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Here at Blossom Wellbeing Cheshire, in Bramhall. I will update this page with the latest details about the various developments and evolving treatments I am undertaking. I will also upload posts about my loyal clients and talk about the benefits they have received from my healing Reiki energy, EFT and fertility services.
|Posted on July 10, 2019 at 9:40 AM||comments (430)|
Say no to others, and say yes to your self-care.
Learning to say no is really hard; many of us feel we have to say yes when someone asks for our time or energy.
I see this energy a lot with my clients around their solar plexus chakra.
In the past, I also found it hard to say no.
I was a people pleaser. I thought if I said yes to everyone and did everything they wanted, they would love me more.
However, this only led to burnout, anxiety, and irritability, no matter what I did, they wanted more.
No one was happy least of all me.
In the end, this manifested physically in me as gastritis.
When you say yes when you really mean no, you are giving your power away to others, which will eventually drain you.
Now, you won't often hear me saying this, but my mother once said some sage words to me, which I now use with my clients (but don't tell her I told you lol!).
She taught me that "No" is not a dirty word.
You can politely learn to say no and stay within your own power.
Respond instead of reacting on autopilot.
It's easier over text message to be fair as you don't have to respond immediately. Slightly more challenging in person, but still doable with practice.
This is what I do:
-When you receive the request, I want you to pause.
-Check in with your solar plexus (tummy area just below the chest and above the navel)
-Notice how your energy feels
- Does it feel pleasant and calm or excited
- Or does it feel nervous/churning/sickly/knotty or like you've been kicked there?
- Base your response on how your energy is feeling
-If it feels good - say yes
- if it doesn't don't.
Also, think about how by helping others this will impact on your own schedule, be realistic and honest.
It's ok to say no!
PS I would love to know, do you listen to your gut?
|Posted on July 2, 2019 at 11:15 AM||comments (285)|
Do you feel you are worthy?
For a long time, I didn’t have any respect for myself and didn’t feel worthy of anything, but as I started to go further down my healing journey the more, I became comfortable in my own skin.
Worthiness isn’t an outside job; it’s an inside one.
I started to study and learn about self-worth and created a mini blueprint for my life, which I now teach my daughters and clients, and I want to share it with you today.
1. Just Be
Be happy with who you are and take personal responsibility for your life. I have learnt to be grateful for my whole journey, warts and all and be even more grateful for where I have ended up and lessons I was taught along the way.
I always felt like I didn’t fit in and was told I was weird at school. I’m so grateful for social media, as it has opened up the world to me. I have found groups, where I can show up as my self and be accepted for who I am, where I am welcomed and belong. As an introvert these groups allow me to dip in and out as I choose, no judgement.
Believing not just in myself, but in the greater good. Having the utmost faith when times are bad (and you can’t see the wood for the trees) that everything is happening exactly as it is meant to, at the right time. My own inner beliefs are values, integrity, honesty, compassion and respect, to name a few.
Benevolence isn’t just about giving money to charity to me,(although I am so grateful I am now in a position to do that) it goes back to some of my values above. It’s about treating each other with kindness and compassion, coming from the heart rather than what you hope to receive in return.
When I had literally nothing and had no money to give, I would give my time instead to those who needed it. I remember sitting night after night with a lovely old lady just talking to her, giving her some attention and listening to her stories.
What small steps can yo take today to increase you worthiness?
|Posted on June 25, 2019 at 12:25 AM||comments (383)|
"The Mane Attraction" event takes place at One Studio, Alderley from 7 -9 pm, Thursday 4th July.
This is a ticket only event with all profits going to Ward 84 Royal Manchester Children's Hospital Charity.
You may have seen on ITV's This Morning show recently, hair loss is a hot topic at the minute.
Penelope Silver Wellbeing brings together a group of experts - including
Penelope Silver (emotional wellbeing),
Ed Mascarenhas (hairdresser to the stars),
Laura Bacon (celebrity wig maker) and
Eva Proudman (consultant trichologist)
-to inform, empower and discuss hair challenges in 2019 and how we make a difference to peoples lives.
It is always Penelope's intention to cover aspects of mind, body and soul and combining medical and alternative practices.
Come along and learn from outstanding experts in the field of hair about various different tips, tricks and techniques for stimulating hair growth, creating beautiful, more manageable, healthy, shiny hair and an introduction to new hair systems available.
This event is open to all (men and women of all ages with all hair challenges).
There are only 10 tickets left, so please book early to avoid disappointment, £15pp all profits to charity.
|Posted on May 20, 2019 at 4:15 AM||comments (719)|
Good luck to everyone starting their exams today!
Charlotte and her friends start their year 9 summer exams; today she has music & biology.
I have clients commencing their A-Levels today too.
Stay calm. My daughter and her friends have all gone armed with little bottles of essential oils today to their exams, to help alleviate various feelings and to keep them peaceful, motivated and focussed!
Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated. You’ve heard me say it before many times!
Answer all the questions, even if you aren’t sure on the answer.
One I used to slip up on... read the question properly! Make sure you are answering what they have asked for, not what you think it says.
Keep an eye on the time ... I used to get lost in answering essay questions... I love writing novels for hours and hours on end... not so good if you only have 30 minutes left of the exam! Make sure you get all your relevant points across in a clear, concise and timely manner. Enjoy your exams... exams are a marker for all the knowledge you have learnt over the past few years. The more relaxed you can be the, it will be to recall everything you have been taught.
In our house, we used colour coded mind maps; the girls visualise the mind maps in their heads during exams and can recall big chunks of information this way.
Another technique Charlotte finds particularly useful; if she feels fear, anxiety or frustration rising is to take a moment and come back to the breath. She closes her eyes just for less than a minute and imagines herself walking down a path by the side of a river. She crosses the river to the right and goes into her dream home. Inside the house is a library, and all her books and teachers are waiting inside. She then goes up to the relevant teacher and asks them the question, and they give her the answer or show it to her in a book. Sometimes she may have to do this a few times before she gets the response. Calming the mind allows her to more easily access the information stored in her subconscious mind.
If you do feel the panic rising, remember to use the eft techniques I have taught you. In an exam, stay with taping on the side of the hand and gently and quietly so as not to disturb the other candidates.
Believe in yourself and finally... do your best.
That’s all anyone can ask!
I am sending you love & light & positive vibes!
Workplace Wellbeing at Quint Group Macclesfield for Learning at Work and Mental Health Awareness week
|Posted on May 18, 2019 at 7:35 AM||comments (353)|
This morning I was warmly welcomed by Quint Group in Macclesfield to talk about wellbeing as part of their Learning at Work and Mental Health Awareness week programme.
Quint is hugely invested in their employees' health and wellbeing, and it was terrific to hear about all the learning activities they had planned for the staff. My favourite is the newly created Zen room, which was diffusing an inspiring blend!
I spoke about two of my favourite topics; sleep and anxiety and how to effectively manage them.
I then went on to discuss how Reiki can help with sleep & how EFT & the use of essential oils may be beneficial to managing emotions in the workplace.
We also covered the different types of meditation and how best to improve our meditation skills.
It was great to see the audience joining in and sharing a few of their previous experiences of Reiki.
Thank you to Quint for inviting me to speak, and I look forward to returning very soon for more exciting topics!
If you are interested in finding out more about the Workplace Wellbeing services I offer, please do get in touch 07736314197 or [email protected]
Meet The Experts evening at One Aesthetic Studio hosted by our Medical Director Dr Jonquille Chantrey.
|Posted on May 18, 2019 at 6:50 AM||comments (1337)|
I was honoured to be asked to be one of five expert panel members talking about Mental Health Awareness and Body Image at the "Meet The Experts" event last night.
Miss Jonquille Chantrey spoke about her vision for blending not only the physical appearance and good health but also mental and spiritual well-being.
I found it so interesting to listen not only to the other experts' different views on the topic but also the audiences.
What I loved about the event was how open, honest and raw everyone was about their mental health or spiritual awakening journeys.
Miss Chantrey has created a unique, safe and welcoming space in the One Studio where complete strangers feel instantly comfortable to open up about their inner most feelings.
The room spoke collectively and authentically about the pressure of social media and the great lengths people go to achieve the perfect shot.
It was truly, inspiring to see how receptive everyone was to working towards positive mindsets, self-care and love, good mental health, mindfulness and self-acceptance.
|Posted on May 18, 2019 at 6:40 AM||comments (384)|
Manuka honey is a type of honey native to New Zealand.
This particular high strength one comes from @amaranth_uk in Bramhall £29.99
I was first introduced to Manuka honey by my Father, who is a Dental Surgeon when I was a very young girl.
Dad told me how Manuka honey’s antibacterial properties are what make it different from regular honey. (Although he uses local honey for hay fever.)
He says it contains and an active ingredient called Methylglyoxal, which is responsible for these antibacterial effects.
Manuka honey has antiviral, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits, which makes it super special!
It has natural antibiotic properties (although it doesn’t contain the antibiotics we generally know of).
In gum disease, it produces hydrogen peroxide when applied to the gums, which also kills bacteria which causes infections.
Taken in a hot orange and honey drink (for a sore throat) it is soothing and tastes delightful!
Interestingly, it is now being put into plasters too.
Mum had an open wound on her shin for 3 months, which wouldn’t heal. On one of her regular trips to see the nurse to have the wound redressed, mum mentioned Manuka honey, to which the nurse replied they had dressings with Manuka in them! Within 48hrs of applying Manuka honey the wound had healed over!
I am currently using it for my youngest daughter, who has constant, recurring tonsilitis, and she is getting great relief with it.
Manuka honey may help alleviate symptoms of other things too (tummy related). However, there are some cautions with it (diabetics, babies), so if you have any concerns as your medical practitioner first.
Comment below if you love Manuka honey, what and how you have used it for below xxx
|Posted on January 15, 2019 at 2:00 PM||comments (326)|
Wishing you all a very happy, healthy, peaceful 2019!
I am thrilled to announce my first piece of exciting news for 2019!
On 10th January, I joined the team at ØNE studio in Alderley Edge working alongside one of the UK's Leading Aesthetic Surgeons, Dr Jonquille Chantrey.
Together with her award-winning team of practitioners and specialists, they have created a unique, intimate and exclusive practice for you.
ØNE aesthetic studiø blends not only physical appearance and good health but also mental and spiritual well-being.
Appointments are available with me; every Thursday 10am-7pm & Friday 10am-5pm; for Reiki EFT and Wellbeing Coaching.
|Posted on January 15, 2019 at 1:50 PM||comments (58)|
Last November brought me my biggest success of 2018 yet!
I was awarded a Special Commendation for Best Health, Beauty & Wellbeing Business in The Talk of Manchester Business Awards!
It took me a few days for the news to settle in, I have been floating around on could 9, as I was in a category with doctors, dentists, other very well established & multi-million pound companies!
It's is such a good feeling when you are recognised for all the inner strength, hard work, focus and energy that made the success happen.
I would like to congratulate all the other winners and say a HUGE thank you to all my clients, family and friends who voted and made this award possible for me.
As Blossom approaches its 2nd Birthday; to all those women way over 40, single-nearly divorced mummies, who have a dream burning inside them... just go for it!
You never know where your journey may lead you...
|Posted on October 20, 2018 at 5:00 AM||comments (29)|
One thing that helps me flourish (and keeps me sane) as a modern, single, working mummy is meditation. It is one of the best tools, I have learnt and a core component of my life and business.
Psychology Today says;
"Meditation is the practice of turning your attention to a single point of reference. It can involve focusing on the breath, on bodily sensations, or on a word or phrase known as a mantra. In other words, meditation means turning your attention away from distracting thoughts and focusing on the present moment. Meditating is deceptively simple."
I like to meditate twice a day once, first thing in the morning to give me an energy boost to start the day and then just before my evening meal, to reset my energy as I go into the evening.
It's especially useful as a boost when I have been looking at my laptop screen too long too, and my eyes are tired and sore or I"m feeling frazzled.
I usually meditate for either 10/20 minutes at a time, which is very manageable, I have even been known to meditate in the car on my lunch break!
Sometimes I repeat a mantra, sometimes I listen to a guided meditation, or sometimes I will sit in total silence.
I also use mindfulness meditation with my EFT clients during treatments.
For those new to meditation, I highly recommend the FREE 21 Day meditation experiences with Deepak Chopra and Oprah Winfrey, as it's the closest thing to Transcendental Meditation I have found.
This latest series is called Energize Your Life: Secrets for a Youthful Spirit. and it starts on Monday, 29th October, 2018.
You can register via this link Energize Your Life: Secrets for a Youthful Spirit
"Are you ready to reclaim the energy of youth, so you can enjoy daily experiences more fully—accomplishing more with less effort? Join Deepak on a journey to maximise energy, live a healthier lifestyle, and tap into your inner youth, no matter your chronological age. Explore a unique mind-body-spirit approach so that you can shift your awareness to the most vital qualities of youth: freshness, open to possibilities, playfulness, and joy. Youth is not skin-deep; it is soul-deep. Find your way to the ever-present, boundless source of energy and lightness of being inside of you" Deepak Chopra
I recommend this to all my clients, and the challenge is beautifully produced, easy to follow and about ten mins long, so extremely easy to fit into a busy schedule.
If you are looking for a powerful stress buster meditation is for you. Regular practice results in decreased anxiety and depression reduced insomnia.
Comment below with your personal experiences of practising meditation or tag a friend who would benefit from trying these meditations.