Peace and Quiet

Moving house and cleaning out photos I found these newspaper articles: The story of Vipassana Meditation Retreat written by the Journalist and wordsmith Rachael Jansen…Timely.. as I’m travelling back for a three day refresher this weekend. If you are interested in meditation have a…

a focused presence

If I had been able to tell you then that you were beautiful, that you were strong, that you could manage all the suffering that was coming and do it all with grace, …but i wasn’t your mother, or lover or friend. As your…

Health Retreat? Here are 5 questions to ask yourself first.

Health Retreat

Thinking of venturing out to your first health retreat? How exciting and often overwhelming – there are so many amazing ones to choose from. From 10-day silent meditation health retreats which only cost a donation.  To mini 3-day, 5-star exclusive spas with gold laced…

Sugar Consumption and the Effect on Skin Conditions

Sugar Consumption and the Effect on Skin Conditions

Research shows that sugar consumption can be related to some skin conditions. It is common for teens age 13-19 to experience ‘Pimples’ or Acne Vulgaris, affecting 80-90% of this population – fortunately, it often resolves after the hormones of puberty settle down.  In our society…

Gut Gardening.. The Gut Microbiome | Dr Rach

Gut Microbiome

What exactly is the Milleau’ or the Gut Microbiome? Gut gardening – how to understand the gut microbiome.  This environment full of organisms helps in the digestion of certain kind of food when the stomach and small intestine are having difficulty in digesting consumed…

Start Up Tonic

start up tonic

It’s the small and seemingly unnoticed rituals that lead to habit and it’s the consistent practice of habits that can make all the difference to your overall state of wellbeing. The following ‘Start up Tonic’ is one of 8 wellness boosting habits that will…

Emotional Wellbeing and Hormones

As women, how do our hormones affect our emotional wellbeing?  Anyone who has suffered PMT, or knows a sister, flatmate or daughter can tell you… Its like jekyl and hyde! A very sweet lovely calm happy person becomes a snappy teary terror. The strange…

Sugar Addict? Yes you..

Sugar Addict – Yes that’s you! Can eating high sugar foods for 60 days cause fatty liver disease, an increase in belly fat, significant weight gain, lethargy, and mood swings? Yes absolutely. But the surprise in this story is the question. Can 60 days of eating low…

Melatonin for sleep – is chronic sleep deprivation making you sick?

Chronic sleep deprivation is causing havoc. Remember what happens to your body when you sleep? Your cells repair If you are young – you grow You regenerate You heal Neurotransmitters and hormones are produced packaged and ready for delivery Action potentials in cell membranes…

Diet Drinks Increase Waistline

I have a really interesting story to tell you about Diet sweeteners. This study reminded me, and its worth reading.   “Drinking Diet Soda Linked to a Widening Waistline With Age Authors of a a longitudinal cohort study showed that regular diet soda drinkers…