The Power of Doing Less

The Power of Doing Less

We had a great family holiday in July and in an attempt to hold on to that lazy hazy holiday feeling, I have been trying to do a little less since I got back. It means turning down a few things, which goes against my default. I find saying no to things hard to do, especially when some of those things are fun and others I know will stretch me in a good way.

Read on for more and some inspirations by soccer players and jugglers !

Are You Truly You?

Are You Truly You?

I am preparing for a workshop I love teaching on Saturday week. It’s on Ayurveda, which is sort of lndian sister science to yoga. And it offers us an eye opening chance to review how we have been living lately. In India it’s a five year medical degree to become an ayurvedic doctor. While I haven’t done that, I have written a book on Ayurveda and its knowledge has helped me with many life decisions for the last 20 years. It also means I have some interesting stories to tell about my time doing a cleanse in a really grotty ayurvedic hospital in India, but I will save those stories for another time…. If you are interested, read on. The early bird special ends this Saturday so book here! What you will discover in Just 3 hours We will learn what your unique constitutional make up is. It will be your own unique mix of the five elements. It’s called prakriti and it’s determined at birth, that time long ago when you felt perfect just as you were.  What happens though is that we sometimes live in a way that doesn’t match our natural constitutional make up, you can get sick. Say you like to live in a slow, relaxed way, but you have a job with regular, hard to meet deadlines, a new pattern will be created. Or say you are a naturally fast moving yet quick to burn out type, and you start drinking too much coffee, this too will negatively influence your natural imprint. Over time, these choices create a disharmony which becomes an illness pattern....
Who Are You and What Are You Doing?

Who Are You and What Are You Doing?

An age old question was asked of me in a meditation the other day. Who are you? This one is a classic. And it’s tricky. As you can guess, you’re meant to dive a little deeper than just offering up a job title or a role such as mother/sister/partner/lover. Anyway, that day I feel I got the closest to who I am in a nutshell that I’ve ever managed. An answer came to me that I think I will stay quite pleased with for many years to come. Although I might refine it or change my mind, I really like this one: