The subtle art of setting New Year’s Resolutions

It’s that time of year again – fireworks, champagne and New Year’s Resolutions. Unfortunately New Year’s Resolutions are notoriously tricky to stick to. Despite the fact the practice has been around in some form or another for 4000 years most of us seem unable to hold onto the grand plans we set ourselves on January 1st. Perhaps because unlike our Babylonian ancestors, resolutions today…

Soya vs dairy vs…?

The big question for many people today is how does soya vs dairy compare? I started experimenting with a plant-based diet recently and have been largely flying through the changes with a smile on my face. Our family has been cutting down on meat over the last couple of years but remained big dairy consumers thanks to endless bowls of cereal and the favourite…

Taoism and the art of Hibernation

Baby its cold outside. No I mean it’s REALLY cold outside. OK so it’s not as cold as Canada. Or Russia. But its mid-January and we are in the full depths of the Great British winter. Dark at 4pm. Scraping ice off the car before work. Siberian winds coming in from the Continent. A DUSTING OF SNOW in some parts of the North. When…

You are how you eat

In the final part of this series I will look at the idea ‘you are how you eat’. Be mindful Mindfulness is the buzz word at the moment. You can apply the principle of mindfulness to every aspect of your life and eating is no different.  It’s really just about paying attention.  Paying attention to what you put on your plate and what you…

You are when you eat

You are when you eat. Who hasn’t heard the saying ‘eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper’? But why? What difference does it make to eat at certain times of day? Chinese dietary advice is pretty simple when it comes to timings.

You are what you eat

The old saying goes ‘you are what you eat’. But have you ever considered that you might also be how you eat and when you eat? And what should you be eating anyway? Now there are about a million different diets out there and I have no intention of adding another one to your repertoire.  We know that ‘diets’ mostly don’t work anyway. But…

Transformative acupuncture – say what?

I wanted to talk a bit today about why I chose the tagline ‘Transform your Health’ for my acupuncture business.  What exactly is transformative acupuncture? We live in a service economy – 70% of all consumer activity in the world is made up of services – and acupuncture is one of them. Now for the science-y bit. The evolution of goods and services goes…

Top tips for preparing for your first acupuncture session

If you’re thinking about booking in for an acupuncture treatment there are a few things you can do to ensure you get the most out of the experience. ASK SILLY QUESTIONS Trying something new for the first time can be daunting and you may have questions that you feel awkward about asking.  Firstly – don’t worry about asking ‘silly’ questions! I for one welcome…