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A health and happiness blog, packed full of natural pick me ups


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Spring Cleaning: Homemade DIY Skin Treats

The sun is shining and spring is upon us! Out with the old and in with the new. The idea of deep-cleaning the house during spring time dates back to traditional Persian and Jewish customs. The Iranian practice of ‘khooneh tekouni’ or ‘shaking the house’ is carried out before the Persian New Year on the first day of spring and Jews deep-clean their homes in preparation for the spring time festival of Passover.

Spring is the ideal time to de-clutter and add more Zen to your living space, but it is not only our homes which can benefit from a thorough clean out – our bodies can reap the benefits too. Spring-clean and detoxify your skin with these natural homemade skin transformers to step into spring all shiny and new.

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A book review! Treasure Yourself: Power Thoughts for My Generation by Miranda Kerr 

It would be too easy to give this book a bad review for being another book by another supermodel. Yes – the cover is pink and features a pouty Miranda – and the title is a bit naff. But the truth is I like this book. I read TREASURE YOURSELF:  Power Thoughts for My Generation  by Miranda Kerr as a prequel to the more recently published EMPOWER YOURSELF which came out in 2014. Review to follow…

Miranda Kerr clearly wasn’t aiming her book at the academia so to slag it off for being too girly or having slightly larger-than-average print would be unjust. Reading this book was a bit like having a girls night in – minus the wine, ranting about men and girly drama. So really a much more relaxing and soul-nourishing experience.
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MSG Dreams

Last night I had the strangest dream. To describe it as psychedelic would be an understatement. Millions of stars danced around a luminous azure blue sky, colliding with each other from all angles. Every star in the universe was a shooting star, not a single star stood stationary. And that was just the start…

Not really being a Chinese takeaway kind of girl, only on the very rare occasion does a stir-fried vegetables and tofu in black bean enter my system. It is not that I am against ordering a Chinese to enjoy in front of the telly (read that how you please) – it is just that sushi or curry will always win. That said, due to a combination of location and laziness, last night was one of those rare occasions. The slightly unwell feeling after finishing my dinner was expected, the night-time adventure quest definitely was not. Putting two and two together upon awakening, a slightly alarmed Googling session ensued.

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Get merry the natural way this winter with natural highs

It’s time to face the inevitable…winter is coming. SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) affects approximately 2 million people in the UK, and more than 12 million people across Northern Europe. Everyone needs a little helping hand through the colder months, and whilst hot chocolate puds, mulled wine and Sunday roasts most nights of the week might make you feel perkier at the time, the likelihood is that you’ll end up feeling pretty yuck. And potentially enter the New Year ten pounds heavier.

Shorter days and darker mornings mean less daylight, in people with SAD the lack of light is thought to affect the production of the hormones melatonin and serotonin. Unless you’re one of those sporty types, the majority of people also find that they do less exercise in winter, sending endorphin levels plummeting. Walking in the pitch black freezing rain to the gym after work never quite seems to win out against an evening spent snuggled up on the sofa. Continue reading

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Time for some Lazy Yoga

Ayurvedic Yoga Massage, a blissfully lazy experience

Nothing beats that relaxed and rejuvenated feeling you get after a successful yoga class. Emotionally restored and body re-aligned, you could take on the world. That said, sometimes the last thing you feel like doing after a demanding day is a group yoga class complete with headstands and never-ending rounds of sun salutations. That’s where Ayurvedic Yoga Massage  or lazy yoga comes in. I recently had the pleasure of receiving my first Ayurvedic Yoga Massage (AYM) courtesy of Niraj at Bliss Pilgrims. Ayurveda and Yoga are ancient holistic systems of India and as I found out, combining the two makes for a powerful healing experience.
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The Brahma Kumaris: An Introduction

Last night I visited the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University (UK) for the first time. The BKWSU (UK) teaches Raja Yoga Meditation as a way of experiencing peace of mind and a positive outlook, providing opportunities to all those who seek to explore their own spirituality.

The organisation was founded in 1936 by Dada Lekhraj, in Hyderabad (at the time part of colonial India now Pakistan). After experiencing intense spiritual visions of understanding Dada Lekhraj set up the organisation under its original name of Om Mandali. Om Mandali consisted of around 400 individuals, who lived together self-sufficiently and devoted their time to intense spiritual study, meditation and self-transformation.

Today the Brahma Kumaris has organisations in over 100 countries, with its headquarters based in Mount Abu, India. Brahma Kumaris became a recognised charity in the UK in 1975. There are currently over 40 local teaching centres across the UK, being funded solely by voluntary contributions. Continue reading

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6 Natural Remedies To Make Every Woman’s Life Easier

Being female has its highs and lows. Fortunately, Mother Nature is here to lend a helping hand. Read on to discover 6 natural remedies that every woman needs to know.

1. Majoram for Menstrual Cramps

Sweet Majoram oil is analgesic and anti-spasmodic, making it a perfect natural pain reliever. It can be applied directly to the lower abdomen using a homemade hot compress. Make a relaxing and numbing hot compress by mixing 3 drops Sweet Majoram oil and 3 drops Clary Sage oil to a bowl of very hot water. Soak a piece of sterile cotton cloth or flannel in the bowl, wring out the excess water and place over the lower abdomen. Once the compress has cooled to body temperature, soak and repeat as many times as desired.

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6 Natural Remedies To Make Every Woman’s Life Easier