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Facing your own self shadow – Part 2

My first interaction of the shadow self many years ago when I opened my Pilates studio in St.Helens. I was visited by a fellow Pilates teacher who wanted to open a studio and was told to stay my side of the bridge. As you all know I am from Merseyside. I now understand that the [...]

Connecting with the shadow self – Part 1

How well do you actually know yourself? If you’re like most people, you probably have a decent idea about your own desires, values, beliefs, and opinions. You have a personal code that you choose to follow that dictates whether you are being a “good” person. If there is any one thing you can know in this universe, surely it is [...]

By |2019-09-25T21:10:09+01:00September 25th, 2019|accepting change, gossip, Philsophy, psychology, stress|0 Comments

‘The way you do anything, is the way you do everything’

Why does the saying ring true with everything from our personal to work life: "The way you do anything, is the way you do everything". The way someone handles their money, mows the lawn, organises their desk at work, cooks the food, tidies the house, disposes of their rubbish not only reflects the way they [...]

By |2019-12-22T21:10:07+00:00September 11th, 2019|accepting change, genes, life, love, pain, sadness, stress, tired, words|0 Comments

Addictions – painkillers, smoking, drinking, shopping, exercise, sugar & sex

This week I appeared on an ITV news feature on painkillers with my client Claire Madin. Most people will seek me out because of my Pilates and Yoga teacher qualifications. However when they come to me I always treat the person and not the disease. Pilates and Yoga is, and has been medically proven to [...]

Looking at the emotion anxiety

Post Covid 19 we are left with more anxiety than ever before , why is this? Well firstly anxiety is inflammation and most of us are already chronically inflamed. This may not show as extra weight in the body but can show by so many other sources (including gut microbiome). Anxiety is just one of [...]

Are you still counting calories?

Phone apps, magazines, sports stores and speciality apparatus offer a wide variety of calorie counting gadgets and devices. You can attach them onto your wrist or ankle or simply just carry your phone while you go about your every day life. You will then usually sum up (as this is what I used to do) [...]

By |2019-09-06T21:16:53+01:00August 19th, 2019|carbohydrates, stress, sugar, tired, Uncategorised, Wheat|0 Comments

Are you hungry, yo-yo dieting and tired all the time?

Most of us are overweight, yet are nutritionally deficient. Thanks to processed and junk food manufacturers and the media, most people don't understand that they are gaining weight because they are eating incorrectly and usually too much or too little. When we are tired most of us will use pick me ups such as sugar, [...]

Buddahs second arrow

Have you heard about Buddhas second arrow? There is something philosophical in the phase 'unlucky in life'. It can feel like the world is against us with one thing happening after the other: a parking ticket, a flat tyre, a job loss, a break up, a cancelled flight, an illness, a bereavement........and so on. There [...]

Looking positively on the emotion Sadness

The immortal poet and writer of  human condition, the Lebanese American Kahil Gilbran once wrote; “The deeper that sorrow carves in your being, the more joy you can contain". There is a truth, sadness shapes the contours of our soul, and our mental character in a fundamental way. Just as an engraver uses force to [...]