Beeswax: Mother Nature’s gift

Beeswax: Mother Nature’s gift

Have you ever stopped to think about tea-light candles?  You probably aren’t aware, but they are made from paraffin wax, a highly toxic by product of petroleum refinement. Apart from being environmentally unfriendly, polluting air and waterways, they are also highly toxic to our lungs and therefore the air we breathe. Beeswax candles are the healthier alternative….they are natural negative ion generators, so when you burn a beeswax candle you are actually cleaning the air as opposed to polluting it.  Negative ionisation of the air actually makes you feel healthier.   Being Mother Nature’s natural air purifiers…

Coping with grief: The importance of self-care

Coping with grief: The importance of self-care

Grief is emotional torture.  The thoughts that go through your head are nothing short of your own personal horror film.  The anguish, soul destroying guilt, regrets and all of the other feelings on the spectrum, are just so painful it is a wonder that we are able to function..I am making a promise to my son that I will, from now on, look after myself and do little things each day to make myself feel good…

Why do people become addicted to medications?

Why do people become addicted to medications?

Most people who drink alcohol and use other over the counter or prescription drugs, such as pain killers, do so infrequently and/or at levels that do not pose a danger to themselves or others.  Although in the case of prescription medicine or over the counter medicine, there are always instructions for the novice user such as how best to use, when not to use the drug and signs to look out for that might indicate an acute problem

Family milestones and grief

Family milestones and grief

Recently we celebrated a family milestone, the baby shower for my youngest daughter.  She is due to give birth late July and is really showing now.  Her mothering qualities are really coming to the fore and I can tell that she is going to be a lovely young mummy…