Technology is a major cause of stress. Anxiety and insomnia are so widespread now, they are almost ‘normal’ and have a significant impact on immunity and hormonal health. In the ten years I’ve been in homeopathy practice, I’ve studied sleep, stress, and hormonal health as issues in these areas are on the rise. Knowledge is power and I always want to help my clients understand why they are not well. This helps to restore a sense of control and is a key part of my holistic approach to health and well-being.
Summer is a busy time, and it’s easy to end up over committed. You feel happy and more calm when you make time for self-care.
At the end of every day, we want to feel a sense of accomplishment. How we achieve that will vary, depending on our focus for the day, and also how productive we’ve been. I’ve read many books on productivity and time-management and learned different things from each of them.
The best way to build resilience and immunity is through everyday self-care.
I’m deliberately practicing doing one thing at a time. Sometimes multitasking is not only unavoidable but also kind of necessary, but mostly it isn’t. To be honest, the main kind of multi-tasking I try to avoid these days generally involves my phone.
This week I met his son John Carter Cash, as he was interviewed by my friend Colleen Murphy, world-renowned DJ and founder of classicalbumsundays.com, an album-listening club.
My earliest memories of snow was when I was about 4 years old and the snow was quite deep. My mum tied plastic bags over my red wellies to keep my feet dry but it didn’t work. We were going to the shops. My mum was pushing the pram with my brother inside. I was too big to be sat on top. My mum used to do all of our food shopping with the pram and both of us. It can’t have been easy in the snow.
Screens are one of the causes of stress which makes your body feel you’re in ‘fight or flight’ mode. When it’s happening all day every day, it’s really not great and tends to show up in our hormones, immunity and even our digestion and skin.
I’m not going anywhere this weekend but I don’t mind. A long weekend at home can feel like a holiday too. Having three whole days off is such a treat. If I’m honest, looking after myself is not always as high on the list of priorities as it should be. Taking care of my home is something I enjoy but don’t always have enough time for. This weekend they are the main things on my agenda.