As I found myself once again in quarantine, I realised this was the perfect time for some pen to paper, or should I say finger to keyboard. Yep, second quarantine due to our modern world now being my ex husband living in Spain and myself in the UK. My son has spent the Summer with his Dad and my 14 year old daughter and I went over for 4 weeks in July. Hence…..two quarantine periods. We are all looking forward to a bit of normality now. It’s crazy when I think about the world we live in now and I … Continue reading Yoga Mum on the Run
Yep a little round fleshy onion, red or white you can choose, but an onion nonetheless! Do you have those days where something happens unexpectedly and before you know it your looking in the mirror thinking “well I didn’t know that about myself”? This is you peeling back yet another layer and finding that fresh layer underneath. The journey of self discovery has no ending. We start out in life with our fresh wholeness, wrapped in our hardest outer layer ready to embark on the world. As time passed, your skin slowly started to shed, a little dropped off here … Continue reading Life is like an onion!
Do you ever catch the voice inside your head, talking to yourself and realise your not being very nice? It’s crazy how we often talk to ourselves with such judgment and criticism and yet we would never tolerate that from a friend. Why do we think its acceptable from ourselves? Our self talk has a HUGE impact on our mindset, yet we are not even aware of what we are saying half the time! Starting out with a mindfulness practice makes you slow everything down and clear the mind. Once we make the space, we can hear that inner voice … Continue reading You Said What?
One of my biggest life lessons has been learning about my own self worth and value. It sounds like something we should all automatically have within ourselves, knowing when to say no, or enough is enough. However, sometimes we get so distracted that we lose the connection. During my married life there were times I would step back and think to myself, is making an issue out of this going to make things better or worse? So out of fear of the unknown I would choose not to listen to my own value and instead keep a happy home. Equally, … Continue reading Do You Value Yourself Enough To Face Fear?
Waking up to just another day of being house bound makes it hard for us to find the motivation to get started and the voices in our head can start working over time on making us feel 100 x worse than we should. So what changes can we make to ensure we start the day right? For me, I love nothing more than starting the day with a yoga flow or workout, followed by a meditation. This is not always possible and sometimes I need to go back to basics if I am short of time. So here I am … Continue reading 10 Ways to Survive and Thrive in Lockdown
Hearing on New Years Eve the wonderful news of a new life coming in to the World and then the deep sadness of another life lost, does bring everything into prospective. It is moments like these that motivate me to make the best of my life and appreciate everything that I have. The arrival of life brings us all so much hope, what lay ahead for this little being, how wonderful for a couple, or individual to be fulfilled by this new life. The path ahead of them, their dreams, their desires, what will life look like? What we forget … Continue reading How Do I Find The Motivation?
Have you ever had one of those moments you wish you could pause and rewind? A moment you completely regret and would do anything to take it back? I had one of those this week! It’s so easy to allow yourself to be completely consumed by a silly thing and over think something until it burns a whole inside of you and you just need to explode. I could feel myself doing that this week. I have been finding it hard with the run up to Christmas and this situation we are in. I could feel the stress levels rising … Continue reading How Do I Hit The Rewind Button?
Let me start by telling you, you are certainly not alone. This time of year is always difficult, but with many of us unable to go anywhere and not be with family this year, it is going to be even harder. I remember asking myself “What can I do or change in my life to stop feeling so lost and unhappy” I used to think the answer was buying myself something or doing something extreme. I couldn’t think how to take myself out of my mindset of self sabotage, because I was blocked by a mental fog. When I started … Continue reading How Can I stop Feeling So Lost and Unhappy?
It’s one of those questions that makes you look in the mirror and think… How do I not know this? There comes a moment in your life when you sit back and say to yourself, I am so fortunate and have so much, but I feel like something is missing. What makes me happy? For me I went as low as hitting depression, even though I was in my gorgeous house, with my nice cars, husband and two beautiful children. But for many it doesn’t take getting to this point before realising something is out of balance. I used to … Continue reading What Makes You Happy?
I know I would! But what does that mean? Mindfulness has become the new trendy word to be thrown around, but what does it actually mean and how do we start using it? To be mindful, is to be present in the moment. When we become fully present in the moment we are able to take a step out of our day, out of our busy minds and make space for what really is important. But how do we get our children to be more mindful? Like everything in life, it starts with us. We learnt from our parents, they … Continue reading Would You Like to Know How to Have More Mindful Children?
This is the one question most people ask me, why do I self sabotage and how can I stop it? As most of us are already aware it is inbuilt in us to have a defense mechanism to protect ourselves from potential dangers. Only trouble is we don’t actually have many potential threats to protect ourselves from anymore, so instead we spend our time over thinking. This time for thinking was used on potential risks and how to ensure our safety and wellbeing, but has been carried forward into protecting ourselves in every area of our lives. Our relationships, work, … Continue reading Why Do I Self Sabotage?