When Adults Shout

I was standing on the dock of a bay… Waiting for a boat to come and take my friends and I to another island. The sea was emerald, the sky was blue, the sun was warm and the air was dry. This idyllic corner of the world was colourfull and vibrant with people and life



What Dr Chatterjee Said About Getting People to Change

I got an incredible opportunity to speak to a packed room of health-interested adults last week. They were healers, helpers, educators and ‘advocates for health’ in professional roles as well as everyday life-role-models.  I was sharing a bit of my story – my experience of Integrative or Functional Medicine, and encouraging others to listen to



Doctor Nye, Head of Integrative General Practice in S.A. explains QEC

This article was recently written for a newsletter going to all medical Doctors (GPs) in South Africa. More and more people in the UK, Europe and across the world, understand the future of HEALTH care is in Integrative medical approaches. His words are interesting for anyone interested in health, healing, potential and thriving in life.



Improving mental health, marking schemes and saving money in schools

I have an idea.   It’s a way to help improve children’s mental health…   It is something that could happen in schools, especially primary schools…   It would cost, …. ummm …  £0. Yup. Zero. Nothing.   I can just imagine all the cash-starved Head teachers out there, sitting up and starting to pay



Why requesting eye-contact is not helpful

“Look at me…” …are 3 words you wont hear me say. I have heard them so many times in classrooms, corridors, playgrounds, school gates, offices, restaurants… etc, etc. Sometimes said gently, sometimes forcefully; always a command. I know I used to say them to my class when I was a teacher. It was a long time ago



How to get Children to Take their vitamins

Children are amazing. They have incredible persistence, creative thinking, problem solving skills and they LOVE tackling a challenge…especially one that adults have failed to conquer. 😉 So what? So, why don’t we remember this when it comes to getting them taking their vitamins? There is a larger issue at work here, which I need to



When parenting challenging children means tough conversations with nearest and dearest

I started socializing a puppy… and everyone had an opinion. I was exhausted after just a few weeks of him … and everyone had things to say about how I should be doing it differently. At one point I remember having a conversation with a relation, who clearly was just trying to help, to let



Prawn + Mango Laksa-type Creation

I love Thai food. I am currently doing the CHEW Trim Down together with a bunch of lovely parents and professionals, and when I shared this creation in our fb group the requests for the recipe came in. Easier said than done as really I just played in my kitchen, made it up as I



Summer Monsters – the end of term phenomenon

So the end is nearly here. And, predictably, the end of term phenomenon is in full swing.   What do I mean? The end of term craziness that sets in every year, about 2-3 weeks before the final day in school. The increase in energy, incidents, accidents and disclosures. Yes I know many, many children



SLEEP 401: What Parents need to Understand about Sleep after Trauma ~ The time I advised a parent not to take their child to the doctor.

Children not sleeping well is an issue. It is an issue for them and often quickly becomes an issue for others in the family home too – especially if the ‘sleep challenge’ is seeming to be an ongoing issue rather than just a blip. Many of the children who I have worked with struggled with sleep. Some