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Jump Start Your Way Into 2024

Going into each new year brings new high hopes, expectations, aspirations/goals, and new year's resolutions. I've put together this compilation blog filled with guest expert knowledge, advice, travel yoga retreats, and more including how horses can teach us to care for our mental health, why we need a body MOT, and which garden weeds benefit our health to help you jump-start your way into 2024.

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Jump Start Your New Year

Jump Start Your Way Into 2024

Yoga For Everyone And How To Also Boost Your Career

Lady doing yoga on paddleboard in middle of lake with snow capped hills in back ground.
Yoga At Mammoth Lake, USA

Yoga is said to have originated at the beginning of civilisation in northern India over 5,000 years ago by the Indus-Saraswati civilisation. The word yoga was first mentioned in ancient sacred texts called the Rig Veda. Archaeological evidence has been discovered of various meditation postures and allusions to prana. Discover why yoga is for everyone and how you can use yoga principles and postures to boost your career.

While traveling to the home of Yoga, India you might like to explore more of what the country has to offer. Discover everything you need to know in the A to Z India Travel Blog.

Why We Should Give Our Body An MOT

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Car Engine Check For MOT

By law, in the UK, you must get an MOT for your vehicle, but nobody forces you to have an MOT for your body. This is despite the fact that you must rely on it throughout your life, you cannot really replace it, and your independence and freedom depend on its overall condition.

If your body hurts or when you feel low, you may reach for a pill, but pills don’t address underlying causes. Just treating symptoms won’t make an issue go away. To do that, you need to look at the cause(s). And that’s where a body MOT can make a real difference to the quality of your life. Treat your body like a car and give it an MOT.

Lessons We Can Learn From Horses To Help Our Mental Health

Clydesdale horses with the silver majestic Kelpies.
Horses At The Kelpies

False or unrealistic expectations are one of the enemies of good mental health. If you are constantly lashing yourself for failing to meet goals, for not being the person you expect yourself to be, for not being able to change your life through a sheer act of will, you will live with constant disappointment. The not-good-enough voices will have a field day.

We’ve learned from our horses to monitor our expectations. We don’t march in expecting the horses to be brilliant just because we want them to be. We understand that everyone has an off day. So, we ask enough, but never too much, and if there’s a bit of a bog or a muddle, we just take a breath and start again. Discover the 6 lessons horses can teach us about caring for our Mental Health & how to practice these at home.

Essential Oils To Promote Health And Wellbeing

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Essential oils can be used in our day-to-day life incorporating them into house cleaning products to repling creepy crawlies. Did you know the ancient Egyptians used them for embalming bodies with antibacterial and fragrant properties? Here is how you can make essential oils an essential part of your everyday life.

How Garden Weeds Can Benefit Your Health 


When you think of superfoods you probably think of acai berries, chia seeds, or some other exotic plant. Yet, you may be surprised to discover that a wide range of plants common to the UK can provide a whole host of health benefits. You may even find a fair few growing as, weeds in your garden.

So, before you throw all that nutritional goodness in the compost bin, check this list of garden weeds that can benefit your health to find out if they could be put to better use in your kitchen.

Wishing you all the best for 2024,

Michelle x

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