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THE FIRST STAGE OF FORGIVENESS: ACCEPTANCE

There are five stages of forgiveness:   1. Acceptance 2. Empathy 3. Acknowledgement 4. Meaning 5. Perspective and Gratitude   Acceptance We cannot forgive trauma without accepting trauma. We have to understand what happened to us. […]

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MEET GYNELLE LEON: THE TRANSFORMATIVE POWER OF HOUSE PLANTS

What first inspired your love for plants?  I was inspired by spending summer holidays on the Island of St Lucia with my grandparents in their garden. I always had an attraction to plants and flowers […]

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THE AYURVEDA KITCHEN: BREATH & DIGESTION

Quite incredibly, how we breathe can affect our sense of taste, appetite and digestive efficiency. Irrespective of what type of food you are eating, to have the optimal chance of digesting it well, an efficient and effective breathing […]

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THE CRACKS THAT LET THE LIGHT IN

We corral our kids, Ben, Max and Molly, aged nine, six and three, into the car on a Sunday morning before 10am to drive north over the river to Tate Britain, where we know we can park right […]

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TOGETHER IN LOCKDOWN

  Quiet, where once there was an orchestra of noise. The busiest of places stood empty and still.   Normal things began to feel strange.   Strange things began to feel normal.   We were […]

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MEDITATION TIPS

Meditation on the breath is an ancient, tried and true practice for calming the mind and lays down a wonderful foundation for other meditation practices. It can be a source of healing and inner peace. Before you […]

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ONE THOUSAND DAYS AND ONE CUP OF TEA

Fast-forward to more than four years since Paul died, and I’m walking alone through a deserted gorge in southern Crete. It’s midsummer, very hot indeed, the ground is parched and sandy, and the few scrubby trees provide little shade […]

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INTRODUCE SHINRIN YOKU TO YOUR HOME

Research has shown that if we find them pleasing, wooden elements used in the home and workplace – in the form of furniture, fixings and features – can offer relaxation benefits when we look at the wood, touch […]

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MEET SUZY READING

What’s your top tip for remaining calm in a stressful situation? Use whatever resonates for you in the moment – the body, the breath or your mind. It is literally impossible from a nervous system […]

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RESOURCES FOR PND

In Something to Live For, Laura Canty tells her heartbreakingly honest and hopefully story of postnatal depression and how the NHS saved her and her family. Below are some resources are available to anyone who […]

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FIND YOUR WHY

Your ‘why’ is the foundation of your journey, the reason you jump out of bed, the reason you keep pushing yourself to do the extra set, complete the extra mile and keep coming back. Without […]

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HOW TO LISTEN: BEHAVIOURS TO LOOK OUT FOR

Perhaps you have a friend who hasn’t been socialising as much recently. You might be worried that a colleague isn’t showing up for work, or you may have noticed that your partner is more tired and withdrawn […]

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