Tag: stress

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 »

‘All Knotted Up’ neck & shoulder muscular tension

We’ve all had the experience of tension in our shoulders only to find the tension radiating from a knot in a particular muscle. These muscle knots are painful to the touch and can feel like someone actually tied our muscles up. But what are they? Muscles that form knots are muscles that have gone into… Read more »

Protect Against Cancer – tips and guidelines for cancer care

It may be surprising to learn that everybody has cancer cells, our bodies are making defective cells all the time. But what’s striking is that different cultures have different rates of the same cancers. Japanese men don’t develop prostrate cancer but Western men do. Japanese women appear to be protected against breast cancer. They have… 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 »

‘Talking Heads’ – manage and prevent headaches and migraines

My brain never shuts off! I’m always thinking of something, maybe its important, maybe it’s not! In any event there’s always stuff going on in my head and it can get very stressful, so much so that I get a headache.  Many of us will develop a headache at some stage, usually as a result of… 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 »