Posted: by Jo Tuesday, 28 January 2020 @ 15:30
I am absolutely thrilled
to announce our latest wellbeing collaboration, with Dr Gemma Newman - known as
the Plant Power Doctor.
Dr Newman has worked in medicine for over 16 years, and is the
Senior Partner at a family medical practice where she has worked for 12 of
those years. She has a specialist interest in holistic health, plant-based
nutrition and lifestyle medicine.
As a GP in her Practice, she has come to understand that body, mind and
soul are not separate, and that it is only in addressing the root causes of
stress and disconnection that we can truly heal, from the inside out.
When I first met Gemma and heard her story and her wellness
philosophy, I was really keen to work with her. Do read her story in her own
words here, including the insight that came from her husband running the London Marathon - as it is truly uplifting to find such an open minded and
Because I see Mantra as sitting firmly in the wellbeing space -
your necklace is a tangible reminder of a powerful and uplifting message to
help you reconnect with yourself, and slow down – Gemma is the perfect partner
She is a firm believer that we can take back control of our wellness journey – whatever stage of life or health we
are in right now. Our intention is that wearing the necklace, and repeating its
mantra, acts as a daily symbol of empowerment to remind us that we are in
control, and we have that power.
Gemma had a very clear idea of how she wanted the necklace to
look, and the powerful words she wanted to express her belief. Here she
explains the thinking behind the design:
“This beautiful and unusual necklace is a way to remind
ourselves that true wellbeing lies within us all.
I wanted to incorporate a heart, as it encourages us to embrace
love as the foundation for wellbeing. Love for ourselves, love for our journey
so far, and love for what our bodies achieve every day.
I also wanted a spiral design to be part of it, to symbolise the
universal journey for deeper meaning and looking within ourselves - the winding
evolution that we take when we truly focus on finding peace within.
And lastly, I wanted to include a leaf to remind us of the
importance of plants to aid our wellbeing and healing, in what we consume; and
the link between ourselves and nature, as we care for the planet that we live
on. Because we are all connected.”
The necklace launched at the London wellbeing event, Live Well London.
It will make the perfect gift for a friend who is going through a tough time with her health or wellbeing; your daughter, as she sets out into adulthood; a beautiful reminder for anyone embarking on a wellness journey; or a mindful self-purchase, to reinforce a self-care and empowerment state of mind.
Watch our video interview with Gemma, to find out more about the inspiration behind this piece...