How Unhappiness Can Create A Negative Cycle of Eating

One of the things I’ve developed understanding of as an addiction therapist, is the power of  unhappiness to create a negative cycle of eating. People wonder why they’ve started eating more fattening foods and increasing portion sizes, when their life suggests they need smaller ones, when dealing with a period of inactivity, emotional disconnection or…

Travel + Therapy = Wellbeing

Where ever You Go. You Take Yourself With You… Neil Gaiman I’m an experienced professional who has developed and devoted herself to travel, therapy (and family). It was during my own travels across the globe when I visited countries such as Thailand, Hawaii, Australia, New Zealand & the USA, did I began to realise the…

Sitting With Discomfort To Help It Dissipate

The longest I think that I’ve sat with discomfort has been five days. It felt horrible – I didn’t understand what it meant. I wasn’t sure at the time what I was going to do with it and the uncertainty didn’t allow me to get rid of it easily. It straddled my insides like a…

5 Tips On Building A Bespoke Holiday To New Zealand

So as Summer bursts forth through mottled UK skies. It has me thinking about winter in New Zealand.  Odd I know, but this is the season I like the best in the land of the long white cloud and ski season has just kicked off, for those of you who love that powdery white stuff. It brought…

Do You Incorporate Intuitive Exercise Into Your Life

Do you feel pressured to exercise in your life. Do you think that you need to commit to only one form of exercise to get fit. Do you use intuitive exercise to enable you to fulfil your personal needs rather than an external goal. Do you adapt your exercise to suit your requirements so there…

Break Through & Feel Reborn On a Resurface Retreat

The sense of joy which comes out of Josh Dickson as he speaks about the empowering nature of learning to surf and what it offers the participants who take part in Resurface week long retreats, filled me with a desire to jump on a jet and join him out there in Morocco on the next…

Growing Older, Greyer & More Courageous

We’ve got the gas man in today – he’s inspecting our gas equipment for the street food business my husband and me are bringing to life. I’ve questioned how someone with a background and profession in therapy, can correlate this profession with that of a street food business at the same time, but I love…

Body Surfing. Why Life Will Be Sweeter Without A Board

When my children were younger, I would sit with them and watch the Australian Lifeguard series Bondi Rescue. Being a lover of all things Australian but at the time having never visited, I didn’t understood why it seemed so many people would just stand around in the surf, slightly off shore. Thinking how boring the…

Living & Working Abroad As a A Woman In Her Fifties

I’ve realised that there have been a couple of differing factors which have meant that I’ve gone through two completely different experiences when living and working abroad over the last few years. Life hasn’t been straightforward since travelling across the globe with my husband and family in 2007. In fact, it changed the direction my…

5 Great Beaches Across The Globe to Beach Walk

1. Bondi Beach – NSW. Australia My first glimpse of Bondi Beach was many, many years ago when Prince Charles visited Australia as a young man. Having children, watching Bondi Rescue, the aussie program dedicated to the lives and work of the lifeguards manning Bondi Beach (and they have done so since 1913) meant it…