For a whole variety of reasons recently, we’ve had cause to put the spotlight on what we value and why. It never seems good enough to simply reduce or eliminate something that we know to be detrimental to us, in fact the prospect is dismal and uninspiring. Human beings need the reward of progress, achievement and perhaps above all, the creativity to pull it all together. It’s this part that fires us up and which we love to share with others, so that they too can be fired up about looking at new and creative ways to be well or contribute to a more naturally balanced world.
We almost certainly know by now that sugar, especially refined sugar, is one of those things that should ideally be reduced if not avoided altogether. The latter in particular, however, is especially challenging and for most of us unnecessary as long as we find ways of making sweet foods differently, better, in fact! This is the basis for this Pay As You Feel class in which we will talk about solutions to avoiding the white stuff in favour of more natural and even nutritious ingredients. It is worth noting too, that in the process of creating better desserts and sweet things, we also quite naturally make them free from dairy and gluten. Click here for more information about the class on Saturday 14th April.
Creativity in the context of resolving sleep difficulties may seem less obvious than creative approaches to dessert-making, but for Annette in particular, this has become a necessity which has ultimately had some significant rewards. We’re delighted to be hosting this new class on May 12th alongside April Birch. She will demonstrate the power and significance of essential oils in respect of supporting both day and night-time balance for achieving better sleep. We will also take this approach, in our case by looking at food and mind-related approaches not just for getting better sleep, but also for those times when sleep doesn’t happen, no matter what. There are more details including how to book by clicking here.
Very recently we’ve got rather ‘wrapped up’ in the whole issue of packaging, waste, plastic and other single-use materials. As a birthday was approaching, the prospect of wrapping paper, some of which is unrecyclable due to plastic coating and other materials, seemed decidedly unappealing. So we set about looking at ways to do this differently and decided the Japanese way of wrapping might well be the ideal model for doing something more beautiful. The only potential challenge appeared to be that neither Annette nor Graham are adept with a sewing machine … and we did say beautiful! The answer for us came from Annette’s sister Jane who is both ‘can do’ and talented such that she now has a bit of a production line which we are proud to be making available for others like us who don’t have an affinity with needles and thread, but do like the prospect of enhancing a gift with something attractive, more tactile and reusable (at least for the recipient). Does wrapping like this appeal to you? Would you consider answering the super short poll in this link?
Finally, we wanted to draw attention to our Power of Plant-based Food classes. We ran a number of these last year under the heading The Power of Natural Food and noticed that sometimes they were well suited to individuals with specific requirements and who preferred the intimacy of a private class rather than a group setting. In most such cases participants have known what needs to be addressed, but are not always clear on ways to do so. These classes for one allow us to attend specifically to the individual and their wishes through both information and inspiration about food and the opportunity to enhance this by having lunch with us. We bring something different ‘to the table’; we aren’t medical practitioners or nutritionists and we can’t heal you, but we believe that you can heal yourself with a helping hand and exciting ideas based on our own experiences and extensive knowledge acquired over a number of years. The link here is for a class in our calendar. The format is similar for a tailored option.
Do please get in touch in any way that suits you if you want clarification on anything. We would love to hear from you!