Mental Health

February 24, 2020

By Tara Brooks (Naturopath)   Anxiety not only affects the brain with repetitive thoughts and excessive thinking, but it affects the whole body. The sympathetic nervous system, or what is more commonly know as the ‘flight or fight’ state, increases the heart rate, reduces digestion and increases adrenalin, as well as numerous other physiological changes. […]

February 6, 2020

Written by Margo Field Know when to hold ‘em. know when to fold ‘em. (A bit about me and some tips for you on life transitions)   Some transitions in life are really obvious. They’re also predictable – such as becoming a parent, getting a new job, moving to live in a new location, taking […]

December 15, 2019

Written by Margo Field Long term relationships and their pitfalls and what to do instead.   Are you playing ‘pin the problem on them’ ? Sometimes when relationships go stale we point fingers at each other. “I’m in a relationship with this person, and I’m not happy anymore. So it must be my partner’s fault.” […]

December 5, 2019

Written by Jen Frankcombe-Campbell Hola.. Yes it is unbelievably that time of year again.. CHRISTMAS!!…eeeekkk!! Where has 2018 gone? Did you manage to enjoy any of it? I know my year was full on hectic. My Mum had surgery for a huge brain aneurysm, I was and still am healing with my Hashimotos, my Dad […]

October 21, 2019

Written by Margo Field Recently my dear Aunty Pat died. She was in her 90’s and lived a happy life – she had 5 children who’ve also gone on to have kids and even provided a few great grandchildren. Even though I didn’t spend a lot of time with her, she left me with a […]

September 11, 2019

Sex is a natural and pleasurable part of a healthy lifestyle, so when interest wanes or sexual difficulties occur, it can be confronting and uncomfortable for both you and your partner.  Low libido is very common, and is often triggered by hormonal or emotional problems.  In this article I want to unpack what can go […]

August 21, 2019

Written by Margo Field I’ve been thinking recently about success and very quickly it became clear to me that I was more interested in being satisfied in life – in the big picture. Sure, I already have a roof over my head and don’t need to worry about having enough money to buy the basics. […]

July 24, 2019

Written by Hannah Sutton In the practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine we take a holistic approach to well-being, placing a strong emphasis on disease prevention and health maintenance.  The ultimate goal of a practitioner is to help preserve the health of their patients through the various transitions in life and significant health events whether it […]

July 13, 2019

Written by Margo Field I’m very lucky – I’ve just had a three week holiday – and it has been a very good rest from my usual routine. I’ve learnt to appreciate (again), that ‘down time’ is an integral part of ‘up time’.  Holidays for me mean I’m in charge of my own time. I […]

June 29, 2019

By Camille Scott With winter well and truly here the temptation to hibernate could not be stronger! The shorter days, and cold, rainy weather make it easy to forgo most activity in favour of snuggling up on the couch. Regular massage during winter may not be something you’ve thought of to include in your self-care […]

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