So #Lent has arrived and with it there will be many people who have made a conscious decision to change and will have given something up. For me, as well as choosing to remove sugar from my life – which will be a challenge, self -confessed sugar addict here, I usually make the decision to take the time to #payitforward and so 40 Days of Giving was created. 40 DAYS OF GIVING is the opportunity for you to also join me in paying it forward. Is there someone you know who has decided to make a life-lengthening decision and has
Self Care Isn’t Selfish, It’s Necessary How are you feeling now Christmas has been and gone and the New Year celebrations are over? It’s back to the ‘norm’ and it’s also that time of year when we often feel a slump in our energy. It’s common to catch a cold, turn to comfort food and lose focus on taking care of ourselves. It happens so easily. It is at this point, when you feel less inclined to take care of yourself that you really need to make self care a priority. It’s a little like the analogy of putting on
Do you feel overwhelmed and wish that the world would stop so you can get off just for a little while? Are you irritable and snappy with your family and friends? Does it feel like you have a perpetual cold that you just can’t seem to shift? Or is that Stomach acid just not going with the Ant-acids you’re gobbling like Smarties? I’ve been there and I know how you feel…. Before I worked for myself I worked in the NHS for a Primary Care Trust. In 2010 the Government decided that they would close the PCTs and transfer the
As I sit here writing this, it’s pouring down with rain and looking more like October than July. I’d like to lay blame at the builders across the street, ever since they started to work on the roof it’s done an awful lot of raining…. Anyway, onto the purpose of what I’m writing about this Tuesday afternoon in July – UV Awareness. From as long as I can remember I’ve always tried to get a tan. Sitting out in the garden with my mum, just lying there, which at the young age of around 6 years old was quite boring!
Balance & Harmony – It’s all about Reiki Reiki, you hear lots of people talking about it nowadays, but what is it? For me Reiki, pronounced Ray-Key, is a way of opening up to new depths of Spiritual Awareness. It’s not a Religion or a belief system, but a method of natural healing. I am attuned to the Usui practice of Reiki, which was re-discovered by Dr. Mikao Usui in Japan in the late 1800’s. Today, Reiki is a simple yet powerful way that you can bring both physical and emotional balance and harmony into your life, especially during stressful
Warm blessings to you at the start of 2016! I hope your Christmas and New Year festivities treated you well and that you didn’t suffer from too much over indulgence………. January is traditionally seen as the time to detox. We see so many adverts now of charities recruiting Dryathletes and various slimming programmes encouraging us to use this product/service to help lose weight. This made me think, is it time to Detox or is it time to make a permanent change? I’m not sure about the detox but certainly my body needs a break from all the rich food and
Before I go in depth about the benefits of Indian Head Massage I thought I’d explain a little bit about stress and the affects that it can have on our daily life. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, stress is ‘a pressure of load, weight, some adverse force or influence’, other definitions include ‘anxiety, burden, hassle, nervous tension, trauma’. Nowadays stress is not something that only business executives suffer from, it can come from many different sources and be equally debilitating in every case. Stress causes many physiological changes within the body. The adrenal glands produce extra adrenaline when under