Beat the Winter Blues – Making Winter Work for You

Well, we’re back here again. Winter, the season of ultimate yin – cold, dark, hidden, internal - and for many a time of dread.  But this season is so important.  So how can we make winter work for us, and beat the winter blues? I used to hate winter and couldn’t wait for the longer, warmer days.  I would be sluggish, dull, craving sunlight, and battling it every step of the way. My relationship with the seasons transformed when [...]

How’s Your Harvest?

In Chinese Medicine, there is an extra season - Late Summer - which is associated with the Earth element. It corresponds to this time of harvest, as the peak of summer moves into the decline of autumn. In some traditions, it is also the time of transition between all of the seasons - the still point as one ends and the next begins. It is a time of nourishment, of gathering and storing. It is the last chance of [...]

7 Tips to Stay Positive in Tricky Times

How to be hopeful, fulfilled and functioning when there's no end in sight We’ve said goodbye to life in lockdown and normal life is resuming.  Or is it?  The adrenaline-fuelled, all-hands-on-deck, “unprecedented times” have passed, but we're still a long way from normality. In a time of crisis, we usually have the focus, energy, support and the cortisol boost to deal with it. And then we get the relief that it’s all over. Right now, it feels like [...]

How to make the most of this summer – despite COVID 19

Well, according to the Chinese solar terms, we’ve now moved into summer.  And once again I'm writing about the benefits of tuning into the energy of the season, whilst we’re still in circumstances that make that tricky. Perhaps the transition of “Stay Home” into “Stay Alert” gives us a little more opportunity to be outside.  However, we're still living with the reality of a pandemic so this summer is likely to be an odd one. But, as I’ve said [...]

Self Care Tips During Coronavirus

I'm currently doing regular self care tips which I hope will be of use during the current coronavirus situation.   They're about the little things we can do to get through this a little easier.  They're about building resilience, being kind to ourselves and are filled with easy, practical tips to take the very best care of our emotional health and well-being. You can follow me at: Facebook or Instagram Oh, and they're accompanied by some of my fave holiday [...]