Guest Post: Put on your trainers and help ‘Health in Mind’ promote positive mental health

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When I first started my blog ‘Healthy Edinburgh, I knew that although physical fitness was going to feature quite strongly, I also believe that ‘health’ means so much more than just physical wellbeing.  That’s why the Healthy Edinburgh motto is ‘Sharing experiences that promote healthy minds, bodies and communities’.  This month’s guest blog focuses on … Read more…

The Floatarium Spa  – De-stressing Edinburgh for over 20 years

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After the heart racing stress of ‘nearly’ leaping 100ft in the air, I knew I had to:  Dye my hair, which turned white when I leaned over the rail and looked at the tiny dot like people below Head back to The Floatarium Spa for some serious relaxation! To me, floating quietly in a warm … Read more…

Hidden Door Festival – a Peek into the World of Art, Music and Culture

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It seems like only yesterday that I was watching a video released by the organisers of the recurring Hidden Door Festival (first launched in 2010)  which led us up and down the streets of Edinburgh – eventually revealing the secret location for this year’s culture, art and music event – the Market Street Vaults.  I … Read more…

Traditional Japanese Reiki – Guest blog by Elaine Rainey MCMA

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Elaine runs Reiki with Roots – an Edinburgh-based business offering individually-tailored Reiki sessions and accredited Reiki training.  Elaine’s focus is on supporting wellbeing in a simple, practical way using Jikiden Reiki – a traditional form of Reiki coming direct from Japan, with its cultural and spiritual roots intact.  Elaine is a certified Jikiden Reiki practitioner … Read more…

Getting Juicy with ‘Twist & Sprout’ – a guided, supported 7 day juice feast

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Earlier this year I was sitting on a plane when I noticed across the aisle, a man a few rows ahead of me was watching a movie on his laptop.  From what I could see the movie was a documentary about health and fitness (my weakness!!) but the animation made it look like it was … Read more…