The courage to rest

My yoga teacher offered this gem during a Yin Yoga class (which is the s-l-o-w, introspective type one), “How can you have the courage to rest? To not push but accept fully where you are. To bring this quality of surrender into your practice and your life”.  Talk about a Mic-Drop! This is something I’veContinue reading “The courage to rest”

Meditation ruling the nation

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a person in pursuit of personal development must be in want of a meditation practice. Meditation is the cure-all for everything. Stressed? Meditate. Tired? Meditate. Anxious? Meditate. But it is much easier said than done especially when the process of meditating can be frustrating, challenging and boring. AppContinue reading “Meditation ruling the nation”

Core Desired Feelings

Core desired feelings are the way you want to feel daily. They’re not destination driven like some goals but are based on the way you want to feel most often. Not just when you’ve achieved these goals but when you’re on the way to achieving them and all the times in between. Danielle LaPorte says,Continue reading “Core Desired Feelings”

It’s the little things

I’ve been noticing how little things can make a big difference. A few small changes can result in a large increase of joy. Here are some of mine… Tea & Sympathy: I’ve rediscovered the joy of toast and tea. How glorious is the crunch of a crust and a sip of a brew in theContinue reading “It’s the little things”

I do it in on the daily

Over the holidays-hurrah! Rare teacher perk-I followed a ‘magic’ formula for things to do each day that have a positive impact on mind, body and spirit. Behold M-M-W-G-F. A not so catchy acronym for: Move-Meditate-Write-Gratitude-Fun. I did these things on the daily and loved every minute of it and I’d do it again I tellsContinue reading “I do it in on the daily”

Winter is coming

Winter is coming, and not just to the House of Stark. Winter often gets a bad rap. Like it’s Summer’s poor cousin. Something we must suffer through and endure while praying and waiting and hoping for a glimpse of sunshine. But for me, it’s more like Summer is the most popular girl at school. She’sContinue reading “Winter is coming”

I want to thank you

Gratitude is good for us. We hear that almost as often as we hear *insert latest Ed Sheeran song here * on the radio. But with good reason, as gratitude has been shown to release feel good hormones, improve the quality of our life and be a win for manners (say thank you dear). SoContinue reading “I want to thank you”

Do less

Everyone’s so busy these days. Busy busy busy! It’s the standard reply you hear from everyone you ask, “what are you up to?” “I’m busy”. It’s like a cult. A cult of the busy; dashing between appointments, carrying a baby and a briefcase (if Hollywood movies are anything to go by), sipping coconut lattes outContinue reading “Do less”

Best of 2017

As the sun sets on 2017 and prepares to rise on 2018, come with me on a journey through time and space to see my favourites… I’m Bulletproof, nothing to lose: My previous fixation with wine has shifted to an obsession with coffee. I go to bed dreaming of my morning coffee (I’m not anContinue reading “Best of 2017”

Feeling Poorly

This week I’ve been sick. Sick as a dog. Feeling poorly as our British friends would say. Now this seems outrageous to me. I’ve been dedicated to my to-do list of eating well, sleep and exercise and still I’m in a snot-faced, cough-up-a-lung, sinus-balloon-head state. How can I deal with this when I often smuglyContinue reading “Feeling Poorly”