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Keeping Relaxed over Christmas Time

Warmer weather, blue skies and summer approaching inevitably means one thing … its that time of year again… Christmas. Whilst the holiday season is something that most of us look forward to with elation, it can also be quite stressful.

Do you find yourself with a massive ever-growing to-do list as the end of year comes closer? Somehow convincing yourself that all those “things” must be done before December 25. Do you say ‘yes’ to every invitation for a night out? Do you get carried away with all the champagne and celebratory nights out at this time of year? Do you notice your stress levels rising at the thought of Christmas approaching? Why is it that we load so much extra pressure on ourselves at this time of year? The season when we really should be relaxing and enjoying quality time with our loved ones. Continue reading

What is a Self-Healing Acupressure Pranamat?

I have a new love that has been energising and relaxing me for the past six weeks: the new self-healing acupressure pranamat. On days when I wake up without a spring in my step, I lay on it for 20 minutes and my energy levels are restored. When I’m in a frustrated or stressed mood I lay on it for 30 to 40 minutes with my eyes closed, and am surprisingly a lot calmer and level-headed once I get up. Continue reading

Nurture Your Self With a Happy, Healthy and Loving End to the Year

Why is it that once December arrives, we try and squeeze as much in as possible before the end of the year? Is it just me, or do you too try and catch up with all your friends for an “oh we must catch up before Christmas!” drink? It’s kind of like the world is going to end on December 31 so we had better catch up beforehand or who knows what will happen. Continue reading

Make Breakfast a Relaxing Ritual

How many of you eat breakfast on the run? I know I have been guilty of this a few times, especially when my workload is monstrous. It goes something like this: Wake up; have a quick shower; get dressed; dash out the door; drive to my local cafe to pick up a soy chai tea and buckwheat muffin; drive to work with sips and bites at the traffic lights. Continue reading

Suffering from Stress and Anxiety? Try Breathing and Relaxation Techniques.

breathingI am a big believer in prevention rather than cure. I’d much prefer to look after myself on a daily basis and utilise self-care practices than go down the road of being prescribed pharmaceuticals to mask symptoms. Continue reading