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Sunday Retreat…

Sunday Retreat…

NEW DATES ANNOUNCED IN SPRING 2018! Retreat and Reconnect - A Day For YOU, with Ahimsa & The Soul Sanctuary... We would love to welcome you to our Retreat Day where we will bring your body, mind and spirit on a journey of deep relaxation, healing and well-being using a seamless blend of ancient eastern traditions such as Reiki, Sound Healing, Meditation and other peaceful practices. In short, we want you to come and relax for the day while we both do what we love - delivering a combination of holistic therapies to help heal, renew and connect you to self. Everyone is welcome...

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Forever Chasing Happy? Try The Reverse Bucket List!

Forever Chasing Happy? Try The Reverse Bucket List!

So many of us fall into that dreaded cycle of chasing the elusive happy; I'll be happy when I buy a bigger house, I'll be happier when I'm two stone lighter, I'll be happier when blah blah blah...always in the future but never content with being in the now. Sound familiar? Lately many of my conversations with clients have been about this. I don't know whether the last dregs of new years resolutions are still hanging around or people are finding it harder to be happy these days but I wanted to remind you of a little something I wrote last year in relation to this. Yes we are going back in order...

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Love Hanging Out With Yourself…

Love Hanging Out With Yourself…

One of the first things people associate February with is Valentine's Day. No surprise really considering we are bombarded from a commercial angle with all things love before Santa has time to wash and dry his suit for next year! I'm all for celebrating love but my problem with the commercial aspect of Valentines is it can leave some people feeling like there is something wrong with them if there isn’t another half waiting to shower them with the marketers dream that is Valentine’s Day. I love love but in all its wonderful forms, not just the romantic kind. One form in particular is more important...

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Pressing The Pause Button…

Pressing The Pause Button…

It was a busy and exciting run up to the holidays with some unexpected good news and celebrations so after celebrating the fun filled festivities too I am now allowing myself to just be still. I'm hitting the pause button this month, to just be, to reconnect with myself and allow some creative ideas to flow. It's incredible how allowing yourself to step back can help you to move forward.  I know by the time February comes around I'll be looking forward to jumping back into action, hopefully with plenty of new plans and projects for the future! How will you be using your January? I know many...

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Make A Difference and Spread A Little Kindness This Christmas…

Make A Difference and Spread A Little Kindness This Christmas…

I can’t quite believe it but there’s no denying the magic of Christmas in the air, yippee! It feels like I only unwrapped last year’s presents a few short months ago and here we are about to open more. The older I get the more I learn to embrace the passing of time, even if it does go quicker than I’d like. And whilst unwrapping presents always makes me revert back to being a giddy kiddy, I must admit I now prefer presence over presents.  Wisdom really does come with age! I am however also greatly aware of the other side of the Christmas coin, the less shiny and more rugged one. I know...

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Embracing NOvember…

Embracing NOvember…

It’s NOvember…yes, I said no! Before I confuse us all too much, myself included, let me explain what I am leading into; Over the last few weeks I have noticed a reoccurring theme in conversations with clients - how difficult they find it to say 'no' to others. Many expressed feelings of guilt when they used it, some didn't kNOw how not to say it and others simply didn't kNOw it's perfectly ok to say it. Talking through this once familiar territory with them reminded me of how I use to do it too. By saying yes to others simply to please them only served at making me feel frustrated and angry...

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The Sound of Silence…

The Sound of Silence…

The Sound of Silence... Many of you will remember a few months ago I introduced this rather amazing, beautiful & talented young lady, Tracey McCann. I know Tracey made an impact on you as much as she did me because I received some truly heartwarming feedback after I shared her story. Tracey is passionate about helping others to see that you can achieve anything you put your mind to. She is living proof that no matter what our story is we can do anything if we believe in ourselves and adopt a positive mental attitude. During some recent meditation I felt compelled to switch of all sounds...

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We Are Family (sing it!)…

We Are Family (sing it!)…

Family - one word, multiple meanings… Most of my summer was filled with family and friends returning from all corners of the globe (I never quite understood how something round can have corners!). These said corners included New Zealand, Australia and America, and all had the same mission as they crossed oceans and navigated their way through airports…spending time with those they love. I have just waved off my big hearted brother and the beautiful Orla as they begin their journey back to Australia. Yes, my heart may be heavy but there was no denying the overwhelming feeling of love and sheer...

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Going Back To Go Forward…

Going Back To Go Forward…

Thankfully, I am a happy person. This is not because it just landed on my lap, it is not because I’m living some idea of distorted reality and it is certainly not because of the absence of any worries in my life. It is simply because I choose to be. So many of us fall into that dreaded cycle of chasing the elusive happy; I’ll be happy when I get my promotion, I’ll be happy when I buy a bigger house, I’ll be happier when I’m two stone lighter, I’ll be happier when blah blah blah…..always in the future but never content with being happy in the now. Sound familiar? I am guilty of this...

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Paying Kindness Forward For July…

Paying Kindness Forward For July…

I am paying some recent overwhelming kindness forward with these pay-what-you-can-appointments available for the next couple of weeks! One thing I feel every single one of us needs to understand is not only do we deserve time out and self nourishment, that it is in fact essential to our well being and existence. In short, it is not selfish to put yourself first, it is a necessity. I am also very passionate about everyone being able to access some form of healing / services for our well being on every level. Occasionally my work allows me to be able to help that little bit more through projects...

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