This time of year is important to rest not rush The Christmas fat will fall Take it easy on your bodies Be kind to yourself Too many posts about making goals Giving up this Restricting that Why not wait until the sun shines And our bodies warm Go for a walk Notice nature Drink warm teas with nice spices and grated ginger Focus on doing more of the good stuff Avoid the language of guilt, deprivation, lack, diet, oh I’m so this and so that What does it tell your mind? Here’s a cute puppy to raise your happy hormones! … Continue reading Solving World Problems One Mum at a
Can we learn to love Tech? Do you have a morning routine to check in with yourself? The holidays are here and I continue to be an early riser which has been a perfect way to create a longer meditation habit, which actually gives me more time across the day. Each morning, I sit and meditate for 40 to 60 minutes, after which I often write out my morning pages and then enjoy some yoga, qi gong, swim or a run, which I shorten when I’m back on the school run. As the kids have got older they sleep … Continue reading Smile and Grunt
A Spring Clean from the inside out Many of us will be moving into Spring expecting to be full of energy and enthusiasm, however the reality is we are still often dragging along Winter baggage, such as coughs, colds and a few extra body pounds, just in time for the allergy season to begin too! If you’d like a little more spring in your step – try some of these – 🌟Warm Lemon Water Upon waking and before eating sip warm water with a the juice of 1/2 a and a little honey – this has lots of benefits including … Continue reading Do you have Spring in Your Step?
Vegetable of the month – Curly KALE Of all the brassicas I’ve trialled growing over the years curly Kale is a favourite. Not only because it is so meaty, robust and healthy to eat but it has also for the past 12 years survived deer, pigeon, squirrel, caterpillar attacks and it’s neglectful carers. Our sandy and dry soil at the Alpha Road Alloment, Woking also provides the perfect conditions for it to grow. In our early enthusiastic years we grew brussel sprouts, sprouting broccoli, cabbages and more brassicas. However, these need netting, staking, feeding, collars and more and now that … Continue reading Disliked by the deer, rabbits, squirrels, pigeons, caterpillars and Ellie – is Kale for you?
Ever had a Chi Swim, a swim where you experience calm, connection and conciousness? Nor had I, so ever curious, I decided to try it at the Christmas Day swimming session at Spectrum Leisure Centre in Guildford. This year, I’ve explored more Tai Chi and Qi Gong and have met some very inspirational teachers and pupils. Once I stopped being frustrated with trying to follow the moves and get them right I started to just enjoy moving and being in a meditative state even if I often made it up. With each new session the sequence of moves is becoming clearer … Continue reading A Christmas Chi Swim