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December 2016 -Saying goodbye and saying hello! new courses, new venues and a Christmas wish-find out more in this special December 2016 issue
Today I find myself in new surroundings and looking forward to sharing new venues and courses in 2017.
This December issue is filled with information regarding my new practice times, and the new courses for 2017
Big waves and Autumn leaves-gratitude, self-compassion and a look ahead to the retreats and events you can enjoy this Autumn with me.
So, I’m here at this point in the year, reflecting on all I have achieved, overcome, and learnt (aol) personally. I feel this is a time for me to be so grateful and to see the bigger picture, as I pick myself up and keep walking after this year’s big waves. I know many of you have endured a great deal of challenge this year and also enjoyed some ease and even joy. So, now it really is Autumn, the year is drawing gently to a close after what seems to have been a very exciting and unpredictable year in so many ways. But as I always say -it’s all good!Read more...
September 2016- Time to celebrate! A big anniversary, embracing change and new beginnings – a look ahead to more mindful self -compassion offerings and training.
So here we are – arriving at the end of summer and the beginning of the Autumn season.
This is a time of reflection for me. This summer has seen many changes and the birth of many new projects and beginnings. Do have a look through my new website where I hope you will find the new look inviting and easy to navigate. It is also a time of celebration for me. I have arrived at my tenth anniversary in my Chinley practice and I have loved every moment of providing service to the high peak and surrounding areas.
May 2016 – Spring is here and so are the new course dates and details for the November Willersley Castle retreat!
It’s hard to believe it is May already and we are well into Spring. We seem to be striding through this year at some speed so it is good to be able to take a break from my busy schedule to say hello and let you know what I’ve been up to, what’s going on, and offer some interesting links and offerings.Read more...
March 2016 – Spring is just around the corner and so is the Willersley Castle Mindful self-compassion weekend retreat!
This is a big month for me and I am really looking forward to sharing it with you.
On Saturday March 5 I am facilitating a full day retreat including an introduction to Mindful self-compassion. It promises to be an uplifting day of mindfulness, meditation, relaxation, and self-compassion: Achieving Quiet calm and emotional resilience in a busy world.Read more...
Welcome to my February 2016 updates and news!
A few years back I was invited to talk on radio Derby about valentines and the impact on couples and also thinking about the wider nature of all our human relationships. It was a very special interview for me as I was able to highlight the importance of all our relationships. I told the story of an enduring friendship that had lasted almost 30 years. This was my friendship with my pen pal from the Netherlands. At the time I was unaware she was listening in to the show and I talked about the fact that we had never met although we had kept in touch and how I would love to meet her one day.Read more...
As 2016 begins, I look forward to sharing another wonderful year with you, and there is much to look forward to.
Sometimes when we feel like there is so much to get done and achieve as a new year begins, I find it helpful to break goals and resolutions down and I am inspired by Tim Peake as I take a look at the bigger picture from a distance.
December 2015 Wishing you well and happy this Christmas and a look forward to what I have in store for you in 2016
A big festive Hello to you all!
This November morning I am reflecting back over the year in preparation for Saturdays’ Natural awakening day retreat ‘Celebration ‘I have a lot to be thankful for and a lot has changed for me this year as I deepen my spiritual practice and come home to mindful self -compassion daily – learning to accept myself just as I am – with all my imperfections, slip ups, and the inevitable mistakes I often make, and enjoying a flourishing practice, enriched by the warmth of common humanity that I share in my workshops, groups, and retreats. Brene Brown talks about shame and failure in her TED talk “failing brilliantly” which I am sharing here as a reminder that making mistakes is human and is ok!Read more...
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