It's a Friday afternoon, 6pm, pitch black outside, and I'm cosying up on my sofa with a couple of candles lit and gentle music in the background. I'm feeling quite sorry for myself today because a light cold that started just before New Years has recently turned into a horrible cough after a couple of … Continue reading 12-01-2018 NLP and a personal journey
Bleary eyed and fuzzy headed I wake up with a start And feel the dryness of my mouth and hear the thudding of my heart Which drowns out unfinished thoughts and the memories of last night Flashing through my weary brain, withdrawing from the light That streams in through my windows taunting me with midday … Continue reading Sunday morning
I’m a writer, I’m a poet, It’s a gift, they say, I know it! Helps me fine tune all the voices All the questions all the choices Running through my busy brain: Sorting crazy from the sane. Helping me to find a way When I’ve had a rubbish day. But today the words won’t … Continue reading Writers Block
First of all, I hope that none of you reading this are intending on actually using this blog post as a guide to the jungle. I am not professing to have succeeded at life here, nor am I suggesting I have any great wisdom on the matter. This is more a collection of observations and … Continue reading How to survive in the Jungle
For those of you who have got the impression that so far my time in Ecuador has mostly been exploring, lying in a hammock and swimming, you're wrong. Well, half wrong. Okay, just a little bit wrong, we have been doing a lot of that. But there's a much more serious side to our life … Continue reading Why We’re Here – The Research
ChiroEurope is a conference that occurs twice a year, spring and autumn, inclusively catering for Chiro’s, Chiropractic assistants, students, friends and family and anyone who’s interested in Chiropractic care. The long weekend consists of a series of speakers who aim to challenge, support, inspire, share their miracles, give advice and ultimately bring out the best … Continue reading ChiroEurope 2017
(A post written for the Mancunion - The Manchester Uni student newspaper). Definition: someone who is interested in exploring veganism and experimenting with vegetables in new ways, but not quite ready to commit. Been having some affectionate thoughts about vegetables lately? Perhaps you’ve been wondering about alternative sources of protein but you’re not quite ready … Continue reading #VEGCURIOUS ?
According to a Danish study, babies born via C-section are more likely to be hospitalised more frequently and develop immune disorders such as asthma, allergies and diabetes. The exact cause of this isn't clear, and the operation itself is not likely to be the direct cause of these effects, so what could it be? Recent … Continue reading C-section babies 40% more likely to develop Asthma
Achievable Resolutions Not a 'New Year New Me', more of a 'Me with some improvements', set of resolutions. I know that if I set myself a goal which is too far away from my current lifestyle, I'll be setting myself up for failure and disappointment. So I've got a couple of resolutions which, hopefully, are … Continue reading New Years Resolutions
My grandma died a year ago today, and in the days after her death I wrote this poem, kind of by accident. I woke up one morning with the first few lines in my head, then spent the next 2 days bent over my notebook writing the rest. I ended up reading it out at … Continue reading A Poem For My Grandma
Well yes, they are actually. Do I still love them? Yes, they're pretty and yummy. This post is about increasing awareness rather than personally condemning everyone that drinks (myself included) and just hopefully inspiring people to ask a few more questions and take the issue a little bit more seriously. One quick comment before I … Continue reading Are cocktails giving you brain damage?
I think we all need reminding sometimes to thank our bodies for all the work that it does. It's easy to get caught up in minor details about your self that you don't like, details that no-one notices but you, and to beat yourself up about things that actually don't matter in the scheme of … Continue reading Affirmations – learning to thank ourselves