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Ten Steps for Happy Children: Part 1

Clever kids student group at school classroom
On July 1st, 2016

Do you, or someone you know, have children that never seem to be happy? Many children today are lost in an immersive world of social media, online gaming, and insufficient time to enjoy their childhood years. This however, does not … Continue reading » »

Word Jam ® – Dutch Apple Cake & Winter Reading

Dutch Apple Cake by Ria Legdeur. Photo: Renee @ Word Jam
On June 30th, 2016

Winter is such a delicious season for snuggling inside devoting hours to a session of Word Jam - that’s a jam session for lovers of reading, writing, word puzzles or listening to gorgeous songs. I love to indulge when reading: whether … Continue reading » »

8 Essential Ingredients for Yoga that Calms

On June 29th, 2016

Have you heard of restorative yoga? It’s the chilled-out, relaxed cousin of the more vigorous styles of yoga that may spring to mind when you think of ‘yoga’. Most yoga classes move through a sequence of active poses, and conclude … Continue reading » »

Spirit Sorbet ~ How to Prepare Chinese Medicine Herbs – Part 2

Raw TCM Herbs. Photo: Renee @ Spirit Sorbet
On June 28th, 2016

In Part 1 of this post, I looked at five amazing benefits of using traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and raw herbs for healing and wellbeing. Part 2 is a step-by-step look at the ease and benefits of decocting your own … Continue reading » »

Thought control and emotions

Thought control affects you mentally, emotionally and physically
On June 23rd, 2016

So what are some of the devices you can use for positive thought control? If you are continually sending out negative thoughts and they disturb you one device is to start by saying out loud to yourself the words ‘cancel, cancel’. Or even ‘cancel that thought’. Your mind knows very well the word ‘cancel’ and will neutralize that negative thought and energy. Or you can substitute that negative thought with a positive image of you winning that prize. It may seem difficult and a bit weird at first but after a while you will find your mind will start to do that on it’s own because you have trained it that way. Continue reading » »

Protein and its importance for your health

protein and your health wellbeing jun 2016
On June 16th, 2016

Protein is important in your diet because it is the basis of healthy cells, strong muscles, good performance and building up the body. The mix of protein and carbohydrates is also important because if this is not in balance over a period of time you will become unhealthy. Too much or too little protein can make you ill so what is the balance we need? Continue reading » »

5 reasons why discomfort is your friend

friends resized
On June 15th, 2016

I often see wonderful people shying away from opportunities or avoiding what they know in their heart they should do, because of the associated discomfort. The discomfort I’m talking about is anything that is emotionally uncomfortable. It could be anxiety, … Continue reading » »

Calm a cranky lower back with ‘knees to chest’ pose

On June 13th, 2016

Ouch – lower back pain! Whether it shows up as ongoing pain or acute niggles from carrying kids, lifting too much or a long drive, many of us will experience a cranky lower back every so often. Apart from the … Continue reading » »

Create a calm morning – tonight!

Overnight Oats
On June 1st, 2016

Aahhhh… A morning that runs to plan: everyone fed, cleaned, happy and ready to leave the house intact and on time for a busy day at school/work/running errands etc.  However, the best intentions for a calm and easeful day can … Continue reading » »

Let go to move forward: 12 steps to overcome past hurts

On June 1st, 2016

I’ve recently been asked for some help around letting go of past hurts. We’ve probably all had a relationship that has ended painfully, whether it’s with a best friend, a friend, a family member or a partner. They may have … Continue reading » »