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The website of Author/Writer and Psychic Medium Astrid Brown. Making the most of 'YOU' i.e. how to achieve well-being and beauty from within ourselves. A truly holistic blog providing information on all aspects of psychic mediumship, spiritualism, philosophy, holistic therapies, nutrition, health, stress, mental health and beauty with a little bit of Wicca for good measure. Feeling and looking good is as much a part of how we feel inside as the outside.

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I am a great believer in Karma, but just what is it? Karma comes from the Sanskrit and ancient Indian Language with the underlying principal that every deed in our lives will affect our future life. For example, if we treat others badly during our lifetime we will have negative experiences later on in that lifetime or in future lifetimes. Likewise, if we treat others well we will be rewarded by positive experiences.

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Monday, 27 February 2012



An Angel feather fell on me one day when I felt down
I was too busy to notice at first walking staring at the ground
Then I felt it's soft embrace wrap around me warm
And with it came the message I'll protect you from all harm
The feeling felt of love so pure and true
Unconditionally perfect gentle but strong too
And then I heard a voice inside my heart, it's voice gently spoke
It told me all I needed was trust, and suddenly my soul it woke
I looked upwards towards the sky
No longer did I feel the need to ask of me why?
That gentle Angel feather had awoken and touched my soul
No longer did my heart feel broken, but stronger repaired and whole

MPB © 

I don't normally post my poetry on this blog but on my writing one www.astridestella.org however there is a message in this. Life is not easy it's not designed to be, we are all incarnated on Earth to learn. Not academic subjects but to learn something more valuable and much more important than anything material; patience, understanding, empathy, compassion, forgiveness and unconditional love, but before we even begin to understand these lessons, we need to learn trust and I would say this is the most difficult and the most important of all. We can't move on in life without trust, if we trust no one we will end up very lonely. Everyone makes mistakes, YOU included, what's important is that you learn from them, so everyone needs a second chance to right their wrongs. For those who have made mistakes if you apologise from your heart and soul, you deserve forgiveness and for those who have been aggrieved remember don't tar everyone with the same brush, remember how your not infallible either. But above all trust in the Universe it wants us to learn but it also wants the best for us.

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Sunday, 26 February 2012


Being a professional counsellor I would say most of the problems I hear about are about relationships, no just just romantic relationships, but between family and friends. The root of these problems are simply caused by a lack of communication. Either because one or both parties are not expressing how they feel correctly or one or both parties are not listening correctly or misconstruing what has been said. If these problems are not resolved and dealt with quickly what what originally a mole hill will become a mountain. So I have devised a set of rules.

One No disagreement can ever be solved without dialogue, this applies not just to disagreements between friends etc. but also between warring nations. How can we ever expect to find common ground without knowing how the other party feels if we don't communicate. Everyone has feelings and opinions and we are all entitled to this. This does not mean we are right and the other party is wrong. .

Two Nothing will be solved without empathy and understanding for by understanding how the other party feels, we can see how we may appear to others, perhaps we have not realised how we have come across, especially if we did not mean this. So it is important to listen carefully equally it is important to state clearly and honestly how we feel but it is also important not to attach blame to the other party for equally they too may not understand how we feel therefore empathy and understanding need to take place between both sides.

Three Compromise I know for some its a dirty word, but when we love one another unconditionally we do so without judgement and we want those we love to be happy. This does not mean we should be a door mat and let the other party have their own way far from it if both parties are willing to discuss and following the first two rules about dialogue and empathy and understanding, you can reach a compromise naturally.

Four Never let the sun go down on an argument, old saying but a very true one, the longer you leave off dialogue the more resentment and grudges build up and fester. Even if it is late in the day when a row builds up both parties should agree to differ and keep a firm appointment to come back and negotiate their differences. Running away, sticking your head in a bucket of sand and trying to forget are never the answer, this eats away at your own soul. It's important to get closure so both parties can move on instead of dwelling on the past. Which leads me to this, stick to the one disagreement in hand, don't ever rake up the past, that should have been dealt with. You can never get the past back its gone forever, we can only learn from it and move on.

In any argument it's important to deal with the present and someone has to hold out the olive branch and if both parties have applied empathy and understanding, they will both feel the need for holding out the Olive branch. I have my own little saying when it comes to arguments and sides. 'There are three sides to an argument, what one party perceives to be true, what the other party perceives to be true and the truth and what really happened'.

We are on Earth to learn valuable life lessons, Empathy, Understanding, Compassion, Compromise, Forgiveness and loving each and every other Unconditionally without judgement. Until we realise and understand this the same scenarios in our life will replay over and over again. Spend a moment to ponder this and you will see your life change for the better.

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Wednesday, 22 February 2012




First of all let me reassure you it's not a weird nor creepy experience, whether its in person, on the phone or via chat/messenger readings. Basically when I link with spirit, it's just like having a three way chat, only difference is that you, the client, can't see or hear who I am speaking to, this does not mean I will make up a reading, far from it I will first of all obtain 'survival evidence' i.e. proof this person did exist on earth and I look for names, dates, the cause of death and their character and relation to you. I will also look for pieces of unique information only known to you as evidence their spirit was around you, i.e giving me details of what you have been doing recently etc.

Normally I begin looking for a way to connect with the client, I can use a mantic tool, such as cards, crystals or a palm, for without that connection I cannot proceed. Every reading should be viewed as an experiment, sometimes it doesn't work, sometimes this is the client who is inadvertently blocking the psychic, all that might be needed is to unfold the arms or uncross the legs sometimes the client is unconsciously closing down their mind. Psychics do need your permission to read for you.

Nor are we mind readers. I often get calls asking me, "Can you tell me what my boyfriend/girlfriend or whoever is thinking about me?" The short answer is NO I can't, nor can any psychic medium tell you this. Everybody's thoughts are private, so there is no point in asking and any psychic medium who tells you they can read minds I'm afraid is making this up. However what we can do is this: we can connect to the boy friend's etc spirit guide and they can tell us how they are feeling and of course the spirit guide will only tell us what they have permission to tell us. Mind reading is a misconception and myth I'm afraid.

Another fallacy is NO ONE can predict the future accurately, in spite of what you have been led to believe. Psychic medium's are not fortune tellers anybody who thinks or says this is misinformed. It may surprise you to know this but you already know your future, no one else does, for YOU alone planned it, you planned what experiences and challenges YOU wished to go through before you incarnated on earth. However what psychic medium's can do is this: we can tap into your auric field for the vibrations of your past, present and future are there but its down to how good a connection we have. The other fly in the ointment to this process is what's known as 'FREE WILL' Free will is whether we wish to go through with what we alone have planned and of course since everyone has Free will can you now see how practically impossible it is to predict the future accurately? However what I can do is link with Spirit, whether it is loved ones that have passed over or a Spirit Guide and they can more accurately  give me some more information as to likely outcomes. They WILL NOT tell me what is coming if there is a spiritual challenge coming up as this is a teaching experience and something that should not be avoided, and if I was party to this information you might try and avoid it.

So to those clients, who come to me and ask in the first few seconds, What is Tom, Dick or Harry thinking? if you want a straight answer I'm afraid I don't know, there's a bit more work involved and it requires the psychic a little more time to form a link. Sadly these client's come away disappointed and annoyed that they didn't get an immediate answer in the first few seconds and go away labelling us as useless and no good, and all because they are ignorant of what skills we have and how we work.

The Universe works on a whole set of Universal laws that influence outcomes too and more on Universal laws can be found on this site in the archive listed in the side bar.

Neither I nor any other psychic medium want a client to go away feeling disappointed but you need to allow us to form a link with you either within your aura or with your spirit guides to gleam information. The vast majority of us work to extremely high ethical standards and we can only tell you, the client what information we receive, nor can we influence Tom, Dick or Harry to be attracted to you or make them like you, we cannot make things up to let you hear what you want to hear. Sometimes you will get information you won't like, this is not the psychic medium's fault, we are only the messenger. However what we can do is this: we can let you know you are loved and supported and guided by spirit, that you are never alone in your darkest hour and are given strength to cope with whatever the Universe throws at us all. Not only that WE CAN PROVE THIS, by giving you survival evidence and by giving us a little time to connect we can hopefully uplift you and that you go away feeling better to having talked with us.

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Tuesday, 21 February 2012


Story below from the Daily Mail, it's clearly there are a lot of charlatans in this field and why I support professional registers, its this sort of treatment that gives Complementary therapy a bad name. The clue is in the name 'Complementary' complementary to orthodox medicine and should not be instead of. The golden rule is, "If you feel unwell your first stop should be your general practioner" he will have all your health records, nor should you stop taking any prescribed medication, if someone other than your GP suggests it. As for nutritional suppliments if you are eating a balanced diet you should not require them as the body assimilates nutrients much better in natural food stuffs than in suppliments as often the case where for zinc to work it needs vitamin C etc. Besides if you depend on suppliments you miss out on all the other health benefits like the fiber and trace elements also essential for health. If you are concerned about your diet your GP can give you details of a qualified dietitian nor should you rely or substitute suppliments for a balanced diet, a balanced diet comes first. Besides self prescribing suppliments can be dangerous as some like Vitamin A are stored in the liver and are toxic if overdosed, others all you'll achieve is expensive urine as Vitamin B and C have to be eaten daily and cannot be stored so the excess is passed as urine and Vitamin C is very acidic and you are more likely to end up having very stinging urine if you take copious amounts of it with high dose suppliments.

As for the charlatans, having been in the complementary field myself I have come across them, one highly well known one asked me to come and work in his practice. I turned him down. He was certainly fleecing the public given that all the treatment rooms had chandeliers hanging from every treatment room and he kept a large stock of dubious suppliments that kept his till ringing after a two minute consultation.

Referring to the article below a so called nutritionist cannot diagnose anaemia without taking a sample of blood and sending it away for laboratory analysis. When I ran my clinic I liaised with patient's doctor as that is how is should be. It's time these regulations were tightened up. This does not mean there is no place for complementary therapists, far from it as they do a valuable job assisting and being complementary to doctors. It's taken a long time and a lot of hard work to gain respect from doctors I don't like seeing this destroyed by egocentric charlatans. 

They ignore alarming symptoms, rely on risibly absurd tests - and charge you a small fortune: The nutrition therapists who put your health at risk

The therapist peered at my tongue.

‘Should I be worried about bowel cancer?’ I asked her.

I’d told her about my changed bowel habits over the past six months, weight loss, fatigue and dark stools.

Last month an alarming report by the consumer organisation Which? highlighted the risks posed by rogue nutritionists

All are classic symptoms of bowel cancer that, to a GP, would flag up the need for further investigation. I’d even mentioned that my father had died of the disease.

But the therapist seemed unconcerned: ‘Oh, you don’t need to worry about having cancer,’ she said.

‘I can tell you’re quite well. You’d be much better off thinking about changes you can make to your diet to help you prevent cancer.’ She recommended I cut out sugar (‘because cancers feed on sugar’) to reduce my risk.

We were in the dining room of her home in a leafy Home Counties village.

A sign outside said she was ‘a specialist in food intolerance’. Certificates boasting her many qualifications, including a ‘diploma in holistic nutritional practice’ and her affiliation with ‘the Federation of Nutritional Therapy Practitioners’, covered her sideboard.

I’d found her after an internet search of local nutritional therapists. But she seemed little interested in hearing about my digestive complaints: instead, she gave me an ‘electrical food intolerance test’.

This involved my holding a metal rod attached to a machine as the therapist dropped tiny glass vials containing potential allergens (such as foods and chemicals) into a slot in the device.

She then touched the end of my finger with a metal pen to create a circuit.

The variations in the ‘bleep’ the machine made would apparently help her pinpoint my intolerances and nutritional deficiencies.

I suffer from hayfever and cannot tolerate milk. The machine, however, failed to spot any reaction to pollen or lactose.

Instead, I was told to stop eating prawns and tomatoes — both of which I eat happily.

I was also low in iron and omega-6 fatty acids, the therapist insisted. And a clear pink patch on one side of my tongue indicated my spleen was under undue pressure.

The therapist went to a bookcase packed with supplements and made her selection (she urged me not to bother with cheap supplements from supermarkets).

She recommended probiotics and aloe vera juice to improve my gut health, B vitamins and iron — at a total cost of £60 for one month’s supply (on top of her £60 consultation fee).

Good nutrition is being seen as an increasingly important tool in medicine

‘It might be worth you having a chat with your GP,’ she then added. Not, however, to be screened for possible cancer, but to check my hormones for signs of the peri-menopause (I’m 47).

‘Fluctuating oestrogen levels can affect the bowels,’ she said.

The next day I went to see another therapist whose advert in the local paper said she was trained to offer nutritional advice.

As I lay on the treatment couch in a tiny bedroom of her house, I saw that as with the previous therapist, her wall was covered in framed certificates including a ‘Kinesiology Federation Approved Certificate in Nutrition’.

I repeated my list of bowel cancer symptoms but she, too, seemed unconcerned.

‘Muscle testing’, she announced, would identify the cause of my problems.

Muscle testing seemed a uniquely brilliant diagnostic tool, requiring the therapist simply to push against my forearm to measure ‘resistance’ as she read out a list of possible physical and emotional problems.

She spent another ten minutes with her hands resting on my abdomen to channel ‘powerful universal energy’, then released my body of the many ‘fears’ she said were blocking my energy channels by standing beside me with her hand on my forehead while I silently repeated phrases such as ‘fear of pain’.

A loud yawn (hers, not mine) indicated each time the channel had been successfully cleared.

At the end of the 90-minute session, my body had instructed her it would take two sessions (at £50 a session) a month apart to restore me to health.

But in fact, I wasn’t ill at all: I’d booked these appointments as part of an investigation into the world of nutritional therapists. The picture that emerged was deeply worrying.

There is no doubt that good nutrition is being seen as an increasingly important tool in medicine, with researchers studying the impact of certain foods on a range of conditions including arthritis, Crohn’s disease, dementia, high blood pressure and even multiple sclerosis.

To the lay person, it seems common sense that food would play a key role in health and illness, but it’s not something a GP will typically discuss.

This is one reason why increasing numbers appear to be seeking the help of nutritional therapists.

You have to pay, of course, but many people take comfort from the fact that a nutritional therapist will spend 60 to 90 minutes with you asking about every aspect of your health, and will come up with natural solutions.

But how good are nutritional therapists? And how safe?

In one shocking case, Dawn Page from Wantage, Oxon, was left permanently brain damaged after following a diet recommended by a nutritional therapist.

She’d been advised to drink six pints of water a day as a ‘detox’ to lose weight, and ended up with hyponatraemia (the medical name for a water overdose).

The same therapist gave lectures claiming she’d successfully treated a case of thyroid cancer through diet and a compress of urine and castor oil.

Last month an alarming report by the consumer organisation Which? highlighted the risks posed by rogue nutritionists. It sent undercover researchers with real medical conditions to 15 different nutritional therapists and found the advice given was dangerously poor in many cases.

One Which? researcher who’d been struggling to conceive was diagnosed with ‘bowel toxicity’ and a ‘leathery bowel’ — meaningless terms in medical understanding.

A researcher who had breast cancer was told to delay the surgery and treatment recommended by her oncologist in favour of a sugar-free diet.

All but one of the 15 therapists offered either potentially dangerous or misleading advice.

These are hardly isolated examples, says Catherine Collins, principal dietician at St George’s Hospital, Tooting, South-West London, who was involved in the Which? report.

‘As dieticians, we are seeing increasing numbers of patients having problems as a result of advice given to them by nutritionists and nutritional therapists,’ she said

When I asked Dr Rachel Pryke, who speaks on nutrition and health for the Royal College of GPs, to look at the advice I’d been given by just two nutritional therapists, she was shocked.

Not only were the diagnostic ‘tools’ they used highly dubious, but their diagnoses were entirely invalid, she said.

‘Your actual allergies they missed; nor would we typically attribute bowel symptoms to fluctuating oestrogen levels; and low iron levels should be explored,’ she said.

Indeed, low iron could be a sign of anaemia, which can be linked to bowel cancer, among other things.

The problem is that anyone can set themselves up to offer nutritional advice, and trying to find the legitimate practitioners is a bewildering process.

The wide variety of practitioners offering nutritional advice is astonishing, and it doesn’t help that they use so many different terms to describe what they do.

At the authoritative end of the spectrum there are dieticians. This is a legal term and only someone who’s taken a recognised four-year university degree or a postgraduate diploma in nutrition and dietetics is allowed to use the title.

Then there are the nutritionists with university degrees in nutrition and postgraduate qualifications similar to those gained by NHS dieticians.

They tend to belong to one of the government-approved ‘voluntary registers’, which insist on certain qualifications, character references and insurance, and can therefore offer the public a degree of reassurance.

For instance, a registered nutritionist (with the government-approved Association for Nutritionists) must have an approved university degree or postgraduate course with the emphasis on ‘evidence-based nutrition science’.

Then there are nutritional therapists. These may have a degree or diploma in nutritional therapy.

Qualified nutritional therapists can register with BANT (the government-approved British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy), and although registering is less rigorous than for dieticians or registered nutritionists, it does involve passing an assessment of their qualifications, character and insurance status.

However, all of the therapists highlighted by Which? were BANT members.

‘The evidence-based distinction between nutritionists and nutritional therapists is important,’ says Dr George Grimble, a biochemist from the Centre of Gastroenterology and Nutrition at University College London.

‘Evidence-based means scientifically proven, and scientific studies are what tell you whether something works or not, and whether it could do any harm.’

At the other end of the nutrition advice spectrum are the ‘lifestyle nutritionists’ who put their faith in unproven methods of diagnosis such as iridology (the study of the iris), muscle testing and tongue analysis.

And as the Which? report highlighted, therapists often use these tests to market supplements costing up to £70 a month.

One online correspondence course I found boasted you could call yourself a ‘qualified nutrition consultant’ after 80 hours of study, which could be completed in ‘as little as two weeks’.

This wouldn’t qualify you to join one of the recognised registers, but there would be nothing to stop you setting up your own nutrition consultancy.

‘The big danger is that people see the word “nutritionist” and assume that the practitioner is qualified,’ says Dr Pryke.

Catherine Collins likens it to ‘playing Russian roulette with your health’.

‘You could get someone who knows what they’re doing, or someone who is one textbook ahead of you and has just trained over a weekend,’ she warns.

It really is hit and miss, as I discovered when I took myself to a third nutritional therapist — this time one I’d heard about through a friend.

She boasted a three-year diploma in naturopathic nutrition from the College of Naturopathic Medicine, and BANT registration.

When I revealed my ‘symptoms’ and fears, she asked further questions. (Did I have pain? Had I seen blood in my stools? Had I been trying to lose weight?)

But then she said she didn’t see any red flag signs of cancer — ‘so I don’t think there’s any need for you to be referred to your GP’.

She said my tongue (which with another nutritional therapist had registered ‘spleen dysfunction’) showed my liver to be ‘struggling’.

Her written report suggested my changed bowel movements might be ‘steatorrhea’ caused by an insufficiency of pancreatic enzymes. She recommended a ‘liver detox diet’ (lots of fruit and veg, and no wheat, dairy, sugar, caffeine or processed foods).

While the line of questioning was reassuring, says Dr Pryke, if steatorrhea (fatty stools) was a problem, it should be mentioned to a GP. She also said a diet that removed whole food groups was worrying.

But then I hit lucky with my fourth visit. My fictitious symptoms clearly alarmed the London-based BANT-affiliated practitioner I contacted.

When I called to make an appointment, she refused to see me until I’d seen my GP first.

‘It’s free — and that’s what they’re there for,’ she said.

So what if you do want to talk to an expert about nutrition? Dr Pryke recommends anyone with health concerns talk to their GP or check out the NHS Choices website first.

When we contacted BANT, a spokesperson said: ‘BANT recognises that nutritional therapy is not a protected term, and as such anyone can call themselves a nutritional therapist.

‘Regardless of the Which? article, BANT is still confident to recommend that anyone wishing to investigate the potential of nutritional therapy should consult a BANT practitioner.’

The spokesman added that BANT is regularly called upon to submit evidence to Government committees and work groups: ‘In December 2011, BANT submitted evidence to the House of Commons Health Select Committee inquiry into education, training and workforce planning within the health sector.

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Sunday, 19 February 2012


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Wednesday, 15 February 2012


Changing your mind set, the power of thought

You will have read many times on this site how I write about the power of positive thinking and how its now actually been proven scientifically that optimists are healthier and live longer and how stress and negative thinking damages our health in two ways. Firstly in the holistic approach how negativity affects the balance of the chakras and scientifically negative thinking depletes the immune response by damaging the specialised lymph cells 'T'lymphocytes and makes us more likely to pick up infections and how it also renders the immune system from filtering out mutant cells. This is only a small part of how negative thinking affects us. 

Changing your mind set i.e. is not easy if you have spent your entire life being pessimistic, but it can be changed. We tend to learn a pattern from our parents, so chances are if you were raised pessimistically you will be influenced to think this way. However small steps can gradually be taken and over time you can do a lot to change this.

One way is through Affirmations, the trick here to make a positive statement and if you say it enough repeatedly eventually you will come to believe it. When you think about it, if you drip water regularly repeatedly over time on a rock, eventually you will wear the rock away. You just have to look at the coast line to see that. However an affirmation wont take as long as the sea takes to wear away the coast line. 

Affirmations are simple statements that we make, positive or negative. They may be made on purpose like when we do to change some aspect of our life. They may also be made automatically like when we tell ourselves "Oh, this is scarey", when we see a big spider drop down from a cobweb on the ceiling. What is fascinating about them is that the more we use them, the more our behaviour becomes like them! Affirmations reinforce our behaviour, either negatively or positively. So we can harness the power of positive affirmations to change our negative mind set to become a positive one.

Another way is to use a technique from NLP (Neuro linguistic programming)  Neuro linguistic Programming often known as the science of excellence is a vast subject and I dare say I will talk about how we can use the techniques in many ways in future. One of NLP's techniques is known as 'Anchoring' and we can use this technique to 'anchor' a positive thought within our minds in lots of different ways. It's a bit like creating a bookmark in our memory files.

It's often easier to enlist the help of a friend to help you achieve this, I used to use this technique to help my students remember a lecture, by creating an anchor for the lesson, so it could be flagged up again for revision in studying and used in this way it helped the students remember the lecture. However is can be used very easily to create an 'anchor' for positive thinking.

First of all you need to create an 'anchor' this is something you do to jog your memory to take it immediately to what you want your memory to flag up. The anchor could be pinching your ear lobe, touching your nose, anything you feel comfortable, but remember you have to use different anchors for different bookmarks. You don't want to use pinching your earlobe to remember a lecture on history and they same one for a lecture on science for example, you need a separate one for each thing you want to flag up.

Ok you've chosen your anchor, lets just say you are going to touch the tip of your nose with your forefinger.

  • Next think of something  and it can be way back, where you were full of confidence and happy, it could be when you passed an exam or gained a degree or passed your driving test, anything you like as long as you were in a positive mind set. 
  • Now focus on what happened, can you visualise this in your mind, make the colours you see brighter, can you remember what people at that time said to you, can you remember them speak? Anything to make the memory as strong as you can, recall how happy you were, smile and relish the moment. 
  • Ok now touch the the tip of your nose with your forefinger. (thus you create your anchor)
  • Now go and look out the window, sit down stand up, run around on the spot anything else to take your mind else where (that's why its often better to enlist a friend for this to talk you through it.
  • Ok that done touch your nose with your forefinger, what do your feel? what should happen it that instantaneously it flags up that memory where you were positive and happy.
  • The purpose of this exercise? well everytime you find yourself thinking negatively touch the tip of your nose with your forefinger, it will jog you back to that time when you were thinking positively in an instant.

Remember don't use the same anchor for different memories else when you want to think positively you might find yourself remembering a history lecture!

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Monday, 13 February 2012


Do you ever ask yourself what does worry achieve? Lets be honest does it achieve anything? Does it make you feel better? Does it stop the worst happening? The answer to all those questions is no and in fact it will make you feel worse. All it will do is raise your stress hormones which have a detrimental effect on your body and your health. From a holistic point of view it will serve only to depress the functioning of your chakras and untimely your health and well being making you immune system less efficient.

This does not mean you should be blasé about life and be over confident and act like you don't care. You should always endeavour to go about your daily life and work to your best ability, and treat others as you, yourself would wish to be treated.

My philosophy is this: If i have a worry first of all I change the word 'worry' to 'challenge' just doing that in itself lessens its power over you. When you view worry as a challenge, then you think, "How can I over come this?" Well if you have the resources to deal with it then use them, if you do not seek help to overcome the challenge. Even just sharing the challenge can disable its power over you not only that but someone else's ears and eyes can see a different point of view and a solution you overlooked, because you were too close to the challenge. Sometimes you need to step back and see challenges from a bit further away, even by  seeing the challenge as someone else's challenge can help, "What if this was a friend or colleague what would you suggest?"

Lastly if no one can help you, remember this you are never alone, our guides and mentors and loved ones in spirit cannot take these challenges away from us for we chose those challenges ourselves before we incarnated as a learnIng experience and its not in their jurisdiction to interfere what plans we created. However this does not mean they cannot help or support us, for this they can do. They cannot take the challenge away, but they can lighten it and support us through it, for no matter what you will get through it and we will get through it faster and a whole lot easier by trusting Spirit and knowing we are all loved.

Now of course I appreciate this is hard for some of you to think this way, but do give it a try in the meantime if you feel that you want to worry and think about your challenge try this technique

You can think about your "worry" with one proviso that you lock it in a box and put that box into another locked box until you have locked it over and over again inside another locked box several times and every time you want to dwell on your worry you have to go through the visualisation of unlocking and locking the boxes every time you want to dwell on it.  In time you will find you cannot be bothered to go and unlock your boxes so technically you won't dwell on your worry quite as much and you will be the happier and the healthier for it.

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Friday, 10 February 2012



My new book 'A PSYCHIC AFFAIR' has been accepted, this book although a novel is also a psychic development book. For those of you who wish to have an insight into the lives of psychic mediums, this will address all those questions, I am sure you will love it as much as I did writing it.

The book has a psychic flavour and details two years of a psychic medium's life, it's funny absolutely hilarious in parts but deliriously happy as a romance develops however is the end how you would expect? and what is different about this book? Well it's also a teaching aid to those of you who want to develop your psychic abilities, crammed full of information of the afterlife but after you have read it, I guarantee you will look at life in a totally different way. It will entertain, amuse and uplift and the whole journey of life and why we are here will suddenly make sense.
I will keep you posted as to release dates

A big thank you to Claire and her son Calvin for keeping me focused on this project

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Wednesday, 8 February 2012


The article below is from the Daily Mail. I have always advocated its important to eat a good breakfast as it sets you up for the day, likewise the old adage of 'a little of what you fancy does you good' So ladies it would seem you can have your chocolate cake and eat it too

Chocolate cake for breakfast will help you LOSE weight and keep it off, claim scientists

  • Avoiding sweets entirely can create a 'psychological addiction' long-term

Breakfast of champions: Chocolate cake first thing can stave off cravings later in the day
Breakfast of champions: Chocolate cake first thing can stave off cravings later in the day
As a recipe for losing weight, tucking into a slice of chocolate cake at breakfast would seem an unlikely fantasy.

But a full breakfast that includes a sweet treat really can contribute to weight loss success, researchers claim.
A team from Tel Aviv University found that eating pudding as part of a balanced 600-calorie breakfast that also includes proteins and carbohydrates, can help dieters to lose more weight - and keep it off in the long run.
The key is to indulge in the morning, when the body’s metabolism is at its most active and we are better able to work off the extra calories throughout the day, according to Professor Daniela Jakubowicz and her team.
Attempting to avoid sweets entirely can create a psychological addiction to these same foods in the long-term, she said. So adding dessert items to breakfast can control cravings throughout the rest of the day.
Over the course of a 32 week-long study, detailed in the journal Steroids, participants who added dessert to their breakfast - cookies, cake, or chocolate - lost an average of 40lbs more than a group that avoided such foods. What’s more, they kept off the pounds longer.
A meal in the morning provides energy for the day’s tasks, aids in brain functioning, and kick-starts the body’s metabolism, making it crucial for weight loss and maintenance. 
And breakfast is the meal that most successfully regulates ghrelin, the hormone that increases hunger, explains Professor Jakubowicz.
While the level of ghrelin rises before every meal, it is suppressed most effectively at breakfast time.
Basing their study on this fact, the researchers hoped to determine whether meal time and composition had an impact on weight loss in the short and long term, or if it was a simple matter of calorie count.
One hundred and ninety three clinically obese, non-diabetic adults were randomly assigned to one of two diet groups with identical caloric intake - the men consumed 1600 calories per day and the women 1400. 
However, the first group was given a low carbohydrate diet including a small 300 calorie breakfast, and the second was given a 600 calorie breakfast high in protein and carbohydrates, always including a dessert item (i.e. chocolate).
Halfway through the study, participants in both groups had lost an average of 33lbs per person. But in the second half of the study, results differed drastically. The participants in the low-carbohydrate group regained an average of 22lbs per person, but participants in the group with a larger breakfast lost another 15lbs each. 
At the end of the 32 weeks, those who had consumed a 600-calorie breakfast had lost an average of 40lbs more per person than their peers.
One of the biggest challenges that people face is keeping weight off in the long-term, says Professor Jakubowicz. Ingesting a higher proportion of our daily calories at breakfast makes sense. It’s not only good for body function, but it also alleviates cravings. 
Highly restrictive diets that forbid desserts and carbohydrates are initially effective, but often cause dieters to stray from their food plans as a result of withdrawal-like symptoms. They end up regaining much of the weight they lost during the diet proper.
Professor Jakubowicz said that although they consumed the same daily amount of calories, 'the participants in the low carbohydrate diet group had less satisfaction, and felt that they were not full'. She said that their cravings for sugars and carbohydrates were more intense and eventually caused them to cheat on the diet plan. 
'But the group that consumed a bigger breakfast, including dessert, experienced few if any cravings for these foods later in the day.'
Ultimately, this shows that a diet must be realistic to be adopted as part of a new lifestyle. Curbing cravings is better than deprivation for weight loss success, the team concluded.

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Tuesday, 7 February 2012


I saw this on Yahoo and it incensed me and reminded me of  the proverb "People who live in glass houses should not throw stones" Adele is a beautiful and very talented woman and what makes Karl Lagerfeld think he is the 'fat police'. It's is this sort of thing that leads to Bulimia and Anorexia Nervosa in young women. It is much better to concentrate on a heathy, balanced nutritious diet, instead of spending time standing on scales or gazing in the mirror and scrutnizing the body.  
Whilst mentioning 'mirror' personally I think Karl Lagerfeld should look at his own reflection before judging others. There are too many people in this world who like to 'give it' but can't 'take it' back!

Adele called a ‘little too fat’ by fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld

Adele is famed for her voice not her figure, but today it's exactly that which has caused controversy as fashion's finest, Karl Lagerfeld insult
In an interview with the Metro, Chanel's creative director snubbed the star saying she's 'a little too fat'.

Lagerfeld clearly admires British singers, as he employed Lily Allen to be the face of Chanel in 2009, but Adele won't be getting a call any time soon, unless it's to make an apology.
When asked about Lana Del Rey the designer said:
"I prefer Adele and Florence Welch. But as a modern singer she is not bad. The thing at the moment is Adele.
"She is a little too fat, but she has a beautiful face and a divine voice."
We don't think the fashion heavyweight's second statement will win him any fans from Adele's camp!
On her size the Someone Like You Singer has previously said: "It's just never been an issue — at least, I've never hung out with the sort of h who make it an issue.
"I have insecurities of course, but I don't hang out with anyone who points them out to me."
In 2004, Karl Lagerfeld was forced to apologise by H&M after he complained that his collection for the fashion chain was available in size 1 had created the line for 'slim, slender, people.'
Mr Lagerfeld famously shed six and a half stone by eating horse meat, tomatoes and drinking Diet Coke.
You'd think, given his experiences he'd have some consideration of Adele's feelings, but it appears not.
We're waiting to hear now what Adele makes of all this, we hope she bites back with something juicy! 

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Monday, 6 February 2012


Some will say if you look on the black side you will never feel the pain of disappointment and anything good that does happen will be a surprise. Many years ago I was one such person and from experience there were few if any surprises, in fact I went around always expecting the worst and I was always right I got the worst. but I wasn't doing myself any favours and I'll tell you why. The Universe is governed by Universal Law and one of these laws especially in this situation is "The law of attraction" so you are only encouraging more negativity towards yourself. 

To prove a point try this; for one month be an optimist but you have to be a proper optimist for this to work, there has to be no half measures. This includes being optimistic  even if you still get negative things coming your way, for you still will in the beginning. However if you can keep this up you will start to find many more 'surprises coming your way and less disappointments. 

After all what have you got to lose, its just for one month but it won't work unless you truly change  your mindset to being "A hall full person"

Come on just try it for one month!

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I am often asked various questions pertaining to the spirit world and various aspects of the psychic, here are some of them: I will in time feature more questions and answers as this webpage evolves

Q. Is a psychic or medium a fortune teller?
A. It may surprise you to know psychics and mediums are not fortune tellers
Q. Is it possible to forecast the future?
A.Well not 100% and this is because of free will.
Q. What is free will?
A. Free will is YOUR right to decide what you want to do about a situation, it is a choice
Q. How does free will affect a situation?
A. Well before we incarnate as Spirit in a human body, we decide on what experiences and challenges that will benefit our spiritual growth. However we are given the choice (free will) as to whether we go through with the experience or challenge. In effect we are allowed to change or mind.
Q. So are you saying we all know what lies before us?
A. Well in a way we all do. Remember we are 'Spirit' in a human body and your spirit does retain a memory but it is deep in our subconscious. This memory is retained deeply for a reason to help us fulfill our experiences and challenges we ourselves chose. However it is also at this deep level so we are not so aware. If you knew what lay before you would you go through with it? Probably not but we still retain this memory deeply and this reflects in our Aura.
Q. So what is the Aura?
A.The aura is The Aura is an electromagnetic field that surrounds living bodies, this includes people, animals, plants and crystals and is composed of several layers that are constantly moving. The Aura links us to whats known as Universal energy i.e. that is all the knowledge in the Universe past, present and future. It is on this aura that psychics are able to tap into and access your past, whats going on in the present and the possible future and I say possible specifically if your goal or desire is dependent on other people, for remember every person involved in a situation has free will.