A memory from school

I had something that needed to go into school and as I was walking into reception, I could see my reflection in the glass door and staring back, I could see myself limping.

On the whole I do well at ignoring the fact that I have a limp, then like a bolt out of the blue it irritates me. For that split second, time stood still and I was that child struggling to walk in the school …

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30 Jan, 2011

More about our worries

As a follow on from my previous blog about why we worry, it’s not always possible not to depending on what we have to deal with. We can distract ourselves for a little while, so for that moment we have calm thoughts, but unless we know how to banish worries for good; inevitably those worries will come back.

The key to controlling anxiety and worry is to ask the questions that will help you understand more about what leads you to worry in the first place. I tend to ask myself questions that will help me change the …

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27 Jan, 2011

Why do we worry?

Thankfully, worrying isn’t something I always do, but I do have people in my life who do my worrying for me. It’s important not to worry because worry has emotional implications on our health.

There are situations where worrying can be helpful, so that we move to take action on a problem, but when the worst case scenarios and what ifs become a preoccupation, then the worry can escalate. Worrying can …

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26 Jan, 2011

The good fats

Having touched briefly on the good fats here on the site, I will now go into more detail. When I talk about the good fats, I am referring to polyunsaturated fats and monounsaturated fatty acids. Omega 3 and Omega-6 fatty acids, known as polyunsaturated fats.

Polyunsaturated fats decrease the risk of developing heart disease and boost immunity and cell function. Foods like herring, salmon, mackerel, trout, sunflower seeds and walnuts all contain …

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25 Jan, 2011

Natural Stress Remedies

The more we are successful at avoiding moods and stress, the more our quality of life will improve. As a follow on from my previous blog on moods and stress, I will now look at natural stress remedies and ways of improving moods naturally.

How to reduce stress

Exercise is a good stress reliever. It makes us feel good about ourselves, happier and healthier in the longer term. Exercise also helps transport oxygen around the body and gets our blood flowing, so that we …

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24 Jan, 2011

Moods & stress

Moods and stress affect us all and if not monitored or worked on, can spiral into us feeling low, which can move on to depression; particularly if we already have a disposition.

The funny thing about a mood is that it can appear without any warning. It’s not something we’re consciously aware of, but something that just appears from nowhere. Being in a mood …

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23 Jan, 2011

Pre-order my new book

Many thanks
Ilana x