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)

Good Vibrations: Flower Essences and Emotional Health Pt 1

Good Vibrations: Flower Essences and Emotional Health

lavender african essences

Lavender helps relieve stress and anger (African Essences)


In this series, a look will be taken at the role of flower and vibrational essences (collectively referred to as “essences”) in assisting in emotional support and inner growth. First, however, let’s look at … (More)

Take a Plane and NOT the Strain! Travel Series Part 3

(Un)Winding Yourself Up and Arrive with a Smile

truck on highwayIn the final part of my Travel Series, we’ll be looking at ways you can keep yourself calm when travelling or while on holiday.

While we cannot always control the circumstances of our travel – however much we may wish to! – … (More)

Take a Plane and NOT the Strain! Travel Series Part 1

Take a Plane (or train or car) and NOT the Strain!

Having recently returned from a trip to the States to see my family, it occurred to me tairplanecabinwith passengershat people need to reduce their stress levels, even when going on holiday!  Arguments with your spouse/partner or kids, delays, lost … (More)

Mimosa Essence to Unfrazzle those Nerves

Mimosa Essence

“My bright head greets the morning and my leaves sleep at night.”

Mimosa Flower

Photo: S Balgobin

Scientific Name:  Mimosa Tenuiflora

Related Chakra: Heart Chakra

Origin: Asia. A fast growing tree with pink, tufted flowers and a delicate perfume, the leaves fold up at night.

 Mimosa – Traditional herbal uses:  (More)