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Over exposed? Reduce your radiation exposure in everyday life

From headphones to mobiles and Bluetooth to Wi-Fi, we are inevitably exposed to radiation every single day. While we may not be able to eliminate exposure completely, wellness expert Lou Tassell shares her top tips on limiting exposure for you and your family... 

"I am sharing this insight with you, firstly as a parent of an 12 year old who is part of the tech generation and secondly as a wellness practitioner, who sees imbalances in the body most days of the week when treating clients. There are many research papers out there that discuss the negative impact of radiation from mobile devices, computers and Wi-Fi on our health, and there are those that will argue it is not a serious problem.

"The reality is that our body was not built to be exposed to these signals. The additional energy burden creates extra stress on the body that disrupts and creates imbalances in the body. Some are more sensitive to others, particularly children, who absorb it much more than adults, which is why parents and pregnant ladies need to know about these risks.


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"I see this energy as an invisible toxin. Devices are constantly switched on in many places - in your home, office, car, shops and schools. Every time you use a device, or have one near you, you are being exposed to the signals. The bad news is that we can’t eliminate our exposure, or our children’s, however the good news is that my suggestions below can help reduce the exposure for you and your family:
  • Limit unnecessary usage of wireless devices/PC signals (including Bluetooth,  Wi-Fi)
  • Turn off the Wi-Fi/Bluetooth and devices when you are not using them, especially overnight
  • Sit at a table when using a device, avoid having them on your lap
  • Never have devices near you or charging when you are sleeping - and never under your pillow
  • Do not carry devices in pockets, keep devices away from the body
  • Use air tube headphones (standard headphones have metal in so take radiation from your phone to your brain)
  • Consider other anti-radiation devices such as phone cases, tablet barriers which can reduce levels of exposure. I currently use Vest www.vesttech.com (who are US based, and have great information on their website) and www.healthy-house.co.uk/electro
  • Do not hold the mobile phone close to your head, use the speaker instead
  • Do not place your ear to the phone when the phone is connecting
  • Avoid using your phone in low signal areas
  • Buy devices to test the levels in your home and electrical equipment
"Creating new habits through these small changes will help to limit your daily exposure to radiation. Why not give them a go?"

If you would like to discuss this further or to get real insight into your body's sensitivities and imbalances through bioresonance testing, Lou is available at bhuti every Wednesday. Contact Lou on 07966 502611 to find out more about bioresonance testing and get 4 sessions for the price of 3 this October.


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About Lou Tassel
As a Natural Wellness Specialist, Lou helps people to take control of their wellness. Her natural treatments improve both the body and the mind through her chosen therapies – a powerful combination of; bioresonance testing - a natural, non-invasive empowering technology to scan and instantly rebalance the body and EFT Tapping which helps clients of all ages with any emotional or physical issue, especially stress, anxiety, pain and sleep issues. She understands the many physical and emotional challenges that we have to deal with in our working life and in our personal life and changed her own career from the corporate world after becoming a mum to concentrate on teaching French (Lou loves anything French) and then happily retrained in wellness in 2009. Lou is one of only 13 certified bioresonance therapists using this specific technology in the UK. Find out more at www.optimalvitality.co.uk.

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Yoga: It's mental

I think most of us have personally or know someone who has battled with some form of mental health condition. Its endemic in Western society; apparently Denmark, one of the most developed and supposedly ‘happiest’ nations in the world, has the highest use of antidepressants.


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Through my own experience of attempted suicide, and an eating disorder (not something I have ever shared), and coming from a family of alcoholics and drug addicts, is that most of us tread the tightrope of life with the constant possibility that one day we may topple and it doesn’t take much to slip. Stress, overwork, increased use of social media and comparing ourselves to others, living in cities and becoming disconnected from one another and nature and so on and so on. The list is endless, modern life manifests causing discontent and ultimately mental illness in us as individuals. Obviously there are varying forms of mental illness but it can strike us all at anytime.  My experience of a close friend; a strong, intelligent, outgoing young man, sectioned from a sudden traumatic episode, revealed how sudden and how extreme can be this fall from supposed ‘normality’. Also how ill-equipped the in-patient mental health departments in the NHS are, and how we should so make our mental health a priority (before how we look) to avoid such an experience.

Yoga shifted my outlook, mindset and has transformed my experience of life. And this is the thing; the problems and struggles which we encounter and which can all affect our mental health for the worse will remain – it is life. But if we can shift our perspective, we can really alter how we see the world and how we experience life.


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I grew up a highly sensitive and shy child, always feeling different and inferior to everyone else. Through age, experience, but a gradual shift in awareness largely due to the spiritual journey that yoga takes you on, I have managed to create more confidence, acceptance and harmony.

This self-created suffering has been my gift, has been that which has spurred to study, myself, yoga, and more importantly to teach and help others.  I still get low, and sink into despair but it is short lived and through the physical, energetic and philosophical practices of yoga I change.

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  1. The asanas (postures) help move the body which is proven to help increase feel good hormones (dopamine, endorphins, serotonin, and oxytocin) and release tension
  2. Breath work (pranayama), relaxation and meditation are practices found in most yoga classes and activate the parasympathetic nervous system which reduces stress hormones (cortisol), improves sleep and consequently improves mental health
  3. The philosophical route of yoga reminds us that we are part of something bigger than ourselves, universal energy/consciousness, which can help in reducing some of our fear and resistance to our life circumstances
  4. As we are all energy, how we are thinking or feeling creates our experience. If we can just work on improving our energy, through practices like yoga or whatever lights our fire; dancing, being in nature, singing, artwork etc., we can feel good and we become powerful energetic magnets for more positive energy in our lives
  5. Going through this journey, the ultimate path of yoga is to recognise that we are One, with the Universal Energy, or the Divine.  As the late great Wayne Dyer said, “we are spiritual beings having a human experience.” If we can recognise this, we realise we are not our thoughts, or pain.  The real ‘us' is something bigger, and infinite than that.  We can let go of limiting beliefs, fear and doubt and move towards a life of purpose, freedom, and joy

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Sama is a yoga teacher and founder of bhuti – our eco wellbeing escape in Richmond London. ‘bhuti’ means wellbeing in Sanskrit and is a little haven where you can enjoy a range of classes including yoga, workshops, treatment, therapies, and organic feel good food, seven days a week.

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Ready to design your best Life? We talk to Pernille Spiers-Lopez, the woman who knows how...

It’s becoming quite the trend to take back the ownership of our lives. We don’t want to be controlled by bad or old habits or a job situation that doesn’t suit us anymore. We don’t want to feel trapped by expectations that don’t align with our own dreams and passions. The concept of “Designing Your Life” is becoming a “thing” and more and more people are intrigued and feel empowered by the idea of becoming life designers.

At the forefront of this movement is Pernille Spiers-Lopez, author of the book Design your Life, founder of Good Life Designed, business woman and former president of IKEA America.

She is walking the talk and living by the mantra:

“Don’t spend your whole life searching for the right job - make it the most job to design the right life.”


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After 30 years in the corporate world, Pernille started consciously designing her life. By writing her own story and publishing “Design Your Life” she gained new insight and clarity about herself and motivation to make some big changes. After 21 years at IKEA she left with no plan B.

She discovered like herself – most people have a vision for the perfect kitchen, but no vision for their life – and that very few people have access to the wealth of tools she had been privileged to at IKEA. The support system and tools had helped her navigate her life, develop her leadership, connect with her core values and now writing her next chapter with intent.  By sharing a simple process and the necessary tools, no-one has to wait to turn 53 to know their values, know who they are, create a personal vision and design their best life.

“When I first published Design Your Life three years ago, we had to explain: it’s not an interior design manual. Today most people get the idea what it means to be designing your life, they are intrigued by it and feel empowered. I am both happy and humbled by the concept taking hold and more motivated than ever to making the process accessible to as many as possible and I am very excited to be sharing this at Bhuti, “ says Pernille Spiers-Lopez, based in Long Beach, California.


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At the core of the philosophy is the idea that everyone can take personal responsibility and assemble their best life. Based on her personal story and amazing career as an international business leader, the book and her method challenges you to take leadership in all aspects of life, to own the change you want to be in the world while navigating the everyday infrastructure of the modern-day life. She provides tools and the proper insight that can help you achieve your dreams, know yourself and what you want, and get in touch with your personal values.

“Designing your life is not a selfish solo show, but being happy, energised and grounded is a foundation for doing good. When we as individuals are in a good place, we can be more for others and contribute to the world around us. “

Coming from a corporate career, having battled as a woman in a man’s world and passionately tried to do if differently, she has a very natural appeal to others with a corporate career. But it’s important to emphasise that this method is useful for anyone prepared to do the work. Lots of readers and life designers over the years have been inspired by the down to earth, no nonsense approach and method to take control over their own life.


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“Whilst I truly believe everyone can design their best life, I am not just talking about privileged people, who can afford to quit their job and travel around the world to live in harmony with their values. I am NOT saying that we all have equal opportunities or can control what life throws at us. But we can choose how we respond,” Pernille explains and continues to be amazed to meet people who despite all kinds of adversities take ownership of designing their best life.

Some of the life designers, who have followed the Design Your Life online course, read the book or been mentored by Pernille are featured on the company’s blog Notes from a Life Designer that can be found here.

If you are going to read just one, pick the one about Amy Rouas, Head of Industry Sales at Google and a woman, who didn’t quit her job or moved to another country, but simply reconnected with a more confident and adventurous side of herself and got a new position in her company. Amy is a great example of how consciously working with these tools and finding your core values can make big changes in the way your view your life and yourself.

We are delighted to welcome Pernille to bhuti to share her story and toolbox on the 6th and 7th October. The first evening is a talk where she shares her tools learned in the corporate world to design your life and create a holistic sense of success for yourself. She will challenge you to take charge instead of making excuses. In return, she will share how you can become a life designer making conscious choices and real changes. The workshop Saturday the 6th October focuses on one of her six powerful lessons, getting to know your core values and use them as a compass to live life to the fullest.

Are you ready to start designing your life? Book your space Friday and / or Saturday here and get started this weekend.   


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You can also buy Pernille's book 'Design Your Life' in the bhutique. For every book purchased, $1 will be donated to Save the Children.