Category archives: Inspiration

Deep Connect Nature Retreat

So here’s the thing… 6 years ago - September 2012, I became soooo unwell.. I found it hard to walk, to pick stuff up, to chew, I was tired all the time, and I mean all the time… In May 2013 I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis, and now, 6 years on, I feel better than I ever did before - in my life! I feel like I’ve finally arrived in my body, I feel happy and con[...]

Healing, Growth and Expansion

It never ceases to amaze me how incredible life's turns are. As you all know, over the last 5 years I've been on a huge self healing journey. The reason I call it a self healing rather than recovery from Rheumatoid Arthritis, is that is exactly what it is. Symptoms as diagnosed by the doctor are just the very surface of what is going on deep deep down inside us. In my[...]

The Queen Bee

After hearing about a local bee keeper, then eating a jar of her scrumptious honey, I simply had to meet the Queen Bee herself and learn more.  And so I came to meet Katharine Slater and her beautiful bees.  I've never been this close to a bee hive or really understood just how incredible these insects truly are, and so this experience was almost a spiritual one for [...]

10 Things I’ve Learned since being Diagnosed with a Chronic Disease

I'm sitting here thinking about how happy I am and how blessed I feel to have found my true calling in life. It's taken a long time for me to arrive here, in fact it's been 5 years since I first became 'ill'. Since then, I've learned a hell of a lot about life, health, the human body, emotional and spiritual wellbeing and fooooood. So I wanted to share with you so[...]

How to Eat Healthy While Camping

A weekend camping in the countryside or in the woods is a great opportunity to get into nature and forget about our everyday worries and stresses. It takes us back to slow living; fetching water, gathering wood and making fire, are actions which help bring us into the present moment, connecting out mind and body.  Simply being outdoors has been scientifically proven t[...]

Top 5 Christmas Healthy Foods

Christmas is more often associated with overindulgence than with healthy foods, but I'm here to tell you all about the amazing healthy foods which can have you sail on through. My absolute favourite Christmas healthy foods are Brussel sprouts, pomegranate, walnuts, parsnips and kale. They all offer amazing health benefits in their own right, but you can also serve the[...]

National Arthritis Week 2016

As it’s National Arthritis Week, I wanted to share with you my top diet and lifestyle changes which made a huge impact in managing my Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). The Immune System As RA is an autoimmune condition it is important to focus on the immune system not just the joint aches and pains. As such, one of the most important interventions I made was gut healing.[...]

Happy and Healthy 2016!

The time between Christmas and New Year is a good time to sit back and reflect on the year about to pass and look ahead to the coming year. I don't do resolutions as such because resolutions tend to be unrealistic and in my experience end up being broken within a month. Nor do I believe in detoxing in January -  it's still winter and I certainly don't want to shed my [...]

10 Natural Cold & Flu Remedies

Today I want to share with you my Top 10 Natural Cold & Flu Remedies if you're feeling a little under the weather. It certainly is the time of year for colds and flus and it's normal that we should catch the odd thing, but what's really important is that we recover quickly and naturally. Below are a few things from my 'medicine' cupboard. TURMERIC Turmeric's i[...]