When we think about trauma we usually think about the 'big' things. But sometimes seemingly simple situations can teach our children things that can have far reaching consequences and teach our children a lot about how what to expect from life
What was your first thought when you saw the image at the top of this page? Kind looks like a very privileged dog eating in a throne like chair doesn’t it? But first impressions can be deceiving. In fact this image has to do with a rare and life threatening condition
Adding these seven simple foods to your diet will improve the function of your brain while supporting your body to be healthier. And don’t forget to add a sprinkling of joy and happiness to truly bring your body and brain to life!
This is a story about a wild cat and her kittens. Sadly, we have a lot of wild cats where we live and although I love all animals, these cats are a real nuisance. But one particular cat reminded me how important it is to have empathy for every living creature no matter how annoying they may appear.
If you’re one of the millions of people who suffer with chronic pain on a daily basis, then your life is already affected. In mainstream medicine the focus on a diagnosis (many people never get one) and the treatment that is available is almost always pain management through medication. But pain is not a random event – it’s there for a reason.
I understand that women have been marginalised for centuries – I’m a woman myself, but if we truly want equality, then concentrating on our separateness makes no sense. Women have fought for decades to have the same rights and opportunities as men and in some ways there is still a way to go.
Do you give yourself a hard time when you have a day when you don’t feel okay? You know, those days when you feel sad, tired, uncreative or just plain exhausted? There’s nothing you can put your finger on … you’re just having one of those days. I have those days too and I don’t like them any more than you probably do. We’re so used to ‘doing’
Is a sugar tax the answer to the obesity epidemic? With the number of obesity related hospital admissions in UK having more than doubled over the past four years, the Sugar Tax which comes into force today, is the government’s weapon of choice in an anti-obesity drive. The sugar tax has been hotly debated over the past couple
Do you know that every organ and gland in your body is related to a particular emotion? It’s as if your body has is a relay system that lets you know what you’re feeling by demonstrating pain or illness in the related part of your body. It’s feeding back to you to let you know that what you’re feeling is harming you. Amazing huh?
Does it feel like no matter what you do, you just can’t lose weight or if you do, it jumps right back on again the minute you stop the restrictive diet you’ve put yourself on? You are not alone. Many people are in despair, desperation or have simply given up on their dream of being their ideal size. But I want to let you into a secret.
Every pet parent wants only the best for their companion animal and I’m sure you’re no exception. But how do you know what the ‘best’ is? How do you sift through the latest fad or the latest ‘research’ to find what is exactly right for your furbaby? The answer is obvious to me. Ask them! But then, I’m the animal translator
Some people believe that the world just is the way it is, that bad things happen, that old age and illness always go together and that life is meant to be endured rather than enjoyed. And other people believe that the world is a beautiful place, that you can be healthy for your entire life and that life is a joyous journey to be savoured. Who is right?
Over time, as our bodies are introduced to many virus and bacteria, our brains do a wonderful job of keeping everything in alignment and working in the best way possible. It regulates our hormone levels, triggers the appropriate immune response to potential threats and lets our body move as we desire. Until, at some point, our brain becomes overwhelmed
If you’re anything like me, you probably love sweet things like pancakes. But of course you will also have heard that sugar is unhealthy, wheat is not good and that you should avoid cow’s milk. There goes all the yummy desserts, right? Actually, no! There are many ways you can satisfy your sweet tooth AND eat healthily. You can choose alternatives that are yummy
If you’ve ever tried to lose weight or get healthier by choosing a specific diet, you’ll know they all have one thing in common. They limit you to a very narrow range of foods. Many people follow the latest ‘hip’ or ‘trendy’ diet in an attempt to become slimmer or healthier but here’s the thing. Nobody talks about the energy behind the function of eating.
I was scrolling my newsfeed the other day when an interesting post caught my attention and I decided to share it with you. The author of this analogy is unknown but the power of it is undisputed. Imagine that you won the following prize in a contest: Each morning your bank would deposit $86,400 in your personal account for your exclusive use. What would you do?
We’ve all experienced times when it feels like our life is on repeat. You keep falling in love with the wrong person, in every job there’s a boss who treats you like a slave, those new friends you make keep betraying you and that migraine keeps showing up just when you have weekend plans! So what's going on? Why do the same results show up over and over again?
What if there are ways to improve your health that don’t cost a fortune or take years of treatment with no certain outcome? Perhaps you don’t believe you deserve healing. Or perhaps the only time you receive attention is when you’re sick. Maybe being ill is the only way for you to experience the love and care that you desire. What do you have to gain?
Today I’d like to speak to all the people who are using ‘their story’ as a way of marketing on Facebook. I understand that every marketing guru tells you to share your story as a way of attracting your client or customer to you. But I’m seeing heart-breaking stories everywhere in my Facebook feed. Some sound like a marketing spiel rather than a true life experience.
When you want to add more vegetable to your diet you not only need to know they are good for you but also that they taste great. Artichokes are an amazing source of vitamins and minerals, contain a quarter of your recommended daily fibre intake and taste amazing. Combined with cashew nuts and garlic for extra health benefits, this recipe is absolutely delicious.