The underappreciated value of “stop therapy”

The simple definition of stop therapy is: stop doing the thing that is not serving your physical or mental health Just stop doing bad stuff. It sounds obvious really. I think I can safely assume you don’t go around literally hitting your head against a brick wall. You know it’s not good for you, you … Read more

stress, relaxation and toning your vagus nerve

Feeling stressed? Working on your vagus nerve will help.

The vagus nerve is one of twelve nerves originating in the brain passing through the neck to the abdomen.  It plays a key role in both the sympathetic nervous system (our stress response) and the parasympathetic nervous system (our rest and digest response). It is a two-directional pathway linking your gut to your brain as … Read more

Do something pointless to improve your health

If I ask you the question….”what do you do just for fun?” how would you respond?  Let me tell you that when I ask this question of my clients, some have responded with blank expressions, some have struggled to think of anything and others have shed tears. It’s a simple question but it can really … Read more

How to enjoy the “silly season” AND preserve your health

The festive season is starting to rev up. For many of us, this time of year seems like one endless dinner, lunch or party. If we aren’t careful, it can be a time of overindulging, late nights and added stress. The result is that instead of gracefully sailing into the New Year we can slide … Read more