Oooh me knees! How household cleaning can have a positive effect.

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A family friend, and our son's football coach, Simon, tells me about how his new role in the family cleaning business is helping to decrease pain in his knees. Simon says "I'm a 48 year old man with the knees of an 80 year old, according to my consultant! From my school days I was a gifted sportsman and played several sports at a high standard, but football was my passion and I usually train...
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You want a six pack?!

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Nearly the end of my first full week back at work, and I’m loving the enthusiasm and energy from my clients!😃 Let’s hope this can be harnessed and maintained over the coming months! It struck me this week though, that goal-setting and focusing ahead is great, and it’s something I’ve always done and encouraged, BUT is there a danger we miss out on the NOW! Based on my own...
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Beware of bogus belly-busting claims!

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There have been many impossible and outrageous products or plans that promise astounding results for fat loss or muscle gain. Pills, belts and electrical impulses which will melt your fat away in minutes. Now I've heard of another outlandish idea that is news to me and which has proved markedly false in the manufacturer's claims for increasing metabolic rate. Introducing the Cool Fat Burner...
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Mindmaps and my skin!!

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Well, as you can imagine Personal Space is getting much busier already this month, with very focussed existing clients, and ultra keen new enquiries!! (Despite all the illness currently around!) I say, don’t get too het up if you haven’t quite got your act into gear on the goal setting front yet. Careful, realistic planning makes a huge impact on your attainable goals. I’m ...
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Good wishes for 2019

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Happy New Year. I hope you will feel successful, contented and lively. What will you do differently this year? Whatever you think you should / need / want to / will do, it helps to make a plan. I've decided that I need to prioritise strength training, but I'm pretty sure it would continue on its current ad hoc once a week, "oops, forgot to do my exercises" format unless I make a specific pl...
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2018, a year of lessons learnt….

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Wow! Another year nearly over! As my Grandad Tom once said; “if you think it goes quick now boy, wait till you get to my age!” (He was late 80’s when he said this!) A tough year personally, but there again we all have hard periods of time throughout our lives. I haven’t said it before but these blogs are always written from my heart, and it concerned me that it might appear writte...
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Are you caring enough?

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The holiday season is upon us and I’m pleased to say I’m in holiday mode! Wow! I feel like I really need it this year, much more than others. I have been exceptionally busy, which is a good problem to have if you are self employed, but In collaboration with this years events, i think it’s taken it’s toll. I think I’ve ploughed into work as a dealing mechanism and focussed on others to h...
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Seasons Greetings!

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My last day at Personal Space before a Christmas break was yesterday. Decorators begin a few days work in the studio tomorrow. It will be a fortnight break for us and we'll all be raring to go again in 2019, ready to support your post-Christmas return to healthy habits. I would like to say a big thank you to all my clients for their loyalty to Personal Space, their commitment to their train...
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Anxiety

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Many of my clients, half of my family, and a good number of my friends have suffered or are suffering with anxiety. The effects can be unpleasant, debilitating and long lasting, The partners and family of anxiety sufferers may be under a great amount of strain caring for and supporting their loved ones and they themselves put their own health at risk. I would like to 'give a big shout out' to ...
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Tough decisions…..

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Decisions. We make many throughout each day, mostly even without it being seemingly conscious. We may feel compelled to go in one direction or another, BUT, It is nevertheless, a choice you can make, to go either way. The power is in your hands. The reason I write about this, is that this week I had to make a very heart wrenching decision, but thankfully in collusion with a ...
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