Raising balanced, confident children.

img_3900I am so stinking proud of my girl today!! Not only did she achieve an A in her ballet exam, but she was calm, composed and CONFIDENT the entire time!! 🙌🌟✨

My girl’s chakra health is as important to me as my own, and my clients’ (and yours too of course)!! But it’s important to me that I enable healthy chakra development whiles she is growing up, so that she will enter the world a balanced and healthy individual!! 💕

We are all born with our chakras fully in place, but each chakra only starts developing and ‘maturing’ at different stages in our life ~ you know the “terrible 2’s and 3’s (and possibly 4’s and 5’s), well you can blame our Solar Plexus Chakra for that!! 💪

Our Solar Plexus Chakra (3rd chakra), our personal power-house, begins its development from 18 months right through to 4 years of age, right when our littlies are learning about their individuality, what boundaries are and how they can be pushed, who they are in this big world, and who they are without us! 👶🏼

Understanding and nurturing each development stage in your child’s “whole-istic” growth, will not only assist you in being conscious of your child’s behaviour, but you will raise a healthy, balanced, and confident child! 💛✨🙏🏼🌟

If you would like to book a holistic parenting coaching session with me, you can book below, or feel free to reach and chat about whatever is on your mind!
~Namaste, Kerry.
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Fight Pregnancy Fatigue naturally.

img_3779Hello Lovelies! I’m continuing with my recommendations for preggy and postpartum mommas.👶🏼 Fatigue was a big issue for me throughout my pregnancy, I remember falling asleep at my desk and there was not a damn thing I could do about it! It was uncontrollable. It’s a real thing people! 😴💤 Anyone else have that problem??? Well, my recommendation today is a natural ENERGY BOOSTER!🍊 This applies to everyone and anyone but is a safe, natural alternative to fighting pregnancy fatigue. 🚼

🔸Orange Carnelian, known as the “feel better” stone, increases personal power and physical energy, gives us courage, and boosts our creativity and compassion. 👉 It’s especially great for lazy teens… 😉

🔸A vibrant sacral chakra stone, orange carnelian promotes a healthy uterus and placenta when work, or carried, during pregnancy.

🔸It also promotes healthy foetal development! 🔸Physically, orange carnelian assist with healthy blood circulation, and helps momma with those hormonal mood swings!!

🔸If you’re feeling particularly sluggish, wearing orange will not only boost your mood, but you’ll feel revitalised, energised and inspired!!🌟 Wear it, hold it, keep it in your pocket, you can even use it to make charged gem water!! Who needs Red Bull anyway 🙌😉🍊 If you are going to use your crystals to charge your water, I would recommend external chagring during pregnancy! 🙏🏼☀️ As always, if you have a topic or Issue you would like me to cover, comment below or DM me, and I will do a post for it. Tag a Preggy friend, this may be just what they need today!! ~ Love & Light, Kerry

As always, if you have a topic or issue you would like me to cover, comment below or get in touch, and I will do a post for it. Share with a preggy friend, this may be just what they need today!!
~ Love & Light, Kerry 💛
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Stop-Itch!! Natural remedies for mosquitos

Hello Lovelies!!! A darling friend of mine who is living in Switzerland asked me this week if I had any suggestions for mosquitos because they’re being eaten alive… Well of course I do!! 😜🌿
Seeing as it’s almost mozzie season for us in South Africa too, I thought I would share two essential oils – one to keep them bugs at bay, and the other to soothe bites if those buggers get through!! 💛
img_3869I know many of us easily spray the chemical options, but there really are natural options that are not only MUCH healthier for us and our littlies, but kinder on our environment too! 🌾✨🙏🏼

🌿 Doterra’s TerraShield Blend is AMAZING to diffuse in the house during the hotter months, to apply topically (diluted for kiddies), but my personal preferred way to use it is as a body spray! Super handy to keep around when entertaining outdoors,  for when the kids are playing in the garden, hiking and camping (especially near water), and just at home.

Here’s what you’ll need to make the 100ml body spray:
~ 1 x brown or blue glass spray bottle
~ 100 ml filtered water
~ 10 drops Doterra TerraShield eo Blend
~ 10 drops Doterra Lemon eo

🌿 Apart from being all kinds of dreamy, Lavender eo is an analgesic, a natural antibiotic, an anti-inflammatory and an antiseptic!! It’s all kinds of amazing! To ease mosquito bites, other insect bites, and even Eczema, just apply the oil topically. (Always dilute with fractionated coconut oil or olive oil for kiddies before applying.) Depending on the oil brand that you use, it should give you itch relief for a couple hours! However, there are MANY brand on the market that are diluted with alcohol… which is why I use Doterra oils. I am not affiliated with them in any way, they are just a brand I perfer to use. If you are going to use other oil brands, make sure you choose brands that are 100% organic

Okay, do you understand yet why I have all kinds of feels for essential oils?? 😜🌿💗

If you have any questions regarding essential oils and how to incorporate them as part of your self-care routine, comment below or get in touch, I’d love to chat! Oh, and it’s Friday!! Don’t forget to Smile! 😍
~ Namaste, Kerry
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** If you need to buy oils, you can order directly through my shop tab, if you are in South Africa, please get in touch with me before placing your order! 🙂

New Baby Bliss

img_3827Hello Lovelies! I had a request to post recommendations for mommas with newbies, so here are some of my favourite crystals and oils!

Before I dive into the details though, I would STRONGLY recommend that ANY crystals kept near baby (this includes toddlers) and in baby’s room are large enough NOT to fit in baby’s mouth, and are kept OUT of reach. If you are going to lay any crystals on baby’s body, PLEASE supervise at all times!! Please use common sense when using small objects, crystals or anything else near baby. We don’t want any choking hazards. I also do NOT recommend using essential oils internally or topically on baby. All essential oil recommendations I make are to be used in a diffuser or humidifier.

Hopefully, I haven’t scared you away now, but I felt that needed to be mentioned. Being at home with a newbie truly is a special time, but it can also be trying for us moms. We want to choose crystals that bring in loving, soothing vibes, that will nurture the growing bonds between baby and parents, but it’s also good to have some crystal babies on hand to soothe baby through any physical discomfort. (I will do a separate post for mommas).

~ Spirit Quartz is an uplifting, high-vibe crystal that takes Quartz to another level! Often mistaken for fairy quartz or ‘amethyst’ spirit quartz, this variant is white and is often sold as ‘cactus quartz’. Perfectly balancing yin-yang (female/male energies), spirit quartz carries the vibration of universal love, instilling patience and community within the home, facilitating family bonding, especially when a new member of the family in brought into the home.   Often mistaken for fairy quartz or ‘amethyst’ spirit quartz, this variant is white and is often sold as ‘cactus quartz’.

~ Moonstone , with its gentle, feminine energy, is great for baby as it protects them as they merge into their new world, especially as they spend lots of time withdrawing and re-entering their body through sleep time. Offering increased patience and allowing to new routines and synchronicities, Moonstone brings harmony to the home.

~ Hematite (and black tourmaline) is a personal favourite for grounding and calming littlies of any age. Hematite is a strong protection stone, and when kept in baby’s room, or placed underneath their cot, creates an environment where they feel calm, safe and protected.

~ Apatite brings a gentle, soothing energy to babies, helping them settle in and be comfortable with their bodies and surroundings. Apatite also encourages healthy function of the digestive system, important too for littlies.

~ Blue Kyanite brings calm and tranquillity with its gentle energy. When placed on the body, blue kyanite physically alleviates pain and discomfort.

~Amber, a powerful yet gentle healer and cleanser, it not only relieves physical pain, but it draws out and transmutes negative energy of all kinds on all levels. Amber also helps with the organs of elimination, including the liver, kidneys, bladder, and stomach, aiding colic and other ‘windy’ issues baby might have.

~And last, but definitely not least, Rose Quartz. Rose Quartz is like a warm snuggle for little ones and when kept in baby’s room helps baby adjust to the new experience of being separate from mum. Rose Quartz lamps in baby’s room will create a soothing, loving environment where baby will feel calm, loved and safe.

I know that there are many people who recommend keeping amethyst and selenite in baby’s room, but I advise against it. While these are both two of my favourite crystals, they are very high vibe and, especially amethyst, can give one vivid dreams, which can result in restless sleep for littlies and newbies alike. My daughter has a ton of amethyst, in fact, she is always wearing her fairy quartz pendant, but it’s not kept in her bedroom. By all means, keep it everywhere else in your house, just away from where little one’s sleep. 

Essential oils diffused in a room, or used with a humidifier can have beneficial effects on baby too;

~ Peppermint, Eucalyptus, or Melaleuca oils help in relieving congestion and soothe coughing.

~ Lavender, Roman Chamomile, and Bergamot all have wonderful soothing aromas that calm baby during bath time, feeding time and before sleep time.

There are many essential oils brand on the market, but personally,  I only use Doterra oils as they are 100% natural organic oils. If you need to buy any oils, you can get them directly through my shop tab.

As always, these are my personal recommendations through my working with crystals and essential oils. If you have any questions regarding how to use crystals and oils, feel free to get in touch! 🙂
~ Love & Light, Kerry.
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Crystals for Pregnant and Postpartum Mommas

img_3482There are sooooo many beautiful people I know who are pregnant or at home with new little bundles right now, and how appropriate it being Spring 🐥💗 Since pregnancy is in full bloom, I thought that I would share a few crystal healing tricks to help some of the common ‘preggy problems; worry and anxiety, morning sickness, water retention, leg and back pain, you name it! 👶🏼👣 Over the next few weeks I’ll be posting some tips and tricks, so keep your pretty eyes on the lookout…

Today I want to share a crystal that helped me tremendously during my pregnancy ROSE QUARTZ, the big momma in the centre of the image above.
Known as the ‘love stone’, rose quartz has a gentle, feminine energy that helps us dissolve emotional stresses to become more gentle, forgiving, compassionate, kind and tolerant.

💗 Rose quartz used during pregnancy promotes healthy hormone production, promoting self love during a time when many of us can feel insecure, overwhelmed, and sometimes worried. Oozing with gorgeous feminine, maternal energy, it’s a real feel good stone for expecting and postpartum momma’s.
💗 Wearing rose quartz during, and after, pregnancy allows the soothing and calming energy to consume you, helping you to care for yourself during this time (which is SO important).
💗Placing (raw or tumbled) rose quartz on your pregnant belly helps build a strong bond between you and your baby, and strengthen the connection with your unborn child.
💗Placing rose quartz around bath tub, lighting a few candles and diffusing Lavender eo, will create a soothing sanctuary for tired, preggy minds, bodies, and souls, that will leave you feeling calm and beautiful.
💗Placing a rose quartz lamp in baby’s room will create a soothing, loving environment where both you and baby will feel calm, loved and safe!

🌸 If you have a beautiful preggy friend, share this with them, it may be exactly what they need! Wishing all momma’s a beautiful pregnancy, and special bonding time after baby is born 💕
Questions or topic recommendations? Comment below or email me – kerry@wherehumrests.com.
~Love & Light, Kerry 💕

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~Holistic Parenting: Hunting silkworms.~

When I’m not working, I’m a momma. Teaching my girl how to stay grounded and connected, to herself and her world, is as important to me as the wellness of any of my clients. 🌿💕

Part of being a momma (to me) means hunting down something that brought me pleasure from my childhood so that she can experience and learn from it as I did ~ finding different (holistic) ways for her to connect with her home and Earth. silkwormsThis past weekend, that meant hunting down silkworms 🐛😆
These little specks on the leaf are going to grow big and fat, build cocoons around themselves, emerge as pretty white moths, lay eggs and hatch as more little specks… and so the cycle of life continues.

My girl can be far too wise beyond her years, very profound and deeply philosophical, but she’s equally as much a nature baby and loves nurturing (people and animals alike).
She loves to understand HOW things work, she doesn’t want to just be told – so for her to watch this life cycle happen means more to her than simply keeping a pet, and better than any classroom can teach her.
The sheer excitement on her face made it so with it!! 😍💫

In today’s tech-heavy world, too much screen time can leave littlies with a little sensory overload. This is far too over perceived as irritability, hyperactivity, and lower attention spans. Allowing our treasures to make mud pies, climb trees, watching the ants (or worms) crawl about and collect treasures from the garden, beach, park will keep them grounded and balanced. 🌳🙌💕

Happy children = happy momma!!! Happy momma = happy home 🙏🏼💜 what things from your childhood do you love doing with your kiddies?
~ Love & Light, Kerry.
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~Fear. An ‘open forum’ to allaying yours. ~

IMG_3525Why is it in our nature to fear that which we do not know, or understand? Actually, it’s not. Fear is a self-created, emotional defence mechanism to something that we perceive as threatening, and most of these perceptions are a result of inherited prejudices, childhood experiences, and unbalanced chakras.
For example, my ex-husband was terrified of spiders and as a result, my little one was equally as terrified, but when I asked her why she was so completely terrified of something smaller than her baby toenail, she couldn’t tell me. Think of a horror story… loads of non-fictional information put together in a way that scares the heck out of us! Okay, so why am I bringing this up??

The topic of holistic healing and a holistic lifestyle, natural healing, self-care and holistic practices is one that is still quite new and only now becoming more commonly, and openly, spoken about. It’s almost had this fear created around it by some individuals who don’t have the best work ethic and have given the metaphysical genre a negative stigma. This aside, I still find that very few people take the time to learn what it is all about, partly out of fear and closed-mindedness.

Personally, I’ve experienced this many times. I find more and more (particularly in South Africa where I live) that people have some pretty strange reactions when I tell them I’m a holistic healer- they don’t really know what it is, what it involves and how it benefits people, and a LOT of people associate it with religion. So I have decided to cover the basics, both here and on my social media pages!!

If you have ANY questions or subjects you would like to know more about, comment below 👇or email me privately, and I will do my best to cover it in a post! 😍
Whether you want to know about living a holistic lifestyle, energy healing, crystals, essential oils, tarot and oracle cards, meditation, the universe – you name it! Ask away! I am here for you! I always encourage questions because that’s how we learn and grow. I look forward to hearing what’s on your mind!
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~ Cleanse my Mind, Body, and soul. Part 1~

I’m sure you’re familiar with the benefits that a good detox has on your body; cleansing the body of toxins, regulating our moods and boosting our energy. But why do we stop with just the body? We may not always realise it, but our mind and soul collect just as many toxins as our physical body.

Think about hIMG_3186ow many things run through your mind every day, making sure that you have enough time to get everything done, something didn’t work our quite the way you wanted it to at work, a friend let you down, you’re late to fetch the kids from school and then you get stuck in traffic. Regardless of what your daily life looks like, we often have so much going on in our minds that we rarely every just switch off. So these thoughts accumulate, they go around and around and we go to bed tired, we wake up tired, and so the busy mind starts again.

And then we look at our environment, we are surrounded by energy, and because we are energetic beings it is so easy for us to ‘pick-up’ the yucky, energetic gunk around us. A conversation with a friend who is going through a hard time, it leaves her feeling lighter and consoled but leaves you feeling drained. This is because you have taken on that energetic gunk that she offloaded. It can be even simpler than that, you may be in a meeting room or lecture hall full of people, those people all have their own energetic gunk going on, and you may pick up on some of it (energetically speaking). We pick and drop off energy all day, every day, regardless of where we are and who we’re with.

Think of this energetic gunk as cobwebs, the longer we leave them there, the more dust and bugs they begin to collect ~ our body is the same, this energetic gunk starts collecting, restricting the natural flow of energy, and we can start to feel pretty damn awful!

When I made the decision to follow my dreams and pursue a career in holistic healing, I made a promise to myself to spend a little time each day alone, just me time. Not so easy. I really didn’t find it very easy setting time aside, to be honest, it felt more like a chore than anything else. But I pushed on, and the more I did it, the better I felt. It almost became a habit, and as the days went on, the more time I wanted to spend engaging in a holistic practice of some sort, whether in meditation, spending time with my crystals, doing breathing exercises, yoga, connecting with my spirit family and higher self through tarot and oracle decks, reading or simply soaking in the tub. I started seeing the value in it, and couldn’t understand why I made such a big deal out of it.

When I was getting my Reiki Masters, it was like the light bulb turned on, self-care was probably the most important aspect of any holistic healer and/ or coach. If I am all gunked-up with negative energy, and not taking the steps to ensure that I am cleaning my whole body (mental, emotional and physical), then I cannot be a clear channel through which beautiful, healing energy passes through. I wouldn’t make a very good reiki practitioner!

But this goes even further, as a holistic healer and coach, it is my goal to lift people up, to carry and guide them through their path to self-growth and healing. In order for me to be that emotional, mental and spiritual support that my clients need, I need to ensure that I am in check with myself. So, I do one thing (sometimes more) daily to ensure that I am functioning to my very best ability – mentally, physically and emotionally.

My favourite exercise is something that I have started doing at least twice a week ~ the MBS (Mind, Body, and Soul) Detox and Cleanse. It does wonders for me and gets rid of all the energetic gunk that may be mine, picked up from others, or simply absorbed for my environment. It’s like a new, clean and balanced me every week!

Regular MBS Detox and Cleanse (I like to think of as a whole detox) goes a long way to restoring our body’s natural flow of energy, resulting in us feeling more balanced, happy and energised. Those negative emotions and behaviours, like mood swings, stress, anxiety, insomnia, will start to dissipate. You will sleep better, eat better and feel 100 times better!

So what is this MBS Detox and Cleanse that I’m talking about and how do you do it?? You’ll have to come back tomorrow and read Part 2. 😉

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~ Get those creative juices flowing! ~

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There has been so much going on, and I am absolutely loooooving the high vibes at the moment! ✨🙌 I recently started introducing essential oils into my daily practice, which I only use aromatically for now, and I just have to share this incredible combo that has got my MOJO flowing this week! The EOs coupled with my gem water has been amaaaazing!! 🔮💫

It has kept my vibe up and given me the CREATIVE BOOST that’s got me through (what can be a tedious process) website building and kept both my focus and energy game strong!! 💕 The late nights and long days staring at a pic screen are paying off, I can’t remember the last time I felt this excited and passionate (let alone creative) about a project! To see my goals manifest is something so special!!

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