Archive for the ‘Eating’ Category

The true luxury of a luxury mindfulness retreat

When I tell people that I run retreats at the Michelin starred Lucknam Park Hotel and Spa near Bath, most people immediately focus on the luxury: and yes, these are five star luxury surroundings, no doubt about it. However one of the most important luxuries is the fact that retreats here are limited to fewer…

Play with your Food: Plums

Here are ten juicy nuggets about plums: In both Chinese & Japanese myth, plums are associated with paradise, longevity & immortality. The Japanese Tree of Life was said to grow on the island of Penglai, or Horaizan, and had a golden trunk, golden branches, silver roots and luscious fruit (Andrews 2000) Plums contain neochlorogenic &…

Quinoa Cakes Recipe

Tomato & Red Pepper Quinoa Cakes recipe with sautéed wild mushrooms & shallots This quinoa cakes recipe has been requested by so many people who have eaten this delicious main course at one of our Soul Nutrition events in Manchester, that Chef Gary Nixon at De Vere Venues Cheadle House (a fabulous venue, just off the…

Mindful Eating for Happiness

Don’t let the dark nights get you down…. join us for a day of Happiness! Discover simple techniques to lift your spirits, and foods to help you glow with vitality. Delicious hot lunch with dessert is included in this inspirational day, packed with practical ideas to keep you and your loved ones full of the joys of…

Mindful Eating at The Hive in Worcester

On this inspirational one day course you will discover simple, empowering Mindfulness techniques to help support you in all aspects of life, but particularly in making nutritional changes to support your health and happiness. By building confidence in our intuition and combining Mindfulness with techniques from the worlds of Positive Psychology and Life Coaching, we can make positive,…

Wheatless Wednesday

You’d think that wheat intolerance was a modern digestive problem, but in fact ‘Wheatless Wednesday’ is an idea first promoted in the U.S. during World War I, and an unexpected side effect of this campaign (according to a 1929 Saturday Evening Post article) was that “Americans began to look seriously into the question of what…

Mindful Eating for Happiness @ Lucknam Park Hotel & Spa

Mindful Eating has been shown to support effective weight loss, settle digestive issues, enhance a positive relationship with food, and to bring a sense of calm into busy hearts and minds. On this one day course you can learn how to combine Mindful Eating with foods and nutrients known to support serotonin pathways and hence happiness,…

Just Eat It: Pursuit of Perfection as a False Ideal

How often are you aware that you are hard on yourself because you failed to do something perfectly? Do you acknowledge how damaging this pursuit of perfection can be? In this world obsessed by perfect looks, where consumer & supermarket demands rule our global food supply chain, a new documentary claims that over 40% of the…

How to Eat Your 7 A Day

Now that  we are being advised to eat 7 portions of fruit & vegetables per day, we are more in line with many other countries around the world.  In Canada it is between 7 and 10 portions per day, whilst America’s Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommends between 5 and 13 portions per day, depending who we are and…