How to Make Poppy Tincture

I made my first poppy tincture last summer and it was a success! I harvested the petals last June, made a tincture a couple of weeks later and it’s been sitting on a dusty shelf in my kitchen for a while. I’ve literally only started using it recently since having a bout of insomnia. Apart […]

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3 Wellbeing Books for Spring

Here is a round-up of three delightful wellbeing books Eddison Books Ltd sent me recently. Natural Painkillers: Relieve Pain with Natural Remedies and Exercises by Dr Yann Rougier & Marie Borrel (£12.99) This is an incredibly user-friendly book that breaks down how to manage pain naturally. It starts by explaining just how pain is transmitted […]

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How to Claim Sick Pay as a Freelancer

Freelance Sick Pay. It exists! Have you been tempted to ‘go freelance’ or become a sole trader before? Has one of the downsides in your decision-making been the lack of sick pay? Yep! I’m feeling ya. I started my freelance business six years ago. Back then, there were so many advantages for choosing self-employment, and […]

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8 Ways to Support Someone With Cancer

I’m writing this in the aftermath. My Mum received a cancer diagnosis last autumn and we’re only now surfacing for a bit of air. One in two people are said to suffer from cancer, which makes it all the more important to be prepared in case a loved one receives a diagnosis in the future. […]

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6 Wellbeing Smartphone Apps That Have Helped Me

I’m a book kind of person, not a Kindle or a tablet sort of girl. I prefer paper and ink, the sound of crisp pages turning and the excitement I feel when I buy colourful or metallic stationery. So I’ve surprised myself over the years at just how much I love apps. It’s been a […]

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Female First: Things to Do By The Sea In Winter

Call me strange (many do) but I prefer going to the coast in the winter. Here in Norfolk we’re pretty lucky to live just a stone’s throw from a plethora of beach options, and then there is neighbouring Suffolk too. Even if you don’t live close to the sea, a drive to your nearest coastal […]

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How Does Hypnosis Actually Work?

In the autumn I re-started my hypnotherapy and psychotherapy training! For those of you who know me you’ll know that I love anything to do with the subconscious mind and dreams. I’ve been interested in both since I was a kid. Though my interest in hypnotherapy really began when I became pregnant. It’s true that […]

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Best Wellbeing Posts of 2018

UK Blog Awards: Wellbeing Long-List A couple of weeks ago, I was so thrilled when the UK Blog Awards emailed to say that Roots and Toots had been long-listed for this year’s UK Blog Awards. I’ve been nominated for the ‘wellbeing category’, which is of course happy news after expanding into wellbeing over the last […]

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How Autumn Acupuncture Can Set You Up for the Winter

A wellbeing collaboration between Roots and Toots: Find a discount code for Treat Norwich at the end of this post! Wellbeing: Change in Season There’s finally a nip in the air, the nights are drawing in and I’m finding that I’m less carefree and already becoming more introspective. A good friend of mine was telling […]

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