Busy is the New Black

Busy is the New Black

ife is so busy these days, with many of us juggling jobs, childcare, relationships and caring for ageing parents amongst other things. This can lead to us feeling worn out and overwhelmed. Sometimes it feels like being busy is the new black.

So why do we feel so guilty about spending time on ourselves? Busyness has become a social status. Society makes us believe that we have to be busy to be successful, and if we have spare time to spend on ourselves then we must be failing.

A lot of us feel the need to seek permission to relax. As one of our counsellors put it – ‘It’s like our identity is wrapped up in what we do rather than who we are’.

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Healing Irritable Bowel Syndrome The Holistic Way

Healing Irritable Bowel Syndrome The Holistic Way

How you can help yourself both physically and emotionally

Fifteen years ago, after having suffered with cramping, bloating, nausea and chronic constipation for several months, and, after having had some very invasive medical procedures, I was finally diagnosed with IBS.

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Exercise and pain

Exercise and pain

These are all good intentions, but like everyone else my concern is that this will become another January fad. For me the key is to listen to my, body, this is where the conscious bit comes in.  Every now and again, I need, too check in with myself and, ask the questions. How does my body feel today? Is this working for me? Sometimes my body will respond straight away, with a very clear answer, that yes, this yoga routine is what I need today, or that this walk will strengthen my muscles. However, there are other days when I ask the same questions and struggle to get the answers I think I want.

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Recently diagnosed with fibromyalgia

Recently diagnosed with fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition for which there is no cure and is largely unexplained. We don’t know how or why people get fibromyalgia although there is some discussion that it may start after a period of stress or illness. It is thought that 1 person in every 25 could be suffering with Fibromyalgia in the UK, and although it predominately affects women between the ages of 30 and 60 years old, it can strike anyone at any age, regardless of gender.

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Back Pain - How to support yourself

Back Pain - How to support yourself

Lower back pain can be acute or chronic, and can range from uncomfortable to disabling. Some people benefit from direct intervention, such as a deep tissue remedial massage, or an adjustment from a Chiropractor, or an Osteopath. 

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Natural Alternatives to Painkillers

Natural Alternatives to Painkillers

Natural Alternatives to Painkillers

The BBC has reported that the use of anti-inflammatory painkillers (NSAIDS) could lead to heart disease in the elderly, and potentially cause kidney damage in younger people.

Many of us need pain relief on a daily basis, with chronic pain and long term health issues, then of course we reach for the ibuprofen if we have injured ourselves, or come down with a cold. But if the risk of heart disease, kidney damage and other side effects related to NSAIDS is so high, is there a safer alternative that is still enough to ease pain?

Yes. Here at the Wellbeing Clinic, we are always looking for alternatives, so here are our top 3 suggestions for more natural pain relief from our personal experiences, and what our clients have told us over the last 20 years.

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