Winter flu’s blues and chills…

Oh my gosh so I am thinking we are definitely within the depth of winter with so many people feeling the chills of colds, flu’s, viruses, bacteria’s and all of those other winter nasty’s. I am certain all of my friends have the bugs at the moment. So this blog is just a quick one […]

Nourishing Wisdom

Last week I introduced the concept of food energetics, and today I would like to explore this further. Most people think of food in terms of micro and macro nutrients, with some preferring to eat a diet high in fat and low carbohydrate or alternatively choosing to eat a paleo diet or any other diet […]

Are we looking at nutrition all wrong?

Food Energetics “Food has more than fuel – it is living experience incarnate” Steve Gagne Recently I came across an interesting book Food Energetics: The Spiritual, Emotional, and Nutritional Power of What We Eat, by Steve Gagne. Steve looks at the principal – we eat according to who we are, nourishing our qualities and limitations with foods […]

Families…

This blog this week is more or a personal reflection on families and the role they play in influencing your life either good or bad… My mum is the eldest of a family of 8 siblings and in the past three months two of her siblings have died of cancer. I attended my uncle’s funeral […]

Winter Solstice & How To Love Winter

If you had asked me some years ago, what words I would use to describe winter they would have been darkness, cold, isolation and a yearning for something different. Perhaps, one could say that maybe on some level they aligned with my state of mind. This year feels different – winter feels more like stillness, […]

The power of smell

Hippocrates the father of modern medicine said that, ” the way to health is to have an aromatic bath and scented massage every day”.  He recognised that inhaling certain aromatic substances offered protection from contagious diseases, and the use of essential oils is known to have a positive effect on blood circulation, which helps deliver nutrients to […]

Lemon & Honey Detox Balls

  I am not going to lie to you, this week has been very full on and busy, juggling full-time work and continued study can be a little challenging at times. What if I told you in my weakest, most sleep deprived moments I was reaching for the nearest pick me up, coffee, sugar, chocolate! […]

Tips to generating willpower

Willpower is the motivation to exercise will, ie to chose consciously. Sometimes called determination, drive, self-discipline, it is the putting off of short term satisfaction for long term gain. Many of us think that we could improve our lives if only we had more of that mysterious thing called willpower. With more self-control we would […]