Why Sketching Builds Resilience

What do you remember doing as a child and not really appreciating at the time, and has this influenced you now? Is Outcome Always A Priority?  During half term 2015, my husband Paul was away with work in Syria, so as often happens in the holidays,  I drove the kids up North to visit their older and younger cousins and spend time with my lovely sister in law, Auntie Sally, two mums working together is always so much easier than one eh. On this occasion we met at one of our favourite bolt holes in the Lake District, the Independent … Continue reading Why Sketching Builds Resilience

The Possibility of Courage

Take 2 Did you know that simply sitting for 2 minutes each morning and exploring a  a little quiet time to check in with you can make a big difference to your day.  You may enjoy meditation, journalling,  listening, chantingc  whatever works,  go with your flow, nobody is watching. 🙃 During this time maybe set an intention for how you would like to BE today in the busyness of your day. I enjoy creating a word of the day and today, it is ‘courage’.   It’s None Of My Business There’s something on my mind and I’m going to say … Continue reading The Possibility of Courage

Adults stop playing because they worry they might fall over.

A Lesson From the Brownies  Another ‘Random’ workshop with the Brownies this evening.   Before we did some moves, mindset and mindlessness, I did a little research for my ‘adult’ playful / random / mindlessful workshop this Saturday and asked them 3 questions –   What does the word ‘play’ mean to you? –   Friends Games Tablet Donuts   ‘Why Do Adults Stop Playing’?   Because of us They haven’t got time They give up They can’t play, don’t know how to Too old to be chased Worried about falling over We are faster than them and they get … Continue reading Adults stop playing because they worry they might fall over.

So … What.

So Where will your flow take you today? Perhaps you have set an intention to ‘DO something today, you have a schedule, a plan etc.  What if it doesn’t go to plan, doesn’t go the way you want it to? How about just going with the’flow’ and reminding yourself to just ‘BE’ today. BE curious.  Move into not knowing what is coming next.  Get excited. Put your finger to your nose and simply take a breath. PAUSE and BE. BE with the feeling but avoid BEcoming the feeling. Allow the feeling to be with you, maybe it’s alongside you, above … Continue reading So … What.

Smile and Grunt

 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

Movement, Mindfulness & Mindset Classes for Kids

Classes specifically for your child – How would it feel to have a relaxed, happy and confident child – what would that mean to you as a parent? I run a weekday class in Guildford and Saturday workshops across Surrey and help your child to – Discover ways to overcome fears and anxiety Problem solve on their own, learning from their mistakes Think more independently Develop a ‘can do’ attitude Make friends and keep friends Create a ‘growth’ mindset and optimism These relaxed, fun and playful Tuesday Sessions are for young people aged 6 to teen. Run over 4 weeks. … Continue reading Movement, Mindfulness & Mindset Classes for Kids

Oods, Harmony and Miracles – 2017 is your time

Are you Speaking into the Universe’s Listening? What are you ready to create for 2017 –  are your intentions clear? I’ve a little red book containing quotes, affirmations and intentions  and I’m conjuring up some more ready for 2017. Reading it through and reflecting, I realise why some of the things came to be and also why some of them haven’t – my language wasn’t clear, the intention not confident, belief weak,  and I wasn’t speaking into the Universe’s listening or my own effectively, also what was the big reason? It’s also fascinating how some  intentions came to pass a few years on and … Continue reading Oods, Harmony and Miracles – 2017 is your time