Rest and Retreat

slippers

The reason you need a good pair of slippers

By Yvette | 05/12/2018

Rest and self-care are so important. When you take time to replenish your spirit, it allows you to serve others from the overflow. You cannot serve from an empty vessel. Eleanor Brownn Winter is the season of retreat Winter Solstice takes place on 21 December in the northern hemisphere. It was originally a celebration of…

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Meditation retreat

What’s it like on a Meditation Retreat?

By Yvette | 27/02/2018

Do you ever feel like escaping your life for a bit, to a place where there are no emails, twitter or phone calls, just countryside and peace and calm? Such a place exists –  a Meditation Retreat known as the Sharpham Barn Retreat near Totnes in Devon. I have stayed there a few times in…

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The healing power of nature

The Healing Power of Nature

By Yvette | 07/01/2018

One of the most supportive things you can do for your wellbeing is to enjoy the healing power of nature. ‘… during difficult times we should endeavour to stay close to one simple thing in nature. When the mind is festering with trouble or the heart torn, we can find healing among the silence of…

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Mindful Time Out

Mindful Time Out

By Yvette | 24/12/2017

Step off the Treadmill for Mindful Time Out We all need to step off the treadmill and take mindful time out. We need stillness in order to get perspective and let go of all the stuff in our heads that’s surplus to requirements. Physically we need rest. Mentally we need rest. Emotionally we need rest.…

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The incredible power of relaxation

The Incredible Power of Relaxation

By Yvette | 13/01/2017

It’s not a dirty word – relaxation. Yet it’s easy to forget the incredible power of relaxation. We need to relax when we feel tired and run-down. But we also need to relax in our everyday reactions. When challenging things happen, our tendency is to react swiftly. This is our in-built defence mechanism. It’s commonly…

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Mindful Morning of Peace and Calm

Mindful Morning of Peace and Calm

By Yvette | 09/12/2016

This January you are invited to join us for a Mindful Morning.  Gift it to yourself! Set all your worries aside to experience mindfulness, peace and calm. Your Place on Our Mindful Morning of Peace and Calm Your good health is essential for life to run smoothly. Your wellbeing and sense of peace are priceless.…

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Tranquillity

Finding Tranquillity

By Yvette | 05/08/2016

Life is busy and it’s easy to let stress build up. Yet even within the busiest of towns and cities where you might work you can find tranquillity. Find Tranquillity in Unexpected Places By seeking out nature you can enjoy a tranquil spot which provides space to reflect and recover from stress. I love these…

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6 Tips for a Truly Relaxing Holiday

6 Tips for a Truly Relaxing Holiday

By Yvette | 29/07/2016

Do you find it can sometimes feel just as stressful on holiday as it is to be working? Why is this and how can you have a truly relaxing holiday? Things that worry you don’t just go away! Although you want a truly relaxing holiday, you may still find yourself thinking. About work issues, colleagues…

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Transform your life

How to transform your life with one single thing

By Yvette | 20/05/2016

You have the power right now to transform your life with one single thing. Pretty much everyone experiences stress at one time or another. It’s not all bad – as humans we do enjoy challenges and even a little bit of fear! But it can get too much. Do you recognise any of these? tight…

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Home sweet home

Home Sweet Home

By Yvette | 18/03/2016

How to keep the energy uplifted in your home ‘Home sweet home’: is it your place to relax, have fun and be nourished? How do you keep the energy of your surroundings uplifted in your home sweet home? You might have a work or study area where tension builds up. And then there’s your kitchen…

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Value yourself

A Timely Reminder – Value Yourself

By Yvette | 19/02/2016

The things I value the most are priceless. As a mother, some of those moments slip through your fingers as you quietly hold the space for your babies and young children to be themselves. You create the space for your children to learn through existence and to play. To care for them at bath-time, share…

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Listening In

Listening In

By Yvette | 08/01/2016

Does life sometimes feel tough? When you go through these moments of self-doubt or bleakness, give yourself the gift of listening in. Sit, wrap a blanket round your shoulders and ‘cradle your heart.’ Light a candle. And allow yourself to be vulnerable. Ask yourself, ‘Dearest heart and mind, I’m not afraid to hear your secrets.…

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Ideas for Insomnia

A Round-up of Helpful Ideas for Insomnia

By Yvette | 06/11/2015

Are you struggling to relax at night and sleep? Here is a round-up of helpful ideas for insomnia. It could just be one thing that you read in here that might transform your life! Have a good browse, follow each link, and let me know if you find something that works for you. A Round-up…

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Why Relaxation is Your Superpower

Why Relaxation is Your Superpower

By Yvette | 18/09/2015

Fear is the most common emotion that underlies most peoples’ days. So how can relaxation be your superpower in dealing with this? Think about what you do on a daily basis: • You are confronted with challenges – things that are outside your daily routine • You anticipate scary experiences that haven’t happened, but might…

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Calm day

What Would a Day of Mindfulness be Like?

By Yvette | 04/09/2015

A day of mindfulness could be any day in your life. The difference to any of your other days is that you would be fully present in everything that you do. So that would be a challenge! It would be like a young child who greets each day as it really is – completely new!…

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10 Tranquil Tips

10 Tranquil Tips

By Yvette | 21/05/2015

How can you stay tranquil and calm as you go about your day? The key is awareness – stopping to notice yourself in the here and now. Then implement some of these 10 tranquil tips: 1.  Sit in some sunbeams as they flood through a window, or if there’s no sunshine stop and listen to…

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Mini moments of meditation

Mini moments of meditation

By Yvette | 14/03/2015

Sometimes you just need to escape overwhelming negative thoughts or stress at work. Here is how with some mini moments of meditation ‘Restrooms’ For many people a quick escape for some peace may mean visiting the loo! And why not? If you are at work, sometimes this is the only place for a bit of…

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Time out

Time out for the Incredibly Busy Person

By Yvette | 20/02/2015

Are you feeling overwhelmed with work right now? Maybe you are experiencing anxious thoughts that feel like they might burst out of your head? Or are you exhausted simply from juggling life? Time out for the incredibly busy person! For many people, and you may well be one of them,  time out is in short…

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Relax

Relax – you’re in good company!

By Yvette | 19/05/2014

It’s essential to give ourselves time to relax and replenish. Life can feel overwhelming and tiring. But being able to relax is not just important for your well-being. It’s also the means of being more creative. Relax and be creative! Some of the most inspiring music, fantastic discoveries and creative ideas have happened when their…

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Joy breathing

Joy Breathing

By Yvette | 03/02/2014

You can choose what to focus on in any given moment. Right now, try some JOY BREATHING! Joy Breathing Meditation Close your eyes. Remember an occasion when you felt joyful. Smile and let your body relax and experience feeling joyful and happy. Allow those feelings of happiness to spread like a warm glowing sun.  Sense…

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January blues

January blues

By Yvette | 03/01/2014

January stretches ahead of us and it can feel a little daunting! Do you have the January blues? Keep inspired and beat the January blues During the winter months we might spend less time outside in nature. Yet we can still nurture our sense of belonging and connect with nature in other ways. On dim,…

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