Afterwards, I felt like I was floating on air."

Love and light
Suzi Wallis

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