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Wellbeing 26/03/2018

Happiest Country in the World – How Does Finland Do It?

Finland is the Happiest country in the world of 2018, according to the latest UN report. The Finns themselves put this down to Sisu; the strength of will and resilience they gain from challenging themselves physically in nature. This includes dipping in freezing waters, where the hormones produced help reduce anxiety, helping them cope with difficult situations. Image by Val Vesa on

The Happiest Country in the World – How Does Finland Do It? The Finns Credit Sisu; Harnessing Courage in Nature   The UN announced this month that Finland is officially the Happiest Country of 2018. It’s time to explore their secret to happiness; Courage. As we sit and scratch our heads over yet another Nordic country bagging the prize for the Happiest Country in the…

Wellbeing 22/01/2018

Best Cook Books for Health and Wellbeing

Best cook books for Scandinavian, Nordic, Middle Eastern, Indian cook books - all with a healthy attitude to food.

The best cook books on my shelf are those that prompt me to try new ingredients, combinations and colours. I think hard about what specific nutrients our bodies need and for what purpose, to make sure what we eat leaves us feeling really good! In this photo are a few of my favourite and arguably best cook books. Of course there are many, many more.…

Wellbeing 05/08/2017

A Hangover Smoothie for our Cooperative Festival

This is a hugely refreshing hangover smoothie. Cooling honeydew melon, sweet basil and zingy apple juice. And of course lots of ice.

Fantastic bands, weird and wonderful kids crafts, sports and activities, pop up drinks stands, a cracking hangover smoothie and lots of glitter. These were some of the things on offer this weekend gone at a little festival we organised in Sussex called DIYestival. We ran this as a cooperative affair with a group of friends, meaning everyone brought something to the festival, whether it was…

Wellbeing 04/07/2017

This green juice is a good brain and heart food

Heart food should be high in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory nutrients. This green juice contains many of the heart food ingredients, like cucumber, apple, pear, grape and kale.

Here’s a green juice that acts as a strong heart food. It also keeps your ones strong and your brain switched on! Read on to find out why it can also help protect you against cancer… Medical research into the effects of these ingredients is ongoing, so this article is written around current understandings of their associated benefits. Ingredients for this protective green juice heart…

Wellbeing 11/06/2017

Suffering from Insomnia? Try this Sleep Smoothie before Bed!

Sleep smoothie ingredients full of Vitamin D & C, magnesium, iron and more. Kale, lettuce, kiwi, bananas, almonds and flax seeds.

Here’s a sleep smoothie to try as a sleep aid. My eight year old daughter has always struggled to fall asleep, taking a good couple of hours every night to finally drop off. I’ve done a lot of research into the building blocks needed to control moods and sleep (yes, they are related!). The great news is there are a multitude of nutrients to both make you drowsy and build…

Wellbeing 10/05/2017

Black Turtle Bean, Wild Rice & Steamed Vegetable Buddha Bowl

Pretty much every colour is represented in this Buddha Bowl, which is great when it comes to nutrition through vitamins and minerals. The more colours you pack in, the better!

Resembling the belly of a Buddha, the Buddha Bowl is a fun, pretty and healthy way to combine protein, grains, vegetables and… well, whatever you fancy, in a large bowl full of goodness and fun. Black Turtle Bean: A Nutritional Wonder Rocket I’ve recently started experimenting with a black nutritional rocket called the black turtle bean. These beans are a fantastic option for vegetarians or if (like…

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