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… Continue reading Being Human: Out of Focus
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… Continue reading Being Human: is a change as good as a rest??
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 what… Continue reading Being Human:Feeling Wobbly?
“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… Continue reading Wise words from Brene Brown
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… Continue reading Being Human: what we can learn from the natural world
here are a few sounds to tune in to and take a deep breath…xx
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:… Continue reading Slow down and take a deep breath
……here is some loveliness for you ears xx
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… Continue reading Cracking the Anxiety Code
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… Continue reading Musical Musings from Michelle January 2019