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Turning the everyday into rituals

Turning the everyday into rituals

If you follow me on Instagram you’ll know that I love a bath.  For me a bath used to be very functional.  And it definitely is when I get the kids in the bath at the end of the day.But as I’ve gone deeper into my self-nurturing practices having a bath has...

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You’re remarkable

You’re remarkable

How often do we try to fix ourselves?  Berate ourselves for all the things we are not, for all the things that are still left to do, for all the things we want to achieve?But what if we’re OK exactly as we are, in this moment?  What if we let go of the...

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The conflict of Valentine’s day

The conflict of Valentine’s day

It’s supposed to be the day we celebrate love but it brings up so much in so many of us. If you’re on your own it can bring up resentment, fear, longing for something you don’t have. If you’re in a relationship the expectations can be high, and often...

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My year in books

My year in books

At the beginning of the year I was pondering on whether or not to do a speed reading course.  You see I love books and I love reading, but I’m a slow reader.  However it didn’t feel quite right, to rush through beautiful books.  And then in February I...

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Everything you need is within you

Everything you need is within you

Yesterday I went to see Jack Kornfield in London, Jack trained as a Buddhist Monk in Thailand, India and Burma and now teaches Buddhist psychology and meditation all over the world. Yesterday he ended with this "Everything you need is within you." So often...

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Be you

Be you

“To be beautiful means to be yourself.  You don’t need to be accepted by others.  You need to accept yourself.” Thich Nhat Hanh   The saying goes "be yourself, everyone else is taken" by Oscar Wilde.  But why is it so hard sometimes to show up as we...

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You’re not alone

You’re not alone

When my Mum died I felt like I was the only person in the world who had lost her Mum and going through grief - even though I knew that wasn’t true, not only was my sister going through this but one of my friends had lost her Mum a few years before too.  ...

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Strong women: Melanie Lawson

Strong women: Melanie Lawson

For this feature strong women and nutrition have collided! Earlier this year one of my nutrition friends posted about a brand called Bare Biology. I’m always on the hunt for good quality supplements (with supplements you really do pay for what you get) and...

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The things I want to say to my Mum now I am a Mum

The things I want to say to my Mum now I am a Mum

It’s that time of year, it’s Mother’s Day. And I always find the run up to Mother's Day a bit tricky. My Mum died nearly 11 years ago now, at a time when I wasn’t sure if becoming a Mum would ever happen to me. And I’m so grateful it did. But it also changed my...

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Being ill when you’re a Mum

Being ill when you’re a Mum

I’ve finally succumbed to the winter cold. I’ve been really proud of my immune system this winter, keeping me well whilst everyone around was ill. But finally it got me! I try and give in to it when I’m not well but I find being ill and a Mum of two little...

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