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Welcome to my Blog

Updated: Sep 2, 2023

If you've already stumbled upon my website, you've already got a good idea of what I'm all about.

I'm all about Calm. Finding it and keeping it; which in the world we live in today, is no easy task. And for all I talk about it, I'm very much a work in progress, too!

In this world of constant connection, it can be difficult to switch off completely. We're never far from our phones 'just in case we're needed' and for many of us, never far from work emails, no matter what time it is. Obviously, this connection is amazing and can be so positive in so many ways but it does feel like it's time to think a bit more deeply about it all.

We're losing the art of real downtime, quiet, and stillness. How often do you see anyone at a bus stop just sitting, waiting and watching the world go by? Even before my yoga class starts, I see other class members sitting on their mats, phones in hand - not able to take those few minutes before the class starts to just find stillness, and allow their minds to slow down.

My two boys (19 and 15) find it very difficult to sit in silence (I don't mean cross-legged and meditating) but they have to have music, social media or Netflix/YouTube in the background, and often have at least one AirPods in an ear!

And all this connection and stimulation can lead us into a constant state of low-level stress. Whether it's terrible news that we're seeing, angry conversations, fast-paced social media - we're readying ourselves to run from the sabre-toothed tiger at any second, so the stress hormones build up in our system. But we never actually run from the tiger and discharge those hormones and that's where the reals signs of stress and anxiety start to appear. Poor sleep, low mood, poor nutrition, tension, headaches...

But we can change this and break the cycle and there's so much information out there now that's really helpful. Mindfulness, meditation, breath work, cold water therapy, massage, reiki, nutritional information, yoga, exercise (the days of having to go and 'work out' at the gym if you hate it are long gone!).

In this blog, I'll bring together practices, articles and experts that have helped me find calm or make changes for the better. Take what you need and leave what you don't. We are all completely individual and it's about finding what resonates with you.

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