Oksana Utkina is a ceramic artist and jeweller who creates breathtakingly beautiful, soul-filled pieces of jewellery. We were thrilled to speak to Oksana about her work recently, and we featured this interview with her in our Autumn 2020 magazine. Read on to learn more.
April Awakens: Hello, Positive Lifers! We hope you and your loved ones are staying well at this time. If you haven’t seen our Spring 2020 magazine, we highly recommend taking a look. The full magazine is available online here. Our main feature is an interview with the incredible Dr. Gabor Maté. We also featured some wise guidance on building up confidence from Judith McAdam, a look at how gentle playtime can help you connect with your kids, by our parenting expert Anna Cole, and an exclusive interview with Julia Cannon, daughter of the legendary mystic Dolores Cannon.
Our list of the best events, products and places to check out for December 2013 – February 2014
The Gift of Giving
Fleur Jewellery – A Real Gem
Based in Co. Wicklow, the unique magic of Fleur’s work lies in her use of untreated gemstones, to create jewellery that is healing to the spirit. Choose amethyst for protection, garnet for self-confidence and moonstone to calm. fleurjewellery.ie
Back Up Your Posture
Improving your posture might seem like a small change but the knock on effects can benefit your health, productivity and the enjoyment of your day. Try out a ‘BackJoy’ at home or work for instant improvement. fitpluswell.ie
If you’re looking for exotic gifts, why not dip into the treasures of Morocco and Japan? Argan oil promotes a youthful complexion and can strengthen hair. Couple this with a cup of high grade, matcha green tea from Okinawa, which is rich in super-antioxidants and you’ve got a ready-made pamper package for inside and out. finestargan.com
Water Crystal Calendar
You may have seen the impressive, photographic evidence of the effects of loving energy, in the form of water crystals photographed by Dr. Emoto. His team have now taken over 20,000 crystal photographs and selected twelve of their favourites to produce a calendar to remind you of the great effects of positivity, throughout the year. email@example.com or hado.com
A Sea of Possibilities
Utilising the pure and gentle healing properties of seaweed, Aalgo Organic Seaweed Powder has helped people enhance and nourish skin for more than 20 years. Try it in your bath, foot or hand spa for a midwinter ‘day at the beach’ experience. aalgo.com
Aisling FitzGibbon, ‘The Girl Against Fluoride’, has been leading a campaign to make sure our water is pure. Together with photographer Niall Carson, she’s put together a calendar to generate some extra support. Just like water doesn’t need anything added to be beneficial and beautiful, neither did the models, mums and politicians who took part. thegirlagainstfluoride.com
ElectroDOTs from Phi Harmonics
Each of our cells acts like a little antenna, picking up on the energies of our gadgets so Phi Harmonics developed a nifty, little product, working on a similar concept to homeopathy, to help neutralise the effects of tech on our bodies. Pop an ElectroDot on your phone and off you go. phiharmonics.com
Motivation to Move with ZENGA
ZENGA offers a blend of mind and body activity, supported by the latest findings in fascial fitness. Based on the four mindful movement principles; breath, support, yield and flow, ZENGA brings your awareness to the unity of mind and body. completebodymovement.ie
Holistic Health Coach
Tony Lawless is a holistic health coach based in Dublin and we are loving his detox tips. To start a slow cleaning/detox and keep your body alkaline and your digestion tip top, try one teaspoon of sodium bicarbonate in warm water first thing in the morning and last thing at night. It lowers acid levels and gently cleanses the colon. Do five days on and five days off for three sets. facebook.com/thehealthplexartane
YogabeatsTM at Buddha Bag
David Sye is the founder of YogabeatsTM which promises to keep you feeling
high as a kite. Described as “more than just yoga” and “pure fun”, it’s driven by music and rhythms. If you’re down with feeling empowered and provocative, you may have just found the yoga for you. David visits the Buddha Bag meeting this February 13th. buddhabag.org yogabeats.com
Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Training
Biodynamic Craniosacral therapy is a gentle approach to working with the nervous system and enhancing the Breath of Life. This two year course, starting February 2014, aims to provide a transformative and educational process to create practitioners of excellence. Bring more to your holistic practice and your own wellbeing. bodyintelligence.com/dublin
Winter Solstice at Dowth & Newgrange
The Winter Solstice offers a day to re-focus on our desires for work, love and health. The programme of this special event will include everything to spur you on in your journey including movement meditation, a sweat lodge, sound healing and more.
Braj Banchary Devi Ji Satsang
Braj Banchary Devi, affectionately known as Didi Ji, is one of the foremost disciples and teachers of Jagadguru Kripalu Ji Maharaj (Shri Maharaj Ji). She has studied the Vedic Scriptures deeply and speaks on many topics including the Shrimad Bhagwatam, the Bhagavad Gita and the philosophy of Divine Love. She will visit Ireland in February 2014.
Keep Your Motivation Energised!
We will all start our new year’s resolutions very enthusiastically. But what happens towards the end of January when we need a boost to keep it up? The Boghill Centre are ready to help you maintain focus and keep the momentum up with a two day ‘Energy Festival’ on the 25th/26th of January.
Tramore Coastguard Cultural Centre
This refurbished, heritage building has long been home to live music and exhibitions and has provided the perfect space for weekly yoga, meditation and tai chi. Now, chef Richard Hatton is bringing a breath of fresh air to their café. Keep an eye on out for events like their recent Japanese Tea Ceremony, taste the gluten-free carrot cake and soak up the sun and stunning views.
Improve Your Digestion – with Ice Cream!
You may be aware of the benefits of probiotics in yoghurt but how excited would you be to know that these benefits now come in the form of ice cream? Kefi ice-cream is biolive, multi strain and perfect for the Christmas pud and a healthier new year digestive system.
Falling in love over an amazing meal is wonderful, especially when it’s the food you’re falling in love with! Get ready to be head over heels for ‘Sseduced’ in Temple Bar. Run by Sil, a veritable Willy Wonka of the raw food world, she loves chocolate brownies and pizza as much as the next person, so it’s all on offer here. Everything is wheat, gluten, dairy, sugar, soya and yeast free.