News for the soul

What is special about HypnoBirthing?

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HypnoBirthing is actually really simple. At its most basic level, HypnoBirthing teaches mums to trust in their body and their baby. Obviously, birthing has been done since the beginning of time by most women, it is a deeply primitive experience, part of our shared experience as mothers. We don’t need to be taught how to birth, yet because we are modern women, living in our modern world, with most of us having been separated from birthing women and babies and subjected to the negative views of birthing that are propagated by the media and even other women around us, we do need to learn how to let go of that negativity and embrace the positivity of birth.

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How to use essential oils

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Have you been buying essential oils (or maybe having them gifted to you) but you don't really now what to do with them? Well I would like to share my favourite ways to use essential oils.

1. Using up to 10 drops in an essential oil diffuser. These are not cheap but they are great. They are cold mist diffusers so the chemistry of the essential oils do not alter as they are being diffused.

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Why switch to natural skincare?

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We care about what we eat. We go to great lengths to buy the freshest foods possible, we may spend double the normal amount to buy organic food which has been grown without the use of chemical pesticides, herbicides and fertilisers. However, we may not go to such lengths when we buy our cosmetics and personal care products. Do we want our skincare to be kind to and nourishing for our skin? Do we want the products and their effects be kind to animals and marine life? Do we want them to have no negative effect on the environment? What are the effects of our choices?

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World breastfeeding week 2018

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”Protecting, promoting and supporting breastfeeding is crucial for the health of our planet and its people.”

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Mother's day- honouring mothers

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Mothering has to be the oldest (and most challenging) profession, albeit unpaid. You might even argue that motherhood is sacred. Whatever you might argue, motherhood certainly has immeasurable emotional rewards. Motherhood has long been the focus of celebrations and worship across many cultures. In ancient Egypt, there was an annual festival honouring Isis, known as the mother of the pharoahs. In Ancient Greece, the mother of gods, Rhea, was worshipped in a spring festival. Even in Anatolia, Kybele (Cybele), the mother of the gods also had her own festival. The Romans had a festival in early spring to celebrate the...

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