What do you see?

What do you see? The menacing dark clouds or the beauty of the sun rays tearing through? Or do you see the weeds at the bottom that despite their low position reach tall and grow despite the adversity of not being wanted nor beautiful, reach high and proud to bathe in the sunlight and warmth?Continue reading “What do you see?”

Consumer Nutritional Experts

Women are experts. We shop for our families, we devotedly list every food we eat on MyFitnessPal when we have hit that ‘rock bottom’ of weight gain. And so we are, without doubt, consumer nutritional experts. What woman doesn’t know that cake and bread are ‘bad’ carbs and that brown rice and wholegrains are bothContinue reading “Consumer Nutritional Experts”

Exam Stress Time

Why are school children still judged on their English Maths and Science grades – who decided this? Why and when? I love this letter from a Headteacher to his student’s parents. There is so much depression and anxiety amongst our teens that exam scheduling and methods seem to be so antiquated, stressful and cruel. Isn’tContinue reading “Exam Stress Time”

Mindful Body Check

Do you ever do a mindful body check? I do this at the end of teaching a Seated Strength & Stability classes for Seniors asking ‘if we don’t know how each part of our body feels right now, then how can we know if it is better or worse than last time?’. Take some timeContinue reading “Mindful Body Check”

Vital Ingredients to my Recipe of Life

I have recently seen the same GP a number of times for insomnia, which, ironies of ironies, is caused by stress and causes me more stress (go figure). She rarely takeS the time to look me in the eye, and the last time I visited she walked ahead of me into her office without holdingContinue reading “Vital Ingredients to my Recipe of Life”