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9 07, 2018

Make the most of your toast


                                          ‘Spreading’ ideas  Just in case you are looking for nutritious and very yummy ways to make toast more interesting, here are two ideas for butter substitutes that are packed with nourishment.     Pour Extra Virgin Olive Oil into a sealed container. Place this in the fridge. Next day you have solidified oil that [...]

Make the most of your toast2018-07-09T21:18:34+10:00
19 06, 2018

Be Your Own Dream Catcher


“One magical moment touches the stuff from where dreams are woven”.             (David Bowie – from the title track of his album ‘Station To Station’) I love it when clients make an effort to catch their dreams! It usually requires pen and paper at the bedside, so as to foil memory fade. Dreams are the vehicle [...]

Be Your Own Dream Catcher2018-06-19T17:02:53+10:00
19 06, 2018



I don’t want to steal any Game of Thrones thunder, but...................Winter is here!           The coming of the cooler weather behooves us to fuel our bodies in a manner appropriate to the season. The Chinese physicians of old exhorted their patients to eat seasonally. Being colder, winter is the time to consume more Yang-natured foods and [...]

WINTER IS COMING2018-06-19T13:45:00+10:00
29 11, 2017

Counselling: a brain and life changing experience


“Listening creates a holy space. When you listen generously to people, they can hear the truth in themselves, often for the first time. And when you listen deeply, you can know yourself in everyone”. (Rachel Remen, Kitchen Table Wisdom)   A close friend recently pondered as to whether counselling was quote, ‘just a whole lot [...]

Counselling: a brain and life changing experience2018-01-30T20:33:59+10:00
30 08, 2017

Women’s Health Week September 4th – 8th, 2017


Women’s Health Week September 4 – 8  “I’m rolling to your heartbeat, I’m dancing in your blood, I’m breathing in your water, My mother and my god” *   The female constitution tends toward Yin, relative to the male Yang. When I consider the health of the female body, mind and soul, I think of [...]

Women’s Health Week September 4th – 8th, 20172018-01-30T10:10:28+10:00
11 08, 2017

Male Self Care


  Over four decades in practice, I have noted that the greater percentage, by far, of my clientele are female. I have often pondered this gender imbalance. One theory is that males harbour the delusion of invulnerability, the strong, independent species, being splendidly endowed creatures who require no assistance in maintaining sustained  health and wellbeing. [...]

Male Self Care2018-01-30T10:10:38+10:00
10 08, 2017

Getting The Sleep You Need


Insomnia "Night-time, the time of darkness and rest, is the moment when Yin embraces and nourishes Yang, which withdraws inwardly and settles down" . (Rossi E) Sleep - we need it each and every night. Unfortunately, many people are: Not getting enough sleep volume Not experiencing quality sleep and therefore waking unrefreshed Dreaming excessively Waking [...]

Getting The Sleep You Need2018-01-30T10:10:54+10:00
18 07, 2017

Wish I’d had this in my 20s and 30s


If you could go back to your twenties and thirties, what would you like to have had with you? A trusted mentor or guide accompanying you on your journey? When you think about it, don’t we live our lives in a rather upside down fashion? One would normally expect that important, life-altering decisions would be [...]

Wish I’d had this in my 20s and 30s2018-01-30T10:11:09+10:00
28 03, 2017

Tennis Elbow – an acupuncture rescue


Just ask anyone who has experienced this localized affliction; it really knocks you around! Yours truly was recently subjected to this impairment and I can attest to episodes of a quite debilitating degree of pain and major limitations of movement and strength associated with the arm in question. Tennis elbow, lateral epicondylitis, is a painful [...]

Tennis Elbow – an acupuncture rescue2017-03-28T23:08:09+10:00
12 03, 2017

Silence is still golden


I have an old friend that has been helpful to me over many, many years. This friend often reminds me not to overdo things and that, paradoxically,very often, ‘less is better’. Allow me to explain. Many people come to counselling to deal with what appear to be impasses in their relationships. These ‘sticking points’ definitely [...]

Silence is still golden2018-02-26T13:39:42+10:00
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