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Health -- feeling great, or just not feeling ill?

I’d like to share an observation I made recently and then ask you a question. I was looking for photographs to use on my website and blogs. I searched for the word “health” and what came up surprised me; most of the images were of stethoscopes, people in lab coats, medicines...
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Massage and mindfulness

Have you, like me, noticed that there is a lot of talk about mindulness nowadays? Mindfulness is about learning to direct our attention to our experience as it unfolds here and now, rather than living in our heads. Too many of us spend our time being depressed about the past or...
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Sleep - let's have more of it!

Happy New Year to you.  Have you made lots of New Year's resolutions about being healthier and fitter this year?  Do any of them include improving your sleep (quality or quality)? It's not a resolution I hear often, yet it's the one which would probably bring the most benefit, and which...
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Resolutions are for life, not just the New Year

Every January the gyms become busier, the salad section gets depleted and so-called slimming products fly off the shelves.  Magazines (online and off) are filled with advice about goal-setting and making change.  Yet, every year, everything's back to normal by February with very little to show for early January's enthusiasm.  Most New Year Resolutions gone before January is even finished....
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Every body has a story to tell

As the nights get longer and you stay indoors more and more, it can be useful to start thinking about the future and what you'd like to make of yourself over the coming months, in oreparation for the new year.  Often, this involves looking back to - to learn from past...
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Christmas stress

Are you looking forward to Christmas? It’s often said that Christmas, and the preparations for it, are extremely stressful for many people. Firstly, there are the possible financial concerns for anyone with a number of presents to buy and more mouths than usual to feed. Add to this the cost of...
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Massage really is good for you

Have you ever wondered why massage makes you feel so good? If you’ve never had a massage, do you wonder what all the fuss is about? Well, recent scientific research has provided some evidence that helps us understand what changes take place in our bodies during massage. It turns out that...
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Top Five Tips for de-stressing

1. Focus only on the things that you can change or influence. Feeling powerless is a major contributor to stress. Yet, so often, we get worked up about the things we have absolutely no influence over – new parking arrangements near work, the actions of complete strangers, bad news of events...
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Oh that - I've had that problem for ages...

I was reminded recently that humans have a great capacity for noticing new things, yet we readily lose sight of things that haven't altered for a long time. It's part of our survival mechanism. Very similar things happen with many of my clients too. They book in with known problem areas,...
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Secondary gain

What does your problem do for you, that is useful? I ask this question to clients who have a problem behaviour that they want to stop. It might be smoking, over-eating or some other habit. Most are surprised by the question at first, many are amazed that I even think that...
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Want to change? Start here

Have you come across the story of a person asking directions only to get the reply “Well, you wouldn’t start from here!”. It’s not a particularly useful response is it? You need to know the directions from where you actually are, not from elsewhere. Although this is obvious when we’re talking...
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Space - the final frontier or the final straw?

I came across an interesting item in the news which mixed space travel and psychology (a heady mix!). It was about a plan to send a couple to Mars and back. The part of the item that caught my interest was the search for a couple to make the 18-month trip....
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