My Healing Workshop

I’m shortly to do a workshop in London based on the philosophy of best-selling author, and metaphysical teacher Louise L. Hay and my own life’s experience. As I’ve talked about this a few times and many people have asked me what this entails - I wanted to share with you some of the wisdom of this particular work.

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It Takes Time to be Human

Silence. Peace. 

To access creativity, rest more.

Try less.

Relax into better thoughts and allow your grid to fill-in.

The flawed premise of our current world is that the more you do, the more you are worth. Busyness is the most flawed premise of all. I worked for 30 years under this flawed premise – and realised the futility of just striving to earn more money - I thought the busier I was the happier I’d be! With everyone else competing to be busier! How silly is that now?! It triggered a deeper quest for more meaning in my life.

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We Are What We Eat

In 2010 I saw the documentary ‘Food Inc.’ at BAFTA - a deeply unflattering look inside America’s corporate-controlled food industry and its knock-on effects to the country’s farmers and the health of its citizens. The film showed that the Big Food corporations put their vast profits way above a nation’s health and that this is happening on a global basis.

A year later I met Tracy Worcester who produced the acclaimed and widely broadcast documentary ‘Pig Business’. Now in 21 languages and 7 country-specific versions, it highlights the horrors associated with modern industrial-scale pig production. She continues to make films through her campaign Farms Not Factories, to raise awareness about the rise of factory pig farming, a system which abuses animals, pollutes the environment, threatens human health through dangerous overuse of antibiotics and wrecks rural communities. Her solution is to urge consumers to ‘turn their nose up’ at pig factories and only buy meat from high animal welfare farms.

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Spring is Springing - a Great Time to Eliminate Clutter and all Limitations!

’There are two worlds; the world we can measure with line and rule and the world we feel with our hearts and imagination.’ - Leigh Hunt

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Spring is springing and summer is on it’s way and this is my first blog on my new website - hurrah! I hope you like it and find it helpful. It’s also a great time to do some spring cleaning and de-cluttering of your life including house, office, finances, work, relationships, wardrobe, etc. The less clutter around you means the less clutter in your mind. I’ve always found it fascinating that the ancient Oriental philosophy of ‘feng shui’ helps us to understand that our homes are a direct extension of ourselves and by looking after your home you are ultimately looking after yourself. Worth remembering when you’re spring cleaning……..

We’ve experienced some intense energy so far this year from the universal forces of nature - so replenishing and self-care are important. I’ve had to overcome my own resistance with this way of thinking because I didn’t want an ordinary life - which is why it’s taken me a while to fully embrace this new consciousness. We are born with this knowledge but it gets overrun by our educational programs as we are growing up. However, I always knew I was half way there in my thinking which is why I’m fully embracing it now. When I first read Arianna Huffington, Marianne Williamson, Louise Hay and many others, I felt I’d come home - this spiritual knowledge nourishes your soul.

My mission is to bring this knowledge into education - so here are 10 practices I have found helpful and Spring is a great time of year to start practising them:

  1. Get fit and healthy. Wake up just a little earlier and move your body out in nature - a fast walk or run, whatever works for you, and savour nature and connect to that higher universal energy and say what you would like to achieve that day... think of it as having a check-in with a higher power. Make it non-optional - like brushing your teeth!
  2. Get creative - practising writing and saying affirmations and visualisations daily can change your life. Remember, the vibration of your words and thoughts carry tremendous power. Speak of what you want, not what you don’t want. Your words are your thoughts that become things soonest. Start a morning journal as Julia Cameron suggests. Write 3 x A4 pages before your ego defences are in place. I’ve found this exercise very helpful when I lost trust in the creative process. The truth of the creative process is that it cannot be forced. Great work takes time.
  3. Start a mindfulness practice by cultivating quiet time and silencing the mind for just a few minutes. Focusing on your breath reduces stress. I gather meditation can knock 7 years off the age of your brain so it’s really worth practising!*
  4. Repair one relationship. Understanding what you seek from a relationship is more important than what you seek in a partner. I’ve managed to turn old lovers into friends - no-one can change what you shared and that’s never going to go away - authentic relationships are the best foundation - too many people are looking for the right person instead of trying to be the right person.
  5. Refuse to fear fear. Instead, follow the fear and build daily confidence. Fear is a sign of growth, anyway.
  6. Change a belief. Be your authentic self by loving, accepting, acknowledging and appreciating yourself more and learning to be more
    satisfied with who you are and your place in the world. Don’t follow cultural stereotypes - follow your true calling.
  7. Forgive yourself and make sure your worst enemy is not living between your own ears!
  8. Embrace change. See, hear and feel every imaginable detail - they represent marker points along a journey of inner evolution being taken by our highest consciousness.
  9. Eat great healthy food A balanced diet makes your body thrive and raises your body’s vibration. Also drink water to cleanse and remove toxins. A good detox energises you.
  10. Rest - get enough sleep - a great day starts the night before - so a good sleep pattern is like a good meditation and helps the body heal itself by supporting cell renewal.

AND HAVE FUN AND GO OUT TO PLAY! Listen to music and just dance! Music can heal so much - better than most medicines!

Summer is on its way - hurrah!

’Take a quiet walk with Mother Nature. It will nurture your mind, body and soul.’ - Anthony Douglas

*PS Good to hear that Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England, (along with Goldman Sachs, TFL, etc) has offered to his staff ‘mindfulness’ classes to help them be in the moment to help reduce stress with the ‘less is more’ mantra………is the city finally changing from ‘greed is good’? Let’s hope so.