The other week I was in Switzerland, sitting at a train station - suitcase by my side and phone in hand. As I sent a message to let someone know where I was, my phone died. I only had one thing to mind and fortunately it was the address of where I was meant to … Continue reading How Travel Has Helped Me Deal With Uncertainty.
Crack... In the pitch black of a suffolk night, moving around the dark side of a converted barn, I heard the noise. The ground had become slippery due to the rain and despite wearing sensible shoes, my foot slipped and folded underneath my leg. Nausea instantly wafted its way throughout the whole of my body. I … Continue reading Is Adventure A State Of Mind
I was talking to someone the other day about my joy of being in water and how, when I'm in it I find myself grounded within me and connected to the urge and surge of the body of water which covers our planet. The experiences of childhood I hold the fondest memories of, are the … Continue reading Pushing Anxiety Out Of The Body By Stepping Into Cool Water.
I'm in unknown territory What do I see as I look around Nothing I recognise I feel unsure Open Vulnerable The space feels too much There is nothing I can touch No sign post I'm thinking about the changes Needing to stay grounded Wanting to stay grounded But finding it very hard to do so … Continue reading Grounded – A Poem
Freedom... is what travel always gives me. There isn't a point when it doesn't deliver and our trip to Rouen was no exception. Although it turned out to be a city which at one point must have been vibrant and alive. Now, many of the gorgeous buildings empty and the streets deserted. We'd decided on … Continue reading The Road To Rouen Is Paved With Good Intentions
Elizabeth Gilbert - Writer I once met Elizabeth Gilbert at a talk she gave on the South Bank, London. I discovered what an empowering women she is. During our conversation, I felt part of her crew, a member of her band and I was talking to a peer. Since then she has written and published … Continue reading 5 Women Over 50 Inspiring You To Step Out Of Your Comfort Zone
During a recent wellbeing walk, I told a story about how I learnt the importance of breath in wellbeing. Now I love yoga which is very focussed on the breath but it was scuba diving which taught me everything I needed to know. I'm fearful of scuba diving. I've learnt to cross my legs at … Continue reading How Scuba Diving Taught Me How To Help Client Wellbeing Whilst Walking
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 … Continue reading How Unhappiness Can Create A Negative Cycle of Eating
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 … Continue reading Travel + Therapy = Wellbeing
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 … Continue reading Sitting With Discomfort To Help It Dissipate