It’s time for our Winter Vibes roundup! This selection of amazing holistic products, services, events and news appeared in our Winter 2018/19 issue. If you haven’t yet seen the magazine, click here to find your nearest stockist, or here to subscribe and receive a copy direct to your door.
If you’re looking for some truly high-octane inspiration and insight this New Year, you need to check out the Pendulum Summit, taking place on the 9th and 10th of January 2019 in the Convention Centre Dublin. It is the world’s leading business and self-empowerment summit, offering a life-altering experience to all who attend. Read on to learn all about it! And make sure you check out our competition on Facebook, where we are giving away a ticket to one lucky reader.
‘Tis the season to be jolly … and we’re getting into the spirit here at Positive Life Magazine with this roundup of amazing events, products, services and news to celebrate during this festive month of December! Read on, enjoy, and most importantly, have a very merry Christmas.
On Thursday December 13th, the bestselling author and motivational speaker Andrea Hayes will be joining us at Positive Nights to talk about her incredible journey, the inspirations that drive her, and much, much more. This event will take place from 7.30 to 9.30 p.m. in the Bewley’s Café, 78/79 Grafton Street, Dublin 2.
Interested in attending a workshop with powerful potential to realign yourself with your highest purpose? Check out Orla Phelan’s Soul Goals workshop, taking place in Tulfarris, Blessington, Co. Wicklow, from 9.45 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. on Saturday November 17th.
Orla Phelan entered the world of meditation, energy healing, wellbeing and facilitating spiritual workshops in 2003. She created her Soul’s Goals workshops as a way to tune into inner guidance and live each day with greater satisfaction and fulfilment. Over the past seven years, it has become the model she lives by to continue living happier, more fulfilling days. It is her delight to share this approach with others.
This Saturday 17th November, from 9.45 a.m. to 5.30 p.m., she is running a Soul’s Goals workshop in Tulfarris, Blessington, Co. Wicklow. She will be joined by the gifted light language artist Delphia An Ra, from the Netherlands. During the workshop, you can expect to:
- Receive two light language activations with Delphia An Ra to help you align with your higher path.
- Ponder and discuss acceptance, visions, sacrifice, transformation, delight and the higher path.
- Have a day for yourself: for clarity and alignment with your higher path going forward.
- Connect with the group to share, align with and hold the greatest vision you can for yourself and this planet.
The event page on Facebook contains a video by Orla and further details. Places are limited, so if this resonates with you and you would like to book your place, contact Orla as soon as possible.
She says, “Life is calling you to listen and receive the most beautiful visions for your life and for this world. Are you ready to anchor in the light?”
The Soul’s Goals process is all about attuning to your inner guidance and the journey that takes place from here. The day will include workbook material, sharing, lunch, chats and time to sit/ meditate/ walk in nature and welcome inspiration.
For more information on the Soul’s Goals workshop programme, click here.
The full cost for the day is between €69 and €88, depending on what feels right to you and what you can afford. Everyone who is curious about the process is welcome: no previous experience necessary. A €39 deposit secures your space, with the rest payable on the day. You can pay your €39 deposit by: using cash; clicking here; organising a bank transfer with Orla; or using the ‘donate button’ on her home page, orlaphelan.com.
November‘s News: It’s official. Winter is here, and it’s time for the gloves and scarves to come out. Our summer heatwave is a distant memory … but there are many things to look forward to about this time of year. What could be better, for instance, than sitting beside a roaring fire, dressed in cosy pyjamas and enjoying some delicious hot chocolate, while the cold rages on outside? We have picked out a number of treats for you to check out this month, ranging from our very own Positive Nights events (look out for our extra-special speed dating event or Heartsongs with John Bowker) to an in-depth look at the gorgeous Calm Rooms of Monkstown, Co. Dublin.
Positive Nights: Some of Our Best Picks to Enjoy!
Following our successful speed dating events last November and April, we are ready to bring it to another level and help singles to connect once again. From your hosts with the most, Orla Bass and Paul Congdon, we present to you an evening of Speed Dating From the Heart on Thursday the 22nd of November, from 7.15 to 10.00 p.m. in Bewley’s Café, 78/79 Grafton Street, Dublin 2. Doors open at 6.45 p.m. Click here to learn more and get your tickets.
Also make sure you keep an eye out for our Heartsongs with John Bowker on December 6th, and our event with Andrea Hayes on December 13th. Details will be announced soon – watch this space!
The Organic Trust: Excellence Assured
The Organic Trust is the organic certification body of choice for professional organic producers in Ireland. The Trust describes their mission as, quite simply, “upholding the integrity of organic food.” The organic food sector in Ireland is in a continuous state of development, and the Organic Trust are proud to certify a huge range of organic products on retail shelves in Ireland (with the bulk of Irish-produced organic food being marketed under the Organic Trust logo). If you are an organic producer who wants to learn more, make sure you check out their website!
The Calm Rooms of Monkstown: An Oasis of Wellness
The Calm Rooms is a brand-new wellness hub in Monkstown Village, specialising in therapeutic treatments, meditation, yoga and pilates. This new business is hoping to establish themselves as a premium centre for wellness and relaxation in the city. We can’t wait until they announce their full range of treatments! Check out their website or Facebook page to learn more. You can also watch our recent Facebook live video that we did with them to get a sense of what they’re all about.
Our Exciting New Visualisation Track With Judith McAdam
We are pleased to introduce a meditation track we have always wanted to do for you: a 20-minute visualisation in which you get to actively enhance your resonance with health, love, abundance and your personal purpose. This track was co-created by the Positive Life team and Judith McAdam. Judith is a renowned theologian, kinesiologist, holistic life coach and author of the beautiful book The Source, and we are thrilled to have launched this new collaboration with her. To learn more and download the track, just click here.
Looking for a restorative and deeply healing retreat experience this winter? If so, look no further than the amazing Nourish women’s retreat led by Judith McAdam and Kathy Scott. It takes place in the The Elbow Room Escape, Donard, Co. Wicklow, from 4.00 p.m. on Friday November 30th to 2.00 p.m. on Sunday December 2nd. Read on to learn all about it!
Nourish is a special weekend retreat inviting you to experience a heartwarming winter break in the Wicklow mountains, so you can acknowledge and celebrate all that is sacred at this time of year.
This retreat is designed for women who feel drawn to unplug, unwind and unravel before the intensity of the Christmas season kicks in. This will be a deeply nurturing journey that will enable you to reconnect, restore and rejuvenate from the inside out. We promise warm fires, delicious food, wild landscape, hot tubs and great company. All are welcome and no experience is necessary.
Join Judith McAdam (author of The Source) and Kathy Scott (creative director of The Trailblazery) for an alchemical weekend of yoga, mindfulness, energy alignment, visualisation techniques, kundalini kriyas, ritual, creative practices and other gifts from the wisdom traditions.
This will be a deep healing experience where you will:
• Move in tune with the natural rhythms of the season
• Explore what makes you feel really alive inside and out
• Tune into your intuition and psychic abilities
• Release habits and patterns that are holding you back
• Embody the power of intention and start to deliberately create your own reality.
• Welcome the gifts in store for the year ahead
Judith McAdam, author of The Source, is a mother, theologian, kinesiologist, life coach, course facilitator and inspirational speaker. Throughout her career Judith has been inspiring women and men to tap into their unique creative intelligence and step into their true potential realising their personal and higher purpose in this life.
Kathy Scott is a creative producer, curator and strategist in the cultural arena. She is the Creative Director of The Trailblazery, ‘The Ireland: Iceland Project’ and Wonderlust at Body & Soul Festival. She is currently artist-in-residence at Trinity College Dublin. Kathy is trained in the Sivananda, Anusara and Kundalini yoga methods.
Retreat Date: 30th November to 2nd December 2018 Time: 4pm Friday to 2pm Sunday
Venue: The Elbow Room Escape, Donard, Co. Wicklow https://www.the-elbowroomescape.com/
Investment: €395 each for Shared Room or €425 each for Twin Room
In this extract from our Autumn 2018 issue, we spoke to Sinead Mitchell of the renowned nutritional supplement and research company Pharma Nord. She had some exciting news to share about heart health, based on a revolutionary Swedish study! If you haven’t had a chance to pick up our Autumn 2018 issue yet, click here to find your local stockist, or here to subscribe to the magazine.
Health Boosting Nutrients
Revolutionary study gives hope for heart health
by Aisling Cronin
Pharma Nord is a Nutritional Supplement Brand renowned for its revolutionary approach to nutritional support. Its high grade supplements are backed by rigorous scientific research, which documents their products’ safety and superior bio-availability (which, in laymen’s terms, refers to how easily absorbed they are). Pharma Nord’s research database contains over 9,000 scientific studies which serve to inform their impressive product development program. To date, more than 300 scientific studies involving Pharma Nord products have been published, one of the most striking being the KiSel-10 study, carried out in Sweden.
I spoke to Sinead Mitchell, Product Trainer for Healthcare Professionals at Pharma Nord to learn more.
‘The KiSel-10 study was a five-year, placebo-controlled, randomised double-blind study,’ Sinéad explained. ‘Two Pharma Nord products were used in the study: Q10 and Selenium. While there has been a lot of research done about the benefits of selenium for heart health, and the benefits of Q10 for heart health – when taken separately – there wasn’t a lot of research out there investigating the relationship between them, or the potential impact of their combination, which was the primary focus of the KiSel-10 research. The KiSel-10 trial was carried out in a small town in Sweden, with Swedish citizens who were aged 70 to 88. 443 participants took part, making it a very rigorous trial.’
The aim of the study was to observe how Selenium and Q10, when taken together, would affect participants’ heart health. Participants were divided into two groups. One group were administered 200 milligrams of BioActive Q10 Gold every morning, combined with 200 micrograms of BioActive Selenium, while another placebo group did not receive either supplement. Once the five-year study was complete, the results amazed researchers: those receiving the Q10 and Selenium combination were shown to have a 54% reduced risk of mortality through cardiovascular disease.
‘In addition to the reduced risk of mortality measured by the KiSel-10 study over the five years, positive effects could also be seen in all of the inflammatory markers, which are used to measure heart health,’ Sinéad revealed. ‘In fact, in many cases, the supplementation eased the inflammatory markers to a point lower than would be considered ‘normal’ for the participants’ age group, which is fantastically encouraging.’
The KiSel-10 study is now referenced extensively in a number of leading health and scientific journals, including the European Journal For Clinical Nutrition. An additional fourteen further studies have since been pulled from the original KiSel-10 data, as health professionals seek to gather even more insight into the heart-protecting effects of long-term Selenium and Q10 supplementation.
It has been known for decades that Q10 – particularly when consumed in the high grade form, ubiquinol – is a very powerful nutrient, so the KiSel-10 study results, demonstrating the immense impact of both Q10 and Selenium on heart health, are not all that surprising.
Coenzyme Q10 (as it is formally known) is a natural, vitamin-like compound that all cells require in order to produce energy. Levels of this nutrient peak in our twenties and decline from that point onward. However, the discovery of coenzyme Q10 by American scientists in 1957, and the array of scientific studies done in the interim, has empowered us with a tool to potentially prevent this ‘energy drop’ from taking place. Selenium, too, has long been known for its incredible immune-boosting qualities. However it appears that these two nutrients have an even more powerful potential when used in combination.
Based on the promising results of the KiSel-10 study, it seems that long-term consumption of these vital nutrients could have the power to unlock new potential for longevity and improved health.
If you’re looking for an event that is sure to inspire you, look no further than the Open Minds Conference 2018, scheduled to take place in Dooley’s Hotel, Co. Waterford, from Friday November 2nd to Sunday November 4th. We spoke to two of the Conference speakers to learn more!
Earlier this year, the Open Minds Conference – a much-anticipated health, spirituality, and global issues event, which was set to feature a wide array of Irish and international speakers – had to be postponed due to the arrival of the Beast From the East. However, this did not deter the tenacious team behind the Conference, who have now arranged for it to take place from November 2nd to the 4th instead. The venue is Dooley’s Hotel. Co. Waterford.
The Conference promises to offer something for everyone. Whether you are a spiritual seeker, environmental or social activist, free thinker, or a person just beginning to question the world around you, the range of talks available at this event will have you covered.
The list of speakers include cancer survivor and author Bernadette Bohan, Aisling Fitzgibbon (known for her activist role as The Girl Against Fluoride), musical truth author Mark Devlin, hypnotherapist Tom Ryan and Garda whistleblower John Wilson. Click here to access the programme.
One of the speakers is Andy Thomas, acclaimed author of The Truth Agenda and Conspiracies. He will be delivering two talks: ‘A History of Conspiracies’ on Saturday November 3rd and ‘Navigating Complex Times’ on Sunday November 4th. Andy has lectured extensively across Britain and around the world, covering subjects such as ancient history, British folklore and popular conspiracy theories.
In a telephone conversation with us, he explained, ‘I first became interested in the area of ancient mysteries and hidden history over thirty years ago. As I learned more, I gradually became aware that these things weren’t being reflected or reported on in the mainstream media. I could see that there was a mismatch between reality and what we are told is reality, and this was something I wanted to investigate. I wanted to figure out what was true and wasn’t true, and this desire has always driven my work forward over the years.’
Mary Helen Hensley – author of the recently-released book Bringing Death to Life (co-authored by Aidan Storey, Patricia Scanlan and Pamela Young) – is another speaker whose talk is a must-see. Her topic is ‘Life After Death Experiences’. This talk will offer attendees a fascinating insight into near-death experiences, and how those who have experienced them integrate their new perspectives into their everyday lives.
‘I was in an accident in 1991, during which I was hit at 75 miles an hour and had a near-death experience,’ Mary Helen says. ‘I had always felt connected to the ‘other side’ – even when I was very young – but after that accident, I found that I had certain abilities that I hadn’t had prior to the accident. I was able to touch somebody and kind of download their ‘hard drive’, in a sense: I could understand what was happening to them, or what had happened to them at some time in the past. These days, I work a lot with people’s energy frequencies: I describe myself as a glorified window-washer! My role is to basically wash away the debris that has accumulated on my clients’ ‘windscreens’ so that they can more clearly see their own path ahead.’
Many more subjects will be discussed during the Conference: the hidden mysteries of ancient Ireland, recent banking and eviction controversies, how you can protect yourself from electromagnetic radiation, the evolution of activism, and the hidden potentials of specific sound waves, to name just a few. The event programme and list of speakers will give you all of the details!
The Open Minds Conference certainly promises to be a mind-expanding experience, inviting attendees to consider a broad range of perspectives that they may never have heard of or considered before. The video below – featuring the conference’s Executive Producer Trevor Eivers – will give you an idea of exactly what you can expect.
Trevor sums up the event by saying, ‘be prepared for a life changing experience, and to feel an amazing energy and vibration – the ripples of which will spread far and wide.’
To learn more about the Open Minds Conference 2018, check out their website or Facebook page. You can learn more about Andy Thomas’ work by visiting truthagenda.org, while Mary Helen Hensley’s website is maryhelenhensley.com.
Click here to book your tickets to the Conference.
Renowned British healer Matthew Manning will soon be visiting Dublin later this month to deliver a profound workshop called ‘The Healing Intent’, designed to enable participants to unlock their own healing abilities. This will take place on Saturday October the 20th, from 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. in the Talbot Hotel, Stillorgan Road, Co. Dublin. For booking information, just click here. Read on to learn more about Matthew and the event!
Healer Matthew Manning’s work has taken him to some profound places, beginning with a a great sensitivity towards energy and intuition in his childhood. His aptitude for healing eventually led him to undergo a great deal of scientific testing in later years, successfully demonstrating his ability to influence blood cells, mould samples, enzymes, seeds and cancer cells in a laboratory setting. He now has a great passion for helping others to tap into their own gifts.
As he stated during a phone call with us, ‘It’s an amazing journey and I’ve been on it for a long while – fifty years!’
Matthew is the author of eight books, including best-sellers such as The Link and The Healing Journey. He has also addressed MPs in the Houses of Parliament and doctors at The Royal Society of Medicine. His frequent appearances on British TV have included two BBC documentaries about his work. Alongside Sir David Frost, he also co-hosted the ITV series Beyond Belief.
Professor Karol Sikora, Professor of Cancer Medicine and Consultant Oncologist at Hammersmith Hospital, London, has stated: ‘Matthew has a remarkable track record of working at the interface between body and soul. His knowledge is outstanding in both breadth and detail.’
During his upcoming workshop in Dublin, Matthew will take participants through a series of experiential exercises, which are designed to awaken their own latent healing abilities. He believes that we can all learn to develop our proficiency for healing, and likens the process to learning how to play a musical instrument such as the piano: ‘Anybody can learn how to play the piano, with time and practice. It’s not necessarily that everyone can become a concert pianist, but we all have that ability to tap into our own gifts.’
The exercises he will present at the workshop will allow participants to personally experience both internal and external energies, and how these can dramatically change with their own healing intent. Attendees will also have an opportunity to work with him in small groups. There will be plenty of time for questions and discussion around the topic of healing.
This workshop is sure to provide you with a wealth of insight, inspiration and grounded information about the healing process, whether you want to improve your own health and quality of life, or that of other people around you.
Matthew’s ‘The Healing Intent’ workshop – facilitated by Seminars.ie – will take place on Saturday October the 20th, from 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. in the Talbot Hotel, Stillorgan Road, Co. Dublin. Click here to book your place. For more information about Matthew’s work, go to: