• Mind & Body,  Nutrition

    Food is medicine too!

    Food is medicine! Did you know the food you eat can literally be the difference between a healthy you and disease?! It has become dangerously easy in this day and age to eat food that is bad for us without even knowing it – food companies are sneaky with their ingredients and nutrition labels, and the media often mis-communicates information for big headlines. It is also true that big companies pay for falsified research results to ensure their food & beverage products keep selling! I know!! Like this for example: NY Times, Why the sugar Industry shifted the blame to fat Food today contains some ingredients we aren’t supposed to…

  • Mind & Body,  Natural skincare

    How to look after your skin

    Your skin is one of the most important organs you have, as well as the biggest. The best way to look after your skin and fight breakouts is prevention and daily maintenance, rather than only dealing with spots once they appear (and its already too late!). The wonderful thing about skin care is that it can be a quite time that becomes part of your daily self-care, and some aspects of the practices I will share here can be quite meditative to perform. My last post covered all things spots and breakout related including how to work out what’s causing your breakouts & what foods you need to be eating…

  • Mind & Body,  Natural skincare

    What your breakouts tell you about your skin

    Your skin in the biggest organ in your body. It deals with both inner and outer stresses – what you feed your body, anxiety & stress, pollution, harsh weather conditions, central heating and air con…. the list is endless. Its also your immune systems first defence against bacteria, viruses, and other germs. In this post I will break down What your breakouts tell you about your skin as simply as possible, as well as some things you can do to help your skin health. If you have ever had a breakout, and lets face it who hasn’t ( if you haven’t you’re either not human, or I want your secrets!!),…

  • Morning Rituals
    Mind & Body,  Mindfulness

    Morning Rituals

    You never know what each day is going to bring, or what the world might throw at you. The best thing you can do is set yourself up each morning to deal with whatever will come your way. That’s what Morning Rituals can do. How you start your day makes you who you are and what you are able to give and achieve. So why not have a morning routine that lets you show up as the best version of yourself What does your current morning ritual look like? Making time for your self-maintenance and self-care each and every day is the best thing you can do for yourself and…

  • How to tell if you're lacking a nutrient
    Mind & Body,  Nutrition

    How to tell if you’re lacking a nutrient

    Your body talks to you all the time. It tells you what it needs and how it’s feeling. You just need to learn its language AND like listening to your intuition, be quiet enough to hear it. When you tune in to your body you can learn how to tell if you’re lacking a nutrient. If you need to add something to your diet and routine or have less of something. Learning your body’s language and signals can take a little time. But it’s easy once you know how… What’s your body’s language? Muscle pains, stiffness, headaches, skin conditions, stomach problems, feeling fuzzy-headed, low energy, all can be symptoms and…

  • Holistically,  Mind & Body

    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…

  • Mind & Body,  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…

  • Mind & Body,  Nutrition

    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
    Mind & Body,  Mindfulness,  Nutrition

    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…

  • Reconnecting with yourself after a serious illness
    Mind & Body,  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…