Tag: Self healing
In a practical sense what does it mean to be grounded?
Many of us can relate to being told to ground as part of self-care or meditation practice. I practice grounding many times during my day, especially when holding space for others, and supporting clients with being grounded is an integral component in all my sessions and workshops.
Why is grounding important? How do we take it from a concept to an embodied tool? ‘Being’ grounded suggests it’s very nature. Grounding enables us to attain & sustain our ‘Being – ness‘.
It can be done with a thought, an intention, or more mindfully as part of a deeper process or practice.
Why do we ground?
We are electrical beings. We have a frequency and charge, and our nervous system is an electrical system. Electricity needs to ground to discharge. Grounding, therefore, enables … Read More
A humorous lesson in karma & the futility of anger
July/August held two eclipses with one more on its way. As the moon eclipses the sun we are in shadow, a chance to look at the shadow self. Our conscious mind is eclipsed and we can experience our subconscious selves, providing us with the opportunity to go inward and evaluate the self with truth and honesty. Not to judge ourselves but in order to liberate the aspects of ‘self’ held in past experiences.
For me I was working through some past childhood disappointment and anger around what I felt ‘should’ve’ happened. I knew it was time to let it go but a deep ‘shadow’ part of me wanted my pain to be validated and for the other person I had felt disappointed by to acknowledge how they had a … Read More
Like any change, adapting to a plant based eating style requires imagination, and preparation. This will help to avoid those moments where offspring open the fridge and say, “there’s nothing to eat”! Which of course would initially appear true upon opening the fridge to …..plants, and lots of them!
With one of my daughters choosing to follow a vegan eating plan, it has been my creative challenge to take plants to the plate, providing a variety of meals that are balanced and tasty each time. Despite the initial extra time in food prep I’ve enjoyed getting back to basics and as the very wise Michael Pollen said “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants”. So i thought I’d share one of our favourite recipes at the moment. This batch makes 3 pizzas so you can freeze what you don’t eat for next time.
Life is increasingly sped up in this crazy, busy world. In every moment there is the opportunity to fit ‘just one more’ thing in. There always seems to be more to do. I find this in my own life, especially now as I add teenage Uber driver to my CV. So how is being present going to help, and why?
Firstly let me differentiate, being present doesn’t necessarily mean making a clean swipe of life’s tasks and abandoning all else to sit and ‘om’ in a corner. Although I’m sure that may work for some!
Being present simply means being in the moment, whatever activity you find yourself undertaking.
Are you driving the car, hanging washing or completing that assignment with your mind already many steps ahead of you, thinking about the other million tasks you may have to do? … Read More
You are not your emotions- How to separate the ‘you’ from ‘your experience’
Interesting fact for you – we operate from the subconscious mind over 90% of the time. This means our thoughts and emotions often ‘happen to us’ or ‘influence us’ to act or feel a certain way, without us really knowing why, or without much awareness/consciousness in our behaviour. This can lead to feeling dissatisfied with life and often feeling ‘victim’ to it.
Without looking at or into our beliefs, our behaviour patterns and our sub conscious influences, it can be an enormous & lengthy challenge to create or sustain any change. This can be frustrating. It also can lead us to ‘identify’ with our emotions or experiences, seeing them as part of ourselves and in doing this we ‘forget’ our true nature.
We become what we feel.
Until … Read More
Ramen for a Rainy Day
A cold rainy winter conjures up cozy thoughts: ugg boots, an open fire, sharing endless cups of tea with friends and family, and of course warm nourishing foods.
These last few weeks I’ve been staving off the cold by cooking my way through soup made from just about every vegetable. We are part of an organic buying coop so basically I was making soups using whatever came in our latest delivery. In just one week I had made and sampled; green soup, cauliflower tofu and mushroom soup, potato and leek, and tomato basil and capsicum soup.
When a virus visited our family I needed a food as medicine soup…and this is what came of that thought…Ramen! It was so easy, quick, and popular which means it’s been on our weekly dinner rotation since. Enjoy!
Ramen … Read More
I’m a wee bit proud at the moment. My dear sister & brother in law have welcomed little Aiden into their family. It was a quick but extremely loving and graceful entry into the world. The whole family is as proud as punch. Well done Lizzie!
And Welcome to the world Aiden Joseph!
As the mother of two girls, I now also get to love a little boy like he’s my own, without going through the blood sweat and tears, nor the nappy changes or sleepless nights! Thanks Liz and Simon!
We got to meet little Aiden on his second day in the world, and during our cuddle I found us going straight into an impromptu Craniosacral session. I checked in quickly with the parents whether it was ok to proceed and off we went!
One of the fundamentals in craniosacral … Read More