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Full moon left me feeling... 🥴🎡🎢 . How about you?
Big ball of fluff. . There was a lot of spam yesterday about this beautiful ball of fluff on my Instagram stories! I’m glad he’s made you all smile too. . Sadly he is not my dog and we can’t have dogs in our flat but he is a dog we borrow... ok it sounds strange but it’s legit! Check out @borrowmydoggy. . This website is such a great community! You meet with dog owners, make friends and just help people out- no money just the love of dogs. . We’ve borrowed two dogs from this website and have loved it so much. . Dogs bring us so much laughter and love plus it’s so beautiful to be able to help someone out. . This little app is a community and I love it!
Some down days. . As much as I try to keep sharing love and joy... I do still have days where I wake up and have no energy. Days where I wake up feeling lazy, sorry for myself and moany. Unfortunately today was one of those days... my body aches and winter cold is getting to me. I took it out on Hubby and then stayed home to mope. I realised that none of this helps! It just brings down everyone’s energy. So I’m lying here in my PJs reading a course book and vowing to make use of this day. To learn something new, practise meditation, eat some soul nourishing food and drink all the warming drinks. Anyone else resonate with this feeling? If so what helps you out of it?
This retreat means everything to me... knowing we’ll be enjoying the summer solstice outside under the stars, hiking and eating some of the most incredible food too. . Head to the link in my bio to make sure you don’t miss out! . Book by end of Feb for an EARLYBIRD discount! ✨
Lets talk about health. . Quite literally let’s talk about it! I was listening to a podcast the other day mentioning how we need to be the ones who know our bodies the best... we need to understand it more than the doctors because at the end of the day it’s OUR body. . This really hit a chord with me and I remembered how I was talking to my incredible friend @the_lovely_catalyst about my symptoms last year. She told me to look up endometriosis and see if it resonated with what I was going through. I went to my doctor and told him I wanted to see a specialist- I fought for it and I’m glad I did because as soon as I saw the specialist he booked me in for surgery and treated it pretty quickly. It saved me another year of confusion... . I’m so so grateful to Elena for holding space for me and making everything feel normal. So often we don’t talk about our issues because we’re embarrassed or don’t want to moan or be a burden on others... but maybe, just maybe someone will resonate with what you’re going through... maybe someone can help or guide you through. . All through the power of word.
Dear you, . Be slow. Close your eyes. Breathe deep. The mixture of love, gratitude, joy, guilt, pain, loss and heartache is an unusual combination. Each day will bring different memories. Different emotions. Learn to go with them. Be gentle to yourself. Don’t feel guilty if you find yourself in moments of pure joy and laughter. Don’t feel guilty if you feel low and want to cry. Putting on a brave face may sometimes be required but remember to take off that mask and let yourself feel... let yourself heal... let your soul open and connect. Hold onto each moment...because this moment right here... it’s special... remember it for whatever it might be. Finally, love... love... love... because this world needs a whole lot more of it.
*Journal entry*... (just thought I’d share it too) When couples first meet and start going out they announce to each other that their partner is their favourite person in the whole world... their best friend. However, when I first met Kunj he told me his number 1 will always be his Dada (Grandad). I didn’t mind as I knew I had someone to look up to, someone to learn from... I learnt about Kunj’s mischievous side and Dada’s ability to always laugh at every joke and not take anything to heart. This is a lesson I’ll always cherish and I know it’s helped me in my relationship. And even though this weeks been tough... it’s been beautiful to see his presence still there. You can feel his energy in the room... the laughter, the love of food and the support everyone gave each other. It’s a sombre occasion but it has really felt like a celebration... a celebration of an incredible life and legacy. I know Dada would be smiling seeing everyone together and sharing a laugh on his behalf. One things for sure, I’ll always look up to Kunj’s number 1 and I know I have something amazing to aspire to. ————- . . . My Instagram will be quiet for a while as I want to spend my time with family and my husband. . Usual classes will resume again later this week.
“Grandparents make the world a little softer, a little kinder, and a little warmer.”. . Although I had only known him 6 years, he treated me like one of his own. His smile, warmth and love made everyone feel at home. Although my time with him was short, his lessons were powerful: . - LOVE... unconditionally. Love everyone. Love your neighbour, your family and colleagues. Love everyone young or old. Keep loved ones close and always make time for everyone no matter what. To him everyone he met was family! . - SMILE through the rollercoaster we call life. Not only that but laugh! Laughter keeps you young and connects people. . - SUPPORT... support each other, your family and your partner. His marriage is something I’ll always look up to - fair and full of love and support. . Kunj’s grandad’s soul left his body but he’s left a piece of himself in the whole family. . Be kind. Love fiercely. Laugh everyday.
And of course there will be lots of Yoga. . The Retreat is aimed at all levels so don't be afraid if you've never stepped on a yoga mat before. We'll be exploring a whole range of styles... from Vinyasa to partner yoga and then my personal favourite... Yin! . Each day will end with a short meditation and chill out time PLUS we'll be working on journalling and healing. . I'll be sharing my experiences with you and supporting you in every way I can. . Expect many hugs and possibly some happy tears from me too.