All posts tagged: Wellbeing

‘Blog-tober’

Here I go… I’ve set myself a challenge and I’m excited… Jump on board! For those of you who don’t know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. As a survivor of young breast cancer, with an innate love to write and a will to educate – I have instigated this project to share with you:  What can you expect in ‘Blog-tober’? Whilst not everything will directly be about breast cancer – because let’s face it… breast cancer is shit and no-one wants 31 days of shit… right?! I do, however, aim to give the month of October a flavour of pink… “To see the light, you must first learn to deal with darkness” – Dan Millman “There is the good and the bad, the great and the low, the just and the unjust. And that will never change” – unknown. [Nothing quite like a dose of reality – life is certainly about accepting the good with the bad and the great with the ugly]. Your ‘taste of pink’ ‘Blog-tober’ preview: REAL and raw diary entries written …

‘Micro Magic’

As the sun rose over the crest of distant hills, a magic moment became an instant fond memory. Light bouncing off the land below, shining and reflecting, it highlighted the soft mist floating over our very wet, green land. With smiles all round, there was an electricity of warmth felt in all of us. My family had forgiven me for the early morning start and frost bite on their cold noses… no words were needed, it had all been worth it. Micro Magic had been created and it was so simple and beautiful. …… This morning I surprised my family with a much earlier rise than our usual slow, sloth Sundays. “Sorry” my beautiful teenager and snuggly ‘threenager,’ “it’s time to get up… and you too hubby”! There were moans and groans. The only warning was the night before where I asked them to set out some warm clothes for the next day… They had no idea of the early morning ambush I had planned. The night before, I’d loaded the back of the car …

Bikini Syndrome

What is ‘Bikini Syndrome’? I suffer from it, do you? Do you hold your breath? Are you tense without even realising? You are probably suffering from what’s called Bikini Syndrome. This is a new term to which I fell in love with yesterday at yoga. Whilst it’s a new term (to me), it’s not a new concept in terms of what it means. When practicing yoga yesterday morning, Danny Freemantle of Divine Wellbeing, made a little joke and named something that all of us do from time to time – if not all the time. We were starting the class with some breathing techniques to warm our bodies. He said, “Breathe… all the way into your stomach, and let your stomach go.” It’s true I need to consciously let my stomach go, otherwise I just breathe into my chest area, leaving my stomach to remain tense or flexed. As I was breathing and releasing my stomach area, I embraced the breath which allowed me to completely let go and relax – Danny elaborated on letting …