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What is a Chakra? A Chakra is a wheel, or a vortex of energy that exists on many levels in the body. Different system define a chakra is various ways. The Brain We think of the brain as a lump of tissue in our skull. Try thinking of your brain as your entire nervous system. […]

When Did You Last Play?

Watch a couple of children when they first meet each other, how long is it before they start playing with each other? Usually not very long. The thing about children is they do not need permission to play, they do not need to organise it, they just simply do it. When did you last play? […]


Dealing with Depression People tell me about being stressed, when they are not, they are busy. People tell about having the flu when they haven’t, that have a cold. People tell me that they are depressed when they are not, they are a little bit down. The natural flow of human emotion is to be […]

Help with ‘Blended Families’

The Blended Family “Blended Family” I love that phrase and the concept behind it. I am not sure where the phrase “step family” comes from but blended certainly sounds a whole lot better. This week on the podcast Ed and I have been talking about what to do when we inherit an extended family. We […]

Get (and Stay) Motivated

Motivation – is about having fun In this weeks podcast Ed and I have been talking about motivation and how you keep going when you feel like you are running out of energy. The trick is that you need to be living your dream and not other people’s. Motivation is about the life energy that […]

Does what we own make us happy?

Over the last few weeks Ed and I have been looking at issues from migration to happiness. It seems to me that the movements of people that we see as populations from the war torn middle east moving north are people seeking happiness. We have been talking about whether or not the things that we […]

Should Drugs Be legal?

They already are!!!! Alcohol, nicotine, tannin, caffeine, legal highs, all easily available on the high street. What about exercise, chocolate, carbs? They all create a chemical dependence in our brain chemistry. But would we think of religion, education, reading or knitting as addiction? We all have an internal and individual chemical normal. Your internal chemistry […]


Bereavement goes way beyond death and the loss of a loved one. We may experience many losses in life before we experience our first death. When we experience any loss it is the emotional bond between us and that person, thing, event or object that we feel as they are stretched and sometimes, snapped. So, […]

Dealing with PTSD

What is a trauma? Trauma, is a Greek word meaning “wound”. A wound can be physical, mental, emotional, financial and so on. The concept of trauma comes from the idea that the wound, or event that is being experienced, is greater than our resources to deal with it. In that sense we have been overwhelmed. […]