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  • January 30
  • Not everything that can be counted counts…

    Today’s blackboards wisdom is: “Not everything that can be counted counts and not everything that counts can be counted.” – Albert Einstein It is easy to get caught up in a lack of time or money, especially with all the recession hype. We can quickly feel bogged down by these issues like a hard to…

  • January 29
  • I cured myself of arthritis!

    I decided to study Nutritional Therapy after chronic illness and pain forced me to retire from my teaching career. I started the course crippled with arthritis, barely able to climb the stairs to the lecture room but before long my life began to change for the better. During my training, the first case I was…

  • January 27
  • Think positively about your body

    Today’s Blackboard Wisdom: “Even if it has not been your habit throughout your life so far, I recommend that you learn to think positively about your body.” – Ina May Gaskin I’ve opened up the centre today (Sunday) to a special group visiting The Wellbeing Centre – eight lovely couples attending an NCT antenatal class about…

  • January 23
  • What the snow can teach us

    I expect many of you have had your schedules disrupted with this sudden onset of snow. I know that my plans have had to change as I live out in the sticks. So my question to you is “how are you responding to this change?” We can either be stressed and angry at our plans…

  • January 21
  • Happy Hug Day

    Today’s Blackboard Wisdom: ‘A hug is like a boomerang – you get it back right away.’ ~ Bil Keane (family circus) As I got to The Wellbeing Centre today I was greeted with a hug and informed that today is ‘hug day’.   Having just spent the weekend in Paris, I have been surrounded by…

  • January 19
  • Community Acupuncture Newbury

    I run a low-cost, community acupuncture clinic at The Wellbeing Centre in Newbury. CAN (Community Acupuncture Newbury) offers affordable acupuncture treatments for a wide range of conditions in a multi-bed clinic. Costs are kept low by treating more than one patient at a time. This is the first and only multi-bed acupuncture clinic in Berkshire…

  • January 16
  • “…Make the most of yourself”

    Today’s blackboard quote is: “The best thing you can do for the world is make the most of yourself.” This ties in very nicely with another interesting quote I heard recently “Everyone wants to change the world but no one thinks of changing themselves”. It’s important to remember that any significant change you want to…

  • January 15
  • COOKING IN SEASON

    Cooking with fresh and local produce is not only beneficial for you but this also helps the environment whilst supporting local businesses. Here are four tasty vegetables packed full of nutrients and available on your doorstep right now!! WHAT’S IN SEASON? Kale is a warming, sweet and slightly bitter dark green leafy vegetable rich in…

  • January 15
  • Breath is life

    Today’s Blackboard Wisdom: ‘For breath is life, and if you breathe well, you will live long on earth’ ~ Sanskrit Proverb ‘New Year, New You’ is not only the theme at The Wellbeing Centre at the moment but also pretty much everywhere. The beginning of the year naturally feels like a good time to start…

  • January 10
  • I’d recommend Shiatsu to everyone!

    I have been recently been working in association with the Berkshire County Blind Society, providing some of their members with Shiatsu treatments on a regular basis. It’s been a great experience for me and it is lovely to hear back their positive feedback. I was recently sent this transcript of a Question and Answer interview…

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