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Being your true own authentic self

Very few of us feel comfortable being our authentic self because we don’t see ourselves as remarkable. We don’t realize that our authenticity is the one thing (more than anything) that makes us unique. As Shakespeare said in his play Hamlet paraphrasing: "Be true to thou self otherwise thou cannot trust another man”. There [...]

‘Shoot for the moon as even if you miss you will fall among the stars’

If you’re suffering from pain, long term illness or disease, chances are you need a new way of seeing things – that is, you need a paradigm shift. This could get you back to being pain free, healthy, feeling happy and not chronically inflamed. It’s usually fear that holds us back (False, Evidence, Appearing, Real) [...]

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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 [...]

Is your food feeding your pain?

Are you eating the Standard Westeren Diet of Carbohydrates, Refined Sugars, drinks, Additives and Preservatives? So you're in pain, this can be anything from physical, mental and emotional. Functional medicine now tells us that even depression, anxiety, ADHD, autism, joint pain, dementia is all linked to our gut microbiome and food.  90% of serotonin is [...]

‘Knowledge is not power, applied knowledge is power’

What if I told you that you could have limitless energy, robust immune system, strong muscles, bones and a fully functioning organs. You would also have a more positive outlook on life, be emotionally stable and have a sharp mind. By building your health on these solid foundation principles, you will look better, feel good [...]