We've just passed the winter solstice, and although this means the days are now getting longer, it feels dark, dark, dark. And so it should - we need the ebb and flow of seasons to give our year rhythm and context. It's just that in our modern culture, driven by bright lights and a 24/7 mentality, we are exceptionally disconnected from those rhythms. Take the last few weeks ... the build-up to Christmas is madly hectic for many, and stressful with emotional pressure. Clients who know me … [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.
People are always being encouraged to 'let go' - of old patterns, unhelpful behaviours, grudges and resentments. We're meant to do regular clutter-clearing. A gutter clogged up with leaves is likely to overflow and there'll be a mess to deal with. All this is true, and we all know that we carry stuff around in our lives that we'd probably be better off without - whether it's unresolved family tensions, relationships that have long passed their sell-by dates, jobs that make us ill ... The … [Read more...]
This is such an interesting time of year. There's a palpable slowing down in some ways, like a long, slow out-breath, as the days gently start to shorten. Schools and colleges are on holiday, traffic levels around town are less, and in my household, the alarm gets set a little later as there's no school run to schedule. So even though people are still at work, it feels different to me. This shift is very much part of the move from summer to late summer in Chinese medicine. We're just … [Read more...]
I think meditating is a wonderful thing. In the ideal world I'd meditate every day, and would make it a priority in my life. I'd tap in to a source of peaceful inner contemplation and my state of mind would most likely be calmer, more settled and better able to cope. And by meditation I don't mean doing a prescribed spiritual practice, requiring any faith or belief system. I mean finding a way to settle the mind by simplifying what it focuses on, and to gain mental / emotional … [Read more...]
It's been a while since I last posted, because I've been busy - re-establishing my acupuncture & Zero Balancing practice in Northampton, working long days in Daventry, supporting our son as he ploughs through his GCSEs and putting in hours and hours in the garden. Now, I know this is an unpopular thing to say, but I don't love the hot weather - I love the fact that others love it, and after the inappropriate chill and damp of just ten days ago, I'm happy for my vegetable plants - but as any … [Read more...]