How to choose a natural perfume

Is the mere thought of the stench of your department store’s perfumery enough to bring tears to your eyes? Are you keen to try to a more natural fragrance; one which reflects your unique  personality and embraces a more natural lifestyle? If either or both apply,  it’s time to explore natural perfume. “But where do…

Harnessing the power of the Moon’s phases

In Wicca, the power of the Moon cannot be overestimated, and indeed she is highly revered. The Moon is a primary Pagan Goddess. The powerful effect of the Moon is obvious, as it pulls the waters around our world. The Moon affects much more than just water; the very Earth under your feet has tidal…

Winter blues? Beat SAD naturally

If you suffer with episodes of recurring low moods or depression during winter months, you may be suffering with Seasonal Affective Disorder, also known as SAD. Classical symptoms of SAD include needing more sleep than usual, low mood, lethargy and a general lack of interest in ordinary things. Seasonal Affective Disorder is usually worsened during…

How to banish your phobias

Do you suffer with a phobia that is preventing you from living the life that you dreamed of? If so, you are not alone. From a fear of spiders to fears of flying, phobias affect around one in ten of the general population. Real figures are likely to be higher, however, as many people keep…

Top 4 alternative fashion sites

If you don’t follow the crowd when it comes to fashion and seek alternative style inspiration drawn from sources across the globe (eco-friendly, vegan, vintage and more), then read on.  We’ve picked four of the best inspirational fashion websites and bloggers. With a keen eye for the eclectic and  individuality far removed from the high…

Top 5 guilt-free (blissful) chocolates

Calling all sweet-toothed chocoholics out there (and yes, I am a self-professed member of the club).  Did you know that there’s more to chocolate than the run-of-the-mill supermarket varieties? The ones which often include low levels of cocoa and high level of refined sugar?  Whilst being tantalising to your taste buds, refined sugar is well…

4 tips to treat eczema naturally

Are you a sufferer of eczema, medically known as dermatitis? If so, according to fineskin.com you are not alone. Eczema is fairly commonly occurring – approximately 1 in 10 people in the world will be affected by it at some point in their lives. Eczema symptoms include swollen, red, inflamed patches of scaly skin in…

Time to offer workplace benefits fit for everyone

Growing demand for alternative benefits in the workplace is highlighted in Mercer’s (UK) What’s Working survey. Increasingly, traditional benefits are ranking lower as drivers of motivation and engagement levels in favour of alternative, lifestyle-based benefits as enablers of work-life balance. In the UK, research on the top HR issues carried out by Mercer (2012) showed…

Taking the stress out of childbirth

Childbirth is widely perceived as one of the most feared experiences of a woman’s life, yet it sits nicely juxtaposed as one of the most amazing experiences of life. The thought of giving birth alone triggers fear and trepidation in even the bravest of souls. Yet the facts give much reassurance to the fearful: most…

4 wonderful winter workouts

If the wintry cold weather means that the last thoughts on your mind are outdoor activities and pursuits but you really have the urge to burn those extra  calories, we’ve put together some ideas for indoor winter workouts to help you keep fit and healthy throughout the winter months: 1. Spinning If you enjoy cycling…