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“We don’t see things as they are, we see things as we are”. Anais Nin.

This is related to the idea that each person who sees a thing will see it filtered through their own perceptions. So none of us really see any situation objectively. This is known as confirmation bias. Each person sees life with their own beliefs, preconceptions, interpretation, and attitude. It means that the way we see [...]

‘If no one gives you a medal… design your own.’ Billy Connolly

What story are we holding onto…. In all my 30 years plus of teaching I have encountered many stories. This is the thing we all have a story, whether it’s physical, mental, emotional or spiritual. The danger is when we hold onto that story and let it rule our lives by the decisions that we [...]

3 Keys  to Raising Your Standards

“Everything you have wanted is on the other side of your comfort zone.” Over the last two days I’ve interviewed new staff for both my Manchester and St. Helens studio. Mad you may think to be expanding in such times of uncertainty; this is the thing, everyone wants to show up when everything is going [...]

I am excited despite the doom and gloom of MSM

You see I can focus on the article I received this morning on gyms and exercise facilities being down on numbers or closing altogether OR I can focus on the amazing opportunity I have to deliver even more outstanding services and find opportunities in adversity Things always happen FOR me and NEVER too me But [...]

‘Stop complaining and moaning’ – said you.

So…you’ve found yourself around someone whining, complaining, bitching and moaning and…it’s annoying, right? Usually a relation, friend or work colleague. So you want to know what to do about it, how to handle what they are doing, but perhaps in a way that’s kind. There will always be 99 problems? GET USED TO IT. Human [...]

By |2022-01-10T16:47:56+00:00December 8th, 2021|life, sadness, stress, thinking, Thoughts|0 Comments

It was great to be back at Garuda

I mentioned it in Thursdays newsletter about ‘what people MIGHT think’ That I was back at Garuda Pilates studio for the first time in what felt like forever Was great to be back on those amazing machines of James de Silva By the end? I was actually quite breathless, but in a good way Like,… lactic [...]

Don’t give up

I’m pretty EXCITED… Over the past few weeks I have HEADED BACK to parkrun for the FIRST TIME in 18 MONTHS See this “Covid 19” thing has prevented me from RETURNING EARLIER. I have had to PUT the teaching hours to get the clients back And man, I’ve REALLY MISSED running on Saturday mornings, socialising [...]

By |2021-12-05T20:05:59+00:00December 5th, 2021|accepting change, anger, anxiety, life, love, mind, pain, sadness, stress|0 Comments

Black Friday/Cyber Monday home truths

So here it is, If you've spent the past 24 hours 'wondering' if I'll be offering any kind of discount on my famous ‘apparatus' sessions, then I'm going to tell you now, that I wont be. Harsh? Perhaps but here's the thing.... whilst everyone else is offering discounts I have absolutely NO intention of doing [...]

Don’t give up on your body

So this is my 30 plus years’ experience of teaching in the movement industry. I worked for years waiting on tables and doing bar work in nightclubs. I worked the beauty counter for Dior selling male and female fragrance every Christmas as a student. I've also managed yoga and pilates studios for years, selling everything from [...]

By |2021-11-25T13:03:05+00:00November 25th, 2021|anger, anxiety, back pain, life, love, pain, sadness, stress, transformation|0 Comments

The strongest trees grow in the strongest winds

If you want to make progress in life you need to change your perception and reaction. Everything happens for me to improve my growth and contribution or everything happens to me (victim archetype). If you want your family and friends to change, you need to change yourself first. We are always progressing through pain and [...]

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