27 October

Cry Me a River, to Be the Best You Who Can Be

Cry Me a River, to Be the Best You Who Can Be

You know those times when you feel yourself welling up?  But, you’re brave and strong; perhaps you’re in public, so you hold back the tears; you think about something else or tell yourself “it doesn’t matter” or “not again, I thought I’d be over that by now”, or “cry baby, suck it up!”; and so […]

26 September

Awesomely Me

Awesomely Me

Whilst I’m sat here writing, half in a puddle of tea (fortunately herbal and unsweetened) and nearly over feeling ropey from lunch, I revel in another layer of, it’s all about me.  Also in the happening today, complete organisational fail as I wasted 3 hours not having my optician appointment (long story, long day!); forgot to […]

14 August

Confidence at the heart of it

Confidence at the heart of it

Confidence, has a lot to answer for.. I used to get so embarrassed about messing up what I was saying and teaching in front of a class, which in turn would make me stumble more and more over my words and delivery.  Especially when in front of a new group of people (teaching or otherwise). I’d […]

10 January

Let’s talk Yoga, not Fashionista, Contortion, or Stretch Fads

Let’s talk Yoga, not Fashionista, Contortion, or Stretch Fads

This has been one of the hardest things I’ve written, yet.  I’ve spoken to students and other teachers about this many times and the generalisation of the issue I pose, generally, centres around individuals and groups whom from the outside, have a lot in common with I.  Thus, when criticising something which looks so close […]

15 December

Somatic Unwinding

Somatic Unwinding

So far, the experience has been profound.  I’m feeling a need on some level to do some crazy exercise to shake it all up and get back into my past default in questing for muscular strength.  However, having just received a second 1:1 hands on session of Body Mind Centering, from the lead trainer Katy […]

28 October

What You Look Like Versus How You Feel

What You Look Like Versus How You Feel

For many, many years; a lot of my eating and exercising choices have been made on how I presume them to make me look, not always putting the value on how I feel.  Have your ever been more concerned about what you look like versus how you feel?! Yes, I’ve had to eat and exercise […]

3 October

Heart Listening Meditation

Heart Listening Meditation

  Photo Credit Miguel Echievera This Heart Listening Meditation can help you to release fears and anxiety, tune into your true self and express the best of you.  Whatever the struggle, these past few years have had the propensity to make or break many of us.  Many have left this Earth, left relationships, ‘stable’ careers, and homes; […]

25 February

Anxiety

Anxiety

This anxiety is gonna eat me up. Trying just to breath and make it stop. My intestines wrench and pain, This pain driving me closer to insane. All this pain from 1 primary source, my nerves frying from a mental discourse.. How to quell this anguish I’m just not sure… Challenges of self love always […]

20 January

Is it my condition? Or this world we live in?

Is it my condition? Or this world we live in?

Maybe I need to go live in a small village in Africa/India. I saw this video of Gabor Maté had been shared just after I wrote the poem below, trying to muddle through the highs and lows that seem to be concurrent with life.. Wasn’t going to post the poem because I don’t want to be judge or […]

17 November

Jungle Pains

Jungle Pains

With the rains, so my frustrations eased. Without the pain, these messages I may not heed. With every challenge there is some gold. Find the truth that before was untold. Work with your pain and free your mind. The body is our greatest tool to the soul.   Bites, nuances, pain and fear, this is […]