10th January 2017

2017 is a year that holds great promise for me. It’s been a golden goal for so many years. Impossibly far away and unlikely.

It marks the ending of one period of my life and the start of the next – my third age.

When I was 28 I had Leukaemia. When I turned 56 last year I ‘d been past that diagnosis day for as long as I’d lived before the diagnosis. It made me hold my breath to see what would happen next as I’d been focused on getting to the 9th of June, 2016 for the last 28 years.

And here I was, exhaling at last. The new year had begun with all it’s possibilities.

Tentatively at first, then with increasing confidence I’ve begun to look forward.


Our Wellness Studio is doing great work. I have the benefit of Sally my partners Reorganisational Healing work and a new source of inspiration through the work of Joe Dispenza, particularly his book “Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself.”

Reading this book I was reminded of the process my life followed after being diagnosed. It wasn’t a straight forward course by any means but there were some strongly held principles.

I knew that I was responsible for becoming ill.

I knew that I was responsible for getting well.

I knew that I couldn’t do it on my own and that I’d need help to survive.

I knew that surviving wasn’t enough, I wanted to live my life.

All of these things required one thing – change. I needed to change from the person I was before diagnosis. I decided not to die and stuck to this belief.

When people who come to see me already have their version of these ideas, when they’re ready for change then Postural Patterning becomes an essential tool for understanding their body. We look at what is really happening with their body and we seek the right changes to achieve a better result. It’s education, not treatment.

There’s an old saying “When the student is ready the teacher appears.”

I’m always looking for a teacher.


Not a guru, or an expert or a god. Just someone who knows more about the things I need to know than I do. They don’t have to perfect or have all the answers but they do need to be able to guide me forward. To take me from my present perception and provide new ideas.

What I do with those ideas is my responsibility, but I need the ideas before I can move on.

I never want to stop learning. I never want to know it all.

I always want to remain the pupil, and in my own way, the teacher.

This is the promise that my third age has to offer.

2017 is a wonderful year to be alive in.