Our collective psyche is filled with the idea that one thing follows another; when someone dies and then a baby is born, we see it as an ending and a beginning. We say things like, “when one door closes, another one opens”. The magical idea of endings and beginnings is with us throughout life. In… Continue reading New Beginnings Require Endings
Have you ever wanted to give you a body a good clean, but from the inside? It is rebooting your entire system. A bit like when you turn your laptop off and on again and then defrag the hard drive. Twice a year, autumn and spring I will do a 13 day mini detox. In… Continue reading 90 Day Detox
How often do you visit a coffee shop? These days there seems to be one on every street corner full of people talking and laughing and being very continental. When you are there, what coffee do you drink? Most importantly how does it make you feel? And, if, for some reason you do not have… Continue reading Does Caffeine Make You Anxious?
When did you last get your heart rate up? When did you last get out of breath? Popular wisdom suggests that we should be doing at least half an hour heart rate raising exercise everyday. There are several reasons for this. Cardio vascular and respiratory health are one. Muscle tone and weight loss is another.… Continue reading Couch To 5K
Book review blog: I published my first book “The Frog Snogger’s Guide” back in the 1990s. My co-author on the project was Susan Lancaster. Susan, business Coach and author, lives on Vancouver Island overlooking the straits of Georgia in Western Canada. Her new book ‘Stay Young The Golden years Are The Pits’ is a collection… Continue reading You Are As Young As Your Mind
“I may not agree with what you say but I will defend to my death your right to say it” “Maggie! Maggie! Maggie! Out! Out! Out!” That chanted demand of the left has been fully and finally met. It’s Monday lunch time and I have just heard the news that Margaret Thatcher has died of… Continue reading Margaret Thatcher – RIP
It is time to look after our mothers. Well, we all have or had one. Sadly my mother has gone to the big kitchen in the sky. Even so I like to maintain the tradition of celebrating motherhood. Lets face it, if it were not for women the human race would have died out in… Continue reading Mama Mia
What is it all about? Now at this time of celebration let the eating and the drinking begin. The time to celebrate and give gifts to those that we care about is upon us, though the way that we celebrate it will vary. For some it will have been the pagan festival of Yule on… Continue reading Eat Drink But Stop and Think
Where do you come on your list? I bet you have been making lists of all things that you need to do, get, or get done before the big day, most of us do. What I was wondering is, where are you on your list?
As we approach the end of the year I am always struck by the amount of people facing their first Christmas without someone that they love. The idea that Christmas is a happy time full of good cheer is partly true but not for everyone. This year is profound for me as three figures from… Continue reading Christmas for some is a time for reflection and endings…..