Yoga Teacher, Meditation Guide, Writer.

Happy versus Happiness - ingredients for happiness

Happiness is not being Happy – & the 7 ingredients for having happiness in your life

If there’s one question I really don’t like and never liked it’s: “Are you happy?” Podcasters and lifestyle experts have joined the legion of psychologists of our time to bring to the forefront of our attention the question, “am I happy?”. Combine this with the massive rise in talking about mental health, the question and…

Just Living

“My Dad worked for 30 years for an insurance company, going in, day in and day out, giving his time and energy to someone else just to support us – his family. I don’t want to make that mistake” – so shared James Smith, the world’s fastest growing online personal trainer, last week in a…

How to be confident – and why it matters

When I was at Uni, studying English literature, the only ones to graduate with a First were the only two males in our year group. Coincidence? I never thought it was. While the personalities of the two guys on our course were completely different from each other: one introverted and quiet, the other extroverted and…

Living a Whole Life

We all want more positive, less negative, in our life and in our mind. We all have feelings and thoughts; we have ups and downs – and the share of each isn’t necessarily fairly distributed from person to person. How do we live a whole life that is capable of managing positive and negative, ups…

3 Steps to Managing Difficulty

I’m usually weary of articles headed “X number of steps to…”, and you certainly get enough of them, not just all over social media and adverts on websites, but in the yoga world too. If only it were that straightforward to lose weight/find your soul mate/increase your wealth/do a handstand/change your life. Either the “steps”…

Come as you are – how live online classes connect us

How are things, are you still feeling summer vibes? We had a good run of sunshine here in the UK. I sense corona fatigue out there, or people busy and needing to get on with it and the adaptation to changes. We humans are incredible that way. Some of you may have had losses. I’m sorry, really…

Life After Lockdown: before you transition

One minute we are going about our day. Then fragments of news’ arrives, of a virus spreading in a far away land. This expands, over a few weeks, into eerie scenes depicted on European shores and a stream begins to build of regular commentary on media platforms. Random gossip turns to concern, questions become predictions.…

When hit by strong emotions

Lately, I have found myself feeling strong emotions – in reaction to political, social and personal events. By this statement, and confessing to it, I mean strong feelings: the kind of feelings that shoot through the whole of your body and don’t vacate. The kind of feeling that lingers, and may even erupt up again…