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
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 … Continue reading Do You Incorporate Intuitive Exercise Into Your Life
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 … Continue reading Break Through & Feel Reborn On a Resurface Retreat
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 … Continue reading Growing Older, Greyer & More Courageous
As the rain came down that day, I decided the best way to walk from town to home was bare footed and through the puddles. Now this may not be everybody's choice and I know there were people who looked at me as if I were a little bit crazy. (And maybe that's a good … Continue reading Go Wild & Barefoot to Stay Grounded & Increase Wellbeing
Imagine being in the midst of a sparkling blue ocean. A warm breeze kissing your cheek. No other vessels in sight. In that moment you feel completely free. In that freedom, you become aware of neurons firing, existentially experiencing a new neural pathway in your brain being created. A new way, a new direction.The foundation … Continue reading Let’s Talk About Risk Baby. Let’s Talk About You & Me!
I've been wrestling between two different elements of myself this week. After a walk around the shops and the realisation that sometime its important that you do something totally meaningless that's fun, to take all the seriousness out of everything. My enquiring mind brought me back to the two elements. Each one gives me something … Continue reading It’s A Hard Knock Life For Us!
It's been a tough 3 months on our relationship... Getting up at 5am, catching the train into London, working a full day in a Rehab with a focus on addiction but one which also deals with stress, burnout & recovery. The intense focus needed to engage and work effectively with clients during the day, combined … Continue reading Fulfilling Our Relationship Goals in the Lake District