When was the last time you truly rested? I don’t mean sitting on the sofa watching TV, or even reading a book, but truly deep restorative rest.
Category Archives: Self-care and Living Well
How to go easy on yourself in times of stress
If you’re feeling tired and foggy-headed, here are some ideas to help you go easy on yourself in these difficult days of lockdown.
Self care: When what you want is not what you need
You’re feeling tired but wired, and all you can think about is sleeping, mindlessly watching TV, scrolling through your social media feeds, or stocking up on chocolate, caffeine, or a nice glass or two of wine. Sound familiar? It does to me.
Read on for a few ideas about how to figure out what you need rather than what you think you want (as well as an embarrassing insight into my occasional toddler-like tantrums!).
Eight ideas for a spring detox
Now that we’ve turned the corner into spring, my body is starting to crave fresh raw foods and tasty salads, so I’ve decided to go on a spring detox of sorts. I invite you to listen in to what your body is telling you this season. And here are a few ideas for things to try!
Three ways to find balance in your life
Everywhere we look there is advice about how to find work-life balance, or what constitutes a balanced diet or a balanced approach to managing money and so on. So what does balance actually mean?
Mother-daughter bonding with yoga
There are lots of ways to invest in relationships. Here are a few of the things I love about my annual yoga retreats with my mum.
Ceremony and transition: “Honour the space between no longer and not yet”
Transitions can be hard: those times where beginnings and endings exist simultaneously. Could ceremony be a helpful way for you to navigate transitions?
Add self-care rituals into your life in 5 simple steps
I use a variety of self-care rituals to help me feel happy and well. If you fancy doing the same, here are 5 things to think about.
Yoga for turbulent times
There’s a myth that yoga is all about being ‘Zen’, allowing everything to wash over you as you remain unperturbed by the surrounding chaos. But it’s much harder than that. Yoga is about learning to be with the painful feelings, and then to respond rather than react. As Brexit unfolds this is harder than ever.
Gunas and Doshas: How to balance your energies with self-compassion
Do you ever feel anxious and agitated but don’t know where to start to find calm? Or tired and depressed to the point of not feeling able to move? Here’s how exploring Doshas and Gunas helps me find balance with self-compassion.