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How To Stay Fit and Healthy by NOT Exercising

How To Stay Fit and Healthy by NOT Exercising

How to Stay Fit and Health by NOT Exercising Over exercising can harm us.  If you follow me on social media, you’ll know that I’m all about keeping fit and healthy to live our best lives.  However, I’m also a proponent of life balance.  The 80/20 rule works. Try and...

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7 Reasons Why I LOVE Exercising Barefoot

7 Reasons Why I LOVE Exercising Barefoot

7 Reasons Why I LOVE Exercising BAREFOOT You may wonder if I always exercise barefoot and the answer is generally yes, unless I’m walking or running on a road or thorny rural pathway.  Below are 7 reasons why I love exercising with no shoes and socks: 1. Barefooting...

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About the Truth of Authentic Love: What Is It?

About the Truth of Authentic Love: What Is It?

How do we know what true, authentic love looks like? How do we know when we truly love someone, or are truly loving?  Love comes in many guises, yet true love boils down to a simple concept: true love ENHANCES life. True love is generous, expansive, freeing and...

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EFT Tapping: Mini Series Financial Abundance

EFT Tapping: Mini Series Financial Abundance

Mini Series: EFT Tapping Financial Abundance Hi and welcome to the EFT Tapping Meditation Attracting Financial Abundance.  This is the third part of my tapping mini-series.  In this tapping meditation you will explore how self-limiting beliefs about money are set up...

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Mini Series: EFT Tapping Introduction

Mini Series: EFT Tapping Introduction

Mini Series: EFT Tapping Introduction Hi and welcome to the EFT Tapping Introduction.  This is the first part of my tapping mini-series and as well as providing you with a short EFT Tapping Introduction, we’ll also be doing a practice run together focussing on...

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Sleep During Divorce in 13 Easy Steps

Sleep During Divorce in 13 Easy Steps

Sleep During Divorce in 13 Easy Steps Sleep is the cornerstone of good health.  It’s nearly as vital as breathing.  Without it our systems begin to fail and we lose our ability to think clearly and creatively.  However, sleep during divorce can be a difficult thing to...

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7 Reasons When Divorcing Is The Better Option

7 Reasons When Divorcing Is The Better Option

7 reasons when divorcing is the better option I was recently standing in a queue in a shop overhearing a woman who was berating her husband for myriad sins.  One of his sins was that he was encouraging her to get fit by hiring her a personal trainer, apparently...

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EFT Tapping: What it is and how you can use it

EFT Tapping: What it is and how you can use it

EFT Tapping: What it is and how you can use it EFT Tapping (Emotional Freedom Technique) is a practice which combines the treatment of the physical and emotional aspects of an individual.  By tapping on specific acupressure points around the body while at the same...

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The Intolerance of Tolerance

The Intolerance of Tolerance

The Intolerance of Tolerance Tolerance.  What does tolerance really mean? When you take a closer look at the word it implies tolerance is when you are tolerant of something you find intolerable.  In fact, the word tolerance is a paradox, because it means tolerating...

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How To Find Your Inner Compass

How To Find Your Inner Compass

How To Find Your Inner Compass I needed to l listen to my inner compass ... I was recently asked to prepare a video conferencing training session.  It was on a subject I was passionate about, yet the more I thought about it and the closer the day drew near, I ended up...

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Hygge: What, Why and How to be More Hygge

Hygge: What, Why and How to be More Hygge

Hygge: What, Why and How to be More Hygge I was doing hygge, or was I hyggeing?...  with one of my best friends today.  We took my two shaggy, black dogs for a windy and chilly walk across the fields for a couple of hours.  With muddied boots and the wind nipping at...

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16 Reflections For A Life With No Regrets

16 Reflections For A Life With No Regrets

16 Reflections For A Life With No Regrets We are all so familiar with "should’ve, would’ve, could’ve …", but what about living a life with no regrets?  As far as I’m humanly aware, my life and your life will end one day.  For most of us we die once, but at some moment...

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12 Ways To Stick To Your New Year’s Resolution

12 Ways To Stick To Your New Year’s Resolution

12 Ways To Stick To Your New Year's Resolution We’re here again - New Year's Resolution time!  It’s that time of year when we wave goodbye to the end of one year and welcome in another, hopefully better, New Year.  Over-indulgence, unachieved goals, flagging exercise...

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Are You An Empath? 13 Traits of Empaths

Are You An Empath? 13 Traits of Empaths

Are You An Empath? Have you wondered if you are an empath?  Can you sense a person’s mood just by looking at them?  Do you walk into a room and have an instinctive sense that something has happened?  Have you ever been sat among a group of people and felt your energy...

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17 Tips To Be A Successful Solopreneur

17 Tips To Be A Successful Solopreneur

17 Tips To Be A Successful Solopreneur Would becoming a successful solopreneur answer many of your dreams?  How many of you have spent years knowing deep down that you had a different calling, that your life was worth more to you than the career path you were...

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How to Embrace Death to Embrace Life

How to Embrace Death to Embrace Life

How to Embrace Death to Embrace Life or most of us, we will all die once, most notably, for all of us we will die. So what does embrace death to embrace life mean?  It means to wake up and smell the roses now, before it's too late and to live...

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8 Values That Shape Our Choices

8 Values That Shape Our Choices

8 Values That Shape Our Choices “The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes... Each of us literally chooses, by his way of attending to things, what sort of universe he shall appear to himself to...

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9 Secrets to Boost Your To Do List Productivity

9 Secrets to Boost Your To Do List Productivity

9 Secrets to Boost Your To Do List Productivity How many times have you written a to do list, only to leave it lying around on your desk, or stuck to your fridge as an annoying reminder of all the many things you need to get done?  Then to find that even though you...

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Is Meditation Important?

Is Meditation Important?

Meditation to the Rescue Cluttered Brain: I threw the recycling bin's contents into my compost heap  Meditation, I really need it .... Ah, a few weeks back at school and there's me thinking I've got the routine sussed again.  How wrong can I be!  Very wrong it turns...

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9 Reasons Why Honesty Works (or does it?)

9 Reasons Why Honesty Works (or does it?)

9 Reasons Why Honesty Works Honesty is a value which can make us feel vulnerable.  We can be honest with ourselves about who we really are, how we want to appear to others, or we can fake it and tell a series of little white lies.  I am sure most of all, nay, all of...

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The Healing Power of Touch

The Healing Power of Touch

The Power of Touch A terminal illness diagnosis knocks the stuffing out of you and your loved ones, and can turn the world of your emotional, psychological and social lives upside down.  There are many studies and reports emerging about how the power of touch can have...

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Constructive Criticism: Can we take it?

Constructive Criticism: Can we take it?

Constructive Criticism: Can we take it? Constructive criticsm, what is it really?  The two words that make up this phrase seem to imply polar opposites: constructive is supposed to be helpful and positive, yet we stick the word "criticism" on the end. Criticism as...

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Massage therapy and why we need it

Massage therapy and why we need it

Why we need frequent massage therapy Massage therapy, regardless of what name you give it: remedial, pampering or therapeutic, offers us many benefits for our physical and mental health. The power of touch alone is essential to our quality of life.  Therapeutic touch...

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Natural Remedies for Depression

Natural Remedies for Depression

Natural Remedies for Depression Depression can make you feel helpless and as though you are a spectator to your life.  But remember, you are not!  Below is a list of natural remedies for depression which will help to put the spring back into your step. There are many...

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Coffee Enemas for Constipation

Coffee Enemas for Constipation

Coffee Enemas for Constipation I tweeted an article a few days ago about the benefits of coffee enemas for constipation (link at the bottom of this page), and have just printed a copy to take to one of my patients in hospice who suffers from chronic (long-term)...

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Symptoms of Vitamin D Deficiency

Symptoms of Vitamin D Deficiency

Symptoms of vitamin D deficiency Vitamin D deficiency is reaching epidemic proportions.  Vitamin D deficiency affects most aspects of our health, including the immune system, cardiovascular system, our major organs and our brain. Vitamin D receptor cells are found in...

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Why we need UV light

Why we need UV light

Why we need UV light? UV light, ultraviolet light, makes vitamin D which is commonly regarded as the sunshine vitamin.  It deserves its credentials.  We have evolved as a species to require vitamin D to maintain good health and balance within the body.  It has formed...

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How to be Happy

How to be Happy

How to be Happy What does happiness mean to you?  How to be happy, authentic happiness is a subjective evaluation – what makes me happy may not be what makes you happy.  And what does being happy mean to you? Some people define happiness as an excitement, something...

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How Music Affects The Brain

How Music Affects The Brain

How Music Affects The Brain By using neuroimaging, it has been proven how music affects the brain.  The brain is stimulated in many different areas when music is listened to.  It stimulates not only the emotional centres of the brain, but also activates memory, motor...

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Is There Life After Death?

Is There Life After Death?

Is There Life After Death? IVAN’S STORY This is a story about a man I met while I was working in hospice.  Ivan lived until he was 70 and his story resonated with me so much and inspired me to help spread his understanding of life and death, and more importantly that...

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