If you know me, you’ll know I don’t like driving. I’m good at it, I simply don’t enjoy it. So you can imagine how excited I was about making the 440 mile round trip journey, to Nottingham and back this weekend. But it turned out to be rather illuminating. As we set off on Saturday […]

So, it’s the first day of Ollie’s 6 week school holiday. And with Ollie off school, I decided to give Clarabella a lie in, so I made her morning cup of tea after my PERFECT Qigong practice instead of before. I know, lucky girl to have such a wonderful husband right =) Anyway… As I […]

I tell ya Grasshopper… There aren’t many better ways of starting a day than with 15 minutes of PERFECT Qigong. But I’m sure you already know that. After my practice this morning I spent a few minutes playing with Louis and Sammy because not only is it fun, it’s also good for your health. And […]

Yesterday I was writing up my research on the perils of a sedentary lifestyle for Augusts ZEN+ Journal. When suddenly I was overwhelmed by the realisation of just how simple it is to significantly stack the odds of living a long, healthy and happy life in your favour. And I mean really simple. Sure, the […]

Holy cow Grasshopper! I’m in the wrong business. So I went into the Big City yesterday to get a change of scenery and to overcome a touch of cabin fever. As part of my day out I wanted to grab a coffee. I knew it would be overpriced and not taste half as good as […]

Probably one of the greatest aids to my health and fitness, other than Qigong, is Louis. He gets at least two walks a day – every day. During his morning walk yesterday we got into a spot of bother. There’s a patch of single track road about 100 meters long. And right in the middle […]

The Sunday Quote: “The only way you can hurt the body is not use it. Inactivity is the killer, and remember, it’s never too late.” Jack Lalanne Your body has evolved over a mind-achingly long period of time to move. And to thrive on three types of movement. Yet, here in the West we’ve created […]

The Saturday Quote: “The mind is like a fertile garden in which anything that is planted, flowers or weeds, will grow.” Bruce Lee Or to put it another way… Where you are today: Physically Emotionally Mentally Spiritually Is because of how you think. How come? Because your thinking dictates what choices you’ll make. And the […]

I‘ve always had an inquiring mind. I’ve always enjoyed finding out how things work. Which used to get me into a lot of trouble as a kid. Armed with only a screwdriver – things in the home got taken apart. Like the lawnmower… I remember finding the inside of that thing really interesting. Only problem […]

If you know me, you know I’m a huge fan of routines. “Take care of your routines and your routines will take care of you” It’s one of the guiding principles I live my life by. If you’re going to use it too, just make sure you review your routines regularly and don’t be scared […]

Catch these birds
before they fly away for ever‏

July 16, 2014

Later today I will be creating a new set of graphics. Then I’ll be uploading them to the PERFECT Qigong USA website. And sometime, probably around 07:30 GMT tomorrow, I’ll be flicking the switch. The switch that means the Early Bird discounts for the PQ USA weekend workshops have flown away and you’ll never see […]

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How to become a ZEN Beast

July 15, 2014

As a kid growing up in deepest darkest Yorkshire I had this crazy thought. I wanted to be a superhero. Only trouble was you had to either be from another world… Superman Thor Silver Surfer The man from Atlantis

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7 Simple, Direct and Effective
Insights for You

July 14, 2014

Late night last night. I didn’t go to bed late, I always like to have lights out by 10:30 at the latest. Because an early night isn’t a luxury – it’s a necessity. But I couldn’t stop thinking about my trip to America next month. And that led onto the huge change in direction I’m […]

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Thoughts on Mental Clarity

July 13, 2014

The Sunday Quote: “What is mental clarity? It means the mind is clear. But clear of what? Clear of all thoughts.” 4th Generation Shaolin Grandmaster Wong Kiew Kit Anyone who begins meditation quickly realises how many random thoughts enter the mind and demand your attention. Consider this… If the onslaught of unstructured thoughts is so […]

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How to use your flaws
to develop strength of character

July 12, 2014

The Saturday Quote: “Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.” Helen Keller I used to think that my flaws were things I had to get rid of. I’d regularly do a stock take and think: Hmm, need […]

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