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Taming the Monkey – A Breath Meditation to Focus the Mind

One of the most common obstacles facing us when we meditate is restless and ‘chattering’ mental activity – this is sometimes referred to as the ‘monkey mind’. Contrary to common opinion – meditation is not about emptying your mind completely – though some people certainly experience moments where there...
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Beginning the Practice of Seated Meditation

The word meditation conjures up images of serene individuals in contemplative seated positions and the promise of a future life of peace and bliss. With ongoing research continuing to support the benefits of a regular mediation practice for everything from stress management to improvements in cognitive function then it’s...
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Demystifying…Mindfulness

The term ‘mindfulness’ seems to be making an appearance in pretty much every wellness article now, but it’s not always clear what is being referred to, leaving some confusion (I feel) for the reader; so I thought it worth sharing my experience. Simply put, mindfulness can be either a...
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Demystifying…Probiotics – Part 2. Do you need them?

Some time ago I created a post about probiotics to lay some foundations regarding what they are and what to look for if you feel you need them; which brings me to the point I said i’d answer…”do you need them?” The low-down on probiotic use – as I...
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Demystifying…Probiotics

Probiotics have become big business with seemingly every second article I read making mention of them. The trouble is, what I read is frequently either out-dated, or incomplete information – not really providing consumers with some of the extra detail you need to make a worthwhile choice in what...
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Introduction to Aromatherapy

Ever scratched the skin of an orange to enjoy the uplifting scent it releases? This is aromatherapy in action as what you were exposed to was the volatile oil found in an orange skin. Aromatherapy is the therapeutic use of aromatic plant oils to achieve psychological and physical wellbeing....
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