I learnt a lot at the Wim Hof method workshop I attended over the weekend with Element Health but one of the things that really stood out to me was how wired we have become for comfort. We seem to do everything in our power to avoid feeling the cold (and also the heat). We have heat pumps, electric blankets, underfloor heating, heated toilet seats (!), heating in our cars, in our offices, and scalding hot showers.Read More
Hypnosis has been gaining traction as a treatment for anxiety. But is it effective? I recently had a session with a counsellor and hypnotherapist and here I open up about my experience, including the lightbulb realisation I had.Read More
A couple of weeks ago I shared on Instagram that the wheels had well and truly fallen off. I was feeling anxious, depleted, lacking motivation and all kinds of emotional. If you didn’t catch it or you've always wondered what I look like when I cry, here it is.
I’ve spent the past couple of weeks quietly trying to make sense of what this lingering feeling means. Because, that’s what we do in the personal development space; we can’t just let feelings exist without rigorous curiosity. And the more I talk to women around me I’m discovering I’m not alone. I can reflect on it now because I feel like I'm coming out the other side.Read More
A week ago it was the mid-winter party for the media agency I work for. It's an event I put together each year, and is a great chance to celebrate the achievements of the half-year, and toast to the year ahead - over free-flowing alcohol and white, deep fried food. Not exactly the diet of an aspiring holistic health coach, but alas, balance and all that.Read More