The Benefits of facing a Challenge

As if life were not currently challenging enough, someone in their wisdom, namely myself, decided that more challenge was required. “Why not organise a talk?” I said to no one but myself. Seemed a brilliant idea in the moment. Never mind that perhaps my attention should be on more pressing matters, such as my health….

Breathe In -Lung Cancer Awareness Month

So, last month was Lung Cancer Awareness month, was it? Oh dear, sorry I wasn’t aware of it. My invite must have got lost in the post! But, better late than never. So, here I go: Lung Cancer is THE biggest cancer killer of  men and women in the UK. Every 15 minutes someone dies…

Cancer and The Art of Living – an Evening with Leah Bracknell

What would you do if you were diagnosed with a terminal disease? In September 2016, after surviving a sudden life-threatening illness, actress Leah Bracknell heard the shocking words we all dread. “Sorry. You have stage 4 cancer” With no option of surgery, ‘palliative’ chemotherapy was all that was offered to her. Based on her blog…

Morning Prayer

If I can wake each morning with a prayer of gratitude in my heart, and close each day with the same, I know I am living well. If I can acknowledge all the blessings and gifts that come my way, now, yesterday and tomorrow, it blows away the cobwebs of fear and grief and confusion…

The Song of KooKuri

Yesterday, I began to write a story. I didn’t know until it started that it would feature a girl, an egg,  a yew tree and a feather. But it did. Then I went for a walk amongst the corn rows, as the sun set and a hush fell,  just as the giant stalks were coming…

A Guided Meditation through the Senses for Deep Relaxation.

A gift for you. A moment of serenity and peace and escape from the world and all its cares. Give yourself permission to stop what you are doing, switch of your phone and computer, and simply relax. Lose yourself in a gentle, guided relaxation through the senses. Surrender to the healing and restorative power of…

Not Just An Ordinary Day – Sky Clad and Loving It.

Between the trees the candles flicker and beckon, leading us down towards the clearing Where the fire glows. We gather, in circle, side by beautiful side, in anticipation,  bodies swaying, drums and rattles in hand. Nervous. Poised. Expectant. And then, arising from the remnants of the day,  it comes. The first call to action. Like…