Well Being

My Mental Health does not define me

My Mental Health does not define me Who can say life is easy? It’s not. It’s full of so many challenges and every time we learn the game, the rules change. Mental health issues run in the family but I never realised that I was a loaded gun that could…

Swimming with a Shark and another Cancer-versary

My name is Laura Moses and I’m 29 Years old. At the age of 26 I found out that I carried a BRCA 1 gene mutation. The year after this, I was diagnosed with stage 3 ovarian cancer. I had six cycles of chemotherapy, radical debulking surgery and one year of…

WELCOME TO THE POWER OF YOUR MIND

The day I discovered hypnotherapy, was the day I decided that a lot more people needed to know about it. Most importantly, I wanted people to know that ‘all hypnosis is self-hypnosis‘ in the wise words of my hypnotherapy teacher. That meant that every single one of us has the…

Start Early To Succeed

By “Get an early start” I do not mean get up before 6am, though for some people that does help with their productivity. For others, it just leaves them reaching for the coffee pot all day. In this case, by “Get an Early Start” I’m talking about starting a goal sooner…

How Positivity and Self-Help Could Improve Your Life

Over the past two decades, positive psychology has gained the support of the academia community and the general public and is now recommended as one of the best solutions for personal improvement. It is seen as the embodiment of happiness and a perfect route through which an individual can achieve…

Managing Symptoms of Fatigue and a Balanced Lifestyle.

Do you frequently suffer from Fatigue? Commonly described as tiredness, fatigue is a symptom experienced by a large percentage of the population. Fatigue accounts for 1 in 5 people at any one time and 1 in 10 people experience prolonged fatigue (Royal College of Psychiatrists). It is more prevalent in…

Be BRCA Aware • Ovarian Cancer Awareness

My name is Laura Moses. I am 29 years old. I am a primary school teacher, with a specialism in Modern Foreign Languages. Being able to expose young children to new languages and cultures is very exciting. At the age of 26 I found out that I carried a BRCA…

Aromatherapy • A Rose By Any Other Name Would Smell As Sweet

I know we don’t all celebrate Valentine’s day or even care about a slightly random saint called Valentine, but hey, cast away any cynicism. Throw your arms around the world, your loved ones, friends, family or pets and…eat chocolates, drink pink champagne and celebrate the life of Saint Valentine with…

HOW YOUR NEGATIVE SELF TALK CAN TORPEDO YOUR CHILDREN’S SELF-ESTEEM

By Karan Scott We know that our babies are born weak and defenseless, and that our sacred mission (as adoring and conscientious parents) is to protect and nurture them into maturity. At this point we’re supposed to let them spread their wings, fly the nest and create their own lives. Apparently this whole…

Gynaecological Cancer: Signs And Symptoms Every Woman Should Know

The Eve Appeal team up with The Pink Parcel to help educate women on the key signs and symptoms the five Gynaecological Cancers. The video was made by The Eve Appeals Gynae Specialist Nurse and Karen Hobbs their Cancer Information Officer. They run a service called “Ask Eve” where people…

Ten Simple Ways to Lose Fat – #5

Rather than fight against the current and continue to try to impress on people that in the long run it’s better to concentrate on eating healthily and adding in a sustainable exercise routine, rather than worrying solely about bodyfat. I’ve decided to give people what they want and put together…

Aromatherapy • Kunzea your aches and pains away

Looking out of my patio doors, I can see a crisp blue sky and falling leaves tumbling all over my patio, a gentle reminder that we are well into Autumn. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Autumn correlates with the lungs. Therefore we can help to protect ourselves at this transitional…

Ten Simple Ways To Lose Fat – No.4

Rather than fight against the current and continue to try to impress on people that in the long run it’s better to concentrate on eating healthily and adding in a sustainable exercise routine, rather than worrying solely about bodyfat. I’ve decided to give people what they want and put together ten…

How To Overcome The Winter Cold In Just 24 Hours

 With winter fast approaching so is the inevitable common cold that the chilly weather brings with it.  But there’s no need to despair this season as Nutritionist Sarah Flower is here to help with her top tips to help you ensure you stay one step ahead and combat your cold…

Ten Simple Ways To Lose Fat – No.3

Rather than fight against the current and continue to try to impress on people that in the long run it’s better to concentrate on eating healthily and adding in a sustainable exercise routine, rather than worrying solely about bodyfat. I’ve decided to give people what they want and put together…

10 Things Women Should Know About Gynaecological Cancers

By Karen Hobbs She was diagnosed with cancer at 24 years old… 1. There are FIVE gynaecological cancers.  That’s right, five different bits ‘down there’ that can get you entry to the cancer club. They are: womb, ovarian, cervical, vulval and vaginal. Yes, the vagina and vulva are not the…

Food for Thought (and better Sleep)

Have you ever eaten so much that you feel tired or sleepy? Sure you have. And you might think that I am going to convince you to eat your belly full in order to sleep better. Because it works right? Well… Sorry but this is not the topic of today….

Ten Simple Ways To Lose Fat – No.2

Rather than fight against the current and continue to try to impress on people that in the long run it’s better to concentrate on eating healthily and adding in a sustainable exercise routine, rather than worrying solely about bodyfat. I’ve decided to give people what they want and put together…

WHY IT’S IMPERATIVE YOU PRUNE YOUR BUSH

Good Lord, I meant rose bush! I was taught something about rose bushes recently, which I thought I would share with you. They are complex little devils, which need a great deal of attention, and their care and maintenance is not wholly dissimilar to nurturing your productivity (as an entrepreneur). Did…

Can’t Find the Bathroom – Online Dating Disaster

Can’t Find the Bathroom Not me. I know where the bathroom is in my own apartment. My Bumble date however, couldn’t figure it out. Let’s start at the beginning… I joined Bumble (another dating app) a few days ago after some encouragement from a friend. I matched with a few…

DKMS • Lara Casalotti’s Story

Lara’s Story 26 year old Lara Casalotti: a human rights campaigner and blood cancer survivor is encouraging others to take time out of their busy schedule to lend a hand in the fight against blood cancer and support the #LetsNailBloodCancer campaign. When were you diagnosed? I was doing research abroad…

Ten Simple Ways To Lose Fat – No.1

Rather than fight against the current and continue to try to impress on people that in the long run it’s better to concentrate on eating healthily and adding in a sustainable exercise routine, rather than worrying solely about bodyfat. I’ve decided to give people what they want and put together…

Partner Yoga How-To With Christy and Meg

Hello Friends! We are yogi friends, Christy and Meg and we LOVE sharing our  yoga with you! We are currently on Day 245 of a year-long partner yoga project. Follow along with us on Instagram and try it for yourself! Christy is a yoga studio owner and teacher, and mom…

From nature to nurture, all is energetic

From nature to nurture, all is energetic – How to respond and adapt to new energy streams. Life is a series of flowing energy streams. Some we carry throughout our life and many carry us. Some are intentional, and others we are not always aware of…until something wakes us to them….

Winning In Vegas

Ahhhh Las Vegas. Party central, hook-up heaven…and hangover hell. Never, I repeat, never book an early flight to leave Vegas. You will suffer from major anxiety, you will smell like booze and you will count every sorry minute till you get back to the comfort of your little apartment and…

HIIT to Start

HIIT to Start It’s summer holiday time again and before you know it some friend will be telling you which diet they are trying or which intagrammer has the best crazy programme for getting the best bikini body. The truth is, it’s not about one thing, or one programme. It’s…

LIFE LESSONS ARE EVERYWHERE

LIFE LESSONS ARE EVERYWHERE  Whilst visiting friends and enjoying a BBQ recently, something made me stop, chuckle and take this photograph of a drainpipe. You’re probably thinking I should get out more, or find more scintillating friends, but I go out plenty and these are the best friends a girl…

Partner Yoga How-To With Christy and Meg

Howdy, Friends! We are BFF yogis, Christy and Meg! Christy (left) is a yoga studio owner and Meg (right) is a photographer (specializing in newborn babies). We’ve known each other for about 5 years and in each other have found a friendship full of love, laughter and acceptance.  Practicing partner…