Kindness. Being kind. What does this mean?
Well, kindness is about being friendly, considerate of thoughts and feelings of others and generous. Kindness is a high vibration emotion. If someone does something kind for you, how does it make you feel? Warm and fluffy! When you do something kind for others it allows you to fulfil one of the 6 basic human needs; contribution. We can choose to contribute with our careers, within our family unit or by choosing to volunteer for a charity. It is important for us all to recognise that contributing creates fulfilment.
Whilst I am talking about human needs lets talk about connection. Connection/love is something that we can’t live without. Kindness also taps into this need and allows us to feel a sense of connection to the person that we are giving kindness to or the person that we are receiving kindness from. Also, if we are part of a group that is generating kindness then we are both...
Self-love, self-love, self-love and all that jazz.. We keep hearing all about this stuff from self-love experts and coaches, but what on earth do they all mean!?
I think that we have to look at what self-love means to the individual and we need to ask, why is there such an issue around the subject of self-love and why do so many of us find it so damn tough?
When you are void of self-love and acceptance, what do you have instead? What is lying under the dark depths of our daily tasks, chores and responsibilities? It’s time we dove deeper into the psychology behind self-love, or lack there of.
Let’s start at the beginning.
What is self-love?
What does it mean to you?
How do you know that you’ve got it?
How does it feel?
How does it look, sound and feel?
What would you do differently if you had lashings of self-love?
LOVE. FOR. SELF.
That is it! Sounds simple, however hundreds of clients and years of experience and research tell me that this...
Two tiny yet powerful letters. They have the power to create boundaries that not only protect your wellbeing but create a level of self-esteem that maybe you’ve never had before. The power of saying NO is just that, damn powerful. So, why do many of us feel bad for saying it?
We are a nation made up of polite people, especially if we have a ‘people pleasing’ aspect to us. We find ourselves over committing and saying yes to things that don’t serve us, don’t please us and take us away from our purpose and passion.
You know that feeling when you really don’t want to do what you’re being asked to do; you have that feeling of dread in your stomach, but you don’t want to let the other person down or you don’t want to come across as a bad friend or family member?
That feeling is a...
Now, this is a subject that I think we can all relate to.
Whether we’ve just messed up our diet, drank alcohol in dry January or sabotaged a relationship, I believe we have all been there in some form.
Wouldn’t you agree?
The thing is, we usually won’t realise when we are in that space of self-sabotage as what we decide most of the time comes from a place in our unconscious mind where our belief structure lives. Our core belief structure was largely created when we were children; we picked up ways of thinking and believing from our parents or carers and we didn’t even question why we believed what we did.
Most of us rarely question our beliefs until later on in life when we are in therapy, on some kind of self-discovery journey or wanting to unpick some traumatic or past events that we realise are holding us back from being a better version of ourselves.
From my experience, self-sabotage is a sneaky episode that creeps up when we least expect it...
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...