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  When we think of lavender, I'm sure the first thing that springs to mind is the calming scent that is perfect to get a great night's sleep. But did you know that Lavender has a wealth of other benefits for our health, skin, and overall well being? Lavender has been used for medicinal purposes since the middle ages however the first documented use of lavender as a healing ingredient is actually much earlier, with reference to Spikenard (Greek for Lavender) in the bible. Throughout periods of history, and over each continent, lavender has been a key ingredient that has...

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aromatherapy, herbal tea, peace and calm, tea ritual -

Who doesn't love a cup of herbal tea! My love for herbal tea began when I was at university in 2005. I discovered green tea, and my obsession spiraled from there!!  I love the ritual of making a cup of tea. It's not just about pouring hot water over the tea bag. To me its a part of self-care for myself. Firstly I choose which mug I'd like, preferably a larger one for herbal. Then I choose which tea Id like, which will depend on the time of day, my mood and how I am feeling at the time. This is why...

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Calm My Mind - Words from a student midwife. I sit down, chairs lined up beside me, another assessment, if I pass this I am one more step closer to qualifying as a midwife. Deep Breath. It’s my sign off placement interview, I must show what I have learnt, how I have grown and what I now know. Deep Breath. I pull on my uniform, ensure my fob watch is in the correct place, pens and notebook in pocket, hair tied up, Deep Breath. My first shift on this placement.  Do I remember enough?  What will I be faced with? ...

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Holistic lifestyle, intuition, meditation -

‘Holistic’, to me means integrating all the parts into the whole; we cannot be whole without knowing all parts of ourselves.

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Citrus Synergy, January -

I don't know about you but after the hype and utter craziness of December, I find myself on a bit of a Christmas comedown! Although still getting January motivational vibes, there have been glimpses of feeling pretty low too. I'm sure I am not on my own with this. I know the kids are out of sorts whilst they are getting back into their routines. Many of us want to start the year with setting intentions, healthy eating plans and goals. That's a great thing, but it can involve putting too much pressure on ourselves. My goal is getting Holistic...

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