Healing and hope (plus how to ease stiffness in Spring!).

February 1st is all about healing here in Ireland when viewed through the lens of Brigid. In this post I share some of my thoughts on Spring, stiff hips, healing, and yoga. February is here. Yesterday was Brigid's feast day. She is held dear in the hearts of many people here in Ireland. She is… Continue reading Healing and hope (plus how to ease stiffness in Spring!).

February 1st is all about healing here in Ireland when viewed through the lens of Brigid. In this post I share some of my thoughts on Spring, stiff hips, healing, and yoga. February is here. Yesterday was Brigid’s feast day. She is held dear in the hearts of many people here in Ireland. She is…… Continue reading Healing and hope (plus how to ease stiffness in Spring!).

Weight loss in Winter and Spring (the Monday middle way).

We come into the world with wrinkles and rolls of fat a-plenty, yet many women spend their whole lives trying to avoid both. I don’t deprive myself of calories in January or February. Nor will I turn to cold, so-called ‘healthy’ smoothies for slimming purposes when my body needs warming, grounding foods at this chilly…… Continue reading Weight loss in Winter and Spring (the Monday middle way).

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Monday mood

Ice and going outside The ice has thawed for now, and it is lovely to be able to get out and about more. I’ve been visited by a fear of falling many times since an accident that left me unable to walk for a year. When when the ground is frosty I often stay indoors.…… Continue reading Monday mood

Creativity and cosy rest: what Winter is teaching me (and the power of the pause).

Daylight delights It has been cold and frosty recently. As I write this, on a dark January morning, a deep sense of peace and contentment is enveloping me. I am cosy and well-rested. Self-employment requires a massive amount of work behind the scenes, and today I will take it easy. Wrapped in four layers of… Continue reading Creativity and cosy rest: what Winter is teaching me (and the power of the pause).

Daylight delights It has been cold and frosty recently. As I write this, on a dark January morning, a deep sense of peace and contentment is enveloping me. I am cosy and well-rested. Self-employment requires a massive amount of work behind the scenes, and today I will take it easy. Wrapped in four layers of…… Continue reading Creativity and cosy rest: what Winter is teaching me (and the power of the pause).

Three tips to care for your body if it is aching (after physical activity).

January is cold, and there are lots of things that I do (and avoid) to keep myself cosy during the Winter season. Some tasks can make me feel stiff, and if you are taking action to limber up this month, post could help. New year pledges Even though I have zero interest in the concept…… Continue reading Three tips to care for your body if it is aching (after physical activity).