How stressed are you? Do you even know? Stress is invisible and easy to ignore. But it’s pervasive. Most of us have become so used to living relentlessly busy lives – with time pressures, demands, rushed social interactions, rushed eating – that we don’t even notice how stressed we are.…Read More
Anyone who practises yoga can have no doubt about the power of the mind-body connection. Even non-yogis know that a few deep breaths can calm us if we’re stressed or in an anxious state. But did you know that just one nerve – the vagus nerve – is largely responsible…Read More
Last week’s post prompted much conversation and debate (both online and in person) which was thrilling. One of my more cultured friends referenced a Chinese print called “The Vinegar Tasters” and I had to confess I hadn’t heard of it. Ready for a whistle stop tour of Eastern philosophy? Read on.Read More
As my favourite Chekhov play opens at Bristol’s Old Vic theatre next month I am reminded of a memorable quote from the great Russian playwright: “Any fool can cope in a crisis. It’s this day to day living that wears you out.” I love Chekhov. He examines the human condition with…Read More
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