Well-being

Health and Well-being

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Have a Break

It seems that there is finally light at the end of a very dark and long tunnel.  The resurgence of nature with spring brings with it the return of some welcome normality. I use the word “normal” lightly here, as I think things will not be as they used to be, rather a new normal will emerge. As we feel the bustle of life and… Read More »Have a Break

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The illusions of Fear

There is always a moment where I resist meditation, resist journaling, resist exercising… It is the ego who resists the healing because of the safeness it feels in the suffering. In the suffering the ego has created safe rooms, or states of being, that are like illusions. I am lulled into a false sense of security, that in those safe rooms, I am completely safe.… Read More »The illusions of Fear

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The Good From 2020

Happy New Year! As much as we won’t know what the next weeks and months will hold it, now is a good time to reflect on any challenges or ambitions we’ve faced and have been able to overcome. From my last article on the previous edition I hope you’ve been able to find a couple of useful prompts as to attempt a fitness routine. There’s… Read More »The Good From 2020

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And breathe!

Take a deep breath! How many times have you heard that phrase? When we face stressful or difficult situations, those four words are very likely to be used. We are living in increasingly stressful times. The coronavirus pandemic is likely to see this increase, sadly, as people face job losses, increasing uncertainty and other seismic events. I am sure you have experienced stressful occasions, such… Read More »And breathe!

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Reignition

One thing the pandemic has been good for – at least for me – is the reignition of past hobbies. Discovering a new craft has been a lifesaver, not only to stave off boredom but to rediscover an old part of myself.  Back in April, when the lockdown was all fresh and new, having nothing to do was a luxury. From having a lie-in, to… Read More »Reignition