Monthly Archives: July 2014

Yoga Festival Brighton

I am going to the Brighton Yoga Festival being held at St George’s Church in Kemp Town.

Really think this is an amazing idea and the fact that it’s free is even better!

I’ve booked myself onto two classes and I am seriously excited to be going!

I am once again giving Yoga a go! As you will know, I really do struggle with it and I hope that by going to a class held by a “proper professional” i.e. not someone in my gym who teaches multiple classes, that I will “get it” and fall in love.

And obviously I hope it goes some way to fixing my broken baby maker!

http://www.brightonyogafestival.org/

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7 days of mindfulness

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I have completed 7 days of mindfulness practice according to my Daily Mindfulness app.

Does anyone else practice mindfulness? What is your experience of it? What are the best bits?

Daily Mindfulness

So here I am on a holiday I am not particularly enjoying, but that has given me a tonne of extra time to spend on various things, one of them is a daily mindfulness practice.

I’ve downloaded an app called “Mindfulness Daily”. Great app, sets reminders to practice through the day and also talks you through different practices e.g. Focusing on breath or an object.

I originally wanted to try out mindfulness as a way of coping with stress and slowing down, as my life is so incredibly hectic and I have a constant “babble” in my head.

I’ve been doing the mindfulness app 3 times a day as prompted. I really like the way it gets you to pause and does go quite some way to quieting a busy mind.

But I don’t feel it’s made any effect on my stress levels. The more I do the app the more I wonder to myself, am I missing the point?!

Mindfulness and meditation – I wish I “got” it but I do struggle to see the point, although I try really, really hard!

I will persevere. I’m hoping it will suddenly “click”. I need more stress busting tips! How do other people deal with stress?

I love ….. Coffee with baileys!

I am currently on the holiday I promised I would take once my ivf journey finished. My hubby and I haven’t had a holiday since our honeymoon which was the same year I was told that my only option for having a child would be adoption or donor eggs.

Well things didn’t quite turn out like that and I’ve had 4 rounds of ivf, 1 of which produced my miracle son and I’ve also had 2 miscarriages.

I promised myself that life could no longer be in limbo and it was time to move on.

So here I am, in Spain, on my holibobs. Bitter sweet really as I’d rather have a baby then a holiday. And I’m not enjoying this holiday all that much either if I’m honest.

But I am a little in love and obsessed with this! Coffee and a shot of baileys!! Beautiful.

Every cloud, eh?!

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