Menopause ? …. Read on!

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January is menopause month. We have lots to share with you! For locals The Salt Spring Pharmacy in Grace Point Square is hosting a very special info talk on Wednesday 27th January 2016 at 5.45pm. I will also be there to answer questions and concerns around your skin, and energetic and emotional components that may be troubling you! I offer Intuitive Reiki sessions to focus on this natural process, it truly is a gateway to true peace and joy if we embrace the possibilities! I will happily chat to you and share all that I offer.

Here at the Centre we are offering 15% off all products this month for women going through menopause and 10% off our special Fusion Facials!! The Fusion component is vital at this time because I will read your energy, help you connect with your emotions and blockages and work to shift the blocks that stop the flow! You will leave with a very clear understanding of the areas in your body you are holding stress in and tools to keep those areas flowing. Intuitive Reiki is an amazing process and every person is different. Be open and indulge yourself and see some magic! In the meantime lets chat a bit about a holistic approach to this stage of life! Reiki sessions are $60 an hour but with the Fusion Facial (see menu) we integrate it into the facial in a very cost efficient way.

Figs and Honey has embraced a holistic approach to menopause, much like embracing puberty, pregnancy and other life changing, natural processes of life! Many of our clients are either peri, menopausal, or post….. so its a stage of life we have become very comfortable with! So, good news or bad news first? Ok, bad news, is that all women who have periods WILL go through it! Good news, and there is a lot of good news, is that it can release women into a stage of life that both empowers and ignites soulful passion and understanding of oneself in a way that makes nature, magical and exceptional. Our biggest challenge? To embrace this process, understand it and allow it to happen using all the information thrown at us, intuitively and carefully!

Our approach is indeed unique because we see menopause as a gift! Yes, a gift! As women, we tend to neglect ourselves and give, give, give. Menopause is where the buck generally stops and it shows up in all sorts of ways. So depending on how ‘in touch’ you have been with your own needs, how nurturing and respectful to yourself you are, how stressed or anxious your life is, this WILL reflect in this stage of your journey. The good news is that with the right support, emotional and energetic healing, healthy diet adjustments and lifestyle shifts, great whole food skincare, this transition can be smooth and seamless. To start stepping up, honouring ourselves, taking care of ourselves and preparing for these very real changes, takes courage and frankly you are going to go through this anyway, so why not make it a pleasure? Learn, Grow, be more loving and shine your light even brighter!

Joint us on at the info talk to discuss hormones, replacement therapies, hormonal creams, hot flushes, vaginal dryness and all that good stuff!!

Happy January and here is to a beaming and beautiful YOU!

Lisa xx

Intuitive Mentoring & Coaching

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Intuitive Mentoring & Coaching, so what’s that all about?

Firstly what is the difference between Mentoring and Coaching? The word ‘mentoring’ comes from the earliest Greek storyteller Homer (Lisa is Greek, so there is humour in her finding the Greek meaning to this word). He wrote about a king, who asked his friend Mentor to take care of his son Telemachus while he went away to fight the Trojan war. In time, the word also meant adviser, trusted friend or teacher.

A mentor, in the capacity that Lisa is offering mentoring, is to provide non-judgmental guidance & support, drawing on all her personal experience and knowledge. A mentor is a type of role model, fully supporting an individual to reach their goals and encourage them every step of the way. A mentor provides social, emotional and academic support. Lisa has been mentoring women in business (through the Women’s Enterprise Association of Canada) and women on their journey to optimum health and vitality at her centre on Salt Spring Island where is specializes as a Holistic Practitioner.

So what is a Coach? A coach assists people to identify specific goals and then reach those goals faster and with ease. Coaches provide people with tools, perspective and structure to accomplish their goals through the process of accountability. This often means reframing beliefs and creating a point of focus for people to stay on track towards their goal or goals. We understand what a soccer coach does, so think of it in those terms, if it helps?

What is ‘Intuitive’ Coaching or Mentoring? As a Reiki Master, Lisa specializes in supporting each person to balance their energetic centres or ‘Chakras’, so that there is a healthy flow through each centre in a persons body. Emotions, Fears, Anxiety, Pain amongst many other things can cause blockages at these Chakra points that can seriously impact our wellbeing and can affect our ability to have healthy relationships, successful careers, can causes depression and anxiety and the list goes on.

Lisa is an Intuitive Practitioner, not only does she bring her expertise into the reasons behind what is causing pain, suffering or disease but she uses her Intuitive Training to help a person understand the connection of their beliefs, thoughts and lifestyles and helps them to clear these blocked energy centres to gain more clarity and good health. Emotionally and Physically, the impact is very significant. Lisa supports the healing of the personal self and love of oneself and her primary focus is to assist people in regaining their sense of self worth and get back in touch with their innate ability to guide themselves and heal themselves to achieve lasting peace in their lives.

The process is simple, elegant and enjoyable and the results can mean lasting change and a renewed perspective on life that will be richer, fuller and more complete. Every day that we are suffering, we are missing the fruits of a beautiful and full life.

Individual sessions and packages are available and for the most part can be done via Skype too! Please call 250 537-1256 to discuss options. Remember the first thirty minute introductory session is absolutely FREE!

NEW! Skin Smoothie that will Rock your world!!

image Exciting news this Fall is that we are absolutely thrilled to introduce our wonderful new product to the Figs & Honey collection of Wholefood Organic Skin Care. Our very own glorious Green Tea and Licorice Skin Smoothie, Elixir for beautiful skin. This hand crafted Smoothie is nourishing from the outside in, loaded with anti-oxidant and free radical busting ingredients. The smoothie encourages new healthy skin formation, evens out the complexion, minimizes the pores and gives a smooth and youthful complexion to all skin types, even sensitive skins. The ingredients are non greasy, and applied under your daily moisturizer and night oil.
The tinctured herbs provide a super rich anti-oxidant ‘food for the skin’ that stimulates collagen production for firm and toned skin. The superior nourishment reduces the wrinkles and dryness of aged skin perfectly. The results are healthy, glowing and smooth skin almost immediately. A true must have, in every woman’s skin care regime.
Visit our eshop and order a bottle today! You are worth it. We are also thrilled to announce that our full line of products are available at Pure Integrative Pharmacy in West Vancouver! News spreads fast, and by popular demand our Wholefood, Organic Skin Care is being asked for all over the place! They have a popular customer appreciation day on the last Wednesday of every month. Lots of deals and chances to sample our products too! Have a wonderful Fall Season and remember to wrap up warm, enjoy the cozy evenings and remember that you are special and worth taking care of.

Healthy, Vibrant…YOU!

reikihandsThere is a lot of recent publicity around the idea that we are all vibrational energy, that we are all energetic, timeless souls living as human beings on a planet, in a galaxy that is infinite and timeless. Quantum Physics has become mainstream! I resonate with this theory, and have found my life has been transformed by this new state of awareness. The theory is complicated, yet simple. The idea that as infinite beings, our thoughts, create vibrational waves that can impact our decisions and the world is pretty ‘out there’ and not a comfortable thought for us to grasp. However, in understanding, our infinite connection, as energetic beings to each other and the world. The world becomes a changed place. In understanding that we are all born as infinite beings, living a human experience and that our beliefs have been moulded directly, by our parents, social conditioning, geographical location, religions and cultures, it helps us to understand that we truly are all doing the best we can with our own individual circumstances. This explains the varied levels of peace and joy in the world.
I have found, through this understanding, an infinite amount of compassion for my fellow man, a renewed respect for all our planet including flora and forna and all living creatures. I have found that, within this understanding, compassion is a natural emotion. We live with whatever we are taught and believe, therefore we are beings moulded by our beliefs. We are neither ‘more than’ or ‘less than’ any human being, infact we are all one. We are all spiritual soul’s having a human experience. When our lives are in pain and dysfunctional, more than likely, it is because that these ‘beliefs’ are causing us great pain, personal judgement that results in anger, sadness, addictions, fear and other real emotions that can take over our lives.
It is my belief, that as infinite being, living in a vibrational world, we can change our lives and our conditioning and within the process of learning to love and respect ourselves, a new kind of humanity can emerge. One that is kind, giving, non-judgemental, and full of love of all things and all beings.
In understanding the connectedness of all beings on this planet, I realise that in the suffering of man, I am suffering. In others pain, I am in pain.
It is my belief, that in supporting people to understand this ‘new understanding’ there is a new hope for humanity. In helping people shift their beliefs and their physical energetic blocks, held in the body, true freedom can be found.
The freedom to be the perfect expression of who we truly are, each individual souls’, with creative amazing abilities and very individual purposes. Once we are all living our lives, authentically, genuinely and truly, we are free to shine our light brightly and support other people to find their peace and their light. No body is more than or less than, simply we are perfection.
What does all this have to do with Skin Care? You may ask. Well, the truth is that these beliefs reflect in every aspect of my work. In the way I work with each client, using positive energy, love and compassion and in the way our products are made with love, integrity and for the greater good of all man. Products that are made with your health and with the intention of creating a vibrant and genuine YOU, drives us to create beautiful, healing, natural high vibrational products, that will lift you and support you on your journey. They will not give your body more chemicals to fight with, they will NOT disrupt your thyroid, your hormones and your amazing bodily functions. They support you and feed you.
Healthy, Vibrant YOU is a healthy, vibrant world and that is what I stand for and that is what I want for all my clients and for humanity.

Acne? What’s it all About?

Acne Vulgaris is a common human skin disease, characterized by areas of skin on the face and body. Seborrhea (scaly red skin), comedones (blackheads and whiteheads), papules and pustules (pimples) characterze Acne.  Acne is the outward expression of an inner imbalance, possible digestive disorders or  the side effect from medications and severe stress.  Usually a combination of one or two of the above!

Besides hormonal changes and stress, factors like poor diet (including high sugar, high fat, high chemical intake either digested with food or topically through the skin).  Too little fresh water, general unhealthy, highly processed foods, sugary drinks and the list goes on, contributes to Acne.

Here at Figs & Honey we take a holistic, natural approach to supporting the healing of Acne.  Without taking an internal inspection of the body, and examining the cause, a permanent solution is unlikely.  We have a fantastic program that has been very successful.  We take a three prong approach, and using diagnostic questioning, a personalized program is put together.  This will include subtle dietary changes, lifestyle adjustments, emotional and energetic healing using Reiki that is a powerful healing medium and finally our own freshly made, holistic, whole food skin care.  This is formulated and blended to specifically support the needs of skin with acne.  Education is key and full support is given which can contribute to a lifelong change in habits, resulting in vitality and wellbeing and of course beautiful, smooth and clear skin.  We offer relaxing and healing therapeutic Acne Facials as part of this program and although you will see immediate results, the commitment is usually three months and includes one facial a month, a Figs & Honey Acne Workbook, Products, and a dedication and intention to heal!  Check out the Acne Line at www.figsandhoneyeshop.com

We are dedicated and passionate to support you in being healthy, vital and feeling great!  Skin is our passion and we want to show you that using the natural solutions, that nature provides for us, you can heal yourself.  No more chemical ingredients that can cause you harm and contain known carcinogens, just sensible, healthy solutions that will last a lifetime.  Call us today for a chat 250 537-1256 or email us info@figsandhoney.com. .

We are here to serve YOU!  You deserve the best.

Lisa

 

Natural Eczema Care

A real ‘thumbs up’ is when a person with chronic Eczema or Eczema like problems tells me that they have ‘tried everything and nothing worked, until I tried your product’! I am always so blown away and excited when this happens and it happens often.  I do live on a small island, so people do sort of bump into each other frequently mind you!  However, that aside, I can’t count how many people have found true relief in this wonderful product and share with me regularly their gratitude.  For me, its a real thumbs up, because this product is completely, totally, utterly natural as are ALL our products.  No hidden chemicals, essences, preservatives just beautiful,  ingredients from mother nature that soothe and heal red, sore, inflamed skin.  Ingredients like Kukui Oil, Buriti Oil, Indian Neem Oil, Baobob Oil, Sea Buckthorn, and a whole host of other ingredients, somehow blended together are nothing short of magic.  At Pure Integrative Pharmacy the Chemist sends me weekly testimonials how people call in especially to say they cant believe it!  It worked!  Our ethos is beautiful, glowing skin achieved naturally and safely.  This product delivers and I urge you to give it a try! It is now in our eshop and our etsy shop too!

Healthy, vibrant you…

reikihandsThere is a lot of recent publicity around the idea that we are all vibrational energy, that we are all energetic, timeless souls living as human beings on a planet, in a galaxy that is infinite and timeless. Quantum Physics has become mainstream! I resonate with this theory, and have found my life has been transformed by this new state of awareness. The theory is complicated, yet simple. The idea that as infinite beings, our thoughts, create vibrational waves that can impact our decisions and the world is pretty ‘out there’ and not a comfortable thought for us to grasp. However, in understanding, our infinite connection, as energetic beings to each other and the world. The world becomes a changed place. In understanding that we are all born as infinite beings, living a human experience and that our beliefs have been moulded directly, by our parents, social conditioning, geographical location, religions and cultures, it helps us to understand that we truly are all doing the best we can with our own individual circumstances. This explains the varied levels of peace and joy in the world. As a very simple example of this theory, when was the last time you though of someone and soon after they call you or you bump into them out of the blue! Or you thought about something and it appears, unexplainably right in front of you!
I have found, through this understanding, an infinite amount of compassion for my fellow man, a renewed respect for all our planet including flora and forna and all living creatures. I have found that, within this understanding, compassion is a natural emotion. We live with whatever we are taught and believe, therefore we are beings moulded by our beliefs. When our lives are in pain and dysfunctional, more than likely, it is because that these ‘beliefs’ are causing us great pain, personal judgement that results in anger, sadness, addictions, fear and other real emotions that can take over our lives.
It is my belief, that as infinite being, living in a vibrational world, we can change our lives and our conditioning and within the process of learning to love and respect ourselves, a new kind of humanity can emerge. One that is kind, giving, non-judgemental, and full of love of all things and all beings.
In understanding the connectedness of all beings on this planet, I realise that in the suffering of man, I am suffering. In others pain, I am in pain.
It is my belief, that in supporting people to understand this ‘new understanding’ there is a new hope for humanity. In helping people shift their beliefs and their physical energetic blocks, held in the body, true freedom can be found.
The freedom to be the perfect expression of who we truly are, each individual souls’, with creative amazing abilities and very individual purposes. Once we are all living our lives, authentically, genuinely and truly, we are free to shine our light brightly and support other people to find their peace and their light. No body is more than or less than, simply we are perfection.
What does all this have to do with Skin Care? You may ask. Well, the truth is that these beliefs reflect in every aspect of my work. In the way I work with each client, using positive energy, love and compassion and in the way our products are made with love, integrity and for the greater good of all man. Products that are made with your health and with the intention of creating a vibrant and genuine YOU, drives us to create beautiful, healing, natural high vibrational products, that will lift you and support you on your journey. They will not give your body more chemicals to fight with, they will NOT disrupt your thyroid, your hormones and your amazing bodily functions. They support you and feed you.
Healthy, Vibrant YOU is a healthy, vibrant world and that is what I stand for and that is what I want for all my clients and for humanity.

Salt Spring Facials

Salt Spring Facials!

Figs and Honey Facials are fantastic, not least because a good facial will relax allowing you to receive all the benefits of our wonderful products, but because it gives your skin a real ‘boost’.  Often in our busy lives we skip daily cleansing rituals that keep our skin functioning beautifully.  Having a facial is like taking your skin for a ‘service’ ! Just like our cars need a tune up, our faces need a tune up too!  A Figs and Honey Facial promises to sooth aging skin, improve skin elasticity, and nourish aged skin.  We offer our own freshly made 100% organic products that are custom blended for three skin types and we offer our custom blended option for truly unique needs.  Our facials cleanse, nourish, replenish, sooth and tone.  We offer a whole variety of custom designed facials, so the whole experience is unique and tailor made just for you!  I always give a beautiful neck and shoulder massage that is intuitively given for deep relaxation and stress relief.  I can also offer combinations of Reiki and other eshtetic components like eye brow shaping to really give you that polished look when you leave!  We carry the complete line of ‘EarthLab’ 100% natural Canadian Cosmetics for any special make-up you may want to try too!  Give me a call here at the centre at 250-537-1256

 

We are so excited to offer you THREE new skin care lines. 

As I am hands on in the center I can really cater to my clients needs.  Karen has therefor been supporting me to do this by mixing and making, in true alchemy form, magical ingredients that forms our lines.  It has become very obvious that Sensitive skin is something not ‘out of the ordinary’, so we have formulated a completely rocking, Sensitive Skin Range!  Acne is another of those annoying skin ailments that is not exclusive to hormonal teenagers!  Karen has therefor formulated a soothing, healing, delicious Acne line that promises to ‘rock your boat’!  Last but not least we are launching our Youthful Aging line for all our mature clients and indeed those of us in our middle-years that want to age as gracefully as naturally possible!  In my next post, I will go through the ingredients and explain how and why they have been put together to support all the lines we are launching!  They will all be available on our new e-shop and there will be news about our launch and party that promises to be lots and lots of fun.  We have lots of things to talk about, educate, help and show you, so we will be offering a series of workshops, addressing particular needs and support for application, make-up and general health and wellness support!

We want you to glow, from the inside out!  We are here to help that happen and support you on your journey NATURALLY………..

Radio Show News…

 I am absolutely, super duper excited!  I am proud to be part of www.cfsi-fm.com Radio’s Saturday morning ‘Lifestyle Morning’ by hosting my very own radio show!  Dave and I will be hosting the show ‘Engage Life’ on Salt Spring Island.  I have an entire array of health & wellness experts that work here on the island, coming to discuss their craft, among many other news worthy events, happenings and weekly tips too.  I am launching a weekly competition, with wonderful gifts from the Figs and Honey Body Care line.   I invite you to tune in, join us, call in, write in, and share your ideas and tips.  If you are a wellness practitioner, our listeners would love to get to know you, so let me know and I will book you in for a chat!  Truly exciting to support local radio, local people and get the news out to the world that Salt Spring is a true destination of healing and well-being!  We all know it, and others should know too!

 

Listen to Lisa Sliwowska (Owner of Figs & Honey) on her Saturday morning radio show!

Shop till you drop?….

Easter Kitty?? I thought this was sort of cute and I want to talk about our Easter specials!! Yahoooo!! So for Easter and the whole month of April we have some wonderful specials on offer, to get you on your way, towards your very own new beginnings!  To celebrate our fabulous new product lines, we are offering a personal skin consultation (worth $30), absolutely FREE with every facial booked for the month of April!  With your facial, we will also offer a sample of the favourite product we used in your facial, for you to take home and use, absolutely FREE.  Pretty cool I think.  If you were thinking about prettying up your toes and pampering your feet we have another offer…..Book your Luxury Pedicure during the month of April and get 10% off our selection of hand and foot creams, that truly nourish and moisturize your skin, naturally.  So call today for an appointment and let us spoil you and treat you like the Goddess or God that you are! Happy Easter too!