GREEN SOUP FOR SPRING – SOUPER EASY
Green Soup for Spring - Souper Easy [courtesy of Yotam Ottolenghi]

GREEN SOUP FOR SPRING Few things say Springtime quite so clearly as basil and green peas. Following on a little from my Winter recipe posts, here is a soup that is perfect for the green season. In fact, I would say that this courgette, pea and basil soup is THE BEST SPRING SOUP EVER! You […]

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SOUP GLORIOUS SOUP: TRUE WINTER FOOD
soup glorious soup - true winter food

AND NOW FOR THE SOUP! SOUP GLORIOUS SOUP is Part 3 of my cold weather food series. If you have not done so already, take a look at the previous two: TRANSITION FOODS #1: AUTUMN INTO WINTER CASSEROLES FOR THE WINTER TAKEOVER: TRANSITION FOODS #2 Soup, because it is essentially liquid, is an even better […]

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CASSEROLES FOR THE WINTER TAKEOVER: TRANSITION FOODS #2
Casseroles for the Winter Takeover

Casseroles and soups (to be looked at in my next post) have a common, distinctive feature: they can be cooked very slowly. And … THE SLOWER THE BETTERBecause this is your basic principle for cold weather cooking Baking is terrific. Anyone who has tried this to-die-for whole baked cauliflower (yes, I said cauliflower) can tell […]

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TRANSITION FOODS #I: AUTUMN INTO WINTER
Transition food for Autumn to Winter: Daikon Steak with grilled haloumi

The transition from Autumn to Winter is a tricky one. Few of us want the cold weather to really arrive so we’re a little inclined to pretend that it isn’t happening. Considering the risks of serious contagious illness (without mentioning the C-word) my feeling is that this kind of wishful thinking could be a big […]

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HEALING HANDS: HEART PROTECTOR 8
HEALING HANDS: discover and develop Heart Protector 8

The Healing Point in the palm of your hand HEALING can mean many things to different people. At its most unadorned and fundamental, it can be simply the ability to touch someone and help them to feel better. This is the power of Heart Protector (HP) 8.The power of Healing Hands Most importantly, this power […]

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COVID-19 SAFETY PLAN
Safety First with Covid-19 Plan

Letting you truly relax and re-charge in safety DE-STRESS with SHIATSU in SECURITY As an officially registered COVID-SAFE business I am required to have an approved Covid-19 Safety plan. Fortunately, the Loft & Earth Centre – within which I work – is also an officially registered COVID-SAFE business. This plan, first published Sept 2020, was […]

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OPENING UP MY CLINIC … POST-HIBERNATION
Opening up my appointment book. Shiatsu clinic open for business Monday June 15.

OPENING UP: MY CLINIC IS THERE FOR YOU Opening my Zen Shiatsu clinic for business from Monday June 15. This means that you can now book yourself in for a Shiatsu with me. You can even book a friend in for a Shiatsu with me.My appointment schedule has stayed the same, despite the whole world […]

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MAKKO-HO: RELEASE, TONIFY & BALANCE YOUR MERIDIAN ENERGIES
Makko-Ho: Zen meridian exercises to release, tonify & balance your energy flow

MAKKO-HO in Video Series 2 Makko-Ho, the full sequence covering the 12 “ordinary” meridians, is the subject of my second Video Series starting Tuesday May 19. Catch the full series: On INSTAGRAM, every Tuesday @ 11 amthrough MAY and into JUNE 2020barbara_richardson_zenshiatsu Each video looks at one or two exercises in the cycle. At the […]

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ELIMINATION & MOVEMENT – The Lower Heater &Video 6
Elimination & Movement: the Lower Heater

ELIMINATION, MOVEMENT & IMMUNITY – The Lower Heater Elimination (or “drainage”) of undesirable &/or toxic elements is the significant function of the Lower Heater. This is particularly true with respect to The Triple Heater’s role in managing our immune system. Movement provides essential support without which elimination – and thence immunity – is seriously impaired. […]

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TORSO TIME – Connecting UPPER & MIDDLE HEATERS in DO-IN Video 5
Torso Time: Connecting & stimulating Upper & Middle Heaters for even better Autumn Immunity

TORSO TIME – Connecting UPPER & MIDDLE HEATERS The upper and middle torso, not surprisingly, are where the Upper & Middle Heaters (or Warmers) overlap and connect. It is also an area of the body where we find a concentration of both meridian specific diagnostic / reflective zones as well as organ specific acu-points. UPPER […]

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