Stress: is your diet stressing you out?

Whether you are following a particular diet for weight loss of for health reasons (or both), we have one important message for you: don’t let your diet stress you out! The effects of stress The effects of stress on your physical and mental…

Sharing a retreat with a sibling

Often on our retreats people come with members of their family. This is something so special to witness for us. Seeing mothers and daughters (and even sons), sisters or the closest of friends sharing a retreat together is a beautiful sight to…

Gluten Free Pancake Recipe

Happy Pancake Day! Today we wanted to share with you this super easy gluten free savoury pancake recipe that uses gram flour (chickpea flour), a perfect high protein and all round nutritious flour. On our retreats food and holistic cookery…

Anti-inflammatory diet for menstrual problems

Scientists have realised that inflammation plays a huge role in menstrual cycles and disorders. An anti-inflammatory diet may play a crucial role for women with heavy and/or painful periods, fibroids, endometriosis and recurrent miscarriages. Menstrual…

Discovering joy in menstruation after a decade of monthly hell - my story!

Working in the world of health and wellbeing, yoga, retreats and holistic cookery I always get asked 'what got you into this? Have you always lived this way?' The answer is No, I have absolutely not always lived this way. In fact in terms of…
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Zinc Boosting Chickpea Soup

Chickpea soup makes a great lunch, dinner - or even breakfast. Not only are chickpeas, otherwise known as garbanzo beans, a great source of protein and fibre, they also contain a high percentage of zinc. For women looking to find more ways…

Zinc reduces period pains – but is depleted by the pill

Do you suffer from period pains? Help may be at hand with a simple nutrient: zinc. 84% get period pains It seems most women experience regular period pains. When over 400 young women were asked about their periods in a 2012 Italian study,…

Inspiration for a Winter Movement Practice

In this final part of our blog series on the water element we come to yoga, movement and meditation. Whether or not you have an existing practice or are just starting out and need some help, read on for more nourishing ways to support the body…

Winter Wellness - Holistic Cookery, Recipes & Self Care

Welcome back to Part 2 of our blogs on the water element and winter wellness. There are many ways to support our bodies and wellbeing holistically on a daily basis - through food, nutrition and natural self care. The most important thing,…

Incorporating Five Element Theory Into Daily Life

WINTER & THE WATER ELEMENT In our seasonal blogs on the application of Five Element Theory into daily life we focus on transitional periods and seasonal shifts, and the things that can we do each day to support this process. The earths…