Beating Food Addiction

  “If you’re overweight, there’s a good chance that you’re addicted to certain foods and perhaps don’t know it. But it’s not your fault. You are not gluttonous, weak-willed, or a bad person. Food addiction is usually framed as an emotional issue, but it is in fact largely a biochemical problem.To put it bluntly, your Continue reading »

Walnuts!

Did you know, a handful of walnuts can help you get to sleep? Walnuts are a good source of tryptophan, a sleep-enhancing amino acid that helps make serotonin and melatonin, the “body clock” hormone that sets your sleep-wake cycles.  Additionally, University of Texas researchers found that walnuts contain their own source of melatonin, which may help Continue reading »

Silence is important for our brain

Science says that silence is much more important to our brain than we think.  This is a fascinating article…personally speaking, I find that I need some silence each day or I become very stressed…looks like here’s the answer why!

Have you ever tried meditation?

  Headspace is meditation made simple. Using their app and online techniques they make it easy-to-learn, fun-to-do, and relevant to your everyday life.  This animation explains the thinking behind meditation; it’s helped me a lot over the years, so whether your feeling overloaded, or simply aware of underlying stress that you’d like to address, then give this Continue reading »

Reflexology, a first for Hannah!

  Hannah, a local lifestyle and beauty blogger had never experienced a complementary therapy before, and wasn’t a “foot person” so her first session of Reflexology came as quite a surprise!  Hannah comments “…I felt extremely relaxed, to the point I could have quite happily fallen asleep. Having Cat touch my feet wasn’t ticklish as I Continue reading »

5 things that meditation taught me about parenting

This is a nice reminder of how meditation can help in so many areas of our lives, including parenting.  I’ve been using the Headspace meditation Ap for a few years now and we read here how meditation can help even with parenting.  Just 10 minutes a day is all you need, and the commitment to Continue reading »

Hot Stone Reflexology

Watch this hot stone reflexology treatment courtesy of the Association of Reflexologists, it’s making me feel so relaxed just watching…!  Hot Stone Reflexology uses basalt stones, which are warmed and then applied to the feet in flowing movements.  The session is a little different to normal reflexology as the focus here is deep relaxation using stones rather Continue reading »

Mother’s Day is coming up!

Mother’s Day is on Sunday, March 6th…do you need an idea to treat your Mum? Giving a reflexology voucher is a special way to indulge your Mum and is the ultimate stress reliever.  My Mother’s Day sessions are enhanced, starting off with an indulgent aromatherapy foot bath which encourages maximum relaxation before they lie on Continue reading »