Pam Allen

Reflexology and Indian Head Massage

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Getting & Giving

We have an innate drive to ‘get’ in life and it starts very early. We see what others have and want an experience of that because it seems to generate good feelings. It starts with toys and scooters and progresses to cars and houses.  This becomes a default pattern all our life and the true …

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Pain versus Suffering, Part 2

So, my ribs are broken in five places, one spinous process is chipped and my collarbone is broken in 7 places.  Good job! In my prior post I was discussing the difference between pain and suffering.  There have been some moments of pain. More my ribs than my collarbone. Sneezing and coughing are pretty intense …

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Pain and Suffering or Gratitude? Pt 1

Our relationship to physical pain like all things in life is varied. Studies indicate that our level of pain does not necessarily correlate with the physiological happenings in our body. Or to put it another way, two people of similar age, sex, health and weight can experience the same accident and report their pain levels to …

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Choosing Your Words

Have you heard about Jane? She is so lazy / pathetic / uptight / screwed up / selfish / neurotic / mean / bitchy / picky / stupid / arrogant / vain / deceitful / useless / lost / disorganised / shallow / tarty / disrespectful / power hungry / back stabbing / clumsy / …

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Stress and Food

I often see clients who describe their lives as stressful and I note the strong correlations between stress and behaviours with food. We can use food as a tool to distract ourselves from stress and push down uncomfortable feelings. Lets see if you resonate with the following example. You are experiencing stress in the workplace.  …

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Inner Sunshine

“Good morning!” said Jim, the store manager to the customer.  The customer scowled and offered a rebuke.  Now it wasn’t any ordinary sort of “good morning,” it was one of those irrepressibly joyful, vibrant, authentic greetings that showed the person offering it was experiencing life in that moment as a wonderful gift. What was going …

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Spiritual Retreats

So why would you go on a spiritual retreat?  Have you ever considered it?  What are they about?  Perhaps you would need to look at any of you ideas or expectations and be open to explore what was actually on offer.  There could be so many reasons to go and explore a spiritual / meditation …

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Inspiring

Who inspires you with their service to the community? A family member, a friend?  A more recent, public philanthropist? Fred Hollows, Mother Theresa? What is it exactly that inspires you?  The type of work that they are doing? The perceived ‘difficulty‘ of their work environment?  Their dedication to the job? Their tireless enthusiasm and hours …

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Adaptability

I recently watched a TV program about the ancestry of humanity. Ancient man to modern man. Neanderthal’s supposedly became extinct because they did not adjust to a global shift in temperatures and hence the requirements of different ways of gathering food, making shelter and clothing and moving about the landscape. They were stuck in old …

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Depth

How’s the depth of your personal relationship going?  What does that even mean to you? Depth. Some of the following words spring forth;  open-ness, honesty, availability, self reflection, giving-ness, sharing challenging communications for growth. What’s so good about depth you ask?  In my world the word depth means a feeling of incredible connectedness. A union …

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