What Is Gratitude? This might seem like a bit of a dumb question given the fact that we’re all here to talk about it, but ‘gratitude’ is a relatively easy concept to misunderstand. The Oxford English Dictionary defines ‘gratitude’ as: “The quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.” Pretty … Continue reading Growing Grateful
It’s a busy world. You fold the laundry while keeping one eye on the kids and another on the television. You plan your day while listening to the radio and commuting to work, and then plan your weekend. But in the rush to accomplish necessary tasks, you may find yourself losing your connection with the … Continue reading Lets Talk Mindfulness
You may be aware of the health benefits of Reflexology but don’t have the time to pop in to Wabi-Sabi Holistic Therapy for a reflexology session. What if I told you, you can have access to the benefits of reflexology to help reduce your holiday stress, right at your finger tips, without having to find the time to pop in to see me. Hand and foot Reflexology self-care can be a quick and easy ‘pick me up’ that you can do anywhere and I mean anywhere; sat in the park watching your children, on the sofa after a long day or sat on a aeroplane heading towards your holiday.
Chi Kung (also known as Gi Gong) is a marvelous form of mind-body exercise, as it combines breathing techniques with precise movements and mental concentration. If you practice chi kung regularly, you will reap many benefits; your energy levels will increase while your stress levels fall, improvement in flexibility and inner focus. As well improved concentration and even an increase in creativity and inspiration.
We have all heard of the famous expression “you are what you eat”, but can mindful eating really alter the way you think, behave and feel? As winter approaches, it is no secret that we are more likely to binge on our favourite comfort foods and probably less likely to burn it off, but these winter treats could be giving us more than we hoped for, causing us to feel tired, sluggish and generally low.
In fact more and more people are reporting they are feeling more and more tired because the environment we live in has changed but the human body has not changed at all! Now this could be because modern technology is the ‘new convenience’ but at the same time it causes a consistent amount of distractions which results in relaxation time (or down time) for our mind, body and spirit a thing of rarity.
Do you feel a strong need to pick your skin, pull your hair or bite your nails? Nervous habits such as these can also be called Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviours or BFRBs for short and can individually or collectively be detrimental to our body, daily life and self-esteem.
Drumbeats fill in the air from the native Indians, chants from the Shamans, melodies of Mozart and the simple genital lullabies our mother sang to us to help us fall asleep. Music, sound, rhythm has engulfed us all since the beginning of time, with our lives being surrounded by one massive sound track, within us, uniting and guiding us to heal our mind, body and spirit.
For centuries aromatherapy has been a key component of traditional healing growing into mainstream wellness that leverages the benefits of essential oils from biomedical uses to natural skincare. While most complex aromatic remedies are best left to aromatherapists, building a starter kit with a few fundamental essential oils will help you incorporate aromatherapy into your everyday life and open you to a whole new world of aromatic therapy.
Home cooked food is one of the fundamental ways that bring people together and in my family home there is always soul warming, slowly cooking ready to bring everyone together to enjoy a heart warming feast. This act of eating together triggers the endorphins in the brain, which plays an important role in social bonding. With everyone sitting around the dining table enjoying each other others company over a home cooked meal helps us to create a social net work that not only has a profound effect on our health but also creates memories we will look back on over and over again throughout the years.