When we own our stories,
we get to write the ending
Brene Brown
When we own our stories,
we get to write the ending
Brene Brown
When we own our stories,
we get to write the ending
Brene Brown
When we own our stories,
we get to write the ending
Brene Brown

Monthly Musings

March 2019

I first came across Touch for Health Kinesiology when I was a project manager on the Y2K project.

Working regularly through the night as well as doing my day shifts and living on caffeine, ciggies and marmite sandwiches played havoc with my energy and digestive system and so I looked for help to get me through it.Enter a kinesiologist called Linda Pudney who had a practice a few miles away in Brighton.

Working her way through a series of muscle tests, which I now know as a 14 muscle fix as you go balance, she had me feeling much better and on my feet.

I saw Linda every few months for a couple of years to keep me going while we got through the millennium; I was so impressed that during this time I trained as a kinesiologist and, although I had to specialise in order to become a qualified and registered practitioner with the Kinesiology Federation, Touch for Health remained my first love and in 2002 I qualified as a Touch for Health Instructor.

One of the many, many things that I love about Touch for Health, is that regardless of where you learn it and who you learn it with the syllabus is the same, it may be taught slightly differently but you end each level with the same information and able to do and use the same techniques.

There are 5 levels of Touch for Health each taught over a weekend.You can then be assessed and, once your case studies are in the bag, can join the Kinesiology Federation and start working with clients… the balance that I used to get in the late 1990’s with Linda, the 14 muscle fix as you go, is the one you learn on the first weekend – Touch for Health one.

I’m delighted to be teaching Touch for Health again, starting on 30th & 31st March at the Macdonald Houstoun House Hotel, Livingston and only have a couple of spaces available.

If you’re looking to change careers, add to a therapy that you currently do or want to learn how to look after yourself and your family and have great fun and ah - ha moments when doing so then drop me a line 😊

https://www.facebook.com/events/1845519615576412/

February 2019

When I was 24 I was diagnosed with Endometriosis.

It was a severe blow, I was young fit and healthy and only just a year into my marriage but not really unexpected as I’d had problems with my periods since around 13.

Luckily, and I really do mean luckily, I had an excellent GP who referred me and I managed to fall pregnant with Callum after a few years.

It wasn’t an easy road and even after having my son I continued to have serious pain(crawling on my hands and knees in pain), not just from cramps in the womb but organ pain, mainly large intestine, liver and kidney which is where the endometrial tissue was growing.

In 2000 I needed an operation to separate my organs as they’d gummed together, which is common in varying degrees with endometriosis due to the endometrial tissue, wherever it is growing sheds, heals and forms adhesions to whatever it is touching.

In 2012 I decided to have a full hysterectomy as I simply couldn’t take anymore and for me, once I got through the other side, was the best thing I could have done.

I still have the effects of endometriosis because although the womb is gone, the adhesions mean some of my organs are stuck together… no monthly pain now thank goodness but it restricts some movements... if I over twist the adhesions will tear… not nice.

You’ll not know most of the women who have endometriosis as it’s generally not talked about; this is the first time I have spoken about it to anyone other than my nearest and dearest.

However, I believe it’s something that needs to be talked about more and awareness raised. In the way it’s no longer taboo to talk about sexuality it should no longer be taboo to talk about ‘womens problems’, ‘womens monthlies’, ‘the curse’, or whatever else menses is referred to.

Having pain outside of the womb at period times is an indicator that something might be a wee bit awry and needs investigating...so talk to your friends, talk to your daughters, talk to your partners and talk to your nieces, and just check in when they’re looking a bit ashen - faced or are snappy – they may be hiding pain.

January 2019

Putting the finishing touches together for my new website has had me reflecting on the path I walked to get me to this moment in time.

I can remember taking that first step so clearly…

I had been writing a book, my fourth one, and was seriously struggling with writers block which in turn led to a confidence crisis.

My previous books had been so successful, and the third one was regularly in the top 1% of books sold on Amazon and so I was feeling the pressure. I needed to (actually I didn’t but I wanted to) make it completely different to the others to show, in my mind, that I wasn’t a one trick pony. I know, 3 books with DVDs does not make one trick, but you know what I mean.

Anyway, I’d put so much pressure on myself for writing the book and making it completely different that I got stuck. Completely stuck. The words wouldn’t come out and instead kept me awake night after night going round in my head. I found so many things to do that kept me away from my laptop as I couldn’t face the failure I feeling.

I felt stuck and I felt lost… mentally and spiritually. So I did the only thing I could think of and booked a firewalk!

However, it wasn’t the firewalk that completely blew my mind it was what we did to prepare ourselves, to gee us up and get the adrenaline flowing ready to walk on the coals.

And what was that I hear you ask? An arrow break.

Putting the pointy end of an arrow at the soft vulnerable part of your throat, over your thyroid and in the centre of your throat chakra, with the other end fixed in a board – you take a step forward putting pressure on the arrow until it snaps.

Talk about scary. I was so sure I was going to be unable to do it that I said to my husband (who I’d dragged along for moral support) not to video it as I didn’t want my failure to be on film… yup, right in the middle of a confidence crisis. I could feel my hands shaking and my palms sweating as I stepped up and put the arrow at my throat. As I went to step forward I could feel the point digging into my trachea and I stopped. My mind was screaming at me to stop and sit down and then… the brave determined Lez raised her head and I went for it. With a resounding snap and an extremely satisfying exploding arrow I did it…

I DID IT.

That first broken arrow is on the wall in my office to remind me of the step that changed my life on the 22nd October 2017. Not only did I break the arrow with my throat but that one step forward into my fear cracked my confidence crisis, broke my writers block and put me on a path that completely changed my direction in life.

If you’d like to see what experiencing an arrow break can do for you, then you may want to join us at the Find Your Voice: Speak Your Truth workshop where you’ll get the chance to change you life by, amongst other things, putting a pointed arrow at your throat and taking that magical step forward.

Monthly Musings

March 2019

I first came across Touch for Health Kinesiology when I was a project manager on the Y2K project.

Working regularly through the night as well as doing my day shifts and living on caffeine, ciggies and marmite sandwiches played havoc with my energy and digestive system and so I looked for help to get me through it.Enter a kinesiologist called Linda Pudney who had a practice a few miles away in Brighton.

Working her way through a series of muscle tests, which I now know as a 14 muscle fix as you go balance, she had me feeling much better and on my feet.

I saw Linda every few months for a couple of years to keep me going while we got through the millennium; I was so impressed that during this time I trained as a kinesiologist and, although I had to specialise in order to become a qualified and registered practitioner with the Kinesiology Federation, Touch for Health remained my first love and in 2002 I qualified as a Touch for Health Instructor.

One of the many, many things that I love about Touch for Health, is that regardless of where you learn it and who you learn it with the syllabus is the same, it may be taught slightly differently but you end each level with the same information and able to do and use the same techniques.

There are 5 levels of Touch for Health each taught over a weekend.You can then be assessed and, once your case studies are in the bag, can join the Kinesiology Federation and start working with clients… the balance that I used to get in the late 1990’s with Linda, the 14 muscle fix as you go, is the one you learn on the first weekend – Touch for Health one.

I’m delighted to be teaching Touch for Health again, starting on 30th & 31st March at the Macdonald Houstoun House Hotel, Livingston and only have a couple of spaces available.

If you’re looking to change careers, add to a therapy that you currently do or want to learn how to look after yourself and your family and have great fun and ah - ha moments when doing so then drop me a line 😊

https://www.facebook.com/events/1845519615576412/

February 2019

When I was 24 I was diagnosed with Endometriosis.

It was a severe blow, I was young fit and healthy and only just a year into my marriage but not really unexpected as I’d had problems with my periods since around 13.

Luckily, and I really do mean luckily, I had an excellent GP who referred me and I managed to fall pregnant with Callum after a few years.

It wasn’t an easy road and even after having my son I continued to have serious pain(crawling on my hands and knees in pain), not just from cramps in the womb but organ pain, mainly large intestine, liver and kidney which is where the endometrial tissue was growing.

In 2000 I needed an operation to separate my organs as they’d gummed together, which is common in varying degrees with endometriosis due to the endometrial tissue, wherever it is growing sheds, heals and forms adhesions to whatever it is touching.

In 2012 I decided to have a full hysterectomy as I simply couldn’t take anymore and for me, once I got through the other side, was the best thing I could have done.

I still have the effects of endometriosis because although the womb is gone, the adhesions mean some of my organs are stuck together… no monthly pain now thank goodness but it restricts some movements... if I over twist the adhesions will tear… not nice.

You’ll not know most of the women who have endometriosis as it’s generally not talked about; this is the first time I have spoken about it to anyone other than my nearest and dearest.

However, I believe it’s something that needs to be talked about more and awareness raised. In the way it’s no longer taboo to talk about sexuality it should no longer be taboo to talk about ‘womens problems’, ‘womens monthlies’, ‘the curse’, or whatever else menses is referred to.

Having pain outside of the womb at period times is an indicator that something might be a wee bit awry and needs investigating...so talk to your friends, talk to your daughters, talk to your partners and talk to your nieces, and just check in when they’re looking a bit ashen - faced or are snappy – they may be hiding pain.

January 2019

Putting the finishing touches together for my new website has had me reflecting on the path I walked to get me to this moment in time.

I can remember taking that first step so clearly…

I had been writing a book, my fourth one, and was seriously struggling with writers block which in turn led to a confidence crisis.

My previous books had been so successful, and the third one was regularly in the top 1% of books sold on Amazon and so I was feeling the pressure. I needed to (actually I didn’t but I wanted to) make it completely different to the others to show, in my mind, that I wasn’t a one trick pony. I know, 3 books with DVDs does not make one trick, but you know what I mean.

Anyway, I’d put so much pressure on myself for writing the book and making it completely different that I got stuck. Completely stuck. The words wouldn’t come out and instead kept me awake night after night going round in my head. I found so many things to do that kept me away from my laptop as I couldn’t face the failure I feeling.

I felt stuck and I felt lost… mentally and spiritually. So I did the only thing I could think of and booked a firewalk!

However, it wasn’t the firewalk that completely blew my mind it was what we did to prepare ourselves, to gee us up and get the adrenaline flowing ready to walk on the coals.

And what was that I hear you ask? An arrow break.

Putting the pointy end of an arrow at the soft vulnerable part of your throat, over your thyroid and in the centre of your throat chakra, with the other end fixed in a board – you take a step forward putting pressure on the arrow until it snaps.

Talk about scary. I was so sure I was going to be unable to do it that I said to my husband (who I’d dragged along for moral support) not to video it as I didn’t want my failure to be on film… yup, right in the middle of a confidence crisis. I could feel my hands shaking and my palms sweating as I stepped up and put the arrow at my throat. As I went to step forward I could feel the point digging into my trachea and I stopped. My mind was screaming at me to stop and sit down and then… the brave determined Lez raised her head and I went for it. With a resounding snap and an extremely satisfying exploding arrow I did it…

I DID IT.

That first broken arrow is on the wall in my office to remind me of the step that changed my life on the 22nd October 2017. Not only did I break the arrow with my throat but that one step forward into my fear cracked my confidence crisis, broke my writers block and put me on a path that completely changed my direction in life.

If you’d like to see what experiencing an arrow break can do for you, then you may want to join us at the Find Your Voice: Speak Your Truth workshop where you’ll get the chance to change you life by, amongst other things, putting a pointed arrow at your throat and taking that magical step forward.

Monthly Musings

March 2019

I first came across Touch for Health Kinesiology when I was a project manager on the Y2K project.

Working regularly through the night as well as doing my day shifts and living on caffeine, ciggies and marmite sandwiches played havoc with my energy and digestive system and so I looked for help to get me through it.Enter a kinesiologist called Linda Pudney who had a practice a few miles away in Brighton.

Working her way through a series of muscle tests, which I now know as a 14 muscle fix as you go balance, she had me feeling much better and on my feet.

I saw Linda every few months for a couple of years to keep me going while we got through the millennium; I was so impressed that during this time I trained as a kinesiologist and, although I had to specialise in order to become a qualified and registered practitioner with the Kinesiology Federation, Touch for Health remained my first love and in 2002 I qualified as a Touch for Health Instructor.

One of the many, many things that I love about Touch for Health, is that regardless of where you learn it and who you learn it with the syllabus is the same, it may be taught slightly differently but you end each level with the same information and able to do and use the same techniques.

There are 5 levels of Touch for Health each taught over a weekend.You can then be assessed and, once your case studies are in the bag, can join the Kinesiology Federation and start working with clients… the balance that I used to get in the late 1990’s with Linda, the 14 muscle fix as you go, is the one you learn on the first weekend – Touch for Health one.

I’m delighted to be teaching Touch for Health again, starting on 30th & 31st March at the Macdonald Houstoun House Hotel, Livingston and only have a couple of spaces available.

If you’re looking to change careers, add to a therapy that you currently do or want to learn how to look after yourself and your family and have great fun and ah - ha moments when doing so then drop me a line 😊

https://www.facebook.com/events/1845519615576412/

February 2019

When I was 24 I was diagnosed with Endometriosis.

It was a severe blow, I was young fit and healthy and only just a year into my marriage but not really unexpected as I’d had problems with my periods since around 13.

Luckily, and I really do mean luckily, I had an excellent GP who referred me and I managed to fall pregnant with Callum after a few years.

It wasn’t an easy road and even after having my son I continued to have serious pain(crawling on my hands and knees in pain), not just from cramps in the womb but organ pain, mainly large intestine, liver and kidney which is where the endometrial tissue was growing.

In 2000 I needed an operation to separate my organs as they’d gummed together, which is common in varying degrees with endometriosis due to the endometrial tissue, wherever it is growing sheds, heals and forms adhesions to whatever it is touching.

In 2012 I decided to have a full hysterectomy as I simply couldn’t take anymore and for me, once I got through the other side, was the best thing I could have done.

I still have the effects of endometriosis because although the womb is gone, the adhesions mean some of my organs are stuck together… no monthly pain now thank goodness but it restricts some movements... if I over twist the adhesions will tear… not nice.

You’ll not know most of the women who have endometriosis as it’s generally not talked about; this is the first time I have spoken about it to anyone other than my nearest and dearest.

However, I believe it’s something that needs to be talked about more and awareness raised. In the way it’s no longer taboo to talk about sexuality it should no longer be taboo to talk about ‘womens problems’, ‘womens monthlies’, ‘the curse’, or whatever else menses is referred to.

Having pain outside of the womb at period times is an indicator that something might be a wee bit awry and needs investigating...so talk to your friends, talk to your daughters, talk to your partners and talk to your nieces, and just check in when they’re looking a bit ashen - faced or are snappy – they may be hiding pain.

January 2019

Putting the finishing touches together for my new website has had me reflecting on the path I walked to get me to this moment in time.

I can remember taking that first step so clearly…

I had been writing a book, my fourth one, and was seriously struggling with writers block which in turn led to a confidence crisis.

My previous books had been so successful, and the third one was regularly in the top 1% of books sold on Amazon and so I was feeling the pressure. I needed to (actually I didn’t but I wanted to) make it completely different to the others to show, in my mind, that I wasn’t a one trick pony. I know, 3 books with DVDs does not make one trick, but you know what I mean.

Anyway, I’d put so much pressure on myself for writing the book and making it completely different that I got stuck. Completely stuck. The words wouldn’t come out and instead kept me awake night after night going round in my head. I found so many things to do that kept me away from my laptop as I couldn’t face the failure I feeling.

I felt stuck and I felt lost… mentally and spiritually. So I did the only thing I could think of and booked a firewalk!

However, it wasn’t the firewalk that completely blew my mind it was what we did to prepare ourselves, to gee us up and get the adrenaline flowing ready to walk on the coals.

And what was that I hear you ask? An arrow break.

Putting the pointy end of an arrow at the soft vulnerable part of your throat, over your thyroid and in the centre of your throat chakra, with the other end fixed in a board – you take a step forward putting pressure on the arrow until it snaps.

Talk about scary. I was so sure I was going to be unable to do it that I said to my husband (who I’d dragged along for moral support) not to video it as I didn’t want my failure to be on film… yup, right in the middle of a confidence crisis. I could feel my hands shaking and my palms sweating as I stepped up and put the arrow at my throat. As I went to step forward I could feel the point digging into my trachea and I stopped. My mind was screaming at me to stop and sit down and then… the brave determined Lez raised her head and I went for it. With a resounding snap and an extremely satisfying exploding arrow I did it…

I DID IT.

That first broken arrow is on the wall in my office to remind me of the step that changed my life on the 22nd October 2017. Not only did I break the arrow with my throat but that one step forward into my fear cracked my confidence crisis, broke my writers block and put me on a path that completely changed my direction in life.

If you’d like to see what experiencing an arrow break can do for you, then you may want to join us at the Find Your Voice: Speak Your Truth workshop where you’ll get the chance to change you life by, amongst other things, putting a pointed arrow at your throat and taking that magical step forward.

Monthly Musings

March 2019

I first came across Touch for Health Kinesiology when I was a project manager on the Y2K project.

Working regularly through the night as well as doing my day shifts and living on caffeine, ciggies and marmite sandwiches played havoc with my energy and digestive system and so I looked for help to get me through it.Enter a kinesiologist called Linda Pudney who had a practice a few miles away in Brighton.

Working her way through a series of muscle tests, which I now know as a 14 muscle fix as you go balance, she had me feeling much better and on my feet.

I saw Linda every few months for a couple of years to keep me going while we got through the millennium; I was so impressed that during this time I trained as a kinesiologist and, although I had to specialise in order to become a qualified and registered practitioner with the Kinesiology Federation, Touch for Health remained my first love and in 2002 I qualified as a Touch for Health Instructor.

One of the many, many things that I love about Touch for Health, is that regardless of where you learn it and who you learn it with the syllabus is the same, it may be taught slightly differently but you end each level with the same information and able to do and use the same techniques.

There are 5 levels of Touch for Health each taught over a weekend.You can then be assessed and, once your case studies are in the bag, can join the Kinesiology Federation and start working with clients… the balance that I used to get in the late 1990’s with Linda, the 14 muscle fix as you go, is the one you learn on the first weekend – Touch for Health one.

I’m delighted to be teaching Touch for Health again, starting on 30th & 31st March at the Macdonald Houstoun House Hotel, Livingston and only have a couple of spaces available.

If you’re looking to change careers, add to a therapy that you currently do or want to learn how to look after yourself and your family and have great fun and ah - ha moments when doing so then drop me a line 😊

https://www.facebook.com/events

February 2019

When I was 24 I was diagnosed with Endometriosis.

It was a severe blow, I was young fit and healthy and only just a year into my marriage but not really unexpected as I’d had problems with my periods since around 13.

Luckily, and I really do mean luckily, I had an excellent GP who referred me and I managed to fall pregnant with Callum after a few years.

It wasn’t an easy road and even after having my son I continued to have serious pain(crawling on my hands and knees in pain), not just from cramps in the womb but organ pain, mainly large intestine, liver and kidney which is where the endometrial tissue was growing.

In 2000 I needed an operation to separate my organs as they’d gummed together, which is common in varying degrees with endometriosis due to the endometrial tissue, wherever it is growing sheds, heals and forms adhesions to whatever it is touching.

In 2012 I decided to have a full hysterectomy as I simply couldn’t take anymore and for me, once I got through the other side, was the best thing I could have done.

I still have the effects of endometriosis because although the womb is gone, the adhesions mean some of my organs are stuck together… no monthly pain now thank goodness but it restricts some movements... if I over twist the adhesions will tear… not nice.

You’ll not know most of the women who have endometriosis as it’s generally not talked about; this is the first time I have spoken about it to anyone other than my nearest and dearest.

However, I believe it’s something that needs to be talked about more and awareness raised. In the way it’s no longer taboo to talk about sexuality it should no longer be taboo to talk about ‘womens problems’, ‘womens monthlies’, ‘the curse’, or whatever else menses is referred to.

Having pain outside of the womb at period times is an indicator that something might be a wee bit awry and needs investigating...so talk to your friends, talk to your daughters, talk to your partners and talk to your nieces, and just check in when they’re looking a bit ashen - faced or are snappy – they may be hiding pain.

January 2019

Putting the finishing touches together for my new website has had me reflecting on the path I walked to get me to this moment in time.

I can remember taking that first step so clearly…

I had been writing a book, my fourth one, and was seriously struggling with writers block which in turn led to a confidence crisis.

My previous books had been so successful, and the third one was regularly in the top 1% of books sold on Amazon and so I was feeling the pressure. I needed to (actually I didn’t but I wanted to) make it completely different to the others to show, in my mind, that I wasn’t a one trick pony. I know, 3 books with DVDs does not make one trick, but you know what I mean.

Anyway, I’d put so much pressure on myself for writing the book and making it completely different that I got stuck. Completely stuck. The words wouldn’t come out and instead kept me awake night after night going round in my head. I found so many things to do that kept me away from my laptop as I couldn’t face the failure I feeling.

I felt stuck and I felt lost… mentally and spiritually. So I did the only thing I could think of and booked a firewalk!

However, it wasn’t the firewalk that completely blew my mind it was what we did to prepare ourselves, to gee us up and get the adrenaline flowing ready to walk on the coals.

And what was that I hear you ask? An arrow break.

Putting the pointy end of an arrow at the soft vulnerable part of your throat, over your thyroid and in the centre of your throat chakra, with the other end fixed in a board – you take a step forward putting pressure on the arrow until it snaps.

Talk about scary. I was so sure I was going to be unable to do it that I said to my husband (who I’d dragged along for moral support) not to video it as I didn’t want my failure to be on film… yup, right in the middle of a confidence crisis. I could feel my hands shaking and my palms sweating as I stepped up and put the arrow at my throat. As I went to step forward I could feel the point digging into my trachea and I stopped. My mind was screaming at me to stop and sit down and then… the brave determined Lez raised her head and I went for it. With a resounding snap and an extremely satisfying exploding arrow I did it…

I DID IT.

That first broken arrow is on the wall in my office to remind me of the step that changed my life on the 22nd October 2017. Not only did I break the arrow with my throat but that one step forward into my fear cracked my confidence crisis, broke my writers block and put me on a path that completely changed my direction in life.

If you’d like to see what experiencing an arrow break can do for you, then you may want to join us at the Find Your Voice: Speak Your Truth workshop where you’ll get the chance to change you life by, amongst other things, putting a pointed arrow at your throat and taking that magical step forward.

Contact me@lezgraham.com for more information