Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift.
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.”
Those of you close to me will know that mental health awareness is an issue close to my own heart. Those of you less close to me may be aware of my interest in the subject via blog posts and facebook news updates. Students of mine will be familiar with our work around simply noticingContinue reading “Charity Yoga Garden Party in aid of Mind”
Latest research shows yoga to reduce stress and inflammation.
Recent research from Boston University School of Medicine is showing Yoga to be more beneficial than other forms of exercise in improving mood. Their studies relate to Anxiety and Depression specifically and measured increased and rising GABA levels (low levels of which are associated with depression and anxiety disorders) in the brains of their test groups. InContinue reading “Yoga, Depression & Anxiety… Navigating and Changing our Inner Landscape”
20 songs to get your flow on…
This is Lupa the Immortal. Well, technically speaking this is an offspring of Lupa the Immortal, my sourdough starter which came in to being in the very early days of writing this blog (read more in ‘Sourdough, the worlds slowest bread‘). Lupa spends most of her time in the fridge, slowly fermenting… sometimes she’sContinue reading “Reasons to be healthy, 1…2…3…or Bending over backwards for health!”