Collagen Rich Skin Toner

Following on from yesterdays post, we will continue our skin care routine for the Winter with our luscious Coral Seaweed and Collagen Toner.


Coral Seaweed and Collagen Toner

After cleansing the skin, it is important to tone, to close the pores and to remove any cleanser that may be left on the skin.

Proto-cols Toner is soothing and refreshing and alcohol free. It has similar ingredients to the Cleanser to complement it, but also has Witch Hazel and Panthenol Vitamin B5


Witch Hazel: Has a long reputation for it’s astringent properties, which closes the pores. The Witch hazel shrub is common to North America, and has healing properties as well. It is proven to shrink pores and reduce inflammation.

Panthenol Vitamin B5: This helps to protect the skin against free radicals, and soothes, softens and hydrates. It helps the skin to regenerate and give a more youthful look to the skin.

Application: apply after cleansing using a damp cotton wool pad.

Proto-cols Toner is gentle to use and therefore suitable for all skin types. The high end ingredients that are used deliver results leaving the skin feeling clean soft and supple.It is designed to work in harmony with the Cleanser, and for maximum results should be followed with either the Moisturising Facial Gel or Serum.

Warning a Bonfire Bonanza will be coming tomorrow 5th November at midnight!


A Good Time

Imagine that tomorrow, all of your duties and obligations evaporate for the day. You get the day all to yourself, to do anything you please. What types of fun activities would make your day?

As luck would have it, I have a day exactly as the daily prompt has suggested tomorrow. Taking time out to recharge my batteries is important to me: “All work and no play makes Jill a dull girl” is a motto that resonates with me, and it is something that I discuss with the clients in my clinic on a regular basis.

We are so lucky to have within a short drive, a very special space called “The Sacred Space of the Rose” and tomorrow I am going to spend the day there to discover my Innate Ability to be the Creative Being that I am meant to be.

We are going to be doing Art, Movement,Sound, Meditation, Nature’s Bounty, all under the Guidance of Bernie Bailey.

I am not too sure what it will entail, but I am sure that some part of me that has been long hidden will be awakened, so no doubt tomorrow’s blog will reveal some or all of what I have discovered!

Karma has been “scientifically” proven!

My first thoughts on reading this are “Wow science has finally proven what I have been practising for a long time” and “What have we become, as a society, that only believes things because “science” proves it to be”

So how will I change my behaviour-not at all! Because I have believed that what you put out there will come back. The Bible says

 A man reaps what he sows Galatians 6 v 7 NIV

So I rejoice that scientists have proved what the Bible has been saying for years! Hallelujah! praise the Lord! I welcome any scientists views on this, with Blessings of course!

The Language of Love

This post was inspired by this Daily prompt “Take That Rosetta! If you could wake up tomorrow and be fluent in any language you don’t currently speak, which would it be?

Well that would have to be without doubt, “The language of Love” and with 14th February fast approaching quite appropriate don’t you think.

Paris the City of Love

Paris the City of Love

So what does LOVE sound like?

Love is patient and kind.

Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude.

It does not demand it’s own way.

It is not irritable, and keeps no record of being wronged.

It does not rejoice about injustice, but rejoices whenever the truth wins out.

Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.

1Corinthians 13 4-7


The first thing I would do with this new linguistic skill is to teach it to others, it would not be easy, in fact it will take a lifelong to learn, because as with any language, just when you think you have mastered it, a new word comes along that you haven’t heard before, or a dialect that the same word sounds different, and you have to say “pardon”. So with love, just when you think you love a person, they do something that you don’t understand and you say “Pardon”

Love is the Universal language, we should all understand love, although we may expect love to be demonstrated in a number of ways. Gary Chapman identifies 5 ways in which we perceive love. They are:

Words of Affirmation “I love you, I think you are a wonderful person!”

Acts of Service Bringing tea in bed, clearing the car wind screen

Receiving Gifts Flowers, chocolates anything gold or diamond related.

Quality Time Spending time with that person doing something they enjoy

Physical touch Massage, stroking feet, brushing hair.


We all have a dominant “language” how we like to receive love and are therefore made to feel loved. The problem arises when your partner does not show love towards you, in the language that you understand. So a man who repeatedly says “I love you” to a woman, but never buys her flowers, when her language is gifts, runs the risk of being accused that he doesn’t love her, when in his mind he thinks that he is confessing his love daily in words, when words are in fact his love language.

If this is your situation it may be worth sitting down together and try and work out what each persons language is and then try and speak each others language. Here’s a link to do this


Unconditional love is the one that we are asked to show to everybody. It is the most difficult one to comprehend, most easily seen between a parent and a child. Can any of us say that we can love every single person on the planet with the same love that a Mother has for her   child. Even that for some of us may be difficult to comprehend as our Mothers may not have loved us unconditionally at all. Maybe a dog is a better example, an animal will love unconditionally and are perhaps able to teach us more than we are able to teach each other.

Woof woof

Burn’s Night, and a Proto-col Challenge!

Today is 25th January, Burn’s Night will be celebrated around the World. Proto-col set a challenge, to write about either them, or one of their products, so here is my attempt.

ODE TO GREEN MAGIC                                   

What did I do before I met you, before you joined me at breakfast?

By 3pm my eyelids grew weary, by 9 I was no longer upright

Fatigue a constant companion, no energy to enjoy my life.


Then you entered on an October day like a burst of Autumn sunshine

keeping company with my meditation, at first a guest, getting acquainted

I must admit, a little getting used to, but soon, we were comfortable together.


If a morning went by and you weren’t invited, by lunchtime you let me know it

Then you would be a welcome guest, company for my sandwich and cake

Now a day without your presence, is like a day without love and laughter!


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Mirror, mirror, Daily prompt

Mirror, mirror on the wall Do I recognise your face at all?

The genes are there for all to see, but is my mother staring at me?

I do not know, she did not stay, to stare upon my face that day

She did not look as I do now, and see in me my furrowed brow

She had her reason, I have no doubt Why she could not stay, and hence got out

But if behind my eyes you see some pain, remember it is not me.

She had her own pain, that I know, her parenting told her I would grow

Inside her, but not outside too, that subject was defintiely taboo

My baby growing outside of me, will not repeat the history

I gaze and gaze upon her face, remembering a different place

I look at my baby 18 years past, her looks like mine will not last

Her image is like mine I know, I see her, into her Mother grow.

Am I my mother, like she is me? The eyes, the scowl, the pout agree

I live my life not knowing who, my daughter’s looks are granny’s too


Joy Rivett-Gill   January 2014

This post was inspired by Opinionated Man’s post “Gift of a Stranger” on his blog “A Good Blog is Hard to Find” and can be found here

daily prompt;ripped from the headlines

I must admit I am not keen on following the news on a regular basis as I find it quite depressing. I find myself switching on the TV at 6pm, listenening to the headlines, and then think, “OK I know what is going on in the world now” and switch over for some ligh-hearted entertainment after a day at work in my Chiropractic Health Clinic. I don’t feel as though my life is lacking for not knowing the ins and outs of the French Presidents complicated love life! Who am I to judge?

But one thing that I am learning from blogging and doing the daily prompt, is that it will challenge me to think about things that I might otherwise give little regard to. So I thought about the website that I would go to for my news, and my first thought was Facebook, ashamedly. It is often on FB that I will read a status of one of my friends, which will alert me to the latest tragedy (good news actually reaching the news is rare,  😦  although we did have the birth of another great-grandchild for the Qyeen just this week! It hardly caused a stir!

From Facebook, if it is something that I want to read further, I head over to the BBC News, so it was to that website that I headed when I read the daily prompt.

How would my business benefit if there was a “Curb on use of private sector to treat NHS patients”?

As a Private Health Care Provider, you might think that it would have a negative impact on my business, but the truth is that I have never had a referral from the NHS, so directly it will have no impact whatsoever. Indirectly it can only mean more business for me, as more and more people become disillusioned with the NHS, as waiting lists get longer and longer. I hear stories on a daily basis about how people cannot get an appointment with their doctor for week’s, physio appointments once you have been referred by your GP are 6 weeks + for non-urgent cases, so it can only be good for those health care provider’s who are willing and waiting to provide a service to the public who are becoming dis-heartened with the health care that they receive from the NHS. The report states that 0.8% of the annual spend, that’s £28 million in 2012/13, was paid, for treatments in the private sector. That might be less than 1 percent, but we are talking big spend as a whole, so that is a lot of treatments being bought privately by the health boards. Can the NHS pick up those patients, without a decline in service? What will the government need to do to make sure that they can provide the same service themselves without making waiting times longer?

Do people need to start to take more responsibilty for their health by watching what they eat, doing some form of regular  exercise, and consider having regular alternative treatments to keep themselves healthy?

What do you think? I would be happy to hear your views.