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A Link Between Emotion and Illness

A Link Between Emotion And Our Health

  The body affects the mind, affects the feelings. And vice versa. Think about that for a minute. The body and how it physically feels and the health ‘behaviour’, can affect the thinking of the mind.   Think of the last time you had a really sore knee or shoulder (or something) and remember the

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Understanding Trauma In Our Body

I was travelling from my home in Mt Maunganui, New Zealand to the tourist centre of Rotorua. It was 7.45am when I left home and I had to be at work as a pharmacist locum by 9am.   It would only take about 55 minutes, winding through some beautiful countryside. That morning I was feeling

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Coming Down With a Cold. Paula Ralph Women's Health Coach

I Was In For A Cold……

I had that sinking feeling that I was in for it.    I had a sore throat, a fuzzy and sore head, the back of my nose was feeling a bit odd and I was swallowing goo. I was in for a cracking version of a cold. I was also due to fly ten hours long haul

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A Series On Anger

When a client brought up the subject of not being able to say what she wanted to, it led us down this path. It has resulted in her understanding her physical issues, and altered her ongoing experience of them.   1. Repressed Emotion How often have you swallowed down, pulled back the words or repressed

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Rewire Your Brain

Retrain Your Brain For Health

A while ago I went through a tough time. It wasn’t something I could medicate for, to make go away or to cope with – I had to drag myself through instead. I was emotional, joyless and pretty much hopeless. The stuffing had been knocked out of me.   During this time I came across

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Resilience for Health

Resilience – Your Health Will Thank You

I first heard of the term resilience when I was watching an ad on tv for carpet. I must have been about 12. There was a rhinocerus walking across the new carpet and as the happy owner of that carpet pointed out, the pile was ‘resilient’ and bounced back. Resilience is the skill that we

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Are You A Cheerleader Of Your Own Health?

Are You A Cheerleader Of Your Own Health?

Every time she wanted to run that race, she would have to pull out. Flat on her back, as weak as a kitten, sick as a dog.   Claire spent hours training diligently for the big race day. She carefully built up her running hours over the preceding months and weeks, she ensured that her

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Peace after Drama - Paula Ralph Women's Health and Surgery Coach

Peace After Drama – It’s Boring!

She was a whizz on the mountain bike. She could go along trails at speeds that I couldn’t even imagine. It was like the bike was part of her and she was confident, being ‘at one’ with it. After a week on a mountain biking holiday, Megan was on the last run home and rather

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Endometriosis - Paula Ralph Women's Health and Surgery Coach

Endometriosis – Many Ways To Help

Endometriosis is mysterious.   How can a woman be riddled with it, have different symptoms or even no symptoms to a woman who may only have a few of the lesions? How can one woman be cyclically crippled with pain, bloatedness, bleeding and energy depletion. Feeling like she is being ripped apart.  Or maybe frozen

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