|Posted on 17 October, 2018 at 5:20||comments (0)|
Have you ever been in a relationship where you knew you were desperately unhappy, but you couldn't put your finger on why?
A relationship where you loved that person so much you would have done anything for them and were blinded by that love?
But there was a constant niggling, that something just wasn't right, you were both going in different directions and no matter how hard you tried to fix that situation the further apart you seemed to drift.
You felt like you had no choice but to carry on, but there is always a choice. In the end, it comes down to carrying on the illusion or taking back your soul and reconstructing your life.
The reality of it is your spirit is way stronger than you can ever imagine and when you come to accept this all the things that aren't working in your life have to fall away, to make room for the new.
This is SO scary, the thought of leaving your whole life behind, everything you ever wanted, to start again, totally new from scratch you already know how vulnerable and afraid this is going to make you feel.
The fear paralyses you and so you stay a bit longer and try to work even harder at making things work. In a weird way, it's easier to stay.
But the niggling comes back even more forceful, like a churning, whirling, nervous, sicky feeling in your stomach you just can ignore...you are annoyed at yourself as deep down you know you are giving away your power to someone who doesn't appreciate it or want it.
Anyway, you have been told often enough how useless you are, not good enough, pretty enough, clever enough, you wouldn't be able to survive on your own, you have young babies, so you must stay.
The fear takes a grip on us and makes you feel like everything is too hard to face.
Then one day, the Universe has enough of your indecision and tooing and frooing and takes matters into its own hands.
The event is, jarring and although it seems, hideous and totally unfair at the time, serves its purpose, you finally step out of victim mode and you leave.
This is when the magic starts to happen, something inside you starts to grow like a powerful force you find reserves of energy and strength you didn't know you had.
When you push past the fear you will be amazed at how resourceful you can be, you learn to fly!
It feels exciting and liberating to stand on your own two feet and you realise you aren't going to shrivel up and die, you can do anything you want to, the rest of your life is up to you!
The churning, nervous feeling in your stomach is replaced by butterflies of excitement as you start to think for yourself, dress the way you want, do your hair the way you want, get a job to support yourself and find a safe, new home for you and your children.
When you step away from toxic, negative people and set your mind to something and have a burning need to do it, you can move mountains.
All the material trappings mean nothing compared to your freedom and it's important you learn how to support yourself and believe in yourself enough to know that you can.
Each of us has unlimited power inside of us, you have to claim it and begin healing and transforming your life.
Learning to love and honour yourself if the greatest gift of all. If you don't, how can you expect anyone else to?
I am here to tell you, you have strength, determination and resilience, I have walked that path and survived.
This kind of relationship with yourself also spills over to every area of your life whether it be a personal or romantic relationship, money or work... It's not the outside influences that need to change it's what's inside you that needs to change.
This can be a bitter pill to swallow, initially, but once you do...watch the magic happen!
Try this mantra,
"I am whole. I know my personal power and use it as a force for good in all life."
If you would like help with setting boundaries, working on reclaiming your dignity, honour or integrity, become healthy, empowered and successful, I have a breakthrough offer which may be of interest to you.
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|Posted on 26 September, 2018 at 7:10||comments (0)|
I am seeing more and more ladies coming to me for energy healing who have on the outside a perfect life, amazing career, beautiful family, everything they could want but are beginning to feel burnt out, stressed, have high anxiety and beginning to struggle to manage their normal day to day routines.
As a Holistic Practitioner, I take into consideration the whole person, including physical, mental and spiritual aspects, when treating a health condition or promoting wellness.
I employ complementary methods and alternative approaches to health in my practices, such as Reiki, EFT, Mindfulness, meditation, movement and the use of therapeutic grade organic essential oils.
I strongly believe in the benefits of integrating Complementary and Alternative Medicine with a Conventional Healthcare Practice and I have a passion for energy medicine and science-based healing.
Energy healing is excellent for healing any physical, mental, emotional and spiritual issues of any kind and it gives wonderful results.
If you would like to learn more about the benefits of energy healing please contact me here.
|Posted on 3 July, 2018 at 9:45||comments (0)|
I went to have a coffee with a friend last week, she was visiting from London and we hadn’t seen each other for a good few months so there was plenty to catch up on!
“Where have you been, you look so well and lovely and brown?” she asked as I sat down opposite her in one of our coffee shops in the village.
“Nowhere, I have just been enjoying some of this amazing weather we have been having recently and I have started going for Reiki once a month too, so I feel quite energised and less tired”
The conversation switched to talk of work, kids, partners and I could see she had something on her mind and she seemed to be a little anxious.
She began to tell me that she had no time for herself lately, she hadn’t been looking after herself properly, she said she felt ‘Burnout’. I listened as one problem leads to another and that my friend sounded a little depressed. I waited until she finished telling me that her father in law had died a few months previously and that there was a lot to sort out and that things were quite stressful at home.
“Sorry to ramble on, I bet you think I am really sad”! she said as she half laughed and started to finish the coffee that must have been cold, she looked very preoccupied.
“Not at all, it’s really good to talk and you know I am always here for you if you need anything” was my response.
“Thanks, that means a lot, just don’t know what to do with myself, I need a big magic wand to sort me out” she cajoled.
I sat and checked my phone as I had another appointment, but I could tell my friend needed a break.
I have such a lot going on myself, running my own business, family life and making sure I look after myself, wellbeing is so important to me, but I knew my friend was not in a good place… I didn’t want to be patronising by suggesting she went for some Reiki, it isn’t a magic wand, but we all live in the real world, and we know that just doesn’t exist.
“It’s been so good to see you, and you look so radiant, I don’t know how you do it with your busy life, what’s your secret?”
“There is no secret, but I can tell you that since I met my Reiki Practitioner it really has changed my life, I have a Reiki Treatment once a month and it just kind of balanced me out, I feel energised, and it helps me to sleep so much better.”
“How do I get a Reiki Practitioner?” she quickly asked sounded really desperate.
“Well I did some research a while ago after reading an article in a women’s well-being magazine, and I thought I would give it a go.”
I told her that I had been going through a stressful time at work and was starting my own company and not sleeping well. I said that I found a couple of local practitioners through some local groups on Facebook and tried two practitioners, they were slightly different from each other but the one I chose made me feel really comfortable so I stuck with her, and I was keeping it up on a monthly basis as I felt it was a great investment in my general mental health and day to day living.
I said that she needed to do some research in her area of practitioners and seek out the best one for her, I advised her that a Reiki practitioner never make recommendations outside of their expertise and certainly should not give you any grandiose claims or make promises to heal you of life-threatening illness or conditions.
She straight away said
“I am not dying, I am just exhausted and never switch off.”
“I think it will help you in so many ways, you must try it, when you find the right person you will know intuitively that they are the right practitioner for you and make you feel comfortable and relaxed in their presence.”
“What does this Reiki business do to you though” she sounded puzzled.
“Usually on the first visit the practitioner will go through a few questions with you to get a bit of background, but they wouldn’t be evasive, and I said they will assure you of what is going on throughout the treatment, whether they touch you or not, it depends on the practitioner.”
My friend looked a bit confused and I assured her that it would be a simple hand touch on the body where the practitioner might need to focus on a certain area and that is was quite normal and all part of the treatment.
“It makes you feel so relaxed when you are in the treatment, you escape from everything and sometimes you fall asleep” I said.
“Wow, that sounds amazing, just what I need” she replied.
“It has so many benefits to it though, the practitioner will be able to find out through certain areas of your body what is actually going on with you, stress, anxiety, problems with your health and all kinds of things, they can then make suggestions for you”
“Wow, it really does sound like a magic wand” !!
Did you know an hour of Reiki is the equivalent to 3 to 4 hours sleep?
If you would like to book in for Reiki or Distance Reiki you can book here Scroll down to the bottom fo the page and select eithe rthe 1 hour or 1.5hr option.
|Posted on 20 February, 2018 at 17:30||comments (1)|
On Friday whilst out for my morning walk, I realised I had looked at my social media ten times in the space of 30 minutes. Oops!
I was arguing with myself, that it was ok, as I use social media for my business, but really this was just an excuse - I was social surfing.
It got me wondering just how many times I check Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram during my day.
If I checked ten times in 30 minutes, that's a potentially a crazy 320 times in a whole day!
It's official; I'm addicted to social media!
I asked my Blossoms in my Love, Life, Blossom and Bloom group what their social media usage was like too.
Quite a few agreed, they spent far too much time checking different platforms.
I promised to come up with a challenge, and here it is; the 7-Day Social Media Detox challenge.
Now, I don't want to shoot myself in the foot here (as my business is mainly marketed on social media) but this challenge aims to reduce the amount of time spent on media (while still engaging regularly with me lol), not a complete detox.
I am hoping the challenge I have created will help make you more productive and positive throughout your week.
I am going to swap social media surfing for personal development study instead, to help grow my business.
I turned my phone off for most of yesterday as I went to the beach with the kids and friends and by the end of the day, I felt more peaceful and calm, which has got to be a good thing right?
You can start this challenge whenever you want, just pick the day you are on. I would love to know how you get on with it though.
I have created a cute printable for you to record your results, which has extra prompts for you; all you have to do is opt-in by clicking this link.
Please come and share your results with us over in the group
|Posted on 14 February, 2018 at 5:45||comments (0)|
Happy Valentine's Day my beautiful Blossoms!
Now, I have had it drummed into me for many years Valentine's Day is just commercial, and many people hate it.
As a hopeless romantic, I absolutely love the idea of it; I always thought my life was going to be filled with hearts and flowers; the reality has been slightly different.
I think I went through my whole school life never getting a Valentine's card. The only thing I did receive was feelings of sadness and rejection by the end of the day.
In the year's that followed those feelings of dread began to appear even before the big day.
I remember once when I was newly married, giving my husband the money to give to his secretary to go and buy me a Valentine's day card.
The card never materialised, those feelings of sadness and unworthiness consumed me, and I left and retreated home to my mum's, without saying a word, expecting him to come after me (seems naive now lol).
Four days later at 7.30am, he arrived on my parent's doorstep with and an armful of cards for me.
There were Happy Birthday cards, Get Well cards, Good luck in your New Home cards all kinds of different cards.
The last was a RIP card which had written inside, "You want cards you got ******* cards".
Whatever your thoughts on Valentine's Day, what I have learnt over the years, is that there is one type of love that is the most important above all others; Self-love.
I'm not talking about the conceited kind of love.
Self-love is the hardest kind of love of all to learn. It took me until I was 41 to start to even like myself, let alone love myself.
Self-loathing and self-sabotage seem much easier somehow?
Last night, I went to a lecture in Manchester on The Science of Self Esteem by Dr David Hamilton.
It was excellent and a lot of what he was saying he could have been talking about me (and many others in the room).
David educated us on the different experiments which have been conducted to measure the effects of self-love on the brain; we even tried one ourselves.
In his book, I Love Me, published by HayHouse, David presents 27 powerful exercises to help you retrain your brain:
- Increase your own self-worth
- Connect with your authentic self
- Attain greater sense of happiness and general wellbeing
- Create stronger and more connections with others.
You can't control what others think or feel about you, but you can control what you think and feel about yourself.
Learning to love yourself is the most important love of all (reminds me of a song!).
Others can't love you authentically unless you love yourself first.
Today, celebrate the most important and sacred relationship of all, the one you have with yourself.
For me, I am super lucky today; my girls have thoroughly spoilt me... Apparently they were beside themselves with excitement when they found everything in my Blossom brand colours! They are so adorable!
Just in case, you don't get a card today, Happy Valentine's Day!
Love & Light,
|Posted on 9 February, 2018 at 6:35||comments (0)|
For National Toothache Day, I have this fabulous guest blog from Mr. Gregory Marshall, Dental Surgeon, at Beautiful-Smile in Bramhall, Cheshire.
Keeping your teeth and gums in great condition is really important for your general wellbeing and your health.
Mr. Marshall says,
"I believe an essential part of Dentistry is listening to, and understanding individual patients needs; this underpins all assessment and treatment planning. Many years experience providing predictable and stable results reduces future treatment needs. ."
A patient came to see me two years ago.
She needed a filling replacing that had been causing her pain for some days, but it had started to ease off.
She is generally anxious about dental treatment and although I advised her that treatment as soon as possible would avoid escalating problems, using the extra care and attention that is usually adopted for her, I also explained that she may find delayed treatment difficult to cope with as it would more than likely, not be a simple filling.
She opted to ‘wait and see.’ I saw her earlier this week and she had been in great pain, unable to sleep etc.
The solution was as I had suggested two years earlier, more difficult for both of us and less simple.
Between us, we resolved the problem.
What may seem like ‘a bit of toothache’ can escalate.
Tips for avoiding toothache:
• Only brush the teeth you want to keep. This may sound obvious and patronising, but please think about it.
• Attending for regular dental inspections might be a pain in the behind, but it is better there than in one of your teeth- believe me; if you have never had toothache, once you have had it, you will never want it again.
• Avoid altogether, or at least reduce, your weekly intake of carbonated drinks. They weaken your enamel by dissolving microscopic layers and allow bacteria to invade the underlying tooth structure, I am afraid even the diet, sugar free and no added sugar drinks are still acidic since they are carbonated (carbonic acid) and mostly have healthy Vitamin C added (ascorbic acid) Add these together and drink them every day and Bingo!
• You don’t have to avoid them like the plague, but reducing them will pay long-term dividends.
• This damage will happen every day so seeing a Dentist or Hygienist every 6 months will be too late.
• Don’t drink ‘healthy’ fruit juices at breakfast and then brush your teeth. This will remove small amounts of enamel every time you do it. You need to brush your teeth BEFORE drinking fruit juices or one hour after, which is hardly practical.
• Think about what you eat and when you eat it. If this becomes a habit and part of your life, it will have benefits beyond avoiding toothache.
Greg has been involved in the treatment of PHOBIC, ANXIOUS, NERVOUS and not so nervous patients for many years and has experience in the use of SEDATION, HYPNOSIS AND BEHAVIOURAL SCIENCES such as cognitive behavioural therapy.
If you would like any further information or to book an appointment you can do so via the following links:
Phone: 0771 409 1359
|Posted on 8 February, 2018 at 10:35||comments (0)|
I am thrilled to welcome this guest blog by my lovely colleague, Heather Coppard.
Heather is a fully insured and qualified Hypnotherapist and Mindfulness Practitioner registered with the General Hypnotherapy Register and the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (ADCHyp, GQHP). Heather has over 25 years experience in healthcare, having previously practiced as a qualified Nurse (BSc Nursing studies) and Health Visitor (Diploma in Community Health Studies). This experience has allowed Heather to work with many people and gain a wide understanding of medical conditions and the impact that such issues can have on people’s lives. Heather has always had an interest in the mind-body connection in relation to health and illness and is passionate about the potential benefits that people can experience through hypnotherapy and mindfulness. Heather sees people for a wide range of issues including stress management, anxiety, exam/work pressures, performance anxiety, unwanted behaviours and fears/phobias.
EXAMS!- what does that word conjure up for you?
For me, I can still clearly remember the smell of our school hall, the sound of the enormous clock ticking at the front and the incredible feeling of relief when they were all over.
When my son went through his GCSEs last year I was reminded of just how tricky this period can be and how important it is to have strategies to help and support them and us!!
In my job, I have supported many young students to help them cope positively with exams and so I felt fairly well prepared to guide my son.
He took it in his stride, revised hard but also continued to enjoy the sports and hobbies that balance his life.
He was happy to adopt mindfulness techniques and felt that these helped him to calmly manage both his revision and exams.
His school were also well aware of the importance of mental health and included mindfulness strategies as part of their exam preparation.
There were still challenging times, when he thought an exam hadn’t gone so well or when there was yet another exam/curriculum change to deal with and the night before results wasn't much fun!
Being completely honest I had also underestimated how stressful it would be for us as parents supporting him through this.
We were lucky though, we knew how to help him and also how important it was to look after our own mental health.
I was really glad that I had my own well developed strategies to help me keep calm so I was more help to him when he needed me.
I also treated myself to a couple of fabulous reiki sessions which were blissful!
Chatting to friends with kids of the same age, confirmed they were all feeling the same way and surprised by how challenging it was for the parents and not just the kids.
They all said that they wished they had been more prepared practically and emotionally and that got me thinking about what I could do to help.
Quite rightly much of the exam preparation is focused on the kids.
Teachers are so pressured though in terms of delivering the curriculum that sometimes study skills, life skills and mental health support may be overlooked.
It’s these skills though that can really make the difference to our kids success and well being.
If young people have developed self help strategies and resilience, then they will cope more readily with any challenges that face them.
Practising techniques like mindfulness has also be shown to improve concentration and memory - key factors for exam success! I
f we as parents are more prepared for what lies ahead, we can also get ready to support our teenagers and be calmer ourselves in the process.
One day I was talking to my friend and colleague Penny Silver and we realised that not only were we seeing more teens in our practice for exam stress management, we were also seeing more parents who were describing increased stress during their children’s exams.
Thats why we have decided to offer a course to parents to help them prepare for this important parenting phase.
The course helps parents to identify any unhelpful coping strategies that their teens may be using and suggest alternative healthier strategies.
The course covers lots of practical and useful information and provides a variety of helpful tips and techniques for parents and teenagers to practise.
We look at mindfulness, Hypnotherapy, EFT (tapping) , Reiki and aromatherapy and how both parents and children can benefit from these practices.
ADCHyp, GQHP, MSc Management Practice, BSc Professional Nursing Studies, Diploma Community Health Studies (Health Visiting), Diploma In Adult Nursing.
Heather is available for appointments at Blossom Wellbeing Cheshire, please contact me on 0773614197 or
For further information please see:
|Posted on 4 February, 2018 at 4:25||comments (0)|
Today is World Cancer Day.
World Cancer Day is an international day marked on February 4 to raise awareness of cancer and to encourage its prevention, detection, and treatment. (Wikipedia)
Throughout my life cancer has touched close family members and friends.
As a holistic practitioner, clients like to come to me for Reiki for relaxation, stress reduction and promote overall wellbeing.
The Reiki works beautifully alongside any medical treatment the clients may be undergoing, to help ease feelings of discomfort, pain or nausea and is safe, non-invasive and effective.
I am so grateful to be able to share Reiki with those around me and am pleased to report more and more medical professionals are recommending Reiki as a complementary therapy.
Typically clients have a Reiki treatment the day before their chemotherapy treatment, but it can also be received as and when the client wishes.
A few years ago I wrote a short blog about my first Reiki experience you can read it here
If you have cancer or know someone who had been affected by it, Beechwood Cancer Care in Stockport offers fantastic support.
I have been fortunate to have taken a course there and see first hand the beautiful facilities and experience how friendly the staff and volunteers are.
Beechwood is also one of the charities I donate to. Please click on the link below to find out more.
Sometimes clients also need someone to talk to or a shoulder to cry on; I can give them the support and care they need at that time.
Appointments are available either in my tranquil treatment room in Prestbury or in the comfort of your own home.
Please email me at [email protected] to for further information or to book an appointment.
|Posted on 23 January, 2018 at 0:45||comments (0)|
I am absolutely thrilled and excited for this week's guest blog from Ailish Lucas! I am enrolled in her Glow LIfe course, to get my glow back after having bronchitis for the past few weeks. The antibiotics I have been on, whilst they have made me better, have upset the natural flora in my gut and body and I know this course will help me get back into balance.
This course is extra special as my lovely friend Jo Hill at my local health food shop, Amaranth in Bramhall, collaborated on the nutrition content in this course.
Please look out for my blog next week, as I have an exciting offer from Jo Hill to bring you!
New Year. New You. New habits. New Everything. Literally. Everything. Each year we like to think that if we change everything immediately then we can be the person we’ve always wanted to, but by the time we get to the end of Jan, we’ve decided it’s all a bit too hard, too much effort and go back to living on autopilot, because it’s easier.
That uncomfortable discomfort, that makes us feel miserable, but not quite miserable enough to make any real, lasting changes. I know this, because I was well versed in it many years ago.
Every January 2nd (because Jan 1st, I was still celebrating life in a big way), I’d commit to eating clean and lean, with zero sugar ever touching my lips again.
I would decide I had to meditate at 5am every morning for an hour before work, I would then run 5k immediately afterwards despite hating morning exercise and come back to shower using filtered, chlorine free water using only natural products and then skip off to a job that I really loved.
It sounds as exhausting as it looks. This is where most people fall down with the whole ‘New Year, New You’ philosophy. It’s all or nothing. There is no middle ground with small, progression steps to get you to where you want to go. It’s all or nothing and that’s just not sustainable.
Which is why a few years ago, I started to go small. Instead of committing to huge, life changing things, I committed to some small changes that I could easily incorporate into my day. And guess what? I’m still doing them years later. And yes, it has been life changing.
I’ve gone from overweight, stressed out and unhappy, to healthy, doing something I love and grateful for every day.
So I wanted to share with you the areas I looked at to help me glow inside and out in the hope that it will help you too.
There are five key areas that need to be reviewed and I’ll go into a few of them here. The first one being what we eat.
What We Eat.
What we eat is so important, but we look at food in the wrong way. 30 years ago there was only real, whole food which was organic and now there is a whole lotta junk being disguised as food. We need to go back to just eating whole real food again.
The price of organic food is the real cost of what whole, real food actually is, not the factory farmed Chicken you picked up that is a bargain price in the supermarket. Ask yourself, will this food nourish me? Will it help my body do all the things it needs to, to not only keep me alive but thrive as well?
When we re-frame and start asking better questions, not only about the food we eat, but in every area of our lives, we get better answers. And in this case, if the food you just picked up isn’t going to nourish your body, you should really leave it where it is.
What We Use.
The next area is what we use. If we are eating well, managing our stress levels, moving our bodies and generally being happy in life, then doesn’t it make sense to review what products we are using on ourselves, our children, in our homes and daily life?
If we are using products that strip away our natural oils on the skin, or cleaning products that cause breathing problems, then we are doing it wrong. We need to educate ourselves on what’s actually going into the products we are using and love.
An easyplace to start is using products that have The Soil Association logo on as the companies have gone through rigorous testing to make sure that the product is safe, has been ethically and sustainably produced.
Why use some cheap product when you’ve no idea what long term damage it’s going to do when you can use something that was created by Mother Nature herself?
What We Do.
The last area I’ll talk about today is what we do. What we do is important because we see our work colleagues more than we do our actual partners most of the time, and if they are people that don’t lift you up and the work you do has no real meaning to you, then what life are you actually living?
Why not do something that lights you up, that puts fire in your belly and gives you that glow inside and out.
Ask yourself, ‘If I could do anything in this world, what would it be and why?’ It’s a great place to start where you can then explore all the options that comes up and find one that works for you. It might be a bit scary at first, but life is an adventure and aren’t we meant to have fun rather than living on autopilot?
There are other areas that I look at but I won’t go into detail here, otherwise I might be writing for days, but if you’d like to find out more, I have an online course called The Glow Life which is open for enrolment until Tuesday 23rd January 11.50pm UK time.
We go into detail on what you eat, how you think, how you move, what you use and what you do.
It starts on Wednesday 10th January 2018 and I would love for you to join me. You can sign up here: http://theglowgetter.co/the-glow-life-course-250
I hope 2018 is full of adventure, fun and having your best year yet.
To find out more about Ailish and to follow her on her social media channels please see the links below:
|Posted on 12 January, 2018 at 0:05||comments (0)|
A quick post to let you know about a competition I am running over on Facebook.
I have enrolled in a personal development training course called Spark The Change, and this week my Mentor is pushing me right outside my comfort zone!
The challenge is to do a Facebook live, which are not a favourite of mine, I have to be honest, as my mind just goes completely blank as soon as I go live!
So I accepted this challenge, and then made my own decision to push myself even further, by recording a series of 4 FB lives on my Blossom Wellbeing Cheshire page this week!
Rules of the competition:
I will post videos as follows;
Tuesday - Lovely Lavender
Wednesday - Perfect Peppermint
Thursday - Luscious Lemon
On Friday night at 7 pm, the video with the most VIEWS is the winning post, and the winner will be drawn at random from people who have posted in the comments with their own experiences or asking for a recipe.
Sharing is not a requirement of the competition. However, it is very kind if you choose to do so, to benefit others with the information in the videos.
The winner will win one of my gorgeous goodies boxes from my Vision Board Workshop this coming Sunday and also an Introductory Essential Oils Kit containing lavender, peppermint and lemon essential oils. (No cash alternative will be given).
I am so excited to see which video you love the best!