After years of office-based working, I’ve suffered multiple back issues during my life. From neck ache, lower back pain, to tension in my shoulders and finally a muscle spasm in my lower back in 2015 which finally put me out for a number of months.
After trying many alternative therapies, massages and acupuncture that were all successful for momentary pain relief, it was a long time before I took up proper treatment to address the underlying issues.
During my research and advice from family and friends, I decided to go ahead with Chiropractor treatment before swiftly moving onto osteopathic treatment.
Why the change of heart of the treatment? I’ll explain shortly…
I firmly believe that we meet people in life for a reason and that external relationships are a mirror of the internal relationship we have with ourselves.
In the same way that our thoughts attract our reality in life, the thoughts we have about our self will attract a certain type of partner. It was only when I learnt to truly love, accept myself and realise my worth, that I attracted a man who was worth having a relationship with.
We don’t meet people by chance; every single person we meet will help to teach us the lessons we need to learn to grow and develop in this lifetime. Sometimes we need to experience the bad to realise what good feels like!
We all have lessons that we can learn from love and relationships, whether we are single or in a relationship, what better time to reflect on the good, the bad and the ugly lessons we can learn from these experiences than on Valentine’s Day?
Lemon and Almond Cake
Serves approx. 10 ~ Wheat-free and grain-free
I used to absolutely love Lemon Drizzle cake, and this zingy, light and moist cake is the healthier alternative that I came up with to satisfy my cravings. The lemon and almond cake is made with coconut sugar, an unrefined form of sugar that is much higher in nutrients, such as magnesium, zinc and iron, than regular sugar. I’ve also used ground almonds instead of flour, which gives it a texture similar to that of polenta, but is completely grain and gluten-free.
I love to serve it with this a sweet lemon-infused yoghurt and fresh raspberries.