What Is Being Present/In The Moment

Einstein said “I never think of the future, it comes soon enough.” Tolstoy said “Now is the most important time because it is the only time that we have any power.”
When you’re present, your head is no longer full of past or future scenarios, you’re here, focused toward the person you’re interacting with or on the task you’re doing. You can ‘tune out’ distractions from your surroundings. When you’re present, you spend less time analysing and labelling things, people, situations … you learn to appreciate your world more and you become less judgemental.
Staying present can be a bit tough … so remember not to be too hard on yourself if you find you slip back to reflecting on past or future scenarios. Aim for consistency rather than perfection – over time, slipping back into old habits will lessen …


New Training / Healing Treatment

I am pleased to say I have recently completed four days training to become a Holy Fire III (R) Karuna Reiki (R) Master.  Holy Fire energy is more refined and comes from a higher level of consciousness.  It’s both powerful and gentle and provides purification, healing, empowerment and guidance.  It was introduced in 2014 by William Rand of the International Centre for Reiki Training (ICRT).  Training clearly identified a deep respect is held for the Usui Reiki system and symbols which was quite important to me.

I’m currently offering face to face and distance Holy Fire healing sessions – my intention being to teach Holy Fire III (R) Karuna Reiki (R) (on line and face to face) in the future.

Singing to Boost Your Mood

Kindness to self is especially important at this challenging time in our lives, when it can be difficult to stay buoyant and manage our moods. I’ve found singing can be a good de-stressor.  The other day, instead of singing and bopping along to maybe some funk or soul or rock, I felt strongly drawn to sing a short and simple healing song I’d not heard for a long time, a version of which I’ve shared with you below (with permission) …. it reminded me that we’re all only human … try just Loving Yourself The Way YOU are…

A touch of humour …

I’m often reminded how laughter really is so often the best medicine.  With the challenges we’re all enduring because of the pandemic, I recently looked for ways to boost my mood.  On this occasion I decided to sing a humorous song to make me smile (and hopefully you too …)… one I’d not heard for several years –  “Skin,” originally sung by an American chap called Alan Sherman.  Click on the link if you’d like to hear my version which achieved some positive feedback


Armonia Olistica On-line Shop

I’m excited to announce I’m in the process of establishing a Shop page for my website so you’ll be able to use debit card or Paypal to pay for treatments in advance, purchase gift vouchers for individual treatments, ‘nurturing me time’ packages or Usui Reiki training, as well as small, hand made gifts.  Watch This Space … it’ll be well worth the wait!!


Armonia Olistica – Now Reopened – Come See the Sea Views

I’m pleased to say I am now able to welcome you back to my treatment room for close contact therapies, nurturing ‘me time’ packages and Usui Reiki training.  Why not come see the sea views to refresh, restore, revive and find your holistic harmony.  (Remember to take a look at my Booking Terms/Hygiene & Safety tab to discover how I’m taking care of you as well as me).

Armonia Olistica : Preparation for Re-opening

covid-19 virus safety health updateHolistic and healing therapies are some of the biggest loves of my life.  In preparation for when studios are able to re-open (be that on 4th July 2020 as currently anticipated or at a later date), I have researched best practice, completed a clinical safety course and updated procedures/routines at Armonia Olistica.  Please see my certificate of course completion and follow this link to the updated procedures that have been adopted (listed at the bottom of the Booking Terms page)


Simple Self Care – Shoulder, Arm, Hand Self Massage – tutorial

Especially at a time such as now where everyone in the country is living through ‘lockdown’, it can be easy to absorb stress that manifests itself in the form of aches and pains around the body.  Here’s a video to show you just one style of simple self massage that can help lift stress and boost our well-being