I have always been a massive hugger. I love to hug. It’s the best way of saying hello to people in your life and it brings so many benefits that it needs to be talked about some more.
It’s a shame that right now we are being told that we are not allowed to hug our friends and family because hugging has been scientifically proven over and over again to support not only mental and emotional well-being but amazingly, it helps to boost physical health, including your immune system.
There have been studies on various species that show that the power of touch is hugely beneficial in the development and growth of each animal.
In 2018, Tiffany Field, Head of the Touch Research Institute at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, travelled to different airports to watch people interacting. The findings were shocking; nobody was touching each other anymore. Everybody was so busy on their phones, even the toddlers were interacting with their devices rather...
Exactly 6 years ago when I was in LA, I met one of my gurus: Micheal Bernard Beckwith.
Michael Bernard Beckwith is a New Thought minister, author and founder of the Agape International Spiritual Center in Beverly Hills, California, this is where I met him.
Micheal is more famously known for appearing in The Secret. I am a massive lover of all things to do with The Law of Attraction and first heard of this concept over 20 years ago. Since then, I have used vision boards combined with other techniques to help me to create the amazing life that I now live.
I remember the excitement that I felt walking into the Agape Center in LA. I had gone along by myself, by the recommendation of a famous actor dude who I had met at the retreat that I was revisiting in California the week before.
I walked in not knowing what to expect yet having the intention that I was going to meet Micheal Bernard Beckwith no matter what happened.
As I entered the door, there stood a stylish, well put...
Now this, ladies and gents, is one of my favourite subjects to talk about!
I get super excited about the subject of manifestation, I love the magic of believing that you can create so much in your life, so much joy, so much fulfilment, so much peace, so much connection, love and wonderment to be had, yes, this is YOUR life I am talking about here.
As humans, we are so flipping amazing! We have the potential to be the creator of our own lives. In fact, it’s not that we have the potential, it is what we do, whether we know it or not! That means your destiny really is in your hands! It is so easy to forget what magnificent beings that we really are!
We often get so bogged down by the day to day of life that we forget to live, I mean like really live, with passion, awareness and consciousness. You may find that much of the time you’re not living in the present moment and you are thinking of one million things all at the same time, that’s when...
Do you want to feel AMAZING? The holistic approach to detoxing and how changing your lifestyle choices will improve physical, mental and emotional health.
Detoxes often get a bad wrap as they can be misconstrued as some kind of unhelpful fad diet, something that may set you off into a yo-yo diet mentality. I am not an advocate for any type of fad diet or quick fix, however detoxing your mind and body holistically by looking into not only diet, but lifestyle choices can help physical, mental and emotional health.
What is holistic detox?
The holistic approach to detox sees us focus on food and drinks that create stress on the internal organs while also ridding toxins that we put into our bodies, our hair, toxic habits, relationships and even silver mercury fillings if you want to go down that path! Basically, anything that can stop us from being our best, most vibrant, energetic, aligned, strong and fabulous self!
The things that I recommend removing from your diet are meat,...
Now the merriments of Christmas are done and dusted… it is time to think about what you want to create for yourself and your life in this coming year!
I love this time of year as I always take time to reflect, plan and think about what it is that I want to create for myself and my life. This always includes some health and fitness goals.
Now of course we like to look great, which makes our health and fitness goals so important. However, I love to feel strong, not just in my body but in my mind too.
Without my mindset in its right, powerful and creative place, I know that I would not be able to achieve everything that I want to achieve in the year, this means that I would not be living to my full potential and that would get right on my nerves!
Can you relate?
We are all so very unique yet we are very similar as a species. The mind/body connection means when we take care of our bodies, our minds work better, we have more clarity, we are more efficient and we...
Listen lovely, if you want to enjoy scoffing mince pies, Christmas cake and all the turkey this year then honestly, fill. your. boots.
There are never any judgments coming from me. In fact, in December I always allow myself to eat what I damn well please (yes that’s my truth).
It's the month of the year where I feel the heaviest, and that is ok. I always do a detox in January and I am always super strict with myself as I love to set my year up in the healthiest way possible.
That for me is balance.
Your version of balance may be different from nine, and that’s ok too. However, what I never want you to feel is anxious and stressed out because of the choices that you’ve already made, that’s just a waste of your precious time, especially at a time when you should be enjoying yourself.
I teach my clients to help them to navigate through life with as much ease, fulfilment and joy as possible. Eating food is one of life's pleasures, especially when...
Guilt is a funny old emotion (and certainly NOT funny at all), I talk about guilt a lot in my therapeutic coaching practice both with my 1-2-1 clients and my group coaching programmes as its one of those emotions that we all feel at some point in our lives. (FYI being a parent brings it on ten fold, seriously).
Most emotions are there to teach us something, however not guilt, it stands alone with shame as being pretty bloody useless and what I call: totally un-resourceful.
This year with the current situation that we see ourselves in, guilt is going to be thrown all over the show as we are having to choose who we do and don’t spend xmas with.
Who will be in ‘the bubble’?
Who will you see and not see?
Will you feel bad if said person comes down with the flu the week after?
Will you feel guilty over hugging granny when you’ve avoided it all year?
Gosh, as if Christmas is not hard enough we've now got to deal with all kinds of rules and...
Financial stress can be incredibly hard and take its toll on us both mentally and physical. Carrying such a heavy burden can also start to impact our relationships with others.
What's more, the more you worry about the problem, you may find the worse it gets. As often, when focussed on the negative, we fail to notice opportunities - this is what happens when we focus on lack and negativity, rather than abundance and positivity. If you are familiar with the Law of Attraction, then you'll be well aware of this.
Through the principles of the Law of Attraction we understand that money worries come from a place of feeling like we do not have enough - a 'lack' mindset. If we want to manifest more of something, we must focus on having that very thing we are feeling the lack of. A great phrase to remember is 'what we focus on grows'.
So, to manifest more wealth and abundance - we must focus on feelings of having both wealth and abundance (which is really tricky...
December, and Christmas in particular, is a tough time of year for many, and this year seems to be on a whole new level in terms of the challenges that we are being faced with.
Being alone and loneliness are two totally different states of being, and while it is good to be alone - as that’s how we grow, recharge and connect with our true selves - for many people being alone can too easily turn into loneliness.
Loneliness is something that can creep up on us in an unexpected way, like an unwelcome visitor, and make us feel utterly miserable for the entirety of its stay.
The weird thing is about loneliness is that you don’t have to be alone to feel it. You can be in a room full of people. And the worst is being in a room full of people that are your family or friends and still feeling lonely.
Loneliness is often a state of mind - a mental and emotional state - rather than something physical.
Loneliness, as a short term emotion, can actually be...