Goodbye From Zenmindbody

After a lot of long and hard thinking, I’ve decided to take a very extended pause from therapies to spend more time with my family. This means that my last day in work will be Saturday 2nd of September 2017. It’s an announcement I never thought I’d be making when I first began my foray into holistic therapy studies in…

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…

Lessons From Rainstorms

My husband reminded me about the book, the Hagakure, the other day. It’s a manual for the Samurai, containing a collection of thoughts, sayings, anecdotes and reflections. It’s on my list of forthcoming ‘to-reads’! This particular quote was one he shared with me some years ago and yet I only now really feel that I understand and resonate with it…

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…

Time

“I wish it need not have happened in my time,” said Frodo. “So do I,” said Gandalf, “and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.” ~ J.R.R Tolkien, The Fellowship of The Ring I…

The Science Behind Tea

Happy New Year everyone! When it’s cold and I need some comfort, I reach for tea (several times a day, in fact!)  My favourite is green with a little lemon.  So I was fascinated to discover this article on Chemistry Cachet about the scientific benefits of different forms of tea.  I knew that there were health benefits but Alexis explains…

Be Grateful For What You Have Now

Today, I heard this perceptive and incredibly mature conversation about life and gratitude from two sisters aged thirteen and eleven years old. Two things struck me; firstly, what incredibly wise young people these are. It is often said that wisdom and age are not necessarily synonymous and this is one excellent example of that being true. Secondly, children in general…