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An Introverts Paradise….?

For many Introverts, this time is heaven! We’re at home, not interrupted by people, organising our own time, following our own unique rhythms, able to ‘pause’ when we need to & we have a genuine reason to say no to social occasions… absolute paradise!¬†However, for others who thrive on social contact, this is a nightmare of deprivation, a lack of stimulus, time without people

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Breakfast, but not as you know it!

I’ll own up from the start, I’ve not been a ‘student’, so I may be acting out some behaviours that should’ve been dropped by now… but… I am a lover of leftovers for breakfast! That could be pasta bake, curry, spag bol…or anything that’s around, including all the usual suspects! Also, I don’t always eat at the same time, I let my stomach tell

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Silence

Some years back, a client said to me ‘silence is underrated’ when I asked about background music for their treatment… It was an unusual choice, as most people tend to go for some sound to focus on, as it helps them let go. But, I occasionally offer it to new clients, as often we are surrounded by noise & silence can be a blissful

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Bluebells pushing up regardless!

Whatever else is happening, there are aspects of Nature that continue, & my bluebells are doing just that! They’re elbowing my cyclamen out of the way in their desire for light… I love that undeniable reminder of the life force that exists all around us, that energy that we can all participate in, to some extent. And, let’s enjoy it, cos right now, we

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Lifestyle Tweaks

Surprisingly, lifestyle tweaks are sometimes more of what’s required to solve a physical problem, than the bodywork itself! It’s one of the (many) reasons I take time to fully check in with clients before starting the massage itself. Some of this is obvious, if external problems are causing stress, this will impact on your muscles, no matter what I do in the short term…

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Finally moving into 2020!

Crazy, isn’t it, it’s taken 3 weeks for me to find a space where I feel a sense of actually moving into a New Year – 2020 – arguably, a new decade…! How has it been for you…? I was somewhat catapulted into a strange ‘in between’ phase after Christmas (for many & varied reasons!) & have only really just surfaced & gone through

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Merry Christmas & Happy 2020!

Once again, we’re here, heading towards the end of another year… Whether you celebrate Christmas or not, & however you intend to spend the time – alone, working, endless gatherings, driving around… etc etc …make a space to take a moment, draw breath & check in with how you’re feeling & if your basic needs are being met… If not, make a tweak or

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Good enough…

Not long before my son was born, a book came out, titled ‘Good Enough Parenting’ by Bruno Bettlelheim. I can’t pretend to have read it, but people I mixed with referred to it & it became a mantra for, not just my parenting, but for life…! I grew up with a father who was a perfectionist, & as I was heading for the Royal

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The ‘myth’ around happiness…

A provocative statement perhaps… but a perpetual expectation of constant happiness as a state is, I think, more than a little deluded & stressful!! Where’s sadness, grief, anger, deep joy etc etc…?? Our natural ‘states’ include all the above & more, without the sense of pressure that sometimes exists around the need to be relentlessly cheerful & positive around everything that happens in life.

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