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October 2020

Quit talking and do…!

“The way to get started is to quit talking and start doing” Walt Disney

I saw this quote today and thought it’s important to pick up because in this online age, as I have blogged about before, we are even more style over substance. We talk about our “goals” and advertisers continue to bombard us with “aspirational” images to sell us their products we didn’t think we needed until we felt

August 2020

Pelvic & other female-centric pain…it’s still ignored.

Once again I am truly shocked about how dismissive some so-called health care professionals can be when it comes to persistent pelvic pain, particularly in women. I have experienced this myself when constantly asked “does it get worse around your period?” and when you say yes, then there’s a not so subtle eye roll and some sort of insinuation that you should just get on with things. I

Dealing with post-trauma

Mayfields Lavender Farm, August 2020

So I’ll start by saying I don’t actually have experience with diagnosed PTSD in my line of work, but I do have experience to share and it may resonate with those of you who have had a traumatic medical issue or event.

2 years ago, I had a procedure that

July 2020

The 10 Keys for Happier Living

During the mental health course I took with Applause for Thought recently we looked over these points and I thought it was really interesting. Obviously our lives contain so much more that 10 points but with the recent upheaval in the world and all the stress and worry caused, we need to do everything we can to counter it!

I’m delighted to be able to

June 2020

BAD ADVICE… who do you trust and listen to when it comes to your health and fitness?

Do you have a great GP who advocates for Pilates-not-painkillers and sensible “social prescriptions” etc. Do you have a great PT or Yoga/Pilates instructor who really knows their onions? But what if you don’t? Where do you turn? Following on from listening to a number of speakers at yesterday’s online version of Therapy Live (a huge UK therapy