• 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Tips on how to quiet an anxious mind
    Herbal Remedies,  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…

  • Mindfulness tips to get you through a bad day
    Herbal Remedies,  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…

  • what is perfection_mindfulness tips
    Mind & Body,  Mindfulness

    What is perfection?

    What is perfect and when did we decide that it was something to strive for and only when we get there will we be truly happy?? Honestly, the more I learn and absorb and expand, the more I realise ‘perfect’ is a load of b.s!! No one is perfect. Ever. Life by definition is messy, and that’s just how it’s…

  • Be kind to yourself_mindfulness
    Mindfulness

    Be kind to yourself (its ok to rest!)

    Being human is hard. We definitely aren’t perfect, any of us. And yet why do we give ourselves such a hard time if we don’t do, or act, like we think we should? I have, as we speak, taken a few days away from social media. Instagram in particular. Because I found myself being unnecessarily hard on my body, my…

  • Everyday Mindfulness_Peonies
    Mind & Body,  Mindfulness

    Everyday Mindfulness…

    I’m sure by now you have heard of mindfulness. It definitely seems to be having its moment in the spotlight – not necessarily a bad thing, as it means there’s plenty of information available for you. Personally, mindfulness is something I have been practising since I was diagnosed with my illness nearly 5 years ago. When you have a limited…