Bairbre Power: 'Why I'm using a vision board to help me live the best life I can - for me'
Years ago I worked with someone who had an unreserved dislike of complementary and alternative therapies. His nose would wrinkle up, his glasses would rise up in line with his eyebrows and we would be left in no doubt that he didn't approve.
I, on the other hand, loved them. They were oxygen for my battered soul and whirring brain and I dipped my toe into quite a few. I've had my aura read and my chakra energies balanced. I attended guided meditation and kundalini workshops. I never got around to Tibetan eye reading and I declined to run around in the nip chanting affirmations or drinking my own urine.
The thought of manly Irish rugby players doing yoga would have sent my cynic pal's blood boiling and he would have denounced the plant-based diets I'm flirting with as something amounting to leprechaun droppings. This whole clean-versus-dirty food debate is very fractious and I'm leaning more and more to the green side of life.