Beautiful Lavender Fields – A Must See

Lavender fields are a bloggers dream but they are so much more than that! A chance to walk amongst the lavender, bees and butterflies is a truly uplifting experience. Hubby and I decided to visit the Mayfield Lavender fields on the Surrey Downs and they didn’t disappoint. The strong smell of soothing lavender was just incredible…

Guest Post – Postpartum Thyroid Problems

Guest post written by Emma Ciarleglio I’d like to raise awareness for postpartum thyroid problems by telling my personal story. Information About the Thyroid Gland The thyroid gland plays a really important role in our bodies and produces the hormone T4 which is converted to T3. The T3 hormone directly influences our metabolism. If too…

Mindfulness & Digital Detox

Some of you may have noticed, I’ve been a bit quiet over the last couple of months, (if you haven’t…well this is awks 😉 ). Anyway, the main reason for being AWOL is that I needed a complete TIME OUT. Lots of things have been happening in my life personally and sometimes it’s just too…

Cacao Powder – The Superfood

You can’t beat the mood boosting properties of chocolate but if you are trying to eat a healthy diet and lower your intake of sugar, chocolate appears to be a forbidden food which is just depressing and definitely not boosting our moods. However my beautiful friends, there is a solution, and it comes in the…

Colourful Clothes – Colourful Life

I love all the seasons, by the time one is coming to an end, I’m already looking forward to the next one. Each season can be so beautiful if we remember to look up from our little worlds once in a while. However, one of the depressing things about the season of Winter for me…

Matcha Green Tea – How to Make it Properly

I am a big lover of the antioxidant powerhouse; MATCHA GREEN TEA. So much so, that I wrote a blog post on the many benefits which you can find here 🙂 When I first tried making it I was making it in a mug (as you would a normal cuppa) and stirring it with a teaspoon…

The Fruit Bowl Ritual  

I feel like I’ve really got my shit together when I have a perfectly full and colourful fruit bowl 😉🍋🍊🍎🥝 I feel as though I am on top of my healthy eating game 👌 and after the festive season and being a little more relaxed with the amount of chocolates, cookies, crisps and dips I’ve eaten 😋…

Immune Boosting Smoothie

If sneezing was an Olympic sport, I’d be winning gold this morning 🎖😣 I feel like I’ve got a cold coming on! 😭 So, I made myself a vitamin loaded smoothie for breakfast in the hope that I can keep my immune system in top germ fighting form 🤞 Ingredients Orange juice (fill half of the nutri…

10 Achievable New Year Goals

  Happy New Year! So, if you’re anything like me… you’ve had a lovely Christmas, spent time with family and friends and overindulged in rich, processed, sugary foods and hit January feeling like a very bloated and lethargic version of your normal sprightly-selves. 1st January is also the beginning of the onslaught of weight loss…

The Health Benefits of Himalayan Salt Lamps

Himalayan salt lamps have gained massive popularity recently due to their amazing health benefits. However, the benefits aren’t just health related, the lamp is a beautiful addition to your home both turned off or on. When they are off, as you can see from the picture on the left they look like beautiful crystals and…

The Festive Season & Charitable Giving

I’m feeling well and truly festive as we put our Christmas tree and decorations up at the weekend 🙂 And to top off the festive weekend, we even had snow! SNOW!! It’s very rare that we get snow that actually settles where I live in the South East of  England but we woke up to…

Bumblezest – Healthy Drinks

You know me well enough to know that if there is something healthy on the market, I want to know about it! And of course, share it with you ❤ If you are on Instagram, you’ll have seen or heard of these drinks as they are simply popping up everywhere. And for good reason! They…

Finding Time to Workout – it’s HARD! But so important!

We all know the struggle; we want to workout but once we’ve finished our 9-5pm jobs (that more and more often these days turns into the break of dawn through to evening jobs), done the food shopping, cooked a meal, bathed the kids, put the kids to bed, loaded and unloaded the dishwasher, had some…

Guilt & the Negative Effect on Mental Health

I am a very emotional person. I will cry my heart out watching a movie (the characters literally take me on their journey, I feel every emotion they feel), hearing a story about something sad, watching something people innocently share on Facebook about some kind of cruelty that I can’t take my eyes off despite…

Reflexology

I recently had my first reflexology treatment with the wonderful Clare at Caversham Holistics and I wanted to share my experience with you ❤ I didn’t really know much about reflexology before my visit with Clare but I’ve heard such good things about it, I wanted to try it for myself. I truly believe in the…

The Health Benefits of Drinking Matcha Tea

Most of us know that there are huge benefits to drinking green tea but there is a newer and better way of drinking this green tea that has so many more health benefits; MATCHA powder. What is the difference between green tea and matcha powder? They are actually both made of the same plant; Camellia Sinensis…

Massage – The History & Benefits

Many thanks to Wendy Rooke of Rooke Holistic Therapy for this wonderful guest post, teaching us about the history and benefits of massage… and that reminds me… I’m definitely long overdue one! 😉 Massage: Tried and Tested Over Millennia Massage is the manipulation of the soft tissues of the body, particularly the muscles, for the…

Counting Calories – My Experience

A couple of years ago, I started using a popular calorie tracker out of curiosity and with a view to keeping on top of my calorie intake. I didn’t particularly have any goals as such, my diet was pretty healthy and I exercised regularly but I’d heard of this app and I thought I’d give…

Food is Fuel

Food is fuel… we hear that all the time but do we really take the time to think about what it means? To me it means that everything I eat should be feeding my body with all the nutrients it needs to be able to function at it’s best. It’s about choosing premium nutrition over processed…

The Importance of Drinking Water

I am always telling people to drink more water…these days with our busy lifestyles and hectic days, it’s hard to remember to carry water with you but it really is so important. This picture perfectly demonstrates where in our bodies water is used and what for. Many people don’t realise just how much of our…