The Benefits of Exercise: Use It or Lose It!

As I walked my dog around the lake this morning, I reflected on some of the other benefits of exercise. We all know that exercise is good for us.  It helps our hearts to stay healthy, our minds to stay functioning, our bodies to stay younger for longer.  We know that exercise helps to prevent

Tea for Two (or More)

Several weeks ago I went to a beautiful tea house and healing centre in Balmain with a friend.  They offer all sorts of different teas, many blended by the passionate tea drinking owner.  The smell as I walked up the stairs was sublime. We were invited to taste several different teas, all served in beautiful

Massage – why wait?

Fix me! Recently, I've seen a number of people who have come in for a massage and want to be ’fixed’ in one visit. There’s nothing unusual about that except all of them have one thing in common... they haven't had a massage for a long time. Here’s a scenario:  You’ve gained a little weight

How often should I have a massage?

This is a simple question with a not-so-simple answer! Massage every 4-6 weeks When clients first ask me this question, I usually recommend a massage every 4-6 weeks and more often if you feel you need it. It really depends on your body and why you are having massages in the first place. How in

Dyslexia – Treated and Hopefully Cured!

The Search A few months ago it dawned on me that my son might have dyslexia. A whole range of symptoms suddenly made sense. After three weeks of intensive research, phone calls, and meetings with professionals who could help, the world seemed quite topsy turvy and the plethora of options overwhelming. I found a wide

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Your body – what your massage therapist really thinks

Lying on a massage table can be a very vulnerable feeling for many people; after all you are lying nearly naked in front of a fully dressed stranger... It’s something I’ve thought about a lot over the past 20 years or so (yes, that’s how long I’ve been doing this) and, as I’ve reassured

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Life lessons from Temple Run!

A few weeks ago my children introduced me to the game, Temple Run. I had finished my book and looked up to see all three children and my husband, attached to their ipods, playing this game. None of them was interested in going for a walk (it was pouring with rain), playing a “real”

Are you Depressed and Suicidal?

I am often a place of last resort. You have tried everything or everyone else you can think of.  People have referred you to this doctor or that physiotherapist.  You've had x-rays, MRI's and nobody can find anything wrong with you.  You can't get comfortable.  You're in pain.  You've tried diet, exercises, and sleeping

Raising Daughters- Love is in the House

Tonight was special.  I’ll treasure it and pull it out of my box of memories many times. Spending a simple night at home with my daughters, eating chocolate (of course) and watching a rented movie, reminded me of things that really matter.  Not eating the chocolate or even watching the movie, although we all enjoyed it, sang