Yoga for Winter

During the winter months, many of us can struggle to keep a positive frame of mind. The weather is generally cold, damp, heavy and often windy, and the sky cloudy. Let’s face it – we lack energy! In Ayurveda, winter is the month when our Kapha Dosha elements become aggravated, so a Kapha pacifying routine,…

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It’s the Thought That Counts

Bernie Rowen-Ross tells us a present you make is so much better than one you buy. So give the gift of love this Christmas with handmade or artisan gifts.   Can you believe it’s winter already? For many of us, Christmas shopping or gift making is in full swing. The joy of handmade is, it…

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Love and Cherish who you are Right Now

As the year comes to a close, could being our own best friend be the real gift of Christmas asks Bernadette Petrie. Several years ago, I received a special gift when out walking on the beach with one of my dearest friends. We met as first-time expectant mothers when my husband and I lived on…

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My Actions are the Ground Upon Which I Stand

Bernie Rowen-Ross reminds us of the importance of our actions and how easy it is to spread kindness to those around us.   Oh what joy, the autumn colours are showing off their best palette! As I watch the leaves falling it reminds me of our own impermanence, our own time on the planet. The…

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Slow Down Sweetheart There is No Need to Rush

As columnist Bernadette Petrie struggles with her own mental health, she reminds herself and us to slow down – take each day as it comes – step-by-step. One day my son hopped into the car beside me and said; “Mum, I can’t wait until I’m taller than you”. He was about half an inch away.…

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Cold Comfort Skincare

As the leaves change colour, autumn is a reminder to reset our beauty routine to help protect against the colder climate and the drying effects of central heating. Scandinavia has the most gorgeous winter landscapes, so it’s safe to say they have perfected the art of cold weather skincare. Hayley Flanagan brings us ten steps…

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Ayurvedic Yoga – Morning Routine

Since embarking on my Ayurvedic journey I have been astounded at its ancient wisdom and knowledge regarding healing and health. Ayurveda, looks at who we are and what we need at that particular moment in time and gives us a solid plan to follow so we can authentically live a happy and healthy life. An…

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Nordic to the Max

Hayley Flangan asks when is Scandi not minimalist? Rediscovering podcasts, I recently listened to ‘The Great Indoors’ an interior design series by Sophie Robson off the telly and Kate Watson-Smyth of ‘Mad About the House’ fame. In one episode they actually said that Scandi minimalism is dead. I had to rewind and check I’d heard…

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Confidence

Bernie Rowen-Ross tells us that part of becoming confident is to become your own best friend. There is no limit to the times that we might not feel confident. Age doesn’t suddenly bring confidence. Most of us feel lacking in confidence about something; it is the nature of the way we are shaped. Sometimes it…

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