Gifts from my Parents: Applying lessons into life

I never fully appreciated some of things my parents taught or role-modeled to me, until many years later. At the time it seemed unnecessary or too detailed, but now these qualities and characteristics have enabled me to transition easily into many different cultures and countries. My mother’s dress making ability that she took into her 

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Ageing Gracefully: Feel young and vibrant beyond your age

Many of us spend our younger years desparate to grow up, get older and be more independent. To drive a car, go to clubs and all the other things that come with being a young adult. But, at a certain time in our life we realise that we are no longer so keen to add 

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BeBliss Changes: accepting & seizing impermanence

Our bodies, our cells, brain cells, hair, nails, and organs are renewing, dying, transforming, constantly. Our skin renews every 2-4 weeks, even our heart 3-4 times in our lifetime. And so the time has also come for Gabrielle’s much loved BeBliss Yoga studio, BeBliss Village of friends (sangha) to change and transform. We are all constantly transforming and 

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Life after a Silent Meditation Retreat: How to Ease back into daily life – Part 3/3

Transitioning back into normal life can be a bit bumpy after a Silent Retreat. Here are my Tips to support you… Long periods of silence, the easy set routine, no daily chores like cooking/cleaning/washing, and time for yourself each day. Many retreats support this transition with a shared last meal or a sharing circle, where 

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Preparing for a Silent Meditation Retreat: Tips for you – Part 2/3

Entering into a retreat environment, in particular a Silent Meditation Retreat away from your day-to-day luxuries, with no verbal or other communication is very different to spending the weekend at home alone. (although can be amazing too!) So here are my handy tips to consider in preparation for and to allow for a smoother transition to 

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Silent Meditation Retreat: Why you should consider one – Part 1/3

The below reasons have helped me to decide about when and why to embark on a Silent Retreat: Surrender Detachment: I find it’s often best to go into a Retreat/Course – (when you have the purpose of deep personal development) – to completely surrender to the content, the format and the people involved. It’s not 

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Creating ease within your body- part 2 of 2

Following on from last Month…. Time for reflection But ultimately these are just stepping stones to understanding ourselves a little more. If we can take the time for quiet reflection, and observation then we can truly start to understand more about creating ease within our bodies, doing what feels authentic and right.  What feels in 

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Creating ease within your body – part 1 of 2

Throughout out lives we are performing various roles, (child, parent, employee, manager, friend etc.) and to create greater ease and harmony within our own bodies we need to go deeper into our true self. To discover if are being true to ourselves in these roles and daily choices, we need to delve deeper into what 

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