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?”

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”

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”

Hands feeling icky?

Got to be honest, I thought I’d do this as a winter post but the extra level of handwashing & use of hand sanitisers has left my hands feeling unloved, dried out & irritated. Yup, we use our hands everyday & they cop a lot of exposure to not only heaps of chemicals but alsoContinue reading “Hands feeling icky?”

What is so good about Epsom salts?

Epsom salts pretty much look like ordinary table salt but is actually a compound of magnesium and sulphate (probably why Epsom salts is also known as magnesium sulphate).  Magnesium is involved in a lot of functions within the body.  To give you an idea, it is a co factor for over 300 enzyme systems thatContinue reading “What is so good about Epsom salts?”

Self-care 101

As I head into my last semester of Uni, I want to make sure I look after myself, so I don’t burn out.  To do this I’ve scheduled some regular days (well half days actually) into my diary – so I can recharge the batteries.  Whether it be getting some sunshine and reading a book,Continue reading “Self-care 101”