All posts in "Health"

5 Things To Do When You Can’t Sleep

By Mercedes Aspland / June 20, 2016

This is not another post on ways to prevent insomnia. I think we all know that advice, dark room, lavender, warm bath blah blah.As someone who has suffered from insomnia in spells for almost my whole life I know all the advice out there and even if you follow every step sometimes nothing works and […]


The Science Behind Neti Pots

By Mercedes Aspland / June 8, 2015

I have been planning a lot of posts recently and I thought that as I am currently suffering from a cold then this is the perfect time to write this post. I try and do a neti pot on a regular basis, even when I am feeling well but I don’t always remember but while […]


Daily Routine For Ayurvedic Doshas

By Mercedes Aspland / August 5, 2014

I did mention a couple of weeks ago that during my yoga teacher training course we covered a little bit of Ayurveda, it was only a brief overview but I did promise to share a bit about it with you. The first thing to get to is what Ayurveda is, in its simplest form it […]


Epilepsy in The Family

By Mercedes Aspland / March 5, 2014

One of the things that I have had to come to terms with in recent years is the fact my mum has been diagnosed with epilepsy. For her getting the diagnosis was like receiving a life sentence, having this condition hanging over her head. When you tell people about epilepsy they imagine people having fits […]


How I Quit Smoking

By Mercedes Aspland / February 8, 2014

I don’t tend to go in for new year’s resolutions, they never really stick and always seem a bit artificial, why wait until the new year to do something? Well at new year 2013 I had no plans to give up smoking but in February I thought it would be a good idea and after […]


What is Your Morning Routine Like?

By Mercedes Aspland / July 24, 2013

Do you get up in the morning, reach for a cup of tea or coffee, maybe a cigarette and other stimulants, rush a quick bite to eat run out the door and get on with your day. If you do then you are probably like most people and very much like I was except I […]