Great stress buster – Routine!

Do you know that a regular daily morning and evening routine is very beneficial and a huge stress buster? I know it sounds too simple but it truly is. Read on if you would like to de-stress, feel more balanced, and improve your sleep?  In Ayurveda we know that a daily routine balances Vata dosha […]

Feeling guilty when eating?

(This post was originally released on Easter) I hope you are having a wonderful Easter and also enjoyed eating some easter eggs (chocolate ones included). Often we feel guilty when eating chocolate and not just when eating chocolate. I have something I would like to share with you about these guilty feelings. Please read on […]

Instantly de-stress with this short mindfulness practice

Today I would like to share with you another tool to de-stress and recharge. It is a short mindfulness relaxation exercise. It only takes 2-3 minutes. Have a look at the mindfulness video here. In the beginning, it can be helpful to use guided relaxation practices or meditations. Here is a previous recording of a 2-minute relaxation on […]

Understanding Stress

Let’s try to understand stress a little better because it will help us to tackle it and to improve our well-being immensely. You have probably heard that back in the cave days a tiger triggered a fight and flight stress response. Although the Tigers are long gone, the physical threat to our lives has been […]

Do you self-sabotage? & What to do about it!

Many of us tend to self-sabotage, and often, this is a pattern we have and repeat again and again. I know I have been there, and I can identify with # 1, #3 and #4 below. Nobody is perfect, and neither am I. But I keep on moving forward and I hope you will too. […]

How to boost your positivity and confidence!

Are you enjoying every moment of your day, whether it’s at work, at home, with loved ones or on your own – or do you feel that you could be enjoying each day a little more? If so, it turns out you’re not alone. Please read on for six tips on how to be more […]

Healthy Apple Christmas Cake – Gluten free

Ingredients 225 g butter, room temperature, cut into cubes, plus extra for greasing 450 g Bramley apples (or others), roughly chopped 200 g Medjool dates (or other dates soaked in hot water) 100 g raisins 4 large free-range eggs, beaten 150 g gluten-free white bread flour, plus a teaspoon extra 100 g ground almonds 1 […]

Learning to breathe again – my own experience with hay fever!

I grew up in Germany, on a farm in the rural Rhine valley. Before I was born, my parents converted their farm from dairy cows to breeding pigs. I remember that as I was growing up, I was always embarrassed about this, but, hey, we all can find something to be embarrassed about! I was […]

What is insulin resistance – and how do you treat it?

Have you heard of insulin resistance? Simply put, it is a resistance to the uptake of glucose into the body’s cells. Elevated blood insulin levels are often associated with central obesity, cholesterol abnormalities, and/or high blood pressure (hypertension). Insulin resistance is a precursor to type 2 diabetes. Read on to find out more… Carbohydrates are […]

Basics for weight loss!

If you want to lose weight, it’s helpful to know some simple principles rather than getting lost in the confusing and often contradictory information available on the Internet. I hope I can shed some light on the principles of weight loss with these basic tips: Basics for weight loss: Avoid hunger: Being hungry at meal […]

Healthy Holiday Snacking!

It’s always a good idea to have some healthy snacks on hand in the holidays – whether it is for you, your kids, or visitors. Here are some easy to make ideas.  Some of them can also be used as appetizers or desserts. Frozen pineapple slices – a handy snack on a hot day. Apple […]

You and Your Hunger Hormones

Have you heard of ‘hunger’ hormones? Two hormones control how full we feel – feeling satiated after a meal or hunger pangs from an empty stomach. Keeping those two hormones, Ghrelin and Leptin, in balance is important for maintaining a healthy weight and overall wellbeing. Feeling hungry before eating and comfortably full after a meal […]