Festive Yoga and Journalling Workshop

As we’re officially (just) into November, I thought it was time to share with you my upcoming workshop at Wellness Space, Sunderland. Combining all of my favourite things – yoga, writing, sweet treats and the holidays – we’ll be flowing to festive classical music in a vinyasa class suitable for all levels. Then there’ll be…

Lifestyle | Five Simple Ways To Be More Mindul

As much as mindfulness is there to improve our general wellbeing, sometimes it can feel like another thing to add to our to do lists. It can be another thing to feel guilty about if we don’t feel we’ve dedicated enough time to focusing on our own wellbeing. But mindfulness doesn’t have to be complicated…

Upcoming Workshop | New Year Journalling and Mindfulness Workshop

Welcome in the New Year with a writing workshop on journalling and mindfulness. This workshop at The Crafty Cow Studio in Washington is the perfect way to start 2019 with a new hobby. This workshop on the 19th of January 13:00-15:00 is suitable for all – whether you already love journalling or have never tried…

COMING SOON: Writing and Wellbeing at Yogalilies Newcastle

There’s now less than two weeks to go until my Writing and Wellbeing workshop as part of the Soul Care Sessions, which is on the 28th of October. There are still spaces available for this relaxed Sunday workshop, so if you’re interested head to the website now to book your place. Wondering what a Writing…

Writing for Wellness | A writing activity to calm the mind

Modern life is not made for the faint of heart. Fast paced days, constantly feeling judged, competitive work places and the weight of consumerism telling us that we also need more. It’s perhaps no wonder that meditation is increasing in popularity so much, with sales in mindfulness books increasing by 13% last year. But meditation…

Why writing and yoga are the perfect partners

Last Sunday, Yoga with Adriene posted a beautiful Yoga For Creativity practice on their youtube page. For a while now I have found that my yoga practice and writing often go hand in hand – too tired for one I start with the other and usually my body or my mind follows. Over the last…

Writing and Wellbeing: My Love of Lists

As I start to prepare for my first few writing and wellbeing workshops (booking details to follow soon), I thought I would share with you some of my favourite mindful writing activities. First up, it is the humble list. This might not seem like an obvious creative writing activity, but lists are great springboards to…

REVIEW: Farangi Girl, Ashley Dartnell

This story I have literally had for YEARS. I read a review of Farangi Girl in a magazine back when it was published in 2011 and somehow ended up with two copies of this book and yet went six years before reading it…how is that even possible? But finally just before Christmas, I read Farangi…

Short Stories Everywhere!

Over the past six months or so, there has been a huge trend in publishing. Short stories have made an epic return. A year ago and it would be a very rare thing for me to buy a short story collection, but in the last three months I have read three collections and when I…

REVIEW: City of Friends by Joanna Trollope

I have to admit that part of the reason I bought this book was it’s beautiful cover. The image just looked friendly, like the type of book I would want to read after a long day. I have read a few of Joanna Trollope’s novels and I am yet to be disappointed. This book tells…