Well it was a very cold start to January 31st with a dusting of snow here on the South Downs but this in no way reflected the extremely warm welcome on entering the Wellbeing & Happiness show.
After being greeted with big smiles from Amanda Bond and her Wellbeing team I was eager to fill up with a nice warm drink and something to eat before engaging with the days events.
It was great to have some healthy choices with a vast selection of speciality teas from local Tea Shop VRAC. There is something incredibly zen with the whole preparation of making your perfect pot, and I am sure you will be delighted at the menu on offer at the VRAC shop in Lewes. After a slightly slow start I decided to go for a Late’ from the Whirled Espresso bar, a nicely up-cycled mobile cafe.
This was my first visit to the show and I have to say it did not disappoint, as not only was the venue of Lewes Town Hall a very inviting space but it also seemed to be filled perfectly with a great mix of exhibitors and shows. A variety of talks and workshops took place from Mindfulness , Foot readings to uncover your emotional and physical health to a fun workshop The Magic Of Massage with the very hugable “Hugmeister” – Magnus Agugu to name a few.
So enough about tasty coffee and delicious hugs, what else happened at the show? Well, it was certainly something for everybody. The guys from Abel & Cole showcased how you can get your hands on the best of the best with Organic Veggie boxes delivered right to your door.The team from Xenca talked on “How to Improve our Health Through Better Nutrition” and displayed their fantastic range of beauty products which are totally organic and green right down to the packaging. I spoke to the lady from The Red Couch about their powerful messages on developing the best relationships you can, changing old behaviour patterns, uncovering your deepest values and ways to create a more fulfilling life. I had the pleasure of connecting with a highly attuned Channel Paul McCarthy and received a very insightful reading, which has certainly encouraged me to look further into my current situation and areas of my life which are ready for change without the fear and anxiety I may have attached to these before.
In a nut shell whether you wanted to shake your stuff to some Zumba, quieten your mind and stretch out your worries and woes on a yoga mat, hunt down a physio for advice on posture and ways to prevent back problems or find local groups to discuss Consciousness and the History of Buddhism. It could all be found here.
There was a lot to take in and I would say it is worth spreading the time of your visit over the two days, unfortunately I was unable to make both days this year but it is safe to say I will be back again next year for more Wellbeing & Happiness as there was an abundance of both.
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