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.

And a Child Shall Lead Them: Christmas Giving

Children Leading by Example: A Christmas Tale

grandparent-with-gift-teddy-bearThese days there is so much negativity in the air – and I’m not just talking about the news! It’s Christmas – and if you’re not stressing out by what to get for whom, or which dress to buy, it’s the in-laws or … (More)

Celebrating You: Be ALL the Women Inside You

Take Time to Step Back…and Celebrate!

Biker Chick

Photo: S Balgobin

Following on from previous posts on what I learned/remembered during a recent women’s retreat in Morocco, another lesson made itself apparent to me since my return; I needed to remember to celebrate myself!

These are a few of the photos … (More)

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)