My Top Ten Highlights from 2017

My Top Ten Highlights from 2017

I am sitting here at my living room table, wrapped in blankets and thick slipper socks (a wonderful Christmas gift from my eldest son), sore, runny nose, headache and sore throat, feeling very sorry for myself after a day of exhausted ill-feeling. I have watched a lot...
Letting Go with love

Letting Go with love

My baby left today, again. 3 months ago we took him to Heathrow Airport to see him off to Seattle where he is studying for the 3rd year of his degree. I was a blubbering mess as we waved him off at the departure gate, feeling quite distraught at his leaving to go so...
On getting the right amount of sleep…

On getting the right amount of sleep…

I remember nights alone with a bottle of wine, struggling to keep my eyes open as I poured myself another glass of wine, seeing two bottles where there was only really one, unable to go to bed until I had emptied the bottle and drunk it’s contents.  My body would...
Becoming a better You through Yoga

Becoming a better You through Yoga

A few months ago, a big Hollywood name who was one of the men accused of sexual assault following the Harvey Weinstein revelations announced he was checking into a rehab centre where Yoga was offered in the hope that Yoga would make him a better person. This was...
Reflecting on Being 45

Reflecting on Being 45

I am writing to you today from a gypsy caravan in the middle of the Brecon Beacons in south wales. This is my birthday gift to myself, 2 days of solitude, walking, writing, reading and being surrounded by nature. I had hoped for yoga as well, but the caravan is very...
Last minute gift ideas for your loved one in recovery

Last minute gift ideas for your loved one in recovery

As Christmas gets closer, you might, like me, be frantically running through lists of people in your head, wondering if you have got everything you need, and if you have got the right gifts for people. For the friend or loved one in recovery, you might really struggle...
I’m dreaming of a Stress Free Christmas!

I’m dreaming of a Stress Free Christmas!

As we are approaching the end of work for this year for many, you may be looking forward to Christmas, or you may be feeling mighty anxious about it. How will you pay for it? How will you manage the family relationships. Will they like the presents they got for you?...
Crush the Cravings livestream replay

Crush the Cravings livestream replay

Craving is something that affects us all, not just those of us in recovery from addiction. Yoga philosophy tells us that the root of human suffering is to be found in the Kleshas, the 5 Obstacles identified by Patanjali in the Yoga Sutras.  They are Avidya  –...