Breath of Fresh Air

It took me quite a while to realise how helpful taking slow paced, deep breaths was for restoring my balance … mind, body and energy.

If you are looking to reduce the tension in your body and come back to being more open and present… then taking a few slow deep breaths is a simple way to feel more at ease. It is natural, free and is always there.

Slow, deep breathing is an effective way to reverse the symptoms of the “flight-fight-and freeze” response that occurs when we perceive some form of threat to our safety. It activates what is called our parasympathetic nervous system, the body’s “brake response” which reverses the accumulated stress symptoms. Deep, slow breathing immediately slows down the heart rate and creates a calming effect.

The benefits of a regular practice of simple deep breathing is well documented, including: decreased anxiety and depression, increased energy levels, muscle relaxation, improved sleep, strengthened ability to regulate emotions and mood and decreased feelings of stress. Sounds compelling, doesn’t it?

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Your Embroidered Signature… owning what makes you unique

Do you have a desire to live more fully into your potential? Are you wanting to overcome your self-doubt and really step into becoming exceptional… owning and being your unique self? Feeling good about what makes you different? Do you have knowing within you that sparks the need to be discovering more?

This strategy is about defining your identity and what makes you an exceptional human being. It invites you to be true to the essence of you and then choosing to fully own it.  Being your own exception is about showing up in the fullness of your unique spirit. A myriad of intangible aspects and qualities make you exceptional. There is no-one else on the planet like you. You have been shaped by a combination of your genetics, energetic make-up, context and the results of choices undertaken daily.

Your embroidered signature is a recognisable and unique expression of your identity. For most of us, we live in cultures where people are hyper-aware of feeling a personal lacking, and not being enough.  We now have experts on everything who point out what we are not doing or should be doing more off to be a better person. This creates feelings of dissatisfaction and frustration and an incessant drive to the find the missing piece and get things sorted. This can manifest as a yearning to become someone you are not, a sense of missing out, and a feeling of not quite being there. If you don’t know who you are, then you are more likely to succumb to conforming to another’s expectations of you.

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Hydrating Emotionally

Relating with other people is one of our core fundamental needs. Just as water hydrates the body and keeps it functional, so too does having multiple connections with others … they keep us emotionally functional, healthy, balanced and “loved up”!