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More Reflexology less time to Blog!

I know I have been very quiet on here, and like all good plans my blogging ones have not materialised this year! But I’m being kind to myself and accepting I have been very busy with my reflexology and mindfulness clients, busy getting married and busy supporting my son through his GCSE exams. A busy bee indeed! I thought after my hiatus and in line with appreciating what I have done rather than focusing on what I have not, I would spend some time looking over some of my favourite previous posts from over the years . I didn’t realise I have written so much!

Ok, so the first one i have revisited is from 2016 and really would have been a great opening blog right back in 2008. In this post I explore why I chose the name Breathe for my therapy business. It is quite a personal piece which is not common for my writing. I normally keep away from sharing my own stuff. So if you’d like to read about how I came up with my business name have a little click below

Why Breathe 2016

The next post I have chosen is essentially the principles of mindfulness. I find mindfulness invaluable, I am far from my goals but being ok with this is just another way of expanding my mindfulness work. Non striving is so tough for me as I am, like so many others, a goal orientated box ticker!!! ( and in mean that in a non-judgmental way of course!!) Click the link below to take a look.

Mindfulness Explored 2015

Another more personal post this time, looking at how I had managed some challenges using my own therapeutic skills. Sometimes as a therapist it is easy to forget to attend to your own needs or to use your skills for your own wellbeing. This blog explored a couple of challenges I had encountered and overcome with a little help from myself!

Coping with Challenges 2015

I love exploring research about how relaxation effects our bodies. We often focus on the effects of stress but it is equally important to appreciate the real biological and emotional effects of relaxation. By understanding the significant way relaxing changes the body it may be easier to find time for this vital activity.

Relaxation Explored 2014

This is such a fun blog! My work involves look at a great number of feet, so these foot facts seemed suited to the website. One of my favourite is that butterflies can taste with their feet….I dread to think what my feet could taste right now in my trainers!!

Foot Facts 2014

Finally I wanted to revisit all the fun charity events I have been lucky enough to run successfully with the support of my clients and friends. I have found these events so rewarding especially feeling the genuine help and backing from everyone involved. My passion for locally available defibrillators has been important since 2012 and continues today. In this blog post I was working with Hand on Heart to provide defibrillators for local schools, which we successfully achieved!

Reflexology Fundraising 2013

I hope you have enjoyed looking back over some of these old posts, if you want to read more then keep scrolling down and keep pressing older! After looking at the many many posts I have shared over the years it is clear that focusing on what actually is present in my life is much more rewarding than looking at the things I have not yet achieved.

Mindfulness and Reflexology Blog 2019

road to future

I love mindfulness and reflexology, and I am lucky enough to enjoy a career which promotes relaxation and living in each moment, but I love a long term plan too. I find making plans can be great fun and lists can be very therapeutic, its just about keeping a balance between experiencing this present moment whilst also planning your journey for the future. With this in mind I’m going to share some plans for future blog posts here on my therapy blog.

One area of life that so many of my clients and friends talk about improving is sleep. For countless clients their poor quality sleep or insomnia limits their enjoyment of life. My friends are often exhausted and overwhelmed with the hectic nature of life, made almost impossible due to sleepless nights. I am planning to explore general advise on improving sleep, how holistic therapies can help and maybe some more quirky tricks for that much needed great nights sleep.

During the last year I have been invited to provide therapies in the work place much more frequently. I absolutely love arriving at an office environment or school to be met with enthusiastic greetings form staff looking forward to their in work reflexology or mindfulness. There has been a great deal of research on the benefits of promoting well being at work and employers are more commonly realising their role in the mental health of their workforce. I will be exploring this further during the year and hopefully visiting more and more companies to bring therapies into people’s working days.

I love working with pregnant clients and seeing mums in the postnatal period. This year I am aiming to gather more research on mindfulness in pregnancy as I believe this will be a most helpful skill for all new families. I also feel strongly that mothers in the postnatal period or fourth trimester are often placed under unrealistic levels of pressure. After childbirth our bodies are still going through huge changes and we have very special emotional and physical needs which are so often ignored. This fourth trimester is an area of maternity care which I am investigating more this year.

Mindfulness is still making an impact in the media. One area that I hope to look into is mindfulness in sport. The use of meditation and mindfulness techniques is a growing area of sports science which is exciting for both sport and the less sporty of us! Any research into optimising sport performance can be helpful for everyone as, even though I am not planning to run a marathon, knowing how to be at my best physically and mentally is clearly beneficial.

I think that is enough planning for one day, although I am sure there are many other ideas for this year running through my head….. and talking of running maybe I will think about that marathon!