Writing for Wellbeing

Any writing, including free writing, writing stories, poems, journaling, even letters, can improve our mood and wellbeing. You don’t need any special materials other than a notebook/paper and pen/pencil and you don’t need to write with good grammar or punctuation or be an accomplished writer to benefit, just a willingness to get your own words…

Clearing Out

The origin of yoga has been lost in the midst of time. The closest we can get, is that it began in India over 5000 years ago. In today’s modern world, many people think of yoga as a physical practice, but this is not the case. The essence of yoga is about stilling the mind,…

Being Expressive, Being Creative – Vishuddhi Chakra

‘Can we speak in flowers? It will be easier for me to understand.’ – so says the poet and reclusive writer Nayyirah Waheed who describes herself as the ‘quiet poet.’ The Vishuddhi Chakra is located in the spine at the base of the neck. Known as the throat chakra it is associated with change and…

How to Be

I am enough. You are enough. We are all enough. So many people are caught up in doing rather than being. They keep themselves busy achieving and fulfilling the roles they assign themselves and end up creating stress and anxiety in their lives. They feel as though unless they perform, achieve or fulfil a role,…

Emerging

Emerging is a process. For many weeks now, I have been pondering how I will emerge from this extended period of personal isolation. I have written previously about my contentment during the period of forced isolation and how I have welcomed the time to reflect, heal and consider my own life and how I can…

Rhythms of Bliss

In recent weeks whilst in the midst of the shut down for Coronavirus, I have been spending my time absorbed in daily rhythms of bliss – practicing mediation and yoga, reading, writing, painting, communing with nature and communing with my inner self. It has been a time for reflection and an opportunity for growth and…

Happy Birthday

It’s my birthday today. In recent years on my birthday, rather than celebrate, I choose to reflect and give thanks. I give thanks to the two people who gave me life and my Higher Self who has always been there. On my birthday I think about my Mother who was alone and my Father who,…

A step towards acceptance is a step closer to peace.

I am writing towards peace. To find peace, I need to invite acceptance into my life, wrestle with it, debate with it and honour it. For unless I do, peace will elude me. As a writer, facing the thing that scares us most, frees us.  If we tackle the challenging topic, we can tackle anything….

Do you know where you’re going to …

Do you know where you’re going to? Do you like the things that life is showing you? Where are you going to? Do you know?   Meaningful lyrics from the song by Diana Ross and the theme song to the 1975 movie Mahogany.  I have never seen the film (or at least I don’t remember seeing…

Dare to be … me

I am me in the here and now. I am my past from which I can never escape, nor do I want to. I am my future in which I want to grow to be best me I can be. I recognise this is a well worn phrase, a cliche, but it’s true. I do…