Butterflybees Blog

July 2, 2018

Below are three of the videos the fabulous Owen and Carla Jo recorded of my journey so far, for world health hero's. The first is in the Inspiring stories section and about what my life was like before, my recovery journey and what led me into becoming a holistic healt...

May 11, 2018

When you are born it seems like a birth right, paramount even, that your parents and even your extended family would be the ones to teach you about unconditional love. Unfortunately for some of us that is just something that didn't happen. But you don't need to be taug...

April 29, 2018

Wow how powerful music is, and love too, combine them and you have pure magic! I just watched this absolutely amazing father and son play their own song on Britains got talent. It truly is magical to see and hear such a beautiful, authentic, uninhibited display of love...

February 28, 2018

Things are changing...On Saturday whilst sat on the freezing cold pavement  across from Stewart who is homeless, having our chat,  three people stopped and wished him well and put money in his cup. This is so unusual these days from what I've seen, and from what I've h...

February 26, 2018

Coconut and chocolate vegan ice cream


One and a half cups of cashew nuts

Half a cup of honey

250 mls coconut cream

2 tbsp raw cacao powder

Few tablespoons of cacao nibs

Tablespoon of vanilla essence


Blitz nuts, coconut cream, honey, cacao powder and vanilla in f...

January 7, 2018

What is compassion?

The dictionary says - Compassion is the sympathetic pity and concern for the sufferings or misfortunes of others.

How can we have pity and concern for others?

What does compassion feel like? 

What is empathy?

The dictionary says - The ability to underst...

December 29, 2017

Wild mushroom and spinach risotto with rocket salad

Serves 2-3

Prep 10 mins...Cooking time: 20-25 mins

250g arborio rice

500 mls chicken or veg stock (If you haven't made your own M&S do a good pouch of pure stock with no unwelcome additives or masses of salt)

1 large onion


December 22, 2017

This year was the first time since 2009 I’ve been able to go Christmas shopping by myself. Shopping is not really my thing at any time of year to be honest. I’m not saying that I don’t like buying nice things, I most definitely do! But I tend to go into a shop, scan ar...

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