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Safe and Sound (Keep Calm)

"Keep Calm is useless advice unless you have a trained method for self-regulation and addressed your trauma history." I used to think yoga was the glue that fixed me back together after some difficult times. Now I credit yoga as the lens through which I saw that I was never really broken. 

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Dwelling in a Warm Heart (more on Breathing Space)

Fish live in streams Birds nest in trees Human beings dwell In warm hearts Dwelling in a warm heart, we soften and we open. Perhaps we have more space inside us for kindness and for patience. Perhaps we, quite literally, have more space to breathe.

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Breathing Space

For the last five weeks I have been writing (almost) daily posts on the subject of rest and stillness. These are mainly little messages to myself - reminders to pause, permission to stop. I am glad they have been helpful to other people too. Knowing you are all out there reading has kept me on track with my… Continue reading Breathing Space

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Blast Off!

One day I walked into my sitting room and found Henry and the children all lying with their feet up having a very calm and quiet moment."Wow!" I said, "You're doing restorative yoga!""No Mummy.We are in a rocket, preparing for take-off.This is the launch position.Astronauts have to be in this position when a rocket launches so… Continue reading Blast Off!

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Sleeping Lions

"Sleeping Lions" is of course a lovely, quiet game to play with children - who can stay still and quiet for the longest? Spotted in The Guardian this morning - big cats showing us how it's done - and occupying space left vacant by South Africa's strict lockdown measures. Can we occupy the 'vacant spaces'… Continue reading Sleeping Lions

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Stay Where You Are

When I was very little girl, I think five years old, I once got lost in a large department store. Apparently, on losing sight of my Mum I did the obvious thing for someone within a five year old brain - and got in the nearest lift! I had rapidly gone from 'slightly lost' (Mum… Continue reading Stay Where You Are