This Christmas, Celebrate Humanity

Bernie Rowen-Ross says I’m sure, like me, you’re looking forward to the end of 2020 ‘annus horibilis’ and hoping for ‘annus mirabilis’, which means wonderful year, in 2021. Today, more than any other, is not a time for spending a fortune on unwanted Christmas presents and merry parties. It is a time to reflect on…

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It’s Freezing and I Love It

Bernadette Petrie tells us, as this year we’ll celebrate a very different sort of Christmas, maybe the great outdoors can provide us with a different way of celebrating the light that we are.. I‘d like to tell you about my favourite swimming muse. I came across her in 2005, she must have been in her…

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Your Yoga Routine

Some people shudder at the thought of routine, others thrive on it, whichever person you are I urge you to consider just how important simple routines are. I’ve just returned from a well needed holiday in the Highlands. The scenery was beautiful, an abundance of autumn colours and the shifting light signified the change in…

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The Green Clean Lady

It may be the smell you like or that the colour of the bottle matches your decor. But when you choose a soap, cleaner, laundry powder or even a scented candle you probably don’t give much thought to whether the label hides a secret. Worldwide, an estimated 500,000 animals are still suffering for cleaning products…

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How Conscious Are We

Ayurvedic Counsellor Bernie Rowen-Ross tells us, now is the time to fix our mindset and start to become conscious of what we do, and what we don’t do. Following various Facebook pages, I am always amazed at some of the news which appears in them. I see so many helpful people answering questions, helping find…

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It’s Time to Tune In and Let Go

It goes without saying that 2020 has sparked fear, uncertainty and turbulence globally. Bernadette Petrie explains we may feel ‘over COVID’, but in real terms we have to accept things are the way they are – meaning, they are not the way they were. And with this acceptance, comes the way forward.. When I tune…

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Black Lives Matter

Last issue I wrote about the Black Lives Matter campaign, and my own experiences of being treated negatively as a Northern Irish Catholic woman. This led to me meeting Jacqui Abizie-Mckendrick, one of our NHS key workers, a local organiser of the Black Lives Matter campaign and representative from the BAME community. She shares her…

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Bare Beauty

In the quest for beauty, we typically turn to skincare products. While there’s no doubt that topical products can be effective, they do have their limitations. Taking a natural and holistic approach to caring for ourselves will not only help us improve our skin, it will also help us age well and maintain good health.…

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