Month: May 2009

Walking – how to get fit, lose weight and live longer

Forget all the trendy fitness fads, give up the gym and get walking. The ultimate workout, walking is simple, effective and totally free (all you need is some decent footwear). Why walking is so good for you. How to get started. Tips on technique, motivation and safety.


Do women dream differently to men?

Research shows that women and men dream very differently. Women dream more of relationships and seem to use their sleeping life to work out problems. Dreams can also give powerful (and sometimes life-saving) clues to our health and emotional wellbeing.

Be kind to your back – banishing back pain

Back pain is one of the most common health problems yet is almost always preventable. Lowdown on how to help your back.


Post-natal depression – healing the baby blues

Post-natal illness can affect as many as one in four women and research shows that their babies may also suffer long-term effects from this much misunderstood illness. Yet still a vast number of cases go undiagnosed while women – and their families – suffer in silence.


Water therapy – fifteen ways to enjoy H20

Fifteen ways to enjoy water – whether outside in a fabulous summer or inside in a typical British one….


Downshifting – the key to a stress-free life?

Everyone’s talking about downshifting and many yearn to move to the countryside. Is it the answer? An honest account of one writer’s search for the Good Life and how it backfired.


Perfectionism – the curse of the modern woman/mother/worker

Are you a perfectionist – and is it ruining your life? Attention to detail is fine but when it starts to take over your life, perfectionism becomes the enemy. How to judge if your perfectionism is going too far and what to do about it. Plus ‘how to spot a perfectionist’ and their typical excuses.


Blogging – a cure for depression?

Blogging as therapy? Many people find talking about depression online hugely helpful.


EMDR – farewell to phobias?

EMDR is an exciting technique which can help banish fears and phobias. Pioneered in the US it is now spreading around the world and is an invaluable new tool which offers freedom from anything from mild anxiety to full-blown life-restricting phobias.


Is detoxing dangerous?

Is detoxing safe? Following reports of a woman suffering brain damage after following a detox diet, the press has gone wild with scaremongering reports. Detox expert and author of two books on the subject debunks the myths and explains why (sensible) detoxing is still perfectly safe. Includes info on how to detox safely.