“Let them eat cake” We’ve all heard of the expression “let them eat cake” supposedly spoken by a princess to the people of France in a time of great poverty in society. For IBD sufferers ‘cake’ can be the stuff of dreams or vicarious food longing. If you have IBD, are coeliac or have food allergies … More Let IBD sufferers eat cake & sandwiches
Once up a time, a young girl with Crohn’s went to live in Japan. Lucky for her, the local doctor was fluent in English and, as serendipity would have it, he also specialised in internal medicine. Dr Hayashi turned out to be, not only a great doctor, but also a real friend. He, and his … More There are times to ‘sit’ on life’s bench
Sometimes, when you open your door to experiences you didn’t invite in, you might be pleasantly surprised I recently experienced, what anyone would consider, to be pretty unpleasant, I fell and hit the back of head hard on a stone floor. When I came round, and in the immediate aftermath, I was focussed on how unpleasant … More An accidental ‘reframe’ of life
The 3 Wise Monkeys and Gandhi Rumour has it that Mahatma Gandhi made the exception to his rule of non -possessions by having a statue of the 3 Monkeys at his home in India. I have the opposite problem…. I have far too many possessions so I had absolutely no problem sweeping up this bronze cast … More The Three Wise Monkeys of Marrakech
Source: Could Twitter actually be making me more mindful?
Social media has taken a bit of a bashing recently, with articles suggesting that it can cause addiction, unhappiness and envy, amongst other negative emotions. I for one have never taken to it…that was until I set up my calmingcrohns.com blog and a mindfulness twitter feed at the end of last year. Immediately hooked, I’ve not looked … More Could Twitter actually be making me more mindful?
Ask yourself what role F.E.A.R plays in your life? We all, at some point in our lives, perhaps even daily, experience FEAR. London yoga and meditation teacher, David Lefebvre Sell introduced last week’s yoga class in Canary Wharf with an invitation to consider whether FEAR played a part in our yoga practice or, in our lives for that matter. … More Shun the ‘F word’ – feel the F.E.A.R and do it anyway
Roses are red, violets are blue – romance is wonderful and so are you As Valentine’s Day draws to a close and you are busy smelling the roses and devouring another of those little heart shaped chocolates in red foil, know that, whilst it is wonderful to have received love tokens from another, you don’t need … More Remember to love yourself every day
Embrace new experiences at every opportunity I’ve started travelling to work by boat in the mornings to make the most of living by the river. A chat with a fellow passenger this morning reminded me to appreciate and embrace all of the differences we encounter every day. Try seeing life through a child’s eyes We both … More Be curious and embrace the differences every day
My relationship with the traditional roast dinner partner, Yorkshire pud is back on – really? Really!! Courtesy of the Sail Loft in Greenwich. You may be ok with fats and oils. For me, it’s often a trigger, so whilst I might tolerate food in a restaurant, sometimes I can’t tolerate the oil they use which … More Delicious non-oily Yorkshire pud @ The Sail Loft, Greenwich