Humans are creatures of attachment. It overrides even the desire for life. This is biologically important so that we can be taken care of.
A human child especially is vulnerable to loss of attachment because they are born almost entirely helpless and need attachment to survive; our brains are very immature.
The quality of that attachment is significant for further brain development outside the womb and is something that actually changes the brain of the child when it is withheld; a developmental stage is often not completed properly, with the emotional brain (limbic system in the centre of the brain) failing to develop with a sense of safety at its core. Read more…
Thinking of starting *yoga*? Or do you know someone who’s thinking about starting yoga? Then there’s something all yoga beginners should know…
I feel I should point out that not all yoga is the same! There are many styles of yoga and every teacher has their own approach.
So, I’ll be honest and up front. If you’re looking to sweat and to push yourself; to feel the burn; to feel like you’ve had a good workout from yoga then I am NOT the teacher for you.
If words like “soul”, “spirit” & “energy” make you wince, then my friend, look elsewhere because these words frequently come out of my mouth in class.
If you’re happy to keep a tight lid on your emotions and don’t want to open that particular can of worms, then … well you get the picture. My classes ain’t for you!
However, if you’d love to practise flowing, gentle, calming, releasing, transforming yoga in a friendly, non-competitive, stress-free environment where you come away feeling at peace, then I think I offer the classes you’ve been looking for.
If you’re ready to go on a journey of self-discovery to reconnect to your body; acknowledge your emotions; and nurture your soul then let me welcome you with open arms.
If you’re open to inviting self-acceptance as well as the willingness to change and release what no longer is serving you; if you’d like to work with intentions so you can create the life you yearn for; if you would love to connect to the inner guidance of the wisdom of your soul, then I would love to walk beside you on this journey to wholeness.
Do you have a special place? Where you straight away feel connected to inner peace? Perhaps it’s somewhere close by, or a place in your heart.
One such place for me is the Chalice Well Gardens, Glastonbury.
I went again recently – my second visit to Glastonbury this year and I know it will be a place I keep returning to!
The Chalice Well gardens are a beautiful sanctuary of peace – have you been there?
Every time I go there (three times just in this latest visit!) I receive so much guidance and clarity. It truly is a magical place.
So, I’d love to share with you a simple vision, a prayer for inner peace and connection which came to me, fully formed, as I sat with the late-summer sun shining down on me in the Chalice Well Gardens recently.Read more…
I’d love to share with you a really powerful way to boost your wellbeing: the power of intention alongside essential oils.
Essential oils – these gifts of the earth – have powerful properties to manage your moods, to support better sleep, digestion and immune function on their own. But if you team them up with the power of your mind, then you have got a forceful power in your hands for becoming the healthiest, happiest most radiant version of you!
Then let me just step back and share a few things… Read more…
Do you have a little voice in your head giving you a running commentary on everything you do, say, think or feel? A negative mantra that you keep repeating?
I reckon that the answer is “yes”.
Because we all do.
We all have a voice in our head running a commentary on ourselves, our lives and other people.
An inner critic judging what we do or say, replaying situations over and over again looking at what we “should” have said or done, analysing every waking moment and action we take or fretting over what we think we should do or ruminating over what might happen.
But instead of being at the mercy of your noisy mind, wouldn’t it be great if you could consciously change the words your mind’s inner voice uses? Read more…