Luxury for your skin

When I started writing this blog, winter was slowly spreading her icy fingers all over England. She left all her beautiful drawings on the blades of grass and last year’s leaves. Now the days are longer and the promise of summer hangs in the air. All the birds in my garden woke up with exiting urgency and frenzy. My brain is in spring mode and my skin is asking for some attention and TLC. Slowly even I begin to worship the coming summer. In my last blog I shared with you how to make herbal infused oil. I hope you’ve tried […] Read more »

Mr Crow’s Crew

It was a beautiful October morning back in 2014. I was on my way to work for the first time. I was nervous and excited. I had a cup of coffee in my hand and head full of questions and hopes, you know – the usual on the way to your new job. A series of loud caws stopped me in my tracks. I looked up and this was the first time I met Mr Crow. He looked like an ordinary crow, and yet there was something very much extraordinary about him. I said “Hello”, he “Cawed” back. I thought […] Read more »

Herbal infused oils

After a busy summer, with autumn on our doorstep, I feel I have again enough time to sit down and write. It was a truly busy year in my life. I conducted some interesting experiments, trying to find a way to a healthier and greener life, and now I’m just itching to write about it. I have a few new recipes for remedies and healthy body care products that I would like to share with you, and for the past few days I was wondering where to start and what to describe first. There was a river of rough waters […] Read more »

“Look to this day”

I have been studying and practicing Reiki for the past fifteen years. It has become to me not only a tool of healing but also, and most of all, a way of life. I try to live by Reiki principles every day and I teach their importance to all my students. There are 5 Reiki principles, and each of them start with the same words; words that are setting the intention and the time frame – JUST FOR TODAY. Why are those words so important? Because they show us how in todays’ world we can become calm, relaxed and truly […] Read more »

Closing the Bones Ceremony

Living life as a woman is filled with the experiences of opening and letting out – we menstruate, give birth, and let our hormones and emotions flow in, out and all around. We are opening ourselves into the world physically and energetically, but very often we forget to close ourselves at the end of things, which leaves us not only open at all times, but also very often empty. Is there anything out there that can help women change this state? Yes, there is. Closing the bones is a postpartum healing ceremony, from South American tradition, where the new mother […] Read more »

Spring tea

As the days grow longer and the sun is warming our bodies, the promise of Spring brings happiness and joy. I love this time of year. The earth wakes up from its wintery sleep and you can almost hear the growing plants and shoots. It takes a lot of energy. A similar thing is happening to our bodies. After the sleepiness of winter, we are becoming awake and more active. Our bodies need more energy and sun, but here comes the other side of the coin, because very often at this time of year we feel tired and pretty lifeless. […] Read more »

What is Reiki?

After devoting most of my time to study for the last few months, I am now back up and running with my therapy room and able to teach Reiki once again. I would like to share with you what it means for me and how Reiki has helped me in my everyday life. Although I took a year off teaching, doulaing and therapy, Reiki has always been an integral and very important part of my life. Reiki is Energy, and Energy is a fundamental part of all life. It is the essence of our being and all beings around us […] Read more »

New Year Prayer for Compassion

Although I’m trying to pretend I have no idea how it happened, the year 2016 came upon us. Happy New Year Everybody! All the changes and shifts in the air, all the mystery of the beginning of the year, the first month, the winter change brought some thoughtfulness and promises of improvement. As it happens the turn of the year encourages new resolutions and brings on us thoughts of our todays and tomorrows. I don’t like to make New Year Resolutions, because usually by the end of January they are already forsaken and forgotten. I wasn’t planning on making any […] Read more »

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 »