Annis Fender Blog

No one can drink from an empty cup life mind Jul 03, 2020

It didn’t look as if it would happen this year, but we’re packing up our household and decamp to France for the summer this Friday.
That's always a major upheaval, and as I look at the...

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There are no vegetarian Lions body life mind Jun 26, 2020

‘It’s not so simple, you know?’ said the woman in my yoga class who has been yo-yo-ing between perfectly healthy to borderline obese for about 20 years. She was talking about my...

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50 is not the new 30! life mind Jun 17, 2020

I love hanging out on Instagram - and lately, I have been doing a lot of research about mature and wiser Insta-users, especially women, for my next online program (all will be revealed, patience,...

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Unleash your inner Goddess body life mind women's health May 02, 2020

Why losing weight has nothing to do with diets

I just completed a series of interviews with local women about their lives and dreams. They are all utterly gorgeous, came from all walks of life, but...

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Find your Sisterhood life mind Mar 15, 2020

Put crabs into a bucket, and you won’t need a lid. Because the moment one of them tries to climb out, the others will all drag it back down.
Crab mentality is a well-known way of thinking, the...

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The Paradigm Shift off the Oyster Cult body life mind Dec 29, 2019

I did something mildly terrible today. I fell off the wagon. Well, not the binge-drinking, shouting rude words, belting out pop songs and doing a Myley Cyrus kind of falling off the wagon. But I...

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Chicken soup for the Soul essential oils life mind Dec 17, 2019

Owning who you are is a massive step forward. It is frightening beyond the call of duty, and until about last week, I did not actually know what that meant.

It’s dawning on me now, and not...

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Focus on: Helichrysum essential oils Dec 10, 2019

Helichrysum, also known as Immortelle, is one of those almost miraculous healing plants, a very precious essential oil indeed. Part of the sunflower and daisy family, the leaves of the plant...

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Focus on: Wintergreen essential oils Dec 10, 2019

Before I dive into the benefits of Wintergreen, I just want to state the obvious: Everything you buy comes from somewhere!

Essential oils are big business, and as a whole, it is a pretty ruthless...

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Tea Tree Magic essential oils Sep 19, 2019

I have written about Melaleuca, otherwise known as Tea Tree Oil before, but the versatility of this oil deserves more than one post. Native to Australia and used for thousands of years as a...

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Sobriety - the new kid on my block essential oils life Sep 15, 2019

Sobriety is the new kid on my block. I, party girl No1 when in town, have thought about going sober for a while now and, having scaled-down massively already this year, sober life looks very...

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Focus on: Cedarwood Essential Oil essential oils Aug 06, 2019

Cedarwood essential oil has historically been used for its strong antiseptic, calming and insect-repelling properties, and the essential oil can very much help in the same way. Cedarwood is an...

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