Category: Lifestyle

Comparison: The Thief of Joy?

I love paperclips. There, I’ve said it. And not your bog-standard silver issue ones, oh no. I’m talking about the ones shaped like roller-skates and flamingos. I’ve had to make a conscious effort to curb my purchasing of such fancies, on account of the fact that I really don’t deal with that much paper any Read More

What is Meditation?

‘So what is meditation?’ is the first cry that normally echoes around when mentioned in conversation. Most people perhaps have a picture of someone sat in a cross legged position, eyes firmly shut and chanting ‘om’. Well yes if you want to, though you can sit on a chair or lie down.  Eyes shut, again, Read More

Hallowe’en Yoga

This Halloween let’s tap into the darker side of yoga with some haunting balance work and challenging moon-focussed poses. This year Hallowe'en falls just a few days after the rise of a new moon. I had previously questioned whether I should include a Hallowe'en theme into my classes this year but then I thought, ‘why Read More

What is forgiveness & why is it so important?

So what is forgiveness? “Forgiveness is a conscious, deliberate decision to release feelings of resentment or vengeance toward a person or group who has harmed you, regardless of whether they actually deserve your forgiveness” - Definition Now for me, the act of forgiving someone whether they deserved it or not was tough. To me, forgiving Read More

Mindfulness and Meditation; what’s the difference anyway?

The Mindfulness Revolution The mindfulness revolution has hit us full force, with sessions even being delivered in schools and prisons. Wellbeing gurus tell us that mindfulness and meditation are the key to a calmer, happier life. But what does that actually mean, and what exactly is the difference between mindfulness and meditation anyway? Won’t my Read More

Renewal

"Renewal: The replacement or repair of something" As we go into a new season, we experience an element of change in our lives.  Darkness is upon us earlier in the day, temperatures change and the motivation we once had to get up and go disappears. We can prepare for this type of change by getting Read More

Pilates: A Panacea for all Generations

“Contrology (Pilates) develops the body uniformly, corrects wrong postures, restores physical vitality, invigorates the mind, and elevates the spirit.” Joseph Pilates Pilates is an extremely safe and effective exercise programme conceived and designed to restore optimal alignment and movement patterns. It focuses on correct functioning of the core postural muscles which help keep the spine Read More

The Magic of Cacao

While I was travelling in Costa Rica I was lucky enough to meet a wonderful family who were sharing organic, unroasted cacao with beautiful heart intention. Cacao Magic Costa Rica invited me to live with them while I completed an apprenticeship in cacao. During this time, I established a deep connection with myself and the Read More

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