This post is about creativity, public speaking and health. It also looks at the importance of boundaries for our sanity and wellbeing!
Tag: mental health
It’s all a balancing act (chairs, chats, and facing our fears).
Limbering up with yoga In a chair yoga class recently I was delighted when a person remarked about how regular practice was taking effect. They commented on how “It’s really helping with all that neck and shoulder stuff, it’s more free now”. I knew exactly what the person meant. It feels so good when yoga-inspired…… Continue reading It’s all a balancing act (chairs, chats, and facing our fears).
Healthy ageing, dementia, and what we can do to reduce risk.
People are living much longer these days in many countries. For those of us privileged to have better nutrition and healthcare access, it is a great time to be alive. Photo: Andrew Aitchison/Alamy. Reducing the risk of dementia Something grabbed my attention in a recent overview of a longitudinal study into reducing the risk of…… Continue reading Healthy ageing, dementia, and what we can do to reduce risk.
My January transition. Rest, art, and being happy.
Hello everyone, I hope that you are snug and comfortable reading this. It is a stinging cold, windy Winter here in Ireland, however I am enjoying January. December was not much fun. In fact, some days were so painful that I found them excruciating. A sense of loss caused a tsunami of tears, and that…… Continue reading My January transition. Rest, art, and being happy.
The turtle’s prayer
Photo by Richard Segal. THE TURTLE’S PRAYER I am meandering and ancient reptilian and patient with wisdom that twinkles just like the milky way. May stars and currents guide me through silky cool clean uisce* and may you always strive to pour your heart into the sea. ABOUT THE POEM Sometimes, when I feel overwhelmed…… Continue reading The turtle’s prayer