All in Self Care

Midsummer Magic Transformation Ritual

This month the new super moon falls on the 13th June at 21.43 CET in Gemini, one of the air signs and which is ruled by Mercury. There are very strong new beginnings associated with this new moon. Gemini energy is all about self-expression, speaking our truth and creativity, coupled with the Mercury energy of communication we are encouraged to work out which of our thoughts are true and which ones come from our fears.

How to break free from negative thoughts & habits

This month I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Che Dyer about patterns of behaviour and thoughts for her Members Area which aims to provide it's subscribers with the inspiration to get moving, creating, soul searching and connecting. Having spoken with her I thought it would be helpful to provide a sguide on how to break free from the patterns that we find ourselves slaves to. 

New Moon in Taurus Self Care Ritual - Time to Shake Things Up

The new moon falls on the 15th May at 13.47 CET in Taurus this month, the second earth sign of the Zodiac.  This new moon is very potent, powerful and a facilitator for great transformation.   

"PAT LILES from The Power Path.com shares: 

"New Moon is a big day for Taurus! Yes, the Moon and Sun conjunct here, and at the moment of New Moon reset, Uranus is still in Aries at 29º59’ (hanging on by a fingernail so we get some last minute wisdom from Aries).  More significantly, some three hours later, Uranus changes signs moving into Taurus for seven years.  Uranus, that bringer of disruption, change, revolution, and innovation, was last in Taurus in 1935 ~ the birth of Social Security and a time of big adjustments on the material plane for many.”


The Perfection Paradigm

Do you take pride in your perfectionism? I mean, what could be wrong with striving to be perfect, it's a good thing isn't it? Maybe not, did you know that perfectionism can actually be detrimental to your health and wellbeing?

New Moon Self Care Ritual for March 2018

This new moon falls on the 17th March at 14h11 CET in Pisces, one of the water signs and the last sign of the Zodiac.  Pisces wants us to heal and we have another great opportunity to let go of our past and everything that is not serving us as we walk confidently into a new future. This new moon heralds the end of a cycle and the beginning of a cycle on the same day as we move forward into Aries and the Spring Equinox next week.  The energy is very much all about death and rebirth.

10 Reasons Why Everyone Should Have Their Own Life Coach

Have you ever worked with a life coach?  Do you think that you shouldn't need to work with one because you are a yoga teacher and surely you should know what you are doing with your life? I used to think like this. Life coaches were for people who were having a life crisis. Life coaches were not for people who were succeeding at life. My view changed after participating in a life coaching session on abundance and my relationship with money shifted dramatically. I now speak with my coach on a regular basis.

New Moon Self Care Ritual for February 2018

This new moon falls on the 15th February at 22h05 (+1hrGMT) in Aquarius, the water bearer.  Aquarius is the innovator and helps us to break down traditional perhaps outdated ways of thinking so that we can navigate and create new patterns of existence. The solar eclipse takes place at 21h51 (and so not visible in Europe) almost at the same time as the new moon.  This solar eclipse is the climax of the lunar eclipse that took place two weeks ago.  We have been experiencing a period of waiting and great healing enabling us with the space to birth the new.  

It's Impossible to Fill Your Cup from an Empty Jug

Every morning I wake up, get the kids to school, get myself dressed in whatever I can find that is clean, grab a bite to eat as I run out of the door to work. I work all day with a quick break at lunchtime when I grab a sandwich on the run, trying to find some new shoes for my daughter because she's grown out of the old ones.

All I want for Christmas is Consciousness

Last year I had an over indulgent Christmas.  I worked hard all year and then spent my holidays spending money, drinking alcohol and eating chocolate, brainwashed by the madness that surrounds Christmas. This led to my second burnout of my career and I was in bed unable to do anything for 2 months.  Looking back I am grateful that I suffered this burnout because I made the decision to stop drinking alcohol

Self Care and Burnout Prevention for Yoga Teachers

Imagine you are taking a flight and the air hostess explains that in the event of an emergency you must put your own oxygen mask on first before helping anyone else. I could never understand this. I would think to myself, "Why would I do that? Take care of myself before my loved ones, is she insane? She must've got it wrong."

The No Poo Method

I haven’t used shampoo or conditioner now for 2 years and my hair has never looked healthier. I started using the no poo method because I was sick of having to wash my hair everyday, even when I washed it it felt and looked greasy. I was also concerned about the chemicals that I was overloading my body with every time I used shampoo and conditioner.  

Transform fear into love this Halloween

It's Halloween, the time for ghosts and ghouls, the spookiest time of the year.  However did you know that the origins of Halloween were not so spooky?  Halloween originates from Samhain, a Celtic festival which marks the end of the Harvest season and the beginning of Winter, the darkest time of the year.  It was also a liminal time when the boundaries between life and death were thought to be at their thinnest. 

New Moon Self Care Ritual for October 2017

The new moon in October falls on the 19th of this month. It's a very powerful time to let go of things that aren't serving you anymore and to invite new things into your life.  This new moon is in Libra which makes it all about balance.  In order to find balance we need to ground ourselves. Take a moment to complete this short ritual which will help you to ground and then balance. 

The Comparison Cobweb

Do you ever fall into the trap of comparing yourself to others without even realising you are doing it? Is there a part of you that wants to snoop on someone else's social media newsfeed just to make sure that you are better than them? I know I do it and I know that it never does me any good.