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”

Lift to Live Longer

Another study has confirmed what most of us knew : lifting weights make us stronger, to live longer. We now have a virtual ‘slave’ in our homes: Siri, Alexa, Google et al can turn the lights on or off, switch the heating up or down, close the blinds and curtains, answer the phone or changeContinue reading “Lift to Live Longer”