May 062014

Urban people - woman commuter walking on escalatorYou’ve not been able to look over your shoulder for a while because your neck complains.

Periodically you spend time trying to figure it all out; what you did to initiate the pain, which part of your body is actually causing the pain, and what can you do to fix it?

Very understandable in our left brain culture with its focus on thinking and cause and effect! Continue reading »

Apr 252014

Fingers holding backs of kneesHere is a very quick way to release tension from your whole body, and more!

Typically, at first, I notice my tense shoulders drop.

Then, somewhat to my surprise the first few times I did this, I noticed my neck, face and the inside of my head smoothing out – places I hadn’t even been aware were carrying tension!

Then I noticed my thinking had slowed down and relaxed too.

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Apr 112014

Child playing in kitchenIt’s easy to be serious about your healing. 

After all your discomfort is something you really, really want to change – a serious business. 

But, what if seriousness is getting in the way? 

As a ‘serious’ person, it’s good for me to spend time with Alfie my three year old grandson, and open up to his playfulness and sense of humour.  And be reminded how playfulness plays a part in healing.  Continue reading »

Aug 082013

up the ladderOur family was decorating the outside of our holiday house, and this soon evolved into each of us working at different levels according to our ‘height comfort’, with son Andrew doing the high gables.

Nearing the end, Andrew had gone home, and there was one gable to be painted, which I realised was up to me if it was going to be done at all. But I was only ‘just OK’ up to gutter level, it felt much too scary to go up to the gable. Continue reading »