Yoga for Travel

It’s the holiday season and if you’re travelling you might experience high levels of stress, cramped conditions and even bouts of nausea or headaches. So, whether you’re flying, travelling by car or train these Yoga asanas (poses) will help you unfold, unwind and ground yourself after a busy day of travelling. Sit cross legged, close…

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Why Acupuncture?

Experiencing the benefits of acupuncture for herself over twenty years ago was enough to make Jo Thomson look into becoming an acupuncturist. “That first treatment was a real epiphany for me. I walked into the treatment room an overworked, stressed, exhausted City banker and walked out feeling not completely better, but much closer to being…

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Keeping your Smile Healthy

Your smile is one of the first things that people notice about you. And, of course, taking care of your smile starts with daily brushing and flossing and regular dentist checkups. Regular dental visits do more than keep your smile attractive – they also tell dentists a lot about your overall health, including whether or…

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Bathing Bliss

According to researchers, a warm bath can have a greater effect on mood than physical exercise. Yes, taking a good soak in a hot bath has so many benefits for our mind, body and skin. And at Fletcher’s Cottage Spa, they’ve taken the simple act of bathing to a whole new level. Poet and novelist…

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Lothian Life

Earth matters and Bernie Rowen-Ross urges us to slow down and think more deeply about the simple things in life – such as the trees around us. We have had a beautiful spring in terms of flowering bulbs and we will have all seen the gorgeous yellow fields of flowers of the rape seed. And…

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Make Hay While the Sun Shines

Bernadette Petrie tells us the healing power of nature is key to our mental health.. As I write this piece the rain is pouring down. It has, in fact, been raining since yesterday evening and shows little sign of letting up. I’ve also managed to tweak my back, so my dog walk in the rain…

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Feel Good Festivals

Like the idea of leaving a festival feeling better than when you arrived? I went along to the Detox Healthy Beauty Festival at Archerfield Walled Garden proving festivals are not always about booze and mosh pits. The face of festivals is changing. Where once it was all about mud-covered wellies, world-famous live bands and drunken…

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Healing Herbs

For thousands of years, the herbs we use regularly in the kitchen were also renowned for powerful medicinal properties – the herb garden was the medicine chest. And in North Berwick herbs are being grown to support mental and emotional well being too. Hidden away in the grounds of North Berwick’s Abbey Nursing Home is…

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Home Grown Passion takes you Places

Everybody knows that natural ingredients are far better for us, but why aren’t skincare and haircare products all natural? Nine years ago, founder of the Edinburgh Natural Skincare Company Tommy Crooks, asking himself that very question decided to do something about it. Sitting at his family kitchen table, inspired by the beautiful natural scenery of…

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