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Speaking the right love language

Speaking the right love language

Posted October 17, 2016

Speaking the right love language is saving my marriage Ok, so that’s a bit dramatic. We aren’t even close to splitting up, but let’s just say this; if we had let things continue as they were, it would’ve eventually become a slippery slide ride into splitsville. Sleep deprivation. Busy lives. Work pressures. Zero alone time. That is not a good recipe for a happy marriage. And that was a hard fact to face up to considering we’ve always had an effortless, cruisy and love-filled relationship. It’s confusing you know, becoming parents you experience the MOST divine love ever. Filling up on the ecstasy that together we created and birthed a beautiful little being. OUR LOVE DID THAT. Yet, that very same experience is what creates distance. Not by choice, no way. But survival mode kicks in. Things to do. Stuff to create. Responsibilities we never had before. Adjusting to so much change. So after a few weeks of constant niggling, and whinging and more ‘disconnecting’ from each other than I could bare without bursting into tears I said enough. Time for change. One night over dinner I pulled out Gary Chapman’s ‘The Five Love Languages’. A book I’d read and adored years ago. Chris and I had taken the test inside to find out what each other’s main ‘love language was’. I decided we need to revisit that and make a conscious effort to start speaking each other’s language. == So much had changed. What used to be my ‘language’ was no more. The same for him. We’d evolved and our needs had too. He desired more quality time and I needed words of ‘affirmation’ (something I’d never needed before). He wanted more one-on-one time with me to laugh and talk. I needed to hear compassionate words of love and support, and even encouragement. ++ Overnight things have changed. We are so aware. Conscious. Engaged. Reconnected. We even went on a date. Woah. We have both placed each other front and centre. Such a small shift, such a huge impact. == So here I am re-inspired. Falling in love again. Feeling empowered that I can make a positive impact and take inspired action for more LOVE, CONNECTION and JOY. Maybe this will inspire you to reach for the same? love + light Claire Read more

LIVE WEBINAR: How to be a conscious mama

LIVE WEBINAR: How to be a conscious mama

Posted October 10, 2016

LIVE WEBINAR: How to be a conscious mama I’m not sure if you’ve heard, but coming in a matter of weeks if the launch of my NEW online meditation membership site for mamas. Yep, I’m stupidly excited to say the least. I have literally been tinkering away on this passion project for over a year. In celebration of the big day I’m having LOADS of fun doing special things for you, divine mama. Over on my facebook page I just started hosting FB LIVE sessions where I share personal stories, tips, ideas and more on motherhood. Check out last week’s session below. You’ll discover: 10 things I’ve learned as a mama Find out the name of my new meditation offering for mamas Hear about the exciting offers available. Don’t worry, there are MORE Facebook Live sessions coming soon; This Thursday the 13th at 12pm ADST (Sydney, Australia) I’ll be live again talking about the biggest mistake I’ve made a mama. ++ Live Webinar -19th October, 8pm ADST (Sydney, Australia) And to keep the celebrations going I’ve got something super special and exciting me you. Myself and the incredible Amy Taylor Kabbaz of Happy Mama are teaming up to JAM live on a very powerful topic: Conscious Parenting. It’s a topic that I believe ALL parents need to dive into at some point because I have witnessed what a difference it makes to the happiness for all (mama, papa and bub!) Check out the invitation below and REGISTER TO SECURE YOUR PLACE HERE ** There will be a recording for those who register, but LIVE is so much more fun – we can answer your Qs and jam together. ++ I can’t wait to share this with you and to jam with the incredible Amy Taylor Kabbaz. This women is such an inspiring mama and I know that everything we dive into will be juicy and insightful – full of wisdom, love and inspiration. Hope to see you there! love + light, Claire x Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Read more

Structure = living on purpose

Structure = living on purpose

Posted October 04, 2016

Structure = living on purpose Last night my husband came home from a workshop his company sent him too. It was all about becoming an ‘Emotional Leader’… I knew he was going to love it and I also knew he’d come home with ‘fresh’ ideas. He came home fired up and ready to do so many of the things I’ve been sharing to my clients, my tribe and to him for years! Meditation, mindfulness, self exploration and development, movement, learning, reflection. Despite my daily preaching, sharing and soapbox standing, the penny hasn’t dropped until now. And that is totally OK… Sometimes we just have to hear from another voice to ‘get it’. It’s not that he doesn’t believe in the power of meditation, or a healthy lifestyle or even in self-development. He does. He’s witnessed the changes in me over the last decade. But he needed to hear it from someone else, in a different voice with a different perspective and perhaps presented in a way that applied to him… His goals, his desires, his motivations.  So here we are. We are now sitting down together to map out, as a team, our ‘ideal weekly planner’. Check out this video blog I created to explain what the ideal weekly planner is and why we all need to do one. We are first going to nut out what we want to work on, or re-dedicate too. He wants to introduce meditation, I want read more books again. We both want conscious movement in our schedule, exercising together. I want more reflection/journaling time. He wants to watch more educational documentaries. Juggling this around my two businesses, a toddler, his full time job and LIFE stuff is a challenge. Hence the need for a structure, a planner of sorts to keep us on the forward trajectory and to make it happen. This doesn’t mean constriction or restriction.  This is not about losing spontaneity  This will not stop us from follow our feelings This is not to be heavy or tight or limiting. Through structure and discipline we will find the lightness, the learning, the passion, the inspiration and the joy we are craving in our life. We will cultivate a way of BEING in our lives, consciously, deliberately and on purpose. And oh my I am excited by this – to partner up with someone (not to mention that someone is the love of my life) and to set clear, soulful goals to nurture a beautiful, vibrant and engaged life. I know we will dive into this inspired structure with inspired action AND compassion. Compassion for the days when we are wiped out, and sleep is calling. Or when our ‘plans’ don’t quite come together. Structure HAS to be flexible, otherwise that’s when the rigidity – the rigor mortis – sets in. ++ So here are some mini take-aways for you: 1) Whenever the message and however the message sinks in for you (or someone else) that is ok. It’s DIVINE timing. Trust it. 2) Utilise structure to create the life you want. Be deliberate, on point, focused. Choose consciously what you want to do/feel/be. 3) Let your structure be malleable and a little stretchy, not rigid and restrictive. 4) Partner up with someone – your bestie, your lover, your mama. Collaboration makes everything sweeter, more exciting and do-able! Here’s to a structured life, on purpose. Love and light, Claire x Read more

taking care of business + free stuff for you

taking care of business + free stuff for you

Posted September 12, 2016

taking care of business + free stuff for you I recently read a summary of the theme for this September 2016 over on Mystic Mamma. To be honest I can’t quite remember all of it, except one key theme stood out and is on repeat in my mind… “It’s time to take care of business”… Those words felt like the gentle slap I needed to get out of the little pocket of lethargy I was in. The lethal cocktail of sleep deprivation, no time during the day to myself (that’s what happens when a teething toddler refuses to sleep without you) and winter vibes saw me hanging out in no-motivation land. But those words… BOOM. The words (and the change of season and energy) were just the right ones to knock me back into action. Time to take care of business at home – I’m cleansing and clearing the home. Cleaning windows, washing everything, flushing out the winter and dusting out the old. De-cluttering and creating space. FOR YOU: Work through each room of your home and commit to clearing out 10 things. They might be scraps of paper, or bags of clothes! ::: Taking care of business in business – I’m not dancing around my goals anymore. Full throttle towards them (with respect for the natural ebb and flow of action and rest). I’m ready to build, grow, expand. (P.s If you want to know more about the team I am building shoot me back an email! hello(at)thewellnessproject.net.au) FOR YOU:Get your free copy of my ‘Declare Your Dreams’ worksheet here. ::: Taking care of business in my body – I want to feel vital and light. Strong and toned. Sexy even. So I’m diving into The BODY LOVE Spring Challenge from Barre Body. I highly recommend you check it out and join me – it starts in mid October. We are talking dedicated barre classes, wellness overhaul and hitting refresh on our mindset and belief systems. I’m also focusing on detoxing through lots of twisting postures in yoga. I’m reviewing my diet through a 7-day food diary simply to see what I can change, improve or delete! FOR YOU:Download your own copy of my ‘Foodie Must-haves’ list. A great guide to eating clean. ::: Taking care of business in wellness – The superfood supplement that I’m so blessed to have in my life will still be leading the way. This beautiful triage of potent, nature-based supplements (all-natural, GMO-free) has literally supported me mentally, physically and emotionally over the last 7 months. I count my blessings everyday that I found this! This month I’m ensuring that this is part of my daily routine and I’m also dedicating myself to sharing it far and wide. It’s that good. I mean, seriously, if you could try something that could make you feel the best you have ever felt – gave you more energy, better sleep and over all feeling of better health – with a 100% money back guarantee would you try it? I would. I did. It changed everything. ***Get more info here.*** FOR YOU: Hit me back an email if you want more info on this supplement… I don’t share just any old thing my loves. This is beautifully supportive and I want you to experience it too.  ::: Taking care of business in mind and spirit – By now you know how big a fan I am of meditation. Well with the arrival of spring I’m focusing on chakra cleansing and mantra meditation in particular. Chakra cleansing, to me, is the spiritual equivalent of a detoxifying diet. And mantra meditation, for me at least, creates a light more ‘higher’ energy. I want to ride the waves of lightness, the ‘uplift’ that spring calls in. FOR YOU: This Wednesday 14th September at AEST 8PM I’ll be hosting my next FB Live Meditation session. Please request access to THIS PRIVATE GROUP and join me for a delicious mid-week session. :::::::::::: So September is here. It’s time to take care of business. This is what is so special about this season – the chance to refresh, clear, realign, detox. All before the end of the year – clearing the way so you can see the pathway forward before 2016 comes to a close. How are you going to take care of business? Love and light, Claire x P.s My new meditation offering for MAMAS is coming soon. I just did a photo-shoot on the weekend for it. It’s starting to feel real and imminent! Read more

Life is infinitely better when you don’t go it alone

Life is infinitely better when you don’t go it alone

Posted August 02, 2016

You are part of the spiderweb of life. You don’t have to go it alone. “We’re connected, as women. It’s like a spiderweb. If one part of that web vibrates, if there’s trouble, we all know it, but most of the time we’re just too scared, or selfish, or insecure to help. But if we don’t help each other, who will?” ― Sarah Addison Allen, The Peach Keeper I’m still buzzing from what has just unfolded in my life. I’m still in awe of the spirit, the power and the sheer love I’ve witnessed from the women in my life. Just this weekend gone we hit the end of month in my side-hustle business (I’ve mentioned it a few times Here and Here!) End of month always brings a fervor of energy and adrenaline as many of us close in on our personal goals. It’s high-vibing sort of stuff as we hustle with heart and say YES to what we truly desire – for ourselves, our business, our team and for those we are serving. For two days I dove heart first into this energy. And the success achieved, the goals kicked, the results created within our team has blown my mind. I witnessed women totally OWN their dreams and go after them with tenacity and drive yet with so much authentic feminine flow woven through it all! We are talking reaching for the stars in a BIG way. So why am I telling you this? Every time one of these women reached for her own goals, focused on her destination and dug her heels in until she got there she was doing the same for someone else. She couldn’t NOT propel someone else forward without doing the same for her fellow girl-bosses. I was receiving texts from fellow team members to the tune of; “Claire, babe, we are getting you over the line this month. You are going to hit your goal this month. We are making this happen for you”… Why? Why would these incredible women who are already so busy with their own lives, children, businesses (and so on) go to such great lengths to help someone else? Because this is what we do, this is what is woven in women – into sisterhood. We link arms. We hold space for each other. We motivate and inspire. We propel each other forward. We fill in the gaps. We pick up the pieces. And when we are given the right framework and encouragement to do so, my god does it happen. I’ve come to now know that when you finally accept that your success in life will be better and further propelled when you are working with your leading ladies (or gents)(instead of against or blind to them, teaming up with them in some way, then you will see how beautifully, effortlessly your life unfolds. It’s like magic. Nothing short of a miracle. All done with grace and feminine power. AND love. And it goes one step further. This week (and every week for months it seems) has been exceptionally trying on the motherhood front. But my ladies, my fellow mama-bosses and sisters have stepped in. They’ve told me they are going to take the reigns and help me drive the ship of my ever-growing business and team so that I can breathe a little. How’s that for teamwork? Pretty freaking exceptional if you ask me. There is no trace of fear or selfishness or insecurity getting in the way of offering much needed help. Graciously and gratefully received. Thank you. ++ So, today I come to you not to talk shop. No… I simply come to you with this golden nugget; We are all connected. A web of energy. We can’t deny it – this interconnected-ness is WHO we are. Even if you don’t want to be, we are part of each other. It’s only right that we work together – be it in business, raising our children, helping our neighbours, supporting our friends in need, picking up the pieces. It’s the only way – we should collaborate, link arms and hustle through this life, together! We will get further, create more, achieve success, reach our dreams, cope better, enjoy life a bucket load more. Find your sisters. Find your tribe, your people. Connect. Offer YOU in some way. Lift each other up. Propel each other forward. Inspire and motivate others through your own unique skills (just be you, yeah). And remember this, LIFE in every element, will be infinitely better when you realise you don’t have to go if alone! Love and light, Claire x P.S Check out the below. Last chance to get The Freedom Project ecourse on sale before it closes down!! You can dive into The Freedom Project at a heavily reduced sale price of $99 – saving you $126. The Freedom Project is my 9 week eCourse designed to help you journey through the art of Surrender, Letting Go of Control and Ego Games to find the mental and emotional freedom you desire. This incredible course has served hundreds of women, but the time has come for this course to close down to make way for new and exciting offerings – all of which I am working away on right now! The Freedom Project won’t be lost forever, I know the golden nuggets of insight and information will find a way out into the world in a new way, but for now it’s time to put it to bed. Until early August The Freedom Project will remain OPEN + ready to take you on the most incredible journey. Check it out HERE before the chance to experience this incredible course is gone! Save Save Read more

When inspiration doesn’t show up

When inspiration doesn’t show up

Posted June 22, 2016

I’m sitting here with the best of intentions – to write you a blog post this week that will serve you in some way. I want to always authentically share with you my own personal journey through life, as it unfolds, and the lessons I garner from it all. But today, I’m sorry to say, inspiration has not shown up. I don’t have anything to offer today. It’s ok, I understand if you want to stop reading here… Maybe inspiration has ditched me because I’m a little brain dead – I was awake for hours last night soothing my little one. Or maybe it’s the full moon (apologies beautiful luna, I do blame you for a lot!)… Or maybe, inspiration just isn’t playing ball for no particular reason, just because. So this is how it plays out in my mind. My ever faithful, slightly bossy, definitely controlling left brain kicks in and says;  “Think Claire, think! Surely you’ve got something to share. Surely there is a juicy blog post idea saved in your evernote! You can’t deliver NOTHING!” And for a few moments I am completely sucked into this energy of force and control. Why? Because I don’t want to let you down. And because producing something might make me feel like I’ve accomplished something (other than managing countless number of tantrums and successfully getting out of the house without egg on my face, literally… #mumlife). Or maybe I buy into that left-brain, masculine energy of ACTION because I want to feel worthy, good enough. Here’s the shift though. The more I connect to that energy the more I start to feel… closed. Contracted. Wound up. Tension builds when I’m trying to force something that is not in flow… When I push against what I’m intuitively feeling then it starts to feel abrasive. Sandpaper grazes against a brick wall. Thankfully, gratefully, I’ve made it one of my life lessons to pay attention to the way something FEELS and move forward from there. So this is where I’m at… I’ve felt that abrasion. I’ve also felt the disappointment too that I’m not feeling ‘inspired’ to share something of value. I’m in a state of awareness. Here I move into experimentation mode. I ask myself; What would it feel like if I tuned into the energy, the feelings, the undercurrent beneath this ‘lack of inspiration’… let’s just try that on for size. So I do. I feel into that ‘lack’. I feel into what is hiding beneath the uninspired me and I can see it’s nothing to be frustrated with, or annoyed at. It’s just different. And it needs to be honoured. It’s but a moment in time that will flow on by if I allow it to be here now. With that, I embrace what I’m feeling. I accept that there is ‘no inspiration’ and I’m feeling almost empty inside, void of creativity. But I open to it… and I even start to like it. This space of ‘nothingness…’ And guess what happens? I write something, THIS particular something that you’re reading right now, actually. And as I read over it I realise that it’s these words, precisely, that I needed to write and share with you. This is how I’m supposed to serve you today. By allowing myself to be ok when inspiration doesn’t show up, and to let go of the need to force and make it happen the result is an open sharing to you. In turn that becomes an open invitation to you to be not only be OK with but to fully embrace those days when inspiration (or joy, creativity, love, action, focus, motivation) doesn’t show up for you. When we accept what is, we create spaciousness around the very thing that feels contracted, closed-off and shut off from ourselves. It’s in the space that we invite flow back in and end up washing away whatever is standing in the way. Love + light, Claire Read more

Choose compassion in the face of anger

Choose compassion in the face of anger

Posted June 15, 2016

You know those moments when you are being supremely tested  – something or someone is pushing and prodding at you. Bringing up all the feelings, reactions and negativity that you don’t want to experience. Your frustration is at an all time high. Perhaps someone is being out-right rude to you. You might be having an irrational argument with someone who just won’t let up. Your buttons are being pushed (over and over) Or maybe (like I am of late) you are being tested by your spirited, seriously demanding and determined toddler with full-blown tantrums and resistance at every turn. ++ In those moments a version of me I prefer not to give too much attention to comes out (although I totally respect and appreciate that I have a shadow side and that I have to face up to all sides of my coin). I’m quick to lose my cool. I want to stamp my feet. Roar loudly. My ego wants to take control of the situation or the person. It wants to dominate and command attention with it’s angry words. It wants to put-out the circumstance with its fire. I feel compelled to REACT instead of respond. I switch into a mode of being that is not constructive nor is it conscious. At times this response can start to boil up within me – it threatens to erupt. Gratefully it doesn’t happen often, but it happens just enough for me to see it. This especially happens when Soleil has a meltdown. Her frustration at being removed from something dangerous, her inability to communicate what she wants to do, or her annoyance that I’ve stopped the flow of a particularly interesting adventure she is on can all lead to an all out struggle. However, it’s not just these moments with Soleil that really test me with an uncontrollable urge to (over) react, lash out and snap back. The desire to SHUT down those testing moments with anger, fear-based tactics, raised voices and force has showed up in arguments with my husband and family members. This might come as a surprise to you as I know many of you have emailed and commented that I am ‘so calm and gentle’ or that ‘I have my shit together’… But let me just say this; I am a beautifully flawed human. I am so in love with self-reflection and inner work BECAUSE I’m flawed. There is nothing perfect about this humble little human. Thank god for that – otherwise what growth and expansion is left to do? It’s not that I am a walking, raging ball of anger… quite the opposite, but I am being truthful that there are ugly moments when I am seriously tested. What I can say is this… I make a conscious effort to get up close and personal with my shadow. I want to know my flaws  – which I see as signposts guiding me towards a more wise, light-filled, conscious being. Without peering under and pulling apart too many layers I like to ‘understand’ where that little wound was first inflicted. And with this case – reacting in the heat of the moment – I know I’ve simply appropriated the unnecessary, narrow-minded, flash anger that runs through my family. Coming from a Middle-Eastern family, it shouldn’t be a surprise that ‘passion’ is threaded in my DNA. So, why am I sharing all of this with you? Since becoming a mama I now cannot look away from this any longer. I have spent years fine-tuning my ability to stay present, to respond instead of react and to manage my frustration and anger so I can move through challenges. So much so that my family calls me the ‘peace maker’. But life is about continual growth and up-leveling. We never find perfection, just a chance to refine the way we be, do, think. Motherhood has shown where the cracks live – haphazardly sealed with spiritual glue. Motherhood has tested my peaceful, calm and present attitude and asked me to up-level again. To refine… The frustration strikes when I’m trying to push a heavy pram, with an 11kg baby up a steep hill who is screaming, whinging, trying to climb out and throwing everything out of the pram at the same time. Or the sheer exhaustion muddled with a sense of futility when she flat out refuses to get into her car seat, after 20 minutes of negotiation. My only option left is to yell to get her attention. Or the exasperation and irritation in those moments when she’s desperately trying to communicate something and I’m just not getting it. She hits me. I feel anger. Meltdown of epic proportions. This is where compassion comes into play I know that the first step in healing my shadows is AWARENESS. To notice where my ego flares up. To pause and breathe. To take a moment to come back into presence. To breathe again. And to remember that the energy I put out will be reflected back to me. I choose to soften. And then I choose compassion. Instead of reacting from frustration and raising my voice. Or snapping, lashing out and breathing fire through my nostrils. I choose compassion. I choose to go gently, softly. Why? Why in those moments when I’m being pushed, and tested do I choose compassion. Why do I go the complete opposite route to what my human (ego) instincts push me to do? I choose compassion because it is in this moment that the very person that is pushing my buttons needs MORE love than they may seem to deserve. I choose compassion because I do not own or control this person. I choose compassion because anger and fear breeds more anger and fear. I choose compassion because I don’t have the right to bully anyone into submission, into ‘my way’. I choose compassion because I need love to hold me and guide me the right way. It’s in these moments that we must look beneath the […] Read more

Your intention holds all the power

Your intention holds all the power

Posted May 17, 2016

Let me take you back to last Saturday night. I’m in my daughter’s room, on her daybed. She’s wrapped around me in a big bear hug. She’s unwell. I found her in her cot surrounded by more vomit than seems possible for a little person. She was calm, she was safe, but she clearly wasn’t well. By this point she had thrown up another three times and I’d spent an hour laying down with her, attempting to sooth her back to sleep. But sleep just wasn’t happening. I remember lying there in the dark, Deva Premal playing in the background and I thought to myself; “How can I help her to heal. How can I ease her discomfort and guide her back to the restful sleep she clearly needs”… And a thought – which is how it always how my intuition shows up for me – landed in my mind. It said; “Claire, use your hands”. Everything clicked. Reiki. Channeling divine source energy. Shifting the blocks. Be the conduit for healing. ++ Reiki, prayer, healing. Many years ago when I was deep in my personal journey of self exploration, self healing and spirituality I studied Reiki – level 1 and 2 (amongst many other things). I received Reiki healings on a regular basis and even through my pregnancy. But, as motherhood always does, some things are pushed to the side and forgotten. Not for lack of desire or appreciation but simply because nappies, tummy time, solids and so on take centre stage. So as I held my little Koala Bear and listened to her heavy breathing I close my eyes, opened my palms to the sky and said the prayer I always say when I’m calling on the divine. I ask for our angels and guides to be in the room. I ask to be opened up and ready to receive divine healing white and golden light to cleanse and purify. I visualise my crown chakra opening and the light pouring in through the heavens and down into my energy body. I tune into the gentle vibration and hum that starts to buzz through my body and tingle through my finger tips. I call on the Divine Mother (and all mamas past, present and future) to use me as her instrument to heal Soleil. To bring her peace and to support her through this time. And finally I ask for my wisdom and my intuition to be on point and clear so I may know exactly what to do as I begin to heal her. ++ And then I begin. I hold my hands a few inches from her body and tune in, vibrationally to her energy field. I follow the vibrations, the movement of energy and I try to feel into and sense the blocks. I soon tapped into waves of energy around her belly that felt quite powerful. I didn’t know what or how to work with it, so I just did the first thing that came through, and that was to almost grasp hold of this energy and cradle it in my palms as I slowly eased it, dragged it and shifted it up, through her, over her shoulders and out of her. I worked this way for 10 minutes and I noticed her breathing soften. Her weight became heavier. Her tense little body relaxed. Sleep soon came and her illness seemed to pass. Healing with intention Now, this post is not really meant to be an advertisement for Reiki. Although, truly I do think it is something that everyone should at least experience, if not learn for themselves. However, what I really wanted to share with you was the conversation I had with my husband the next day. Chris asked me how I calmed her down, put her to sleep and essentially stopped the vomiting. Humbly, I said, it wasn’t me, but I called on Divine Source to help. I explained our little Reiki session. My husband then said, “That’s why you’re amazing babe. I can’t do that for Soleil. It’s so great that you know how to”. And as much as I’d like to receive that compliment and pat myself on the back I don’t quite see it that way. I shared with my husband that I truly believe that anyone, with the right intention and with the willingness to facilitate healing, love, support – whatever it may be that someone needs – can do what I did and can do even more. Even if my husband never learns Reiki, officially and perhaps never ‘feels’ the vibration and shifting energy like I described, if he was to set a clear intention from the heart – which is essentially calling on LOVE – to help him heal Soleil (or anyone else) I know he can do. Why? Because it’s the intention that holds the power. THE BIG WHY behind what you are doing.  When we tap into a true desire especially one that ultimately is about helping another from a purely altruistic place, that intention is loaded with high vibrational energy and love. The greatest, strongest most powerful energy we can ever harness is LOVE. ++ So the point I’m trying to share here is this. Your intention matters. It matters when you are listening to your friend share her broken heart. It matters when you are about to embark on a new adventure. It matters when you are vision boarding and manifesting your deepest desires. It matters when you don’t know how to help someone, but you have to. You are all they have in that moment. The love infused into your intention, that bursts forth from your heart, is literally the only tool you need to facilitate health, change, growth, manifestation, support. Why your why matters Let me show this to you from a different angle. In my business – both as a Life + Wellness Coach and as Mentor to my Kyani team (see this post if you want to know more about […] Read more

Mini Mindful Moments for your monkey mind

Mini Mindful Moments for your monkey mind

Posted May 07, 2016

Experiment with these Three Mini Mindful Moments Have you noticed how many thoughts you can have at any given time? Sometimes I’m blown away by my minds ability to layer thought, on top of thought. I could be thinking of Soleil, and what to make her for dinner. Simultaneously I’m considering my next client coaching session, whilst reminding myself to book my new biz launch calls into my diary. And truthfully, I’m certain there are many more layers than this. So it’s easy to see why being present and mindful is such a challenge. Our minds are powerhouses of energy, processes, thoughts. Our minds are divine and incomprehensibly talented super computers. It often feels futile to even attempt to out-smart it and find mental stillness and clarity. But we must. We must try to find that soft state of presence. We must, as often as possible – and even if it’s a fleeting millisecond moment – find a moment of peace within the mental chatter. Why? Because those pockets of peace and quiet are a direct line to our inner truth. Our higher voice resides in those gaps between our thoughts. And in there we have access to our highest potential, a well-pool of creativity (hence why, just as your falling asleep you can have some of those sparky, bright ideas!), a pathway to our intuition. Those still points in the spinning whirlpool of our minds tap us into our soul-voice.  ++ Mindfulness is at the core of many spiritually focused practise. The crux of buddhism, and a commonly shared anti-dote to the monkey mind. But how can we bring mindfulness into our everyday? Today I want to share with you 3 MINI MINDFUL MOMENTS within short increments of time where you can invite mindfulness into your life and experiment playfully in that space of stillness. Try these and comment below, letting me your experience with you. Or better still, share some of your own tried and tested ways to practice mindfulness. 5 MINI MINDFUL MOMENTS 1) 5 Minutes: Brush your teeth + wash your face At the end of the day as you stand at your wash basin ready to brush your teeth and wash your face can you make a conscious choice to clear your mind and bring FULL attention to the task at hand. Squeezing the toothpaste onto your toothbrush. Carefully and with focus brush your teeth. Focus on the sensation, the texture, the temperature. Do the same as your rinse your mouth and move onto wash your face. Whatever is part of your ‘regime’ pay as much attention to each tiny element and detail. As your mind wonders bring yourself back to the present and feel into each moment again. 3) 15 MINUTES: Eat a meal When you sit down to eat your meal choose to silence your phone and put away all electronic devises. If you can, choose to eat alone. Here, bring full attention to your meal. Before you take the first mouthful gaze upon your meal. Look at the colours. Note the shapes and textures. What do you smell? How do you feel as you prepare to eat. Then begin to eat. One mouthful at a time, fork and spoon down between each mouthful. Chew slowly. Deliberately. Notice with your FULL body the tastes, textures, aromas. Pay attention to the environment you are in. Notice your posture as you eat and how your body responds. Slow down between each mouthful. PAUSE. Eat as if there was no time. Eat as if this was your last meal. 3) 30 MINUTES: Go for a walk Again, alone if you can. Head out for a walk. No phone, no music. Just you, the fresh air, sunshine. Be in mother nature… head to a park, or to the water’s edge. Wherever you can that connects you to the divine mother. Walk slowly. Carefully. Zone your attention into what you hear first – close by and then further afield Slowly move your attention to your body. Your feet, take one step at a time. The way your arms gently swap. Breathe. Deeply. Where do you feel that breath in your body? How does the air feel as it fills your lungs? How do you feel as you walk, consciously? Notice your surroundings. Are there animals? Birds? Children playing? Try not to follow thought patterns and create stories, but notice something and move on. Note and move on. ++ Mindfulness is a powerful tool that, when practised within your daily life, will invite in a deeper sense of presence, calm and inner stillness. If you don’t always have the time to sit down and do a dedicated, seated meditation learning to invite in moments of mindfulness will transform you from being captive to your mind and inner chatter, to being empowered to choose what you wish to think and when. Your mind doesn’t have to rule you. In fact, your are in charge and can run the show. Here’s to a day ahead of presence and peace. Love + light, Claire x Read more


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