Self-Care Tips to Maximise Christmas Cheer

Fun festive cheer or stressful mania... which will your December be full of?! We know there’s a tipping point! While Christmas can be a joy-filled time of year it is not without its own unique stresses - family pressures, expectations, calendars jam-packed with social...

Coping with the Curveballs of Life – how to Stress Less

"I'm stressed!" The modern catch cry! We all know that feeling of time pressure, mental overwhelm, sleeplessness, tight jaw, adrenals in overdrive... The thing is, stress isn't going to go away. The day where there is an absence of stress is the day we are pushing up...

How to destress in under 60 seconds

Modern life is undeniably full on and somehow as a society we seem to glorify those who never seem to stop. But this ‘sleep when I’m dead’ stuff has serious ramifications. If we don’t tend to our health – and I’m talking emotional, energetic and mental health as well...

7 Secrets of Self-Care

1. Repeat after me: self-care isn't selfish 2. Give yourself permission to take time out for you 3. Make an appointment with yourself and don't quibble about it. It's important. Don't just wait for a good moment - they rarely come and bitterness about it at 9pm on...

Private Yoga In Berkhamsted: The Benefits

Whether you are completely new to yoga, a regular class-goer or a seasoned yoga practitioner there is much to gain from private yoga… What is Private Yoga in Berkhamsted? Private yoga is yoga taught one on one and it is the safest way to learn and to deepen your yoga...

Is Mindfulness All it’s Cracked Up To Be?

I was asked this week whether mindfulness was just a fad and whether it really is the answer to beating stress and creating greater contentment in life. In a word, yes, yes, yes! In itself it is a powerful tool to harness the mind and has great potential to change the...

Who’s on your team? We all need one!

Beat stress by turning to your team of angels To get you thinking I'll let you know who's on mine: a walking companion, yoga buddies, a kind ear, a mindfulness friend, my osteopath, a beauty therapist, coffee mates, playground pals, a brainstormer and sometimes devils...

Neom Stress Audit: How We Can Beat Stress

The Neom Organics stress audit results are in and it is pretty staggering. A whopping big 9 out of 10 women in the UK are stressed, with 36% agreeing that they were stressed every day. On an encouraging note over half of respondents state that taking time to look...

Mummy & Baby Yoga at Carmenta Life: the Benefits.

Berkhamsted is such a fabulous place to raise children there is no wonder that there are loads of classes available to engage and stimulate your baby. The beauty of mummy and baby yoga is that the class addresses the needs of new mums too! Motherhood is one demanding...

Walk and Talk – a New Approach to Psychology in Berkhamsted

Get your body moving while we sort out what’s on your mind! As a qualified psychologist, yoga teacher and personal trainer, the idea of blending the three disciplines into a “walk and talk” format came about very organically. It seems that the rest of psychology is...

When to push, when to surrender: the concept of right effort

I haven't had a night out in 166 days... It's given me a lot of thinking time! Next week marks the one year anniversary of our return to the UK and the life lesson I'm reflecting on (yup, kicking and screaming again) is the concept of 'right effort'. There is much to...

What’s your WHY?

2014 – A year of digging deep and the stuff that got me through. You could say we bit off more than we could chew last year, but you have to respond to life as it evolves and things don’t always occur at an opportune moment. We made bold decisions and big moves and...

What makes a new place feel like home?

We're nearly one year in to our UK adventure and I find it fascinating to ponder the things that make a new place feel like home. For me it's about social connection and creating a shared history. (School and nursery mums, you have been phenomenally kind and...

Betrayal: to seek revenge or forgive?

Dealing with the aftermath of betrayal and the challenge of forgiveness often comes up in my coaching work. I recently came across a fascinating book entitled: “Beyond Revenge: The Evolution of the Forgiveness Instinct” by Michael McCullough which gives great insight...

How to lose weight just by thinking about it

Lose weight just by thinking about it... sounds too good to be true? Here's some recent research that might just bring a smile to your face. This has got to be one of my favourite studies of all time. For years I've been banging on about the value of 'incidental'...

You are safe, you are loved, you are held.

“You are safe, you are loved, you are held.” These were the words that came to me during my yoga today. As my hands purposefully cradled my abdomen I found myself repeating them to my unborn child. I found a deep sense of peace in that connection and it struck me...

Life won’t wait: 7 top tips for embracing change

What's your relationship with change? When you contemplate the concept of change, what thoughts, words, images, memories or feelings surface for you? For most of my life I confess I was a little resistant to change - I was a creature of habit, happy with my routine...