Author: Mairi

Meditation

Meditation: it may not be what you think!

Over 20 years ago sitting on Brighton beach I made my first attempt at meditating. I thought the idea was to empty my mind,  so that’s what I tried.  About 2 seconds later I realised that was never going to happen,  there was a cacophony going on in there! Over the years I have tried

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Stress

STRESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hands up who has never ever said they are stressed. Ok, maybe you don’t call it that,  maybe you feel: Low energy Headaches Stomach problems Tension in our muscles Chest pain or rapid heartbeat Trouble sleeping Shaking Excessive sweating Clenching our jaw or grinding our teeth. According to the NHS: “You may feel anxious, irritable

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Another Way Is Possible

There’s One Big Reason the 1,000’s of Reasons Don’t Work.

Apparently creating a blog title with Top Ten or some other numbered list is the best way to get your blog posts noticed and read.  Many of these lists provide us with useful facts and information or they may simply be entertaining.  For example I was delighted recently to find one telling me about where

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What are Limiting Beliefs?

“It’s not the events of our lives that shape us, but our beliefs as to what those events mean.” Tony Robbins Like chains limiting beliefs can confine and restrict us, they contain us within a certain way of seeing the world which defines what we think,  how we behave and feel and the way in

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The Easy Way to Go Gluten Free

If for some reason you find yourself in the position of having to eat a gluten free diet,  DO NOT PANIC These days gluten free is not as hard as you may think.  13 years ago my daughter, who was already dairy free, had to move on to a wheat free diet,  2 years later

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Delicious Gluten Free Bread Recipe

Delicious Gluten-Free Bread Recipe

Before I give you the recipe I just wanted to make a few observations about gluten-free breads. I went to my local supermarket and purchased one of the commercial gluten free breads available as I thought it might be interesting to compare the ingredients. Shop Bought Gluten-Free Bread Water Tapioca Starch Rice Flour Potato Starch

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The Agony of Trying to Get Pregnant

The Agony of Trying to Get Pregnant?

I recently watched a programme about single and gay women trying to get pregnant with donor sperm from Denmark. You can buy the frozen sperm on-line and inseminate yourself, travel there for the procedure, or you can go through IVF treatment. Watching this programme reminded me of my own journey to pregnancy. Unlike these women

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Set SMART goals

How SMART are you?

Don’t give up on your goals yet? When we decide something needs to change in our lives we are far more likely to achieve it if we set ourselves a goal. But you probably already know that! Did you know that it also helps if that goal is SMART? This simple idea will help you hone

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Christmas Stress

The Christmas Double Act Within

My inner child is starting to get excited about Christmas, she loves all the tinsel and baubles. Fuelled by memories of bulging kilt socks found at the end of her bed she loves this time of year. Each year the old baby basket appeared, tinsel cascading down it’s sides, followed by delving into boxes hunting

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