8 Compelling Reasons to Learn to Breathe Better

8 Compelling Reasons to Learn to Breathe Better

When I talk about the need to learn to breathe, I am often met with confusion. People think, ‘but I don’t need to know how to breathe, my body just does it’. While this is true, there are, in fact, many compelling reasons why you will benefit from learning how to...
Do you want to survive or thrive?

Do you want to survive or thrive?

When you were in your mother’s womb, you didn’t have to do much to ensure your survival. All the nutrients you needed to live and grow were provided to you through the umbilical cord that joined your body to hers. What she ate nourished you. The breaths she took...
Soothed by the breath of the sea

Soothed by the breath of the sea

Today, after a few weeks of not being able to drive thanks to a broken foot, I finally was able to visit my favourite beach, Southerndown. We didn’t stay for long, my hopes of a long coastal walk thwarted by the 8 year old’s insistence that he had to put his foot into...
Do you want to survive or thrive?

Do you want to survive or thrive?

When you were born, something amazing happened. At the moment you emerged from the womb, you took your first breath. As you opened your lungs and inhaled for the first time, you took oxygen into your body from the outside world for the first time, and began the slow...
Acceptance, is it the secret to happiness?

Acceptance, is it the secret to happiness?

“My happiness grows in direct proportion to my acceptance, and in inverse proportion to my expectations” Michael J Fox Where the magic happens When J.K. Rowling was sitting in that coffee shop typing out the words that would become Harry Potter’s world, she had no...
Going deep into 2019

Going deep into 2019

Ring out the old Well, here we are. It is the start of the new year, and farewell to the old. I have to say, although it is only symbolic, I am rather relieved to say goodbye to 2018. It has certainly been an interesting year. The latter half particularly brought many...
I Found Myself on a Yoga Mat

I Found Myself on a Yoga Mat

It took me a really long time to admit to myself that I had a problem with alcohol. I grew up seeing wine on the table with dinner, and spending happy summer evenings outside the bar with my brother while my parents had a couple of drinks inside. I rarely saw my...
Remembering to breathe in a world gone mad

Remembering to breathe in a world gone mad

Yesterday was a weird sort of day. I woke up super excited about the work I was going to do, updating some pages on my website, writing some emails and generally being productive. I made the biggest mistake possible for productivity. I checked the news. It was...