As you know, people are social beings and need to connect with each other regularly for a healthy lifestyle. Social wellness is about nurturing yourself and your relationship with others to balance your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health while participating in social connections with others.
As winter settles in Down Under, it is a timely reminder for us to remember to take care of ourselves – especially our lung health. The lungs are central to your wellbeing and ensuring that you take in fresh, clean air to circulate through your body.
In Act IV Scene V of Shakespeare’s play Hamlet, Ophelia turns to Laertes and says; “There’s rosemary, that’s for remembrance; pray, love, remember”. As far back in history as you can remember, Rosemary has been often used as a plant to help improve the memory. For decades, scientists have been studying the magical power thatContinue reading “Remember rosemary for memory”
Mindfulness can be engaged in almost all activities when you think about it. Whether you enjoy a cup of tea or a glass of wine, you can apply the principles of mindfulness and being present in the moment. In fact, there is no right or wrong way to enjoy wine. You don’t even have toContinue reading “The art of winefulness”
Over the past couple of months, we have looked at how eating mindfully not only helps you plan your meals but contributes to improving your health and wellbeing. As you have worked through your food journal aligned with the mindful eating blog series, you may have noticed some trends to your eating habits. Such asContinue reading “Food journal and planning”
The process of cleansing is about taking time out for rest to restore your body to a relaxed state. However, detoxing the body means to flush out toxicity and restore you to a natural balanced, healthy state. Both are beneficial to reducing the toxicity in your life and important in your healing cycle.
In an age where we are brought up to seek out pharmaceuticals when we are sick, there are many natural remedies that can be used to help. Some pharmaceuticals have their place certainly, especially for existing conditions. However, natural therapies can boost your immune system to prepare your body to fight off illness.
The benefits of tea have been widely communicated on many platforms with green tea taking the lead. Green tea is a popular choice for cleansing and detoxifying harmful toxins out of the body. But there six more teas that can provide health benefits for other ailments.
Staying hydrated is not just about drinking plenty of water, although you should still do that. However, there are many fruits and vegetables that have a high water content. These foods can help you keep up your daily water intake while giving your skin a health glow.
As you work on your mindful eating journey, it is important to be kind to yourself. While it is important to take note of what you eat, when you eat and why you eat; it is equally important to not judge yourself harshly. Self-judgement and criticism can lead to unhealthy eating habits, shame and leaveContinue reading “Self-compassion and mindful eating”