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Witch & Hippy Philosophies

Sparked by a recent conversation with a fellow therapist, both having businesses in the wellbeing industry. We have worked hard to support and to create an educated, well trained, professional, and inclusive experience for those who enjoy the treatments, therapies and workshops we offer. The question often asked, which my friend and I were discussing is “which are you witch or hippy”? This is my attempt to dispel the myths,… Read More »Witch & Hippy Philosophies

Truly Essential Nature Therapy

Truly Essential Nature Therapy Cliffe Castle Park Wellbeing Walking Route Long before COVID 19, in the autumn of 2019 I was asked if I could create a wellness walking route for Bradford Council and the Cliffe Castle Support Group. The ultimate aim being to provide a resource leaflet to encourage visitors to follow a self-guided route, improving mood, wellness and partaking in physical activity. The leaflet was to be distributed… Read More »Truly Essential Nature Therapy

Writing Pictures & Poems

Journaling to me, is keeping a hard copy of your thoughts words and visual interactions. By recording and writing them down, sketching, taking photographs, crafting, collecting and saving. So it’s not a diary, as I first thought! Well not in my world it isn’t. It’s a record of things that make my heart sing, events sights and sounds, thoughtful words and kind actions things that need remembering or developing. I… Read More »Writing Pictures & Poems

Aromatherapy – Therapist to Client Connection

Truly Essential Aromatherapy Self-care Treatment & Blends for IVF I am a qualified aroma & holistic therapist I specialise in taking the whole person and life situation into account when blending essential oils, or offering holistic treatments. With IVF treatment as with many other health and medical conditions one blend or course of treatment doesn’t fit all. A magic bottle or potion cannot be purchased from your local chemist or… Read More »Aromatherapy – Therapist to Client Connection

Lockdown Life – Enjoy The Pause

In the beginning mild panic, watching hourly news updates, feeling anxious and worried. Texting, messaging, Facebook contact, remotely dropping in on friends and family, learning fast.  Everything stopped.  Work, shopping, where’s the postman, where’s the mail, usual TV, traveling, meeting friends meeting family, even the distant sounds, cars, trains, aeroplane’s, industry, distant voices. Everything was silent, hard to get used to at first, peace and quiet, just silence. The extreme… Read More »Lockdown Life – Enjoy The Pause

Truly Essential Anti-viral Blend

Orange anti-depressant, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, carminative, sedative and tonic. £6.22 uplifting and invigorating. Lemon anti-microbial, anti-rheumatic, antiseptic, astringent, bactericide, diuretic and tonic. £6.48 clean and fresh. Tea Tree anti-microbial, antiseptic, anti-viral, bactericide, expectorant, fungicide, immuno- stimulant, stimulant. £7.13 medicinal and powerful fights bacteria, viruses and fungi, use with care.  Lavender analgesic, anti-depressant, antiseptic, anti- viral, decongestant, deodorant, hypotensive, nervine, sedative and tonic. £7.82 soothing, calming and relaxing. Healing with Joyful Purifying… Read More »Truly Essential Anti-viral Blend

Everyday Truly Essential Hygiene

Previous Next City & Guilds Beauty Therapy September 1993 So here we are first day of training in one of the most glamourous jobs we could imagine, working in the beauty, personal health and well-being industry.  How lucky were we to train and hopefully qualify as beauticians in an emerging scene of the mid 90’s. I did not take the usual route of gaining appropriate results at school. I had… Read More »Everyday Truly Essential Hygiene

Truly Essential – October

“Look forward to the Sun Rise and Sun Set”. Hello October So my Tai Chi journey begins this month. Starting the first week of October, every Thursday at Craven Leisure Skipton I have my own TaiChi for Health class running for members and non members. I also qualified the first weekend in October to teach Seated Tai Chi. Great exercise for anyone who needs movement in their day. Perfect for… Read More »Truly Essential – October

Truly Essential – September

” Every day is a new start” I hit the ground running, this the first week of September. completing my Tai Chi for Health training on Sunday the 1st. I am now a certified Dr Paul Lam Tia Chi for Health instructor, teaching Tai Chi for health to all abilities. Find out more by visiting my website or my Facebook group Truly Essential Tai Chi I could not have completed this with out… Read More »Truly Essential – September

Focus on Fennel

Sweet Fennel – Foeniculum vulgare What a wonderfully weird plant Fennel is.  It’s feathery delicate foliage adds texture and hight to your herb garden, with tiny yellow flowers in umbrella like clusters. Which create a perfect pillow of nectar to entice pollinators in abundance, especially bees, hornets and hoverfly’s, who love the pollen these little flowers provide. . Culinery Herb Fennel flowers, seeds and leaf are edible, commonly used with… Read More »Focus on Fennel