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Why am I so tired? Pt 4: A Body at War with Itself

  —————————————————————————————————————————————————    “I appeal for cessation of hostilities, not because you are too exhausted to fight, but because war is bad in essence” – Mahatma Gandhi     This week we descend into the hidden chambers of the lower heater.[1] As we may have now realised in our journey through energy and the body more…

Why am I so tired part 3b: The Pull of Mother Earth

  ————————————————————————————————————-        “I love my pizza so much, in fact, that I have come to believe in my delirium that my pizza might actually love me, in return. I am having a relationship with this pizza, almost an affair.”   ― Elizabeth Gilbert           So far in this more…

Why am I so tired? Pt.3 – The food paradox

    ————————————————————————————————————–       The trouble with eating Italian food is that five or six days later you’re hungry again. – George Miller           This week in part three of this short series on energy and the body (click on parts one and two if you missed them) we more…

Why am I so tired? Pt. 2: The heart of the matter

  —————————————————————————————-   “One ought to hold on to one’s heart; for if one lets it go, one soon loses control of the head too.”    ― Friedrich Nietzsche       Actor and rapid fire comedian Robin Williams once remarked about his declining state of health preceding his heart bypass surgery:   “I just began more…

Why am I so tired? Pt 1. The Breath of Life

  —————————————————————————————-     “The importance of breathing need hardly be stressed. It provides the oxygen for the metabolic processes; literally it supports the fires of life. But breath as “pneuma” is also the spirit or soul.”   – Alexander Lowen – The voice of the Breath     Energy and health       more…

Energy Pt 3: Energy, Matter and the Mind

  ——————————————————————————————————————     “It followed from the special theory of relativity that mass and energy are both but different manifestations of the same thing — a somewhat unfamiliar conception for the average mind.” – Albert Einstein (from the 1948 film ‘Atomic Physics’)     In the first two parts of this short series on more…

Non-physical touch and energy Pt.2: Never mind the body

      —————————————————————————————————————— ‘Healing’, Papa would tell me, ‘is not a science but the intuitive art of wooing nature.’ -W.H. Auden     This week’s blog features an article written by myself and colleague Graeme Docherty for the British Journal of Shiatsu more than half a decade ago. It has never been more relevant more…

Non-physical touch and the non-locality of energy Pt. 1

  ——————————————————————————————————————     “Spooky action at a distance.”   – Albert Einstein describing the non-locality of quantum entanglement [1]       Many years ago I was treating a client sent to me by a colleague who had been treating him for chronic joint and back injuries. Chiropractic adjustments and bodywork had been of more…

MAN-opause: Break on through to the other side

  ——————————————————————————————————————   “Male menopause is a lot more fun than female menopause. With female menopause you gain weight and get hot flashes. Male menopause – you get to date young girls and drive motorcycles.”   – Rita Rudner     While the above quote may be good for a wry smile the truth is more…

Menopause: a misunderstood change of gear

—————————————————————————————-     “The most creative force in the world is a menopausal woman with zest.” – Margaret Mead       Many years ago I was treating a 48 year old woman from New York in my Sydney clinic. She worked in sales and came to see me for treatment when business took her more…