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Taking things in your stride

In 1983, Mathew Wilder, so eloquently said, ‘Ain’t nobody going to break-a my stride’. This statement epitomises those people around us whom appear to ‘take everything in their stride’. Often these people will maintain a positive outlook on life and an obvious resilience that flies in the face of the constant flux that has come [...]

By |2020-11-20T09:52:14+00:0019th November 2020|Blog Post, Uncategorized|0 Comments

How would you rank your Emotional Intelligence?

In this blog I will be introducing the concept of Emotional Intelligence (EQ), what it is to be emotionally intelligent and the difference this will have on our own lives and the people that matter to us. There is an established societal value of IQ, a person’s reasoning ability.  However, as important is a person’s [...]

By |2020-11-19T10:32:04+00:0019th November 2020|Blog Post, Uncategorized|0 Comments

You are Braver than you Believe

“You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think” A A Milne Do you ever find yourself talking in a critical way to yourself? Such as “if only I had…”, “why on earth can’t I seem to ….”, ”how could I be so stupid…again…”. “I’m not confident enough to [...]

By |2020-10-27T13:48:20+00:0027th October 2020|Blog Post, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Rhythm of Life is A Powerful Beat

There is a cycle to, or as Sammy Davies Jr put it a ‘Rhythm of life’ but, all too often that ‘rhythm’ can cause us to repeat patterns of negative, emotional behaviour(s) that fuse concepts and beliefs that, in turn, cause many to ‘feel’ overwhelmed, disillusioned with an increased sense of foreboding. The Seasons provide [...]

By |2020-10-19T12:26:53+00:0019th October 2020|Blog Post, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Surviving and thriving in life after lockdown

It cannot go unnoticed that the lockdown measures designed to limit the spread of CoVID-19 had a significant effect on most families; my own family included. Surviving and even thriving in life after lockdown can be challenging but it's certainly possible. Some have been positive. For many families these measures created opportunities to spend more [...]

By |2020-08-14T10:04:39+00:009th August 2020|Blog Post|0 Comments

How ‘WOOP’ can turn your wishes into real success

Wishes are a powerful adjective that permeates our thoughts, language and desire. We ‘wish’ for things that are often fanciful, aspirational and beyond our control.  But what if we could use the emotive power of a wish to focus on what we CAN do? This month I want to provide you with a tangible, practical [...]

By |2020-06-11T16:41:56+00:0011th June 2020|Blog Post|0 Comments

How to manage your mental health during lockdown and whatever comes next…

What has ‘lockdown’ meant for you?  What’s been good about it?  I ask as positive thought could not be more important for managing your mental health during lockdown and beyond. It is the very foundation for self-compassion and good mental health. The demands on our mental health during long periods of isolation are well documented, [...]

By |2020-05-19T20:31:23+00:0019th May 2020|Blog Post|0 Comments

How to find strength from within and use it to stay positive

You are stronger than you think! May I break that down for you? You – the person reading this blog Stronger – greater emotional strength; resilience, fortitude and determination Think – inner voice, narrative with self. At this unprecedented time I cannot emphasis this enough; ‘How you think will dictate how you feel’ therefore, to [...]

By |2020-04-13T19:26:25+00:0013th April 2020|Blog Post|0 Comments

How positive thoughts create a positive life!

Happy March, Meteorological Spring has sprung and Astronomical Spring is just round the corner (March 20th).  So with the longer days finally here (hurrah for more Vitamin D), what good habits will you adopt to improve your wellbeing? When you are considering the adoption of good habits, by definition, you are seeking to reduce the [...]

By |2020-03-11T20:59:36+00:0011th March 2020|Blog Post|0 Comments

Meet our newest Massage Therapist – Kate Brydon

Massage Therapist Kate Brydon is the newest member of the Rowan House therapy team! Kate first became interested in massage whilst seeking ways to keep her own body and mind in balance. She began her training in India, going on to train in Dublin before practicing in Greece! Kate has studied holistic massage, sport massage, [...]

By |2020-03-11T21:00:44+00:0012th February 2020|Blog Post|0 Comments