Rest and Digest

In my present circumstances, I have needed to slow down to allow healing to take place. My days are leisurely, measured and subdued – in a good way, allowing me time to become curious about the physical sensations I am experiencing in my body, curious about my thoughts and curious about my feelings and emotions….

New Beginnings – New Story

  Experiencing grief (see my previous blog post Grief Practice) is a process which, if we can practice self-awareness may have many surprising and positive outcomes. I am fortunate to be able to experience my feelings in a moment by moment basis and use various techniques to enquire of myself with the intention to discover the…

Grief Practice

Today I have been experiencing  grief. Rather than push it away and deny my feelings, or even worst, rather than be annoyed with myself and tell myself to get a grip, I decided to honour my feelings and where I am today and practice self love. To move through what I am feeling, to give myself…

I’m Home

  The 30 day yoga journey is done and I am ‘Home’. Of course, I always have been ‘Home’, the symbolism of ‘Home’ being my spirit, my soul which is always there within me, at the centre of my being, my heart. Sadly, I am not always connected to my soul as I let fear…

Home

Home. Finding my way Home. This is what I have been invited to do as I follow a 30 day yoga practice which began on 1st January. Yoga is a mind, body and spirit practice with a 5,000 year history in ancient Indian philosophy. For me it is a guide for how to live my life….

On Five Universal Emotions

  Our human constructed calendar informs me we are about to move into a new decade. People around the world will be celebrating, releasing the past, embracing the future, making new year resolutions, setting goals and considering change. All around the world, people will be in some state of emotional response. They will be feeling…

On Travelling

  I am currently journeying through Western Canada between Calgary and Vancouver, so a good opportunity to capture my thoughts on travelling. I used to go on holiday, now I travel. Going on holiday was primarily about taking a break from the routine of work;  resting, relaxing, maybe trying a new activity like snorkelling, drinking,…

On Point to Point Walking and the Road Less Travelled

  I recently embarked on a point to point walk following the Cleveland Way, a 177km (110 mile) long distance path. It runs between Helmsley, on the southern edge of the North York Moors National Park, to Filey on the east coast. It begins with classic moorland scenery, through forests and along escarpments and then follows a…

On Yoga

  Yoga for me is a spiritual journey, but more of that in a future post. Yoga is far more than exercise. It gives me an immense feeling of wellbeing and this is why I have a daily yoga practice, attend two classes a week and a monthly workshop. What is it about yoga that…

On Freedom and Security

This is the second in my ‘On … ‘ series — an opportunity to practice writing pure exposition. Freedom and security — two words which when I unpick them, reveal (to me) how closely aligned they are. Let’s take them in turn: Freedom  What do I desire to be free from? Pain, loneliness, hunger, boredom, some…