• 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…

  • 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 supposed to be. Without the messy less than perfect moments we wouldn’t be able to fully appreciate the times of happiness, joy and success. Just because an air brushed image of a person in a magazine looks like they are perfect in every way. It doesn’t mean that’s what the…

  • 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 ‘achievements’, and generally feeling pretty sh*t about myself. So much so that it’s inspired my last two posts (you can read the first here). I’ll admit they are more pep talks to myself. But I hope that you can find some use in reading them too. It’s ok to need…

  • comparison complex and success on your own terms
    Herbal Remedies

    Comparison complex

    When you are struggling with a mental or physical health condition or even something deeply traumatic and emotional it is far too easy to look at other people and compare (what I call the comparison complex). You see them going about their daily lives, seemingly with ease, and wish ‘why can’t I just do things normal people can do’. The same can be said for the internet world. As much as I love social media and the web and it’s ability to form communities, build friendships and give people access to support and advice they may not otherwise have been able to find, as well as giving us creatives an…