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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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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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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Setting your intentions for release in Jan 2022

I can hardly believe we are already witnessing a full moon at the start of 2022. The year is already running away with us and so many of us are yet to set intentions for the year or are still holding onto past beliefs, hurts or limited thinking that is really not helpful in a year that is resonating with love. It’s time to let go and release all that is no longer serving you and a full moon is a ...

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Ali on the BBC

Standing in for the usual BBC Radio Leicester presenter last week was Jo Bostock. She spoke to Ali about all thinsg food (as well as movies) and even got into a conversation about the merits of jacket poatatoes! Why you may ask? It came up following the announcemnt of celebrity chef James Martin taking over the Spud U Like franchise of fast food stores. How high does the humble baked potato ...

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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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The Power Of Touch

The power of touch is underrated. Here's why. It’s not a gimmick, and now more than ever seems so important. What am I talking about? Hugs of course. Many studies have demonstrated that human touch has incredible qualities to calm the nervous system, decrease the heart rate, lower the respiratory rate and steady the mind. It is even thought to improve our immune function as well as induce the ...

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How to eat during exams

When it comes to exam stress and nutrition you can be treading on very uneven ground. I’d love to say that as a health coach I practice what I preach but with a teenager in the house, it’s not always the case. We went through GCSE’s a couple of years ago and are about to hit the A level mocks so I fully understand the pressure on parents. It’s so easy to reach for the easy option and allow them ...

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Are you building your dream or someone else's?

You’re either working to build your own dream, or you’re being paid by someone else to build their dream. I don’t remember who originally pointed this out to me, but it really struck a chord with me. At the time I was building my own Interiors and Garden Design business and I thought I was sorted. I’d left the confines of the corporate world and was building my own dream. But I was also lonely. ...

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Choosing Safe Baby Skincare Products

Parents need and want baby care products they can trust for their baby but they also want products that provide the moisture, cleansing and protection necessary to support gentle fragile skin. The market is saturated with products so where do they start? As a new mum I was just as guilty as the next mum of believing the marketing spin of big companies out to capitalise on this growing sector. I ...

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Planning an Italian Adventure?

I love travelling. For me travel is an experience which creates wealth in my life. I’ve brought Miss H up to understand that you can buy things, you most likely love them when you first get them, but they won’t be what you remember in years to come. I can count the childhood memories of shopping with my parents on one hand, but the fun times we experienced together on family holidays are endless ...

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How to Survive a Long Haul Flight

I love travelling, it’s one of the reasons working for myself is so great. I really do get to plan my diary and take off when and where I like. When Miss H first started at a private school I was so shocked by the length of the school holidays and wondered how anyone with a ‘proper job’ would ever cope. For me working from home and being able to be there for her into her teens has been so ...

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5 top tips to help your teen thrive in exam season

I'm so excited to bring you my very first Guest Blog by my friend and Academic Coach Lucy Parsons. Lucy has a track record of helping teeneragers to get the most from their schooling, pass exams and get into the university of their choice so I know you're going to love her blog. Have you got a teenager taking GCSE or A Level exams? If you have it’s highly likely that stress levels in your ...

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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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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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The panto pays it forward

We all know the saying “what goes around, comes around” but this was really brought home to me at the weekend. Mr H had been given tickets to the Press night of Aladdin at Nottingham Playhouse so we thought we’d make a family event of it and go for dinner first. He booked us into Browns Restaurant just around the corner and so we donned our festive frocks (well he didn’t but you know what I mean ...

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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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