Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift.
I’ve been lesson planning and figuring out what it is I want to share in these early weeks of the year. My classes for the week are full, which is fabulous – but it’s also got me thinking about why now, in the darkest slowest time of the year so many of us feel underContinue reading “Sankalpa – Starting the year with a seed of intention…”
I’ve spent almost all of my adult life suffering with anxiety. I wouldn’t have been able to pinpoint it at the time, or even acknowledge that there was a problem, it just felt normal. Being in a crowd would lead to a panic attack. Taking a walk with my toddlers would be punctured with invasiveContinue reading “Overcoming Anxiety & Finding a Grounding Yoga Practice…”
It’s a ritual I began after my cancer diagnosis. Faced with the fear of dying I suddenly became overwhelmingly grateful for the life I had, albeit with a life threatening disease. I’m now approaching 2 years all clear, but the ritual of gratitude at the end of the day (and sometimes intermittently throughout the day)Continue reading “Bedtime Rituals…10 minute Yoga & Cultivating Gratitude for the Day…”
Hi Vitality seekers! My latest video is a 12 minute vitality hit for hip & spine mobilisation! Enjoy!
Yoga for head,neck & shoulders. This is a short seated practice (under 15 mins) suitable for all.
Shame lurks deep undercover, like a snake in the grass that you don’t know is there but step too close to that which it’s guarding and it’ll rise up with with all it’s got. ‘No closer’ it says as you look towards the deep undergrowth, ‘what I’m guarding is secret, it can’t be shared’… It’sContinue reading “Let’s Talk about Shame…”
Hello, My name is Lauren and I am an addict. I am addicted to anything which enables me to avoid feeling my feelings. In order not to feel, I distract myself purposefully, even wilfully by being exceptionally busy. By saying ‘I can do that’ to anything that means I don’t have to think or feel,Continue reading “Distraction, Addiction & Avoiding Pain… Learning to be myself.”
My Anger… I am so angry. I’m angry because I’ve denied my anger for as long as I can remember. I’ve denied my anger because I didn’t think it was pretty, or pleasing or useful. I bought in to the Bullshit that in order to be a grown up, successful person, especially one who’s aContinue reading “My Anger, My Inner World, And a love note to Agni!”
A year ago I discovered I had cancer. It took six months for shock to pass (aside from the physical recovery from major surgery), and a following four months of crazily energetic distraction to finally acknowledge how much fear, grief, loss, trauma & pain my family and I have gone through. I am finally beginningContinue reading “My Name is Lauren, I am a Recovering Bullshit Addict”