Go Mag | Issue 66


Make 2023 your best year yet, with these top tips for health and happiness

The best start

free your inner artist

Painting, drawing and other forms of artistic expression are used by psychologists and therapists to help with overall emotional and mental wellbeing. All you need is a selection of paints, crayons and

pens, paper and some privacy. You may not have a clear idea or image – just make shapes or marks or doodle. Try using your non-dominant hand to bypass your conscious and controlling mind. Allow any memories, thoughts or emotions to surface and reflect on them. c your way clear Take at least 1000 mg of vitamin C daily; the body is unable to make this water-soluble vitamin by itself, and if your diet is anything less than optimal, it is easy to slip below the recommended intake. The adrenal glands use up to three times more vitamin C when you are under stress or experiencing anxiety, and your immune system also relies on this nutrient to function properly.

take time for tea Herbal teas are

soothing, calming and nutritive. Look past the chamomile and peppermint varieties, and try passionflower, which

Go Vita loves … Vitamin C in powder form Not a fan of taking big tablets? It is so much easier to add a spoonful of powder to your morning water, juice or smoothie.

has mild soothing and tranquillising properties and is excellent for insomnia, restlessness and emotional or physical tension; licorice, which helps to support and nourish the adrenal glands, and ginseng, for energy and stamina.

make scents Aromatherapy as we know it today came about in 1910, when French chemist Rene-Maurice Gattefosse burned his hand in a lab accident and dunked it in a jar of lavender oil to gain relief. Not only did the wound heal faster, it did not blister or scar. Exploring the many healing qualities of essential oils is fascinating and fun – it also opens the door to making moisturising body and bath oils and scented room and laundry sprays.


ISSUE 66 • 2023

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