Pain is a universally felt experience. But why do we feel it and why is it so important that we do? There are different categories of pain…
•Acute Pain is usually only short term. This is usually sharp or sudden and is often caused by an injury.
•Persistent or Chronic Pain is usually felt on a long term basis. Examples of this are “Back pain” and arthritis and fibromyalgia.
•Some pain seems to comes and go and this is known as recurrent or intermittent Pain. What is the pu
I love a good pair of yoga leggings as much as the next yogi. And at this stage in my life I probably spend more time in yoga gear than I do in regular clothes. So it makes sense to have some decent options. Even if you are just looking for a comfortable, well made pair to wear to your regular yoga class I think you might find some nice options here. I have tried or tested the following more earth conscious brands and Gossypium is British company they create gear for men and
The skin is the largest organ of your body. The the outermost layer of the skin is called the epidermis, it creates a waterproof barrier and protects our delicate inner layers from harm. You can take care of your skin through choosing a balanced diet (plenty fruit and vegetables) and regular exercise are excellent ways to take care of your skin. Choosing natural cosmetics and skin care products is a step in the right direction. And staying hydrated. Winter can be particula
I have been gum free for the past six months! This might sound funny but I was rarely without a pack of gum. When I worked with my mum in her restaurant I used to chew it constantly to avoid snacking all day. From there I just got accostomed to chewing something. Also I would constantly blow bubbles which is also a pretty irritating (apparently). What’s the harm in chewing gum you might ask? Here are some of the reasons why I decided to kick the habit. 1. It May Trigger TMJ (
Life is a constant dance between Yin and Yang, one can not exist without the other and these two forces are ever- changing and never static. Yin- Moon,night,cold,dark,black,slow,passive,female,nurturing. Yang-Sun,day,hot,hard,bright,white,active,male,emitting. Most of us are living in a very yang state …fast paced, progressive, goal orientated. But when we burn the candle at both ends, for example long days at work followed by intense workout’s or late nights out, We quickly
If you know anything about me, you will know that I am a fairly grounded individual, I like facts and information that can be backed up with evidence, this is just what makes sense to me. But I also enjoy the fact that even the most brilliant minds on this earth don’t know all the answers to some of life’s most compelling questions, making some things seem just that little bit magical. Last night I had the unique and wonderful opportunity to experience one such magical moment
I am sure you have heard the old expression “you are what you eat” but did you know that you are what you think! The mind produces thoughts as naturally as the mouth produces saliva. You can’t stop thinking but you can direct the focus of your thoughts. I want you to think about the 5 most prevailing thoughts that run through your head on a daily basis. Now write them down. What is the overall tone? How do the words you wrote make you feel? Are your thoughts keeping you stuck
Self-care is not what you think. Either you are totaly into it or you glaze over when you see yet another post talking about it. But what if I told you that it is not what you think? It’s not about luxury spa experiences, fancy soap or expensive supplements etc. Meaning it is not simply a luxury or an indulgence only available to those who can afford it. It is for you, me and everyone. Try these 5 tips to get you going on your self care journey! Quality sleep – This is probab
Maybe you have heard the word fascia and maybe you have a vague idea about what it is and what it does. Or maybe you have never heard of it before. Either way I am here to share with you a little bit of information about the stuff that connects all of us. Fascia, Fascia, Fascia… the missing link to helping to release deep tension in the body? Every structure of the body down to the tiniest nerve has it’s own fascia. Every part of us is connected through a web of this fascina
You have probably heard that in order to be healthy you should cut out processed foods. But what is processed food? And isn’t all food processed on some level? After all there is a process to picking vegetables and when baking bread for example. But there is a fundamental difference between food that has been made and food that is man made. There are different levels of processing. Think about the differences and processes involved in corn on the cob, a tortilla and high fruc
When we set ourselves goals we often become so consumed with the outcome that our very happiness becomes hinged upon it. This can lead to distress and feelings of failure if we do not succeed in attaining the goal. Rather than setting yourself on course of perpetual goal setting and disappointment… Adopt a new attitude of creating small positive habits which are achievable and which will set you on a path towards greater positive transformation in the future. Here are my 5 ti