A Beginner’s Guide to Ayurveda

A Beginner’s Guide to AyurvedaHave you heard of Ayurveda before? Pronounced “aa-yer-vay-da”, this is one of the oldest healing and medicinal systems in the world, straight out of India. In fact, it’s often called the ‘Sister Science’ to yoga, because they were both started by the same great sages and compliment each other in their wisdom.

Ayurveda’s history can be dated back over 6,000 years – and some say as much as 10,000 years (isn’t that incredible?). Today in India there are around 300,000 Ayurvedic doctors, many of whom work side by side with conventional medicine and homeopathy, and as yoga has gained popularity in the western world, so has Ayurveda. Read the rest of this post »

Stop Getting Caught Up in Keeping Up – Time for a Tech Cleanse

You may have noticed I’ve been a bit quiet here for the last couple of weeks. It hasn’t been a planned break by any means, but it has felt like the right thing to do.

I announced on my facebook page recently that I was embarking on a one day ‘tech cleanse’. No phone, no social media, no laptop, no tv. However, my one day cleanse turned into a two week break from my blog! Total surprise to me too! Read the rest of this post »

Getting Some Perspective and History Lessons in Nepal – Part 2

Getting Some Perspective and History Lessons in Nepal – Part 2Welcome back to my Nepali adventure! If you haven’t read Part 1, then hightail it over there and check that out first, then come back and get into Part 2 below (it will make more sense that way!).

So where did we leave off last week..?? Oh yes, that’s right. I was in Lumbini. And I was feeling pretty disheartened by the selfies and selfishness I’d experienced at the birthplace of Buddha. But there was something that brightened my time there – the food! Read the rest of this post »

Getting Some Perspective and Being Busy in Nepal – Part 1

Getting Some Perspective and Being Busy in Nepal – Part 1For the last two-and-a-half weeks, the hubby and I were traveling through what is quite possibly one of the most interesting and eye-opening countries I have been too (and I’ve been to over 30 countries so I’m not just saying that! I have some good comparisons out there). Nepal is stunning. The scenery, the people, the culture, everything just took my breath away.

So why did I choose to go to Nepal? It’s been on my bucket list for a while, and I think the most attractive quality for me was the religious aspect. Read the rest of this post »

Pondering the Power of Plants and Modern Medicine

http://www.dreamstime.com/-image29465427I was at a workshop over the weekend called Medicine Cabinet Makeover and it was all about using essential oils to keep you and your family healthy. We ended up having some great discussions (as we usually do at these kinds of events!), and there was one comment made that really struck a chord with me. The comment was this:

“Isn’t it funny how we’ll take a pill from a doctor, without knowing anything about it, and not question it at all.

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My Goals, Dreams and Desires for 2015

New Year 2015It might be almost two weeks’ late but… Happy New Year!! I personally love the new year. I love the ritual of shutting the door on the year before, and opening the door on the new possibilities of the year ahead. It’s not like anything actually happens, the sun rises just like every other day, but yet it brings so much hope and optimism and inspiration to people the world over.

It makes you feel like you have a clean slate, you can make a fresh start, and anything that happened before is wiped away. Read the rest of this post »

Food – It’s Not All Good Looks and Vitamins

FoodI’ll be the first to admit it, I’m a greenie. There’s a bit of hippy inside me and I will proudly rock it freely whenever I get the chance. So when I think about what I’m putting on my plate, I’m not just thinking about taste, smell, look, or satisfaction. Believe it or not, I’m not just thinking about its health benefits either (yes, I know, that’s a bit of a shock!). I’m also thinking, to put it quite simply, about the effect that me eating that food is having on the world around me. Read the rest of this post »