Nurturing our resilience and optimism today!

How are you today? 
The theme of todays blog is  resilience and optimism. I like that topic because it's something we can all look at and nurture now in our lives. Especially now. Many of us are stressed, not working in our usual way and having to adapt and pivot at alarming rates to keep up with whats going on around us. 
Whats the difference between hope and optimism?   Optimism is state of mind where it doesn't matter so much whats going on around us, we have this enduring characteristic and its a quality that pulls us through the hard decisions and the hard days. Its the glass half full scenario. 
Hope is  actions we take to hope that the outcome is good. The glass half empty, we need to work on lifting the bar and we aim towards optimism as the goal! 
Finding fun stuff to do with your loved ones in your bubble creates happiness! 
We need to work on this stuff. Gratitude, mindfulness. Increasing   oxytocin secretions through connection and meditation. there are ways we can boost optimism. we can increase optimism with experiences of positive emotion, inspiration, care, love, gratitude, happiness.  This is the time to search out experiences of these for the daily life. Look for  serenity, pride, love, amusement as all of these can boost optimism. 
if you are low or flat do practices that help you develop more optimism and see the silver lining. Embelish the ideas of this and not be so focused on all that you have to deal with. 
People are struggling to keep optimism and hope in daily lives at the moment with the external inputs from media etc. There is a lot of negativity.How difficult is it for you to hold your strong optimism? and strong hopes for the future ? 
Are you doubting the resilience that you normally have? Pivoting and adapting to the environment around us. Pivoting is a skill of  staying exactly where you are and re orientating where you are in every way.  Right now a super power you may develop is changing your orientation, and doing that often.  Thats a helpful perspective when you want to understand whats going on a little clearer. Just know it's all in constant flux. 
 Some skills to help us develop our resilience now are having a routine and sticking to it. Managing your own behaviour and recognising the significance of routine in your life. 
This helps settle the mind and creates a sense of calmness. 
It's important for people who are certain bio types and how swayed you are in your environment to keeping day and night routines the same. 
Remind yourself of what you did when your children were small. how did you fairly quickly get in a routine of dinner, bath, story, bed. 
Have a routine at each end of the day. An example is Wake up, shower, tea, yoga, then starting the day. Evening might be Dinner, shower, meditation, sleep. 
Here are three evidence based strategies for developing resilience. 
Having routines through the day settles our mind and allows us to develop more resilience to the tumbling movement in the world around us! 
1. Take care of your wellbeing. the principles of lifestyle medicine and thats the basis of our capacity to maintain our strengths. 
2. Build connections. we need physical distancing and social connection an thats how we build and maintain our optimism. 
3. Having a purpose and having something to do that reinforces the purpose of our own lives, tapping into that every day. 
Listen to  other peoples views as this builds resilience. Take what your've got and meet in groups, support each other come together, social connectiveness. If we can talk about whats difficult and trust that other people will take that gently and we don't feel bad about ourselves because we are meeting our vulnerabilities. Be adaptable, thats the key to maintaining resilience and optimism.
If we can help you with herbal medicines to help increase your resolve, resilience and optimism then please contact us. These herbs are the adaptgenics, the nervines, the sedative and the emotional body strengtheners. Call us we ar ehere to help. 

If you are on a herbal blend now for your health please talk with me as we will need to review it and we will reformulate to give you an extra coat of armour and some extra protection over this coming winter flu season. Its only early April  now, but I like to work ahead and if the statistics are right and if we are going into this pandemic the way the research is showing, then I want to help you with herbs if I can. Oh, and we need to allow more time for those patient people at Australia Post and with our freight companies to get your parcels to you. We all need to give things a bit more time and be patient with each other. 

We are offering 100% free online and phone consults now. These are for the same time you would normally spend with me in the markets, 10 to 15 minutes and we will formulate your herbal blends to meet the times. 


My beautiful friend Katina was showcasing our herbal hand sanitiser his week. Thanks Kat. We love you! 

If you  are a customer of Fresh Box deliveries and we will arrange to have the herbs sent out with your order from Fresh box. So thats another way we can get you your herbs freight free. We are offsetting this freight for you too by paying them to deliver to you.! So a huge thank you to Freshbox for coming onboard with us. 


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am thrilled that I was able to make something super practical for you that is currently in need. Herbal hand sanitiser.  

Herbal hand sanitiser available now. 50ml blue glass with black spray available now 

Use on dry skin to cleanse and nourish. Fast drying, apply up to 5 times a day for herbal protection. 

Made with organic herbs.

Moisturising and protecting. 

Plant based

Great for sensitive skin.

Gentle on skin.

Herbal aqua ethanol and distilled ethanol vinegar, glycerine of Elderberry & Papaya. Essential oils of Lime & Grapefruit.  Very small amount needed for protection and cleansing. 

Available in beautiful  50ml blue glass with black spray. $10 each 

This is a healthy, herbal, organic hand sanitiser  with 60% alcohol. 

Hand made in our herbal dispensary for you.

Contains the herbs  elderberry and papaya 

Essential oils of lime and grapefruit your skin will be fresh, hydrated and feeling clean. 

Order now and give your hands kindness and love whilst you are cleansing and purifying them.

This is no ordinary hand sanitiser, 

Here are the latest statistics where you can see live statistics globally. I am consistently shocked at how the numbers just jump overnight. And I am also impressed with the responsibility we are all taking to curb the growth rates of this epidemic and potential threat to our wellness. 

Please keep in contact with us and let us know if we can help you. 

ALL clinics are now free herbal services via phone 0409765033 or email click message box. or email We have time to help you today! Call us or email and we will make sure you get your medicines via post asap. 

The only charged service we offer is a 60 minute online consultation which is only for people with very complex issues who do not want to use our free services. 

We hand make our organic herbal medicines for our patients exclusive use. We trust we will have good supplies to help you through this time. Please contact us sooner rather than later if you want herbs formulated and posted. We don't know what changes will take place and what sanctions and restrictions will be put in place by our authorities. 

Let us help you when you are busy, conscious of your health and wanting simple doable solutions. We can have you feeling well and vibrant with our consultations, conversations, herbal medicines and practical daily dietary solutions that are organic, natural and great value. 


You can heal your life with herbs, nutrition and mindset. Be calm, be healthy and have a strong emotional body, strong physical body and an active vibrant mind! We are really happy to help you. 

Have a great day and take care 

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With love and blessings Dominique Livkamal  

MHlth public health/health promotion Bch Hlth Sc/ Complementary medicine ND, Nutritionist, herbalist . Adv Dip Nat. Dip Journ. Kundalini yoga teacher, Zen Thai Shiatsu, student of life and wellness advocate. Founder Medicineroom. High vibes on the mountain, herbal first aid services and programmer for Woodford Folk Festival…. always working with love, gratefulness, light and through the divine grace!