Well Being

WHICH WORD WILL YOU GROW INTO IN 2017?

WHICH WORD WILL YOU GROW INTO IN 2017? It is almost the time for New Year’s resolutions but, as a sweeping generalisation, I don’t like them. Too often people make their resolutions flippantly, and without any genuine intent to fuel their successful implementation; so they are more likely doomed to…

Have yourself an Aromatic Christmas…

Have yourself an Aromatic Christmas I felt ready to embrace the festive season when the rich aroma of my Xmas cake wafted through the house after 3 hours in the oven. At Christmas time our senses go into overdrive and for me as an aromatherapist it is my sense of…

Exercise your way to a better mental health

Exercise your way to a better mental health Now lets make one thing clear here, I am not an expert in exercise nor nutrition. I am simply a human being who has had shitty mental health and been on a long and challenging journey encompassing much learning on how to…

Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding Many women, after the birth of their first child, ask why no-one told them what childbirth would really be like. Actually, most couples have no filter when it comes to recounting their birth stories to expectant mothers, but like all profound experiences – war, love, bereavement – until you…

How Cyberbullying Differs from Standard Bullying How to Stop It

How Cyberbullying Differs from Standard Bullying and How to Stop It Bullies will always exist and they will always try to attack you where they think you are weak. Their personal insecurities manifest in the form of intimidation, belittling insults and the siphoning of self-confidence. Until around ten years ago,…

Do You Need To Be More Social Media Selfish?

Last week I saw the very knowledgeable Andy McKenzie put something on his Instagram about being selfish to be happy. I’m not going to go into the ins and outs of that post, other than to say in general I agree. The bits and pieces I have utilised from NLP and my own personal…

Stress is seriously stressful

Stress is seriously stressful By Fliss Baker Stress is such a little word. I visualise someone pulling their hair, tired, pressured and feeling trapped but it’s even more than that. It is very dangerous physically and mentally to the body. I’m going to tell you what stress does to my…

7 Exercise Core Workout

7 EXERCISE CORE WORKOUT Everyone wants a work on their abdomen and secretly love that next day pain that comes with a great workout. I have created a workout consisting of 7 exercises that target all areas of the core, which consists of the abdominals, obliques (love handles) and lower…

Yoga: Sun Salutations

Yoga:  Sun Salutations     1.Start by entering your body, connect to your breath-the sacred flow of life within you. Long smooth inhales, releasing any tensions with smooth, full exhales. Standing in mountain pose – tadasana (hands at heart or by the sides palms forward)         2….

A Flow of ideas…

A Flow of Ideas… A long established wisdom and central tenet in personal and spiritual growth, is the saying “Know Thyself.” Such a fundamental aspect which influences all we do through our choices and decision-making, and yet how much time do we give to understanding ourselves? Do you really know…

STOP SAYING YOU’RE “FINE”

  STOP SAYING YOU’RE “FINE” There is a four letter F-word that’s holding you back, but it’s probably not the F-word you’re thinking of right now <chuckle>. The F-word I’m referring to is fine; think about it. In this context, the dictionary defines fine as something that is of a…

Yoga: Twisting Lunge Pose • Parivrtta Anjaneyasana

Twisting Lunge Pose • Parivrtta Anjaneyasana A pose for empowerment and to honour change. This is a great multitasker of a pose. It gets a lot done…. Strengthens the muscles in your legs and glutes Improves digestion and elimination Relieves sciatic pain practiced effectively Improves your balance, concentration and core awareness…

The Connection to Ground.

The Connection to Ground. We are live-wires; electromagnetic bundles of energy connected to streams of activity and interest. We give out signals – of what we want and need – and receive calls, consciously and subconsciously from corresponding attractions, be they people, places or events. As space and time moves…

Brentwood

Brentwood  Our Single and Loving it Chick! Hello Chicks, sorry I haven’t written in a while. A lot has happened in the last few months and a lot hasn’t been happening…I have been sexually inactive since December. No shenanigans, no penetration, nothing. Nada. Zip. Today’s tale is from over a…

WHEN THE HORSE IS DEAD, IT’S TIME TO GET OFF!

WHEN THE HORSE IS DEAD, IT’S TIME TO GET OFF! When the horse is dead, it’s time to get off may seem like advice taken straight out of the Stating The Bleeding Obvious Handbook, but you’d be surprised how often I find myself encouraging mentees to do exactly this. Some…

The Art of Self-Care

The Art of Self-Care The art of self-care is a simple yet profound concept. It involves no-one else and is best practiced held-lightly and with grace. It teaches self-love, inclusion and gentleness. Its intention: to bring together the disparate aspects of our psyche and physical awareness. It soothes and it…

Perfectionism

Perfectionism Where did we learn the message that we needed to aspire to perfectionism? We could blame the media but every element of our personal learning and life experience gears towards the ideal that perfectionism equals success. If we think about our upbringing we are taught from an early age…

Roll with life’s punches

Roll with life’s punches Life has an uncanny and infuriating habit of sucker punching us when we’re already down. How often have you ever looked skywards and pleaded “…could I please just catch a break?!” A case in point. My brother, Philip, was diagnosed with Stage 4 Hodgkin Lymphoma last…