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Christmas fare

Remove the Festive Guilt

In this run-up to Christmas, I want to talk to you about the word ‘Guilt’. This is a word I hear a lot and people saying “I feel guilty about eating this, I feel guilty for having drunk that, I feel guilty for doing X, Y or Z.” We seem to carry a lot of […]

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Thankful

Giving thanks – the benefit of gratitude

The Thanksgiving Holiday in the USA started as a time to give thanks for survival and a good harvest. So, November is timely to consider how we can all contemplate this concept of giving thanks in our modern life. It’s the perfect time to consider the mental health benefits of gratitude. Plus how to enhance […]

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Zeus

Grief comes in many forms…

We share the saddest news – our beloved Zeus passed away on Sunday, 6th October. He was such a loving soul & we miss him terribly! After a short battle with an aggressive tumour, he passed away peacefully at home cradled in my arms. It all happened so quickly! I am still in shock and […]

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soda drinks

Artificial Sugars vs Gut Health

I’m a big believer in how our gut health affects our wellbeing. And we’ve blogged previously about what foods to avoid to keep a healthy microbiome (See ‘What should I eat for a healthy gut?’) This mentions to stay away from sugar as it feeds the bad bacteria in our digestive system. But what about […]

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lying in the sun

What makes a good sunscreen? – part 1

With summer here and holidays in the sun planned, we turn to buying sunscreens and the question arises: What is a good sunscreen? In my research into this question, I realise that this is not a simple question! My quest for an answer takes me through the following journey: Why do we use sunscreen? We […]

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yoga outside under the sun

Be Healthy with Vitamin D

It’s now officially summer here in the UK. This brings the longer, sunnier days and the desire to soak up some sunshine and warmth. Which brings us back to the question: Is it healthy to be out in the sun? The answer – YES! Sunshine has great health benefits, including that it’s the best way […]

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challenge yourself

Face your Fear…

“We do not fear the unknown. We fear what we think we know about the unknown.” ~ Teal Swan. Fear of losing someone we love, fear of failing, fear of starting something new, fear of embarrassment, fear of expressing our true selves. Fear is our biggest obstacle in life that holds us back from our […]

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Time heals all wounds

Choosing to Heal Now…

“We do not heal the past by dwelling there; we heal the past by living fully in the present.” ~Marianne Williamson. This week I would like to talk to you about the concept of being in the moment. You would have heard about being present and how important it is. What I want to do, […]

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raw chocolate brownies

Healthy Chocolate for you…

With Easter just gone and International Mother’s Day this weekend, it’s an easy time to over-load on chocolate!  We’re not against a bit of indulging but how many of us feel the negative effects of too much chocolate? The problem is not the actual ‘chocolate’ because that’s got a lot of good beneficial things in […]

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