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Labour pains and natural birth

Labour pains and natural birth
On October 13th, 2015

During pregnancy acupuncture can be used to assist the mother to learn to be calmer and relax as well as strengthen her body for the delivery. There are also acupressure points that can be used to assist with labour pains when in the delivery room. Similarly with hypnosis I have had many people come to me to learn relaxation and breathing techniques, meditation and experience hypnosis for me to assist them to have easier deliveries once labour pains begin. Many women especially when having their first child are scared and don’t know what to expect. Having the backup of techniques which are more in their control as well as the backup of the medical profession can be very reassuring. Women who prefer natural childbirth need these tools to be able to have happy, safe deliveries for themselves and their babies. Continue reading » »

Global Diaspora Week 11-17 Oct.

On October 13th, 2015

    This week, from 11-17 October, 2015, is Global Diaspora Week. The United States Department of State announced the week to celebrate the fact that the country is home to more than 230 million people who live outside of … Continue reading » »

Sandalwood essential oil – for body, mind and spirit

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On October 12th, 2015

Sandalwood essential oil is truly an oil that works at all levels: body, mind and spirit. It’s use is recorded in Ayurvedic medicine as well as in the De Materia Medica (Europe’s first medical reference dating back to AD 78). Continue reading » »

Yoga or Pilates – which one is for you?

On October 8th, 2015

Let me say this first: Yoga and Pilates are both forms of “whole body” exercise, and therefore, I’m in love with both of them. They’ve both got their benefits and their nuances, therefore some people will be better suited to … Continue reading » »

Journey to wellness: tuna ceviche with citrus & passionfruit

Tuna Ceviche with Citrus & Passionfruit
On October 4th, 2015

Tuna ceviche with citrus & passionfruit Serves 4 – 6 as an entrée I have adapted this recipe from Rick Stein who first had the genius idea of putting tuna, lime and passionfruit together. It is a burst of flavor … Continue reading » »

How do I get more vitamin D – and why should I care?

On September 28th, 2015

Vitamin D is very important. It is crucial in maintaining healthy bones because it facilitates the absorption of calcium into our bodies. Calcium is a mineral which hardens our bones so, without it, our bones become brittle and weak. It … Continue reading » »

Love is not always love

Love, relationships, abuse, hardship, family, joy, grief, heart
On September 20th, 2015

All this in the name of love. So when is love not love? I would like to suggest that love is not love if more often there is pain and grief rather than joy. Examples of this are times when someone cheats on a partner to fulfil their own selfish needs and then, out of a greediness, returns to the person they cheated on with the words ‘’but I love you”. Often the partner forgives them and takes them back only to be left never trusting that person and the relationship is never the same. Worse still are couples or families that live arguing day in and day out about all manner of different things – jobs, health, money and each day becomes a chore to live together. The sad side of this is that the children of such a relationship learn to fight and to follow their parents’ example often. They believe that this example is what a relationship is about. Continue reading » »

Gratitude Buddha Bowl

On September 19th, 2015

Do you make Buddha Bowls? What is a Buddha Bowl, you may ask? A bowl depicting Buddha, no, not really, but it can be. A Buddha Bowl is the simplest, most nourishing and most colourful food you can have in … Continue reading » »

Quarterzone? Cortisone? What is it anyway?

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On September 18th, 2015

Here’s my opinion regarding a common misconception about Cortisone (or, Quarterzone as lots of people mispronounce it!) There are a few different types of anti-inflammatory medications, and cortisone is just one type. Cortisone is a type of steroid. This particular … Continue reading » »

Black sapote & coconut puddings: journey to wellness

Black Sapote & Coconut Puddings
On September 13th, 2015

Black Sapote and Coconut Puddings Serves 2 I try not to use exotic ingredients that are difficult to source but I couldn’t resist posting a recipe using black sapote which I picked up on a recent road trip through Carnarvon. … Continue reading » »