I’m delighted to announce the return of my Positive Living classes, starting Thursday 5th May, 8-9pm, in the beautiful Abbins House Holistic Centre, Eyre Street, Newbridge.
For those of you who can’t make Thursday evenings, I’ll be running the course on Wednesday mornings from 10:00-11:00am starting 18th May.
Join me for a fun, inspiring, interactive class where you will meet like-minded people and receive tools and tips to live a happy, peaceful, fulfilling life.
Classes will include mindfulness, meditation, breathing techniques, and exercises which will challenge your thinking, unblock fears and get to know the real you.
The theme of Week 1 is Presence – being present, mindfulness, breathing, meditation, becoming aware of thoughts but not attaching to them.
The theme of week 2 is Thoughts & Feelings – becoming aware of our thoughts, observing but not attaching to them, questioning them, challenging our beliefs, allowing our feelings and uncovering what’s beneath them so we’re no longer ruled by them.
€40 for a 4-week course.
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.
A dear friend sent me a link to an interesting TED talk on love and relationships given by Mandy Len Catron. The theme of love and relationships had already been playing on my mind.
After watching the clip, I confessed to my friend that I long to share intimacy and affection with someone of the male variety. I quickly added that I’m just feeling impatient and that I should simply be present.
Today, I decide to spend the whole day chilling out at home. I have a lie-in, I meditate, I eat breakfast.
I reply to a few text messages. I attempt to get cheap car insurance. I have lunch. I read emails. I watch Whip It for the second time.
For Christmas, a dear friend gave me Susannah Conway‘s wonderful workbook called Unravelling the Year Ahead: 2015. I spend the evening hunched over the book, thinking and writing.
One of the questions that I’d like to share with you is: What is your Word for 2015? Susannah suggests choosing a word that will guide you through the year, a word that makes you feel expanded and inspired.
I get angry and irritable. I criticise myself and others. I complain. I get depressed and cynical. I lose hope. I cry. I have unkind thoughts. Fear blocks me. I envy others their good fortune. I gossip. I need. I desire. I try to control. I resist what is.
I love. I share. I feel empathy and compassion. I give. I help. I donate. I listen and understand. I open my heart. I feel joy. I appreciate beauty. I am affectionate. I meditate. I laugh. I am present.
Yesterday evening, I watched a documentary called Happy. This film explores what makes people happy. It was a welcome reminder of what happiness really is and all the ways we can work on and maintain happiness in our lives.
Interestingly, our genetic makeup determines 50 per cent of our happiness. Some of us are just born happier! Circumstance (where we live, our job, life events) only contributes 10 per cent towards our happiness. So we have a whole 40 per cent to work with. We have the power to boost our own happiness. It’s a personal choice. And one well worth making.
The last couple of months have been challenging. A whirlwind of emotion has been spinning forcefully within me. The intensity of these feelings has scared me. I’ve fumed with anger, cracked under pressure, retreated in fear, and battled against exhaustion.
Today, a dear friend sent me this passage written by spiritual teacher and author Jeff Foster:
What does the little girl do
when she’s broken
How does the little girl learn
who to be
Why does the little girl choose
all the wrong things
When will the little girl know
that she’s free?
Who does the little girl love
and feel loved by
Where does the little girl go
when she cries
Why does the little girl keep
Because this little girl doesn’t
know how to fly.
upon a day
in a rainbow
the little girl opens her heart
All the sparkle and colour
the sun and the moon
light her up
as it was from the start.
This time, this last time, this good time
the little girl sees and she knows
She feels and she is and she dances
and everything in her
Yesterday, I took part in teaching a class. I prepared what I would speak about, dressed up for the occasion, and delivered my presentation. I received excellent feedback and felt I was behaving quite professionally.
After the lunch break, everybody was sitting and waiting for class to resume. I sat down and, right in front of everyone, I fell right through the chair, landing on my ass. We all laughed, my cheeks reddened (the ones on my face!) and we continued on.