I’ve been meaning for a long time to write about acupuncture for anxiety and stress. But regular readers of my blog will know that I like to write from my heart as well as from my head. And so, when I was recently fortunate enough to spend a few days in peaceful retreat on the island of Iona off the coast of Mull in Scotland, I was able to give the idea some more focused thought. It was a much needed opportunity to stop, take stock, be still, renew and refresh my body, mind and spirit after a … [Read more...]
Acupuncture for stress - discover how acupuncture and Zero Balancing can relieve stress and anxiety. Take a look at Rosanna’s articles and read her thoughts on how a holistic and compassionate approach might help you.
We've just had the clocks go back, triggering the usual mixture of confusion, irritation, gloom (about it being all downhill until spring) and delight (about how lovely it is to get cosy of a dark evening). Whatever else can be said about this time, it's unlikely to be something neutral. The autumn generates strong feelings in most people. Every year I find myself in respect and admiration of the wisdom that the ancient Chinese had access to, and passed on down the generations. The autumn, … [Read more...]
It's New Year's Eve as I write this, and the last few days have been perfect examples of nature at its most ... wintry. My long-standing clients know that I like to hibernate in the winter, for 2-3 weeks if possible - but for the last three mornings I've made sure I've been up and dressed in my thermals, thick jacket, hat and gloves in time for sunrise (8.13am this morning), so that I could be out walking across the fields in the frost. Why do this? Well, apart from the sheer and stunning … [Read more...]
I've been brewing this post for the past couple of months - but typically for this time of year, there's been so much jostling for my attention (work, family stuff, gardening, exercising and more) that the actual writing has had to wait until a sleepless night got me out of bed very early. So, what's been brewing? Well, it's been thinking about love, relationships, the highs and the lows. Our love life, or lack of it, or disappointment and disillusionment with it, occupy a big part of our … [Read more...]
I'm in the incredibly fortunate position of having decided, back in November of last year, to walk every day - and to live in a village with beautiful countryside accessible from my doorstep. Armed with my trusty iPhone, I've been taking photographs every day of my walks - and am now delighted to have a library of pictures which (with no deliberate plan) are providing me with an archive of seasonal change. And this is very timely as I'm acutely aware, in my own life and the lives of friends, … [Read more...]