“What should I do about it?”

OR How to find your answer when you have no idea Some of my biggest decisions have been surprisingly easy to make. When I bought a one-way ticket and moved to Tokyo by myself. When I left secure jobs in pursuit of a passion or hunch. When I decided on a home-birth. These were all…

A question…

Today I sat in the park on my day off, no phone, no watch, no tablet, book or other distraction. I lay on the grass, under the shade of trees and thought nothing, noticing how blue the sky is and how the trees and leaves sway and rustle in the wind! I think I could…

Take our five minute adventure

At this moment you are here. Now grab a piece of paper and pen or use your computer, tablet or phone to write down what comes up for you. Set a timer for five minutes, find somewhere quiet and work through the following. Picture this, for the next 12 months everything is taken care of; your…

Eight positive benefits of mindfulness

The relationship between mindfulness and stress is well documented. Our awareness of stress and the negative impact it has on ours and other lives is becoming more perceptible. Mindfulness, as a stress reducing therapy, is becoming increasingly used in clinical practice and its impetus in and outside the workplace is gaining steady traction. Whether it’s…

Telomeres – helping me extend my health span

I constantly seek research and findings that effectively and meaningfully link academia and the real world. This week’s example that sparked my imagination was discovering the works of Elizabeth Blackburn a Nobel prize winning, molecular biologist. In a world that constantly seeks to improve well-being she focuses on the positive application of theory and science to open the world…

Dear Alcohol – a poem

Dear Alcohol… You silently crept into my life when I was so young, using your seductive powers to lure my mum Slowly but surely her time spent with you grew, till she’d not enough strength to say goodbye to you You were stuck to her side like glue when I needed her most; I felt…

From cacophony to calm

With two millennials, one teenager and an even bigger kid with a passion for all things hi-fi in the house you can probably imagine the cacophony of sounds that sometimes greets me. With music ever present, rather than attempt to fight it, I was led to thinking about how I could use it to get…