Beauty is in the eye of the beholder

True beauty comes from within  >   One of our clients asked us to reproduce a Beauty Tips mantra she repeats every morning. Some may find the following rather quaint, but hopefully others will find it inspirational and charming. Either way, if it makes you smile – and that is the most beautiful curve on a […]

You’ll feel your best when you are happy

How to squeeze more joy out of every day  >  Self-fulfilment and work-life balance are buzz phrases we hear a lot of in the therapy world. For most of us work is simply a way to earn money, while for the lucky few it also provides joy and fulfilment. The internet and bookshops are awash […]

Help – I’m a nice person!

Sensitive people suffer more, but they love more & dream more In today’s fast-paced society, you are expected to multi-task. You are encouraged to seize the day (Carpe diem), living it to the full as though it is your last. But if you struggle to juggle you could be diagnosed as a Highly Sensitive Person. […]

Reborn grandparents have all the fun

Grandparents are there to help the child get into mischief they hadn’t thought of yet Stress or what! It is the school holidays and the grandchildren have come to stay, together with in-depth notes of all the ways they can be entertained, most of which involve forking out shed loads of money. What their parents […]

Stress is a lifestyle choice

Epidemic of busy-ness  >  If you have never been busier then you are infected by a contagion which blights the Western world. There are not enough hours in the day, let alone for reading the hundreds of self-help books telling you how to tame your lifestyle.  They won’t work simply because you are rushed off […]

Positive mind – positive vibes – positive life

Positive thinking is a way of life >  People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. This external outlook on life is refreshing at a time when we are encouraged to look inwards in the quest for happiness. The ‘power of […]

The authentic self is the soul made visible

What’s wrong with just being you?    >  Good question, but the problem is knowing who is the true you. Maybe you to get the feeling that something is missing from your life, but you can’t place what. When you were young, you were simply yourselves. You were carefree, tumbling through childhood without a trace of […]

Masochists get rich quicker than sadists!

Feel the pain of getting rich  >  Sadly, Tonic’s therapists are heading towards their busiest time of year. The pending stresses and strains of Christmas were all too apparent in the frenzied buying during Black Friday. We all claim to be altruistic and strive to have empathy with others, but in reality are these just […]