Mini Book Haul

Today I’m talking about new books on my YouTube channel. I’m definitely reading a lot of crime novels and thrillers at the moment but there’s still nice mix I think!    

Written Meditation for Insomnia

I have suffered from insomnia since I was a child. I have periods of sleeping well and then during times of stress, excitement or sometimes when there is seemingly no reason at all, I will suddenly find it impossible to sleep. I have tried pretty much everything you can think of: melatonin, sleeping tablets, herbal…

How are writing and teaching connected?

Recently I have been going through a lot of soul searching. Partly it’s been due to leaving my job at a marketing agency and partly it’s because I have started training to be a yoga teacher and thinking more about my long-term aspirations. I’ve always been a writer. I don’t think you need to be…

Books I’ve Loved in January

I am (more than) a little behind with my book reviewing this month. It has been a really crazy month for lots of reasons so I’ve decided to put all of my book reviews for January in one post. I’ve read nine books this month and I’m going to talk about my three favourites here;…

BLOG TOUR: The Day We Met

I received a copy of The Day We Met by Roxie Cooper as part of the book tour to celebrate its release.  Stephanie doesn’t believe in fate or true love. Jamie is happily married and completely incompatible with Stephanie’s less than romantic views. But one weekend in 2006, the pair are thrown together as Stephanie struggles…

How to set the scene for your yoga practice

Yoga is a fantastic self-care practice and it becoming ever more popular. Whether it’s practicing a few sun salutations each morning or a longer power yoga class, all yoga is great for the mind, body and spirit. One element of yoga that I really enjoy, is preparing for a really immersive practice. Sometimes at home…

Diary of a trainee yoga teacher | Emotions and Asana

As part of my YTT I have been asked to complete two pieces of homework over the month. Firstly, practising awn sun salutations a day and secondly keeping a journal, either a gratitude journal with reflection on asanas or just the asana diary. I have found myself combining a morning and nightly journal with my…

Writing Workshop | Memories and Mindfulness with Soul Care Newcastle

I’m really excited to be facilitating another creative writing workshop with Soul Care sessions. This time round we’ll be looking at memories, memoir and mindfulness. Here is the workshop description: Join us for a cathartic writing workshop with Hannah Bullimore, in which we’d love you all to bring along a small object from your past…

Mindfulness | How to set kind goals

Goal setting is a really important part of my daily routine. I actually find that if I set a few goals for the next day, I can sleep more easily knowing that I don’t have to think about remembering everything that has to be done the next day. However, goal setting can become a hindrance…

Diary of a trainee yoga teacher |The First Weekend

Welcome to my new, ten month blog series all about training to be a yoga teacher! Over the next ten months I am going to be completing my 200hr YTT with Yomala at YogaTherapies. I want to share my experiences as I go, to hopefully help those considering YTT or who are curious about yoga in…