Christmas - a day to survive?

Christmas - a day to survive?

Christmas is a time that is loaded with meaning and expectation which can be problematic for many people. We have it forced upon us that its a time of joy and that we must be spending it with our families and our children and loved ones. But what if we don’t have children or don’t have a good relationship with our families and don’t have an intimate partner to spend it with?

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Why you are probably under stress and don't realise it?

Why you are probably under stress and don't realise it?

If I asked you, “are you stressed?”, how many of you will say “not me”? When I was a lawyer, I wouldn’t think I was stressed out because it was just part and parcel with what I did – I had to handle client demands, I had to put up with micromanagement from my bosses, I had to learn and apply areas of law that were not my specialty area, and I had to learn how to manage people. It was the only life I knew and therefore I just had to put up with it. I knew no other alternative.

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A fresh new perspective on how to walk - try walking from your diaphragm

A fresh new perspective on how to walk - try walking from your diaphragm

One of the common things I see during my remedial massage therapy sessions is a weak core which predominantly results from poor posture. You only need to look at the people around you and you’ll most likely be able to spot someone who’s shoulders are hunched over ever so slightly, their upper back has a bit more curvature to it than it should, and their neck is more forward than it should be.

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Some breathing inspiration for your health

Some breathing inspiration for your health

If you're a human, in good health, you’re likely to breathe about 25,000 times a day. There was a good chance that in your infancy, as a function of your lack of stress, frequent physical movement and poorly designed ergonomic workspace (or lack thereof), that you breathed well - you likely never had a time where you were ‘forgetting’ to breathe, either. These weren’t problems you faced. 

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How to release out of the grips of a panic attack?

How to release out of the grips of a panic attack?

If you have ever experienced a panic attack, you would understand the intense and gripping nature of it. They can be extremely frightening with quite intense physical sensations. Some of the symptoms can include, but are not limited to, a pounding or racing heart; shortness of breath; or for some the feeling of suffocation; sweating; hot or cold flushes; shaking; or nausea.

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