Nicola Aylward

A Mind “FULL” Moment

Sometimes my mind is buzzing. And when it’s like this I feel like my whole body is buzzing. I lurch from emails to Whatsapps to calls. My to-do list feels like it grows with every passing minute. And then, when I have a free moment, I find myself on Facebook, filling that quiet moment with yet more stimulation. More buzzing. More information.

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I held my breath …

My heart was in my throat. I held my breath. My body was on high alert, ready for action. My muscles tight. My jaw clenched. My palms sweating. And yet, was this really a life threatening situation? Continue reading

The 3am Hamster Wheel

In the last few weeks I have found myself and my body in a high stress mode, falling into sympathetic overdrive – in part fueled by the launch of my website and newsletter blog, and in part fueled by what has been going on in our beloved country, South Africa, and the rise of civil action in response to this. Continue reading

My talks cover the effects of stress and how it impacts our bodies and the way in which we function. Continue reading

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