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Letting go, emotional baggage, gratitude

Not sure if it something to do with moving into my more mature years, some people might say “old age” or whether it is all the work I have been doing on myself regarding letting go. What do I mean by letting go? The opposite of letting go, is to hold on, so let’s start with that question first – What things do we hold on to?


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Mental health and Brain Health

Again, this year I attended the Integrative Personalised Medicine congress held in London at the Queen Elizabeth centre. The day I attended was focused to mental health and what is being termed “mental psychiatry”. There was a plethora of wonderful speakers, including medical doctors such as Dr Ali Ajaz MD, Dr Uma Naidoo, Dr Georgia Ede as well functional medicine doctors and a wide range of professionals offering natural approaches and therapies. Wonderful Professor Kerry Bone presented on his favourite herbs to support the return to mental wellness.


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I Am Worthy

Recently when listening to a conversation between two people, one of them said, “I am worthy” and this resonated deeply with me. I then started to analyse why this phrase and not a similar phrase, such as “I am enough,” or “I deserve to be loved,” both of which are powerful sentences in their own right. On analysing my response and why this sentence carries so much power, I began to raise several questions to understand more deeply:

  1. What does it mean to be worthy?
  2. What is it that I am worthy of?
  3. How does this affect my life?
  4. What would this mean to others?



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natures secret, the stinging nettle

Nature provides everything that we need to nourish the body physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. While the humble stinging nettle might not be appealing to most as one of nature’s foods, it comes at the right time of year to lift winter sluggishness and provide nourishment for mind and body.


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Spring is in the air - time to boost your endorphins

Chris Evans on his breakfast show this morning was talking about how the air feels different today, Thursday 7th March. After some discussion with his fellow team members summarised the conversation with “Spring is in the air.” I agree, looking around Hawthorn is showing first leaves, the Blackthorn is in full blossom, Daffodils abound trumpeting the announcement of spring and this week at 6am there is already the first signs of light. Waking up in the darkness was beginning to take its toll. 


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Why consult a naturopath

Naturopathy is a holistic approach through the art of things natural to address health and wellbeing of both body and mind as well as your soul. More scientifically, according to the General Council and Register of Naturopaths, “Naturopathy is the art and science of disease diagnosis, treatment and prevention using natural therapies including: dietetics, botanical medicine, clinical nutrition, hydrotherapy, homeopathy, fasting, naturopathic manipulation, traditional Chinese medicine/acupuncture, exercise, lifestyle counselling, detoxification and chelation, environmental assessment and adjustment, spiritual healing, health promotion and disease prevention.” Quite a lot to get your head around, but just think of it as a holistic approach to all aspects of your wellbeing.


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new year new beginnings

New year is a time of excitement for many as we embrace the new year coming in, letting go of the old year and whatever that encompassed. 2023 was a difficult year for many, but with a new year beginning there is some hope and excitement for what 2024 will hold. Have you any plans, did you set New Year resolutions?


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5 tips for managing overwhelm with serentity

At this time of year many of us try to be the archetypal model of a swan, gracefully gliding over the surface whilst paddling like fury under the water line trying to get everything done both in the work environment and at home!  I can relate to this, especially with so many events that occur at this time of year one after another as well as trying to squeeze in all the end of year things that we feel have to get done.


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5 common kitchen herbs

How would you answer if I asked your question “What do you think are the top 5 herbs used in a home kitchen?” Many herbs would immediately spring to mind – oregano, parsley, ginger, rosemary, turmeric, thyme, basil, marjoram, cardamon, garlic and chilli. Perhaps not chilli, but as soon as you start to think about spices associated with a good curry, chilli would probably be the first spice you would think of.

Spices are also classified as herbs as both herbs and spices come from plants. Herbs tend to be from the fresh part of the plant – leaf and flower, while spices tend to be the root, bark, berries and seeds.


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Ever heard of microwave syndrome? It is nothing to do with cooking or reheating food, but rather a health syndrome that is connected to microwaves. This boils down to electromagnetic sensitivity. Microwave syndrome is characterised by a number of non-specific multiple organ symptoms typically including the central nervous system when in contact with electromagnetic frequencies.