Winter Bathing: To Winter Bathe or Not to Winter Bathe

What’s the Deal with Winter Bathing Winter Bathing…like sunbathing only less warm! I’m enjoying exploring the concept of bathing at the moment. What does it actually mean to say we’re sunbathing and is it good or bad for us? Are there different environments or atmospheres that offer bathing opportunities Is Forrest Bathing nothing more than aContinue reading “Winter Bathing: To Winter Bathe or Not to Winter Bathe”

Forest Bathing: To Forest Bathe or Not to Forest Bathe…

Forest Bathing Compared to sunbathing, Forest-bathing is the new kid on the block.  It’s already gaining a lot of traction in the UK, as a therapeutic tool. But we’re in danger of missing the point.  Whilst it’s being sold as a relaxing mindfulness exercise, really it’s a straight-up case of biological survival. Of course, a walkContinue reading “Forest Bathing: To Forest Bathe or Not to Forest Bathe…”

To Bathe or Not to Bathe…

Sunlight Vitamin D is one of 24 micronutrients critical for human survival.  And Vit D deficiency is pretty common due to low sunlight.  Common enough that the NHS offers Vit D supplements for free – Healthy Start. All pregnant and breastfeeding women and young children are at risk of vitamin D deficiency (teenagers, younger women and those fromContinue reading “To Bathe or Not to Bathe…”

Candy Conscious

We live in interesting times… Times where companies act more like governments than governments?!? It appears Google likes to reward it’s staff whilst factoring in long-term health implications of ‘treats’. Google’s Behavioral Science Team (if our Government wasn’t broke i’m sure they’d have behavioral science teams too!) ran an experiment or two with M&M’s. TheseContinue reading “Candy Conscious”

“What do you want to master…what is your purpose…what makes you, You?”

I’m really loving this ‘horse’ account on Instagram. Except it’s not really about horses…to me at least! It’s the study of nature, and in nature, there is Universal wisdom, wisdom which you could apply to your own life. This account invites you to leave complexity behind…to simply see what’s in front of you. Instead ofContinue reading ““What do you want to master…what is your purpose…what makes you, You?””

The Planet is Fine

We’re going away. Pack your shit, folks. We’re going away. And we won’t leave much of a trace, either. Maybe a little Styrofoam … The planet’ll be here and we’ll be long gone. – George Carlin   The unimitable George Carlin kicking us, ‘Save the Earther’s’, where it hurts! Imagining styrofoam as our last markContinue reading “The Planet is Fine”

Lignification

Trees get ready for the long winter through a process known as lignification (Latin lignum ‘wood’). The woody tissues and other organs of the plant begin a highly orchestrated process whereby cell walls are strengthened.   Using energy harvested through summer, new growth is hardened to protect from frost, damp & disease. Come the springContinue reading “Lignification”

Infusion Living – Maté

Yerba Maté is a plant that people make tea from – particulalry in South America. Maybe I’m just imagining it (placebo), but although it contains caffiene, it doesn’t give me the jitters like a strong coffee can! Yerba maté has anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties. Has been shown to reduce LDL cholesterol within weeks of supplementation.Continue reading “Infusion Living – Maté”

Infusion Living – Oatstraw

I’m still filling the paperwork to trademark Infusion Living as a lifestlyle brand, but I think it’s going to be BIG! 😉 Joking aside…I’m very grateful to my lovely wild-women friend, Shando, for introducing me to this wonderful calming elixir Oatstraw. Tradionally, oatsraw was prescribed to raise libido (sowing your wild oats) and i thinkContinue reading “Infusion Living – Oatstraw”

How to be ‘BULLET-Proof’!

  As someone who doesn’t tolerate supermarket milk, I’ve been putting butter in my coffee for years.  It might seem like a radical new thing to do, but the Tibetans have been putting butter in their hot drinks for hundreds of years – yet another traditional forgotten food! Dave Asprey is credited with the resurgence of this ancient practiceContinue reading “How to be ‘BULLET-Proof’!”