What does self-compassion mean? Welcome to week three of the Women's Wellness Challenge! I hope you have enjoyed the first two weeks on the topics of nourishment and connection. This week, we will be talking all about compassion which is the third pillar of personal wellness according to Well College Global who have inspired this … Continue reading What does self-compassion mean for your wellbeing?
To finish off week two of the Women's Wellness Challenge, which is all about connection, I want to share the importance of connecting with nature for our wellbeing. Connecting with yourself, with others around you and with the natural environment are all essential elements of creating a healthy and balanced life. When we are feeling … Continue reading The power of connecting with nature
The second week of the Women's Wellness Challenge is all about connection. That is connection to our inner selves, others around us and the beautiful planet we call home. Feeling connected is such an important aspect of our overall wellbeing. Without connection we can feel lonely, isolated and unsupported. On the other hand, feeling connected … Continue reading Connect to your true self
To end week 1, we will focus on nourishing your spirit through Ayurveda. This is an ancient Indian holistic health practice and system of medicine. At it's heart, Ayurveda has the principle of understanding your individual constitution and maintaining balance through appropriate diet, exercise and lifestyle choices as well as herbal medicine. It takes many … Continue reading Nourish your spirit with Ayurveda
How many times have you started a new year by vowing that this will be the year you finally succeed on that diet? Perhaps you have signed up to Weight Watchers or bought a book about the keto diet and have committed to going all in? After indulging over the festive period it is normal … Continue reading Food as nourishment not punishment
It's that time of year again... the deep winter when we take stock of the year that has passed and start envisioning what we want to create in the year ahead. Last January, I decided to run a Real Health January series where I posted a new blog every day sharing health tips and busting … Continue reading New Year Women’s Wellness challenge!
Today we are following on from my previous post about how it is time for a reboot. I realised that in order to "get back on track" we need to have a good idea of what that means. So often we focus on what we DON'T want for our health. We waste time and energy … Continue reading Get clear on what you WANT for your health
How would you rate your self-compassion on a scale of 1-10? What even is self-compassion? Self-compassion has been defined as: "the capacity to comfort and sooth ourselves, and to motivate ourselves with encouragement when we suffer, fail or feel inadequate." Chris Germer from the Centre for Mindful Self-Compassion “being kind and understanding when confronted with … Continue reading Self-compassion on your path to better health
Yesterday marked the annual International Yoga Day as named by the UN in 2015 to celebrate the many benefits of this ancient Indian practice. This year the theme was "Yoga for Wellness" which is especially appropriate for 2021 as we are approaching two years of a global health crisis. COVID19 has affected us all, whether … Continue reading International Yoga Day: 10 things I learned in 10 years of yoga
I've not been as inspired to write lately. Life is pretty repetitive for everyone these days.. We are just trying to make the best of things and focus on keeping our spirits up. One of the things that has helped a lot is being outside in the garden. We're really lucky to live in an … Continue reading Healthy living during lockdown: eating from the garden