When Two Becomes A Third: Beltane – The Fire of Creation

Beltane is one of the Days of Power celebrated throughout Gaelic cultures, especially Irish and Scots, and which we now call May Day. It arrives around April 30th/ 1st May, halfway between the spring equinox and the summer solstice. I say ‘around’ these dates as, from my own personal experiences, Days of Power do not … Continue reading When Two Becomes A Third: Beltane – The Fire of Creation

Hard To Stomach: IBS – A Client’s Experience of Holistic Treatment

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) symptoms include abdominal spasms, cramping, flatulence and diarrhoea and it can be a painful and unpredictable condition. Living with a chronic (long term condition) can be challenging, placing additional stress on both our digestive systems and our mental wellbeing. Causes A number of years ago it was widely thought that only … Continue reading Hard To Stomach: IBS – A Client’s Experience of Holistic Treatment

An Introduction to Chakras and Crystal Therapy

Chakras are vortices of energy  and centres of awareness, found in our subtle energy systems, astral body or aura. The term chakra comes from Sanskrit, the language of ancient India, and means 'wheel' or 'turning'. Traditional writings suggest there are over 80,000 chakras but there are 7 main energy centres - Root, Sacral, Solar (some … Continue reading An Introduction to Chakras and Crystal Therapy

Enter The Dragoness – The Power Of The Menopause

For some, talk of dragons is perhaps not the best introduction to a blog post about the menopause but for those who doubt, hear me out. What do you think of when you hear the term 'dragon' when used in connection with women? Do you think of the derogatory term used in predominently Western culture … Continue reading Enter The Dragoness – The Power Of The Menopause

Flourish Focus: Stress, Anxiety and Depression

Life is challenging. Every day we are under pressure in our work, home and social lives and sometimes, when we feel overwhelmed by it all, life becomes an ordeal. Stress and anxiety are a reaction to situations or events that we feel put us under undue pressure. We often feel our heart pounding, our breathing … Continue reading Flourish Focus: Stress, Anxiety and Depression

Gin and its Natural Tonic: Juniper Berry

Most of us are familiar with the unique taste of gin (I'm rather partial to it myself..) and this comes from the juniper berries used in the distillation process. Juniper is an evergreen shrub that can grow up to 10 metres tall (30 feet) in the wild and has blueish green needle-like leaves, small yellow flowers … Continue reading Gin and its Natural Tonic: Juniper Berry

Flourish Focus: Osteoporosis and Holistic Therapies

Osteoporosis loosely translates as 'porous bones', which means that bones have lost their density and strength over time. The bones have become brittle, fragile and prone to fractures as the struts which make up the mesh-like structure within bones become thin, often breaking easily following a minor bump or fall. These broken bones are often … Continue reading Flourish Focus: Osteoporosis and Holistic Therapies