Tag: Christmas

Delicious Date & Walnut Mince Pies Recipe – make your own!

As we plan our Christmas food ahead of the big day, our wonderful Nutritional Therapist, Claire Kimber, suggests a delicious alternative to traditional mince pies – and they are so yummy! INGREDIENTS: Pastry: • 350g of spelt flour or gf flour • 100g of coconut sugar or brown sugar • 1 pinch of salt •…

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Enjoy the Christmas countdown….. and be kind to your digestive system!

The festive season typically means an onslaught of parties, family gatherings and office nibbles making it hard to maintain a healthy balance with food, makig your digestive system struggle. This year you can avoid the bloating, tummy discomfort and weight gain, as with a few savvy choices you can enjoy the festivities and still keep…

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More tips to help survive Christmas!

Well, we say ‘survive’ but really it is all a matter of planning, arranging and agreeing to a festive season that suits your needs whilst supporting other family members and friends who might also find Christmas a difficult time. December, for example, is a month in which many relationships struggle as the stress of organising…

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Coping with the stress of Christmas

This is the third Christmas on the ‘let’s talk!’ blog and here at The Terrace we like to share our hints and tips for coping with the stress and strain of the season. However one celebrates at this time of year, it is impossible to avoid the crush in the shops, the inflated prices and…

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On a Mindful Christmas contentment. Why can’t we just ‘be happy’?

Lots of Christmas shopping was done over the weekend. We woke up in the knowledge that money needed to be spent,  car park spaces must be battled  for and crowds coped with. It was daunting, but ’tis the season…’ and all that – jolliness is required of us. Here at The Terrace we do like to…

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‘Re-charging’ the Christmas ritual….

As the days of December rush past, leaving us little time to pack in all the annual rituals – present buying, writing and sending cards, attending the work Christmas ‘do’- as well as trying to keep the non-Christmas side of our lives under control, it is all too easy to succumb to a bug, or…

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More mindfulness practice: On eating that Christmas raisin……

We are in December now, and here at The Terrace we are keen to promote ways to ensure our well-being is protected in what is a busy, festive month. We have written many times on mindfulness, and have started a new series of posts on the subject. Our expert practitioner Miranda Bevis offers regular and…

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Grump or Grinch? How to let in the Christmas Spirit without Marley’s Ghost

Today we have another Christmas thought from Jane Gotto here at the Terrace. Firstly, we are not directing this at those who find Christmas a difficult time of year for reasons of  isolation, or depression and anxiety for example. It can be a hard, and sometimes life-threatening time of year. If this sounds like you,…

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Homeopathic tips for dealing with miserable winter colds & flu…

We recently held an evening talk here at The Terrace that was so well received we decided to share the speaker’s notes with you. Our subject was ‘Boosting your immune system for winter’ and we have already posted some aromatherapy hints here. Today we are sharing the thoughts of one of our skilled homeopathy practitioners,…

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Creating a connected circle – an Advent ritual

This is another Christmas tip from Jane Gotto at The Terrace – a rather special one that you could use in a family group, in a circle of friends or in a workplace. December begins on Sunday and with it comes the thrill of the Advent Calendar. Sadly, the ritual of opening a door a day to…

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Guess who! Is a ‘Secret Santa’ a ‘stressbuster’ for the festive season?

So – we are already on to Christmas Tip No. 3 and it isn’t even December yet – but have you seen how so many people are already looking frazzled, carrying bags full of gifts they are not sure anyone will even like? Have you already browsed the ‘3 for 2’ shelves in department stores,…

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Keeping Christmas fresh and interesting…

Our second ‘Christmas Tip’ of the week, to ensure you come through the festive season healthily and with your relationships intact… So today we ask the question – Has the Christmas ritual become stale, and boring? Sometimes we just repeat what used to work, and wonder what has happened. What can have happened is children have…

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Christmas tips for a healthy & happy festive season….

Well there is no getting away from it – the shops are full of sparkle. They are also full of expensive gifts we may not have the money for and are playing background music that grates like nails down a chalkboard. With only a few weeks left until Christmas we thought that our popular  ‘Relationship…

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