Self protection is so important when you have a person or people in your life that leave you feeling exhausted whenever you spend time with them? The problem with having this level of emotional fatigue on an ongoing baiss is that it leaves you much more vulnerable to other stressors and then in turn to physical and mental illnesses. Find out how to energetically protect yourself from those draining friends in this video! All of the essential oils that I mention in the video can be found in my Shop. If you would like to schedule a Wellbeing Assessment and Energetic Balance to assist you with improved energetic balance and therefore better resilience to deal with energy leeches please click here to make a booking.
Are you feeling stressed, uptight, anxious and really find it hard to look forward to anything , let alone actually enjoy the moment? How would you like to access something that is going to help you make it through any stress without really losing your s...t?! One Hour is all it takes Ok so I know plenty of you will be out there going ‘well I just don’t have an hour’. But think about this, if you don’t make time for wellness, you will eventually need to make time for illness. In the scheme of life one hour is nothing, but what will it mean for you, and your loved ones if you can get through everyday life without being a cranky so and so, and actually enjoy something? Plus, an immune system boost will mean that you are much less likely to collapse in a heap – of illness – when you can finally do stop. How many times have you finally gotten away on your dream holiday only to come down with a dreaded lurgy??!! Aromatherapy Massage Using your one hour investment in your wellbeing for an Aromatherapy Massage will have many benefits for your wellbeing: increasing energy through stimulation of endorphins promoting relaxation through lengthening muscles and increasing flexibility and boosting the immune system through stimulation of the lymphatic system (removing toxins and wastes from the body)
Do you ever find yourself holding your breath when you’re uptight or stressed or even for no apparent reason? Do you often feel lightheaded or like your brain is fuzzy after a long period of concentration on something important? We often don’t realise when we are really not breathing effectively and the problem with this is that it can have an ongoing negative effect on your wellbeing. Breath is Life Your breath is literally life-giving. If you are not breathing deeply (or not breathing at all for a short period) you are not taking life in! Let me be clear here, it is not a problem to occasionally hold your breath, and sometimes it is actually advisable – such as when you are going under water or when you walk past a smoker! Some activities such as target shooting and even yoga require you to hold your breath as a part of the practice – this is all okay! However, when you find yourself frequently holding your breath or taking short shallow breaths, this is when you have a problem! Stop right now and focus on your breath! It is often only when you focus that you can slow down and regulate your breathing and check that you are really breathing deeply. When you take a true deep inhalation your whole belly should expand as the diaphragm contracts, extending the
Is this you? I get no kick in a plane Flying too high with some guy in the sky Is my idea of nothing (I want) to do… (with thanks to Cole Porter) Getting on a plane with great regularity is a way of life for many people. Despite the fact that we all have mobile phones, the internet, Skype, Zoom, there is nothing quite like eye-balling someone in the same room as you, or shaking their warm hand, to help you feel at ease and close the deal! So what happens if you actually hate the flying part - if you get so anxious about the trip itself, not the deal you need to do at the other end, that you sleep badly, you can’t eat, you feel nauseous, you sweat profusely, and you can’t look at anyone else on board lest they should suggest that you be prevented from travelling because you look like a terrorist?! Then there are also those who have family or close friends in another part of the world but who they are desperate to see but they just can’t face the idea of the plane trip to get there. Fear of Flying is pretty common, and like most things, lies on a spectrum from just can’t do it (full stop) through to make yourself do it all the time but hate
Wow! Only 3 weeks to go until C-Day!!! How are you going with keeping your wellbeing intact so far? Hopefully you have caught my other Silly Season Survival Tips, covering sleep, food and hangovers? If not check them out via the links or on my Facebook page. Gift giving is a big part of the Silly Season, whether or not you celebrate Christmas, there are still end of year gifts to buy for colleagues, teachers, service providers, etc. Does this tie you up in knots? Do you over analyse and overthink every gift you have to buy? Do you frequently overspend? Do you become paralysed by our compare and despair culture and put off your shopping until the last minute? If any of these things are true for you then this blog will help! Accentuate the Positive Let’s start with the positive stuff! It has been scientifically proven that giving actually brings more pleasure and happiness than receiving! Just think of the great benefit to your own wellbeing of giving gifts! Why not take a moment to express gratitude for this gift within a gift! Also, it is true that it is the thought that counts. Even if you don’t give the ‘perfect’ gift every time, the recipient is still going to feel chuffed that you put in the time and expense of giving them a gift at all! If
Are you constantly comparing yourself to others and finding yourself coming up wanting? Do you have a chatterbox in your head constantly spewing negative energy through damaging “self-talk”? Do you feel powerless to make changes in your life? If any of this rings true then in this blog you will learn how to boost your self confidence and take back control of your life! The relationship between Self Confidence and your 3rd Chakra If you have problems with self confidence then it may well be the case that your Third Chakra is out of balance! The 7 Chakras are the main energy centres of the body and are active on all energetic levels – physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. There are many other smaller energy centres in the body that follow the energy pathways, or meridians. The third chakra is located in the top half of your abdomen – between your belly button and the bottom of your rib cage. It is otherwise known as the Solar Plexus and its proper name is Manipura. The third chakra is THE power centre of the body and is strongly associated with self confidence, self esteem and self worth. It also affects our levels of motivation and ‘get up and go’!! If your concept of yourself is less than positive then this can indicate that this critical energy centre is out of balance.
Grateful or Anxious - which one are you? Gratitude We hear the word Gratitude everywhere these days. It’s all over social media and weekend magazines. How you’re meant to feel it, say it, be grateful. Do you find that difficult? Do you just give it a cursory thought or express it in a few brief words before you move back to thinking about how you’ll be happy when you get that project finished, you buy that new dress, you lose a couple of kilos… I’ll be happy when syndrome is absolutely rife in modern western society and largely because we are constantly bombarded with messages about how we should look, what we should buy, which place we should want to live and where we should go on holiday. In the words of Jennifer Aniston, we are exposed to a constant barrage of ‘compare and despair’ material everywhere we look. Anxiety So why is this a problem. What does it mean if you find it hard to feel gratitude? It means that you are not living in the moment and you will NEVER feel satisfied with your life and what you have NOW. This then has a detrimental effect on your wellbeing. The definition of anxiety is desiring or being concerned for something to happen in the future. If you can’t feel gratitude what you are probably feeling, is anxious. Let’s
How a break up can be bad for your health If you have recently - or even not so recently - had your heart broken then this blog is for you! A broken heart is one of the most common reasons that people seek Reiki. When you have a been through a break up you may feel some - or all! - of the following: Sad and depressed about the past Regret that it ended and or time was wasted Anxious about the future Exhausted and often not sleeping well Unmotivated Short tempered You may also have physical symptoms such as headaches, digestive complaints, back pain, or skin breakouts. We have all been there! Sometimes you just need to let yourself retreat into a shell, hide from the world and restore yourself. This is a natural instinct because you intuitively know that you can heal yourself and so you want to focus on this, when nursing a broken heart. However, the risk with letting yourself hibernate from the world, and life, for too long is that you can enter into a cycle of negative energy. You feel sorry for yourself, you don’t look after yourself, you don’t look good, you don't love yourself, and then you spend yet another Saturday night at home, watching rom-coms, drinking wine, and eating chocolate because you didn't feel like going out with friends, and