About Sheila Hicks Balgobin, MBFVEA, MIFPA

I am a flower essence practitioner and producer of Spirit of Makasutu Flower & Vibrational Essences as well an aromatherapist with over 15 years’ experience. I use essences and essential oils “to open the eye within to see the world without” to address the root cause(s) of stress.

Bright Lights, Late Nights: The Breast Cancer Link

Tripping (over) the Light Fantastic?

If you are a woman who spends a lot of time indoors – and in winter the tendency is even greater – and you’re a smoker, there is evidence which suggests that the risk of breast increases.  According to US researchers, who followed some 110,000 … (More)

Step Back to Leap Forward: The Importance of Time Out

Draw Back….In Order to Leap Ahead!

A recent – unexpected but much  needed! – break in Marrakech reminded me of the importance of taking time out… or as they say in French, “reculer pour mieux sauter” – to fall back in order to make a better leap ahead.

I was … (More)

Walk Your Talk: Staying Fit on a Budget

Walking: An Underrated Activity

A ten-minute stroll from your desk to the local deli for lunch won’t burn off your lunch!  While the conventional wisdom, as published by Public Health England, stated that 5,000 steps a day is enough to keep you fit — that view is now being rejected; … (More)

Eating for Two: Vitamins and Minerals for Optimum Health

Vitamins and Minerals for Healthy Babies

Papaya tree with green fruit

Papaya tree with green fruit

While it has been known for years that folic acid is a necessary supplement to support proper development of the foetus during pregnancy – but did you know that our bodies are unable to benefit fully from the supplement?… (More)

Sex: The Best Cure-all Ever?

Laughter is Good for You…But Sex is Even Better!

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According to researchers, laughter may very well be the best medicine – but sex is even better (and more fun!).  The famed “afterglow” can last up to 48 hours – even if you only spent a few minutes making love!… (More)