Here’s to 2015 bringing us ease and joy

As we slip and slide towards 2015, I accept that certain tasks and chores did not get tackled… however, instead, I had delicious time catching up with friends and family, and dipped in and out of the sunshine and crisp outdoors. I did take time out to reflect on what worked in 2014, what I wanted more of, various achievements (never mind the immediate

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Recap on 2014

As we approach the end of 2014, I notice there’s much talk of goals being reached (or not) and how to turn 2015 into the best year ever… What pressure! However, I have been checking in with various things I explored earlier in the year to see what’s working now and which I’ll take forward into 2015. I thought it might be useful to

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De-cluttering

What a year for de-cluttering! I’m speaking for myself of course, though I know many people who have also chucked out, cleaned and cleared in a big way this year and last. As I’m sure you’re aware, de-cluttering ‘stuff’ does much more than just increase physical space. It often helps you integrate elements of the past, perhaps who you were, what you did, and

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Rules

One of the joys in my work is uncovering twists and turns that exist within the human psyche. I first discovered this when working with students in my exercise classes back in the 80’s. The differing abilities within class members was much less about their bodies and much, much more about their attitude to life. I might suggest the ‘rule book’ they’d been given

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Great Body Mechanics

Watch babies, toddlers and small children! Before they get hideously corrupted by the requirements of school (endlessly sitting on chairs amongst other things), they are amazing examples of how to use your body. They balance disproportionately large heads without effort – because ‘balance’ is the mechanism, no need for unnecessary holding by the neck muscles… They pick up awkward or bulky objects in ways

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Unexpected Visitors

No, I’m not talking about spiders, even though they are appearing everywhere with the change in the weather, and, no I’m not referring to mice… I’m thinking about people who enter our lives without notice. Chance meetings, encounters, where we are given an opportunity to explore a new friendship perhaps, or an entirely different take on life… Or, an offer or a request that

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Our Internal Caretakers

The theme of the moment appears to be ensuring that we have access to our ‘internal caretakers’, and that they are still the right person for the job! By ‘internal caretakers’, I mean the internal self we check in with when feeling a little vulnerable, under pressure, or needing a bit of cheering from the sidelines! For some it could be a sense of

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Full Super Moon tonight!

Having attended an Anthropology course some years back, it has since made even more sense to pay attention to the moon. The entire community, ie both men and women, ran using the phases of the moon. It made sense in some very basic ways eg the light at night! And, it also took into account women’s menstrual cycles, tying in with men going off

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Barefoot New Moon Walk!

On Saturday, I finally managed to get to my first official Barefoot Walk this season, and on the New Moon – a perfect combination. Lots of children on this one, which was great, as they don’t need to be converted to Barefooting, they’re often doing it already! And, I connected with the delightful Sharon Mackay (& family) who I’d met previously at an evening

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Significant days

July holds a number of ‘significant days’ for me. Important birthdays of loved ones, some living, some not – all, I believe, requiring some gentle acknowledgement. Another year of ‘light’ processing – by that I mean not getting bogged down in tortuous analysis, but a skim and an update of any new perspectives. Much joy and, also, some sadness. Do you find ‘marking’ days

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