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Danger, Danger – Sugar for the over 40’s

Danger, Danger – Sugar for the over 40’s

"In men, the risk of heart disease increases after age 45. In women, the risk increases after age 55. In people who have diabetes, the risk of heart disease increases after age 40." * US Department of Health and Human Services You don’t have to...

Feeling flat? I can see the future

Feeling flat? I can see the future

What do we do when all plans are out of the window? Perhaps you had arrangements for this summer. Maybe you were getting married, going abroad on your dream holiday, finishing your leaving cert or celebrating a big number birthday but now all those...

Good Food, Better Sex during Lockdown?

Good Food, Better Sex during Lockdown?

Maybe you made promises to have and to hold, love and cherish your partner till death did you part but I wonder if that included lockdown situations?  With the occasional burst of entertainment, mixed with long stretches with no other company, you...

Store cupboard tea for immunity

Store cupboard tea for immunity

As we wait out the curve of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) I thought I would share two store cupboard ingredients that will always help to keep you healthy. I also share a recipe that puts them all together in the best flu-busting, immune-supporting,...

A Wake up for the Liver at Spring Equinox

A Wake up for the Liver at Spring Equinox

As the Spring light grows brighter, it shows the dusty corners and the cobwebs that have gathered over winter it’s time to spring clean.  So why not treat your body just like your house and clear out a sluggish liver. In Chinese Medicine and...

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...