Wild Women and the world

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Recently a dear friend said to me ‘Just be yourself’. How amazing. The most beautiful thing anyone ever said to me. Just to be myself is enough, I have learned. And you, just to be yourself is enough. You are a beautiful goddess, wild, free spirited, with wisdom, creativity and courage beyond that which you can even imagine you possess. When I am my true self, when I trust my instincts and intuition, I know I am safe. I know that … Read More

Yoga, keeping it real

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I was introduced the other day as ‘A yoga teacher, and a person.’ How refreshing. All to often it can feel that because I teach Yoga I am apart from the regular members of the human race and that I should somehow float just above the ground and glide rather than walk as I am so serene and pure. This is not the case at all. If anything at all I feel that I am more human than most. I … Read More

Turn off, Switch on……..

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Imagine a place where the buzz and bustle of todays modern, frenetic pace of the world doesn’t disturb you. Imagine being immersed in an environment which is peaceful, grounding, calming and full of nature. Magical ancient trees, lush green everywhere, the elements of fire, earth, water and fresh air. Delicious wholesome food.Good energy within and all around you. Can such a place exist? Yes it can, and it does. I am not given to advertising, especially within this blog which … Read More

Nomadic and Rootless!

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I am Nomadic and Rootless, the dictionary definitions of these two words are as follows: Nomadic: A person who does not stay long in the same place; a wanderer. i.e. Nomadic people travel from place to place rather than living in one place all the time. Synonyms: wandering, travelling, roaming, migrant, itinerant, migratory, vagrant. Rootless: If someone has no permanent home or job and is not settled in any community, you can describe them as rootless. i.e.These rootless young people have nowhere else to go.…people who refused … Read More

Who are we really?

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Recently I’ve been really looking into who I am. This may sound strange at first so let me explain. We are generally seen as our roles or places in society. How often do we meet someone new and the initial question is always ‘what do you do?’ How often do we respond with our current (not necessarily chosen) job role or profession and not say what we actually do? When I ask myself what I do and I don’t respond … Read More

Don’t be a emotional control freak!

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New years day morning 2018. I wake and stretch and my breastbone cracks, it feels as though my heartspace is literally breaking open after months of being stuck and stagnant. My awareness tumbled straight into my hearts consciousness. Happy new year. New years day, a full moon, a manifestation meditation. A day of letting go, opening and embracing whatever is to come. Oh yes sounds idyllic and wonderful doesn’t it? It was in fact the next instalment of a seemingly … Read More

Feeling ‘deranged’

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Vata derangement, in the world of Ayurveda, is a relatively common phenomenon, It is not something I had ever experienced, until now. Ayurveda is the ancient Indian ‘science of life’, a system that looks at individuals holistically and using the elements to put together individual constitutional types known as ‘Doshas.’ There are three different Dosha types and we all consist of all three, with different amounts of each in every one of us. We often have one dominant Dosha which … Read More

“Its not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.”

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Last week I climbed Ben Nevis, at four thousand four hundred and thirteen feet its the completely highest point in the whole of the British Isles. I didn’t even feel like going out of the house, let alone to Scotland (living in Devon it felt like a very long way for someone who didn’t even want to get out of bed!) I had promised my best friend that I would go with her and that, for her 50th birthday, we … Read More

Being fully human

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Analysing anxiety A feeling in the guts The pit of the stomach Gnawing, grinding, churning Total and complete unease Fear and dread An overwhelming urge to run Far far away As swiftly as I can Like a deer silent and swift in its flight To safety And yet Rooted to the spot Unable to breathe As though cryogenically frozen Muscle tension Pounding heartbeat of an elite runner Dilated pupils Vigilant watchful awareness Nothing can make it go away Feeling this … Read More

Rewriting Grief

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On 17/7/17 my partner of 17 years died. I was lying by his side as he took his last breath. It was not entirely unexpected but it was tumultuous, as was he. He was a complex person, full to the brim of life, love, laughter, so many thoughts and words, and yet always with a darkness and haunted sadness behind his blue eyes. I always knew that our time together was precious and finite and so I drank in every … Read More

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