Category Archives: holistic health

How to Improve Your Mood

I have been rather grumpy during the past few weeks. At first, I thought it was due to my busy domestic demands, and the fact that I was struggling to find “me time.” Then I wondered if the weather might … Continue reading

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Be More Mindful this Summer

I am in a strange mood this week. I feel exhausted, even though my sleep pattern hasn’t changed. I know that we are close to ending our academic year, and both me and my children need our school summer holiday … Continue reading

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Coping with Emotional Stress

Life is continuing at a very fast pace, and this is the time of year when I begin to feel symptoms of emotional exhaustion. The simplest tasks seem to take a lot of effort, I just want to lie on … Continue reading

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Lazy Spring Walks

Part of my daily routine involves walking my dog along the canal towpath near our home. We take the children to school, and then we wander off for an hour, sometimes with friends, sometimes alone. Last week I took a … Continue reading

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When Reiki Healing Doesn’t Work

Reiki energy healing is becoming more popular in the Western world as a method for holistic healing. People receive training (myself included) in how to harness the natural energy that is available to all, and we learn how to feel … Continue reading

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Imbolc Sunshine

This is the season of Imbolc, early February, when winter still holds the Earth captive, but Spring is beginning to awaken. I am delighted to find a large clump of beautiful snowdrops at the bottom of our garden, and more … Continue reading

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How I Manage my Rare Genetic Disorder

You might have seen my previous blog posts about the rare genetic eye disorder that I live with. Over the years I have called it an illness, a disease, a pain in the backside, and a few other choice words … Continue reading

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Living with Chronic Pain: How reiki saved my sanity

My eyes are bothering me again. The weather has turned stormy, and whenever we have strong wind, my Dry Eye Syndrome worsens. Whenever we have a dry spell, my Dry Eye Syndrome worsens. In fact, most of the weather extremes … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, NHS! #NHS70

Our National Health Service just celebrated its 70th birthday, and for some reason this was considered a big milestone by the media. I even received a postcard with my monthly prescription delivery celebrating the event. Perhaps it is because the … Continue reading

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Crystal Healing Therapy

My first exploration of mindfulness and meditation involved the use of crystals for healing therapy. Many years ago, I wandered into a beautiful angel themed holistic shop in Looe, Cornwall, and I bought the Crystal Bible by Judy Hall. I … Continue reading

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