Daniel Groom. Yoga for Anxiety. Published Article OM Magazine April 2016 The transition we all face going from adolescence to adulthood is a well-documented challenge, research also frequently highlights that for men this transition often dictates that we leave emotion and internal wellbeing behind as these are feminine pursuits that men need to avoid. The…Read More
We are excited that our beloved therapy centre has reopened for a number of talking therapies and holistic treatments. For the safety of our therapists and all clients, it is important that we ask you to adhere to the following guidelines when visiting our centre: *Cancel your appointment if you or your family have symptoms…Read More
A thank you from our founder
A thank you to everyone who has been in my life in 2018. If you held me up when I was crying thank you. If you were there waiting for me whilst I hid in my glittery woman cave, recovering from some of the most painful experiences I have ever known, thank you for waiting…Read More
Self Awareness – The Magic Which Lies Within
What it isn’t. Being self-aware has in past times being misconstrued as self-indulgence and selfishness. Being very “aware” of oneself was something that people did and often still consider to be a failing, a trite vanity. The fact that we have moved so far from celebrating ourselves is tragic. You know something, we human beings…Read More
Age, the gift that keeps on giving
Funny how age brings you a bloody big bag of gifts you neither expected nor asked for. Gifts you don’t even get the pleasure of getting excited about receiving because, until you have lived with them for a while you don’t realise the value of them. Or how much you would love having them. Perhaps…Read More
Live simply, live well, you will never get this time back again
I am feeling the urge to simplify. Not in a New Year’s resolution kind of way; no, I am not planning on giving up gin and tonic for January. (Why would I do that to myself?) And no, I’m not taking up the gym, as I re-joined in 2017 and funnily enough I quite enjoy…Read More
Keeping it real. Mindfulness Rebel does Christmas
THE MENOPAUSE, AND MERRY EFFING XMAS! You know with Christmas just a few breaths away, I am in a somewhat reflective mood. Reflective and honest. And in truth a little bit menopausal to boot. So, if I am rambling, I can’t help it because I can barely hold my stream of thoughts during a conversation,…Read More
You Will Not Make Me Hate
You Will Not Make Me Hate Today we awoke to sad news. We heard and saw violent and wicked acts against our brothers and sisters in America. The news was so shocking it literally took my breathe away. To me the idea that violence and murder is the only way to share your message, raise…Read More
It was all about the socks!!!
Tonight i had the dubious pleasure of laundry. I am deeply avoidant of all things domestic; cleaning, dusting, what is the point in it anyway? You just fluff the damn dust up in the air and it lands somewhere else! My all time least favourite is pairing the bloody socks. When I met my soon…Read More
Mindfulness and the 3 P’s
We all know that being more mindful will improve our quality of life. We have heard a simple mindful meditation practice can change our lives. Just five to ten minutes a day of mindfulness meditation has been proven to lower stress levels, help us sleep better, improve our relationships, feel healthier, work more efficiently and…Read More
For all of us who each day continue to struggle to forgive. Forgiveness. Today as I was teaching in the heart centre I had an epiphany, one of those moments when something you know logically or theoretically makes it way into experiential awareness. We were resting in Pigeon Posture gently breathing into any physical resistance we were…Read More
New Years Gift – Setting Intentions that WORK!
The eve of 2016 began with the usual high drama, teenagers stressing over whether the fake tan was patchy, who had stolen whose lipstick and a lesson in walking in heels! My morning began with my usual coffee fix, don’t judge me green tea or water and lemon just don’t rock my world! I had…Read More
Paris – Stand Tall, We Are All One!
How do we answer the horror that is terrorism? How do we make sense of that which is nonsensical? How do we process the madness that fundamental religion has created? With the horrific events yesterday in Paris, I am inspired by the love that is pouring forth. I am inspired by the spirit of the…Read More
Let Go And Let Flow
Go with the flow, be in the flow, living in the flow, let it flow, flow off for flows sake and leave me alone. After all if I leave things to flow, well nothing will buggery well happen! For the longest time I really used to get irritated with people who told me to let…Read More
Letting Go and Living in a Cult
I had the oddest experience this week, I was erased. Scrubbed out, lifted out of the family tree. Orphaned! I found myself parentless, without that blissful safety net that a warm loving family offers. Thrown out on the streets like a street urchin….oh all right maybe that is a trifle dramatic. Dickensian even. I wasn’t…Read More
“I’m so fat” and other nonsense
So I come in from work and the girls follow me to the dining room to compare notes on who is the fattest! Obviously I win this competition hands down. Just to be clear I am not fat, but am on the upper end of curvy, a stone or two down would be a good…Read More
The Mindfulness Rebel
Tonight as I write my blog, I am multi-tasking. Please don’t be offended, you do have my full attention but there are times when one must do more than one thing at a time! And as a female I am in the unique position that I can do many many things at once, I can…Read More
The day the earth moved!
All right wind your neck in you naughty lot. I know exactly what you are thinking and whilst yes the earth has moved on a few occasions, it usually due to snoring vibrating the bed, or me having nightmares and giving Mr G a good old “doing” as we say in Scotland. No the occasion…Read More
The tree that fell on my head and woke me up!
6 months ago a tree dropped a 6ft branch 50 feet onto my noggin. It bloody hurt, a lot, I believe I let out a few choice words. It was somewhat shocking, terrifying and eye watering. Funny thing is I had gone out for a walk to get away from the teenagers, and to walk…Read More
“Leave people alone” and the pet monk!
“Leave people alone – just leave them alone!” Was one of the wisest things I was ever taught by a very unassuming Buddhist teacher I studied with for several years. I vividly remember sitting in the kitchen with her and her monk, not her monk as in her pet monk, no her monk worked for…Read More
Hey Universe it’s my ride!
What’s the universe trying to tell me? This is one of the most frequently asked questions people ask me when they are having a crappy time. Whether they have met the fiftieth loser on match.com. Or have applied for a 1000 jobs and only got 3 interviews and not even the manners from those 3…Read More
How to Survive Teenagers
Surviving the teenage years – how do we do that without turning to banned substances? How do you stay present, compassionate, and mindful when to be quite frank all you feel like doing is punching a wall in frustration? I have three teenagers, somehow I managed to have all three within four years. I genuinely…Read More
Resistance is Futile
Last night as I was sitting in meditation aware of my own discomfort arising through the physical body, I allowed myself a moment of petulance. I am not proud of it. But I am an honest being so petulance is indeed what was popping up for me, so I will name it. Petulance! There you…Read More