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Are you claiming what is yours?

Something became very clear following a spiritual guidance session 2 weeks ago (thank you ovulation), and now it feels totally unreal and like I was just dreaming or making things up (not thank you, luteal phase).  Claiming what is yours can be difficult and fraught with tension, self-doubt and (self-)rejection. Especially when the cycle (whether it’s yours or the moon’s) has anything to…

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The final nail in the coffin of social media

2021: a year of transition for my use of social media 2021 was a year of transition in sooooo many ways… and it turns out that when it comes to social media, it was too. Now, February 2022, I am leaving for good. I notice now that I actually spent all of 2021 making mental…

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Why EFT is my superpower

What I loooove the most is helping and supporting women emotionally. I have been doing this officially since 2011, but really since I was a teenager, always helping my friends, with practical advice as well as emotional support. When I did a business course a few months ago and I was asked to think about…

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It doesn’t have to be dramatic to be traumatic

It doesn’t have to be dramatic to be traumatic

I am astounded by the number of women who come to me thinking that what happened to them when they were little/young is not traumatic and cannot be considered traumatic, and so they have brushed it under the carpet and kept it ‘safe’ under there for years, or even decades. Lovely women, please know this: it…

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You have a voice

Last night in our Full Moon women’s circle, we talked about Artemis (aka Diana), medicine, voice and the throat chakra (and all the chakras, really).  I have never felt so many emotions or had so many thoughts in circle. There were 14 of us and we all recognised ourselves in each other’s stories.  I certainly…

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Gong bath

Thursday night. Gong bath. Full moon. Day 1 of my cycle. All in perfect synchronisation to release and let go of what no longer serves me. Do you have a ritual around the full moon and new moon? Have you ever attended a gong bath? It is THE most delicious kind of hypnosis I know,…

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Green tree

Today, a poem inspired by my local park and my clients GREEN TREE You are the green tree Growing Blossoming Flourishing Stronger and stronger. But the time has come To let go. The old leaves, Your old ideas, The surplus of activity, Need to be removed. Let them fall away. Consciously or unconsciously, Pluck them,…

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Life is just a series of days

Life is only a series of days. Like these flowers. One flower after another. How come I’m only discovering this at the grand old age of 41?! It hit me hard the other day. My husband said he was hoping to retire at the age of 55. Or at least he wanted to have the…

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Gratitude vs anger and frustration

‘I’m all for a Serene Motherhood’, I hear you say, ‘but what do you do when you feel angry or frustrated?’ Here’s my tip of the day. Go for a walk and fill yourself up with: The wind in your face. The sun on your face and body. Fresh air by breathing deeply and slowly…

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Blue Moon, Full Moon

Yes, it is this time of the month – and it’s happening TWICE in 31 days! I’m talking about Saturday’s Full Moon being a Blue Moon – i.e. the second time we have a Full Moon in a month. Nope, nothing to do with its colour or our Blue Planet 😉 Our next Full Moon Women’s Circle is on…

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I wanted to be an astronaut and go the Moon

When I was a little girl, I wanted to be an astronaut and go to the Moon. Now, at the grand old age of 41, I do what’s closest to this – I celebrate the Moon and its power every month, in a circle of beautiful, unique, powerful women. And this morning on my walk,…

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PTSD and parenting – research

Guest blog post by Hope Christie Everything I do is to either avoid trauma in the first place or resolve it. So when Hope contacted me to ask if I would be willing to help her spread the word about her research, I was delighted. Please feel free to share far and wide.  Everyone knows…

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International Maternal Mental Health Day

Today is International Maternal Mental Health Day. Maternal mental health is a subject very close to my heart. I help prevent birth trauma, maternal anxiety and depression by providing a full antenatal course about preparing for the rest of your pregnancy, your labour and birth, and your postnatal period, from day 1 to way beyond….

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My spiritual journey started in a sweat lodge

Buddha in Sri Lanka, 2006   Today it struck me that I have gone full circle – but only to move forward, to rise even higher. Five years ago pretty much to the day, I went on a women’s retreat and it’s days like today that I realise how much it has shaped my life…

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The learning-and-teaching dance between you and your therapist

I have been working very hard on my website the past few weeks, learning soooo much as I go along, learning by trial and error but also learning from my web designer. I realised yesterday how my journey to mastering WordPress is similar to my clients’ journey to mastering ‘Feeling the Freedom’. There are a…

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Enjoy the journey!

On Sunday, we went for a walk in the woods near Nettlebed, in search of bluebells. We walked and we walked. There were a few here and there, but not quite open. We were disappointed that we were just one week too early. Next week, they would have been amazing. We walked and walked some…

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Single-tasking and mindfulness

Have you noticed how stressful multi-tasking can get? We think we’re being productive, but really we’re not. In the long term we’re not. We get stressed, tired, maybe even exhausted, fuzzy-brained, mushy-brained, therefore unproductive. It is time to stop kidding ourselves. Men were right all along! I mean, of course it’s still useful to be…

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