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Super supervision!

Regular time for reflection, challenge and support is important for independent practitioners. I’ve been part of a group in the North West and we call ourselves the Wondergoats!*

We have meeting together regularly since we first started training in 2010. We know each other very well, and although we operate very different business models, we can always be helpful to each other. Our sessions are often four hours long – with case discussion, business development, planning and new learning on the agenda. We always eat delicious food and have lots of fun along the way.

Here we are today at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, enjoying a picnic and providing support and challenge to each other.

*a story for another time …

Purpose in Life

I was having an interesting conversation with a friend about crafting a life with meaning. sent me this infographic today and it gives some scientific background to why it’s healthy to follow your dreams and use your skills for good. Find it here. I like these simple infographics because they give useful reminders and good references. See what you think.

It also reminded me of a quote another friend sent me on my 60th birthday, when my business was in its infancy.

Needles for Nepal

It’s that time of year again where I ask all you lovely acupuncture pals to take a look at your needles and find the ones that are about to go out-of-date. I’m off to Dr Fatima’s again in Kathmandu and she can use all the needles you can supply in her busy community practice at Boudha. I’ve already started to get parcels to my own community practice at

The Energise Centre, 3 Douglas Green, Salford M6 6ES.

So please parcel up anything you can spare and send it to me in the next four weeks or so. And thanks to the anonymous contribution received just yesterday!

Lovely visit to NCA

In early January I was invited to speak to Masters students of acupuncture at my old college the Northern College of Acupuncture in York. We had an enjoyable evening and it was a ‘wonderful thing’ to catch up with Lara McClure again. Here we are in the college building on Micklegate. And a big thank you to Rowan and Martin for putting me up in Melbourne for the weekend. What a treat!