Tag: health

Essential Oils for Better Health

The benefits of natural plant oils have been recognized for more than 6,000 years not only for their appealing fragrances, but also for their healing and mood enhancing properties. Too often today’s lifestyle is overwhelmed by stress, pollution, unhealthy diet, and inactivity. Now we can benefit from natural oils in our daily lives, to encourage… Read more »

Manage Menopause Naturally

Many cultures celebrate the hormonal change as a dawn of a new era in a woman’s life, revering the wisdom that comes with the years, but we in the west tend to associate it with a period of ‘identity crisis’ and negative attitudes. Often called the change of life the menopause is a natural event…. Read more »

The Chakra balancing effect

Chakra is a Sanscrit word meaning wheels, and is often depicted in pictures and charts as the sun with rays, or wheel swith spokes. Legend has it that many thousands of years ago, the Aryan army invaded India and rode in chariots. The wheels of the chariots lit up with bright lights as the new… Read more »

A Pleasurable Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a wonderful time for many women and is considered one of the most exciting and pleasurable experiences we can have.  Many women ‘know’ when they are pregnant.  This intuitive feeling is probably due to the early outpouring of female hormones, followed by the production of human chorionic ‘gondotrophin’ by fetal tissues as soon… Read more »

Mind Over Matter – The practice of mindfulness meditation

‘As I began 2012 with the glorious birth of my first grandson, it suddenly dawned on me that all too often as we go through life, we lose the aliveness that glows in the face of a healthy infant’. It seems the wonders of our early childhood dimly fade as we conform to the standards… Read more »

‘All Knotted Up’ neck & shoulder muscular tension

We’ve all had the experience of tension in our shoulders only to find the tension radiating from a knot in a particular muscle. These muscle knots are painful to the touch and can feel like someone actually tied our muscles up. But what are they? Muscles that form knots are muscles that have gone into… Read more »

‘Less Stress More Balance’ – advice for a stress free lifestyle

We are all striving for a more balanced and less stressful life, to include time for work, family, relationships, relaxation, and fun. Managing stress is about taking charge of our thoughts, emotions, schedule, environment, and the way we deal with problems. Do we make excuses for coping with stress? Do we explain away stress as… Read more »

‘Talking Heads’ – manage and prevent headaches and migraines

My brain never shuts off! I’m always thinking of something, maybe its important, maybe it’s not! In any event there’s always stuff going on in my head and it can get very stressful, so much so that I get a headache.  Many of us will develop a headache at some stage, usually as a result of… Read more »

‘Breastfeeding made easy!’ – advice and tips for mums and babies

Breastfeeding isn’t always as easy or comes as naturally as everyone thinks. Having a constantly hungry crying baby can make any woman feel anxious.  It can sometimes be an emotional and physically painful time and good support is needed. Unfortunately there can be too many conflicting suggestions and pressures to keep up with other Mums…. Read more »