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I am so excited to announce the topics and the dates for my 2022 webinars. These webinars will go for approximately 45 minutes and will be free of charge. Please click the links for each webinar for dates and more information.

Deby Atterby's book Australian Essential Oil Profiles takes us on a wonderful journey to meet all the people that make Australian essential oils possible, and will definitely be an important addition to every aromatherapy enthusiast and health professional’s library.

In this blog I examine COVID-19 related smell loss, the impact of loss of/or altered smell, the pathophysiology of COVID-19 related smell loss, and possible therapies for smell loss. From my research, it appears that smell training involving essential oils may indeed be one of the therapeutic strategies to regain sense of smell.

I have always been passionate about aromatherapy as it allows me to flourish; however, what does it mean to flourish? Which essential oils allow you to flourish? In this blog I explore the concept of flourishing and how it contributes to wellbeing.

 This is a book I believe everyone should read. While the primary audience for Sharon Wood's new book are women, I think The Empowerment Cycle is a must-read for men as well, as it will allow them to better support and nurture their relationships with the women in their lives.

In preparing for my Aromatherapy and Mindfulness Masterclass earlier this year, I had the honour and privilege of interviewing  highly-esteemed Rev. Daiko Matsuyama: deputy head priest at Taizo-in Zen Buddhist Temple in Kyoto, Japan. In the interview, we spoke about the benefits of a meditation practice...

This week I explore the role of the gut microbiota and immune responses to vaccination. I discuss an interesting 2021 report published by Nature Reviews in which the authors explore the important role that vaccinations have played in saving lives around the world and the broad range of factors that alter vaccine immunogenicity and/or efficacy.

This week I explore the effects of the pandemic on our mental health and we explore the role of fear, hope and resilience. I also introduce you to a medieval English mystic, Julian of Norwich, who lived her entire life during the bubonic plague and whose words of wisdom over 600 years ago provide us with so much hope and resilience.

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