As the end of 2022 approaches, I believe that it's important to reflect on the year gone past, to acknowledge the growth and deep learning we've all experienced so far and to set intentions for next year too. I'm not one for resolutions as such, however I do like to set goals, strengthen boundaries and to reflect on dreams too, after all, it's important to dream.
One of my dreams and indeed goals is to have more fun, to enjoy the little pleasures of life whatever they may be, to laugh with family and friends and to challenge myself by pushing myself out of my comfort zone too. How can challenging yourself be FUN I hear you ask? Well, I might be a bit unusual, but I get a huge sense of satisfaction from achieving gals and that rush of happy hormones counts as fun in my book! What are your goals and dreams for 2023? Are they family, career or fitness based? What about lifelong learning? Would you like to learn a new skill, a new craft or even change career? If yes, what's holding you back?
Oftentimes the only one holding us back is ourselves and possibly fear of failure, but what if you actually succeeded? What if this time next year you were reflecting on a new goal achieved? Food for thought. And finally, thank you so much to everyone who supported my business in 2022 and I look forward to seeing you all again next year.
Happy Christmas. Pat @blarneywellnesscentre
New beginnings at Blarney Wellness Centre
As we near the end of 2022, I find myself reflecting on the year gone by and the enormous changes and growth I've experienced thus far.
The greatest changes are that I moved from my room of 5 years to a larger and brighter one just next door and I'm so glad that I took the risk AND that I decided to begin a degree of which I'll speak more about at a later date. Suffice to say that it's enormously challenging yet deeply rewarding so far.
I'm delighted to bring back guided meditation classes on friday mornings and I have 3 evening dates coming up very soon too (see list below). Expect relaxation and beautiful candlelight.
I am deeply grateful to my incredible clients and yoga students for booking again and again and I thank you too to those who've booked in for next year.
Morning meditation: Friday 18th November & 16th of December 10:30am-12pm.
Evening meditation: Friday November 25th 7-8:30pm. Check out my Insta & Facebook pages for further details.
Thank you so much.
How to sleep more deeply.
The phrase " we are living in unprecedented times" has become engrained in our very psyche since last March and we certainly are.
While we all do our very best to stop the spread of the virus, we are surrounded by negative and often frightening news and this impacts both our sleep and that of our children. I think it's important to understand that children are very aware of the pandemic, the constant media attention to cases and deaths and more and they are also not immune to OUR energies and feelings now. Children are sensitive to stress and anxiety too and especially when the adults around them discuss such serious matters.
Which brings me to sleep. A healthy sleep pattern builds immunity, helps with brain development, growth, stamina, resilience and hormonal balance. So how do we develop a healthy sleep pattern?
Turn off the news! This is one of the most helpful things we did in our house. Stay informed but we don't need to check into every news bulletin.
Go to bed early. The ancient way of being called ayurveda (sister to yoga) states that the optimum time to sleep and wake up are between 9pm and 7am.
Stay caffeine free in the afternoon if it's a trigger.
Listen to some soothing music or better still a gentle guided meditation with your children. They will just love it.
The most important point. Practice deep and mindful breathing as often as you can and especially when you go to bed. Teach your children these techniques also.