Vitamin C filled tea

I love the colour red. I am red through and through, so it won’t come as a surprise for you that I am ravishing and enjoying immensely this season. I am submerging myself in Autumn, but although this season is also called the Fall, I am feeling very much uplifted and alive. As I am writing this I am observing the life changes happening in my garden. There is a lot of activity there. A truly magnificent black squirrel moved into the neighbourhood this spring and now together with his grey friends and associates he is getting ready for the […] Read more »

Herbal remedies

There is widespread perception amongst the general public that herbal medicines being “natural” must be entirely safe. There is nothing more misinterpreted. We have to remember that in order to influence human physiology, herbs have to interact with our physiological system in the same way other drugs do; otherwise they would have no effect. What is more, many plants are well known to be dangerous to human health with their toxicity, others can be unsafe if used during pregnancy, and some can interfere with conventional drugs. What does this mean? Before you reach for one you should consider: 1. what […] Read more »

The story of The First Birth

We have just said good bye to December, a month in which some religions celebrate the birth of a new God or a God’s child. Using this opportunity, I would like to tell you a different story, for there is a miracle in every single birth. But the miracle has to start somewhere, and this one starts with the first birth. To tell you this story I will have to ask you to make a journey with me. We are going to journey to a place that stole my heart a very long time ago. We are going to travel […] Read more »

Birth in Ancient Egypt

The culture of ancient Egypt mesmerised people throughout the centuries. The pyramids, the tombs, the carvings brought thousands of tourists through Egyptian borders each year. The land of the pharaohs, life giving river Nile and stories of gods and goddesses captured the imagination of children and adults alike. From the first moment I’ve heard about Egypt I wanted to go there and see its wonder for myself. And like everybody else I’ve been captivated by its magic and magnificence. We know so much about the rulers of this country, the custom of mummification and death rites. What we don’t know […] Read more »

Healing hidden in Linden tree

July is the month when the Linden (Tilia cordata) is in full bloom not only in Poland or England but also throughout Central and Eastern Europe. Linden is a sacred tree. It had a special meaning in pagan, pre-Christian tradition running so deep that Christianity was forced to embrace the tree as their own. Gods were living there. In Poland the summer month of July (Lipiec) was named in the name of the Linden tree (Lipa). There is a lot of Polish legends that suggest that cutting down the Linden tree without a special need will bring the misfortune not […] Read more »

Freed by the Spirits

This blog is going to be about birth, femininity and spirit possession. The way we birth the new generation shows how free we really are; how we perceive our bodies and ourselves through them. We birth our children in cultural and social context – a place that is so very difficult to get out of. But it is also a place that gives us the diversity. Diversity in ways of birthing, diversity in belief systems and diversity in all the cultural and social contexts – and this is what fascinates me so very much. The way women gave and are […] Read more »

The paths of life

I think there is a path created for every one of us. Sometimes we struggle to find it, sometimes it just unravels itself under our feet. Some people find it quite late in their lives, some early on, but we all find it and if we accept to follow it, we will find the meaning of true happiness. For me the pre-taste of the rightness in finding my path was when I experienced Zero Balancing for the first time. I got up from the couch and I was filled with awe and goodness and I knew this was a gift […] Read more »

Ginger-Echinacea Syrup

Although wet and mild, Winter is already here – crushing our gardens with hail, destroying the cliffs with stormy waves and keeping my cat on the sofa completely ignoring the outside world. It is cold wet sometimes mild, sometimes colder – depending entirely where you are right now. All that wetness and mildness supported by darkness and general tiredness makes us more vulnerable to colds and flues. Here I give you another DIY self-help, a truly warming and virus defeating Ginger-Echinacea Syrup. Easy to make, will keep 2-3 months in the fridge. GINGER-ECHINACEA SYRUP 50g Echinacea root 50g fresh Ginger […] Read more »

Elderberry syrup

With the beauty of autumn and the peacefulness of falling leaves and shorter days comes the darkness of colds and flues. We are not defenceless against it and we can battle it with home-made remedies. Last weekend I spent time in the kitchen preparing a new batch of remedies and feeling the connection with Mother Nature I decided to share it today. These are very simple recipes and although you can buy ready-made products, it is much cheaper to make your own. ELDERBERRY SYRUP Elderberry (Sambucus nigra) as a remedy is very popular in Europe, Asia and North America. There […] Read more »

Birth and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Happiness and sadness

WHAT IS POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER? The terms Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome (PTSS) are used to name a range of symptoms you may develop in response to experiencing a traumatic event which is outside of your normal human experience. It is often a delayed response. The defining characteristic of a traumatic event is its capacity to provoke fear, hopelessness or horror in response to threat, injury or death. IS IT POSSIBLE TO GET A POST NATAL PTSD? Every traumatic event during which a person is feeling threatened and responded to that threat with fear […] Read more »