Penelope Silver
Wellbeing Coach & Reiki Master

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Please Vote For Blossom Wellbeing Cheshire In The Talk Of Manchester Business Awards 2019!

Posted on 17 October, 2019 at 15:45 Comments comments (2)





Lovelies! I have BIG news!


 

I am thrilled to have been nominated (thank you whoever it was) for Best Health, Beauty & Wellbeing Company for the second year running, in The Talk of Manchester Business Awards!


 

I am in category no 26 and I am up against multi-million pound companies who have investors and backers, which makes this all the more special, as I am well, just me.


 

The winner is the company with the most votes!


 

So please, please, please help me win by voting for Blossom Wellbeing Cheshire!


 

Voting is open until Monday, so be sure to vote asap!


It only takes a few seconds - all you need to do is enter your name, email and tick Blossom Wellbeing Cheshire in category 26 (scroll to the bottom).


 

Please click here to vote :)


 

Thank you so much


Penelope

Xoxox



Sleep Is Your Superpower

Posted on 17 October, 2019 at 5:45 Comments comments (0)

Top tips for a great nights sleep taken from Matt Walker’s Ted Talk


My clients come to me for three main reasons; sleep challenges, anxiety & no life purpose.

 

Your late nights and early mornings have way more consequences for your health and memory than you think.


Did you know if you only get 6 hours sleep a night, for just one week, it has an affect on your genes? 


Studies show a sizeable distortion in over 700 gene activity caused by lack of sleep 


Half of the genes increased in their activity (associated with tumor growth, long term chronic inflammation, stress & cardiovascular disease) 




Clients ask me how do I get a better nights sleep? 

 

It’s a delicate Balance;


Only use the bedroom for sleep


No electronics in the bedroom

 

I wear a sleep mask to block out any light sources


I put 2 drops each of Lavender & Jasmine oil in my bath 90mins before bed


I drink Pukka Cacao Maca Latte Magic made with cashew nut milk & take2 x serenity capsules.

 

I diffuse breathe blend in my bedroom before sleep



Go to bed at same time every single day no matter what (For me it’s 10pm as I rise at 5.45 naturally)



Keep your bedroom cool (around 18 degrees)


Listen to my fall asleep fast meditation as you are going to sleep you can download it here


Get regular distance or hands on Reiki treatments to balance too energy and help you sleep better. My clients personal feedback is that 90mins of Reiki is the equivalent to 4/6hours sleep. You can find out more here.


Sleep is your superpower 


Watch Matt Walker's full TED Talk here


What’s your favourite sleep tip, lovelies?




Setting Intentions For The Week Ahead

Posted on 12 August, 2019 at 6:55 Comments comments (0)

"Put yourself at the top of your to-do list every single day & the rest will fall into place" - Unknown.

 

On Sunday evenings, I sit and set my intentions for the week ahead, as part of my self-care routine.


First of all, I do this by taking 10/15 minutes to go within and meditate to calm and clear the mind.


Then I ask myself:


How will I look after my body? (e.g. nourishing foods, yoga, water).

  

How often will I connect to my source? (Meditation, journaling, affirmations).


How will I best serve my family, clients, team & the world? (e.g. positivity, inspiration, compassion).


How will I practise self-care? (e.g. Reiki, EFT, essential oils).

 

How will I set clear energetic boundaries and maintain them?

 

How will I spread my positive vibes out to the world? (e.g. clear communication & consistency).


How will I take positive steps to expand my business every single day? (e.g. social media, email marketing, asking for referrals, events, networking).

 

I then plan everything out in my Carrie & Co. planner.

 

I'm a very visual person, and I love to see everything laid out in front of me.


Setting the intention & dedicating time to each practice helps me complete them.



Let me know one intention you are going to set today to focus on this week?



 

 

What to do when you wake up feeling like the walking dead!

Posted on 31 July, 2019 at 9:15 Comments comments (3)

Anyone else woken up like the walking dead today?! Wow! What a spectacular show the sky put on last night?! The girls and I were very excited to be woken up to watch the thunder and lightning!

 

I then fell back into the deepest sleep listening to the heavy rain lash down.

 

However, the rain was so big and ploppy (it's the only way to describe it LOL!) I had to shut my bedroom window, and I think I got too hot and fell in a very deep sleep.

 

So this morning I thought I would share with you my top tips for waking up when I feel like the walking dead: - 4 gallons of coffee LOL

- A cold shower

- A full dosage of Lifelong Vitality Supplements

- Inhale Peppermint oil and also rub it on the back of my neck.

- Diffuse Citrus Bliss & Motivate

- Make my bed (to stop me crawling back in it!) Out of curiosity, do you make your bed each day?



 

Are you afraid to ask for help?

Posted on 31 July, 2019 at 8:55 Comments comments (0)

Because of my past, I thought I had to do everything myself to prove I was some Superwoman (or actually to show I wasn't who other people said I was).


I was afraid to ask for help; I saw it as a sign of weakness.


I had massive fear I would be judged; For someone with low-self esteem already, its paralysing.

 

I wasted so much time sitting at home, alone, crying because I was too scared to admit I didn't know what I was doing or where I was going.

 

The truth is, I don't want to be Superwoman!


I want to be the best version of me!


At first, it was uncomfortable to ask for help.

 

Then it got to the point where I had to the benefits office and beg for help to feed my babies and put a roof over our heads (which took months to go through).

 

When you have nothing, and at rock bottom, pride flies out the window!

 

I think the lowest point was having to ask the next-door neighbour for their leftovers so I could feed the kids.

 

But this was a great life lesson for me.

 

It's ok to ask for help! Thank goodness I swallowed my pride!

 

I'm so grateful for the help getting me back on my feet.

 

I went to the doctor; he offered me antidepressants (which I refused) and counselling. I was assigned an Outreach Worker and was enrolled in the Freedom Program.


The police put a marker on my home.

 

This support made me feel so much more positive, confident and safe.

 

Sometime later, after EFT & Reiki came into my life, I got a job and restarted my career.

 

In my professional life, shortly after I started my business, I joined the Female Entrepreneur Association. It's the best decision I ever made.

 

Inside that group, it's a safe, non-judgmental platform where it's ok to ask for help.

 

In fact, they actively encourage you to ask for help.

 

In asking for help, I have grown massively as a person (personally and professionally over the last 2.5 years, possibly more than the past ten).


I am a better mother, leader and student.

 

My goal nowadays is to ask for help as much as is humanly possible but also to encourage others to do the same.


Asking for help has allowed me to feel free to live my life once more while staying calm and confident, so please feel free to ask me to show you how to do the same.

 

If you have something to ask me around sleep, anxiety, mindset, goal setting or life purpose, https://penelopesilver.as.me/?appointmentType=10787846" target="_blank">please book here. I'm here to help!