What are your emotional wounds? How can you heal them?

Most of our emotional wounds are formed during our childhood. We learn to mask the wounds to receive attention and fit in with our family and friends.

Here is a list of some of the things which may have caused emotional wounds for you: –

  1. Being shouted at, hit, or exposed to violence, you now feel afraid of others anger.
  2. Being harshly judged frequently, you now feel inadequate.
  3. Being ridiculed in public, feeling embarrassed, you now feel ashamed of yourself.
  4. Being smothered or abused, you now feel inferior.
  5. Being overly controlled, you now allow people to control you.
  6. Being used for your parent’s needs.
  7. Trusting a caregiver and being betrayed, now you find it hard to trust.
  8. Being made to feel guilty, now you struggle to forgive yourself
  9. Being rejected when you reached out for connection, now you feel people will not like you.
  10. Being inadequately nurtured and cared for, now feel needy and empty.
  11. Being taken care of, and then abandoned, now feeling scared of being left again.
  12. Not being seen and appreciated for who you were.

If any of the above happened to you, you might feel that you are fundamentally flawed or believe you are not loveable or enough.

All these wounds can leave you feeling disconnected from life and possibly experiencing anxiety, anguish, hurt, depression, frustration and more.  The more these feelings and traumas are suppressed, the more disconnected from spirit and life we feel.

How do you heal Emotional wounds?

Step one is to feel your emotions. All too often, we bottle things up. At some point, the emotion will get released, and this can be in undesirable ways, where you end up hurting yourself and others. We often turn to drugs, alcohol, binge eating, sex, or other addictions to numb our pain and emotions.  Try talking to family and friends about your feelings if you can or find a qualified therapist to help you. 

Step two, healing is a process, not something that will happen in one therapy session. You need to feel the emotion and expel the suppressed energy.  Find somewhere where you can be alone then. If you are sad, let yourself cry if you are angry, shout and scream into a pillow, letting go of the suppressed energy.

Step three is to accept these feelings and emotions, really feel them as you let them go. Don’t keep any of the suppressed energy inside of you. Our feelings and emotions are from the past. We don’t want them to influence our future enjoyment. Whatever caused our emotional wounds happened, and by facing it, we can help to change our reaction to it, choose to stop letting it control you in the now.  

Step four is to forgive all involved.  By really forgiving, you will feel freedom from the control these emotional wounds had over you. This can be done by meditation, prayer, writing a letter and burning or tearing it up.

Step five, use Louise Hays’ mirror work to learn from your pain and wounds.  What can you discover? Can any of this make me stronger? Keep searching for the lessons it could be showing you perseverance, forgiveness, patience, anything else you can learn from your pain and wounds.

Step six, if you run a constant story of blame in your thoughts. If your self-talk is saying expressions like……… it was my parent’s fault; it was because of such and such teacher etc. Try to find a positive statement, like, I am a self-determined person, and I allow others the same right. I can trust myself completely as my life unfolds to create my own unique story. I am highly creative, intelligent, attractive, energetic, witty, smart, healthy, wealthy, and wise.

Need help with healing your emotional wounds? Contact Rosemary

Learn how to reconnect to the earth and improve your health

Grounding, which is sometimes called “earthing”, involves doing activities that reconnect you to the earth’s current and helps you to become grounded.

By being electrically grounded you will feel:

  • Centred
  • Solid
  • Strong
  • Balanced
  • Less tense
  • Less stressed.

People live with constant, stress, pain, anxiety, depression and fatigue, there is also an increase of people suffering from autoimmune diseases in our modern world. Research has started to look at how disconnected from the earth we are and how this may affect our health.

We are bioelectrical beings living on an electrical planet. Our body operates electrically, our cells transmit frequencies to run our heart, muscles, nervous and immune systems.

When we live in the cities, we no longer walk barefoot outside or wear natural leather shoes that allow you to absorb the grounds energy. We wear rubber and plastic soled shoes which insulate us from the earth’s energy. By being disconnected and ungrounded we are no longer in touch with the earth’s energy.  There has been some research done which is showing how grounding/earthing can help, decrease pain and inflammation, reduce stress levels, and improve circulation.

Here is a youtube link which explains some of the research and goes into much more detail.

As healers we are encouraged to connect with the ground barefoot before we start any sessions with our clients. The best way to connect to the earth is to walk barefoot on grass, sand, concrete, or earth. We do grounding exercises to help us connect to earth.

Start using meditation today and improve your health now.

Meditation can help ease your pain, anxiety, stress and improve the health of your heart, boost your immune system and mood.

Conditions which are caused or worsened by stress and tension can be helped through meditation. By relaxing in meditation, you lower your blood pressure and improve your heart rate, (please note you must continue to take any medication until your doctor advises you can) slows your breathing and brain waves. When your muscles start to relax, they release the tension and tightness. The repetition in meditation is what helps us to relax. As we focus on our breath, letting go of our thoughts, and repeating a mantra, affirmation, or word we become present, and start the relaxation response.

Meditation is not difficult to learn, it is a skill which, you need to practice. After a few weeks of practice, you will be able to get to a relaxed state more quickly. If you relax several times a day, you may find you feel more relaxed during the whole day.

There have been many studies done showing meditation can lower cardiovascular risk, by relaxing and reducing your stress. Poorly managed stress is associated with a risk of high blood pressure and heart disease.

Meditation is an immune booster. Your immune system responds to both negative and positive thoughts, meditation will create a positive mental environment for the immune system to flourish. Meditation stimulates the immune system brain-function regions.

There have been studies where HIV patients slowed down the reduction of their CD-4 cell count, using meditation. The CD-4 cells are the immune cells which keep the virus from propagating.

Knowing if meditation is working. If your body is feeling relaxed, calm, and warm when meditating, you are probably going deep enough for the relaxation response.  If you are struggling to feel these, perhaps join a group to help you.

If you really do not get on with meditation any relaxing technique would be helpful.

If you would like to join a fortnightly group online email Rosemary

How to Believe in Yourself and Bring Success into Your Life

Whatever you want from life, be it better health, a promotion at work, being more creative, you need to believe you can reach the goal.

What is the goal you want to achieve? What are your beliefs about this goal?

Here are some health goals you may consider, getting 7-8 hours of sleep daily, 30-60 minutes of exercise regularly, being free of addictions, and plan daily spiritual timelike yoga or meditation.

Business goals maybe, retain or gain more customers, or start using social media to build your business.

Personal goals maybe, self-development, learn a new skill or hobby, let go of the past, travel, or be more creative.

All of the above goals are much easier to achieve if you to believe in yourself.

If you want to start meditating to gain all the health benefits, you need to believe you can make it happen. If we start by saying it is hard or I can’t do it, I have too many thoughts, we will not get very far with the practise and give up.

Believing in ourselves.

Many of us have negative beliefs from childhood buried in our subconscious. These beliefs often form our negative self-talk and stop us from being successful in life. A good practice is to stand in front of the mirror in the morning, and before you go to bed and listen to your self-talk when a negative thought comes to mind, counteract it with positive words. An example, “I am not creative” simply say, “my creativity is unique and good”. By doing this, you remind yourself of the truth of your abilities before your mind absorbed the negativity in your environment as a child.

If you are often around people who are negative and put you down, start to spend less time with them. Spend time with people who give you encouragement and help. If you do not want to be held back from success, limiting your time with negative people is helpful. Negativity is contagious, like flu.

Only you can believe in yourself, ask yourself, “how would the person I wish to be, act in this situation?” Act like the person you want to be; let go of your self-doubts.   If you would like to learn more about letting go of limiting beliefs holding you back from success or learning how to meditate to improve your life, email Rosemary

Six simple ways to increase your self-motivation

Self Motivation

What does self-motivation mean, the dictionary says, “able and willing to work without being told what to do”. Therefore, self-motivation is an important skill to have. It drives you to keep going even when you are faced with setbacks in achieving your goals.

Here are some ways to help keep you motivated.

Start your day with gratitude and appreciation.

Be thankful for how you feel, and when you are asked, “how are you today?” give a positive answer, “I am fantastic, excellent or great” G.R.E.A.T. stands for Getting Really Excited About Today. You may be thinking about what I have to be excited about. Start living each day as the greatest day of your life, be excited for another day to help your friends and family, be a positive influence. Self-motivation should start the minute you wake up. Do something special for you; this could be your regular skincare routine, a shower with a special shower gel, be creative; if you struggle to do nice things for yourself, you are unlikely to be helpful or productive for others.

Reward yourself.

After being good to yourself, reward yourself; this can be any small treat or your breakfast. Preferably something that is repeated. It is easier to keep yourself motivated when you provide recognition to yourself.

Self-motivation has to come from you.

No one can give you self-motivation, you can be motivated by getting money or other outside influences, but that is not lasting; it can be taken away at any time. Live your life from the inside out, not the outside in and embrace enduring self-motivation.

Taking control of your life

There are things you cannot control, for example, the weather, traffic, what other people say or do. If you cannot control something, just let it be. There are things in life that are possible to control, like your thoughts, your ego, your reactions, and your attitude. These are all part of self-motivation. Changing your perspective on life will boost your self-motivation.

Know yourself.

Answer these questions, be honest for the most beneficial results to improve your self-motivation. You may wish to work with a trusted friend or therapist to dig deeper into your thoughts.

  • What are your values?
  • What are your strengths and weaknesses?
  • What motivates you?
  • What demotivates you?
  • What are your fears and perceived limitations?
  • How can you overcome them?
  • What are your negative habits?
  • What positive habits can replace them?

What you want from life.

Self-motivation is a necessary to achieve your goals and dreams, write your dreams and goals down.

Set out an action plan, break it down into small steps. Take action on your plan. Self-motivation is the actual doing. Thinking about it leads to procrastination. Give yourself permission to learn; this may mean failing once or twice before you get it right. This is normal; think about how a toddler learns to walk.

How to Love Yourself and Bring Happiness in Your Life

When we are born, we feel loveable, providing we receive love from our parents and environment during our informative years and beyond, we will grow up feeling loved and not judging ourselves. When this does not happen, often because our parents did not love themselves, we are more likely to struggle with self-judgement as adults.

We all have an inner critic, that inner voice that is constantly telling us we cannot do things, or we are not good enough, we are not loveable and many more. This is our ego speaking; our ego comes from fear. Our truth, the unconditioned self, comes from love and lets us know we are loveable. Love is much more than a feeling; it is our true nature, the consciousness, our essence, our soul, and our spiritual DNA.

If your inner critic is regularly berating you, you may wish to look into ways to learn how to love yourself. Louise Hay recommends using mirror work to help people to do this. She suggests you look in the mirror every morning and repeat the affirmation “Life loves me” ten times. Notice your responses; sensations may be tension in your body, feelings may be sadness or happiness, and thoughts maybe I cannot do this. Do not judge your responses; there are no right or wrong answers. Just be honest with yourself. Life loves you is about unconditional love.

Once you have completed the above, repeat with the affirmation, “I am willing to let life love me today”, repeat until you feel comfortable sensations in your body. Be willing to work with these affirmations, and all things are possible.

Doing mirror work can be confronting at first, revealing your fears and self-judgements, be kind to yourself. By continuing to do the mirror work, you will start to move through your fears and self-judgements.  If you have had serious trauma in your life, I recommend doing this with a therapist or trusted friend. Remember, life mirrors how you feel. Your relationship with yourself influences your relationship with everyone and everything.

Therefore, once we can love ourselves, and are able receive love, our life will become so much happier.

If you would like any help or further information please email Rosemary

I am Often Asked how to Keep our Lives Calm!

Here are some brilliant ways to keep calmness in your life.

We need to change our perception and our thoughts to a way of calmness and love. Using Louise Hay’s affirmation “Life Loves You” while standing in front of a mirror and repeating this ten times, acknowledging the thoughts and feelings that come up. Make sure you let go of all the negative thoughts coming from your ego or inner critic. Be kind and loving to yourself.

Many of the actions below have been taken from “The Little Book of Calm”, by Paul Wilson

  1. Select your company well. As harsh as it may sound, mixing with highly stressed people will make you feel stressed. On the other hand, mixing with calm people will leave you feeling calm even for the briefest period.
  2. Invest in a fruit bowl. The more beautiful your bowl, the better stocked it is, the less likely you are to turn to stress-enhancing snack foods. Eat more fruit, and you will feel more relaxed – it’s as sweet as that.
  3. Worry when the time comes. Most worries are future-based. They revolve around things that, in most cases, will never happen. Concentrate on the present, and the future will take care of itself.
  4. Pamper your feet. Soak your feet, then massage them with moisturiser or a relaxing combination of essential oils. You will feel blissfully relaxed in no time. You can read my post about massaging your feet here.
  5. Wet face towel. As any beauty therapist or barber will tell you, nothing soaks away facial stress and tension quite so efficiently as a damp hot towel. You can read about my natural face treatment here.
  6. Reaffirm your friendships. If you tend to get overly serious with your work or responsibilities, remind yourself that the most common deathbed regrets relate to neglected relationships, not unfinished business.
  7. Think before you buy. To avoid the stresses of debt, think about what you can afford to spend long before thinking about what you would like to buy.
  8. Sleep on a patchouli pillow. Add three drops of patchouli or chamomile oil to your pillow every few nights for a blissfully calm sleep.

Contact Rosemary if you would like more information on staying calm or learning meditation.

Six Ways to Protect your Energy and Stay Positive in your Life.

Protecting your energy.

Having trained as an energy healer, I am in touch with my intuition and body. We are all made of energy vibrating at certain frequencies. Our energy centres called chakras all vibrate at a different frequency. My previous blog post explains more about each chakra. To stay balanced and grounded we need to stay connected to the earth. When you are feeling unbalanced try some of the techniques below, to help balance your body.

1. Go out into Nature

We should try and spend time daily in nature, connecting to the energy of the trees, flowers, and mother earth. This is a beneficial way to centre and ground yourself. Working in the garden or an allotment with the earth also helps.

2. Grounding Yourself

I like to do this technique standing barefoot on grass, or a wooden floor indoors.

  • Stand with feet slightly apart and focus on your feet connecting with the ground.
  • Bring your attention to your belly and imagine and feel a golf ball size weight 3cm below your navel and in the centre of your body.
  • Gently and easily drop this ball from your belly down past your feet into the ground. Simply drop it and let gravity take it down deeper and deeper until you reach the molten core of the Earth.
  • On your inhale draw energy from the earth, up into your belly.
  • On the exhale, drop back down to the centre of the Earth. Repeat for 10 breaths.
  • Now repeat and draw Earths energy up and into your heart.
  • On your exhale, let the energy run energy down your arms and out of your palms. Repeat for 10 breaths.
  • Closing. On the inhale, swing arms out to sides and upwards with palms up and bring over your head. On the exhale, bring your hands down the front of your body Repeat 6-10 times   

Continue to feel your feet connecting with the ground beneath them. If you wish you can now sit on the ground and imagine roots connecting you the earth, and feel the earth nourishing you.

3. Root Chakra Balancing

The root chakra is red and positioned at the perineum. This chakra connects us to the earth and helps ground us like in the technique above. You can help balance this chakra by eating root vegetables and wearing red. Listening to music with frequencies between 256 and 396 Hz is helpful, and doing some yoga. Grounding your energy allows you to connect with your source or essence.

4. Baths

Take a handful of sea or Epsom salt, pour it into your bathtub, and lie in it for twenty minutes. You can also add a spoonful of baking soda. If you feel strong negative energies around you, take a bath with sulphur.

5. Plants

Many plants absorb and clear negative energy and produce negative ions for air purification. Place various plants with large green leaves—such as aloe vera, banana, peace lily, Cactus, snake plant, bamboo, and holy basil —around the house and on windowsills.

6. Keep your vibration high

Remember, we attract the vibration we are giving out. Therefore, if we are giving out love, we are much more likely to receive it back. Try to clear all your grudges; the only person they are hurting is you.

We often have imbalances in our chakras.

This could be between the front and rear aspect of our chakras, or between the chakras themselves.

These imbalances can create an unbalanced personality and physical body.

Taking bookings now for Chakra Balancing sessions for when we can open in April.

Want more energy? Balance your chakras to improve your energy flow.

What are Chakras?

The chakra system is a template for the flow of subtle energy that runs through all life and through the human energy system. It is like a ladder that takes us from the physical realm of substance up through the workings of the higher mind and spirit and into the realm of divine consciousness.

The subtle energy is the force field surrounding all living things. In the human body, this force field is the aura, and the seven layers of energy referred to as subtle bodies. These control our physical well-being, emotional stability, and mental clarity. They reflect our spiritual state and mirror how we feel about ourselves and life in general.

A chakra resembles a large cone and acts like a vortex drawing energy in. The outer lip catches the accumulated stress of the day. The body of the cone is all our ideas and attitudes about life. The seeds of our destiny are at the very tip where the chakra meets the energetic spine. These seeds cannot be opened until we have worked on removing our negativity and self-limiting beliefs. These beliefs and negativity block our energy.

Chakra energy and function.

When something in life happens that blocks the flow of life energy, the chakras slow down, and energy becomes sluggish and even stagnant. It this is a brief occurrence, the chakra will resume the natural flow. If the block is more permanent, the chakra will need stimulation to become active again. Our health and well-being are subject to our chakras being active and balanced. To find out more about the Chakra system, download my ebook or read my other posts on the individual chakras listed at the bottom of this post.

Root Chakra: linked to survival.

Physical energy, the adrenals, activating the fight or flight function of the kidneys.

Emotional energy, aggression, anger, violence, and jealousy, when the energy is not flowing here, we tend to show these negative emotions because we do not feel secure in life.

Mental energy, attitudes of separation, exclusivity, territory, belonging, your right to your own space.

Getting the Root energy flowing: Spend time in nature, walk barefoot in the sand, on the grass, or dirt. Eat healthy red foods, beets, tomatoes, berries, apples, and wear and accessorise with red accents. Try some of these activities, yoga, movement of any kind using legs and feet, any activity that is grounding, physical, and requires presence.

Sacral Chakra: linked to our ability to enjoy life, have pleasure in physical ways.

Physical energy, the ovaries and testes, the organs that control reproduction and sexual development.

Emotional energy, feeling good, deservedness, feeling bad, envious, and not caring for our bodies.

Mental energy, attitudes of having enough, knowing you deserve the life you say you want, enjoyment and wellbeing and good health.

Getting the Sacral energy flowing: Spend time near water, swimming or paddling. Eat healthy orange foods, carrots, oranges, melons and mangoes, wear and accessorise with accents of orange and surround your space with these tones. Try some of these activities, yoga, dance, swimming, and walking.

Solar Plexus Chakra: linked to our self-worth, freedom of choice and how we see ourselves.

Physical energy, the pancreas, the organ that processes sugar. It controls the digestion of food.

Emotional energy, self-confidence, power, clear choices for ourselves.                 

Mental energy, attitudes of knowing your worth and personal power, coming from a affirmed sense of selfhood.

Getting the solar plexus energy flowing: Sit in the sunlight, or enjoy sitting around a fire pit or candles indoors. Eat healthy yellow foods like bananas, ginger, turmeric, pineapple, sweetcorn, and wear yellow clothing and jewellery. Try these activities, sports, competitive programs, qi gong, hiking and cycling.

Heart Chakra: linked to giving and receiving love in our lives.

Physical energy, Thymus gland, building a strong immunity from pain and disease.

Emotional energy, being capable of love and compassion for self and others.

Mental energy, attitudes of happiness, joy and delight, embracing life.

Getting the heart energy flowing: Deep breathing, being in the open air, opening windows to let air circulate in your home or car. Eat green foods, broccoli, avocado, kale and spinach. Wear and accessorise with accents of green. Try these activities, yoga, massage, healing touch, walking, and dancing.

Throat Chakra: linked to creativity and self-expression, truth, and our ability to communicate clearly.

Physical energy, Thyroid gland, controlling metabolism and effects physical and mental development.

Emotional energy, releasing feeling through expression, including crying, shouting, laughing, and saying when you are not happy.

Mental energy, speaking the truth, not gossiping, sensing that expressing your truth is your key to individuality.

Getting the throat energy flowing: Sit outside in a clear space with a clear blue sky. Eat blue foods, blueberries, currants, dragon fruit, and kelp. Wear and accessorise with accents or various blue tones. Try these activities, alexander technique, yoga, osteopathic alignment of the spine, craniosacral therapy, expressive theatre and dance, qi gong, and tai chi.

Brow Chakra: linked to our wisdom, intuition, and ability to be focussed.

Physical energy, Pituitary gland, influences metabolism, growth and other hormones.

Emotional energy, giving yourself permission to experience your feelings. Choose the appropriate time to express them.

Mental energy, developing an understanding for your own limitations and those of others, cultivating gratitude.

Getting the brow energy flowing: Sit in stillness in the sunlight or relax in a window in the sun. Eat indigo foods, purple kale or broccoli, grapes, and blackberries. Wear and accessorise with indigo clothing and jewellery. Try any of these activities, yoga, tai chi, gi gong, bates eye exercises.

Crown Chakra: this is the centre of bliss, beauty, and spirituality. Allowing us the ability to connect with our source of being.

Physical energy, Pineal gland, produces melatonin, and regulates our body clock.

Emotional energy, wanting to cultivate bliss and surrender to what is.

Mental energy, developing holistic and universal principles of acceptance, respect, and knowing we never do anything without the help of a higher source.

Getting the Crown energy flowing: Connect with your wholeness through meditation or prayer. This chakra is nourished by spiritual practice, not food—practice self-reflection and curiosity. Wear and accessorise with the colour violet. The crown chakra needs stillness no physical exercise required.

If, after reading this, you feel one or more of your chakras are blocked, and you would like to book a chakra balancing or go deeper with energy healing, email Rosemary.

Root Chakra

Sacral Chakra

Solar Plexus Chakra

Heart Chakra

Throat Chakra

Third Eye Chakra

Crown Chakra

How the Foods We Eat Can Help Improve Our Anxiety

Doctors and dieticians are beginning to appreciate more about how the nutritional properties of the foods we eat affect the brain. There is a clear and important connection between the brain and the gut; some researchers are now referring to the gut as the second brain. They now know when essential nutrients are deficient, there is a direct effect on the production of neurotransmitters and brain chemistry that can increase anxiety-related behaviours.

Here are some foods to start eating to help with your anxiety and stress today: –

1. Asparagus

Studies going back to the 1960s indicate that many people who suffer from anxiety and depression have shown a folate deficiency. Asparagus is one vegetable that contains a valuable amount of this mood-boosting nutrient. One portion provides two-thirds of your daily recommended folate value.

Try adding asparagus spears to your meals, or even eat as a snack, dip the spears into salsa, hummus or other dips.

2. Avocado

 Avocados are rich in B vitamins and healthy fat; all the B vitamins have positive effects on the nervous system. However, deficiencies in these stress-relieving vitamins have been linked to increased anxiety in people. Avocados also contain vitamin E, which is important for vision, reproduction, and maintaining healthy skin. It also widens the blood vessels. Helps with cognition and the formation of red blood cells. Vitamin E is fat-soluble; it is found in foods with high-fat content like nuts and avocados.

When you next want a chocolate dessert, try blending an avocado, some cacao or cocoa powder and sugar or stevia to taste, chill in the fridge, you will be surprised how good it tastes.

3. Blueberries

Our bodies crave vitamin C when stressed or anxious. Vitamin C is an antioxidant; this helps repair and protect our cells and provide anxiety relief. Blueberries are full of this vitamin and antioxidants.

When you are craving a sugary snack, reach for blueberries instead of sugary sweets and snacks. Sugar is not good for our brains; it causes the brain to work at a sub-optimal level, creating a larger risk of anxiety and depression symptoms. The vitamin C in blueberries will also give your immune system a boost.

4. Turkey

Turkey contains tryptophan, this is nutrient that helps you to sleep. Tryptophan is an amino acid that the body needs to produce the neurotransmitter serotonin, which helps regulate sleep and mood.  With this in mind it may help reduce anxious feelings.

Instead of having a takeaway of KFC, try cooking a turkey breast with vegetables as a more healthy option and help your anxiety at the same time.

5. Almonds

Magnesium found in almonds and other nuts may also be effective for helping anxiety-related symptoms. Insufficient magnesium also reduces the level of the neurotransmitter serotonin in the brain.  12 almonds contain approximately 19% of our daily recommended magnesium. Magnesium can also be found in seeds, legumes, and avocados.

Instead of snacking on biscuits high in trans fats, which will make your anxiety worse and increase the risk of depression, eat a handful of nuts and gain from healthy fats and fibre; these will improve your gut health. Add some dried fruit or dark chocolate chips if you need some sweetness.

6. Yoghurt

Yoghurt is a fermented food; these foods can help your anxiety too.  There is a link between eating fermented and probiotic foods and the reduction of social anxiety.  Greek and plain yoghurt are best; they contain live active cultures, which is the nutrient that will help your anxiety.  Other probiotic foods: pickles, sauerkraut, kombucha, and miso.

For breakfast swap the milk with yoghurt with your cereal or have plain yoghurt with fresh fruit.

7. Kale (or Arugula)

Research has found having a lower antioxidant level is linked to anxiety symptoms. Any dark leafy greens like kale are

high in beta carotene, antioxidants, and vitamin C.  These boost our antioxidant levels and help our brains function optimally.

Add kale to your salad; if you do not like the bitter taste, have it as a cooked vegetable, or add to an omelette, soup, or a smoothie to hide the bitter taste.

8. Salmon

Omega-3 fatty acids are particularly effective when it comes to foods that help with anxiety. Omega-3 fatty acids are found in foods like salmon, chia seeds, soybeans, and walnuts, as well as cold-pressed olive oil. The correct dietary fats are essential to our brain health. Replacing red meat with fish and other omega-3 foods will help support a healthy brain-gut microbiome.

Consider having salmon instead of steak to help keep your cortisol and adrenaline from spiking when you are feeling stressed.

Experiment with these foods to see if your anxiety improves.

Links to more information on anxiety.

17 Affirmations to help cal your anxiety

Anxiety and Exercise

The effect of anxiety on your body

How mindfulness and meditation can help your anxiety

How trapped emotions cause distress, pain and muscle tension in our bodies

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