This is the intro for my new series of simple practices to help you feel brighter, lighter, happier and better able to cope with the strange and challenging time we find ourselves in.
Like many people 'lockdown', Covid Quarantine, has been challenging for me. I have found myself coming back to practices picked up over 11 years of self-nurturing, yoga, meditation and coaching practices. I am not looking for new, rather reliable and tried and tested! Things I know I can do and will work.
In this series I share with you the ones I have found the most useful during this difficult time. It is my hope that you find them useful. Please share these with anyone else you think might!
Do you have any tips or practices you can share? Let me know! They might work for someone else too.
Take a look at the follow up blog posts for the full selection of the Lockdown Toolkit practices.
With love Charlotte xx
Not sure where to start with the last couple of months. So here goes...
Somewhere between single mother lockdown with my 5 year old, my dear grandmother dying of covid in her care home, and the total non existence of any personal time to work i have found myself present here this weekend...
Henry is at his dads and i am going to tesco in a face mask...its a strange new world. Obviously i am exhausted so have spent most of my time on the sofa or in bed. But i have also done a little bit of work. For the first time in weeks.
I am still here. Somewhere. I know many of you feel the same. As we explore this present time together and what it means for us, our families, communities and lifestyles we find ourselves 'somewhere'. The in-between. A few weeks ago i realised this is where the adventure is. Not waiting for things to end so we can move on. We are moving on now.
Hello Dear Friend
Thank you for stopping by. If you are feeling fatigued, ready to let go of all the old ‘stuff’ so you can truely welcome the oncoming promise of Spring and new energy and growth then please take a look at my video below. I have posted the Nadi Shodina video i refer to from before Christmas as well.
If you have any questions or feedback I would love to hear from you in the comments below!
The hanged man reminds us that we may be stuck where we are for good reasons, but that we may be choosing to be there. It might be right for us now. It could also be that we are resisting the change being already offered, or we need to make something happen.
This is spot on for me. 2019 was a very difficult year. One where the care and worry over an elderly relitive had to come first. Dementia. We have struggled for the last few years and this really came to a head last year. We finally managed to get the right care in place in the summer and as grateful as I was I was also totally spent. Exhausted. Frustrated. And angry.
For this years Self-Care Advent Calendar I decided to make some DIY beauty bits like I used to, before Henry came along and I found 101 other things to do with the spare bits of time in a day.
These are so easy though. And I realise that now he is a little older I make the odd excuse about being short on time when really I am just tired or quick to find something to distract me.
So, I found 5 mins, gathered my goodies and got mixing. Honestly, these take no time at all and with only 2 and 3 natural ingredients in each they are great for those with sensitive skin like me.
This is such a lovely simple breath to practice. Chris Maddox, founder of the Wild Woman Project shared this with us in Circle earlier this year .
Take the time to recognise what it is you are connected to, what you wanting to manifest and what work you may have already done.
In recent years I have been trying to reduce my plastic and chemical footprint. Somethings have worked better than I imagined, this is one of them!
So unbelievably easy. This is quite simply powdered arrowroot from my local health food shop.
Yes, it comes in a little plastic bag, but compared to the compressed spray cans this is vastly better. I am going to try and grow some myself as well to try and get this down to zero waste.
I had this lovely pink icing sugar shaker in my kitchen which has proved perfect for the job.
It was a gift from my mum and came from a charity shop; you can probably pick them up on eBay as well.
Earlier this year I explained to a friend how I was relinquishing the need to do anything anymore. There needed to be more flow in my life. More buoyancy. Somewhere among my grandmother, who I have been very close too, getting dementia, her ever increasing care needs, my son and the work I love so much more of my life had had to be parked or sheded entirely in a bid to keep up with what I had to do.
Before the summer holidays we made the difficult decision to find her the right residential care, knowing it was now the only way to keep her safe and meet her needs. Hoping it would give her some relief as well.
Giving nature a home in our homes!
As pollinators and insects face extinction it is essential for us to step up and offer them space and food free of pesticides.
We can all look abroad at how other countries are chopping down rain forests and poison earth and water…. but what are we doing right here? Literally in our own back gardens? We chop down natures home and poison it!
Here are my thoughts on re-wilding our homes and garden and how easy it really is.
Thank you for watching.
Hello Dear Heart
Last Sunday we gathered for our New Moon Circle, celebrating the archetype of Taurus with the Wild Woman Project.
Our focus was “Receiving Our Wealth” and this continues over this moon cycle to be a point of consideration, reflection and intention creation.
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