Recipe Blog

What to eat when Panic Attacks

What to eat when Panic Attacks

In my last post, I shared an Acupressure Point that I found personally useful during panic attacks, palpitations and shortness of breath that I suffered just after I had children 16 years ago. Even though they are teenagers and way more stressful...

Shifting and drifting – look mom no oars

Shifting and drifting – look mom no oars

Its an interesting time, this transformation of winter into spring. In Chinese medicine it’s moving from Bladder/Kidney to Liver/Gall bladder. The Kidney is all about winter and hibernation, about going deep within and replenishing resources. Its...

Wiggle it, just a little bit

Wiggle it, just a little bit

What I love about salsa & bachata dancing is seeing the vulnerability of others. I don’t usually see people putting themselves out there, prepared to get it wrong and look foolish, but when learning to dance mistakes are obvious, frequent and...

Facing death at the funfair

Facing death at the funfair

I recently took my kids to Orlando, Florida. Normally my kind of holiday is a mediteranean beach with only rocks for company but my kids are about to outgrow each other so I thought I would bring them on their kind of holiday. The added bonus for...

I can see clearly now the smartphone’s gone

I can see clearly now the smartphone’s gone

We are getting close to the Heart Weekend Retreat so I am immersed in everything heart. Practising loving kindness meditation, singing mantras, trying out recipes so you can guarantee that something will come to test my ground of being in that...

I am the Carrot Saviour

I am the Carrot Saviour

...and so it came to pass that in Sardinia, carrots are woody and bendy. They are not crunchy, sweet and juicy as in Ireland, where my kids can eat some of their vegetable intake through a raw carrot or five. As a result, here in Sardinia, one...

Shiatsu & Conscious Cooking for a Healthy Immune System

Shiatsu & Conscious Cooking for a Healthy Immune System

As the wheel turns, seasons change and time moves on. For me, autumn is a powerful time of transformation. To let go the radiant yang of summer leaves and berried fruits, beginning the slow inward journey to the quiet yin of winter. In Traditional...

Be King in your own Kingdom

Be King in your own Kingdom

The following is a question emailed to me recently following one of my cookbook demonstrations. “Hi Jo -After you had left the class someone said she forgot to ask you what food you recommend for people with vertigo.” Over the last week I have had...

and… Action!

and… Action!

Recently I’ve been craving coffee, delicious dark bitter sweet coffee. I thought it was because I was busy with a list of jobs as long as my arm and I needed a little shot of energy. But when I looked a little deeper I realised it wasn’t to sustain...

Feel the Yin

Feel the Yin

Over the past few years I have had clients who have been suffering with a variety of blood disorders such as Rheumatoid arthritis, Lupus, Kuchichi, Graves syndrome, thyroid and glandular conditions, severe menopause symptoms and Chronic Fatigue...

Calm the urge :-)

Calm the urge 🙂

Now, here in Ireland, we are really in Winter. It is wet with a bitterly cold wind. Just the time to make sure we are cosy in all the right places. This cold weather can affect us in many ways but most commonly it affects our bladder and kidneys as...