The BBC headline this morning So here we are, it’s that time of year when we’re encouraged to abstain and ‘detox’ from the xmas excesses. I’m old enough to have seen this trend of conflicting health advice from ‘experts based on latest research’. Not so long ago, people were encourage to have a small glass […]
It’s Sunday afternoon in the middle of February. It’s raining. You’re lying on your sofa in front of the fire eating a bag of crisps. You come across “the ultra-challenge for charity” and it seems like a great idea. You’ve still got a bit of ‘xmas belly’ so it will be good to get fit. […]
This is part of my training for a charity walk in August. It’s a beautiful walk, perhaps not for the fainthearted but doable with plenty of snack breaks, especially on a long summer’s day. There are waymarks as it’s part of a national trail but you definitely need a proper map as it’s easy to take […]
At the beginning of the year, I came across this charity walk and thought it would be a ‘nice thing to do’ and raise some money for a charity here in Colchester. Things didn’t go to plan and I was in two minds about going ahead with it. Watching the events in Nepal gave me […]
http://www.acupuncture.org.uk/public-content/public-pr-press-releases/4344-burnt-out-brits-struggle-with-stress.html?utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=news&utm_source=social We will always encounter stressful events in our lives, its unavoidable. Our response is, I suppose, an evolutionary thing, e.g when our ancestors were faced with a woolly mammoth, it was an advantage to have the body flooded with adrenaline, the heart & respiration rate increase to aid a quick getaway and ensure survival. […]
I was chatting to a patient this morning about yoga retreats and it led me to reflect back on the ones I’ve been on. The first one was way back when I first started studying Chinese medicine. It was a fantastically fun bachorlorette phase of my life. I was keen to make big changes in […]
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