• Spring Detox Recipe
    Mind & Body,  Nutrition

    Eating Seasonally for Spring

    The 19th March marked the first day of spring in the northern hemisphere and we were lucky enough to get a day of warmth and sunshine. The change in season marks a change not only in the weather and the plants that grow, but also the foods we should be eating. Changing the foods you eat with the seasons is…

  • Living With ME,  Mind & Body

    The mental & emotional effects of illness

    The emotional, spiritual, and mental side of an illness, any illness, are often overlooked. Whether that be the causing factors that led to you getting sick in the first place, or the aftermath a long term or serious health issue can often have on your emotional and mental state. The fact is an illness is never just physical. Or just…

  • Mind & Body

    Everyday Acts of Self-Care

    I wrote previously about having a self-care ritual and a daily or morning routine that is tailored to nurturing your self-care and self-love. The other aspect of self-love that I haven’t mentioned yet (and that I also think is extremely important) are the everyday acts of self-care you perform for yourself. Everyday acts of self-care come from knowing yourself, your…

  • Healing,  Living With ME,  Mind & Body

    Why Forgiveness Can Help You Heal

    There are many aspects of forgiveness and living with past hurts. Some of which are often rooted deep in our subconscious or have become situations and events we do not want to deal with or look back on. Forgiving others & inflicted past hurts, but also forgiving yourself. When it comes to health and our emotional and physical well being…

  • Mind & Body,  Natural skincare

    Natural Winter Skincare | How I look after my skin

    Winter can be brutal on our skin. The cold, the wind, the changes from outdoor to indoor temperatures. They can all dry your skin out and just generally confuse your skin and body causing breakouts, eczema, chapped skin and all sorts of other skin problems. Here is my natural Winter Skincare. How I look after my skin through Winter using…

  • Mind & Body

    Create your Own Self-Care Practice

    Self-care is such a really important aspect of your health and wellbeing. Staying balanced and looking after your whole health — mind, emotions, spirit and body. Everyone needs to stop and rest. We are taught, especially women, to give, to nurture. But in reality everything is an ebb and flow. No-one can keep giving without rest, without first giving to…

  • Mind & Body

    10 Things to do Now for the Best Start to 2020 !

    While I don’t believe you have to wait until the start of a new year to make changes for the better, there is something about starting a new year that is like a fresh white page full of possibilities and hope.   10 Things to do Now for the Best Start to 2020 It is always tempting to set big…

  • Mind & Body,  Mindfulness

    How to have a happy period

    So far in this little mini-series we have covered Natural remedies for period pain , How to balance your PMS mood & emotions and How to Balance your hormones naturally. What I’ve tried to cover are hopefully the key and most predominant symptoms– the pain and emotional rollercoaster, before diving deeper into the more ‘long term’ solution of balancing your…

  • How to balance your mood and emotions during PMS
    Herbal Remedies,  Mind & Body

    How to balance your PMS mood & emotions

    Your hormones have a powerful effect on your emotions. Low oestrogen (or low oestrogen levels compared to progesterone) can lead to depression in women — and is the main culprit when it comes to postpartum depression. At the same time low progesterone levels can also have a negative effect and cause many of your mood & emotion related issues. As…

  • Natural remedies for period pain herbal tea
    Herbal Remedies,  Mind & Body

    Natural remedies for period pain

    There are many elements contributing to a woman’s monthly moon cycle that can make it uncomfortable. Most of these are caused by an imbalance of hormones. Over the next few weeks I will be writing a mini-series covering all things period & PMT. But here I will cover all the natural remedies for period pain, to make your monthly cycle…