Complementary Therapy, Crystal Healing, healing, Health & Wellness, Stress & Anxiety

The Natural Secret To Anti-Ageing

When I have time to myself, I always find that I reflect on everything. My career, my friends, my family, my health, my current level of happiness, literally everything. 

Most of us set intentions in our lives. A final destination where we can stop, take stock and say “that’s it, I’m happy, I’m here. This is exactly what I wanted my life to look like or it’s as close as it’s going to get”.

I’ve always been driven, possibly a little to my detriment and I’ve continuously had an ongoing desire to create something and work for myself. My career before holistic therapy was extremely different (in fact it’s safe to say it was the polar opposite to healing). In terms of earning potential, the sky was the limit. I could earn as much as my little heart desired, as long as I put the work in. It sounds perfect doesn’t it, but the reality was that there was always something missing. I wanted to find more meaning to my life and I would always find myself going over the same question in my head, ”what is my life purpose”. 

I’m not sure why, but finding my life purpose was and still is something that is extremely important to me. That’s what fuelled my motivation to go back to college to gain a diploma in holistic therapy. It was hard slog (essential to any new path), I went through extreme periods of stress, trying to juggle college whilst also trying to keep my other business up and running. It was exhausting but somehow I knew it would be worth it in the end and it was. I went on to set up my new business, ”A Beautiful Therapy”. I love my brand, I love my treatments and literally, everything I had hoped for was slowly starting to fall into place. Then overnight everything changed. A halt to holistic therapy and a sudden halt to my business.

Do I see the coronavirus as an injustice, no not really! In reality, there are bigger things to worry about right now. I’d be lying if I said that this current situation isn’t a blow, it is, but somehow I always manage to see the silver lining. I’ve had my fair share of knockbacks over the years and each and every time I dusted myself off and continued to push forward. I honestly believe that if you truly want something you can have it. 

So rather than see this time (#stayathome) as a negative, I’m using this period to brush up on my holistic skills and look at how I can become more creative with my offerings. In essence, what is proving to be a rather bleak period has enabled me to slow down and reflect, and with all this time to reflect, I think I’ve found my focus. My passion for holistic therapy is naturally pulling me more towards holistic facials. Have you ever experienced one? They are divine. With various facial massage techniques, you really do get lost in the moment and escape the realities of life. A holistic facial is not just a facial, it’s a mind, body, spirit connection offering a deep sense of peace and harmony to compliment glowing skin.

I’ve often wondered if I would ever use my meditation qualification. I mean I loved the course, I love meditation, but I haven’t had a natural affinity to teach. Now I’ve had time to think and my creative juices are flowing, I’ve realized that I want to incorporate meditation into some of my facial treatments. I think it will heighten the feeling of relaxation even more.

The physical results from my holistic facials are amazing too. Considering they are natural non-evasive treatments, you surprisingly see instant results. I lift and sculpt the skin, leaving a plump and more youthful complexion.

So there you have it, time alone is underrated. I’m starting to understand more of what I love and I have an opportunity to become even more creative with my offerings. If you haven’t yet, make sure you try a holistic facial. With the touch of healing hands, beautiful jade massage crystals and my new love of Gua Sha, I’d love to share the experience with you. 

If you have a minute, slowly, softly and gently close your eyes and take three long deep breaths in through your nose. After each deep breath exhale slowly into your abdomen. Now take an even deeper longer breath into your heart and feel that love radiate in your heart centre. As you feel the warmth of your love radiate in your heart, imagine a small green heart shape slowly expanding. Take one last deep inhalation and as you exhale slowly, feel the green heart expand even further. As the green heart continues to expand experience that feeling of love, more love than you have ever felt before in heart centre. Now send that feeling out into the universe and just sit in this moment for a while and notice how you are feeling. Then when you’re ready, slowly softly and gently open your eyes and smile. I hope my green heart meditation lifted your spirit.

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Wildflowers

Slowly and softly close your eyes and bring your awareness inside. As you inhale your breath into your body, bring you awareness to the in-breath. With each breath bring your attention to the way in which your breath enters your body.

Breath is life, the way you breathe life into your body.

Now bring your awareness to your out-breath, the way in which you return that breath to the atmosphere.

Your breath slowly comes in and your breath slowly goes out. While you continue to breathe, imagine the sea, the tide slowly coming in and out, and just sit with that image for a while as you continue to breathe.

On the next in-breath take a deep long breath into your heart. Both your physical heart and your heart centre. Allow the breath to come up through your torso. Slowly take that breath deep into your heart and with each and every breath breathe deeply into your hearts centre.

With each in-breath allow your heart to expand. On the out-breath invite your heart to open.

As you inhale, your heart is expanding and growing and as you exhale your heart is opening.

Now take an even deeper, longer breath into your heart and feel that moment, and just sit with that moment for a while.

Continue to breathe and take a deep, deep breath into the centre of your heart and as you breathe out I want you to fall, fall right into the centre of your heart. As you arrive at your hearts centre I want you to visualise the earth and imagine that you are surrounded by beautiful trees. As you walk amongst the trees and look down the fields you see brighly coloured wildflowers. The red, yellow and violet colours are so vibrant, you are mesmerised. You walk out into the open space and you can smell the beautiful strong scent of the flowers in the air. Enjoy the beauty of this moment of peace✨

I hope this meditation helps you relax. Thank you Andrew Wallas for your inspo – Namaste 🙏 ✨

Complementary Therapy, healing, health, Health & Wellness, meditation, Motivation, Positivity, Stress & Anxiety, Uncategorized

Time On My Hands

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Rather than worry about what’s to come, I’ve decided to make the most of my spare time by doing the things that help keep me grounded and centred. The first on my list is meditation and I’ve promised myself I’ll do at least 1 hour practise every day.

If ever I feel stuck and need answers, meditation is always my go-to and over the years I’ve realised that the more I practise, the more clear my life path becomes.

Rewind 6 months ago when I was working flat out on a cruise ship. One thing I craved the most was time to myself, I was literally a workhorse giving my energy to guests all day long. It was the most physically demanding thing I’ve ever experienced and time was so precious, it was like gold dust. I remember waking up one morning and thinking right, I’ve had enough, I need to go home, and just like that I booked a flight and was out of there. Thank God. I can not begin to imagine what it’s been like, to be stuck on a cruise ship whilst all this is going on. I can’t help but think someone was watching over me 😇.

So here we are in a situation that’s out of our control and right now, against all odds, I have all the time in the world. I feel truly grateful to be around my family, the only thing that makes me feel safe when things go wrong. So what do I do with all this spare time?

I’ve decided to make a room here at my dads into a beautiful calm space. I have my Tibetan bowls which I love, they remind me of my trip to India, a deeply spiritual time where I met some beautiful souls such as Pegah, check out her page @yes2healthyminds.

Did you know that Tibetan bowls are amazing for relaxation and healing? The vibration gets me every time. I’ve also managed to find my little bag of Palo Santo (thank you god), I love the aroma. It’s one of my favourite essential oils and it’s great for aromatherapy and healing. I don’t think I’ve ever mentioned my love for Palo Santo. It has so many amazing benefits and it’s a natural alternative medicine for relieving flu symptoms, common colds, stress, asthma, headaches, anxiety, depression, inflammation, emotional pain and many other conditions. If ever there was a time to invest in Palo Santo it’s now!

It’s also great for clearing energy, be it your bedroom, office, car or even your whole house. If you’re anything like me and can literally walk into a place and feel the mood, Palo Santo may be your go-to. I use it before I start any meditation to clear the energy and boost my mood. I’m fascinated by energy!

Now I have time on my hands, I’m going to dedicate more time to blogging, another love of mine. I hope you find a way to find peace in this surreal time. I’m counting my blessings and feeling grateful for the little things in life, no matter how trying things are ✨.

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How to find your spirit animal?

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What is your spirit animal? We all have one.

A spirit animal is a creature who faces the world the same as you do.

Pay attention to your dreams. Our dreams are connected to our waking lives. So every time you see an animal in your dreams make a note.

Which animal are you most connected to? Whether it’s an image or a real-life animal, there will be one in particular that you are drawn to.

The characteristics of your spirit animal mirror the characteristics of you and if you’re unsure what they are you can easily find out by reading books on symbolism or even searching the net.

I love symbolism. Animals, numbers, and colours give so much guidance and have really helped me with healing and self-awareness.

I have really vivid dreams and there’s definitely more than one that features but for me, the tiger shows up the most.

If you’re unsure what your spirit animal is, there are lots of quizzes you can do, here’s one online – https://www.spiritanimal.info/spirit-animal-quiz/

There is always something to learn from your spirit animal.

What’s your spirit animal?

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The Mayonnaise Jar and 2 Cups of Coffee

On Friday I went to see a lady called Jane. The lady with the sparkly eyes ✨

After spending one hour with this lady who was truly gifted and also very funny, she handed me this beautiful Jade Crystal and a Chinese Feng Shui coin, which is known to boost positive chi and prosperity.

I left Jane beaming, excited for my future and set my intention for this beautiful gemstone.

Jade is known as the “lucky charm crystal”. It brings abundance and prosperity into your life and it’s also the stone of eternal youth, so I’m hoping it works wonders for me, like a magic wand 😂! She handed me some bits of paper, which I have finally sat down to read just now and one was titled “THE MAYONNAISE JAR AND 2 CUPS OF COFFEE.

It starts something like this………

When things in your life seem almost too much to handle, when 24hrs in a day are not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar…..and the coffee…..

I’d love to write and post it here, but it’s too long, so just type in google “THE MAYONNAISE JAR AND 2 CUPS OF COFFEE”.

It’s there for you to read 💛

Complementary Therapy, Crystal Healing, Goals, health, Health & Wellness, Life Goals, Motivation, Relationships, Stress & Anxiety

Life Is A Rollercoaster

2019 was one hell of a rollercoaster, some unbelievable highs and some serious lows.

It began with finally selling my flat, which was on the market for well over a year – a must if I was to get serious about my career. So bye to something I worked so hard for, but no regrets! It was just a flat!

After numerous fall throughs and being messed about it finally sold! I was so relieved but extremely depleted, it was definitely time for a break. India was calling. I was ready for some time alone to quieten the chatter in my head and reflect. If you haven’t been to India go! South Goa for me was unbelievably beautiful. I felt at peace the moment I arrived, it was so calm. My only regret was not having enough time to see more of India!

I had slowly started incorporating meditation into my life and wanted to learn more, meditation was the reason for India! I was so enthusiastic and committed that not only did I want a trip focussed around meditation, I wanted to learn how to teach meditation classes. My dad is so right, I never do anything in halves!

I knew very little about meditation but had taught myself the basics and really felt the benefits when I practised. It helped alter my state of mind. I felt much more balanced, relaxed and it cleared my energy, which had been suffocated with a serious amount of heartache over the years. Meditation has helped me on such a deep level, maybe this trip was part of my destiny!

Over the last few years I’ve changed my mindset, the power of manifestation rings so true to me now. Some people are born super confident, if you are that person, high five, you are extremely lucky. For the rest of us, we have to put the work in. Self-belief is so powerful, believe and you will receive.

After returning from India I had the travel bug, I wanted to see more of the world. What followed was a light bulb moment and two months later I was off. Only this time I’d be travelling and working at the same time, on a cruise ship doing holistic therapy. It was a no brainer, earn while I travel and gain more experience in the career I love and choose, not the career that chose me!

After a really intense five week selection process in London, I was told I’d be joining a six star luxury vessel. I was a little apprehensive to say the least. I knew nothing about cruising but later found out some people work years on cruise ships hoping to secure a position on a luxury ship. I soon realised I was very lucky and to top it of the itinerary was unreal! Little did I know, I would travel the world and see the bluest of blue glaciers, otters, sea lions, dolphins, bears, you name it, and not to mention some of the most beautiful beaches in the world!

So off I go a little oblivious to the sacrifices i’d made and the hard work I was about to endure. 7.30am starts and 9.30pm finishes. My body ached from massaging all day. I was booked up and super busy. My life was now two things, work and sleep. Never in my life have I looked forward to bed so much! I was so grateful for our days off, a chance to explore new parts of the world and most importantly time to relax.

I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t a strange feeling living and working on a cruise ship. You are surrounded by people all day, time to yourself is like gold dust. So if you’re anything like me and need time alone to recharge your batteries, you may find it a little challenging. That being said, it’s an experience I’ll never forget. I learned so much, met some amazing people from all over the world and visited places that literally took my breath away!

2019 has been one hell of year, the year of many changes. Home, career, more education, more training, new friendships, lots of travelling, the list goes on. The biggest lesson I learned was that no matter where you are or who you are with there is no place like home. Home for me is not a place it’s the people, it’s always the people! I missed my friends and family more than I could ever imagine and I had so much guilt for leaving Pika (my dog).

What did completely change in 2019 is my mindset, I have experienced the power of manifestation on so many levels. Our minds are so powerful. They create our reality. Some people are born super confident, if you are that person you are extremely lucky. Going after what you want comes natural to you, but for the rest of us, we really have to put the work in. Self-belief is so powerful, believe and you will receive.

So thank you 2019, what I have learned from you is to always follow your bliss, trust your intuition, and keep you thoughts positive. Why? Because our thoughts influence on our lives. We manifest our experiences by our thoughts. I truly believe that if you follow these principles, you’ll be exactly where you’re supposed to be, and who knows, you may receive little gifts from the universe along the way to show you you’re on the right path.

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The Colours Of Kundalini Yoga

My Tuesday morning was no ordinary Tuesday. It consisted of red and yellow and pink and green, purple and orange and blue. Oh, and gold! It was a rainbow kind of Tuesday and very beautiful it was too.

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I’ve been promising myself for ages that I would go and check out Kundalini Yoga, so I jumped out of bed, squeezed into my sweaty betty leggings, downed a pint of water and darted out the door. Note to self “I must slow down”! I’ve heard little snippets about Kundalini Yoga and how it’s extremely uplifting, both spiritually and physically and thought, hey why not! I’d be lying if I didn’t admit to myself that I’m becoming more and more spiritual, so I certainly had to try this as part of my holistic journey. If you’ve read any of my other blogs, I’m sure it’s pretty apparent that I’m obsessed with yoga, so Kundalini Yoga sounded like music to my ears.

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Well, an experience it certainly was! It’s not your typical Yoga. I should probably mention that if you are one of those people that giggles at everything, it might not be your bag. There’s lots of chanting and a little singing, as well as poses I was unfamiliar with. So, what I’m saying is, you have to be openminded. I think I say this in every blog I write now!

I love the fact that you’re told to close your eyes throughout the practice, to ensure it’s an internal journey. The aim of Kundalini Yoga is to look within. You’re also told to focus on your third eye whilst remembering to keep your eyes closed and breathe at the same time. For a first timer that’s a lot to take in right!?  Anyway, whilst trying to remember those three things and remain relaxed at the same time (shoulders down), I soon got into the swing of things. The feeling of energy surging through my body was surreal and the vibrant colours I could see throughout the class (eyes closed) were simply breathtaking.

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The practice consisted of breathing techniques totally new to me, meditation, the chanting of mantras, such as Sat Nam, meaning “truth is my identity” and poses I was unaware of such as the Frog Pose. To give you an idea the Frog Pose is a vigorous pose and it was surprising how energised I felt after it. Visually it looks quite simple but once you start the movement it was much harder than it looks! I like to call myself fit but this was something else………

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The frog activates the first, second, and third chakras and moves the energy up to the higher centres. To give you an idea, you can either practice this now or visualize.  Stand up and place your heels together with your toes turned out. Then squat down, raising the heels (keeping them together), aligning the knees over the toes, and placing your fingertips on the floor in front of you. Like a frog! Inhale, raising your hips and straightening your legs. Exhale and return to the squatting position. Continue 26 times. Yes, that’s right, 26 times! That was the hard bit. I was goosed and struggled to hit 26 at a speedy pace, but got there either way. I’m sure I looked ridiculous but the fact that everyone has their eyes closed, it really doesn’t matter, and if I’m honest I’m glad as it kind of takes the pressure off a newbie.

Once we had worked through the different poses we finished the practice with meditation, I was left feeling completely zen and smilingeyes closed.

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The power of Kundalini yoga comes from the kundalini, which is also known as Sanskrit (coiled serpent). It is said that there is a huge amount of untapped potential within us, located around the sacrum at the base of our spine. By practising Kundalini yoga, you slowly awaken this gentle serpent and safely open its amazing powers to work up the 7 chakras. In a nutshell, Kundalini Yoga clears blocks in your energy field by using mantras, sound, energy healing, exercises and meditations. It releases any trauma from the energetic body (which surrounds the physical body), the aura and it’s the aura that holds wounds. When our wounds are healed, our radiance can occur and this frequency is what draws in beauty, love, and light. Attracting abundance starts in our energetic body, not our minds.

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People who practice Kundalini Yoga see a huge transformation in their day to day lives, they feel more at peace, are much happier and feel much healthier. So, if you want to feel more aware and responsive to your surroundings, Kundalini Yoga is definitely worth a try. I mean who doesn’t want to improve their health and well-being whilst jumping up and down like a frog eyes closed! On a serious note after just one class, I felt extremely relaxed and more at ease with myself than I have in a long time and I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t a little sore. I am sure I used muscles I didn’t even know existed. Imagine how you’d feel attending one class a week!

If you haven’t tried Kundalini Yoga and you like other styles of yoga, I’d definitely give it ago. My experience was unbelievable, I was literally blown away. My most luxurious relaxing holistic package, the “Mind Body Soul” is the essence of Kundalini yoga, in the sense that I felt physically, emotionally and spiritually uplifted, which is how my clients describe my signature package. Sat Nam!