Oh My! Crystals, Chakras and Clearing

Long fascinated with crystals, gemstones and fossils, Hayley Flanagan introduces us to NØRDEN’s newly launched crystal range. In 1880, French physicist Pierre Curie (Marie Curie’s husband) discovered that putting pressure on various crystals – including quartz, topaz and tourmaline – created electricity. This phenomenon, called the Piezoelectric effect, is why crystals are used as essential…

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The Gift of Observation

Bernie Rowen-Ross tells us we need to take time to be still, andobserve the wonders around us. The sun is warm on my skin as it pours its light onto my arm, the sky is blue and I can hear birdsong. As I look out the window, a beautiful blackbird is chirping happily, and the…

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People Are Born Inherently Good

Director Chloé Zhao’s life has been defined by a line from a 13th century poem she learnt as a child; people are born inherently good. Bernadette Petrie asks us to look for the goodness within ourselves. I remember, from early school days, loving and being transfixed by creating images with paint or chalk. I had a…

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Fit Body, Fit Mind

As we start to acclimatise to life after lockdown, for many of us there are a few habits and routines we would like let go of. But if there’s one thing the coronavirus pandemic has taught us – it is that we need to make a constant effort towards maintaining both our physical and mental…

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Reflexology – More than a Foot Massage

Most of us love a foot massage, especially after a long day on our feet. There’s something so restorative and nurturing about caring for and connecting with our feet. But there’s a lot more to reflexology than just making your feet feel good.. Reflexology is a complementary therapy which aims to treat the whole person.…

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Ayurvedic Yoga

Ayurveda, meaning science of life, is considered the sister science of Yoga. In Ayurveda the first thing we consider is a person’s natural constitution which in Sanskrit is called our Prakruti. According to Ayurveda we are made up of five great elements – space, air, fire water and earth. And it’s how these elements interact,…

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Bounce Blissfully into Spring with Yin Yoga

I have being working online with a private client who’s been coming to me for a number of years. Due to her changing needs we decided to switch our approach to her yoga practice and try a more yin approach. This has been so successful for her, that it inspired me train in yin yoga.…

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It’s Spring!

Bernie Rowen-Ross tells us in some folk tales, there is a belief that Oester the fertility goddess is celebrated as a bringer of hope for good harvests and long summer days. In the Christian calendar, Easter is a celebration of Christ rising on the third day – to the believers this is a sign of…

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Are you a Disappointed Optimist?

If so, Bernadette Petrie hopes that learning about the Stockdale Paradox will give you the motivation to have faith, get real and feel glad on the other side. I’m under no illusion that we still have some way to go to regain global normality, yet I have faith that the future will be very bright…

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