“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new” Socrates

I hope this images has sufficiently sparked your curiosity to start reading this post, which is to simply to share a few thoughts about ‘change’, especially when it is unplanned/forced and therefore often very unwelcome. But even when planned it comes with it challenges. It can throw mind into chaos, triggering significant #stress and #anxiety for many.  Last night […]

The emotional turmoil of migraine: Are we doing all the right research to prevent it?

As some of you reading this may know, people who experience migraines often describe the condition using phrases such as “more than just a headache” or “not just a headache”.  In one recent article the author, Victoria Stokes opened it by stating that “Migraine can be debilitating — not just in the physical sense, but in […]

Six and half years on

Six and a half years on from living through the trauma of a brain tumour diagnosis I’m so excited to be here today, Thurs 2nd of Sept 2021, in Edinburgh at the annual conference of the British Society of Lifestyle Medicine launching the Lifestyle Health Foundation, which will be based from the town of #tonbridge in #Kent, to where I […]

When life gives you lemons…

I’ve had this expression in my head now for a number of weeks, and it was whilst out on another lovely walk yesterday that a graphical way to help describe what it is I’ve been to trying to say, came to me. As some of you reading this may know, March 2015 was not the […]

Tasting Emotions.

I went for a walk with a friend at the weekend. We both share a connection with the brain tumour world (he has a lovely son, who had surgery to remove a tumour about 3 years ago plus some radiotherapy). It was when we shared some stories about baking, some of the disasters (😂) as […]

Self-care: why it is time to listen.

This week, from the 5-7th of April it has been the International College of Person Centred Medicine’s 13th Geneva Conference on Person Centered Medicine, Self-care and Well-being in the Times of COVID-19. Not surprisingly, it was held virtually and I had the pleasure and felt very honoured to be amongst a wonder community of Global […]

A Right Royal eating behaviour…

I don’t know about you, but when faced with a challenging situation, the old cogwheels start turning and they tend to turn even faster when it relates to a family matter. This weekend I found myself contemplating how and why an eating habit or behaviour can become unhealthy, with the potential to becoming an ‘eating […]