Kava: a healing herb for finding peace amidst challenges (personal experience)

Kava is one of nature's secret little 'yes, yes, yes' herbs with its ability to induce a powerful state of calm relaxation, whilst allowing your mind to stay focused and clear (yes, I did say relaxed AND clarity of mind in the SAME sentence). How long have I used kava for? I first discovered kava [...]

Why does ‘making food with love’ skyrocket your spiritual health?

You’ve probably already noticed that being happy or peaceful in the kitchen, mysteriously makes your food taste delicious. Well, there is a good reason for it. I consistently get comments from guests that eat my food on retreats like... 'I can really feel the loving energy in the food when I eat it' 'your food [...]

Life will challenge us to the core! So how do we actually find peace?

As I've gotten older in years, I've realised that the challenges of life don't escape any of us. Life tests us to the core. It can thrash us around in a whirlwind of torrents.  It can even feel like we have very little choice in the matter. Yet do we? We can't control what is [...]

Are oats gluten-free or not? Does it make a difference to you?

I often hear people ask if oats are gluten-free or not. It's a hot topic amidst those who are either have a gluten allergy, a gluten sensitivity or have coeliacs disease. This article is all about looking at whether or no oats are gluten-free and why 'some' oats might even be contaminated with other gluten [...]

Seven Healing Herbs for Anxiety & Stress (and anxiety in a nutshell)

Anxiety in a nutshell... Anxiety is a normal response to a stressful situation. It is an emotion that we all experience at some point. It keeps us alert and ready for action as a survival mechanism, allowing us to react quickly to life-threatening situations. In short, a marvellous medley of hormonal changes and physiological responses [...]

The mystery of unconditional love – healing ourselves back to wholeness

Love is somewhat of a mystery to most of us, because it’s kind of intangible and undefinable. It’s difficult to grasp with the intellectual mind. We can point to it, yet, it’s only when we experience it that it begins to fully make sense. To truly love, we have to let go, feel beyond the [...]