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To mask or not to mask- that is the question???

So I returned to the shops at the weekend to be greeted by hand sanitiser in every shop entrance. Now firstly I am not against hand sanitiser. We have to look at both sides of the argument and also at our belief system ( I actually have hand sanitiser readily available in each studio, but [...]

Our behaviour, immune system & the gut

According to Hippocrates, the father of medicine, “All disease begins in the gut.”  2,500 years later and he has been proven to be right! Each time I  am stopped by a charity worker raising money for alzeimers, cancer, depression, parkinson, autism and many more . I always ask them if they have heard of [...]

Bruce Lee: “Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.”

We are more likely to learn in life, school, work and relationships by the mistakes we make rather than the positive outcomes. Admitting to any sort of mistake or misdemeanour that takes great courage. Most of us wiggle our way out and play the child, victim, saboteur or prostitute archetype (survival archetypes). This is not [...]

Creating stability & resilience in times of crisis

Everyone is trying to work their way through life the best as they can. There is no wrong or right and we are all quick to judge others. When we judge, gossip, speak and communicate hurtfully of others it is actually a mirror reflection of how we feel and behave to ourselves. This behaviour comes [...]

Get out of survival mode

We are all presently experiencing challenges to our survival, that being our health, job, money, relationships and children. The combined stresses put many of us in a more compromised state of health, making us more vulnerable to disease and injury. This is because we are in a state of fight, flight or freeze. Fight mode [...]

Dealing with stress & anxiety – Part 2

An experiment was ran on mice by placing them in a cages wired to receive electrical shocks. Each shock was spatially harmless. But after repeated shocks given over multiple days left the mice dull and listless. Their immune response was severely compromised and some actually died from the harmless stress. This experiment allows us to [...]

By |2020-05-01T13:39:29+01:00May 1st, 2020|anxiety, stress|0 Comments

Dealing with stress & anxiety part 1

Most of us are reactive; we experience two sorts of stress, within the work place and with families and colleagues. Ask yourself these questions? Do I  react emotionally and emotions blow up? Do I complain about pressure I’m under, mostly to people who aren’t causing it? Do I pass the stress down the line, unloading [...]

By |2020-05-01T13:44:22+01:00May 1st, 2020|anxiety, stress|0 Comments

Ten top virtual teaching tips for pilates and yoga teachers

So if like me you had pondered about online teaching but were then forced to use virtual platforms during covid-19. Here follows ten top tips to make your sessions exciting, educational, inviting and enjoyable for you to do. 1. Fees - Firstly decide are you going to charge or not charge. There is no right [...]

By |2020-04-17T22:15:11+01:00April 17th, 2020|accepting change, life, love, pain, psychology, stress, tired|0 Comments

What’s your virus and disease protection plan?

The way we react to any stressful situation whether it be an internal force (virus or disease) or external force (active or passive injury, human interaction) will be dependent on the state of our mind and body. To have a strong immunity, internal health and vitality is essential to stay in homeostasis.  Getting a balance [...]

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 [...]