How to Harness the Energy of the Lions Gate Portal

Today signifies what some astrologers believe to be the height of the energy following the opening of the Lion’s Gate Portal on 26th July. So what is The Lion’s Gate The idea of the Lions gate Portal comes from astrology and there are different interpretations of how long it lasts. For me, I’ve signed up for the idea that the Lion’s Gate starts on the 26th of July which coincides with the rising ...

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Cinnamon ritual for first of the month

For a long time I’ve struggled with the masculine energy associated with 1st of the month goal setting. I completely buy into the idea that a goal without a deadline is simply a dream. So often we awaken from a dream and life is still as it was when we closed our eyes, but it somehow felt like a violation of my inner spirit to join a goal setting call to be versed in how, what, where and when to ...

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Cacao Ceremony for Leo New Moon July 2022

Join our Soul Tribe Circle for a FREE online Cacao Ceremony and Meditation with Sound Healing this Wednesday 27 July 8.30 – 9.30pm (UK) as we celebrate the Leo New Moon that births tomorrow, Thursday 28th. Come and enjoy this special connection with Ali Hutchinson, Cacao Carrier and Gut Health Coach as she guides us through an intuitive journey with ceremonial grade cacao for a heart opening ...

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Join our Free cacao Ceremony

Join our Soul Tribe Circle for a FREE online Cacao Ceremony and Meditation with Sound on Wednesday 15 June 8.30 – 9.30pm (UK). Come and enjoy this special connection with me as I guide you through an intuitive journey with ceremonial grade cacao for a heart opening ceremony. Beginning our journey with heart opening cacao we'll set intentions from our wisdom within and connect with ourselves for a ...

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Why drinking ceremonial cacao is good for your gut

When scientific studies rave about chocolate’s incredible health benefits they aren’t usually referring to the dairy and sugar-loaded chocolate bars we’re all used to. Instead, they’re talking about cacao. Cacao – a raw product made by cold-pressing cocoa beans – is supercharged with antioxidants, vitamins and phytochemicals. That’s just one reason I drink ceremonial cacao as part of my daily ...

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FREE Online Cacao Ceremony and Meditation

Join our sister circle for a FREE online Cacao Ceremony and meditation with sound healing on Wednesday 11 May 8.30 – 9.30pm. Ceremonial Cacao is chocolate in its rawest, purest form, a ceremonial drink, unsweetened and unprocessed. She is a superfood with all of her original vitamins and minerals available to your body. She also carries theobromine, her magic ingredient, which opens your heart ...

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Journaling prompts for the April New Moon

Each new moon begins a new cycle but the Aries New Moon that births on 1st April also heralds in the start of a new astrological year. When I was a garden designer I used to plant by the moon and as a health coach I’ve been working with the moon since I started working with Ceremonial Cacao in 2020, an amazing plant medicine that the ancients also worked with. They would also have worked with ...

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Heart opening Full Moon release

Love is in the air as the Leo Full Moon lights the sky. This Leo full moon is asking you to open your heart and move towards your purpose and destiny and pulls together all the work you have been doing, or not doing, since the start of the year. When the moon appears as a full circle in the sky it I because the whole of the side of the moon facing the earth is lit by the sun’s rays. This is in ...

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Nourishing Women in 2022

My cross roads have been plentiful over the years. I left corporate life after having my daughter in the early 2000’s then started my own business when I realised motherhood alone wasn’t enough for me but that corporate life wouldn’t accommodate my needs, or hers. I went into business with my husband and in my 40s retrained and reinvented myself as a nutritionist, wellness and menopause coach. I ...

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What can I do post the COP26 Summit?

From a commitment to fostering more forests and preserving peat lands, cleaning up pollution in our inner cities and lowering land use stress, the COP26 Summit hosted in Glasgow this month has created a masterplan that governments around the world are signing up to. Climate talks dominated the last day of the summit, as you might expect of a climate change conference, but with leaders struggling ...

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How to create a Hunter Full Moon Ceremony this October 2021

This October I’m holding my Full Moon Cacao Ceremony and Meditation a day early, on Tuesday 19th , as I have managed to bag myself some long awaited tickets to see the west end show Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. I’ve literally been on the mailing list for tickets for years and post our last UK lockdown when the theatres announced they could open again, and tickets were available, I was right ...

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How to Create a Full Moon Ritual for Letting Go

The September Full Moon is a loving, healing and nurturing full moon. Each full moon is given a specific name and because this is generally seen as the month of harvest this September full moon is called a harvest moon. Here in the UK we’re experiencing the changes in the season with the leaves starting to colour and fall and the growing season beginning to shorten as the dark nights draw in. It’ ...

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Join one of my Cacao Ceremonies

Sitting in circle together, sharing a meditation practice, connecting with your inner voice, letting go of anything that doesn’t serve you and setting intentions for the month ahead. These are all elements of the cacao ceremonies that I am running each month. On the New Moon and Full Moon I will lead cacao ceremonies with guided meditations for new beginnings, setting intentions, release and new ...

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How to Smudge and a Brief History

Smudging is the common name given to the indigenous American tradition known as the Sacred Smoke Bowl Blessing. This is a powerful spiritual cleansing technique which calls upon the spirits of various sacred plants to drive away negative energy and to restore balance to an individual, a group or space to perhaps to elements of all three at once. This tradition has been a part of the spirituality ...

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Using essential oils in the home

Aromatherapy can help create a calm and soothing home environment, so often essential to our fast paced lifestyles. But where do you start? I studied aromatherapy 20 years ago but like so much of my holistic practices and approaches to wellbeing that I kept up in my 20’s and early 30s I somehow let it go. Forgotten, my diffuser lay unused except for medical emergencies when one of us had a cold ...

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How to make the most of green garden initiatives

Greening up the garden May and June are some of my favourite months in the garden. The garden is in full force with new plants emerging everyday. It’s also when gardeners make their annual pilgrimage to The Chelsea Flower Show in London. I missed going in person this year as it clashed with too many family commitments and the dreaded GCSE revision but I managed to catch most of it on the fabulous ...

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How I made my own hat

You know what they say … If you want to get ahead, get a hat. With the renewed popularity in vintage style and fashion and the likes of Kate Middleton indulging in wearing hats for all sorts of occasions, the humble hat is making a comeback. And thanks to Louise Brooks and Vikkie Brand at Hats from the Hall you can create your own, bespoke, creation for a wedding or party, or just because you’re ...

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What to do in the garden in April

Here’s what jobs you should be doing in the garden this April to help your green spaces to look amazing. Spring is one of my favourite times of the year. I love how new life is emerging all around us. The lambs are in the field behind our house and the bulbs are showing their delicate faces. In the garden there are lots of jobs to tackle this month. Here’s what I’ll be doing in the garden this ...

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How to fight allergies naturally

Discover how you may be able to treat allergies with natural remedies and lifestyle changes. It’s the time of year when allergies are a favourite topic of conversation in homes and offices but over-the-counter products aren't your only option for treating allergies. Here’s my take on some common alternatives which have been seen to have great results. Supplement with ‘friendly bacteria’ Adding a ...

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Trends in the interior world

Today I’m taking a look at current interior design trends I just love the way fashion, interiors and gardens are coming together these days. You can see trends emerging in one which then filters through to the others. I love the Spring catwalks and the vibrant colours which come through in the fashion as the weather warms up. I like to do a similar thing with my interior and ditch the darker, ...

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Gluten free, refined sugar free brownie jar

This chocolate brownie jar is an easy (and last minute) gift idea, that’s perfect for all occasions – birthdays, mother’s day, and thankyous. It goes down a treat each and every time and it’s a super simple gift that everyone can enjoy! You will need: 1 mason jar Label to decorate Wooden spoon optional INGREDIENTS: Dry: ¾ cup oat flour ½ cup almond flour 2 tbsp cornflower 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/ ...

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March gardening tips to prepare your garden for the spring and summer

Gardening tips to get your green spaces ready for spring. It feels too cold to be gardening, but there are still quite a few things you can do in March to prepare for the coming months . I love cold, bright sunny days like we’ve had the last week or so. Despite the cold, on a bright and sunny day it's lovely to get out in the garden for an hour or so. At this time of year you want to have a ...

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Featured in 25 Beautiful homes

It was so exciting to be able to share my festive home with 25 Beautiful Homes. Featured in the December 2016 edition - myself and Mr H were able to show off our home which we've put lots of love and care in to, all to help make it a family home. We wanted it to be a space that would be relaxing yet socialable so we can invite friends and family over - I like to think of the overall finish as ...

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Adding Christmas sparkle: preparing for the festive season

It’s that time of year. The magical ‘C’ word has reared its glitter clad head and you are either in the ‘stressed out’ or the ‘excited’ camp. I have to get it out there - I love Christmas. The lights, the sparkle, the hype. I love it all. Carols by candlelight at my Church in Stamford, family get togethers, long winter walks with friends– there are always too many stiles and too many dogs! A few ...

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Christmas tree shopping – the Ali Hutchinson way

It’s that weekend already – “what weekend?” I hear you say. The Christmas tree buying weekend, of course! Is it only me? Surely I’m not the only who has a Christmas Tree Buying ritual? I know, you have one too right? For us it’s a family affair. We choose the weekend and irrespective of weather, it’s the weekend we go to choose our tree. I go with a 6ft tree in mind and the idea of a short pair ...

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