Monday, January 22, 2018

Like many others at the start of January each year I have succumbed to a January offer for leisure centre membership. I don’t see it as joining a gym, but to give me an incentive to ensure I attend my weekly swim and exercise class (and as long as I keep up both each w...

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Self-care is such a buzz word at the moment but while awareness and appetite to engage in it are strong, it can be hard to do! If you’re finding it tricky, go gently, you are not alone and there are valid reasons for it. In a nutshell, we all know what we need to do to...

Sunday, November 19, 2017

As a yoga teacher, I hear a lot about stress. I get a lot of people coming to a yoga class or one of my retreats because they are stressed, depressed, anxious or just totally knackered. Now more than ever we are caught up in an ‘epidemic of exhaustion’ and can’t see a...

Monday, November 13, 2017

Most people I work with at first see self care as crisis intervention. Things have got so bad (depression, anxiety, breakdown, panic attacks, etc) that they have to change how they live their life. That getting up in the morning, doing, doing, doing, just doesn’t work...

Sunday, October 29, 2017

I’m not ashamed to admit that I get spookily excited as we enter the Halloween season. Sticky apples and silly games spring to mind. I wish my kids were young again so I could play all of our, (my) favourite games.

I hear my friends say, "It’s commercial", "It’s over r...

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