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We are now in a time of seasonal transition, where we have the opportunity to practice slowing, feeling into and activating a new cycle of growth.
I don’t think I can remember a time when I’ve looked forward to autumn as much as this year. Many years ago, I’d resist the colder days, longer nights and inconvenience of the changing seasons. I was very much driven by external goals, expectations and responsibilities. It was important for me to be in control…
This summer seems so… unreal. There has been beauty and silence, movement and rest, unexpected adventures and reflection, meaningful and touching conversations for sure. But it has been hard, too. And tragically real.
With so many people in so much pain and suffering in the world right now, it’s hard not to feel the sadness, uselessness, maybe anger and distress. It affects us on a physical, mental and energetic level, taking up space in our minds and bodies.
If you’re unable to take a holiday right now or your family break is more about taking care of others, you may like to try this.
This is a simple tool I offer private clients when they’re experiencing stress or overwhelm.
It can be like an instant reset.
I’ve been reflecting on how much I enjoy learning from unexpected sources.
I first discovered Benjamin Zander, a conductor, master teacher, world-class speaker and author in 2014. Interestingly, a few months after I’d finished my initial yoga teacher training, eager to explore new beginnings and possibilities.
I was captivated by his TED talk The Transformative Power of Classical Music and have watched it several times over the years, each time finding greater depth and appreciation for the message I love to be reminded of.
Today I found another layer. Maybe due to Covid. As the world begins to open up, it has taken me a while to shake off a more restrictive, habitual way of being. I’ve got used to a certain pace and routine that felt predictable and safe.
Benjamin shook that up.
As the sun reached its highest point in the Northern Hemisphere on 21st June, marking the longest day of the year, the start of summer reminds us there is hope in the world.
A triumph of light over dark.
With that in mind, I’m delighted to share a retreat I’ve been looking forward to hosting for a whole year and is now possible. A wonderful extension to summer, it has been created to support and inspire you.
I shared this message with my email subscribers recently and given the response, I’m sharing here in case you’re experiencing profound levels of change at the moment.
Have you noticed how many things seem to take more energy than we imagine?
If you’re undergoing difficult transitions, I was thinking that you could use a hug today and hoping this life message will find a way to reach you.