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Day 7: Slow the Pace

By Sally-Anne, 07.02.21

For our last pause together in our 7-day winter series, I encourage you to see pausing as an act of self-kindness. In the simple act of making space and taking a breath, we are being kind to our inner self - that part of us that needs to be heard...

Day 6: Be Compassionately Fearless

By Sally-Anne, 06.02.21

How often on a busy day do you stop and notice what's happening and how you’re reacting to it? Often we’re on autopilot, relying on our habitual judgments of people and events to inform our actions...

Day 5: Gain Perspective

By Sally-Anne, 05.02.21

The 14km ski run that arrives in our village is a bit like a metaphor for life: some parts are gentle and smooth, others steep and difficult, and there are long flat stretches where you have to push yourself along. Overall, it’s glorious and exhilarating, but there are places where it doesn’t feel like that...

Day 4: Embrace Awe

By Sally-Anne, 04.02.21

Embracing awe is very positive for our wellbeing. It gives us a sense of our interconnectedness with Nature and all species, and releases certain chemicals in our body that support our physiological health...

Day 3: Be the Light

By Sally-Anne, 03.02.21

Nature shows us that there’s light in everything. And yet for us, as human beings, there can be moments where everything seems dark - difficult and negative - where our fears might overwhelm us. In those moments, finding the light takes courage. And being the light takes immense courage...

Day 2: Be Who You Are

By Sally-Anne, 02.02.21

In our busy lives much of our attention is turned outwards, on getting things done. If you want to lead others well and be truly present for them, it's very important to turn your attention inwards from time to time...

Day 1: The Power of Pause

By Sally-Anne, 01.02.21

Today I remind you why pausing is not only useful, it’s essential for anyone and everyone suffering from stress or overwhelm, particularly in these challenging times...

7 Days on the Winter Mountain – More Moments of Calm

By Sally-Anne, 31.01.21

In my second video series I hope to give you a few minutes a day of 'you' time, to pause and reflect, guided by me, and to develop the capacity to create thinking space regardless of what's going on around you...

A clean break?

By Sally-Anne, 31.12.20

Spilling ginger tea all over yourself might seem an unlikely route to a New Year resolution. But sometimes our reflections are stimulated in the most unlikely ways. Hear what happened today after my favourite ever mug split clean in two as I filled it with boiling water...