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The Power of Affirmations

20 February 2017

When we make affirmations, we are strongly declaring something to be true. We often verbalise these truths and say them aloud to give them more weight. By making these short, powerful statements, we are exercising control over our thoughts which can, in turn, help to shape our reality. When we think of affirmations, we often…

Valentines Day self challenge

Valentines Day Self-Love Challenge

14 February 2017

Let’s talk about love! Valentines Day is here, but we want to celebrate a different kind of love. We’re talking about self-love. It’s so important to practise self-love and to treat yourself with kindness. When you truly love yourself and believe that you are worthy of only the best, you can really start to thrive.…

Raw Truffles

Easy Truffle Recipe for Valentine's Day

11 February 2017

Welcome to February! Love it or loathe it, Valentines Day is just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate than with some rich and luxurious raw truffles? These delicious little balls of joy are the perfect way to show some love, either to yourself or to that special someone. What’s more, they are…

meditation for self renewal

A Meditation For Self Renewal

21 January 2017

You may be wondering, just what is ‘self-renewal’? And why do I want to meditate on it? Well, self-renewal can mean different things. On a short-term and immediate basis, you might be looking at recovering from physical or mental exertion that has left us exhausted and needing a boost of energy. Alternatively, you could be…

New Years Fireworks

Will Your New Year's Resolution Last?

1 January 2017

Hi, I hope you’ve had a lovely Christmas and you’re looking forward to the coming year. It’s now that we all start to think about our New Year’s Resolutions. Have you got any? Do you find that you just blurt out the same old resolutions without much thought? And then find that come the end…

Raw Christmas cake recipe

A Favourite Festive Dessert (& healthy too)

21 December 2016

What is Christmas dinner without a decadent dessert? You’ve had your roast potatoes and you’ve earned your brownie points by filling up on vegetables (of course…), so now it’s time to indulge your sweet tooth whilst trying to ignore the washing up and bickering over which board game is up next. Seeing as it’s the…

Dr Claire Maguire

Let’s Make This Your Most Incredible Year

4 January 2016

The excitement of the festive season has died down, the anticipation of a new year has faded and the reality is we are now in 2016. Do you feel like its just another year? The thought of new year resolutions is they are made to be broken? Are you groaning with yet another article on…

going nowhere fast

Who would you like to be?

15 November 2015

When you get stuck in the same old rut, doing the same old things, it can feel as if life is going nowhere fast. This can drive you to feeling burnt out, overwhelmed and/or stressed as you wonder where the real you went or perhaps you’ve forgotten or think you never knew who you were…

Balance Your Life

How to Have a Difficult Conversation

14 August 2015

How to Have a Difficult Conversation – One thing I see time after time is women stuck in a position of not being heard, of needing to resolve an issue, to open up communication and to have a conversation they would rather not be having. As the conversation is going to be difficult, it often…