Tag Archive for stress

Forming Healthy Habits

“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.” ~ Annie Dillard. Do you want to spend your life stressed? Rushing and feeling like there’s never enough time? Feeling unhealthy? Feeling tired? Putting things off? Dissatisfied with life? Most likely, your answer is NO! But the reality is that, if you feel like any of the…

Love Your Spleen

An area which can be presented on the feet as ‘congested’ or unbalanced during reflexology sessions is the spleen.  Quite often, this surprises people as they (understandably) haven’t really given the organ much thought!  So what is the spleen, what does it do and how can you look after yours…? What is the spleen? Part of the lymphatic system, the…

Stress-free Summer

Are you a parent or carer of young children? Sadly (or not, depending upon your perspective!) it’s nearing the end of the summer holidays. If you’re beginning to feel frazzled and need some help with your stress levels, check out my most recent article over at Mamazura for support and ideas. Mamazura is an anti-cancer site for holistic health. I’m…

Spotlight on: Raynaud’s

I see clients regularly who have poor circulation, many of whom have been diagnosed with Raynaud’s disease. Often ladies suffer with cold feet (toes specifically) in this instance, but Raynaud’s syndrome, as it is also known, can affect the hands too. What is it? Raynaud’s is characterised by discolouration in the areas affected. As the blood vessels go into spasm,…

Gaining Perspective

“Nothing really matters. Love is all we need. Everything I give you all comes back to me.” Yes (if you’re sitting there, vaguely recognising the above) – these are the lyrics from Madonna’s ditty entitled ‘Nothing Really Matters’ from her somewhat spiritual sounding Ray Of Light album. Whether you like or loathe her as an artist, without having recently heard…

Why Multi-tasking May Actually Be Bad For You

If (like me and many others) you’re ever so busy that you’re tempted to do several things at once, this article may make you think twice.  It’s a scientific look at what happens to our brains when we try to juggle too much at the same time.  Neuroscientist Daniel J Levitin looks at cognitive performance when multi-tasking, with some surprising…

5 ways to beat negative thoughts

Most people have negative thoughts at some point in their day, week or lives (!) but we weren’t born with these ideas.  Often they’re things we’ve learnt from others or habits we’ve built up over time.  Whether you’re trying to achieve something specific (such as achieving your dream, starting a business, finishing an educational course, building self esteem or a…

A little acrostic to begin the day!

The following are some of the benefits which clients may and frequently do experience from a session or series of treatments of reflexology: R educed stress E motional improvement – release of feel good endorphins F lushing out of waste products and toxins – a great detox L ymphatic and immune system support E asing of aches and pains X…