It’s wonderful to be back! As I sit here to write I have a small bunch of sweet peas on my desk and I’m savouring their beautiful scent. Grateful for them, for Spring, for my sense of smell. Simple pleasures. Continue reading
I’ve been lucky enough to have 2 wonderful experiences in the last week which have helped me to once again see the power of movement, music and dance! Continue reading
Over the last few weeks I’ve been thinking a lot about how we struggle to give ourselves ‘permission to pause’. It’s such a difficult thing to get off the hamster wheel, even for just a few minutes, and to look after ourselves. We feel that we should be constantly busy, constantly productive, constantly achieving, constantly giving. I have even, at times in my life, wished that I could be sick, just so that I could stay in bed and I could tell the world to “go away”! Continue reading
The last few weeks have seen us lurch from one bad news story to the next. From terrible storms and floods to devastating fires, from personal tragedies and challenges to political and economic dramas and upheaval. It’s hard to keep up with it all. Continue reading
Sometimes my mind is buzzing. And when it’s like this I feel like my whole body is buzzing. I lurch from emails to Whatsapps to calls. My to-do list feels like it grows with every passing minute. And then, when I have a free moment, I find myself on Facebook, filling that quiet moment with yet more stimulation. More buzzing. More information.
My heart was in my throat. I held my breath. My body was on high alert, ready for action. My muscles tight. My jaw clenched. My palms sweating. And yet, was this really a life threatening situation? Continue reading
In the last few weeks I have found myself and my body in a high stress mode, falling into sympathetic overdrive – in part fueled by the launch of my website and newsletter blog, and in part fueled by what has been going on in our beloved country, South Africa, and the rise of civil action in response to this. Continue reading
Why Mindful Health and Wellness?
Welcome to my website and to my blog, Flourish. I’m so excited to have you on this ‘Mindful Health and Wellness’ journey with me!
My talks cover the effects of stress and how it impacts our bodies and the way in which we function. Continue reading
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