Category: Stress

I’m dreaming of a stress free Christmas!

Christmas is a busy time of year and, despite the fun and festivities, brings many challenges. Looking after ourselves is vital to our survival during this season. There are so many ways to embrace the festive spirit. Beautiful lights, decorating a tree, carols, cooking and more! But, often in the run up to Christmas we can get… Read more »

Mind Over Matter – The practice of mindfulness meditation

‘As I began 2012 with the glorious birth of my first grandson, it suddenly dawned on me that all too often as we go through life, we lose the aliveness that glows in the face of a healthy infant’. It seems the wonders of our early childhood dimly fade as we conform to the standards… Read more »

‘Less Stress More Balance’ – advice for a stress free lifestyle

We are all striving for a more balanced and less stressful life, to include time for work, family, relationships, relaxation, and fun. Managing stress is about taking charge of our thoughts, emotions, schedule, environment, and the way we deal with problems. Do we make excuses for coping with stress? Do we explain away stress as… Read more »

‘The Relaxation Effect’ – for the physical, emotional and energetic body

When you are in a relaxed state the tension melts from your muscles, all those niggling worries seem to vanish from your mind. Drifting in and out of wakefulness, you feel peaceful and somehow replenished, Whether achieved through massage, guided meditation or yoga, instinctively we all know that deep relaxation is good for us. Research… Read more »

‘Breastfeeding made easy!’ – advice and tips for mums and babies

Breastfeeding isn’t always as easy or comes as naturally as everyone thinks. Having a constantly hungry crying baby can make any woman feel anxious.  It can sometimes be an emotional and physically painful time and good support is needed. Unfortunately there can be too many conflicting suggestions and pressures to keep up with other Mums…. Read more »