December 10, 2017

‘Tis the Season to be Stressful Tra La La La La …

Major disruptions are a “gotcha” we all experience at one time or another in our lives. We lose our job or get passed over for promotion; a loved one dies, leaves or gets in trouble; a project stalls or gets cancelled. The list, unfortunately, is endless.

For some, the impact of these hard times is overwhelming. Recovery, if it comes at all, can be painfully slow. Others show resilience and are admirably able to glide through these times fairly easily, bouncing back to a normal life again quickly. Resilience—the strength required to adapt to change—acts as our internal compass so we can resourcefully navigate an upset.

October 19, 2017

Bounce Back: Developing Emotional Resilience

Major disruptions are a “gotcha” we all experience at one time or another in our lives. We lose our job or get passed over for promotion; a loved one dies, leaves or gets in trouble; a project stalls or gets cancelled. The list, unfortunately, is endless.

For some, the impact of these hard times is overwhelming. Recovery, if it comes at all, can be painfully slow. Others show resilience and are admirably able to glide through these times fairly easily, bouncing back to a normal life again quickly. Resilience—the strength required to adapt to change—acts as our internal compass so we can resourcefully navigate an upset.

September 19, 2017

Wow: Equinox Newsletter

It is wow, just to be alive and breathing, isn’t it? And, actually, that is sometimes as good as it gets. During the Cyprus Retreat some of the group made a trip to Pathos to see the mosaics, others chilled by the pool or beach and I found myself with the afternoon free! I went scuba diving and felt firsthand the beauty of my own breath. I became totally absorbed in the sound of my inhalation and the feeling of the bubbles leaving my mouth on the exhalation. It was intoxicating. I didn’t realise I was slowing my breath – apparently a good thing in yoga is a not-so-good thing in scuba – still it was fun and so relaxing at the same time. I had a similar experience snorkelling on the day of our boat trip, seeing the beautiful fishes made me feel at one with creation.

June 9, 2017

SUMMER NEWS 2017

Up here in Aberdeenshire we have been enjoying some amazing weather as the year turns towards the solstice, I hope you have too, wherever you are. And with the sunshine comes a sunnier disposition and – from how my work is going at any rate – a new willingness for people to take destiny into their own hands...

May 22, 2017

Allowing Healing to Become Transformation

Psychotherapy is invaluable in uncovering our deepest feelings and catharsis is crucial in temporarily releasing our pain. These psychological techniques prepare us for the journey of healing, but they often are not enough to lead us through the deeper way of transformation. Healing without transformation risks re-living negative patterns over and over, in the wrong hands even reinforcing them by repetition, rather than truly putting them behind us.

May 12, 2017

Spiritual Tourist Extraordinaire

As a ‘spiritual tourist extraordinaire’, as I like to call myself, I have found that magical things happen when we gather in incredible places as well as when we reach pivotal points in our lives.
December 13, 2016

Top 10 Year-End Review Questions

Every year at Christmas I get at least a handful of clients anxious about the festive season and this year due to a gig hypnotising shoppers at the local mall I decided to look even deeper into Combating Christmas Stress. It was easy to find out what stresses everyone out, so then I started asking what everyone wanted instead and overwhelmingly the answer is

October 17, 2016

NEWSLETTER – Message from The Universe

Is life always strange but we just notice it more as our awareness increases?

I was all set: two retreats in Turkey, one in the Spring and one in the Autumn, India at Christmas, what more could you want, however…

July 31, 2016

Guest Blog – Are you making others blame you

Does it ever frustrate you that people around you don’t seem to take responsibility for their actions and are just blaming you or someone else for their mistakes? It sure ticks me off! I do believe we have a way of drawing certain people into our lives without meaning to. Whether this is with energies or purely body language I don’t know, but such a massive life lesson I learnt is – If You Blame Yourself, Then Other People Will Too! So what the hell is going on here?
July 24, 2016

The Me I Want To Be Retreat: FAQs

My retreats attract a mixture of individuals; the common theme is the desire for personal development and a nurturing break in the sun without going into total isolation or the other extreme of booze, babes and busy. I like to think I have created the right mix of relaxation and socialising.
April 26, 2015

Journey to Re-treat

Are there times when you are anxious without even knowing why? Maybe there’s more to do than there are hours in the day, you continually race around in circles and can’t imagine how to get out of the hole you find yourself in. Maybe there are things in your life that don’t suit you anymore, you don’t know how to get out of them and have no clue what you would want instead even if you did!
March 7, 2015

Spring Equinox Newsletter

Gosh only last month talking about this year of transformation - and yes the more we put our intentions out there the more we attract in what we are telling ourselves and others is the truth of our lives. And here I am tired from having overdone things yet again, uncomfortable through not looking after myself enough and yet grateful that I can turn within and remind myself - I am not my hangover, my human-doing or any of the multitudinous small stories and negative BS I tell myself about me.