The shaman sitting in my lounge looked like any comely ‘girl-next-door; so let me tell you … there are shamans and there are shamans … it takes more than a certain style of dress or studying the Medicine Wheel to become a shaman, as I was about to find out, but firstly I wanted to … More A Shaman’s Tale – Part 1.
… transforming a disaster into a triumph! It can happen, and what can be sweeter than giving ‘bad luck’ a flick on the nose and saying, ‘stand back, mister, watch this!’ It happened to me, last November. First a virulent fever struck, then shingles, then the gas meter man said the metre at Fountains Court (also our … More Turning a Crisis into an Opportunity …
For days now I have been pondering this blog – do I dare to bare my soul? Will people believe me? The thing is, a shamanic healer called into Fountains Court recently to offer her services. As with all new therapists I asked for a trial session, two hours is her usual time scale but I … More I didn’t believe in a Power Animal until ….
… about pineapples! Firstly, how can you tell if a pineapple is ripe to eat? Easy, take a sneaky tug at one of the inner ‘fronds’ and if it pulls away with no effort then it’s ripe to eat. Put it in your shopping basket and away you go. Secondly, how do you skin a pineapple? … More Not many people know this …
Having recently banked my first cheque for Royalties from Lulu on-line publishers, for the sale of ‘Homo Spiritus – a different kind of Human’, I can honestly say it feels GREAT! Okay, so it’s not a fortune and may just keep me in cappuccinos for a month but that’s not the point – the point is my transformation … More The First Cheque is the Sweetest
Meet Andrea … creator of Nourishing & Nurturing Women’s Soul Retreats. … I hosted one of Andrea’s Retreats recently, at Fountains Court, and it was such a magical weekend … yoga, crystals, essences, relaxation, meditation, drumming, cliff-top walks, Reiki … cake! Seven ladies attended, with the aim of transforming their lives by learning how to nourish … More Transforming women’s lives!
… Karin Jonzen – who? What? Why? You may well ask, so let me explain … At a recent visit to the city of London I stumbled across a sculpture (as previously mentioned) and fell in love with it. I love these two young people, the tilt of their chins, the way they look towards the far … More Wish I could get inside the head of ….
This week I was in the City of London – the ancient Square Mile to be precise – with medieval street names and echoes of Guilds, money lenders, banks and commerce and as I explored (got lost) among the hidden ways, admiring the old and the new, I realised something magical: Despite being decimated by the Great Fire of London in … More Not a city girl, however …
Several people – guests, clients and staff comment on our office at Fountains Court – here’s the photo again and this time don’t ignore the budgie! You see, it is all designed on the basics of Fen Shui … First, note the colours – cool green and blue to balance out the hot-red activity of phones, computers, … More Transform your Office!
If you crave sugar (and most of us do – as explained in Homo spiritus) it’s pretty hard to wean yourself off it and yet within only a few days your taste-buds can become re-sensitised. This is something I do for my guests at Fountains Court, where nutritious food is a really important part of the … More Transform your taste-buds!