When I first started developing the idea for Fire & Rain I had a clear image in my head of what the perfect Soul Spa would look like, what exactly I wanted to offer to fellow widows and widowers. Well…a few weeks ago we – that’s my co-host Sarah, chef Lesley and me – ran the Hebridean Wildscapes Soul Spa on the Isle of Mull….and all I can say is the real life experience exceeded all my expectations! Read all about it…. … More From Shit Club to Gold Thread
by Sarah Alexandra Teodorescu. Each day, we and the world around us, change on a molecular level. How do we remain steady within and without, in the midst of continuous change? The daily rituals we choose to put into place for ourselves become the anchors we cast with intention. Yoga and writing are individual powerhouses … More Yoga & writing for self-care
Self-care by smoothie…superfood for the widowed body & soul … More Widow’s superfood (or: easy self-care for widows, part 1)
It’s a mystery to me how I could have been unaware of this wonderful magazine for so long, considering all the reading I’ve done on all things widowed, death and healing after loss! It’s such an inspiring, witty and refreshing read which I can warmly recommend. . … More a cup o’ kindness yet (for auld lang syne)
Heartbreaking poem by Scottish poet Liz Lochhead … More Favourite Place
Let us take you on an unforgettable stargazing experience…. … More Feeling close to heaven
Wherever you look you find mindfulness courses, books, retreats and other things mindfulness. So what is it actually about? … More How else but mindful?
Ich will andere inspirieren, damit sie auch wieder ein bisschen positiver in die Zukunft blicken … More Vom Verlust zum Soul Spa
I want to share the Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows which I discovered in my search for meaning and inspiration…. … More New normal, new language
I never used to appreciate poetry much. That I often perceive it as comforting now has been one of the things I’ve realised on this grief journey. Sitting on my yoga mat this morning I felt I needed to find some words that fitted my mood…. … More Song for Autumn
I want to share with you an article I recently wrote for Just Breathe magazine. It’s a reminder of what the Soul Spas are about and how helpful peer support can be…
Grief is crippling. Grief is chaos. Grief is unpredictable…and its effects tend to be vastly underestimated by those who haven’t been there. … More The healing power of peer support
What would you find most helpful when going on a holiday without your special person? Which activities could you enjoy?
Please help us design your perfect grief retreat … More Make a wish!
While most people indulge in festive jolliness, the winter holidays are dreaded by many … More Merry Christmas??