What is luxury?

What is luxury? It is defined as “a state of great comfort or elegance especially when involving great expense” and is often seen as something rare, exclusive and unattainable because many people think luxury is something only money can buy. Now after the year we have had we could see it as all those little Continue reading »

How to be happier working from home

Are you one of the millions who have found themselves in the stressful situation of trying to work from home? Here are a few tips to keep us happier at home? Let in the light The benefits of daylight are huge. Sunlight, alongside fresh air and access to nature, is fundamentally good for your mental Continue reading »

The Power of Connection

Until last year, many of us will have taken connection for granted. We went to work, we socialised, we belonged to sports clubs, enjoyed gigs and cinema trips and spa days. People were around us all the time. Suddenly, all that changed. With social distancing and isolation in place to protect our physical health, it Continue reading »

Show yourself some love

Similar to Christmas, there are many out there who most likely struggled to get through Valentine’s Day yesterday since they couldn’t be with those they love. If this is you, then show yourself some love. It’s easy to think of Valentines Day as a celebration of romantic love but let’s look past the greeting cards Continue reading »

Chinese proverbs to help with modern life

It is the Chinese New Year this coming Friday and will be the year of the Ox so perhaps we should be practicing Cow Face Pose! Here are some Chinese proverbs to ponder on. Different locks must be opened with different keys: Every problem we face in life will require a different set of skills Continue reading »

Another Groundhog Day

In North America they celebrate Groundhog Day on 2 February when the groundhog comes out of hibernation. It is said that if it is sunny and the animal sees its shadow then it goes back into its den and this warns of another six weeks of wintry weather. The term ‘groundhog day’ has been included Continue reading »

Be true to yourself and connected to your heart

This week’s mantra: “I am true to myself and connected to my heart”. As we move through 2021, the uncertainty of last year seems to be continuing. We can’t change that but we can adjust our focus to being true to ourselves, speak ‘from the heart’ and be guided by what our heart needs not Continue reading »

Blue Monday?

Every year, the third Monday of January is dubbed “Blue Monday” and that falls today on Monday 18 January. The theory goes that this is the time of year when we’re all cold, broke and riddled with guilt that our new year’s resolutions to get fit, drink less alcohol and be a better human being Continue reading »

Let go of what is weighing you down

Do you find yourself stuck with a heavy weight of stress and worry? Yoga can bring a change in your life but to get the full benefit you need to release into your practice. If you can release, then your mind will calm, your worries are subdued and stress can be managed. The first step Continue reading »

Five ways to stay positive through the winter

Christmas is over and the long dark winter months are here. This time can be tough for many people even in normal times but we are starting this year with uncertainty and worry following the events of 2020. There are some things though that we can do to give ourselves a lift and help us Continue reading »