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Homemade Shave Oil…

It seems logical for my first aromatherapy blog post to be about the very first product I made using my aromatherapy kit. Making a shave oil from essential and carrier … Continue reading

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Yogis insights into the human condition…

I’m reading this great book at the moment called ‘The Wisdom of Yoga’ by Stephen Cope. It kinda explains the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali through the experiences of a Psychotherapist/yoga … Continue reading

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Greening the Ghetto…

I saw this Ted talk earlier on in the week and it absolutely blew me away. From what I can make out Majora Carter originally worked in a city planning capacity but … Continue reading

April 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Metta Meditation Mantras

Metta involves focusing awareness on a series of repeated phrases of well wishing or prayers.  Here are a couple of mantras I will be using in my meta meditation practice. … Continue reading

January 31, 2013 · 3 Comments

Love again…

“Love; it will not betray you, dismay or enslave you, It will set you free Be more like the man you were made to be. There is a design, an alignment, … Continue reading

January 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

Yoga Sutra 1.33…

“Consciousness settles as one radiates friendliness, compassion, delight and equanimity towards all things, whether pleasant or painful, good or bad.” Chip Hartranft’s translation of sutra 1.33 of the Yoga Sutras What … Continue reading

January 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Brecon to Abergavenny Eateries and Drinkeries…

I reckon some of the best places to eat and drink in South Wales are located in the towns and villages along the Brecon to Monmouth canal. Gastro pubs, Michelin … Continue reading

December 23, 2012 · Leave a comment

Gar’s Festive Welsh Cakes…

I loves a Welsh cake with a cuppa tea or Indian chai during the winter months.  I think every Welsh person should at least make one batch of these delicious … Continue reading

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“Love isn’t a state of perfect caring. It is an active noun, like struggle. To love someone is to strive to accept that person exactly the way he or she … Continue reading

December 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

Uncle Asim’s Chicken Curry

My Uncle Asim use to cook this curry for the family every time we saw him. The family recipe from Calcutta is still one of the best curry’s I have … Continue reading

December 8, 2012 · Leave a comment

Purple Logs…

Nice ha?…An installation titled Wake by Michigan artist MIchael McGillis Michael lined a 95-foot long trench with tree trunks painted purple at their sawn ends. Constructed back in 2006 at … Continue reading

November 23, 2012 · Leave a comment

What am I..?

I love this poem which I first heard from my friend about 4 or so years ago.  Can you guess the answer without scrolling down to see..?  Hope you like … Continue reading

November 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

Brussels Sprouts Stir Fry…

Brussels sprouts with tomato, ginger and coriander Ingredients… 400g brussels 4 toms olive oil 1 red onion, thinly sliced 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced 1 chilli, thinly sliced 1 tbs … Continue reading

November 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

Interconnectedness of all things…

A Beautiful poem to demonstrate the interconnectedness of all things… “All things by immortal power, Near and Far, Hiddenly To each other linked are, That thou canst not stir a … Continue reading

November 20, 2012 · Leave a comment