“I am enough.” It’s a powerful phrase that completely bowled over our first Reset attendees back on our June retreat. The more I thought about it, the more I realised how constantly I tell myself that I am not enough: so here’s what I’m going to do about it.
You’ve logged on to Instagram for a quick browse. The first image that pops up is a group shot of women, arms around one another stood in a beautiful woodland, smiling at the camera. Retreats are popping up everywhere – yoga retreats, meditation retreats, digital detox retreats, fitness retreats. Why? And more importantly, why now?
Last week I talked about why I think entrepreneurs need to be healthier and shared a couple of the resources and spaces I’m creating to try and help. This week I want to share the simple things I do in my week to prioritise my health. This is a true ‘live what you give’ post from me to you!
At the beginning of the year the Health Bloggers Community (HBC) launched their Reclaim Your Day Off campaign and I was lucky enough to be at their opening event. I wanted to share the take-away points I took from the session which I thought you could all really benefit from too. I know a lot of what she said really stuck with me.
It’s very easy when you’ve been to a lot of health and wellbeing events to come away and think “did I actually learn anything new today?” The talks at Fresh Resolutions were really varied with a range of speakers coming from different backgrounds and with different expertise. But I noticed there were a few themes that popped up across all the talks that I wanted to share with you.
We see so many people talking about the amazing things going on in their business, when do we hear about people just doing mediocre? Celebrating an increase of any size? When do people shout from the roof tops about messing things up? So I’m here to give you 3 things that I’ve ‘failed’ at recently, in the hopes that it will encourage you to reassess your ‘failures’ and reframe them in a more positive light.
I started training to be a coach earlier this year with Erickson Coaching. Rather than giving me an elaborate and complex set of theories by which to undertake coaching, it gave me a very simple, single principle by which to lead all my sessions: the client is okay. Here’s how that’s helped me become a better friend and more patient person in my everyday life too.
Winter is officially on its way and so soup making time has returned. For a really seasonal recipe I wanted to make a dish with sweetcorn. I love the sweetness and most of all the colour and I’ve enhanced it in this recipe with some turmeric and given it a kick with some nice spices.
I love writing. You might have guessed if you’ve been here often enough. My blog posts are never short and even then I’ve cut them down and hacked back a lot that wasn’t necessary! Journaling should feel like a natural outlet for me, right? Wrong. So when Jennifer Cockroft sent me one of her Mindful Moments journals to trial I was intrigued. Is it something I would enjoy using? Or get anything out of? Or would I think it was a waste of time?
Back in August I launched a new series on the blog - Flourishing Entrepreneurs, introducing you to incredible women who have started their own businesses. In this post I’m introducing Flourishing Entrepreneur #5 Lea Tierney, a chocolate maker, Indian Head Massage Therapist and wellness coach and writer. Lea is a vey dear friend and I’m so pleased to be able to share her thoughts with you in this interview.
Next month I’m co-hosting my first ever Supper Club, eek! Creative In Residence is a series of Supper Clubs for creative entrepreneurs to connect and support one another over delicious, seasonal food. The dessert for the evening will be this poached pear cake, served with chai spiced yoghurt and salted date caramel. Enjoy your tasty preview!
I’m a total word-nerd. So I’m starting a series on the blog called Wellness Words. Taking a closer look at the vocabulary we use in the wellness industry and trying to better understand its origins and message, without getting caught up in preconceived ideas. First up: WELLNESS. What does it mean to you?
I'm very aware at the moment that my blogging is becoming increasingly further and further away from where this all started: food. I wanted to share my journey and the evolution of my approach to ‘health.’ I wonder whether you too can imagine yourself taking this journey, or maybe it’s that you’re already on it.
Last month I launched a new series onto the blog - Flourishing Entrepreneurs, introducing you to incredible women who have started their own businesses. Today I’m introducing my Flourishing Entrepreneur #4 - illustrator and designer turned life-planner creator, coach and all-round 'sort your life out' guru Kerry Lyons.