Sunday, 18 March 2018

Two weeks of Minnie.

The first two weeks of Minnie being home have not been easy. She has been unwell and we have been back and forth to vets.
Due to her being unwell we have had broken night and LOTS of accidents inside. Thank goodness for wooden floors. Never have we had a puppy like this.
She has no social skills and it's all a bit sad really. She hangs off Louie doberman's ears and he is ever so gentle with her while we watch her around him 100% and teach her not to do this. She challenges Stella and is already wanting to be top dog. Stella just wants to move out and live in a Tiny House with Abbey.
I have been in contact with breeder and she has offered to take Minnie back.
BUT Minnie has fans! - a loyal Camp Minnie following.
My vet is very much for Camp Minnie! And believes we will get her well and she has found often pups that have such a start turn out to be the best dogs ever.

Lots of time, energy and patients is going into Minnie. In her 9th week she learnt to sit, drop and stand and a very good watcher of my eye. So she is showing promise for obedience work.

In the last two weeks I've not really done very much - poor garden has been neglected. No knitting as Minne just does not understand why she can not have yarn balls. Balls in general are her love.

It's fabulous working from home all via my dining room table helping clients in my naturopath business. Website is still under construction. I've a fab editor just helping polish what I am wanting to have written on it. I'll let you know when the website is up and running so you can see what I offer. But I'm terribly thrilled with my clients so far. They are ready to do the HARD work to get well.
I just love this quote by Chris Kresser. "The conventional medical paradigm has trained patients to be passive recipients of medication, rather than active participants in their own care”.

We have begun watching The Good Doctor which we are enjoying.

Loving the Orphan X series on audible. Have you read or listened to it too? Highly recommend and it's not a genre I typically go for - but terribly good.

Autumn is knocking on the door - I'm still wearing shorts. We nearly have all our firewood in the shed for winter. It's been a fab long hot summer which I've LOVED!! 
I've planted brussel sprouts -trying again to grow them. I've never had success before.
And it will not be long before I harvest pumpkins and kumera. One pumpkin self harvested, fell off and rolled down the bank. I've a bumper crop - very awesome as they have been a crazy price in the shops.
To think on Wednesday it is Autumn Equinox or maybe for you in the Northern Hemisphere Spring Equinox - I'm loving seeing all the spring bulbs in my Instagram feed - I will be planting out more bulbs at Easter.  
Hope you all have a good week. Xx

Monday, 5 March 2018

Minnie Minx has arrived

Minnie has arrived. She is not a Poppet - far from it she is Minnie the MINX. Bite bite bite... non sleeper, non eater and soo confident.
We made her a plush bed but she settled better on dry bed
Has cute girl looking toys but she prefers the MONSTER James brought her.
Stella is not thrilled at all and seems to be saying to Abbey -"we need the tiny house NOW, we need to move OUT"
Whereas a huge surprise Louie the doberman has become a nurse - he washes her clean ALL the time - poor Minnie gets ever so wet.

Blogging is having to go so on my back burner. I do try and do an Instagram a day which also gets posted to Cottage Tails Facebook Page.

Plus all videos of guests at Cottage Tails Farm Stay for Cats are posted on their own Facebook page.

Friday, 23 February 2018

So Exciting...

Most long term readers of The Blog know I finished my 4 year study of naturopathy a year ago.

I then had a gap year.

Last week, on the 14th Feb my gap year was up!

Time to open up shop....

Well folks it is a happening!

I've two clients ALREADY!! 

My website is in design process... MAN it is hard and I am so greatful for my wonderful friends who are helping me with proofreading.

If your a copywriter and enjoy/have time to look over my writing I'd sure appreciate the help.

And a clever friend is helping me put a website online.

I've brought the Bloom template - pretty aye...
I know NOTHING about Wordpress so it is gonna be a learning curve.

Got my Logo

Ok so I know many of you may be interested
 in what I'm starting with....

Chronic Health Care.... I wanna be a naturopath that I wanted when my family was going thru chronic health conditions. 

I will specialise in helping clients who have a chronic illness understand their condition, help unravel the often-challenging healing journey, and learn to live well with their condition/s.

 I have personal experience of dealing with myself and family members who have chronic illness such as asthma, eczema, irritable bowel, ulcerative colitis, life threatening food allergies, food intolerances, dyslexia, dyscalcula, endometriosis, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, insulin resistance, adrenal fatigue, hormone imbalance, and repeat miscarriages.  My life experiences of the many conditions bring a personal understanding of the role of being a caregiver to a chronically ill family member and what it feels personally to have lived with poor health. I believe these life experiences bring a different dimension to helping you on your wellness path from chronic illness.

In addition, I have a special interest in autoimmune diseases, anxiety, ADHD, PCOS, infertility and supporting caregivers.

Our family’s doctors and specialists are amazed at the progress that has been made, especially with family members that are in remission and no longer taking allopathic medication. Not that I am against pharmaceutical drugs, I firmly believe there is a time and a place for them and there is no shame or judgement from me for using them.  I still have my asthma medication on hand which can be lifesaving in the event of an asthmatic attack. But naturopathic treatment can be extremely beneficial working alongside medicine your specialist or GP has prescribed.

Women's Wellness.   I am passionate in helping women through the many transitional phases of their life from menarche to menopause. Possibly you are experiencing difficulty with irregular periods or frustrated with menopause. Or have you been struggling with weight loss, diagnosed with endometriosis, PCOS, PMS, anxiety, and wanting to approach your health concerns from a natural holistic viewpoint. 

Preconception Care. I work only with couples, both parties need to be on board seeing me three months before conception with the goal of having the healthiest sperm and healthiest egg possible which will give your baby the very best start in life.

I have walked the path off ill health and been a full-time caregiver for chronically ill family members. I’ve firsthand experience and not just read/studied chronic illness. I’ve personally dealt with infertility and repeat miscarriages. The menopausal years have been one of my best seasons in life so far, I breezed through it and I contribute this to applying naturopathic principals in my mature years. I’ve made lifestyle and dietary changes not just for me but also for my family. You will not get from me any recommendations I have not tried (eg I will not suggest you do a coffee enema). Nor will you end up with an expensive supplement graveyard. 

To come…
On Line courses
Women’s Circle

I believe in organic growth, I’ve so many ideas of where I wish to take my business. It is going to be based at our home on the Kapiti Coast, Wellington, New Zealand. A Women’s Shed (She Shed) is going to be purposely built, But to start with, I’m working from my dining room table where we will chat over a cuppa during our consultation which can be world wide via Zoom or Skype.

Hows that for a peek into why I've been not on the blog?? I've been super duper busy. AND like I said word got out in the first week and two folks said hay I wanna work with you Leanne.

I sure will share when the website is up and running.

AND as I am working from home... YES I am still doing my hobby of Cottage Tails Farm Stay for Cats. I really enjoy sitting down in the cattery and petting the cats - It's like my meditation time where I can ZEN out and just sit, and pet the cats. Like how super lucky am I?

Of course next SUNDAY my little puppy arrives too.....

Life is good!