Nasty words are like ping pong balls: Teaching resilience through imagery

I started the day today with a crying 5 year old, upset that her brother had said a mean thing to her. She was in luck because my parenting reserve tank felt relatively full this morning after a decent night's sleep. I pondered for a moment before deciding on a ping pong as my weapon of choice to help her tears.

12 Best Shoe Brands for Bunions

Hello, fellow bunion owners! Bunions or hallux valgus as they are medically named are deformities of the joint connecting the big toe to the foot. This article will not discuss how to fix bunions with the right shoe or make any promises for magic cures to fix your bunion. What it will do is discuss the 12 best shoe brands out there right now to accommodate comfortably a bunion, whilst you do the restorative whole-body work to improve your feet.

Are alignment ‘cues’ a waste of time?

For me, trying to fix your walking or running alignment by directing ‘cues’ at your body that you have learned from somewhere or someone is like trying to break a habit with willpower.

Has your mind been hijacked?

I love barefoot shoes. I love natural movement. I love sharing these things with the world. But, if you only read one of my posts, let it be this one.

I Have Six Emails in My Inbox

In August 2018 we decided to buy what would become a self-built campervan, and this sparked a whole host of changes for us. With so many house moves over the years, we had already become serial de-clutterers. But with van life on the horizon, we needed to take the de-cluttering to a whole new level.

When you’re feeling happy, pay attention!

Most people (me included) recognise only too well when we are in a state of anger, despair, sadness and so on …the so-called ‘negative states.’ What if we paid as much time consciously recognising when we are in a state of joy in the present?

Gary Ward on how to REALLY wake your body up, starting with the feet.

I have the pleasure of introducing you to Gary Ward, an absolute pioneer in the world of movement. Gary is known for breaking the mould of anatomical thinking and for his creation of the Flow Motion Model®.

What do Conventional Footwear and Bras have in common?

Perhaps to explain my nonsensical headline, I will first explain what non-conventional footwear means to me, commonly known as barefoot footwear. I usually use the term barefoot on this blog to refer to shoes, but I feel like the ‘barefoot’ qualities I attribute to shoes do not need to be limited to them.

How to add more movement to your life…without having to change your life!

Bare Soled Girl: Could you tell me a little about your general health, if you have any issues that prevent you from navigating your day to day life (injuries, illness etc)? Client: I have a dodgy pelvis since pregnancy that hasn't gone back to normal. Otherwise, fit and healthy, if a little ‘unfit’.

Are you primordially fit?

✔️ We all know that taking the stairs is better than the elevator…. ✔️ We all know that walking to work is better than taking the car…. ✔️ We all know that taking movement breaks whilst sitting at a computer is better than being stationary for long periods…….

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