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Facing your own self shadow – Part 2

By | 2019-10-18T17:55:25+00:00 September 25th, 2019|accepting change, Embodied Emotion, Emotional Experience, life, psychology, tired|

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

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

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 [...]

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

By | 2019-09-12T21:44:13+00:00 September 11th, 2019|accepting change, Embodied Emotion, Emotional Experience, Immune system, Inspiration, pain, psychology, sadness, stress|

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

By | 2019-08-23T18:22:03+00:00 August 20th, 2019|Uncategorised|

Anxiety is a health problem that has a wide range of health sources from nutritional balances to toxicity (heavy metal poisoning) to recreational drug side effects, breathing pattern disorders and of course stress.  I am a great believer that modern technology particularly the mobile phone is raising anxiety levels amongst the young and the old. [...]

Are you still counting calories?

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

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) [...]

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

By | 2019-09-06T21:27:38+00:00 August 19th, 2019|accepting change, carbohydrates, life, love, pain, psychology, sugar, tired|

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

By | 2019-08-17T21:06:53+00:00 August 17th, 2019|accepting change, life, love, pain, Philsophy, psychology, sadness, stress, sugar, tired|

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

By | 2019-08-17T20:10:49+00:00 August 17th, 2019|Embodied Emotion, Emotional Experience, Events, Inspiration, life, love, pain, Philsophy, psychology, sadness, stress, tired, words|

Sadness is a daunting place from which to start looking for positives in festive emotions.  Like many people I often feel sadness on my shoulder, but I know it's different from depression. Sadness can appear to be unredeemable – a bleak, unforgiving state, it's a normal emotion and its fine to feel it. Surely it [...]

Emotions, the good, the bad and the ugly

By | 2019-08-17T19:13:42+00:00 August 17th, 2019|Uncategorised|

Why are emotions so powerful? What are they? They not only effect the way we react, but the way we breathe, move, our posture and form our connective tissues. Many people have a hard time feeling their emotions, or even consciously generating positive ones. This is why we have such a high rate of addictive tendencies. [...]