JoyQ Blog

August 23, 2013

Hello beautiful friends,

JOY, it’s something we can all relate to isn’t it? Or is it? Does uninhibited laughter bubble out of you? Do frequent attacks of smiling interrupt your day? Are you happy for no good reason? Or does a dark cloud of worry, pessimism or fear hang over you and take the zing out of your ‘happy’?

There was a time when I failed the ‘JOY Test’ in psychotherapy! I sailed through ‘Crying’ with a higher distinction and blitzed ‘Angry’ but I just couldn’t convince the judges that I could do JOY! True story. You d...

June 10, 2013

Hello beautiful friends,

“Patience child, patience. Remember, life is a journey. If you got everything you wanted all at once there’d be no point to living. Enjoy the ride and in the end you’ll see these “setbacks” as giant leaps forward, only you couldn’t see the bigger picture in the moment. Remain calm, all is within reach; all you have to do is show up every day, stay true to your path and you’ll surely find the treasure that you seek.” – Jackson Kiddard

Apparently when I was young I was good at patience. As a little girl...

May 21, 2013

Hello beautiful friends,

How’s the balance of action and rest in your life?

And is the rest you’re getting, the best sort of rest?

Do you know that the right sort of rest can literally change your genes?

In today’s blog we dive deeply into what has to be the simplest and most effective way to improve your health and happiness doing a practice that is very close to my heart, DEEP REST. Harvard Medical School researchers have discovered some amazing benefits to the long-term practice of deep rest. This isn’t just any sort of rest...

May 10, 2013

Hello beautiful friends,

Ah, I love how the Universe works– when you focus on something, the way it delivers everything you need right into your “inbox” so to speak. You can be browsing an article, a website, a book, someone can mention some ‘one’ or some ‘thing’ to you and suddenly before your eyes, exactly the information you’re looking for springs to light.

So today I have all the “light” on calcium for you. There’s the best sources, absorption factors and the causes of calcium depletion, as well as ‘to dairy or not to dair...

February 24, 2013

Hello beautiful friends, 

In today’s post we have a look at the popular topics of protein and calcium and whilst we chat about food, remember, ultimately what I care about is your happiness. Your health is one of the cornerstones to your JOY. Here’s how it works:-

The food you eat becomes your biochemistry.

Your biochemistry equates to your physical health.

Your health influences the way you feel.

The way you feel has a huge effect on the thoughts circulating in your mind.

And the way you think is WHO YOU ARE….

Who you share w...

February 3, 2013

Hello beautiful friends, 

Food, food, food. What can I say? It’s your mainstay to health and wellbeing in your body, in your mind and in your spirit. It’s no coincidence that yogic and spiritual traditions have for years practised very specific eating guidelines based mainly on different vegetarian diets. For millennium they have been aware that plant-based foods nurture more desirable states in both body (flexibility) and mind (calm).

I for one have noticed a big difference in my body at yoga since being on so much raw food....

February 3, 2013

Hello beautiful friends,

Well it’s 2013. Phew! Looking back, my 2012 was an uphill run all the way, often through fog and mud, (I learned to love fog and mud!) … racing, non-stop, from February until sometime in November, when thankfully, I reached the top of the mountain where I am now, took a deep breath and began to enjoy the view. It is so good to be here.

You see last year I had a quest. Whilst establishing my new website, all the time I was asking the questions:-

How can I put all that I do together into one package?...

October 25, 2012

Hello beautiful friends,

You’ve probably all heard the statement:-

 If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.

When we’re feeling stressed and are faced with an issue or a challenge, we often try to work it out by throwing everything at it that we know from our past.

We may also try so hard to resolve the issue that we build up a lot of stress and tension in the process.

For a while this may work and we can carry this stress. But you may come to a time when what you know doesn’t work anymo...

October 25, 2012

Hello beautiful friends,

Some people say to me that they can’t imagine me ever being down or stressed as I’m always so vibrant, but like everyone, I have my moments and over the last few weeks there was more than one of them, to say the least.
I humbly admit I lost my centre, lost my peace and joy. My awareness became clouded as my mind went into overdrive with negative thoughts, doubts and drama, trying to fix things, find the answers and well, make things happen, NOW.

I had lost the flow, my trust and grace and was trying to...

September 24, 2012

Want to get more from your next massage? 

Hello beautiful friends,    

Massage is a fabulous way to Unleash your JOY. I love to give and receive massage. It’s a unique place of physical, emotional and mental healing, self-love and connection. I use a lot of it in my Physio treatments and I’ve also been doing Full Body Massage for almost two decades. I developed my own technique and style after completing further training in Acupressure and Shiatsu massage 15 years ago and when you read of the gifts, the benefits of m...

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