Health and beauty

Anger - Spring Wood Element

Anger - Spring Wood Element

Oh Spring how we love you! The promise of warmer brighter days after the hibernation of winter. New growth everywhere you look, and even within ourselves we can feel renewed motivation and a pull to start taking action.

With the brighter days comes the need to clean the house, air it out after months of it being closed up. Persians even celebrate their New Year on the first day of spring.

Iranians today continue the practice of "khooneh tekouni" which means shaking of the house. It's to cleanse the house, rid it of bad luck from last year...


Why An Attitude Of Gratitude Will Change Your Life – 5 Easy Steps To Getting There

Why An Attitude Of Gratitude Will Change Your Life – 5 Easy Steps To Getting There

You’ve heard the expression ‘Count your blessings’ and when tragedy strikes we do recall what we are grateful for.

We clearly see what we have and we hold it close.

Having an attitude of gratitude or a grateful mindset is when you don’t need to count the blessings, your blessings are your platform for life and you step into each day, from there.

So, instead of approaching tasks or work with a mindset of ‘I have to…’ you say ‘I get to …’

This simple attitude shift allows a feeling of opportunity, hope and positivity.

A...


Self Care Tips for Busy Working Women

Self Care Tips for Busy Working Women

This week we are joined by Vicky Shilling from The Flourishing Pantry. Vicky is a coach for wellness entrepreneurs. She has a great way of breaking down all those things that are overwhelming and showing you how to push aside the big tasks and break them down into little ones that actually work. I have done a number of Vicky's challenges and online classes and she just makes things seem so much easier than we make it out to be. Vicky and I connected back at the beginning of our social media days and had the...


Fear - Winter Water Element

Fear - Winter Water Element

We are now well and truly in the depths of Winter, rugged up and hibernating. Eating warmer and more dense foods, maybe taking some weekend naps, saying no to social events. We have moved out of the Metal Element of Autumn and drop down into the Water Element of Winter. And Amanda from Auricfields Kinesiology is helping us understand the physical and emotional aspects of this season. 

The movement of water is inward. It’s a yin element. Water will always find the lowest point and come to rest.

It is...


Busy is the New Black

Busy is the New Black

Ask someone these days how they are and the universal answer is "busy". There are variations on this - super busy, crazy busy, really busy, SO busy. Super busy is even in the dictionary. But to me, whatever the variation, they all fall into the same category of the most overused words of this decade.

Foodie. Journey. Unique. Authentic. Amazing. BUSY. 

Life is busy. It's true. We all work, either out of the home or in the home. We have family commitments, friendships to cherish.  Hobbies to attend to. Exercise regimes to maintain. Play dates for our kids, or...