The Urban Shaman goes camping

The Urban Shaman goes camping

For those that know me well and follow me on social media I LOVE the forest and being out in nature.  Every day I walk with a passion and there is no greater feeling than the earth beneath my feet and connecting to the energies of the universe.  I’m no Urban Shaman.  However I have to admit that a few years ago I did have a long-standing fear of camping and staying outdoors all night.  This irrational fear, which felt perfectly rational at the time related to a long standing allergy to mosquito bites.  When I was around 17 I lived on…

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Art Therapy

Art Therapy

The following is a guest post blog from The Innocent Lotus: There have been several periods in my life where I have needed to seek help from a professional. The most recent involved around regular visits to a wonderful lady named Andrea. Seeking therapy or counselling should never be something that one feels ashamed about. Without her ability to listen with her whole being, care, and see the big picture I wouldn’t be as grounded as I am today. Therapy can seem difficult or even impossible at the best of times. It relies on your own ability to voice your concerns and…

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5 reasons not to argue by text

5 reasons not to argue by text

How many times do you have arguments by text.  I was talking to a colleague the other day who refuses to engage in this kind of conflict.  As she so rightly pointed out, once something is in writing there’s no taking it back. In arguments we might say things we would not normally say, hurtful things or attacking comments.  We sometimes blame others when things go wrong before we have had a chance to think things through.  Then the arguments start, you said, he said and she said.  Feelings can explode in an unhelpful way. Now I’m not saying it isn’t…

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How do I stop worrying?

How do I stop worrying?

There are some people who are always worried about something. Take A.  She is worried about whether she will be able to climb the steps of a holiday villa that is not even booked yet.  In addition she is also worried that her usual taxi driver won’t be able to drive her to the airport and whether she will get everything in her suitcase for the Ryanair flight. Take B.  He is worried about going into meetings at work.  Will he stumble if he is asked a question? Will his colleagues look at him?  Judge him?  Will they think he doesn’t…

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When your mind goes blank

When your mind goes blank

Do you find you are still tired first thing in the morning.  Pressure building before you even get out of bed.  You are probably have too much on your plate, feel overworked and stressed with life. You and so many other people right now.  Taking on so much.  Maybe not eating properly due to lack of time or inspiration.  Lack of sunshine or exercise.  Too many demands on you and your energy is low. Another day in the week would be good. Listen to your mind. Relax your body. If you have a to-do-list look only at the top 3…

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Any guilt trips planned for this year?

Any guilt trips planned for this year?

Been on a guilt trip lately?  Or perhaps you are on one as you are reading this.  Think of all those amazing places you could go to in the world.   Even if you don’t pack a suitcase or leave your house you could be in a much better place right now than the guilt trip. So you didn’t call that person you said you would.  Will they survive?  I’m sure they will. So you are meant to put aside an afternoon this week to visit someone that means a lot to you.  Well maybe you want to go and…

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