Coronavirus – all appointments now ONLINE

Who fancies some good news today??

Rather self-indulgent but there is a sensible point at the end….I’m PREGNANT! 💕
After 5 years of trying, 3 rounds of IVF and 2 embryo transfers we finally have a little one growing away to which we will be eternally grateful.

Surprise to those who didn’t know and but why am i posting this publicly?

Well with the increasing covid-19 threat as a pregnant woman (in my 6th month now), I have been placed in the ‘at risk’ category with social distancing suggested.

Although Thrive will continue to run (you all know how much I love helping people and adore my work), there will need to be changes. Some of these I am still working on but the main ones include:

👭This is the LAST WEEK I will be treating clients face to face. I am honouring all appointments this week (provided you are not poorly obviously).

💻📲From NEXT week onwards w/c 30th March I will be offering all clients the opportunity to swap to an ONLINE (Skype, FaceTime or Zoom) appointment. I have contacted everyone booked in for next week so far and will continue to contact everyone personally who has future bookings.

🥑You can still order all your nutritional supplements, aromatherapy oils and all Arbonne products from me as these can be delivered to your door.

• Future plans include more vlogs (I feel like such an oldie using that expression 🤣), potential for online workshops etc…watch this space

📅Pregnancy wise, the plan was to continue working until the beginning of June so if you do want to book in a check-up, please do get in touch and we can pop this in the diary.

Although tremendously sad not to be able to see you in person, I have already been running online wellness coaching sessions with clients to tremendous success. We can still discuss all aspects of your health, nutritional requirements, sleep support etc and when it comes to rubbing neurolympathic points (the points where I jab at your chest or ribs), I will simply show you on camera where these are and you can do this yourself!

Hope you all understand and continue to support both myself and any small business you can during ese challenging times.
Stay safe everyone and do just shout if I can help with any health questions you may have at this challenging time.

Take care xx

FINALIST for Businesswoman of the Year!

I’M A FINALIST!

I am honoured to have been chosen as a Finalist for Businesswoman of the Year in the Dorset Echo Industry Awards. Goodness!

The award ceremony is on Friday 15th June and it’s made even more special as some of my fellow Successful Women in Business network friends have also been nominated too. What a night that will be!

Full details of the awards

 

DIGESTION WORKSHOP

WATCH THE 1 MINUTE VIDEO HERE

IBS? Food Intolerances? Confused about what to eat for a balanced diet? Unsure when and why to take vitamins? Kinesiologist Sarah and Yoga Teacher Nadiya are passionate about natural health.

🧘‍♀️Book now to join our next Nourish event EAT WELL: DIGESTION. www.thrivehealthwellness.co.uk/events/

🥗Discover how the digestive system works, what foods benefit it, how food intolerances affect us, what vitamins and minerals we should take and why…
😄PLUS enjoy many activities including smoothie making and mindful eating…
🧘‍♀️PLUS enjoy over 2 hours of relaxing yoga with Yogawithnadia specifically to calm your mind, aid digestion and relax your body.

BOOK NOW for your ticket £75 for a full day 10-4pm including a delicious generous lunch and plenty of refreshments. Visit www.thrivehealthwellness.co.uk/events to secure your place.

SATURDAY 2ND JUNE 2018

10am-4pm

Dorchester Yoga & Therapy Centre, Dorset

Black Friday 20% off sale

GO GREEN IN OUR BLACK FRIDAY SALE!

Enjoy 20% off Christmas Gift Sets in the Neal’s Yard Remedies Organic sale of Organic Christmas gifts!

If you love:

*Organic, paraben free skincare

*Sustainably sourced aromatherapy essential oils and diffusers

*Ethically created products

Then this is the time to try Neal’s Yard Remedies. Go green in the Black Friday sale!

Stock is flying off the shelves and some gift sets are already sold out. Do get in touch asap if you’d like to place an order.

Email me   or order directly via my webshop

AROMATHERPY GIFT SET

Esta diffuser – bamboo with light

x4 essential oils

Little Book of Aromatherapy

RRP £85 reduced to £68 in the sale

 

 

FRANKINCENSE INTENSE GIFT SET

Frankincense Cleanser

Frankincense Intense Serum

Frankincense Intense Cream (moisturiser)

RRP £120 reduced to £96 in the sale

 

 

Happy Black Friday!

 

Invisible illnesses

*STRESS BUSTING AND ENERGY BOOSTING WORKSHOP Mon 2nd October 7.30pm. Book tickets now*

THE CURSE OF THE INVISIBILITY CLOAK

Tired all the time, poor memory and concentration, muscle pain, headaches, low mood, sensitivity to light and noise, disrupted sleep. Imagine having to feel that way day in, day out. This was my life for 8 years.

The symptoms are widespread and changeable but for the estimated 250,000 sufferers of M.E./CFS (Myalgic Encephalopathy or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) that’s exactly how they feel every day.

I was diagnosed with M.E. after failing to recover from a bout of glandular fever during my GCSEs. Over the next few years, my health continued to decline until my mother was having to wash me, feed me and push me in my wheelchair when I was unable to walk.

Often the most frustrating part about this illness is the battle you fight behind closed doors. I felt like I was wearing Harry Potter’s Invisibility Cloak as people couldn’t always see or understand the symptoms. Reactions from friends and family were polarising and often strained. After all, it’s just not normal for a previously healthy, over-achieving teenager to become chronically ill.

The illness was and indeed remains relatively misunderstood with multiple theories on its causes from a virus, response to a stressful or traumatic experience, to mitochondrial disruption. Children and teenagers are often the worst affected however adults can also be suffer especially in their 20s to 40s. Hormone changes and increased stress levels, especially in the exam years for children, trigger all sorts of chemical reactions within our bodies.

The M.E. Association explains: “It can be a difficult diagnosis to make. In some the effects may be minimal but in a large number, lives are changed drastically: in the young, schooling and higher education can be severely disrupted; in the working population, employment becomes impossible for many. For all, social life and family life become restricted and in some cases severely strained. People may be housebound or confined to bed for months or years.”

This is why having a diagnosis or label can be so helpful. We all like to know what we are facing. M.E., CFS and Post Viral Fatigue Syndrome are umbrella terms as are other invisible illnesses such as IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome), anxiety or depression which all have a plethora of causes, triggers and solutions. Diagnosis is an emotional time. Some people need labels, other do not want to be restricted by them. Whatever your approach, it is unifying to acknowledge your symptoms, to share with them with your practitioner and look for commonalities.

Dr Tim Robinson wrote a great article on multiple treatment options last year (in the Sherborne Times). For me, it was a combination but ultimately, I do think that acceptance and lifestyle changes played a significant role.

Einstein’s definition of insanity is to “Keep doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result”. I kept trying to battle on, to try to pace and manage my energy but would get too excited on a ‘good’ day and overdo it, resulting in two ‘bad’ days for recovery, hidden behind closed doors.

Step One: Accept there is a problem.

Step Two: Be willing to work towards a solution rather than burying your head.

I just wanted to be normal and to be healthy. I didn’t want to spend time finding solutions, I wanted a magic wand. But as we all know, that doesn’t exist. A quick fix would not provide a long-term solution. Through various treatments including kinesiology, I worked to identify the root cause and find an approach to help manage multiple symptoms.

Recovery is a long process and there will be obstacles and detours, which in hindsight often provide our greatest learnings. Managing lifestyle and stress levels are hugely important in leading a healthy, balanced (ish) life.

For me it’s an on-going process.  As life evolves so have my methods of treatment.  What worked for me in my twenties has been adapted and reviewed to have relevance in my thirties.  I’m not perfect (don’t tell my husband!) and could always do more, but it’s having the willpower to return to the basics (step 1 and 2 above) and courage to accept where things need to change.

*STRESS BUSTING AND ENERGY BOOSTING WORKSHOP Mon 2nd October 7.30pm. Book tickets now*