Lifestyle & Wellness

Midweek circuit breaker

There's no doubt about it; breath-focussed practices like pranayama can be 'just the thing' to bring us back to a quieter sense of self when we've been rushing all day, all week...all year. In clinic, I often suggest pranayama or the breathing practices you can find in many meditation apps. This week, Adriene Mishler shared... Continue Reading →

A simple, light lunch

Today we wanted to use up a few things in the fridge and make a fuss-free meal. Just waiting to be used sooner rather than later were these ingredients: Left-over mashed cauliflower, previously lightly boiled in a little salted water Grated cheddar cheese Spring onions (scallions) Almond flakes Big field mushrooms Mix the first 4... Continue Reading →

Saturdays in The Park

Yes! Saturday appointments are available with me at Soothe Acupuncture & Tui Na in Holland Park, Brisbane. My colleagues Adrian Jackson and Nathan Francis established this lovely, peaceful clinic over ten years ago. We can help you with these health concerns. Book online here. See you soon. ...and here's your sing-along-earworm for the week. Enjoy! https://youtu.be/_Mnw9uiYggU

Labour induction, fear, the cascade of interventions… and a new study

August through to October are busy times for acupuncturists, as we're often seeing women in the last few weeks of pregnancy. An over-riding concern some women have by this stage is that their Obstetrician has started talking about needing to induce labour, usually "at 38 weeks". In recent years women have disclosed how anxious and... Continue Reading →

Golden Apple-Dapple Oats (with a shout-out to Aussie dairy farmers)

Kick-off your day with these gently spiced oats: a bowl of nutrients and energy-to-burn. Here's how: 1/2 cup rolled and/or steel cut oats, but definitely not instant oats. We're not making slush; we want texture, and the reverie of standing at the stove and stirring the pot. Finely grated fresh turmeric root, about 1 teaspoon,... Continue Reading →

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