I had to trust that it was going to happen

I HAD TO TRUST THAT IT WAS GOING TO HAPPEN! About four years ago, chanting had become a precious and deeply valued part of my daily meditation practice. 📿 My heart was yearning to learn more about devotional singing and related practices within the yoga tradition. So I was thrilled to be invited to applyContinue reading “I had to trust that it was going to happen”

I never liked this about myself…

I never liked this about myself… That when I was a child (and even on occasion now), if I was the focus of attention my mouth would clamp shut, all words would leave me, my heart would race and my face would go the brightest shade of red….🥵 Kids especially, would laugh at my embarrassment.Continue reading “I never liked this about myself…”

Are you feeling WEARY? (When Everything Appears Really Yucky)

OK, Yucky may not (or actually it may) be the best word to describe 2020 and how we may be feeling about life right now, but I couldn’t find an alternative word beginning with Y. However you choose to describe it, 2020 has created many opportunities for positive change but alongside it, also illness, grief,Continue reading “Are you feeling WEARY? (When Everything Appears Really Yucky)”

A life changing moment

😭I could not believe that this was happening AGAIN…Out of the blue. Unexpected.Everything was going so well wasn’t it? We were so happy…weren’t we?Obviously he wasn’t 🤷🏼‍♀️I was heartbroken….again 💔and it REALLY hit me this time, like a punch to the stomachBUT…in that same moment as his words were sinking in- telling me that itContinue reading “A life changing moment”

Meditation in isolation!

How is your meditation practice working for you now?🧘🏼‍♀️Just last month, we were discussing here, what we find challenging about practicing meditation. For some, it was maintaining motivation, others it was frustration with a busy mind. I wrote a couple of posts to help with these challenges which people said were helpful. Yay! 🥳 ButContinue reading “Meditation in isolation!”

The importance of grounding

THE IMPORTANCE OF GROUNDING 🌳 What does it mean to be grounded?To be grounded is to be well balanced, stable, present and able to remain calm in a crisis. When we are not grounded, we can be distracted easily, become spaced out, prone to panic and even forgetful. Sometimes grounding can first become an issueContinue reading “The importance of grounding”

An introduction to mantra meditation

MANTRA MEDITATION Mantra was the first practice of meditation that I was introduced to when I first began meditating in 1996. Whilst I have had periods of practicing other types of meditation over the years, I always found myself gravitating back to mantra and it has now been present again in my daily practice forContinue reading “An introduction to mantra meditation”

Meditation and the busy mind

Today, we are going to look at how we deal with the busy mind or emotions that can arise during meditation. I have always really appreciated the following quote by Dean Ornish M.D Physician and director of Preventative Medicine Research Institute.“Meditation is simple in concept but difficult to master. Fortunately, you don’t have to masterContinue reading “Meditation and the busy mind”

Meditation: Motivation & Discipline

This post was inspired by a Facebook poll in which I asked followers to tell me the struggles they experience with their meditation practice. The most popular response was the struggle to find motivation or having the discipline to practice. So, whenever we decide that we need to make room for something that will beContinue reading “Meditation: Motivation & Discipline”

Celebrating summer solstice

Solstice blessings to all 🙏☀️ The sun is actually shining here in Harpenden this morning 😀 I am noticing in my Facebook feed that many are feeling energised and lively today. Many people seem to have been up since dawn walking, running and swimming etc This is beautiful to see 💖 I appreciate taking timeContinue reading “Celebrating summer solstice”