The wonders of Agnus castus…

Agnus castus maybe familiar to you as the helpful hormone herb for women, which indeed it is but to be a lot more specific, it’s VERY helpful for one of the two types of premenstrual syndrome (PMS).


There are two main hormones involved in the female menstrual cycle – progesterone and oestrogen. Some women have high levels of oestrogen with low levels of progesterone, whilst others have low oestrogen with high progesterone. Agnus castus is helpful for those experiencing the first type of imbalance – high oestrogen, low progesterone causing the following PMS symptoms:  heavy periods, short cycles, angry/irritable mood, sore breasts, premenstrual fluid retention and sometimes a tendency towards fibroids and endometriosis. In this situation of imbalance, Agnus castus levels out the hormones, upping the progesterone whilst lowering the oestrogen.


In order to see results, it’s best to take an Agnus castus tincture* every day of the entire cycle, not just in the week running up to your period and it takes between 1 and 3 cycles for effects to show. Once the menstrual cycle has improved sufficiently there is no longer a need to take Agnus castus.


However, bear in mind that Agnus castus should NOT be taken with any kind of hormonal contraceptive (pill, mini-pill, marina coil or implant) or hormonal anti-cancer medication. Hormonal contraception works by purposely unbalancing the hormones, therefore stopping fertilisation and with Agnus castus’ hormone balancing skills it may counteract the contraception!


Agnus castus is not only for PMS. It can be used in the early stages of the menopause where some women suffer from heavy frequent periods. In this instance, Agnus castus can lighten the periods, making them that bit more bearable. However, symptoms such as hot flushes, night sweats, low libido, aches and pains are caused by falling oestrogen levels, therefore, Agnus castus is not suitable and sufferers a should try a product which contains fermented soy isoflavones*





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It is crazy how awareness brings multiple choices in our lives the more aware we become the more solutions and options we have. Different choices equal to different options. Different options equal to different outcomes. It is crazy how everything is so connected to how we do anything is how we do everything. The thing with me all my inspiration and empowering blogs comes from my falls but I am aware of that fall I come back and think about it. I reflect. The more I reflect on my actions and choices I can see there is it I want to go and is this the person I want to be? Let's talk about food we eat how conscious and aware of really how it affects if we would be more aware would we make a different choice? Everything starts with small actions as everything is connected mind-body-spirit. So what we put in our bodies affects how our body feels how the body feels affects how our mind thinks and how our mind thinks affects how happy we are. And all we really want is to be happy isn't it true? However if we unaware how can we get there? If we unaware of small actions and outcomes how what else we unaware of?   I got pissed off at work really pissed. And I reflected is this how I want to think and act and react and then I had a choice to put my energy into things that matters to me and stop wasting my valuable time on something isn't that important. Do others have the choice they do just, unfortunately, they just don't know about it. Love and compaction is a choice we can make because of all there is a lack of awareness. There is never just one way out. We are never stuck. We learn every day. Always be concerned with yourself. We are accountable for our own actions others are accountable for theirs. So the conclusion that we simply got nothing to do how others act and what choices they make as all matter what we make and who we want to be. More awareness leads to more compaction in the mids of the storm we can forget but the more we practice love and compaction the stronger we become. Spirituality is about respecting all the energies as in fact we can be them all. No one is really good or bad it just where we want to put our focus and energy which side do we want to choose and feed positivity or negativity choice is ours. And don't forget it is all start small how we do anything is how we do everything. 
Every decision we make will have an impact on the life we going to live and some decisions will have an impact on others. And it's their responsibility how they going to decide to deal with it. We all make the choices of an effect on us. However, it's is our superpower to make those decisions for ourselves no decision is still a decision.  Past has been done already. It is not changeable (maybe something I don't know about it yet, but not as far as I know). The only moment we have is right now. And how we going to live tomorrow we are one decision away. This is very much a self-love post I have been thinking about for quite some time and got inspired to write it after meeting my friend who said it's easier for her to look after others more than herself. Of course, at that point, I had a little bit of a rant. I will stand for what I have said in the past if we don't love ourselves we simply not able to love others. If we don't accept ourselves how can we accept others? If we not able to look after ourselves how do we know what others needs are if we can't meet ours directly? We all meet our needs 100% but unfortunately, we often don't know how to meet them directly we meet them in unhealthy ways and often quite toxic without any awareness of doing so. We can decide being for ourselves witch gives space for others to be there for themselves. Often helping comes from a place of wanting to fix. I can't fix myself but I can fix you. The more love for ourselves the more acceptance and tolerance we have for others. Acceptance doesn't mean we have to be around these people if it is not in our best interest. It is just understanding from a not judgmental place that these people will have to figure what's best for them and you for you. We make choices every day from breakfast to dinner. Saying I had no choice is a choice itself. I wanted to encourage people with this post to be brave and make these decision to love ourselves first. I said something about myself at Christmas party that I looked hot or cute can't really remember exactly and my super beautiful friend said I wish I would be so confident and I said to her that did not always come easy I made a choice to love and accept all the imperfect accepts of myself. This is then I started seeing the beauty in others. And that's what I wish for all of you to make that choice to be there for you so then you can be there for others.

The Power Of Being Concerned With Yourself- is really taking your power back and looking after it within yourself. Then I use the word you - I use it as a generic term not meaning anyone in specific. I would like to share a message today. All my messages brew for some time until it's clear and I connect all the dots for myself and then I feel ready to share it. I just realised how little I am concerned with what people tell me what they think I should be doing. It wasn't always the way. I was definitely a people pleaser and validation seeker so of course, then people would tell me you shouldn't be doing that or you should be doing this because that what you need and that's the way. It used to have an effect on me. You know that feeling of not getting it right. I was concerned with everyone's opinions and how should my life be and what should I be doing instead of really focusing what is it I need to be doing and what is it I want for myself. Rather than focusing inwards, I was seeking external validation. However, a beautiful thing happened I got aware that I was doing so. The more I got concerned with myself and constantly checking in with myself. The opinions of others what they think they know did no longer matter and another beautiful thing I am not concerned what others need to be doing for them selfs, in general, no longer matter. I use to explain and explain and explain what I am trying to do and prove myself to others and I no longer need that validation seeking has disappeared as I know inside what is it I need to be doing and the need of explaining just disappeared. That's all it is, it is just not there. I can't even be bothered and it is a very freeing feeling. There is a lot of talk about mirroring each other. And recently I had to ask that myself then I was being challenged about myself is that judgement of me and telling me what to do and what is it I really need... is that mirroring something to me that I haven't dealt with? And the answer was a big NO! It's a big misconception that we are mirrors of one another. It is ONLY mirrored back to us if we get triggered. However, if we know that it is not ours and it has no effect on us it is not a mirror. We can be mirrors for others and vice-versa there are lessons to be learned everywhere but it doesn't mean that everyone we meet is mirroring something back to us and it becomes very clear then we get concerned with ourselves. I attended Super Power Live in London last weekend and I learned a lot! Thank You I am Creators Team. I went with no expectations and one of the messages I have taken home is that the biggest part of our lives is the things we don't know that we don't know what we don't know :) There is a fine line then we make suggestions and brainstorm with friends who needs help and looking for advice and just trying to see if there are different options available that they might haven't thought of. Between us thinking that we know what they need to be doing. I have written a blog post about advice before if you not asked for one then it is not needed. Telling people what they should be doing it comes from our own place of conditioning. I recently spoke a lot about self-acceptance ad then we accept ourselves we start accepting others. However recently, I had someone telling that I am this and I am that and that is coming from a place of fixing also been told that I need to travel by myself to discover myself... well noooo thank you but no :) That's not the message I share and if this message is not clear then it's nothing to do with me. We have to support each other without expectations what others need to be doing because at that very moment we aren't concerned with ourselves and we trying to shape others through our own perspective. Let's be our each other's light and support for whatever path we choose to take without trying to put our way of thinking because it is not needed. That's the Beauty and Power of being self-concerned.

Being Kind to your Vagina

As the vaginas are one most precious parts in female bodies why not start looking after it better? Vaginas have 9 thousand nerve endings out of 27 thousand in the body. Personally, I think it is a pretty fascinating fact! Anything goes near it has to be good and kind and gentle as it is very precious! Quite a few years back I bought organic cotton pads different ones than in the picture but with the same values as Kind Organic to look after female health. And on the packing it was written that it does not contain bleach. At that point, I was totally clueless and the first thing came to my mind was the question does the main convenient brands I have been using for years contain bleach? After that my next question is why ...? So yeah turns out that the pads I have been using since I was a teenager from all the big supermarkets we trust to shop contain all sorts of nasty ingredients. It does not list ingredients on the packaging I guess because they don't have to but it is not difficult to find on their websites I guess they have to be transparent somewhere where no one is looking. Why on earth someone would even think to look for ingredients for pads but it turns out we really should. The more aware as consumers we will be of what we are using for our vaginas the better. The less we buy of toxic female personal care big toxic brands will be forced to rethink of things they are putting in the making. Pads and tampons are one of the things we use monthly for several days and I can just imagine how much waste of it goes in the landfills being kind to our vaginas would help the environment too. I love Kind Organics and the fact that they made it to bigger retailers so it is easier to find them. Unfortunately, the rest of the supermarket shelves contain mainly toxic items. And my least favorite is the perfumed ones! Let's be kind to ourselves and our environment by being aware of what we use is the first step of improving our wellbeing and surroundings.

Being Kind to your Vagina

Being Kind to your Vagina

 Self Love becoming quite a topic of mine. I have written a blog post before about Self Love called: Self Love: life without guilt or shame, self-doubt or never being good enough. I was having a drink with a friend last night and felt quite an advocate for femininity, self-love, self-respect, looking after yourself and counting yourself accountable for own choices. Then I use the word yourself I mean each and everyone including me. Life is all about choices we have tough days, tough weeks or even tough years but at the end of the day, we decide how we going to get through it! The last couple of weeks wasn't easy for me but I wake up every morning making that choice not always easy but a choice to have a good day anyway. I am showing gratitude and appreciation for opportunities coming my way. It is something to be excited about right?! 
For example, I am grateful that  Joseph&Stacey gifted me this beautiful super trendy bag of my choice to write a review about it. I just want to say big Thank You I love it and it was super nice and easy to collaborate with you guys! This bag suits me and my style so well basically I am also grateful that I have good taste! I also had a hair cut. I always tend to cut my hair short then I need some changes it's something about the association with hair cut and losing weight off the shoulders. 
My main main message here is that doing something for yourself no matter how big or small it is, does not mean spending money it could be writing yourself a love letter, meditating, having a walk, taking a long bath or dancing by yourself with a set intention: I am doing this for me as I love myself makes all the difference. I think it is a path to a happier and healthier life no matter how bumpy road is.

With Love