Dr. Chris Murphy
The benefits of doing it naturally

The benefits of doing it naturally

As it's national gardening week, we thought we discuss the benefits of natural outdoor activities - doing it naturally, so to speak. These days there seems to be a ready-made option for just about every conceivable situation. While this seems so convenient, it’s worth pausing to consider what we might be denying ourselves by opting for ‘the path of least resistance’. You know the adverts, telling us, ‘don’t worry, we’ve got this covered’. A pre-packaged, ready-made solution for every possible challenge, and insurance against just about any eventuality. Seems so reassuring, and time-saving. And yet, we appear to be left...

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Nisa Shah
Spring Greeting with Spring Cleaning

Spring Greeting with Spring Cleaning

Spring is about beginnings and growth. This season possesses a unique energy and it’s a chance to reset your surroundings. Making simple changes in your household can lead to a more peaceful living. Spring cleaning is a ritual that all cultures share in common and it is essential to our emotional and physical wellbeing. The rhythm of nature is marked by the changing of the seasons and we should strive to live with nature. In doing so we can create a natural balance in our lives. In winter, we look for cosiness and warmth, naturally. But spring is all about...

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Nisa Shah
Saying ‘I love you’ with toxic flowers?

Saying ‘I love you’ with toxic flowers?

As Valentine's day is on the horizon we thought let’s check our flowers, the symbol of love.  Did you know most mass-produced flowers are grown using harmful chemicals? No doubt flowers are beautiful and a cherished symbol of love and passion. This connotation can be traced back to Aphrodite in Greece and Venus in Rome - Goddesses of love. Sadly the situation has become somewhat muddied in our time. Now we are surrounded by cut flowers that are grown with harmful agro-chemicals and pesticides which are damaging the environment, our ecosystem. It's putting florists and people who are working with flower farms at...

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Dr. Chris Murphy
Healthy living between the sheets

Healthy living between the sheets

Imagine yourself taking a walk outdoors. You may be picturing a lovely coastal scene, or a forest setting, or perhaps a stroll in the hills…ah, how pleasant, you can almost taste the clean, fresh air!   Now think again, and get a feel for what it would be like to take an extended, 8-hour long hike along a busy traffic-laden road! Every step of the way you’re breathing in toxic fumes and seeing nothing but the back ends of honking cars. Can you imagine the impact of doing this every day of your life? You’d be crazy to even conceive of such...

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