Whatever else is happening, there are aspects of Nature that continue, & my bluebells are doing just that! They’re elbowing my cyclamen out of the way in their desire for light… I love that undeniable reminder of the life force that exists all around us, that energy that we can all participate in, to some extent. And, let’s enjoy it, cos right now, we
If ‘gratitude’ doesn’t adequately describe where you’re at, how about ‘appreciating’ aspects of you life you may be taking for granted..
Surprisingly, lifestyle tweaks are sometimes more of what’s required to solve a physical problem, than the bodywork itself! It’s one of the (many) reasons I take time to fully check in with clients before starting the massage itself. Some of this is obvious, if external problems are causing stress, this will impact on your muscles, no matter what I do in the short term…
Crazy, isn’t it, it’s taken 3 weeks for me to find a space where I feel a sense of actually moving into a New Year – 2020 – arguably, a new decade…! How has it been for you…? I was somewhat catapulted into a strange ‘in between’ phase after Christmas (for many & varied reasons!) & have only really just surfaced & gone through
Once again, we’re here, heading towards the end of another year… Whether you celebrate Christmas or not, & however you intend to spend the time – alone, working, endless gatherings, driving around… etc etc …make a space to take a moment, draw breath & check in with how you’re feeling & if your basic needs are being met… If not, make a tweak or
Not long before my son was born, a book came out, titled ‘Good Enough Parenting’ by Bruno Bettlelheim. I can’t pretend to have read it, but people I mixed with referred to it & it became a mantra for, not just my parenting, but for life…! I grew up with a father who was a perfectionist, & as I was heading for the Royal
A provocative statement perhaps… but a perpetual expectation of constant happiness as a state is, I think, more than a little deluded & stressful!! Where’s sadness, grief, anger, deep joy etc etc…?? Our natural ‘states’ include all the above & more, without the sense of pressure that sometimes exists around the need to be relentlessly cheerful & positive around everything that happens in life.
A client asked me recently if I had gone into hibernation yet? They are well aware that I make the most of shorter days (& often miserable, grey, wet weather) by having pj or slobby days, when working from home & indulging in fairy lights & general cosiness. My reply was that my hibernation isn’t necessarily just in the dark months. I often ‘hibernate’
I’m always on the look out for new waxes or new blends, to mix up what I offer to clients within their massage treatments. Recently, I came across the Vegan Wax Company, who offer waxes without beeswax, with a plain wax & a few blended. Specifically for clients who are making a vegan choice in their lives, these are perfect… but, they also smell
Hmmm, it’s that time of year already… the days are definitely getting shorter, darkness is coming in earlier & grey days seem to have more impact on any light indoors… For me, that’s a sign to embrace ‘cosy’ fast! So, I make a ‘note to self’ fairy lights on, consider hot water bottles, different music, programmes or movies to have as back ground &