All tagged self care

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?

Full Moon Self Care Ritual - Face your Fears for Transformation

The next full moon falls on the 31st March at 14.36 CET at 10 degrees Libra.  This full moon is a blue moon in every sense of the word, it is the second full moon of the month and it is a symbol of sadness and loneliness with challenging aspects to Saturn which is the astrological symbol of these emotions. This full moon is also next to two stars associated with worry, fear and disappointment.

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.

Super Blue Blood Moon Ritual for January

The second full moon of 2018 falls on the 31st January at 14.26.  This full moon is in Leo and is known as a Super Blue Blood Moon, the second super moon of the month where the moon will seem brighter and closer to earth than usual.  A blue moon refers to the fact that this is the second full moon of this month which is rare.  The blood moon refers to the lunar eclipse taking place that night.  What an intense energetic time,

Full Moon Ritual for January - Master and Manifest

The first full moon of 2018 falls on the 2nd January at 03.24.  This full moon is in Cancer and is known as the Wolf Moon, tradtionally named after howling wolves.  It is also a Supermoon and so the moon will seem brighter and closer to earth than usual.  The full moon in Cancer will direclty oppose the Capricorn Sun.  Attachments and love are ruled by Cancer whilst the Capricorn energy is all about sobriety, being responsible and accountable.  

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

Full Moon Self Care Ritual for December

The full moon in December falls on the 3rd of this month at 16.46, GMT+1.  This full moon is in Gemini, the sign of communication, our instinct is to communicate, think, and learn under the influence of Moon in Gemini. The full moon in Gemini also gives us an opportunity to shine light on any area of our life where we may be saying (or thinking) one thing yet doing another. Gemini also represents our inner child and so presents us with a great opportunity to balance and release any pain from our childhood.

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."

Full Moon Self Care Ritual for November

The full moon in November falls on the 4th of this month at 06.23 GMT +1.  This full moon is in Taurus, the first earth sign which is ruled by Venus.  The energy will be abundant and beautiful leading to harmonious relationships.  The main theme for this full moon is safety and security.  It's a very powerful time to let go of things that aren't serving you anymore and to harness the vitality and potent powerful energy of the moon to focus on looking towards your future, creating a stable vision for your environment, your home, your family. 

Alcohol. Friend or Foe?

Alcohol. What do you think about it? Is it a harmless even healthy addition to a meal, it helps you to relax and socialise or is it addictive, deadly and more dangerous than crack cocaine?  For me it will always be the latter.

It's Self Care Time

This Christmas and New Year I have been suffering with illness. This is unusual for me as I am rarely sick. However, this year I struggled through Christmas Day, was in bed on the 26th until the 31st and even then I didn't feel like celebrating. I was wiped out, I felt as though my body had just given up and said "Enough."