How would you like to “stress proof” your health leading up to the Big Day and land on 1 January with energy, vitality and enthusiasm? Continue reading
If you’re familiar with the infomercials on free-to-air-TV that run all night, you’ll know what I’m talking about.
And the busier and more stressed you are, the more difficult getting a great night’s restful sleep can be – just when you need it the most.
Sleep is a basic human need (like water), so it’s important to ensure that good quality sleep is at the top of your priorities. Continue reading
Being a self-confessed introvert, I understand what it’s like to be uncomfortable in crowds. It’s something that our counterparts (the extroverts) simply cannot comprehend.
We are right into the winter months here where I live – it’s cold! And, as the days get shorter and colder, even the best of us can feel a little down.
“Winter blues” is a general term that describes the mild depression, lack of motivation and low energy that many people experience when the weather turns nasty. Continue reading
Being sick can be a pain, literally! Everyone experiences being sick at some time or another. And, everyone experiences stress. In fact, life is full of low-grade daily stress. But it’s when stress mounts up, or is compounded by an unexpected event, that we get tipped over the edge and then not only our mood, but our health suffers. It’s when your body has been under stress for some time, that our coping mechanisms are compromised and we leave ourselves open to illness. And, it’s when we don’t get on top of our stress that common conditions are driven deeper into disease, both chronic and severe. Continue reading
Something that would go away as I worked through endless “to-do lists”.
Now, I realise that overwhelm is not a natural or healthy state – it’s part of our stress response to tell us that we are not coping. Sometimes it just doesn’t go away, but develops into deeper states such as anxiety, hopelessness, depression and illness.
Overwhelm is usually accompanied by its good friend “procrastination”, and there the party begins. ĵ Continue reading
…. it just never seems to happen.
You may have a goal to change your diet, join the gym, exercise regularly, lose weight, meditate, do that yoga or pilates class, or simply look after yourself better. Whatever your thing, self-sabotage rears its head again, just like the other 47 times you tried. Continue reading
Spring is now well and truly with us, and who doesn’t just love the warm weather and longer daylight hours to spend with your horse.
Some horses do not do well over the winter months and can be slower than others to embrace the new season. Continue reading