Artist’s Dates

Today’s excerpt from my memoir “Watching the Daisies- Life Lessons on the Importance of Slow”, recounts how I found my voice, after reading Julia Cameron’s book “The Artist’s Way”. “One of the many books I read around this time was Julia Cameron’s “The Artist’s Way.” Julia suggested a series of writing and other creative exercises designed … More Artist’s Dates

10 Tips for Living with Fibromyalgia or Another Life Changing Illness

  In 2010, I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia, a chronic condition that affects millions of people around the globe. The majority of them are women. As yet, there is no cure. I had enjoyed a successful career as a natural medicines therapist and teacher, but fibromyalgia forced me to stop working for 2 years, reassess … More 10 Tips for Living with Fibromyalgia or Another Life Changing Illness

New Beginnings

If you were inspired to clear out clutter after my post Letting Go of Clutter, you may find this post helpful for the next stage of your healing journey. Your front door is the entrance for positive energy or CHI into your home. Imagine you are seeing it for the first time. What impression does it give ? … More New Beginnings

Colour Your Day

I share LOTS of self healing tools in my memoir  “Watching the Daisies” This is one of my favourites: I ALWAYS begin my day with a colour visualisation; I have done so for many years and I find it helps me stay centred through the good times and the not so good. I begin by closing my eyes and sitting or lying … More Colour Your Day

Put on your SPF!

It is such a joy to spend time in the mighty outdoors after a long winter. However, I am re-posting “Put on your SPF” which originates from May 2016, as a reminder to use a sunscreen. Yesterday, I drove around 30 miles, parked my car then climbed two long flights of stairs to a large waiting room. I felt … More Put on your SPF!

Blogging and Balance

Blogging is not for the fainthearted; it takes real commitment and many hours spent at a computer to create blog posts, comment on other blogs, reply to comments, create bonds with new followers… It is also rather addictive! Finding a balance between real life and blogging takes quite a bit of fine tuning… My own … More Blogging and Balance

Shingles

April 12 I have an aching in the right side of my abdomen today. After my usual bedtime bath, I notice a rash of red spots on my tummy and my right side. It stings a little. I am thankful that somewhere in my consciousness, I recognise the rash as the first signs of shingles … More Shingles

The Balinese Priest’s Bell

My Balinese Priest’s Bell accompanied by a photograph of its creator The Indonesian island of Bali first crossed my travel radar when I read Karen Kingston’s inspirational book “Creating Sacred Space with Feng Shui,” around 1996. Karen’s book quickly propelled me to London, and two of her weekend workshops on Spaceclearing – the art of cleansing and purifying the … More The Balinese Priest’s Bell