Gaining perspective

Carol PlumridgeThoughts

Gaining Perspective You are driving to work and you are late, you get stuck behind a tractor or a bus, how do you react? Somebody is rude to you in a shop or barges past you in the street how do you feel? You get a stroppy email from a friend or work colleague or you make a stupid mistake, … Read More

Life in Balance – finding the happiness inside.

Carol PlumridgeThoughts

Life in Balance A few summers ago I went to a yoga retreat on a Greek island. The journey involved an eight hour ferry ride; most of us booked into the business lounge for a more comfortable ride. The weather decided not to cooperate and almost as soon as we left Pireaus the storm struck. Being in the front of … Read More

Valuing Vocations – going the extra mile.

Carol PlumridgeThoughts

Despite falling church congregations the applications to train for the ministry are at an all time high. People from all walks of life from doctors to politicians are learning how to provide help and solace to the public. We need people with vocations, not just in the Christian sense; people willing to go the extra mile for someone. Can you … Read More

True Grit: Needed to make pearls

Carol PlumridgeThoughts

Technology is developing at a breathtaking pace and we can now access any number of services online, use various different apps in order to make our lives smoother, more convenient and to save time. For what? Research shows that we seem to save time to work more. The lines between work and home are blurring, we can answer work emails on the … Read More

What’s filling your bucket? Why do you have symptoms?

Carol PlumridgeThoughts

Then your bucket overflows….. People come to me with problems and they not unreasonably always want to know why? How is it that picking up that piece of paper caused my back to spasm? Why when I was doing so well, things went back to square 1? I got the ‘flu and now everything hurts; I’m just not getting better. It’s … Read More

Getting ready to go

Carol PlumridgeThoughts

There is a pagan festival called Imbolc which occurs in the early spring. A yoga teacher of mine likened it to sitting on a toboggan at the top of a slope, just gently moving backwards and forward. Those moments just before you commit yourself and push off down the hill. Its potential energy, think about the earth, there may not be a lot … Read More

Feeling great? Or not………

Carol PlumridgeThoughts, Useful information

  Have you ever thought why sometimes you feel great, excited and happy and suddenly it becomes anxiety, you get palpitations and cannot sleep. Or how you can flip from a low mood to a more “Zen” like state. If you look at this diagram it can help you see the mix of elements that can alter how we feel. … Read More

Digesting your life.

Carol PlumridgeThoughts

Have you every considered that you are like a compost heap? No, why would you? Well, possibly when you are sorting through the linen basket! Think back to events in your life, both happy and sad, exciting and difficult; how do you feel about them now? Have they changed the way you approach things, did you change your life completely? Have you ever had … Read More

Winter Solstice – How much is enough?

Carol PlumridgeThoughts

Today is the Winter Solstice, the least amount of daylight in the year. Ancient cultures recognised and celebrated the solstice and built monuments to it like Stonehenge, Newgrange  and Matchu Picchu. It is associated with festivals of light, Hannukah, Divali, Christians believe in the light of the world coming at Xmas. The solstice taps into the deep fear within us … Read More