Eat the Seasons: Winter Special 2019

  OK so we’re in the thick of it now. Winter. No signs of sweet berries, unless you stock piled some from the summer – this is the first time I’ve actually done this and I must say I’m feeling slightly smug about my freezer habits for the first time in my life. But if […]

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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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Kalleco: Saving the Planet One Straw at a Time

God bless, Instagram. For all it’s flaws, I love that you can learn and be inspired by so many positive, life-changing things. It’s been twelve months since that epic BBC documentary that explored the devastating impact plastic has on our marine environment, and which left many of us particularly conscious about plastic and recycling this year. […]

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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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Toast: A Guided Meditation

Buttery toast. One of life’s simple pleasures. But how many of us really taste everything when we eat? Not just when we’re eating toast but with anything we consume. I try to eat my food mindfully when I can – although that’s easier said than done with a small toddler waving spoons of mashed potato […]

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How to Make Elderberry Syrup

As many of you may have noticed, this year, my love of foraging has evolved into a passion for herbalism and hedgerow medicine, after an inspiring workshop I attended back in spring. I’ve been busy harvesting various herbs and flowers over the last few months, including poppies, daisies, elder, hawthorn, cleavers and meadowsweet, to name […]

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