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 … 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 … Read more

Post-natal depression

Flowers and sadness

POST NATAL DEPRESSION (PND) WHAT IS POSTNATAL DEPRESSION? Post natal depression is a type of depression experienced by some women after having a baby. It usually develops in the first 4 to 6 weeks after childbirth, although sometimes it can develop even after several months. SYMPTOMS: – Depressed                                              – Tired                                               – Sleepless – Irritable                                                  – … Read more

How to help yourself deal with depression

With the Autumn and Winter coming, when there is less light and more darkness outside, it is easier for us to fall into darkness ourselves. Short-lived sadness is something normal and everybody has periods of reoccurring happiness and sadness – this is just the way our lives go. But sometimes the sadness can overpower us … Read more