The delicate balance of the nervous system: restoring harmony

In the miraculous form that is the human body, one of the key roles the autonomic nervous system (ANS) plays is to maintain stability, controlling everything from our movements to our thoughts and emotions.  When looking at the ANS in relation to its role in regulating the body’s response, imagine its work as a delicate […]

Is it time to bring back the nap?

Why I back the art of napping Some years ago, when I was working fulltime in the corporate environment, I learned that the meetings or project work after lunch weren’t necessarily the most productive time for me, or others in the room. Everyone had food in their belly, the circulation of air wasn’t at all […]

When we resist rest

When being ‘switched on’ feels more comfortable than resting: Why we might experience resistance to rest. We live in a culture and society that hardwires us for busyness and distraction. How often do you hear yourself say “I’ve got so much to do, I can’t stop”, or “Just let me finish this one thing and […]

The power of sound vibration in relaxing and healing

Whilst it was yoga that started my own personal journey towards a more holistic approach to health and wellbeing, I have travelled a great distance since then to find the therapies that really have really made a difference to my overall health and deep sense of wellbeing. For many years I have used sound bathing […]

Creating a sanctuary in your home for rest and stillness

If the past couple of years of uncertainty have shown us anything, it’s that we’re adaptable. As social events, work, schooling, and classes, like my guided intentional rest and stillness sessions, have moved to the virtual environment, it’s been clear that, although different, we can continue to enjoy true and real connection online. But what […]