A recent trip to my home from home, Japan has opened my eyes to what has always been staring me in the face in Japanese culture, their ‘way of life’. I’d like to share with you my simplistic take on it. In the West, we often look to Japan as an oasis of calm, through … More Make ‘The Way’ Your Way
Did you know your body has a second brain? Well, apparently it does and it’s called your gut. If you’re thinking this doesn’t include you because you don’t have tummy troubles, think again, the state of your gut is responsible for a lot more than you realise. The fact is that many medical problems have their origin … More Is it time to pimp your gut bacteria?
I have yet to be asked what are your new year resolutions? When I’m asked and i know i will be, I’m gonna say ‘ to be the best version of myself i can be.’ … More This New Year Just Be You
A recent visit to the theatre to see the wonderful A Christmas Carol made me think about the need to take stock of the past to ground myself firmly in the present and make the most of the time that we have yet to spend. So, this blog is the first of a two-parter to wave off … More Time for a 2017 stock take?
When I think of the movie Ghostbusters (both the classic and the remake) that many of us know and love, I think of getting a team together. A team of talent to work together to eliminate something really powerful that would carry on regardless if it wasn’t stopped. The words of the theme song are as … More Who You Gonna Call? ‘Stress busters’
We’ve all heard the Buddhist adage ‘when the student is ready the teacher arrives.’ Those of you who are familiar with my recent twitter feed, will know that I love to #reframe old stories, sayings and pearls of wisdom to challenge our approach to life generally. Reframing our perceptions of our teachers When young, we … More When the student’s ready the teacher arrives
“You are what you eat” We hear this phrase a lot these days – I’ve always understood it as the notion that to be fit and healthy you need to eat good food. It got me thinking about how long the old adage had been around. Anthelme Brillat-Savarin wrote in the ‘Physologie du Gout, ou … More Time to take literally the old adage “You are what you eat”
Today is special for two reasons – it’s Halloween and it’s the anniversary of my calmingcrohns blog. I set up calmingcrohns to share the learning of living with Crohn’s dis ease. In the last year, my blog has covered a number of subjects including dietary tips, the benefits of practicing yoga as well as posts … More Going ‘green’ isn’t just for Halloween
How I loved this Madonna song from the 80s. Synchronicity recently forced me to realise that a girl only needs ‘one pair’ of sunglasses and that maybe it’s time to shake off too much of the ‘material’ in life. When I lost my sunglasses recently, I became quite the ‘material girl’ and felt ‘upset’ about … More Time To Shake Off The Material Girl?
Is it time to inject some ‘yin’ into your life? Calming the mind is yoga. Not just standing on the head -Swami Satchidananda Phew, what a relief as I don’t do ‘standing on my head’. I’ve always resisted it, pre and post head injury. Yoga is my medicine, a pill popping substitute with lasting results . If … More Inject ‘Yin’ Into Your Life