Tag Archives: self care

Give Yourself the Gift of Self-Worth, Self-Love and Self-Gratification this Holiday Season

As December rolls around there’s one word that consumes my mind … gifts. I love the whole gift-giving ritual of finding a little special something that will bring smiles of joy to a loved one with the underlying thought of “I love you” and “thank you for being such a wonderful part of my life”. But December is also the month that I like to gift myself lovely little treats, to indulge in my self-worth, self-love and self-gratification.

No matter who I talk to: female or male; old, middle-aged or young; living here or abroad; religious or agnostic; it seems we all have one thing in common … life can be full of ups and downs. Continue reading

Transform Your Mundane Morning Shower into a Heavenly Sensory Experience

I’m a big believer in taking the time to create home spa rituals on a regular basis. Not only is it the perfect opportunity to nurture your self on the physical level, lathering nourishing oils on to your body; it’s also a luxurious and effective way to soak up the emotional benefits of aromatherapy, via bathing in an essential oil enhanced bath; as well as a calming and energizing time to spend curled up on the couch sipping on a cup of herbal tea whilst listening to music, reading a chapter of a book or simply sitting and “be”-ing. For years I’ve been harping on about how important it is to make the time for YOU so that you can be the happier and healthier you that you deserve to be. There is, however, one question that I get asked over and over again… “but how do i create a spa experience if I don’t have a bath?” So, I am dedicating the October ritual to all of you that have showers. Continue reading

Everyday Tips to Help Yourself De-stress

Anxiety, sleeping problems, mood swings, stress, the “blues”… do these words sound all too familiar to you? It seems that as the years go by, these stress-related states are becoming more prevalent, with mental health problems fast becoming the number one health issue. If you are currently suffering or would like to prevent these debilitating feelings from consuming your life, there is, in fact, much that you can do to help yourself be the happy and healthy person that you deserve to be.

In my opinion it all starts with the basics: eating healthily, exercising regularly, breathing pure natural scents and setting aside a few moments in the day to nurture yourself. 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

Relax and Revitalise Your Body and Mind with the New Self-Healing Pranamat

A couple of months ago I was introduced to the pranamat, a self-healing tool that helps to relax and revitalise the body and mind. Initially I was attracted to the stylish colours and 100% natural and eco-friendly materials, but on hearing the health benefits all I wanted to do was road test one. The reason being, is that I spend a large portion of my day working on my laptop, and as a result tension is sometimes held within my shoulders and back. Continue reading

New Book Just Released: Be Happy. Be Healthy. Be Genki.

For a number of years I’ve been writing Be Genki Rituals and contributing to several blogs, with the aspiration to help educate and inspire holistic health and happiness. From doing this I have received countless queries from readers asking for tips on how to improve an area of their life. So I thought it seemed like a natural progression to put together a self-care guide, drawing down on the diverse principles and practices that I have studied and applied over the years. Continue reading

Become More Aware of How Your Body “Talks” to You and Enjoy the Sensation of Feeling and Looking Better than You Ever Have Before

Are there times when your body is telling you to put down the fork, but you keep on eating more food anyway? Is your life so busy that you forget to stop and nourish yourself with a balanced meal, instead eating a number of unhealthy snacks on-the-go? Are you consuming coffee and/or alcohol out of habit as opposed to listening to what would truly be nurturing for your body? Continue reading