Opening Our Minds

Do you really know yourself?

Do you really know yourself?   For me this is an interesting question – how well do we actually know ourselves? How much have we dampened down our own needs, our own desires – our own hopes and dreams – our own boundaries ……. just to fit in – to not cause any conflict –…

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Feeling Loved…..

A subject that is close to my heart is “opening your heart” and nourishing and connecting from the core of your being.  Is that not what we are all after?  Feeling so grounded with nature, feeling so strong and solid inside – feeling loved and feeling like that if you were squeezed only love could…

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Remembering our identities

Do you ever question who you really are and what you really need as a person Not what you think you should give others – but what YOU actually need… The following are some initial questions from The Art of Extreme Self Care by Cheryl Richardson   Where do I feel Deprived? What do I…

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Are you prepared to dive in and get messy?

Working in circle groups can be both exhilarating and debilitating…. They can be supportive, inspirational, motivational and there is something really reassuring about taking the same journey (in principal) as others and yet your journey is very much your own. The debilitating factors can be around not truly getting in deep enough to yourself –…

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Using Affirmations

We use affirmations all day long – we spend our lives affirming through our thoughts exactly what we want to come into our lives….. and when we give that some thought –  we all realise that we are affirming for all the negative things as well as the good. If you stop just for a moment and think about…

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The gift…..

The gift of forgiveness     Forgiveness is one of those challenging subjects – especially when you have been exceedingly hurt by a particular person / persons or a situation….. and this pain keeps presenting itself in a number of different relationships with friends, partners or even strangers. And then when it is said that…

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How does it feel to be alone?

How does it feel to be really alone ? Even when you are surrounded by people – an emptiness and sadness can engulf you…… it can feel vulnerable, scary and every fear from the day you were born to this very day, can consume you in a way that feels like it is burying you…

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Connecting with nature with Green Breathing

Getting back to nature with Green Breathing What is green breathing? It is so simple and so pleasant, ticking many boxes in one Green breathing is consciously breathing with a plant / shrub / flowers etc ……. breathing in the oxygen that it emits whilst breathing back to the plant the carbon monoxide that it…

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Do you really listen?

I’ve just been reading an article in an old mindfulness magazine about mindfully listening and how much do we listen?  This was written back in 2015 by David Rome, who is a mindful focusing trainer. I read his article, allowed this to soak in and then opened my journal to let my thoughts flow. Sadly, I…

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Eight Essentials of Forgiveness

Forgiveness is such an important practise for us all.  It is one of things that allows us to put down those heavy bags that burden and way us down.  It allows us to unwind our fingers from that tight clasp that we have used to hold on….. and once thats done…we can leave it there…

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