2019: Trust in action

All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well | Peach YogaIf you’ve never tried choosing a theme for your year instead of making resolutions, I can highly recommend it. I’ve been doing this for several years now. I love how:

a) it sets a general positive intention (rather than resolutions which are often about restricting something or punishing ourselves in some way); and

b) it can shape your year in unexpected ways (rather than resolutions which you often either succeed or fail to keep). Continue reading

Ceremony and transition: “Honour the space between no longer and not yet”

2016-08-25 09.15.47Transitions can be hard. Those times where beginnings and endings exist simultaneously. It’s hard to know what to do with yourself. What to think. What to feel. I suppose that’s why humans developed ceremonies and why they persist today.

I have been thinking about the role of ceremonies and transition a lot this month. In the space of three days I attended my grandma’s funeral and completed the final yoga teacher training weekend before our assessments happen. These were two very different occasions but their transitional nature gave them something in common. Continue reading