My friend Christine joined a slimming club a few months ago and she has done brilliantly. She looks fantastic and I am so proud of her.
But she’s worried that she won’t be able to hold on to her new… Continue reading
In a few days time I will be catching a plane to Mauritius, to visit my 93 year old mother. The journey will take 17 hours and I will be transported 11,000 km with a three hour stop-over in Dubai… Continue reading
I have a friend, Belinda, who feels guilty all the time. Guilty because she didn’t give enough attention to her children when they were small, because she can’t cope with her mother who has Alzheimer’s and can be violent, because… Continue reading
Have you ever tried to reason with someone who is in the grip of road rage? Or attempted to convince a terrified child that it was just a dream? Or pointed out to a friend who has fallen in love… Continue reading
The value of mindfulness
Many of us live very high energy lives, we rush around, barely catching other people’s eyes, irritated if we are kept waiting, always in a hurry.
And then, at the end of the day we flop… Continue reading
I remember being quite surprised when my yoga teacher said that the yoga posture for treating depression is a handstand.
But when I thought about it, it made sense. When we are depressed, we just feel like curling up… Continue reading
Some ideas on how to lower stress levels
As a general rule, we feel stressed when things don’t go our way. We have too much to do, someone has said or done something unpleasant, we feel under attack.
The emotional… Continue reading
Most of us know someone who, we can see, is addicted to cigarettes, alcohol, work, chocolate or something else, but who maintains it’s not a problem. They could give up tomorrow if they wanted to, it’s just something they enjoy… Continue reading