Time for "The Big Chop"?

Time for "The Big Chop"?

Monday, May 20, 2019


Jo Welch


  1. Happy International Yoga Day!
    21 Jun, 2019
    Happy International Yoga Day!
    International Yoga Day is a global event that raises awareness throughout the world of the benefits of practicing yoga. Established by the United Nations in 2015 following a proposal by the Indian Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi, who said "Yoga is an invaluable gift of India’s ancient tradition. It embodies unity of mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfillment; harmony between man and nature; a holistic approach to health and well-being. It is not about exercise but to
  2. The power of saying “no”
    31 Oct, 2018
    The power of saying “no”
    Many of us believe that by saying “yes” rather than “no”, we reduce conflict in our lives. But is this true? It might work in the short term. Arguments with others may be temporarily avoided as we desperately scrabble around trying to keep the peace, but in doing this we inadvertently create conflict within ourselves. Conflict that at some point will come out in one way or another. So how do we change our mind-set about using one of the strongest and most important words in our vocabulary? The
  3. Time to dwell on the positive?
    06 Jun, 2018
    Time to dwell on the positive?
    If asked to consider “how is your life?” most of us would probably respond that our lives were ok (maybe even good or better) BUT did you know that our brain is programmed to challenge our first thoughts? The same amazing brain that has evolved over time to keep us safe, to protect us from extinction with super survival skills, is also responsible for our pain and suffering. Our initial, conscious reflections about something are known as explicit memories, that is memories which you can
  4. Managing Stress
    14 May, 2018
    Managing Stress
    Switching us from "fight or flight" to "rest and restore" Yoga is an effective technique for learning to understand and manage stress in our body. What is Stress? Stress is a biological and psychological response experienced on encountering adverse or demanding circumstances. Stress triggers the brain’s amygdala to send messages to the hypothalamus gland, which in turn releases hormones into the central nervous system. Designed as a short term response to overcome a threat, stress has now