Annis Fender Blog

Stepping out of the Inner Shadow life mind Jul 01, 2021

My childhood home in a small German town was clean, ordered, safe, and, in my opinion, very boring. Add to that parents who were barely out of their childhood when I arrived, a little annoying...

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Self-Love is not Optional life mind yoga Nov 26, 2020

I was not always this wholesome. In fact, I devoted much of my misspent youth to dancing the nights away, promoting clubs, working as a cocktail mixologist, and presenting myself as a general...

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Rocking Autumn with the Cleanse body essential oils Sep 18, 2020

Generally speaking, I think that detoxes are bollocks.
We are already equipped with fantastic bio-engineering - liver and kidneys, lymph system, intestines - they all literally exist to detox the...

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Breathe like you mean it body yoga Sep 11, 2020

One of the books for my first yoga teacher training was a tome entirely dedicated to breathing, which puzzled me greatly. ‘A whole book on breathing? How hard can it be?’ I thought,...

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Elderberry Syrup - your Autumn Immune Bomb body recipes Sep 04, 2020

This week I finally made the elderberry syrup from the berries in our French garden. Elderberry [sambucus nigra] is native to most of Europe and if you like a good potion-making session, (and you...

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The Holy Exercise Grail body life Aug 28, 2020

Like all organisms, humans require rhythm to function well, and moving our body is the non-negotiable foundation for a strong immune system. Our first parental decision during lockdown was to...

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Win the Hunger Games body mind Aug 07, 2020

We are what we eat — literally. Seeing that food is broken down and converted into energy and building blocks to repair the body, it’s safe to say that if you rebuild yourself out of...

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Hack your System body essential oils life Jul 31, 2020

In last weeks blog, I stated that whether to wear a mask or not is not the question we should ask, so let’s move on to what we should ask. We all know we have an immune system that fights off...

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To mask or not to mask? Wrong question. body life Jul 24, 2020

When I was young, Nestle used a very effective advertising slogan in Germany: “Milky Way, so light, it even swims in Milk” accompanied by a photo of a chocolate bar slowly floating...

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Homeostasis is just a bit of Balance body essential oils life yoga Jul 17, 2020

I am going to throw a word at you today: Homeostasis. Heard it? Yes. Do you actually know what it is? Kinda. Well, it’s an important one. Homeostasis is the state of steady physical and...

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Not just skin deep body essential oils home Jul 10, 2020

We decamped for the summer to our lovely farmhouse in the forgotten France. Hidden in the Limousin, where the lakes stay cool, the forests are ancient and the sun is hot hot hot, we continue to...

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How to.... whip up your own sun protection body essential oils recipes Jul 10, 2020

Sunscreen. It’s a billion-dollar market. But in many cases, sunscreen is harmful, not helpful. I let you do that research yourself, but meanwhile, here is a recipe idea for your own sun...

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