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Basic good Nutrition

Apr 22, 2015   //   by Anne Russell   //   Blog, Nutrition  //  No Comments

This is the most important building block of well being mentally, physically and emotionally.
So many disregard this vital energy giving need. Like not putting the correct fuel in the car!

6 – 8 glasses water depending on your weight and lifestyle
drink less alcohol/caffeine if any
drink lemon or ginger teas early in the day
use the spices cinnamon and tumeric
don’t allow your diet to become acidic to your system
leave out sugar, especially found in processed foods
eat protein with breakfast
find a qualified Nutritional Therapist to support you in weight gain or loss programme
keep off diets that constrict you
learn about foods that help you to sleep
do not store foods in plastic boxes and bags
and learn from an educated source what nutrients are about!

Our schools are struggling with stressed out teachers….

Feb 22, 2015   //   by Anne Russell   //   Blog, Life Coaching, Nu U Program  //  No Comments

I have worked now with Primary, Junior and Senior school staff regarding high levels of sickness due to high levels of Stress. That dreaded word in Education. Ofsted and Stress. Those two dreaded, linked words.

Recently worked with a Primary school, teachers and assistants, to bring a calmer sense of management of the large work load, the pressures they face and handle, without any recourse to HOW. This is what is missing in our Education system, I think. What are called new initiatives are constantly being brought along for the Staff to absorb and deliver. Extra pressures.

What is NOT brought in alongside all of this is the way of how to deal with it, how to deal with the new thinking, the new demands, the effect it has on staff not managing the increase in work load, simply because there is so much of it, the demoralisation of Self in the criticism they suffer under unrealistic expectations of them. Gradually it takes it toll, constantly they are adjusting and becoming used to the pressure. They don’t notice that till a crisis appears perhaps, or there is lots of sickness amongst the Staff.

This is where an insightful Head Teacher or Deputy can put into place the type of Workshop that Coaching NorthWest delivers, Stress Management, and the recent one was no exception. The Staff are genuinely doing their very best, a great group of people.

The feedback said they were pleased with the information, the usefulness of it, the motivational influence and content. Cheers to this school for giving me the opportunity to give them skills, techniques, and thought processes to support them through a challenging time.

I am certainly passionate about my work and what I can do to improve people’s lives. I am sure this hard working, deep thinking group of people felt that, and will put this info, delivered over a few sessions to good use, and not only feel more in control of their way forward at work,  but be happier, calmer people to boot. They deserve that.

Brilliant day with Suites Hotel Knowsley promoting their Leisure Centre

Feb 22, 2015   //   by Anne Russell   //   Blog, News, Nutrition  //  No Comments

I was invited to the hotel to give Nutritional Talks and Advice to the participants coming along to the Health and Fitness Day.

It was very well attended, and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the experience of trying various equipment, speaking with the Staff and working hard – with fun!

Delighted at the attentive audience when I spoke about the various components of a good nutritional daily diet and why it is important to really care about what you are choosing to eat. And how eating correctly compliments and makes the best of working out at the gym, swimming and taking exercise classes.

Also I compared various plates of food to give them a visual sample of good/bad food choices, and excellent plates were prepared by the kitchen chef to illustrate the points.

Lots of good and thoughtful questions came along, and we spent twice as long on the subject than timetabled for, which is a great indication of real interest. Very pleasing all round. Hope more of same can be achieved.

quote of the week, of the season, of your Life!

Feb 7, 2015   //   by Anne Russell   //   Life Coaching, Tip of the Week  //  No Comments


Searching for peace?

Nov 14, 2014   //   by Anne Russell   //   Blog, Life Coaching, Tip of the Week  //  No Comments

A person looking for Peace in their life would be wise to restore Peace for themselves.

Someone who is looking to be Angry will definitely engage you that way. They will stay angry in effort to keep you engaged in their conflict.

It’s your choice!

Having a PURPOSE and positive Relationships

Sep 15, 2014   //   by Anne Russell   //   Life Coaching, Tip of the Week  //  No Comments

in your life, is apparently massively supportive of a longer life than those who do not.

Many people wander through Life without one or the other – and generally a low sense of Life Purpose will result in negativity also in relationships.

A study undertaken by the NHS and the Psychological Sciences according to the International Therapists Magazine suggests that in a study taken over 14 years, that those who scored low points indicating not much sense of purpose, tended to die sooner than those of the opposite belief.

Where would you stand in this? Are you looking for help to find your Life Purpose or sort out the Life you are living?Let me know!



Sep 14, 2014   //   by Anne Russell   //   Blog, Life Coaching, Nu U Program  //  No Comments

A lady  has been talking about gaining Freedom. And how losing this and that is the way. For me, Freedom is found Within, not something you do to achieve it. I think it has been said before, but something I believe, that your MIND is the key to Freedom.

That even if a prisoner on whatever level, no one, no thing, can take away your thoughts. And these are your possessions, your creations of your Freedom.

What are your thoughts on that?

Reiki on horses receives International Magazine attention

Aug 25, 2014   //   by Anne Russell   //   News  //  No Comments

It’s been a long time love of mine – horses. They are receptive and intelligent and all have different personalities.

I work on a daily basis with People. Stress, Difficult situations, Negative attitudes, Unresolved problems, Puzzling and Demanding positions in relationships, work issues, Unhappy at work or home, Unresolved pain, Unrelaxed mind-set, Weight issues, Tensions that are constant…… I am a Life Coach, a Nutritional Therapist, A Complementary Therapist which incorporates Reiki, Reflexology, Indian Head Massage etc etc…. so where do horses come in?

For many many years, I have wherever the need, invitation or opportunity arisen, offered Reiki to horses at stables, in the wild or running free in fields.

These sensitive creatures will relax deeply, and react quickly and noticeably to the Energy of Reiki. They will transmit their pain, their suffering, their difficulties to you, and accept the healing energies that Reiki offers. When they have received enough at that point, they will simply walk away. Humnas tend, initially to offer resistance!

For example – Many years ago while walking on Dartmoor, I came across several ponies tethered to the ground on very long ropes. They looked well cared for, but some didn’t look too happy. I approached one such pony with great sadness around the eyes. After a moments general patting and stroking, as anyone would, I offered this horse some Reiki. It stood completely still and I knew the acceptance was there.

A couple of hours later! I was still there, with the ponies actually keeping me there, by walking after me as I tried to leave the field, nudging me in the back to ask for attention of the Reiki, and nudging me if I stopped, till they were totally relaxed, which is when the Energies healing abilities work.

This year I have worked with Knowsley Village Stables at Knowsley on some of their horses with behavioural problems due to injuries that any horse can sustain. Horses cannot relay their issues in any other way but to be uncomfortable with a rider or carer. They transmit their problem by backing off, by being difficult when they would normally be co-orporative.

The owner of this stables is a very hard working lady, and she and her stable girls and boys have real care of the animals. It was as ever an honour and delight to work with a few horses in need of some further than normal vetinary processes (and a couple of the girls too!) They are dedicated people. The horses are well looked after, and offer many people much joy. The Reiki worked well. The other horses in the stables – and the stable workers!  watched me at work. I returned to follow up on my work, much pleased with results. The horses seemed to remember me. I worked on some more. There is no fear in working with these magnificent creatures, even if they are completely unknown to me. They quickly accepted my presence and allowed me to work on them. Comments such as “I have never seen this horse so relaxed” where happening as a result. It is powerful stuff.

The story was picked up by the International Therapist magazine for the Holistic Therapists Federation. A lovely article appeared in their recent edition, with a photograph of myself and Wendy, the owner of the Stables in question.

If you want more information, drop me a line. If you want to find out how to enjoy a happy time with the horses, and enjoy a pony/horse ride, drop me a line and I will put you in touch. If you have horses or ponies who may need this attention, it’s easy to be in touch with me. I can also provide this deeply relaxing and healing treatment for other animals, and often do, for dogs and cats for example. If you are simply curious, drop me a line.

People are not the only ones needing Stress Management, Relaxation that helps the body to generate it’s own inherent healing processes, Positive connection and time for careful health care!



Wellness begins in the mind……

Aug 25, 2014   //   by Anne Russell   //   Nu U Program, Tip of the Week  //  No Comments

Our cars, our homes receive lots of attention to be their best, to be improved to function better, to serve us well for our comfort.

What about our bodies, our minds, our spirit? This message is heard but not always acted upon:

Take care of your body as lovingly, as carefully, as thoughtfully as you would a child.

Now tell me, do you?

Comfort eating can be eradicated with the right foods! You may be short of dopamine and other biochemical imbalances

Jun 4, 2014   //   by Anne Russell   //   Nutrition, Tip of the Week  //  No Comments

Have your diet exmanined and the right foods with a sorting out the source of the issues will result in freedom from comfort eating.