I was chatting to a (gorgeous) client of mine yesterday and she was talking about work, doing the long hours, running around after other people and having trouble sleeping at night. So I said to her, “Well, when’s the last time you stopped and allowed yourself some relaxation time?”. And the response was a bit of an embarrassed, “Never…..”. Read the rest of this post »
This week I was going to be telling you about my one year soberversary (which is actually happening tomorrow). But the news of Nepal’s massive earthquake has got my mind thinking about something completely different. There goes life again, changing my plans! And there it is, my subject for today.
Life changing our plans.
The last 24 hours I’ve been thinking a lot about the earthquake in Nepal. As soon as I heard the news, I felt crushed. Sadness, grief, empathy – and this loud voice inside me telling me that I have to do something to help (I have a bunch of ideas brewing inside my head, so once I’ve grown them enough to be shared, you’ll be the first to know). Read the rest of this post »
Welcome back to my Nepali adventure! If you haven’t read Part 1, then hightail it over there and check that out first, then come back and get into Part 2 below (it will make more sense that way!).
So where did we leave off last week..?? Oh yes, that’s right. I was in Lumbini. And I was feeling pretty disheartened by the selfies and selfishness I’d experienced at the birthplace of Buddha. But there was something that brightened my time there – the food! Read the rest of this post »
For the last two-and-a-half weeks, the hubby and I were traveling through what is quite possibly one of the most interesting and eye-opening countries I have been too (and I’ve been to over 30 countries so I’m not just saying that! I have some good comparisons out there). Nepal is stunning. The scenery, the people, the culture, everything just took my breath away.
So why did I choose to go to Nepal? It’s been on my bucket list for a while, and I think the most attractive quality for me was the religious aspect. Read the rest of this post »
Jess never knew me. But I knew her. At least, I felt like I knew her – as did thousands of others from all corners of the globe who had read her blog and followed her journey over the last seven years. And along with them, it was with great shock and deep sadness that I learned she had left our world on February 26th.
Jess had been living with a rare form of cancer, epithelioid sarcoma, which spread to her left arm. Read the rest of this post »
It might be almost two weeks’ late but… Happy New Year!! I personally love the new year. I love the ritual of shutting the door on the year before, and opening the door on the new possibilities of the year ahead. It’s not like anything actually happens, the sun rises just like every other day, but yet it brings so much hope and optimism and inspiration to people the world over.
It makes you feel like you have a clean slate, you can make a fresh start, and anything that happened before is wiped away. Read the rest of this post »
So let’s take a look back at our year, shall we?
When I think about reviewing my year, I’m not thinking about what went on in the world. I’m thinking about what went on in my heart, in my mind, and in my soul. How did I grow, learn evolve, exist? Read the rest of this post »
So you might have also noticed (along with the rising temperatures) that around this time of year people start to think about the things they did, and the things they didn’t do over the last 12 months. Things they want to do, or things they tried to do but failed at first time around (or maybe second or third time around, as the case may be). Read the rest of this post »
I was actually a bit hesitant about writing this blog because in all honesty, it’s difficult to find the right words to describe just how magical my time in Bali was! It’s not very often that you find yourself surrounded by like-minded people, accepting, non-judging, supportive and full of love and gratitude. I don’t think I’ve ever experienced anything like it before, and if I ever experience again then I will call myself a very blessed individual!
Of course, day one I was pretty nervous. Read the rest of this post »
Hello from Bali! Or more specifically, Ubud – mecca for yogis and nature lovers alike. And for me, being both of those, it’s pretty much paradise. If you don’t follow me on Facebook then you might be wondering why I’m here, so let me give you a bit of a breakdown of what’s happening at the moment.
I’ve basically taken a three-week hiatus from my normal life to immerse myself in all things yoga. To live, breathe, eat and sleep my yoga teacher training. Read the rest of this post »