It Hurts

As a seven year old, I had a dream. I imagined that it was possible to heal people by touching them with my magic finger. Later, as a doctor, then acupuncturist , educator, mindfulness coach and course leader that dream is still my passion. It hurts me to know that mental illness is still stigmatised, hidden …

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To sleep perchance to dream

The Bugati is a formidable vehicle. It can cruise at 147mph. One slight drawback. At that speed, its energy consumption is 3mpg. Three miles per gallon. In any measuring system, be it metric or imperial, that’s not a lot. Want to be super-successful and productive? Do you push yourself to achieve more? Is your work culture …

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Who Do You Believe?

Have you noticed how things become more believable when a scientist says they’re true? Like mindfulness for example. For centuries, the benefits of contemplation, compassion and kindness have been promoted. The tendency has been to categorise such activities as “religious”, wishy-washy, or even whacky. Which is interesting. Do you only believe something if science can …

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Giving Is Receiving

Christmas is a time of giving, right? What does this actually mean? Does it mean buying lots of stuff for people, rushing round the shops, frantically picking up whatever you can, to assuage some deeper sense of guilt that you haven’t been generous enough this year? Or carefully hand-picking the exactly perfect gift, or one …

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Insomnia: 11 Tips For Better Sleep

Do you wake at night, toss and turn, fretting that you can’t get back to sleep? Do you get caught up in endless thought patterns that you just can’t break, even though you know there’s no point in going over and over something that already happened . Or endlessly run through some future event that’s …

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