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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Take a Walk in Nature

Earth matters and Bernie Rowen-Ross urges us to slow down and think more deeply about the simple things in life – such as a walk in nature. As I write, my back is warmed by the sun, I hear the birdsong and all is well in my world. I’ve just returned from an evening walk,…

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Nothing in this Life is Permanent

Bernadette Petrie tells us nothing in this life is permanent. As I sit down to write my column, I am a day late, having wasted precious energy fretting over an estimated utilities bill, which sent me into a total head spin. Ironically, I’m also on the eve of publishing my first self-help book – Permission…

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Time for Yoga

One of the many aspects of Yoga I truly love is that you can grab your mat, pop it into your kit bag and practice just about anywhere. Here are two easy poses to practice. A lot of people tell me they would like to practice Yoga at home – perhaps in the morning or…

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Q&A… Sheena Skinner

Sheena Skinner is the founder of Detox Health Beauty and has over 20 years’ experience in the field of health and nutrition. With a passion for complementary healthcare, natural beauty and healthy eating, Sheena set up Detox Health Beauty and has a huge online following with over 10,000 Instagram followers. In 2018 she launched the…

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Get Glowing

If you’re looking for a way to give your skin a true glow-y boost, achieving a radiant, dewy complexion has never been easier thanks to the new facial oils from Beatitude. Let’s face it – winter always hangs around way longer than it should, which can make everything feel and look a bit more “blah.”…

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Create Space with Yoga

Everyone seems to be a yogi these days, from your best friend to your co-worker to your aunt But if, like me, you have yet to attempt the Warrior II or Mountain Pose, taking your first yoga class can be a little intimidating. What if your hands sweat and you fall off the mat? What…

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