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Christmas wish

I was having a coffee with a friend today who said Christmas was a particularly tricky time for her because of multiple bereavements over the years which all fell around Christmas time. Working in the NHS also reminds me of the flow of life and for so many, Christmas...

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Thoughts from the cabin

I am writing this blog from the Garden Clinic. It’s the last Friday before Christmas and it is extra quiet in here. Most people are either in their last-minute dash round the shops or winding down for Christmas. I can feel our collective energies ready for the...

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The Importance of Sleep

Suddenly, ‘sleep’ is gaining space on the airwaves and on the internet. The topic of sleep appeared in the Guardian yesterday and it was part of Radio 4’s Today programme this morning and- in a subsequent show. A book ‘Why we sleep?’ by Mathew Walker has just come out...

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Finding the giving in the doing

I was reminded of ‘service’ and ‘giving’ at the tail-end of Desert Island Disc’s interview with Dr. Kevin Fong. We use the word ‘doing’ quite a lot and I think society tends to place a lot of value on action. We seldom equate giving as part of our doing yet giving is...

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Flying the Biodynamic flag

Flying the Biodynamic flag at Welldoing.org   Very pleased to be able to introduce other therapists and people looking for therapists to Biodynamic Massage Therapy as a complementary therapy! Check it out at welldoing.org  ...

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Eat for energy

An amazing video on a talk given by Dr Terry Wahls who nursed herself back to health from MS by eating the right foods for her cells. The video is called ‘Minding your Mitochondria’—Mitochondria live in our cells and have the task of releasing...

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Is massage just a treat or is it something a bit more?

I often hear people say ‘I’ll treat myself to a massage’…..I think massages can be incredibly pampering. I remember having a full body Ayurvedic Massage which took 2 hours and that was a truly memorable experience! That said, not all massages are the same. There...

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Cycles

Recently, the subject of time and cycles bubbled up in various conversations and I was asked how I was feeling and how was my energy at this time of the year. For many, as the winter draws in, there is a corresponding feeling of drawing inwards, a period of reflection...

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Our body as landscape

Our body is such a miraculous thing- the complexity is truly awesome. We can attempt to look at our bodies through so many different lenses: anatomical, physiological, biochemical, biophysics, neurological, energetic, chemical, psychological, spiritual—each lens...

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Fixing & healing

I am interested in what ‘healing’ means and that exploration has pulled up some questions in me about what healing is/ isn’t but also when we know we are healed. Conceptually, I think of healing as a process of integration whereby whatever I am suffering with may or...

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