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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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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Journal prompts for Gemini New Moon

I’m excited to be writing this blog today as the New Moon in Gemini is birthed this very lunchtime here in the UK. For me New Moon energy can be a little dark and sometimes triggers negative thoughts but the energy surrounding this new moon feels slightly different. Do you feel it too? Read on to find out why… New Moon in Gemini The New Moon in Gemini occurs when the sun sign is also in Gemini, ...

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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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How can I tap into the New Moon energy in March 2022

If you’ve been feeling the pull of empathy, loving thoughts and dreamy intentions then you’re attuned with the lunar energy that’s surrounding us right now. The new moon that births on Wednesday 2nd March falls in pisces season. Celebrating this new moon is a perfect way to kickstart another month and the spring season. Falling in the dreamy Pisces season it embodies your inner voice so tune into ...

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How to support Your own Growth

Are you wondering what the next part of 2020 entails and trying to work out how you care for yourself, your family, your career and what makes your heart sing? I spent 2021 working on self love and coming to terms with past hurts and how they had defined me and the choices I’d made. I realised that many women are the same and often put self care on the back burner while they take care of everyone ...

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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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How to get ahead on the self love stakes

Valentine’s day falls today and is supposedly the day we celebrate our romantic relationships. Most of us would agree that being loved and being able to love is crucial to our happiness but today can be a real trigger for many especially if you’re not in a romantic relationship or have just come out of one. For me love of one’s self is especially key for happiness so whether you’re in a ...

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Guided Cacao Meditation with the New Moon

New Moons are times of new beginnings. So often people tend to stack up their resolutions for New Year's day and then fail miserably as their resolutions crash, burn, and crumble by the end of the first month (or week) – perhaps you can relate! That’s why it’s a good idea to use each new moon as a time for reflection, release and intention setting. The first New Moon in Jan 2022 falls in ...

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Guided Meditation for the January Full Moon 2022

The first Full Moon in Jan 2022 allows for release and intention setting. Use this guided meditation to allow you to energetically let go of anything that has been holding you back. Whether you are starting your day with a positive mindset or ending it that way encouraging positivity, reminding yourself of what you have to be grateful for and letting go is a fabulous practice to help ground you ...

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Keeping you cosy this Winter Solstice

The Winter solstice is here and today we celebrate the shortest day. From tonight the days will start to lengthen as we head towards spring and summer, new birth, new beginnings, and the idea that we can bring anything we want to fruition. This is the perfect time of year to plant seeds of intention for the year ahead. It’s a wonderful time to gather with friends and create together too, setting ...

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Nourish the women

I went through a phase when I was always saying ‘yes’ to things even those things I didn’t want to do, or knew I couldn’t fit in! It left me stressed, anxious and overwhelmed and yet I continued to say ‘yes’ feeling that I needed to please those around me and that saying NO would … well what would it do? I was worried it would make me appear less to them? But what it left me feeling about myself ...

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Nourish the women Programme 2022

A special invitation to find your voice, to create your compelling future and celebrate the woman you are today An opportunity to remind yourself of your strengths and talents A chance to remember and celebrate your past successes The space to take the time to be grateful for all you have in your life The ritual of drinking ceremonial cacao, meditating, journaling and affirmations Many of us have ...

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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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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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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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New Moon Journalling Prompts and Affirmations

As we clebrate the arrival of the New Moon in Sept it's a good time to set an intention to release and let go. A new moon happens once a month when the moon and the sun conjoin in the sky, setting off a new cycle of light. This new moon is initially invisible to us on Earth, then it slowly appears as a very thin crescent of light – it’s magical and speaks to us if we take a moment to stand and ...

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Work with Ali online or in person

I have a number of coaching options and ways that we can work together. Online coaching When the world came to a stop in 2020 I didn’t! I was already set up to confidentially coach clients online and this has continued with zoom being my online platform of choice. I provide 1:1 cacao ceremonies on-line. I will direct you where to buy ceremonial cacao, in whatever country you are in, and send you ...

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How to create your own Self Care Sunday

We’re in the throws of a third lockdown and it feels never ending doesn’t it. People’s stress levels are off the scale and home schooling, the weather, inability to go to the beautician for a pamper session and lack of focus if you’re on furlough are certainly taking their toll. Yet this is Valentine’s week and we’re supposed to be celebrating the art of love! There’s no better way to share the ...

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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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What cold showers do

I first heard about people taking cold showers or even fully immersing themselves in cold water when I was listening to a Tony Robbins Podcast. A couple of years ago when visiting Japan we fully immersed ourselves in their Onsen culture. These amazingly beautiful Japanese Hot Spring also have an element of cold about them with plunge baths and iced water on tap! Lately I’ve heard Chris Evans on ...

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Recipe for Natural Toilet Cleaning bombs

Over the last 6 years I’ve come to educate myself in the use of chemicals and harmful ingredients in my skincare, haircare, make-up and cleaning products. I’ve been buying eco cleaning products for years but have started to make my own too and, with not bad results, if I say so myself! Here’s my latest experiment Toilet Cleaning Bombs. Think bath bombs but for your loo. They’re designed to work ...

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Dry Skin Brushing - The beauty trend outlasting the generations

How often have you hopped in and out of the shower and never felt that your skin was as soft as it could be. This could be a combination of the skincare products you’re using – I tend to avoid anything with harsh chemicals like sodium laurel sulphate, and mineral oil – and a build up of dead skin cells. So what can you do about it? I’ve found that dry brushing makes the biggest, and most ...

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Creating the right impression at work - makeup dos and don’ts

Appearances matter. That’s not big news, we all know it and it’s especially true in the workplace. We all wheel out our favourite suit, and polish our shoes for an important meeting or presentation. It seems the smaller details matter too – like what makeup look your sporting. Yes this really can make or break your chances of success at work. And it gets down to the minutiae like no mascara, ...

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What's holding you back from creating a healthy lifestyle?

I talk a lot about mindset and health and how the two are intrinsically linked. I believe courage plays a major role in whether you’ll be successful in creating lifestyle change and in sticking to it long term. So how do courage, lifestyle change and weight loss come together? Firstly I believe you have to have the courage to adjust your priorities . So often we put all those around us first, ...

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How the Health and Wellness Industry changed my life

As humans we crave connections and love sharing ideas and making associations. For so many health and wellness experts food is at the heart of what we do. It’s no wonder really as it’s the lifeblood of the planet and a multi-billion pound industry that sets people up for success and failure. I’ve spent the best part of my life wondering if I was good enough, pretty enough, slim enough, tall ...

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What makes people happy and engaged in their careers?

Nearly half of the UK workforce (47%) will be looking for a new job in 2019, with nearly 1 in 5 people already actively searching for opportunities, according to new research produced by Investors in People (IIP) in their annual Job Exodus Survey 2018. But imagine if “work” weren’t such a four-letter word. Employees want to feel they are part of the working environment, they want to feel ...

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Thinking of changing career?

What’s the one aspect of your current career that you love the most? When a client first posed this question to me I had to think long and hard to find the answer. There are so many things I love about mentoring and supporting both my clients, who are going through major health transformations, and my team, who are often going through both health transformations and personal transformation, in ...

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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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How to stay healthy at the office

Counteract office life and sitting at a desk with these health tips Staying healthy at the office can be a challenge for everyone. There’s always something to tempt you to fall out of your healthy eating routine from Friday cakes, to sweet treats at the coffee machine and Birthday celebrations. That’s before all those beige foods at catered lunches and meetings too. Staying healthy in the office ...

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Tired all the time?

Are you one of the thousands of women who are Tired All The Time? According to statistics, we’re in the grips of an energy crisis. 20% of women are said to have suffered with fatigue that lasts for at least a month. A fifth of us say we don’t shower daily, purely because we’re too tired, and records show that 10% of GP appointments are to investigate unexplained tiredness. Doctors even have a ...

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