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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 positively on the emotion Sadness

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 [...]

Only 8% of us keep our resolutions. Why are you one of them?

Every year, millions of people around the world start off with great fitness intentions. Some want to lose weight and get in shape. Others want to live a healthier lifestyle and reduce pain. So it's the end of January, you are feeling more bloated and lethargic than before the festive period. A few pounds have [...]

The effects of gossip and negative words on ourselves and others

You may of noticed that I have put Don Miguel Ruiz 'The four Amendments' up at both St.Helens and Manchester studios. When we complain about our lot in life, speak anxiously or use hateful words, we usually do so from a place of fear. So, the first step that you need to take in order [...]

‘You will not be punished for your anger, you will by punished your anger’

Have you heard the terms 'Green with envy', 'Angry liver'.  Anger and frustration are key emotions connected to the liver. Feelings of anger plague us all the time. We are all capable of flying off the handle, saying things we didn't mean or doing things out of character. Our real emotions lie below the surface [...]

Part 2 – The power of words

"What we say is what we become". I am being very careful with my words at present in emails and social media. You may not get the response you want but I also want to make you think and take responsibility for the self.  George Bernard Shaw said, "People are always blaming their circumstances for what [...]

Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.

We truly want to succeed but may be afraid, so we subconsciously create circumstances to keep ourselves stuck. Everyone is always telling me that they don't have time to take class, shop for good food, get on the weight loss program, sort out their back, knee, hip pain etc change their diet and lifestyle. Did [...]

Bare feet – Are these disappearing? Part 1

You may of seen me wearing these mad chicken type shoes in class. They are vibram five fingers . I have not seen many people wearing them. We are all sold trainers constantly by the media. We are shown the benefits of wearing so many of these shock absorbing shoes, usually sponsored medical papers by [...]

Rehab for cancer- Part 2

"The influence of psychosocial factors on the development and progression of cancer has been a longstanding hypothesis since ancient times. In fact, epidemiological and clinical studies over the past 30 years have provided strong evidence for links between chronic stress, depression and social isolation and cancer progression. By contrast, there is only limited evidence for [...]

Rehab for cancer patients Part 1

We have a number of cancer patients training at our studios now with some amazing results. Particularly popular is our breast cancer rehab program. All of us have cancer in our body. Today more than ever we have a high plethora of cancer causing agents from the environment to our food supply. The only difference from [...]