I welcome the first day of summer by attending a yoga and music workshop with musician and yoga teacher Jack Harrison.
We lie down and begin with some breathing exercises. Jack strums his guitar, recites poetry and sings.
The past month has been weighed down with money worries, career anxiety, fear for the future and feelings of insecurity. This in turn has had an effect on my self-esteem; how I see myself and how I feel when I’m with others.
The main outcome of a much-needed business coaching session this week was that I need to love myself. And yesterday, I had another revelation.
Today I attend a Life Coach for a much-needed, sort of dreaded business coaching session. We speak about timelines and deadlines. The Life Coach draws a “To-Do” box on the whiteboard. We also discuss ideas, fears and things that are weighing me down.
I confess that I’ve really been beating up on myself lately. I’ve been comparing myself unfavourably to others, calling myself names and believing that I’m “less than”. My mean streak is at a peak.
Upon request, we’ll be running a class on Homeopathy & Health in The Lifeflow Centre on Saturday 30th April from 10am – 1pm.
Come along to learn how to use your first aid homeopathic kits to treat yourself and your family for everyday ailments.
On the day, we’ll also be sharing helpful tips on diet, supplements and natural remedies to boost health, happiness and general well-being.
The cost of the class is €30.
Please contact us via Facebook, email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (087-3336709) to secure your place.
Here are directions to The Lifeflow Centre:
Go over the bridge passing the schools then take the second exit off Buckley’s Cross roundabout at Pfizer. Drive for 1.7 kilometres (passing straight through one roundabout). Take the left at Baroda Stud/Connelmore Cross. Drive for 1km then take the first right directly after a short white wall. Drive 1.5km over motorway bridge and it’s the fourth entrance on the left with salmon pink coloured pillars up a steep driveway.
From the Limerick/Portlaoise direction:
Take exit 12 off the M7. Take the fourth exit off the roundabout then the first exit off the next roundabout heading for the Kilcullen road. Go over speed bumps then take the left immediately after the Athgarvan School. Go straight through the traffic light crossroads passing the Athgarvan Inn on your left. Go over the river, past Rosetown Stud and Rugby Club. Go over the motorway bridge and take the left at Corbally Cross. After Corbally Harbour, it’s the sixth entrance on the right with salmon pink coloured pillars up a steep driveway.
From the Dublin direction:
Take exit 10 off M7 then take third exit off roundabout for Newbridge. Go straight through roundabout at Toughers. Take the first exit off Buckley’s Cross roundabout at Pfizer. Drive for 1.7 kilometres (passing straight through one roundabout). Take the left at Baroda Stud/Connelmore Cross. Drive for 1km then take the first right directly after a short white wall. Drive 1.5km over motorway bridge and it’s the fourth entrance on the left with salmon pink coloured pillars up a steep driveway.
Leave the M9 for Kilcullen. At the first set of lights in Kilcullen, take a left. Follow the road out of town then take the right for Athgarvan. At the Athgarvan traffic lights, turn right. Go past Rosetown Stud and Rugby Club. Go over the motorway bridge and take the left at Corbally Cross. After Corbally Harbour, it’s the sixth entrance on the right with salmon pink coloured pillars up a steep driveway.
We’re looking forward to seeing you there!
Kind regards from all at The Lifeflow Centre.
The other day, I was listening to a show on Hay House Radio. The topic was the importance of having your own personal cheerleaders – friends who will rally around during the tough times and cheer you on to succeed.
One of the women referred to a time she was speaking at an event. She asked the audience: “Who here has someone they can call when something goes wrong?” Everyone immediately raised their hands.
Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine
Using Acupuncture, Moxibustion, Chinese cupping and Electro-Acupuncture, Sharon effectively treats pain, injuries, digestive disorders, fertility issues, skin problems, sinuses and much more. She also has great results in treating people with depression, anxiety and sleep problems.
Acupuncture has been around for thousands of years. It involves using very fine, sterilised, single-use needles at specific points on the body to bring body and mind back into balance.
Acupuncture successfully treats illnesses, alleviates pain, boosts energy, and restores health and well-being.
Depending on your level of private health coverage, you may be entitled to a rebate from your insurer for all acupuncture treatments.
Moxibustion is a traditional Chinese medicine therapy using dried mugwort. The heated moxa is applied to specific acupuncture points in order to stimulate circulation, remove stagnation of blood and energy, and alleviate pain. It is also an excellent way to introduce heat into the body where needed.
Cupping is an ancient traditional Chinese therapy where cups are placed on the skin to create suction. This technique mobilises blood flow to the area, which promotes healing.
Cupping is used to treat illnesses, stimulate circulation, alleviate pain, and remove stagnation and excess heat. Cupping offers the same benefits of a deep massage.
Cupping is also excellent for people with coughs, colds and respiratory problems.
Electro-Acupuncture is where a small electric current is passed between a pair of needles. Electro-Acupuncture enhances the use of regular acupuncture. This form of acupuncture is particularly good for treating injuries and alleviating pain.
Mind-Body-Soul Coach Sharon Vogiatzi is a qualified and experienced Personal & Business Life Coach, Acupuncturist and Reiki Practitioner. She is also a First Aider and a member of the Acupuncture Council of Ireland.
Sharon is passionate about helping people to be as well as they can be by working on mind, body and soul so that her clients can enjoy healthy, happy, successful lives.
Having benefited immensely from alternative treatments and Life Coaching, Sharon was inspired to study Acupuncture, Life Coaching and Reiki and she now uses these skills with her clients with extremely positive results.
Sharon writes regular personal development articles on her popular blog Better than Surviving and for various publications and websites. She has also written a children’s book called The Lightbridge Mystery, which contains a very special message for children and adults alike.
She is fascinated with the mind-body-soul connection and regularly attends continuous professional development courses and avidly reads on the subjects of psychology, health, well-being and personal development.
Sharon likes to live a balanced life. She is a fan of healthy eating, yoga and other forms of exercise, meditation, mindfulness, movies, music, travel, getting out in nature, and regular doses of laughter.
Last night, I read Marianne Power’s most recent post on the six basic human needs. Yes, it may seem like I’ve become obsessed with this woman and maybe I have. But not in a lesbian way. In an admiring, respecting, fellow-blogger-and-self-help-enthusiast way.
Anyway, I found Marianne’s post really interesting. Marianne is regurgitating self-improvement guru Tony Robbins’ work and I, in turn, am regurgitating Marianne’s work. But we’re all putting our own spin, experience and insights into it.
Some of you will be familiar with a popular song of the moment, “Cheerleader” by OMI. Well, up until Sunday night, I thought the lyrics went something like this: “Oh I think that I found myself a cherry air.”
Which makes no sense at all but I happily sang along anyway while enjoying the sunshiney sound of the trumpet.
“We’re supposed to be different. Thank goodness.”
I posted these words on my Facebook page yesterday evening along with a quote from Susan Cain’s insightful book Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking.