Category Archives: Health & Wellbeing

By Marj Snape of Fordington Yoga

There has been much recent interest in mindfulness as a technique to improve mental wellbeing and cope with the stressful demands of our busy world. This is a good thing as it gives people more resilience and grounding, but mindfulness is only one aspect of the ancient art of meditation.


Read more

Menopause is the time of life when a woman’s menstrual cycle ceases. It is completely natural and not an illness, in fact it’s a sign that everything’s normal.

It usually starts around age 51. Some women experience few symptoms, whereas others experience a wide range of symptoms affecting every part of their bodies and lasting about...

Read more

We love our gardens – we love visiting them and we enjoy seeing them on TV, from English country traditions to modern minimalist styles, cottage gardens to seaside gravel, calm Japanese style oases to lush tropical planting.

Sometimes, however, we just don’t know how to achieve the garden we’d like in our own space.

I work with...

Read more

By Jayne Reed

I have suffered from acid reflux since my teens but over the past couple of years it had become more severe. I had also had several attacks of IBS, which at one point became almost unbearable.

My husband suggested I give clinical reflexology as try as neither of us really like my having to...

Read more

Roughly 700 people a day are diagnosed with diabetes and an estimated 1.1 million people have undiagnosed diabetes. When that diagnosis is made it can be a worrying time.

The NHS gives excellent support to diabetics but nevertheless questions arise. Diet can be a constant worry and it would be wonderful to have someone to seek...

Read more

Dorchester’s longest-running gym has moved to a new home in the old Salvation Army hall in Durngate Street.

gym1Dorchester Health and Fitness club left its former home in Somerleigh Road and its 400 members are settling into the tastefully restored hall.

Debbie Easter (pictured left) and daughter Rachel  work...

Read more