Ayurveda Inspired: Your Summer Stay-Well Tips

From an Ayurvedic perspective, the qualities of Summer (as we recognise it in the west anyway) are hot, intense, sharp, humid, transforming, bright, dynamic, and fiery. These qualities are also some characteristics of the ayurvedic Pitta dosha.  Pitta energy is hot, intense, sharp and fiery, and emotionally, a person holding pitta qualities can also presentContinue reading “Ayurveda Inspired: Your Summer Stay-Well Tips”

Simple Wild Garlic & Walnut Pesto (v)

April is a wonderful time to get outside and explore the abundance of Spring herbs and plants flourishing right now. The UK is full of greenery during these months of ample sun and rain, from detoxifying cleavers and dandelion to Alexanders and today’s featured ingredient of wild garlic or Ramsons as it’s also known. Wild garlicContinue reading “Simple Wild Garlic & Walnut Pesto (v)”

Podcast Interview: Being Your Wild, Primal Self (Ayurveda, Holistic Health & lots more!)

A big thanks to Ellen from Being Change for having me as a guest on her podcast! Ellen’s work is all about purposeful and holistic living, based in Manchester UK. Follow the link below to get stuck into a discussion about listening to your body, being honest with yourself, using the principles of Ayurveda in day-to-day life,Continue reading “Podcast Interview: Being Your Wild, Primal Self (Ayurveda, Holistic Health & lots more!)”

Ginger & Turmeric Cold and Flu Elixir

Not for the fait-hearted, this concoction is a powerful way to prevent an oncoming cold, or rid the body of a chesty cough and blocked sinuses. Along with making sure you pay extra attention to preventing stress and saying ‘no’ when you need to, this is one of the keys to speeding up recovery duringContinue reading “Ginger & Turmeric Cold and Flu Elixir”

Supplemental Sunshine: Getting More From Good Weather

Woodland walks, spur-of-the-moment barbecues and baring pasty white Winter legs after months of hibernation are just some of the highlights the UK looks forward to come Spring and Summer. Warm, sunny weather isn’t England’s most stereotypical climate, which means a blue-sky day is widely celebrated and treated almost like a holiday. With longer daylight hoursContinue reading “Supplemental Sunshine: Getting More From Good Weather”

Cocoa & Sea Salt Energy Balls

Not only are these energy balls absolutely delicious, they also happen to be full of the exact minerals the body naturally craves and requires before and after exercise (and for when you really really need a snack…. or just fancy some chocolate….). Good quality salt provides electrolytes, important for muscle function and hydration, cocoa containsContinue reading “Cocoa & Sea Salt Energy Balls”

Ayurveda Inspired Seasonal Self-Care | Spring: Kapha Season

After emerging some few thousand years ago, Ayurveda (the knowledge of longevity, or ‘science of life’) has survived and thrived throughout the ages, and stands today as not only the East’s traditional healing modality, but a fascinating tool for everyday life in the modern Western world. Ayurveda is essentially a way of living and beingContinue reading “Ayurveda Inspired Seasonal Self-Care | Spring: Kapha Season”

Be Like Water | Ayurveda & Astrolgy Advice For Kapha + Pisces Season

Late Winter and early Spring are classified in Ayurvedic terms as Kapha season – a time at which the qualities of heaviness, lethargy, congestion and attachment can become more prevalent. The Kapha ‘dosha’ or quality is linked to earth and water, and the aspects that relate to these elements. To learn more about Ayurveda andContinue reading “Be Like Water | Ayurveda & Astrolgy Advice For Kapha + Pisces Season”

Non Alcoholic Healthy Hot Toddy

For when you’re feeling the effects of a cold or flu, or you want to look after someone who is feeling a little under the weather, this warming, spiced and citrusy concoction still packs a punch without the alcohol. A great way to warm and soothe a sore throat and shift a chesty cough, theContinue reading “Non Alcoholic Healthy Hot Toddy”

Accepting Guilt-Free Tiredness & Afternoon Meditations

How many times have you felt tired, exhausted or empty, but refused to let yourself rest? How many times have you felt the need to stop, nap or simply sit, but completely ignored this need in the pursuit of completing your to do list? With instant messaging, overflowing email inboxes, and an ever-demanding work andContinue reading “Accepting Guilt-Free Tiredness & Afternoon Meditations”