Our culture is fairly obsessed with pulling ourselves up by our boot strings, climbing metaphorical ladders and reaching the top. Whether it’s in business or the spiritual realm, up is good and down is deemed bad. I might have rejected god on a throne above the clouds but I still want to get in touch with my higher self, connect with higher realms of consciousness and reach a few astral planes. Going down is mostly for losers. I might get out of my depths, reach the depths of
There are things which go on in families which don’t get spoken about yet quietly cripple us. Here’s an amazing way to heal and move forward without blame and without endless workshops going over the same old thing. A couple of therapist friends mentioned Family Constellations to me last year. I thought it must be something about astrology, which it isn’t, or getting your family in a room to argue with each other in front of a counsellor, which it isn’t either. What it is, qu
The Bowen Technique has helped thousands of patients with problems as diverse as breathing difficulties and dyslexia. I found out why the technique is so powerful and wrote about it in Dec '08 edition of Organic & Healthy Magazine. I just found this link to the piece and reminded myself it's just the thing I need for the aches and pains I've developed in the subsequent 7 years! http://www.bowen-therapy.co/Bowen/articles/gallery-img/original/Healthy-Organic-Living-Dec2008.jpg.
I like to think I'm a loving, kind and compassionate pussycat but mostly I'm a porcupine, keeping myself well protected inside spiky and defensive packaging. The day I arrived at Florence House in Seaford to do the Hoffman Process the hackles were up. Exhausted and fed-up, I'd been up till 2am because I would be away from home, the office, my daughter, phone and email for nine days. All because of a silly promise to write about the Hoffman Process in Wave Magazine. What I kne
We are bombarded with instructions to fill up our lives: create an event on Facebook and invite your friends, exercise for 30 minutes, eat your 5 a day, get your body beach beautiful. In the minutes since I’ve started writing, Oxfam have emailed me to ask if I’m ready to party, my local health clinic has invited me to five different Tai Chi, Yoga and mediation classes and my library has asked me to a board games club. How about if I suggested the most important thing you can