What are we so scared of?

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Recently something happened, something which literally sent me translucent with shock followed by a paralysis of thought and rational thinking. Fear followed by waves of dread & anxiety. Few things scare me (other than rooms full of strangers & snakes…

A chap called Darwin & a little rescue dog…

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“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change” Charles Darwin We live in interesting times and as the year draws to a…

Pilates & the sober mind out of the closet…

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As many will know I’m pretty confident my advancement in performing the Pilates Teaser went alongside developing a taste for Martini’s. As I find myself explaining frequently the reason I do Pilates is not so much so I can find inner…

When there’s no rule book…

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If you are reading this chances are you are a teacher, perhaps a parent, perhaps neither, perhaps both. Chances are you have also been a teenager. If not, I really wouldn’t worry about reading any further, that includes if you…

What’s the point of family…

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We are living in challenging times, Its easy to feel over whelmed and increasingly disillusioned when we see those in positions of authority and power around us behaving as if they’ve just joined the largest Mad Hatter tea party ever. Whichever…

Stealth Pilates and footprints on the ceiling…

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Unless you are blessed with supreme confidence, most Pilates teachers know that slightly nervous anticipation that runs through you when participating in a workshop. Perhaps its fear of being in the company of people you don’t know, perhaps its the…

Pilates for life….Pilates for dogs

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I’ve been blessed to have dogs in my life for a long as I can remember. I’ve always loved large dogs the best, always rescues and rarely the dog I thought I wanted but always the one I was meant…

Pilates and our mental health

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  Do you get headaches sometimes? Do you like 80% of the population get backache? Perhaps you suffer with recurrences of Asthma or Eczema? Do you have a mental health issue, are you weak, fragile, nuts or fruit loop or…