Laughter – the best medicine

Laughter – the best medicine

We are not the only species to laugh, apparently 65 species have been identified as having “laughter” vocalisations from chimpanzees, to dolphins, to birds (reference Naturebangs Radio 4). Naturebangs We know that children laugh and smile about 300 times a day...
Being in Flow

Being in Flow

Often we hear the phrase going with the flow and being in flow, both with very different meanings. Going WITH the flow is a conscious decision to let go of decisions or judgements and to accept what presents itself.  Perhaps to go along with what others have decided...
Community – A Sense of Belonging

Community – A Sense of Belonging

Decades ago communities were often a street or a village, a place where you felt you belonged.  With the increased use of travel people were able to move further afield, to look for jobs miles away from the family home. Moving into a new area can often feel like being...
Are you Living a Good Life or a Fast Life?

Are you Living a Good Life or a Fast Life?

Are you living a good life or a fast life?  Our current pace of life can sometimes feel stuck in fast forward.  Even if you take the time to slow down; how we use things, how we shop, how we communicate even what and how we eat is set to the “speed” dial. Consider...
What  Our Bodies are Telling Us

What Our Bodies are Telling Us

I’ve been talking recently to a few clients about how their frustration and annoyance with their bodies is doing more harm than good. It is easy to focus on what is wrong or what we can’t do because of injury, chronic physical health and unfortunately this only...
Are You in Balance?

Are You in Balance?

Everything in our life is about balance.  Without balance our world, our health our happiness is affected. Chinese medicine, for thousands of years, has applied the concepts of yin and yang – opposite forces that interconnect.  One is not better or needed more than...
Disconnected from Technology – how do you cope?

Disconnected from Technology – how do you cope?

How do you feel when you are cut off from technology?  I’m not talking about when you are on holiday but when unexpectedly all your usual habits/routines of connecting are no longer there! This happened to me recently when I had no internet for a week.  I work from...
Lifelong Learning

Lifelong Learning

Do you feel wiser now than perhaps you did about 5, 10 or 20 years ago?  Do you have more knowledge, wisdom, understanding and experience now? I expect you said yes!  As we go through life we can’t but help learn from our experiences or even others’ situations.  I...
Letting Go

Letting Go

In this fast paced world of immediate results and targets it can be a challenge to let go of what we want and desire.  Do you remember SMART goals?  This is a mnemonic acronym to help set out goals that can be achieved, in other words the goals were Specific,...
Habits or Rituals?

Habits or Rituals?

I expect without thinking you get up washed and dressed in the same way each day.  You possibly eat the same breakfast each day, sit in the same chair to eat and watch the same programmes. These habits or routines are great in allowing us to do them automatically so...