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Menopause: A Natural Journey with Essential Oils, Herbal Medicine, Food and Mindset.

The menopause is a natural transition for women to go through.  We experience a wide range of sensations, both physical and emotional, that may last for several years.  If menopause can be seen for the natural process that it is and welcomed as the next stage of life, with happiness, this is good medicine.  Many … Read more

Genocide. Paying respects and offering healing. Cambodia 2019

I have wanted to visit Angkor Wat for so many years and, perhaps more so, have wanted to pay my respects, learn more about and offer healing for the Genocide, committted country wide in the 1970s, under the evil eye of Pol Pot. One detention center, S-21, was so notorious that only seven of the … Read more

Integral Yoga and Meditation Retreat, Angkor Wat National Park, Siem Reap, Cambodia 2019

The natural follow on from visiting the spiritual temples at Angkor Wat was to immerse in practice again, with an integral yoga meditation retreat, nestled in the jungle within a trditional Cambodia village. At Hariharalaya, the focus was to develop the skills to live a balanced and inspired life through yoga practice – asana, breathing … Read more

Angkor Wat, Cambodia 2019

A few days on a rainy beach in southern Thailand followed the work at Elephant Nature Park, then a fond farewell to Thailand to begin the Cambodian adventure. As soon as I stepped off the plane, I was captivated. The smell of the country so different to Thailand, an intoxicating aroma and I felt at … Read more

Working at the Elephant Nature Park. Chiang Mai, Thailand 2019

From working with anxiety and trauma in humans, to working with elephants. A dream come true to be this close to them and care for them. Sadly, each and every elephant that is caught from the wild and used by humans, either in illegal logging, the tourist trade, circus acts, forced breeding or for their … Read more

Wat Pho, Bangkok and massage in Chiang Mai. Thailand 2019

After the meditation retreat I travelled back to Bangkok and had time to visit the wondeful Wat Pho and Reclining Buddha before heading north to Chiang Mai. I adore the Reclining Buddha, last visited 27 years ago. Wat is the Thai name for temple and Wat Pho is the largest in Bangkok, next to the … Read more

Vipassana meditation retreat, update. Thailand 2019

For many years I have wanted to complete a 10 day Vipassana meditation retreat and I am so pleased I now have and what a stunning location in south Thailand, near the town Chaiya. Known also as a silent retreat, meditation retreat, 10 day retreat or Anapanasati retreat. A beautiful and profound experience, that the … Read more

10 day Silent Vipassana Meditation Retreat, Thailand

Following the Awakening Leadership training I head to Bangkok tomorrow to catch a train south to Surat Thani. A port town and gateway to some of the infamous islands off the east coast. Islands I first visited some 27 years ago! I am heading for Wat Suan Mokkh International Dharma Hermitage, to attend a 10 … Read more

Awakening Leadership Training Programme. Thailand, September 2019

Awakening Leadership Training weaves inner transformation and societal understanding with techniques for community building and effective mindful leadership. It provides space for dialogue, reflection and contemplation on the deep questions facing humanity and our planet. The learning process emphasises inner cultivation as a foundation for fostering new paradigm leadership. Humans and other living beings have been facing … Read more

Teeth Grinding and Clenching (Bruxism) and how Massage Therapy can help

Teeth grinding and jaw clenching (also called bruxism) is often related to stress or anxiety. It doesn’t always cause symptoms, but some people get facial pain and headaches, and it can wear down your teeth over time. Most people who grind their teeth and clench their jaw aren’t aware they’re doing it.  It often happens during sleep … Read more

What is Yoga Nidra Meditation? (Sanskrit: योग निद्रा) or yogic sleep)

During Yoga Nidra, we let our awareness wander through the whole body.
 While doing so, we move through different stages of consciousness just as in sleep: We shift between the waking state, dream state, and finally to deep, dreamless sleep. It creates deep relaxation for health, mental peace, and higher awareness and has been quoted … Read more

Sankalpa and Yoga Nidra Meditation

Yoga Nidra, or “yogic sleep,” is a powerful experience of progressively relaxing and restoring our whole bodymind, that then naturally opens us to accessing our intuition, unconditional joy, and deep peace.  The Yoga Nidra process also makes it possible to clear out habits that no longer serve us and bring about positive and durable changes.  … Read more