3 results for tag: cycles


Adventures in Womb Wisdom

Followed by dentists and dead birds Even if you have only read one of my blogs before, I bet that it will have been either about rest or body awareness   These subjects come back again and again and as we teach the things we most need to learn, this is my growing edge too, especially the resting part.   My quest for rest is what took me to the Cotswolds last weekend for a ‘Womb Wisdom’ retreat with Uma Dinsmore –Tuli and Alexandra Pope.   This wasn’t the lying-around-on-the-sofa kind of rest. This was more like deep soul rest; in the company of like-minded women, we could drop the effort of everyday life ...

Walking in a winter wonderland or freezing cold in the Tesco queue?

Winter health for the stone age woman Everything in our culture urges us to be more productive, more of the time. Even our relaxation is ‘activitized’ (I made that word up, but someone, somewhere is probably using it seriously). Instead of day dreaming or drifting or reading we rush to a spa day or go cart racing or a winter 'activity', all of which fuels the commercial agenda. However it ignores the fact that we are basically stone age beings lost in a modern age.   When we resist living in sync with our natural daily, monthly or seasonal rhythms it has a detrimental effect on us for example Shift workers are far more likely ...

Eight Things Women Should Celebrate, But Don’t

I was with a massage client the other day, listening to her talk about the demands on her time which were driving her to the jitters. Demands from her children, family and life in general . Her youngest will be starting school in September and she realised that she has been looking after her children at home for 10 years. 10 YEARS! There were mixed feelings of course; sadness at her baby growing up, excitement about having more time to herself, but why not celebrate the amazing work she has done over the ten years? Coming up with creative solutions, delicious food, entertainment, education, negotiation skills that the UN would die for etc. The energy ...