The language of pain - what chronic pain and discomfort is signalling to your body

The Language of Pain – What Chronic Pain is Telling Your Body

Did you know your body communicates with you around the clock?


Many of us are often too busy and stressed with everyday responsibilities, like work and childcare, or distracted with television and technology, to recognize and receive the messages our bodies are sending us.


But, you can gain valuable insight into your current state of health when you tune into what your body has to say.

The Language of Pain…are you listening to your body’s signals?

One of the most common languages our body uses to communicate with us — is PAIN.


The International Association for the Study of Pain defines it as, “an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage, or described in terms of such damage”.

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Simple Meditation for Beginners - Real People!

Meditation Made Easy: A Beginner’s Guide to Meditation for Real People

When I am feeling super anxious and stressed, I have this cool little tool that helps me chill out and come back down to earth within minutes. You too may have heard of MEDITATION and all the benefits that come along with it.


Meditation can be an amazing tool to help us slow down and be in the moment. However, it often gets a bad rap. There are a lot of ideas about what meditation is (and what it isn’t) that just simply aren’t true.

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Stress and the impact on health - it's a full body response!

Full Body Stress Response – The Far-reaching Impacts on Your Health

This is Part 2 of a two-part series on stress and how it impacts your body AND your mind…


Considering that being chronically stressed, as so many of us are these days – you might think that stress only affects your nervous system. After all, that’s where you perceive it to be in abundance – because it’s quite literally unnerving!


But, stress also compromises your digestive system, immune system, reproductive system, other major organs, and even your posture and alignment — it truly is a full body response!

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The impact of stress on the body

Full Body Stress Response – The Real Reasons Why You Feel So Terrible!

This is Part 1 of a two-part series on stress and it’s impact on your body AND mind…


According to the Australian Psychological Association (APA),

“Seventy-two percent of Australians admit that stress affects their physical health, and 64% of us claim it’s not doing us any good in the mental health department, either.

The three main causes for stress in Australia are: financial concerns, health issues and family issues.”

Considering that being chronically stressed has become so mainstream these days, and it is such a regular (daily) occurrence, you might think that stress only affects your nervous system?


After all, that’s where you perceive it to be in abundance – because it is quite literally unnerving!


In actuality, stress, whether the source of it is physical, mental, real or imagined – also compromises your digestive system, immune system, reproductive system, most major organs, and even your posture and alignment. It really is a full body response!

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Emma Simpson - Self-care makes me a better mother and health practitioner

How looking after myself makes me a better Mother & Health Practitioner

This has been a hot topic to say the least these days…self-care, self-love, me time, putting yourself first before others. No matter which way you want to spin it, it’s become a “thing”. But, here’s the definition of Self Care that I identify with the most:


“Self-care is any activity that we do deliberately in order to take care of our mental, emotional, and physical health. Although it’s a simple concept, in theory, it’s something we very often overlook.

Good self-care is key to improved mood and reduced anxiety. It’s also key to a good relationship with oneself and others.”

~ World of Psychology

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What Does Posture Have To Do With Mental Health?

What Does Posture Have to Do With My Mental Health?

“The human body is the best picture of the human soul.” – Ludwig Wittgenstein


Here’s what Social Psychologist, Amy Cuddy had to say about this in her 2012 TedTalk “Your Body Language May Shape Who You Are”

“Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Power posing — that is, standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don’t feel confident — can boost feelings of confidence, and might have an impact on our chances for success.”

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How does fascia function in the body?

What the Fascia?!

In terms of physical anatomy, we’re all likely very familiar with the skeletal system, circulatory system, immune system, digestive system as well as muscles, tendons and ligaments.

But, what if I told you that an entire body system (that affects virtually every other system) – has been left off that list?!

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