About Stress…

It is International stress awareness week this week, so I thought it a great time to post about stress.  It is common to feel stressed occasionally & stress is a normal part of life, at any stage of life.  However, when it is all the time; that is when stress can cause a lot ofContinue reading “About Stress…”

Is there a link between anxiety and food?

When your nervous system is under pressure – your body responds with a switch to fight or flight mode.  Whilst some stress is normal, a prolonged state of high-level stress is not.  It will push your body into overdrive & can actually increase how often you experience anxiety attacks.  Food choices can have an impactContinue reading “Is there a link between anxiety and food?”

Sleep

A good night’s sleep is something to treasure.  However, often you don’t appreciate it until it’s just not happening.  Adults need, on average 7-8hours of sleep (& I am talking the restful stuff) each night. Hmm, need some tips? 😴 Create a routine you can stick to every day It should include a wind downContinue reading “Sleep”

Be an Active Listener

We have all been in those convos where the other person was listening but not really listening.  To be an active listener is an amazing skill, which everyone can gain BUT it does take time, energy & practice. Need some tips? ⭐️ Be present I know it sounds incredibly easy, but you need to payContinue reading “Be an Active Listener”

Lentils

Honestly, these offer bang for your buck when it comes to protein (over 25%) & they are rich in satiating fibre.  Lentils are also rich in B vitamins, magnesium, iron, zinc & potassium.  Yup, this plant-based food source has got a lot going for it. We did not really have these growing up, so IContinue reading “Lentils”

Self-care tips

Yup, it is a super important skill to add into your life.  Sometimes however it can also look very practical as you set up your future self with some practical kindness. Let me put it another way – reading a book or eating chocolate all day, isn’t going to help you out when you haven’tContinue reading “Self-care tips”

Winter Solstice and Sunday Set Ups

Today is winter solstice – the shortest day of the year in the southern hemisphere.  That means the longest night of the year – no wonder it was hard to get out of bed this morning! Hmm, Sundays I love to use them to set up for the rest of the week to come.  DaysContinue reading “Winter Solstice and Sunday Set Ups”

Travelling

Whether it is a day trip, or a business trip – you don’t always have access to your kitchen.  You need to keep yourself healthy, so what do you choose? Choose real food Sometimes this requires a bit of homework before the trip.  Supermarkets have a few options now such as prepared salads; or vegiesContinue reading “Travelling”

Skin Care = Self Care

OK, the weather is cooling down, so often showers are hotter & longer, there are more hot drinks like coffee or tea, the heaters are on, & exercise can drop off a bit.  It is these little things adding up that can impact your skin & hair. What to do?  Here are some of myContinue reading “Skin Care = Self Care”