Today I spilt an entire aeropress load of coffee on to the counter, the floor and my barefeet. Coffee grounds everywhere, inbetween my toes. I shrugged, thought ‘ah….well that wasnt the plan’ and then calmly cleared up the mess and just carried on making my morning coffee. A year ago an incident like this could… Read More I blame yoga
Integrated dance Day 1 Yoga mats out, dance manuals distributed, we started with an orientation, introductions and then the usual health n safety announcements. As the students around the room spoke about their dance experience and why they had come to the programme… I began to feel a little out of place. I was there… Read More My Journey into Integrated Dance
This week is my last full week at work in the office. In any office. For the foreseeable future, and hopefully… forever. I am done. I’m done sitting in chairs which are really incredibly bad for your posture. If you read this article about posture – I am guilty of most of these. I perch… Read More Leaving IT … To Teach Yoga!
Wow. Just Wow. A few nights ago I stayed up to watch the Super Blue Blood moon & then the following morning I got up at 6.30am to complete day 30 of the Yoga with Adriene TRUE: 30 days of yoga. The moon the night before was so incredible; and at about 00.30 ish the… Read More The life changing Magic of 30 Days of Yoga.
In December 2016 I watched a documentary called Minimlism: A documentary about the important things. Directed by Matt D’Avella, and staring Ryan Nicodemus, and Joshua Fields Millburn . To say this documentary has completely changed my life is an understatement. In May of 2016, my then husband Paul bought me a book; Marie Kondo ‘s The magic… Read More A Thank you to the Minimalists.
Gratitude is such an important state of being. Self help books will often tout that if we can live our lives from a position of gratitude, we can be happier and lead more fulfilling lives. Today I am sick with a sore throat and am having difficulty swallowing… it hurts… but I *can* do it.… Read More How to be grateful, when you feel you have nothing to be grateful about
What we feel as emotions can also be described as our mood – what mood are we in? what ever label you give it, it’s important to get into the habit of being able to take notice of your own mood at any given moment so that you can take appropriate action. So, for example,… Read More Understanding our Emotions
A little while ago I had the opportunity to perform at one of my favourite haflas (belly dance party) and I did the following 2 performances; A solo I created with a zills – a choreography (which i never normally do – I usually rely on improvisation, as I often forget choreography!) and my first… Read More Dancing at my favourite Hafla
For me, movement is a healer. When you cannot speak your truth, or perhaps your head is ‘too full’ or when you just cannot find any words to articulate how you feel, sometimes all we have is the gestures and body language we create through movement. I find that when I get overwhelmed, sometimes I… Read More Movement is a Healer
What is Acupuncture? “Acupuncture is a treatment derived from ancient Chinese medicine. Fine needles are inserted at certain sites in the body for therapeutic or preventative purposes. It is used in many NHS general practices, as well as the majority of pain clinics and hospices in the UK. Acupuncture is often seen as a form of complementary or alternative medicine… Read More What it's Like Getting Acupuncture.