Year: 2012

Reflections on friendship

A friend posted this on Facebook. I was going to share, and comment, but the space there seemed short, for what I wanted to say. Where to start?  At first, I thought, yeah! a true friend who is there no matter what, non judging always loving blah blah blah.  And then I thought, who’s that […]

Change of address – Altea

Dear friends, I have moved my treatment and yoga room! I am still in Altea, but now on the other side of the railway tracks, going towards the Old Town. The map is here on my website.

Letting go…

As autumn draws inexorably towards the Long Cold, we, too, draw inwards. Observing the inevitability of change, and loss and dying off, melancholy tugs at our hearts. Autumn is the season of the Lung, whose emotion is grief and sadness and whose element is metal. In Hindu thought, Shiva rules the moribund phase of things…that […]

I choose LiFe! (Dancing from Within)

The only way to get on in this craaaazy world is to adapt.  When we resist we harden.  Have you ever noticed how many diseases of ageing have to do with hardening?  Atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), arthrosis (hardening of the joints), spondylitis (in all its delightful forms), bones spurs, bunions, corns and calluses…to be […]

A good quality for a yoga teacher

We  can make our mind so like still water that beings gather about us to see their own images, and so far a moment live a clearer, perhaps even fiercer, life because of our quiet  – W.B. Yeats.

Resisting change

One of the curious things that we come up against time and again in healing work is resistance to change.  I say it’s curious because even people who are “formally” on the road of transformation often butt up against an innate resistance to change.  This is the dastardly work of the ego, keeping the status […]

Fresh from the garden – the yoga of food.

My partner coaxes wonderful vegetables from the clay-ey mediterranean soil.  I have just spent the morning making green juice (using Triestino radicchio now, so a little less bitter), then a curly kale stir fry (with home grown chilli pepper, onion and market-bought ginger and garlic) and finally a lovely creamy pumpkin and ginger soup (the […]

The key that opens the door.

I never give up.  I am absolutely dogged in my determination to find the clues to living this Life fully and happily.  I became sad, unbearably sad, at about age 15, and have spent the intervening 25 years trying to figure out why and trying to figure out if there exists a permanent, drug-free way […]

Homemade coffee substitute

This looks yummy. Carob is abundant ’round here, and chicory grows in a flash. Get brewing.