I recently spent a week in The Maldives, and the timing for relaxation was all WRONG: Work commitments, and my dog all alone at home with a bandaged paw, cone, and cancer(!

)It felt like yet another thing to be crammed into the already mad year-end-madness.


Never underestimate the power of your environment in calming you rìght down, albeit a little unwillingly.

We respond powerfully to what we sense. The hypothalamus “senses” when there is danger about, and triggers the stress response; it also “senses” when danger has passed, to trigger the relaxation response.

Manage your environment, it is so well worth it..

Ida x

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