Over the past week I've been sharing the 7 dimensions of wellness on my Instagram feed. I thought I'd collate the posts into a single blog post here! I hope you enjoy - let me know what you think. The 7 limbs of wellness ✨What does wellness mean to you - the food you eat… Continue reading The 7 Limbs of Wellness
Now I've always been a hot shower & bubble bath kind of girl, yet my boyfriend has been having cold showers for years & this year I've taken the plunge! They are surprisingly invigorating! ⠀ ⠀ Cryotherapy creatures hormetic stress. Some evidence about the benefits of cold therapy:⠀ ❄️Enhances antioxidants, aiding against rouge inflammation. ⠀… Continue reading Cold therapy
✨Today I was honoured to present the awards for natural sciences at my old school's virtual speech day. ⠀ ⠀ ✨Part of my presentation speech I feel is pertinent here, in the world of wellness where we are ever more expected to all know our passions and purpose in life....⠀ ⠀ ✨"It was only after… Continue reading What if I don’t know my passion yet?
✨I wanted to share a particular highlight for me from a really interesting webinar I went to this week on yoga for mental health with @themindedinstitute 's Heather Mason.⠀ ⠀ ✨I've mentioned before how when we extend our exhales longer than our inhales it activates the parasympathetic (rest & digest) nervous system, but how does this… Continue reading Yoga for emotional wellbeing – Breathing for Anxiety.
✨BOX BREATHING ✨⠀ ⠀ 🧘🏼♀️Evidence is gathering supporting the use of breathing techniques for stress & anxiety management. ⠀ ⠀ 📦I find box breathing a particularly useful technique as I can guide patients quickly through it – I’ve been doing this even on the phone with patients in the recent climate. ⠀ ⠀ 📦It’s apparently… Continue reading How to use breathing to calm anxiety