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...
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 really...
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.   But...
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 ones hard....
Another word on grief

Another word on grief

I’ve written about grief a few times now (you can find my first post here, and my second here), it’s something close to my heart and something I think isn’t spoken about enough. But recently it’s cropped up again for me so I thought I’d put pen to paper again,...
Self care: saying no

Self care: saying no

Today I should be at a seminar all to do with stress, instead I’m at home, still in my PJs with my family. I haven’t had a weekend free in over a month and this week, with my daughter being ill as well, I’ve started to feel it. So I made the decision not to go. I...
My teacher

My teacher

In 2006 I went to Thailand and for some reason I came home wanting to learn to meditate. I say for some reason as I’m not sure where it came from, it wasn’t a spiritual holiday at all, I just came home with a desire to learn to meditate. And that’s when someone...
Strong women: Natalie Muller

Strong women: Natalie Muller

I had such an overwhelming response to my strong women series that I’ve decided to continue, to share the stories of more amazing women. It never ceases to amaze me how many strong women there are. And Natalie is one that I’m closer to. I’ve known Natalie for years....
How to eat well when you have kids

How to eat well when you have kids

Hands up if you eat 10 times faster now you’ve got kids! I was always quite a slow eater, and obviously after studying nutrition I realised the importance of eating well, taking your time to eat your food, to eat consciously and to chew well. And then I had kids! I...

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