As you know, I have been going through a particularly difficult period in my life recently and at times I have felt depressed, anxious and physically/mentally exhausted. When I feel like this I know that the greatest thing I can do to support myself is to meditate.
I find that meditation gives me a break from any negativity I feel and it actually shifts my consciousness so that I can view life in a more positive way, which in turn eases my depression/anxiety/exhaustion; sometimes, it eradicates it completely.
I have collated 10 of my favourite guided meditations, all of which are free on YouTube. No matter what troubles you face in your life, or even if you simply seek some quiet relaxation time for yourself, there is a guided meditation that would be perfect for you.
Have a flick through the list and see which one you are drawn to. Continue reading
When I wrote my last post, there was a 50% chance that my next article would be to deliver devastating news; that my beautiful sister Katie had lost her fight against cancer.
But that is not the blog post that I have to write today. Rather, I have a jubilant piece of news to share with you, my very special community.
Katie has been triumphant. The Doctor’s last scan has reported that the tumors in her bones and organs have almost completely disappeared and that the chemotherapy has worked. Katie still has another week of therapy in hospital, however the outcome is one we have already begun rejoicing.
So many of you have been incredibly supportive of my family and I through this and I want you to know how much that has meant to us. You have sent prayers, visualisations and healing our way and I truly believe that it has made a huge difference. Thank you. Continue reading
The call came at 9am on the 30th October 2014. It was my sister, Katie; the eldest sister alive after the passing of my father and other beloved sister 2 years ago.
“I need to tell you something sweetheart. Have you got your gorgeous Sam there to hold your hand whilst I tell you? Ok, well the Doctor’s have told me that I have cancer and that it is terminal, my love. It has spread to my pancreas, ovaries, jaw, skull and breasts. They don’t know how long I have left to live but my instinct is that I have days left, weeks if I am lucky. I’m not sure how long I have to tell you all the things I want to say, so I’m going to tell you whilst I still can.”
The would have, could have, should have phrases that can sometimes play out in our minds are nothing but stifling, negative and destructive.
And there have been times in my life in which I have been riddled by these conditional phrases.
I have beaten myself up for not having spent more time with my father and sister before they passed on. I have regretted not savouring each precious moment I had with them and remembering to celebrate the love we shared every day whilst they were still here. I have tormented myself for having taken so many long, painful years to start pursuing my dream career. I have berated myself for not saving 1 penny of money whilst I had such a substantial income and for spending every dime on meaningless superficialities. I have judged and pigeon-holed myself as a failure for not being more of a conventional ‘success’. I have wished I could go back in time and nurture truly special friendships that I allowed to dwindle away. I have churned over so many lost opportunities to partake in activities that truly made my heart sing at University and thus meet like minded people.
Do you ever go through periods of feeling highly motivated and being extremely productive? You are waking up every morning fresh and energised, you are making fantastic headway at work, your relationships are blossoming, you are feeling great about yourself, you are increasing your fitness and you are eating insanely healthy food. Life feels as though it is opening up to you and that you are cruising powerfully downstream, aligning with all those things that you know are best for you. You feel committed to riding the positive wave and you know that you are tapping into the secret to a happy life.
But then, something happens.
The daunting quest of how to find your passion is one that most of us embark on, yet we can feel almost lost in its shadow.
Everyone talks about it.
The promised land. The life you wake up to that genuinely ignites the flame within and provides a deep sense of authentic fulfillment. The work that really means something to you.
Not knowing the secret formula that delivers us to these shores of paradise can make us feel overwhelmed, confused and alone.
But I don’t believe it has to be so complicated. Nor do I believe that it has to necessarily be hard. In fact, finding your passion can be incredibly easy (and enjoyable) once you know how. Continue reading
You know what it is you would love to do but the fear around money holds you back.
The mortgage, the kids, the pension, the insurance: – it all weighs heavily on your shoulders and you believe that there is no way that you could ever follow your passion.
Absolutely not. Continue reading
So we know that the benefits of meditation are mind-blowing and that it is amazing for us. So why don’t we do it?
Perhaps we have never got round to trying it (if not, check out my video Learn How To Meditate In Less Than 4 Minutes). Or perhaps life has taken over and we have fallen out of the habit of incorporating it into our daily lives.
Either way, we can all be supported to get some meditation action thriving in the life we love, so see below for my 7 Best Meditation Apps (most of which are free). Continue reading
Sometimes all it takes is 1 second.
1 second to miraculously shift your perception away from fear and back to love.
1 second to raise your vibration and tune into a happier frequency.
1 second to stop blocking your abundance and to re-align with your joy.
It really can be that quick.
Why don’t you give 1 second to these quotes and see if even one elevates you to a higher vibration? Continue reading
Recently I have been overwhelmed by negative thinking. The same old negative thoughts that I am not good enough, I will fail, I am a terrible person, I will never have the life of my dreams, have all arisen with tenacity.
For 2 weeks I let these little demons have centre stage until a few days ago, they had me on my knees and I had absolutely had enough.
Years ago, I would not have even known that these thoughts and beliefs weren’t true, let alone known how to begin transforming them. I feel so deeply grateful that I now have the tools to release them and to re-align myself with my inner peace and joy. After only 3 days of practice, I feel lighter, brighter and more grounded. Continue reading