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More on Nettles

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More on Nettles

Some of the wonders of nettles - last chance to get one of nature's best winter tonics.

Nikki's Nettle soup recipe.

Get out there collecting quick, before the seed falls, and you need to visit the doctor for your cold !

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The best time to fast

The best time to fast

Different seasons bring qualities to a retreat.
If you are not waiting for the right season, then what are you waiting for ?

Can your health wait until next year ? What else is more important ?

You feeling it ?

You feeling it ?

A time to rest. Or run retreats for others to rest in - the facilitator's irony.

A time of snowdrops and daffodil spears rising up from the leaf-laden winter beds.

Xmas Corrals - Part II

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Xmas Corrals - Part II

Coke didn't give Santa his legendary red & white outfit. Santa got them from a psychedelic fungus from the Arctic. Coke simply copied one of the most successful brand colours of all time.  

To understand the rest of this myth, you might need some mushrooms yourself...

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Xmas Corrals - part I

Xmas Corrals - part I

Ever wondered what reindeer and xmas trees are doing in a story about a child born in the desert ?
A historical version of the Xmas story sorts it out, and a 10,000 year astronomical view that explains why being born on Dec 25th, and resurrected after 3 days of death, didn't start with Jesus !

Winter Warmers

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Winter Warmers

How to keep yourself toasty and well through the winter without indulging too much into heavier, congesting foods.
7 tips on how to do so, including 2 yummy recipes

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Fasting to Avoid Those Winter Colds

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Fasting to Avoid Those Winter Colds

How to avoid winter colds ?
Yes there are endless potions and pills, or you could just fast for a week. This will boost the immune system beyond any medication.
Investment is the best insurance. And prevention is better than cure.

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Berry Bounty

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Berry Bounty

Berry & nut cream breakfast recipe. Simple, fast, and chompy ;-)

Berries from the garden, nuts from the cupboard, and a decent blender. All kinds of things are possible. But here is what i had for breakfast !

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The best time to fast

The best time to fast

Different seasons bring qualities to a retreat.
If you are not waiting for the right season, then what are you waiting for ?

Can your health wait until next year ? What else is more important ?

Xmas Corrals - part I

Xmas Corrals - part I

Ever wondered what reindeer and xmas trees are doing in a story about a child born in the desert ?
A historical version of the Xmas story sorts it out, and a 10,000 year astronomical view that explains why being born on Dec 25th, and resurrected after 3 days of death, didn't start with Jesus !

Letting go of the year

Letting go of the year

What we can look forward to in the winter months.
A tree doesn't hold onto its leaves.

Time to rest, recharge and reflect - to give us the energy to plant our dreams in the coming year.

Last Chance to Shine

Last Chance to Shine

Sunning wisely to strengthen the body, refuel the spirit and connect with the elements.
We don't need to fly off to the sun, burning inconceivable amounts of fuel to top up our personal reserves. If we know how to work with what we have here, there is no need to sell tomorrow's resources...