According to Carl Rogers the founder of person centred psychotherapy “As no one else can know how we perceive, we are the best experts on ourselves”. Initially I struggled with this concept thinking “how can this be true, I’ve listened to specialists throughout my life and they have never encouraged me to think of myself Read More
What is leaky gut and what causes it? Leaky gut is a condition where the gut wall has been damaged by a variety of causes, such as pathogens, inflammatory foods, alcohol or prescription medications. The symptoms can present as many different issues, or in some cases may not occur at all. The most common symptoms Read More
Stepping out of autopilot and a cortisol fueled existence and embracing every aspect of reality has truly transformed my life. Five years prior to finding mindfulness and beginning my practice I worked as part of the senior leadership team in a large, tough inner city secondary comprehensive school, a school located in one of the Read More
What are essential oils? An essential oil is a liquid that is generally distilled by steam or water from the leaves, stems, flowers, barks or roots of a plant.
As the natural world begins to shift towards a time of retreating and regrouping, try this Ayurvedic daily self-care prescription, the Dinacharya, to reinspire your self care practice and stave off that cold weather lethargy; Step 1. Wake up before dawn! This might seem like a tricky starting point but according to Doshic theory between Read More
A timeline of herbal medicines from 2800 B.C. to 2000 A.D.
Nik Shuliahin What happened to the notion that life and work should be enjoyable and happy experiences? When was the last time you met anybody that is completely at ease yet fully engaged with his/hers existence, work and life? Stress and its effects are now permeating our daily lives to such degree that they are Read More
Eddy Klaus Today we take colour for granted. When it comes to colour we place more emphasis on fashion and interior design. But you may be surprised to know that colour as a healing tool has been in existence for thousands of years, but like many of our holistic therapies they have slipped by the Read More
What is a placenta? Well… it’s your baby’s first source of nutrition. The morning sickness that 75% of women experience, is the placenta developing to provide your baby with all the important hormones and nutrition it needs to grow for the next few months. Nowadays, after your baby is delivered the placenta is disposed of Read More
Placenta encapsulation has grown in popularity and is starting to appear more frequently in the media and mainstream conversation. Many well know women such as Mayim Bialik, Alicia Silverstone and January Jones, have chosen to encapsulate their placentas to support themselves through the 4th trimester. To me the idea that the organ that enables your Read More