Are you ready to retreat?

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All the latest political pollution has had me musing over the word retreat. Partially because I’m in India now preparing for 2017 Walk your Talk Retreats, but also because I’m taking a personal retreat of my own (luckily, I’ve been able to step back from the Trump toxins). Life Balancing Weekender Retreat Classic Walk Your Talk Retreat Creatively Conscious Walk …

How to overcome stress with breathing

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There’s lots of wobbliness and change happening at the moment, affecting all of us globally and personally to different degrees. Whenever I feel wobbly and powerless, I know it’s time to go back to the basics, and remember my breath. If in doubt, breathe – we can’t stop breathing, but we can forget how powerful it is. Our breath keeps …

Creativity | How does it show up in your life?

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I glanced at the printout about a hundred times and then just fell into that dazed mind-doodling state thinking about nothing. In a flash, I glanced at the “Expect Miracles’ card and it jumped out at me – I would write those words on the ring and could keep the shape solid and simple. My incubation stage had erupted abruptly …

How are you showing up to life?

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Today I had a magical experience that I’d like to share with you, it reminded me of how important it is to show up to life. This morning I went for my usual swim out to the rock and back. It was another beautiful morning, the sun had just risen, and the sea was empty, calm, and warm. As I …

How to Travel to the Retreat in India from the UK

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Vanessa and I are frequently asked a variety of travel questions about travelling to and around India. I thought it would be a good idea to answer some of those questions in a travel blog for you. I’ve started at the beginning, with our travel to the retreat in India, from the UK. Following is a little step by step …

How one man experienced life-changing health on a retreat in India

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I had no idea what India or her people were like. It was the early hours of the morning when I arrived and I was already two hours behind schedule, I was worried that the driver the retreat had sent to pick me up would be gone, or at best, not to pleased. I needn’t have worried; I saw my …

How Jackie pepped up her life by Walking her Talk at the Indian retreat

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All journeys must begin with one small step, and I took one of the most significant of my life the day I booked a place on my first Walk Your Talk retreat. I didn’t know it at the time, but three years down the line, I am certain of it. I wasn’t exactly running away from my world, but I …

Remember! Do you remember?

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We have recently returned to India for the preparation of the 2016 Walk your Talk Retreats. Is it really that time already? Even though it’s only been six months since I was last here, I’ve realised just how easy it is to forget. I’d forgotten the how the heat relaxes my body and the wind fans my face. How the …

5 ways to develop Mindfulness through Photography

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Many of my clients and retreat customers struggle with the concept of mindfulness. They understand its simplicity but ‘forget’ or don’t find it ‘easy’ to apply. They battle with being ‘too busy’ to practise, and so, become stuck in a cycle of stress. Well, here’s the fabulous truth, you can be mindful of any action you do, from dishes to …