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November 2020

FATIGUE… proper fatigue…

I’ve blogged about this before briefly but the news this week from NICE is very interesting. Specifically, it has withdrawn advice that people suffering with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME) should exercise to combat the effects of the illness. The news article I read was then overrun with comments from sufferers who overwhelmingly said “thank god for that” and “we’ve been saying this for years!”. Likewise, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)

August 2020

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

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

Plan for when things don’t go to plan!

PLANS… when was the last time something didn’t go to plan? Stupid question right now I guess, but how did you feel and did you have a back-up plan?

We often talk about going with the flow, but if like me, you really value order and planning this can be a challenge. In these unprecedented times, our best laid plans have generally been blown way

#blackouttuesday

REFLECTION ON PRIVILEGE… I didn’t want to let my single black square be the final word. Although this is far from a social or political commentary account, and, let’s face it, barely anyone is reading, but I feel we should all use any platform we have to make ourselves clear and say something.

As a

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