By in Mindfulness

Misfortune

‘Life can be tough’ is a statement that few would deny. On the global stage, there are areas of the world that are in turmoil, with communities in, whatever definition one might use, poverty. Even in 2019, life for too many is brutish and short. Closer to our own lives, we see others suffer losses with the passage of time

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By in Yoga & Pilates

How Pilates Can Help Your Mental Health

Many of us start practising Pilates because of an injury or physical discomfort, that we aim to remedy with Pilates. Almost all Pilates practitioners I know, who choose to turn their passion for Pilates into a career, have a personal experience of injury rehabilitation through Pilates themselves. When I underwent my second round of Pilates teacher training, I started

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By in Mindfulness

The Gift of Reading

In my December blog, I detailed five simple strategies that research shows tackles loneliness – with the most effective being: doing activities that engage one or dedicate time to work, study or hobbies.
What the specific activity is, is very much a point of personal choice – or, as therapists are fond of saying, is ‘person-centred’.
However, one activity that

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By in Mindfulness

Do My Limitations Only Exist in My Mind?

For most of us, the answer to this question is a resounding “yes”. If you think it could be true for you, here are some great reflections and affirmations to take into 2019. They could help you achieve everything you’ve ever wanted.

I have unlimited potential. My future is also unlimited. The only limitations

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By in Sports Injury

What are Shin Splints?

Shin splints are one of the most common running-related injuries, affecting around 15% of novice runners within the first year. The cause of the problem will differ from person to person and symptoms can usually have more than one factor.

Medically known as medial tibial stress syndrome, shin splints is characterised by pain due to

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By in Mindfulness

2019: Let the Adventure Begin

This time of year lends itself to reflection on the year that has just ended and the one that is just starting. On the global stage, there are concerns regarding the environment and conflicts that may with time ease, but fail to move to lasting peace. On the other hand, there’s also a sense in which we’ve never had it

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