Journal — Mental Health

The 3 ‘Chambers’ of the Heart Chakra – Part 1: The Left Heart

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The 3 ‘Chambers’ of the Heart Chakra – Part 1: The Left Heart

Many people claim to know about the heart chakra but few realise that this chakra (in fact every chakra) has 3 sides – the left, the right and the centre heart.  The left side is where the physical manifestation of the heart is found, but the heart chakra also exists on the right side and in the centre (over the sternum bone).  Each part of this chakra has different qualities and slightly different functions. So let’s start with the left heart chakra – this is the energy centre that everyone knows more about and of course it is physically associated...

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From Stress to Success!

Crystal Candles Mental Health

From Stress to Success!

What is stress? We usually define stress as the tension or pressure we feel in our minds, and sometimes also in our bodies. In modern times, stress is a regular part of daily life, so it’s important to learn how to manage it. A little bit of stress is not always harmful because it is often the impetus for us to grow and overcome new challenges and fulfil our goals.  For example, when you start university or a new job, you might feel some stress while trying to adapt to the new environment, adapt to a new routine, perform to...

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The Sacral Chakra Drives Creativity and Inspiration

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The Sacral Chakra Drives Creativity and Inspiration

Also known as the Swadisthan, the Sacral Chakra is the source of our creativity and the inspiration we get from what Carl Jung called the ‘Collective Unconscious’.  Read on to find out how you can connect with and unlock this unending store of knowledge and talent. There is some confusion about this chakra as it has some fundamental differences to the others.  On the gross level the Sacral Chakra corresponds to the aortic plexus, which is positioned at the base of the abdomen. However, this chakra actually moves around the whole of the nabhi (stomach), marking out a perimeter area...

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No one is cancelling Christmas!

Christmas Mental Health

No one is cancelling Christmas!

After yesterday's announcement of a National Lockdown - how is everyone bearing up? It's so important not to get demoralised and to keep looking at the reality around us and not the doom and gloom on the news.  Things are bad but we have to keep our spirits up! You can still have a lovely Christmas and enjoy the simple things in life.  Put your attention on what gives joy to your spirit and peace in your heart. Best wishes from everyone at Chic & Raw.

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5 Easy Ways to Look After Your Mental Health

Mental Health

5 Easy Ways to Look After Your Mental Health

Last Saturday, 10th October was World Mental Health Day 2020 and the theme this year was ‘Mental Health for All’.  It’s a very important subject at the moment, especially for those of us who are feeling isolated, lonely or anxious due to the new announcements for Covid-19 prevention restrictions this week. 

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