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My journey to become an eco-friendly mum and human

I maybe a bit late to the “eco-friendly” and “zero waste” parties, but what counts is that I have arrived.  Like thousands of people, we got to grips with our different coloured recycling bins and started composting a few years ago. We decided to have some rescue hens...

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Psychologies Magazine Life Leap Retreat April 2019

Not long to go now until the Psychologies Magazine retreat on 26-28th April at High Trenhouse, Malham, North Yorkshire.  I will be teaching early morning Qi gong and meditation classes both days.  So what is Qi Gong? Originating from traditional Chinese medicine, Qi...

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Closing the year with kindness

Closing the year with Kindness The last six months of 2018 have been filled with challenges, sadness, perspective and remarkable kindness. I thought it would be a good time of year to write about kindness and perspective in our consumer driven world. Our daughter was...

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Psychologies Life Leap North Weekend

As ambassadors for Psychologies magazine, a colleague and I decided to launch Life Leap North which is a private weekend event open to fellow ambassadors and subscribers of the magazine's Life Leap club. The event is being held at High Trenhouse, Malham Moor, Settle,...

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Book Launch Party – Sunday 27th January 2019

After a year in the making, 'The Gateway - A journey to re-claim your power from stress and anxiety' is my new book which looks at issues such as stress, anxiety, panic, depression, PMS and fatigue with solutions, positive exercises and techniques to try, other...

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Gail Donnan on BBC Look North

In 2016, BBC Look North filmed Gail whilst she was running mindfulness and meditation clubs in 5 local schools. You can watch the video here... https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=807886066025295&id=585217774958793

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Are you up for the 31 Days Well-being Challenge?

Are you up for a well-being challenge? I was contacted recently by Saint Michael's Hospice in Harrogate, North Yorkshire to see if my company wanted to be involved in a business challenge to raise as much money for the hospice as possible during the month of October. ...

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Our own Mindfulness Retreat in Yorkshire

This recent August Bank Holiday, our little family packed a bag each and set off across the Yorkshire Dales to stay for two nights in a cosy lodge in Burniston (5 miles from Scarborough). My husband and I are both self employed and I find it hard to stick to office...

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Sixteen ladies, five children and a dog

A heart warming tale of the power of human connection May 15, 2018 At 47 I have found something that is not only liberating but something that has allowed me to feel much more free than I have in a long time. I have a body that was built for...

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Bedtime – love it or loathe it?

Improving sleep Mar 17, 2018 Sleep – it’s a talking point right?  In my work I see a lot of people who have trouble sleeping.  They don’t come to see me because they can’t sleep; sleep deprivation or poor sleep quality seems to be a side effect...

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How to fall in love with your body again

A candid, funny, 9 week running challenge diary from a 47 year old plus size lady. Feb 24, 2018 Last year I fell down some steps out of my front door.  I was carrying a large box, I was running late, rushing to a school club I was running at...

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Street Wisdom

Powerful free global Mindfulness Project Feb 06, 2018 How do you think you would get on practising Mindfulness in a busy market place? Most people (not all) think that  Mindfulness means to sit in the lotus position in peaceful surroundings. ...

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Living and thriving with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Inspiration for Polycstic Ovary Syndrome sufferers Jan 22, 2018 I was in my late twenties when a fertility consultant broke the news to me that I had Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and that it was affecting my chances of conceiving.  It was the...

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Trusting your journey

A candid look at setbacks and how they helped me build a successful well-being company and training school. Jan 13, 2018 How much do you trust the Universe? After a few years of "resisting" difficult times in my career, I have now learnt to...

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Processing Grief with Mindfulness

A personal journey in studying Mindfulness and how it helped process my grief. Dec 29, 2017 Over six years ago my close friend who was terminally ill called me.  At the time I was making a bag for her to carry her morphine drip in. The...

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Upcoming Events

Wellness Retreats

6-8th September at High Trenhouse, Malhan Tarn, North Yorkshire


  • Arrival Friday from 5pm
  • Wellness and art workshops
  • Qigong and energy balance classes
  • Walking
  • Yoga
  • Outdoor meditation
  • Sauna
  • Upgrade with treatments (please enquire)
  • All food and refreshments included
  • Departure Sunday 24 March 4.30pm