Our winter issue is out now! Each issue we bring you a selection of our favourite things happening during the season. Dive on in!
“WHAT GOOD IS THE WARMTH OF SUMMER, WITHOUT THE COLD OF WINTER TO GIVE IT SWEETNESS.”
– John Steinbeck
Gifts with a Difference
ECO CHRISTMAS TREES
Firtree.ie are an Irish owned company bringing you a variety of trees, wreaths and garlands of an incredibly high standard, meticulously selected by founder Theo and his team. For many families, young and old, the event of finding the perfect tree is exceptionally important and that must not be taken lightly. FirTree.ie makes the experience so easy, shop online to be delivered right to your door. Trees are recycled. Areas covered: Dublin, Meath, Kildare and Wicklow.
HEALTH STORES AND MORE
There is a new health food store in town. Refresh Health Wicklow is a new health food shop located on Church Street, Wicklow Town. They are generously stocked with an extensive range of vitamins and supplements, as well as a wide selection of healthy, sustainable, and premium options from leading wellness and nutrition brands to suit your needs.
ITL health is a female-run business. Their Calm Natural offering is an amazing magnesium product which is fantastic for so many functions within the body – most notably as a sleep aid and for digestion.
Jan Keating is a qualified naturopath and herbalist and a registered member of the Irish Naturopaths Association and the Irish Register of Herbalists. Jan produces the most excellent herbal blends for your body, we have tried them and they have worked wonders. Herbs are probably the highest vibrational food on the planet.
Grounded.com was started by Dr. Stephen Sinatra and his entrepreneurial son Step Sinatra. They intended to create the
premier platform for sharing research and knowledge about the amazing benefits of Grounding. Today, that intention has been solidified and now both Dr. Sinatra and Step are speaking and writing about Earthing more and more.
TIPS FROM THE TOP
Health Tip from the amazing Barbara O’Neill. Himalayan salt or Celtic salt under your tongue when you drink water is excellent for hydration. Misty Mountain Lifestyle retreat is dedicated to assisting people find the optimum life, free from sickness, through natural means. Their mantra is that the body was designed to heal itself and will do so given the right conditions.
Whether you are already a practitioner, want to become one or simply want to heal sexual trauma or any other type of healing, you are warmly invited to the upcoming TMPT – Level 1 with Nerea Carryon, supported by Rachael Nitya. She
is here to guide you into deeper intimacy, more self-love, authentic connections, more vitality and an open heart. Join her for a Tantric Massage Practitioners Training – Level 1 in 2023.
Floathouse flotation tanks are in a league of their own. The benefits are endless! Floating in Epsom salts, rich in magnesium and sulphate increases blood circulation and oxygenation which is excellent for a range of physical benefits. Slí Beatha Float House opened in November 2016 in Naas, Co. Kildare. They currently have four float tanks, making them the largest float centre in Ireland.
The Bowen Therapeutic Technique consists of gentle thumbs and fingers movements over the muscles and
connective tissues that can be used both on bare skin and with clothing. Signals are sent deep into the body that trigger the memory of cells with a preferred, relaxed and harmonised state of well-being. It’s a form of therapy that acts upon the fascia and nervous system to provide relief of injuries and health problems, both acute and chronic.
We like the sound of Gar Duignam’s meditation retreats and we have had a flying visit to one, high vibes indeed. You can also catch him online for one-on-ones. Gareth first discovered meditation in 2005 – he was given a guided meditation by a friend and on his very first listen he experienced a moment of satori. Gareth became immediately hooked wanting to return to that space he had entered at every chance he got.
BREATHE WITH NIALL
Niall is a wellness expert bringing his 20 years of experience to his work. He has an amazing 10-day course which challenges you to breathe (with focus and intent) for 10 minutes every day for 10 days in a row. So, you can feel the transformative effects, the deep benefits and embed the habit in your routine.
CHANT WITH US
Positive Nights presents: Snatam Kaur. Snatam is celebrated for her incandescent luminous voice and profound knowledge of mantra and Kundalini yoga. Accompanied by gifted, versatile musicians, her concerts are joyous, transformational experiences providing solace. Snatam will be in concert on the 8th June 2023, followed by a workshop on 10th June.
Positive Nights presents: Lorie Ladd Book Tour. The Divine Design book launch event is coming to Ireland! Lorie Ladd
will be making her long awaited return to Ireland in spring 2023. We recently caught up with Lorie to chat about her new book and now we have the great opportunity to see her in discussion at The Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire on 16th March 2023.
Winter Reads for Wellbeing
In this timeless and deeply learned classic, poet and translator Robert Bly offers nothing less than a new vision of what it means to be a man. Iron John is a fantastic, must-read book about taking men back, through myth and legend – identifying
the source of their masculinity, and finding a middle path between the greater awareness of the ‘sensitive new age guy’, and the power and vitality of the warrior.
BOOKS FOR LIFE
Vistas of Infinity – How to Enjoy Life When You Are Dead. This book deals with the reality of our life after death, not spirit communication, but actual visits with all sensory perception intact using Out-of-Body travel. Jurgen Ziewe has spent over forty years refining his OBE skills via a lifelong practice of deep meditation. This is a stunning book, it will expand your mind big time – a mind-expanding xmas gift.
In a candid conversation, famed actor and director Johan Hill interviews his own therapist Phil Stutz. Stutz is a charming
documentary that delves into the need for mental health maintenance. Stutz shares his techniques on the shadow, showing gratitude and sleep – that require visualising what you want to focus on – with surprising pathways to navigate sadness or anxiety.