Shh! Quiet Please

Shh! Quiet Please

Over-busy mind chatter driving you nuts? I’m delighted to be joined today by Caroline Petrie of the Coaching Tree. Caroline is going to talk you through a simple and elegant technique for creating an oasis of quiet space in your mind. Ahh, that’s better!...
Why I am Not a Migraineur

Why I am Not a Migraineur

Identifying with Migraine I recorded this video right after wading through reams of posts about migraine warriors, migraneurs and migraine survivors. It’s my personal view; you may disagree. Apologies that the video is a little shaky. I recorded this on the fly...
Hello Brain, Meet Body

Hello Brain, Meet Body

Imagine for a moment you go to see a counsellor… Perhaps you’re struggling with feeling unheard, unappreciated, unnoticed. You long to connect with kindness, to let go of wounding thoughts. You enter their office. The wooden floor glows softly in the afternoon...
Untrain Your Brain Me and Mr Spock

Untrain Your Brain Me and Mr Spock

Mind-Body Techniques and Migraine I’ve written before how being in pain trains your brain to get good at creating pain. Here I want to share with you how you can untrain your brain. And how I was first helped by Mr Spock. In February 2016, I had a wipe-put migraine...
The Perfection Trap

The Perfection Trap

Perfect. Quite a small word. Perfectly formed, you might say. Doesn’t look especially scary. Pretty easy to say. But what does it mean. What is ‘perfect’? “It’s a perfect day”, “That’s a perfect dress”, “That’s a perfect hike”. Say those out loud. How does it make you...
What Are Trigger Points

What Are Trigger Points

What are trigger points? “A highly irritable localised spot of exquisite tenderness in a nodule in a palpable taut band of muscle tissue.” Dr Janet Travell and David G. Simons Let me explain what that means and why you should care. First, a quick bit of physiology....