• Health & wellbeing,  Lifestyle

    The Spring Eqinox & Supermoon | 2019

    Happy Spring Equinox to you! Today marks the vernal equinox, which occurs at exactly 21:58 GMT this evening. The day when day and night are almost equal in length. In the Northern hemisphere this marks the first day of Spring, and the journey back towards the sun. From now until midsummer the days will be longer and lighter, the temperature will (hopefully) get hotter, and the land will turn green as things begin to grow and flourish again. In the Southern Hemisphere it will of course be the opposite, as they move towards the darker winter months – another lovely example of the beautiful balance in nature. Today also marks…

  • Supplements for pain relief_herbs
    Healing,  Holistic remedies

    Supplements for Natural Pain relief

    Welcome to part three of my series of blog posts on natural pain relief. If you didn’t read the first two you can catch up and read them here and here. they are full of lots of useful information on essential oils and crystals that you can use and incorporate into your daily pain management. I have mentioned already that pain management is a part of my daily life and routine, there are quite a few different things I take and do to get the best quality of life possible. I hope by sharing some of these with you here it can help you too! So lets get started. Today…

  • Lifestyle,  Mindfulness

    How being Introvert or Extrovert affects your self-care

    The terms ‘introvert’ and ‘extrovert’ are banded around quite a bit, you may even have taken a quiz to work out which you are, or decided on your own to which camp you belong. But do you really know what the differences between the two are? and what the two terms really mean? Although certain personality traits can be the result of being an introvert or extrovert, they are not in fact the true definition. The true difference between an introverted and an extroverted personality lies in your brain. How it processes dopamine and other chemicals released in the brain during certain activities, and how tolerant your brain is to…

  • Intuitive eating,  Lifestyle

    Eating seasonally

    In my last post I talked about living more in tune with the seasons (if you haven’t yet you can read it here). As part of this I feel that eating seasonally or eating for the seasons goes hand in hand with listening to your body and working with nature. What is eating seasonally? What does eating seasonally mean? Eating seasonally is choosing fruits and vegetables that are naturally growing at certain times of year. Just because something is being sold at your local supermarket does not mean that it would naturally be growing at that time of year. We are living in a time of convenience and consumerism where…

  • Living in rhythm with the seasons
    Health & wellbeing,  Lifestyle,  Mindfulness

    Living with the seasons

    I have felt pretty pleased with myself the last couple of years on how I’ve changed my attitude towards winter and the darker months. I used to dread them, I’d go as far as to say ‘hate them with a passion’, but this left me wishing away huge chunks of time (and my life) pining for Spring, daylight and warmer days. Instead of waking up and dreading the dark I started to appreciate waking up to the stars, the moon, running in the dark and feeling like the only person in the world, getting to see those dramatic winter sunrises, and the patterns the frost makes. Finding the tiny little…

  • CBD Oil for Pain and other health benefits
    Healing,  Holistic remedies

    Using CBD oil for pain relief ( + it’s other healing benefits)

    I have been using cbd myself for nearly a year now. CBD oil has been pretty big in the news lately and it has become a bit of a ‘thing’ in health & wellness too. While it may be a trend for some, cbd oil is something I have found to help greatly with many of the symptoms of my chronic illness. Most notably muscle and joint pain. I suffer from M.E and Fibromyalgia. In this post I’m going to cover my own experience with cbd, how to start taking it, and all of the health benefits of cbd oil. What is CBD oil? CBD is an oil made from…

  • Reconnecting with yourself after a serious illness
    Healing,  Health & wellbeing,  Lifestyle,  Mindfulness

    Get reconnected to yourself ; to your body, intuition & purpose

    When we are struggling with big emotions, problems, or things in life aren’t going well or really resonating with you as a person, it is often our response to block or numb ourselves to the problem, instead of facing it. Personally, for me, I lost my way. I fell into a job in my 20’s that wasn’t ‘me’, a series of terrible relationships the last of which was terribly toxic yet I couldn’t see it (hindsight is a beautiful thing!)… and my coping mechanism for all of this was to mindlessly shop, and spend my nights partying. Ironically, when times are the worst we often neglect self-care practices (if they…

  • Superpowers of Green Tea
    Healing,  Health & wellbeing,  Holistic remedies

    The Superpowers of green tea | Green teas many benefits

    Anyone who has tried Green tea will tell you it’s an acquired taste, but one that you can grow to love… and I can attest to that personally! I can also tell you that Green teas many benefits are worth its slight bitter taste. There are many different brands of green tea, so if it is something you struggle to enjoy I would suggest maybe experimenting with different varieties to start until you find one that suits you. Try going for one that is described as ‘light’, as these tend to have a less strong green taste! I drink Green tea every day, at least two cups, as part of…

  • Herbs for fighting seasonal blues
    Health & wellbeing,  Holistic remedies

    Herbs for fighting seasonal blues | SAD

    As it’s nearing the winter solstice – the shortest day of the year (in the northern hemisphere at least), it’s just four days away as I write this, it seemed like an appropriate time to cover Seasonal Affective Disorder (or SAD). When the amount of sunlight we get is at an all time low it can have a huge impact on your life. These are all the herbs for fighting seasonal blues that you can use daily throughout the winter season. What are the symptoms of seasonal affective disorder? Unless you know you suffer from seasonal disorder it isn’t always easy to diagnose. A lack of sunlight (and vitamin D)…

  • Tips on how to quiet an anxious mind
    Healing,  Health & wellbeing,  Mindfulness

    How to quiet an anxious mind

    Whether anxiety and depression are becoming a lot more common thanks to social media, comparison complex and people feeling like they need to do all the things, or it’s just that people are more open in talking about their problems.. they are two big and scary topics. Although I don’t have full blown anxiety attacks myself, during my time with my chronic illness I have definitely dealt with bouts of depression, and moments [*read days] of feeling anxious and like things aren’t in my control. It can be a scary and confusing thing. A state you often don’t realise you entered until you are in the think of it! Today…