FLASH SALE – 1 week only!

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I know, it’s bonkers, too good to be true!  But it is true.  For one week only (up to 16th Sept) you can book an amazing Week of Wellness at a knockdown price (subject to availability!). So talk to your friends, sibling, parent, daughter, whoever, and snap up this amazing bargain and treat yourself.  Contact us for the booking form.  But be quick, when they’re gone, they’re gone!

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best six doctors and more…

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(source original pic: David Wolfe/Facebook)

David Wolfe neatly summed the best six doctors for a happy and healthy human being.   We’ve got them all nailed (and some) at our forthcoming WoW Mallorca retreat, where we still have a few spaces.  A good friend thought  David had missed one out though – “Connecting with great people. Connectivity is so important for mental and physical wellbeing.”   We’d agree with that and clients each year testify that connecting with great people is a given at the wonderful surroundings at Son Ametler.

Are there other doctors you think contribute to your sense of wellbeing?  We’d love to hear your thoughts.

Get up and Go, to Tai Chi locally or Mallorca!

Way back in January I talked about Fred and Freda, two of my lovely tai-chiers, and their “get up and go” can-do attitudes.  At the time I commented thus:

I’ve been pondering on what Freda and Fred have in common. The thing that springs to mind, loud and clear, is a positive “can-do” mindset, despite pain and disability and recovering from illness.  A salient reminder in itself of the importance of engaging the body AND mind in every aspect of our tai chi practise, and that bringing together of mind and body is one of tai chi’s great strengths.”

Here is Colin’s, aka “Fred’s”, story. “I’d encourage anyone out there to go out and find a hobby or a sport which gets them on the move”.  There’s lots of resources to help you on the British Heart Foundation website.  And tai chi is a great way to give your body and mind a gentle but thorough workout.  Check out my Devon classes.

If you fancy a delicious Chillout Short Break or a Week of Wellness, come and join us for a treat of a week of tai chi, reflexology and walks in rural Mallorca in les than a month’s time (4-11th October). Perfect for beginners to tai chi and returners.  Find out more here. Just a couple of rooms remain…

NB. LAST MINUTE Chillout short break available, Sat-Weds 4-8th October.

I haven’t got time to stop!!

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goldsworthygrass2Make time in the foothills of Mallorca’s Traumontana mountain with a winning combination of a tai chi, reflexology and walks – a full week or a short break chillout, 5-12th October  2013.

Several years ago I went on one of those “Superworking” courses for managers – how to be more efficient, more effective, get more done in less time, and so forth. There were many interesting, and some wacky, concepts, exercises and ideas put before us. One story really stuck with me, I’m paraphasing but hopefully you get the gist. It goes something like this:

“A woodman has 20 trees he needs to cut down in the shortest time possible. He has one axe. After he’s cut down 10 trees his axe is blunt. He needs to keep cutting down trees but the tools he has no longer do the job. The woodman believes he hasn’t got time to stop and take a few minutes out to resharpen his axe.  He keeps chopping at the trees with the blunt axe, making very slow progress, getting blisters and aching muscles, but in his mind he is still heading towards his goal.  In a neighbouring wood a friend has the same task.  When his axe blade is blunt, he stops and takes but a few minutes to sharpen his blade, and so completes his task in a much shorter time, less tired, fewer blisters”.

Which approach do you take to life?  In our busy “goal orientated” world we often don’t make the time or take the time to resharpen our axe, to recharge our batteries, to eat, drink and play mindfully.  And actually when we do, we usually find we have far more energy and creativity to face our next woodcutter challenge.

So if you didn’t manage to get away over the summer, or even if you did and need a sunny boost before the winter kicks in, make time and space for yourself with us in Mallorca, you won’t regret it.  Find out more including prices, last few rooms available.  All inclusive, you only have to book your place and book your flight. Axe sharpened, sorted.