Notes from a recovering perfectionist

Notes from a recovering perfectionist

My name’s Ellen, and I’m a recovering perfectionist. Not so long ago – and still sometimes now (because nobody’s perfect even at imperfection) – I’d hang my head in shame and feel a big knot in my stomach every time I did something wrong, or was less than perfect. I’d beat myself up for not […]

The yogic concept of Brahmacharya in winter

The yogic concept of Brahmacharya in winter

There’s a concept in yoga called Brahmacharya (it’s okay, I’m sure I don’t pronounce it right either). This word can be translated to mean ‘right use of energy’ and, when it comes to Brahmacharya in the winter, I think hibernating animals have got it spot on. I’m not suggesting we wrap up and go to […]

Dance to the beat of your personal rhythms

Dance to the beat of your personal rhythms

How often do you find you’re forcing yourself to just keep on going because ‘this has to get done’? How regularly do you put something in your diary at a time that works for others, but when you get to it doesn’t feel so great for you? Have you ever really stopped to consider whether […]