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October 25, 2019

When I ask people who come to an 8 week Mindfulness course why they're there, lots of them tell me it’s because they suffer from anxiety regularly, most of them on a daily if not hourly basis. All of them want to get rid of this feeling and live anxiety free, hence their presence in Mindfulness classes. 
 

I've been surprised at the amount of people who tell me...

September 5, 2019

Do you respond or react?

What are your triggers? Perhaps it's a red light, a look from your partner, a queue in a supermarket, a traffic jam, the voice of your boss, ........

We are human beings and we are conditioned to react to all sorts of triggers. You may be nodding to some of the above or you may have your own list, but we all have one. It's just the world...

August 8, 2019

Nature moves through a cycle every year – winter, spring, summer, autumn and then back to winter. Our ancestors lived by a similar cycle but with different names and they had 12 significant dates. This is called the wheel. Each culture has it's own wheel, they're all very similar just with different names on them. 

You've probably heard of some of the dates, but...

July 18, 2019

Thank you all for your wonderful wishes and congratulations on my recent nuptials. I heard a great anecdote from a woman who got married a few years ago, she said in the weeks after her wedding she couldn't get over how no one clapped when she entered a room!

I laughed and nodded for a good 10 minutes! 

So now I'm firmly on terra firma, and enjoying being b...

June 18, 2019

I recently was lucky enough to get married. I know it's a cliche but I can honestly say that it was the best day of my life. The ceremony was celtic and so special to both of us, our guests were in a circle all around us, it felt so intimate, I could nearly feel the love and well wishes coming from each and every person! 

All the months of planning and orga...

May 2, 2019

I write a lot about self care, I'm a great believer in it.

Without it, we burn out, loose patience and we have nothing left to give. 

Self care needn't be hard or lengthy, 10 minutes a day is enough but if you can't manage that then just a couple of minutes here and there is plenty.

I run a self care campaign every lent and for this one I recorded a series of vide...

February 25, 2019

Tuesday 5th of March is pancake day and now in it's 3rd year, I will be kicking off the Lenten Campaign again.

Sign up here: http://eepurl.com/cC4Rgr

What is it? Well from what I see with clients, friends and family, the world is getting busier and more stressful, so in times like these I think that it's hard enough getting to the gym, dealing with mounting press...

February 18, 2019

This is one of my favourite Zen teaching stories. 

"A horse suddenly came galloping quickly down the road.

It seemed as though the man had somewhere important to go.

Another man, who was standing alongside the road, shouted,

"Where are you going?"

and the man on the horse replied,

"I don't know! Ask the horse!"

Does this feel familiar?

How often do we feel like some...

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