You may not be able to avoid stress altogether, but you can learn resilience against it, and lessen the negative effects of stress. Stress, especially that relating to work, is stated as the second most frequent health problem, impacting one third of employed people in the European Union (Varvogli & Darviri, 2011). Although stress is a part of life, and a little bit won’t … Read More Stress: the facts & fixes
EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) is part of a therapy suite known as ‘energy psychology’. Made popular in the Western world by Gary Craig, this amazing technique has thousands of case studies where people have healed emotional, physical and mental illnesses. Here I talk about where it came from, what it is and how it works.
I first came across the works of Meik Wiking a couple of years ago when he released ‘The little book of Hygge’ (or hoo ga). This is a man who heads up the Happiness Research Institute, what a job! This week’s blog takes a look at what a Lekke lifestyle has to offer us in, is finding happiness really that easy?
‘This Week with Alison’ is about sharing whatever I’ve been mulling over, reflecting on, discussing, reading, learning, practicing or generally tinkering with this week. This week read about gut health, my visit to the cats and what I’ve been up to at mHabitat
‘This Week with Alison’ is about sharing whatever I’ve been mulling over, reflecting on, discussing, reading, learning, practicing or generally tinkering with this week. This week is about dealing with grief, my hike in the lakes and how to save the bees, whilst looking and feeling beautiful
On a typical Saturday you might find me washing piles of clothes, cooking up delicious meals that have been carefully planned and shopped for or picking up a discarded pair of socks or a crumpled shirt. I will also be smoothing out the bedsheets and plumping up cushions, and generally busying around before perhaps heading out to do a spot of gardening or visiting … Read More In the Pursuit of Joy
When life is busy, or all of your energy is focused on a particular aspect of life, it’s easy to find yourself out of balance, and not paying enough attention to the other important areas of life. This is known as our ‘life balance’. This week’s blog takes a practical look at checking where you are with your life balance, and an easy … Read More Balance Your Life
Human happiness is a fascinating topic, and not least the dimensions of our being that contribute to said happiness. I have spent (at least) the last 35 years intrigued with the human mind, both my own and others. I’ve read countless books, articles and papers. I’ve pondered and chewed over what it is that makes some people happy with so little, and others who … Read More Build a Strong Mind