• 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…

  • How the moon phases can affect your sleep
    Herbal Remedies

    How the moon can affect your sleep

    You know the moons gravity affects the pull of the tides, but do you know how the moon can affect your sleep too? When our bodies are made up mostly of water that shouldn’t really be such a surprise. I have struggled for a long time with my sleep patterns, I will sleep deeply and soundly for a few weeks and then for seemingly no reason I would struggle to sleep at all for days. This pattern kept repeating itself, and I finally worked out why.   How the moon affects you Those of us who are sensitive and in tune with things, and perhaps more prone to overthinking or…

  • 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 amount of energy to use you definitely have to think more about what you want to use that energy for. What you want to say yes and no to. But this practice, or life mindset applies whether you have an illness or not. What is Mindfulness In essence mindfulness is…

  • Simple tips to improve your day
    Mind & Body,  Mindfulness

    10 simple ways to improve your day

    Its so easy to get wrapped up in life. The next thing you have to do, the next place you have to be, or that thing that happened earlier that is still bugging you. We can all be guilty of the days passing, blurring one into the next without you realising or really noticing whats going on around you. We all need to take a moment to step off the hamster wheel and appreciate life a little bit more and be present in our days. 10 simple ways to improve your day There are hundreds of small things you can start to do that draw you into the present and…