• How I stay grounded
    Health & wellbeing,  Lifestyle

    Staying grounded | How I work to stay grounded

    If you don’t check in with yourself and how you’re feeling on a regular basis it’s easy to get lost in our busy lives and everything going on. Staying grounded is especially important if you are a sensitive person that picks up on others emotions and energies, and the environment around you. For myself, as a creative person and constant over thinker, it’s easy to get lost daydreaming, lost in my thoughts, instead of being present and in my body. Loosing the connection with your physical body means you start to lose touch with your gut instincts, your intuition, your digestive system and nervous system. You can become numb to…

  • Natural cold and flu remedies
    Healing,  Health & wellbeing,  Holistic remedies

    Natural Cold & Flu remedies

    Autumn is most definitely the start of cold and flu season.. Last week I covered cold and flu prevention. The next step is natural remedies for cold and flu for when the germs get the better of you. So here are all the bases you need to cover to help your body fight germs and help you feel as well as possible. Nutrition What you feed tour body in important always. But even more so when you are run down and your body is fighting to get you healthy. You need to be eating good whole foods that are high in vitamins C, E, A, Selenium, Zinc, B6, and Omega-6.…

  • Natural cold and flu remedies
    Healing,  Health & wellbeing,  Holistic remedies

    Natural Cold and Flu prevention

    It’s that time of year as summer turns to autumn, when it feels like the weather can’t decide what it’s doing. With the weather turning hot to cold on a whim it becomes more likely that you will start with a cold. If you haven’t already had your first cold of the season, then dodging the coughs and sneezes of those around you can feel like an obstacle course. So here are all the Cold and Flu prevention things you can do naturally to help your body protect itself… and hopefully stave off those nasty germs!! How your body protects you Your body is already very good at its job…

  • Elderberry foraging and recipe
    Health & wellbeing,  Recipes

    Elderberry recipe & foraging

    If the summer is the season of flowers, then autumn is definitely the season of berries. I shared a post on elderflower earlier in the year (you can find it here), and now all those flowers have turned to ripe, red berries. The perfect time for picking elderberry is from early to late September. Unfortunately the storms and strong winds seem to have blow a lot of the berries off this year, but there may still be time for you to get a good elderberry foraging in. How to pick Elderberries If you haven’t already worked out where your elder bushes are from picking your elderflower earlier in the year,…

  • Health & wellbeing,  Lifestyle

    Don’t take everyone else’s advice

    I know this might sound contradictory, as most of what I’m writing on here could be classed as ‘advice’. But just bear with me for a moment… When someone offers you advice for anything in life, as well meaning and helpful as they intend to be, the truth is we can only every offer advice from our own experiences and perspectives. Each of us views and experiences the world completely differently. We each have our own set of lenses, our own past experiences, different upbringings, different ways of thinking and feeling things. No one else in the world is you! Listen to your intuition So I guess what I’m actually…

  • Natural calming remedies
    Health & wellbeing,  Holistic remedies

    14 All Natural calming remedies

    Whether you need help to relax after a manic day, you’re a little anxious and need to calm down, or you just want some help to get you ready to sleep. We can all be guilty of pushing ourselves too far and ending up stressed, strung out, or with too much adrenaline whizzing round. I’ve covered natural energy boosters previously here and I thought it would be nice to cover the opposite too. For when you don’t need extra energy. So if you find yourself suffering with mental or physical stress and/ or anxiety and often have trouble sleeping. Here are all the natural calming remedies you can use to…

  • Mindfulness tips to get you through a bad day
    Health & wellbeing,  Mindfulness

    12 little things to get you through a bad day

    Whether you struggle with energy levels, are recovering from an illness, or just need to take some time for yourself. There are times when we all need to take things easy and slow down, or don’t feel like facing the world. Those days can be hard, especially if you’re anything like me you beat yourself up about not being able to do all the things all the time. So what do you do to get through those kinds of days? I have to remind myself to practice mindfulness. Mindfulness tips to get you through a bad day When I’m having a bad M.E day I do the little things that don’t…

  • Adaptogens and their benefits
    Health & wellbeing,  Holistic remedies

    Adaptogens | Why they should be part of your daily routine

    I briefly spoke about adaptogens in a previous post on natural energy boosters. The herbs and roots in that post were, no surprise, purely for the increase of the energy benefits they naturally provide. But did you know Adaptogens can do so much more than that? AND there are many more adaptogens than the few I mentioned. In this post you can find out all the different adaptogens and what each of their benefits are. What are Adaptogens? In case you aren’t already aware of adaptogens, or you’ve heard of them but don’t know what they are, here’s the lowdown. Adaptogens are natural medicines, herbs and roots from plants that…

  • Herbal tea recipies
    Holistic remedies,  Recipes

    Herbal tea recipes to cure all your ailments

    Whether it’s a cup first thing in the morning to prepare you for the day, numerous cups to break up the day, or a calming mug as part of your evening routine to get you read for bed. Tea has become a kind of ritual. And with everyone having a very particular way they prefer their tea. It’s a very personal one at that.. The preparation, adding the water, holding that hot comforting mug in your hands. It’s also a kind of meditation. A few minutes of peace out of your normal day to day. You can make that cup of tea even better for you by using one, or…

  • effects of refined sugar
    Health & wellbeing,  Lifestyle

    Lets talk about sugar…

    Refined sugar is one of THE worst things you can consume for inflammation. I was, and still am, one of the worst for my sweet tooth. I think people fall into two categories when it comes to all that is sweets, chocolate and desserts. Most people I’ve met tend to be either savoury or sweet; you either have that sweet weakness you always crave, or a complete take it or leave it attitude to chocolate and would much rather snack on crisps or some similar savoury snack. ( there is also a third category though, those strange people who don’t even like chocolate at all!) Shock horror. That being said,…