November 12, 2018

This week we’re on holiday with my family in the stunning Yorkshire Dales. And it has thrown up an unexpected challenge.

We live in an old mill town at the edge of the Peak District. I’ve always thought where we lived was reasonably peaceful. Sure, we get cars up and do...

October 30, 2018

Last weekend I went to see Saxon play at Manchester Academy. They’re a heavy metal band, so as you can imagine the gig was pretty loud!

You might wonder why on earth someone with hearing loss and tinnitus would willingly subject themselves to a sustained period of loud...

September 10, 2018

So, it’s been kind of quiet on my blog lately. That’s because I’ve been looking after some health stuff that’s been going on.

As well as hearing loss I also have several chronic health conditions – endometriosis and chronic pain being just two of them. Sometimes they al...

May 1, 2018

You might have noticed that I’ve been a bit quiet on the blogging front.

That’s because something happened that I’ve been a bit reluctant to talk about.

Before you start worrying, it’s not a bad thing…far from it. But I wanted to be sure that I definitely had some good n...

March 23, 2018

I've been practising mindfulness now for 4 years. But there's nothing like a crisis for you to find out how well your practise stands up! So, when I recently lost all my hearing my mindfulness was truly put to the test...

  1. When I teach mindfulness one of the first ex...

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