Being Human: Out of Focus

I am sick of the word ZOOM. Up until 6 weeks ago I thought it was just the mechanism that enabled a camera to focus and capture images clearly. And I am really REALLY sick of looking at screens. We are so reliant on the internet now to see and speak to each other, and whilst . . . → Read More: Being Human: Out of Focus

Being Human: is a change as good as a rest??

Long before this current situation arose I had been playing with the idea of taking a sabbatical from work. I have been running the business now for 14 years, and have another 14 to go before retirement so it seemed like this would be a good time to pause, maybe for a few months or more . . . → Read More: Being Human: is a change as good as a rest??

Being Human:Feeling Wobbly?

photo by Peter Rodgers

Feeling Wobbly?

In the last four weeks we have all experienced massive amounts of change in our lives and have all coped in different ways. I have been hearing from students that they are not sleeping well, finding it impossible to ‘switch off’ or feeling very lethargic. I have been experiencing high levels of . . . → Read More: Being Human:Feeling Wobbly?

Wise words from Brene Brown

“This pandemic experience is a massive experiment in collective vulnerability. We can be our worst selves when we’re afraid, or our very best, bravest selves. In the context of fear and vulnerability, there is often very little in between because when we are uncertain and afraid our default is self-protection. We don’t have to be scary . . . → Read More: Wise words from Brene Brown

Being Human: what we can learn from the natural world

When you look outside the window, the natural world is moving rapidly into Spring, birds are collecting nesting materials, new growth is sprouting from the ground, and the daylight hours are getting longer. But we humans are in crisis. As I watch the robin in my garden flitting about, I wish as I often do that . . . → Read More: Being Human: what we can learn from the natural world

Musical Musings from Michelle March 2020

here are a few sounds to tune in to and take a . . . → Read More: Musical Musings from Michelle March 2020

Slow down and take a deep breath

Hello my lovely yoga peeps,

I hope you are all adjusting to the changes happening on our planet right now and I am sending you all so much love, courage, strength and hope.

All the lessons we have learned from the philosophy of yoga we can now apply to help us through these strange times: compassion, gratitude, and . . . → Read More: Slow down and take a deep breath

Musical musings from Michelle January 2020

……here is some loveliness for you . . . → Read More: Musical musings from Michelle January 2020

Cracking the Anxiety Code

I mentioned in class last week that I listened to a podcast that you might be interested in. In 1962 an Australian GP, Dr Claire Weekes published a book called Self Help for Your Nerves in which she said she could cure panic, depression, sorrow, agoraphobia and anxiety. The psychiatric establishment dismissed her as under-qualified and . . . → Read More: Cracking the Anxiety Code

Musical Musings from Michelle January 2019

It has been a while since I shared with you what has been coming through my headphones, so here are a few tracks to enjoy X Michelle

(The last one from the film Baraka is an incredible visual spectacle, makes my hair stand on end…if you haven’t seen the film you are missing a rare weird . . . → Read More: Musical Musings from Michelle January 2019