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Runner Up in the 2017 Centre of Excellence Awards


I have just found out I have been awarded the Runner Up award in the Inspiration Category in this year’s Centre of Excellence Awards – wow!

I studied naturopathic nutrition with the Centre and this has changed the lives of myself, my friends and family and my clients in deep ways.

This is the feedback I received from the Centre of Excellence:

“Thank you for taking part in the 2017 Centre of Excellence Awards

There were some very high standards set this year with hundreds of entries to the awards making it very difficult for us to choose our winners, so much so that the judges also wanted to recognise those who still stood out from the crowd in a Runners Up Category.

We are so proud to announce that you, Hilda, came Runner Up in the Centre of Excellence Awards 2017.

The judges chose a small selection of entries that came so close to winning when it was such a hard decision, that we thought we have to give them the recognition that they deserve, and you were chosen as one of our runner ups, so a HUGE Well Done.

You have shown real guts, determination and are an inspiration to the whole team at the Centre of Excellence, so we wanted to recognise your talents.

We are truly proud of the talent that you have shown. You are a huge inspiration to others and we would like to say a huge thank you for taking part in our awards!”



My children’s picture book featured on ‘happiful’ website



My children’s picture book on mindfulness ‘Donna and Dermot on the Move’ has been featured on ‘happiful’ magazine’s website. This is a magazine leading the focus on mental health.

Here is the link to the article

The book tells the story of Donna and her dog Dermot as they face the upheaval of moving house and how Donna copes with the changes facing her.

I hope it will help other children in the same situation.



Wellness fayre in Torquay


Come join us at the Wellness and Craft Fayre at The Farmhouse Tavern, Torquay, this Saturday 2nd September. It’s on from 10am to 5 pm and I will be there showcasing a range of products – Simply Naturals plant-based minerals, the new Helo LX wearable technology wristband that measures your blood pressure and much, much more and my children’s picture book on mindfulness ‘Donna and Dermot on the Move’ – there will be signed copies.

Teaching Eden Energy Medicine at The Galleries with MoveGB

I was at The Galleries, Bristol yesterday as a proud partner with MoveGB, the national sports and fitness organisation. I taught the daily energy routine from Eden Energy Medicine (I am holding Donna Eden’s ‘Energy Medicine’ book) to the early morning shoppers. Great ways to boost energy and mood and only takes five minutes.

Hope to see you at my upcoming classes in Totnes.


Electrosmog protection workshop – 8 September – book now

Worried about electrosmog? Learn ways to protect yourself from the effects of wifi, smart meters, telephone masts, electricity pylons and more. Myself and Rosi Gladwell, who is electro sensitive, will teach you ways to hardwire your home and make you more energetically resilient in simple effective ways.

Totnes Natural Health Centre, Friday 8 September 1-3 pm. Cost £15 

To book contact or tel: 07983216793



Get moving at The Galleries, Bristol 26 August

I will be getting you moving at The Galleries in Bristol with a free event on 26 August in partnership with MoveGB – I have the 11 am slot which is 20 minutes teaching Eden Energy Medicine to adults and children and talking about mindfulness and the power of now,

Here is the full day’s line up:


Get moving with us at The Galleries on Saturday 26th August! It’s a full day of FREE MoveGB fitness for all!

From Kettlebell workouts to Zumba, and from Yoga to Bollywood Dance – explore what our Bristol MoveGB providers offer and get moving.

Register Now!

· Get moving at The Galleries Shopping Centre in Bristol city centre · 

10:00 Kettlercise with NDM Coaching

11:00 Energy & Mood Boost Workshop

12:00 Bollywood Dance with Mumtaz Dance Company

13:00 Zumba with Nectaria

14:00 LeRoc with AnyBody Can Dance

15:00 Bristol Pole Athletes (Demo)

16:00 Piloxercise with Fitness Kings

17:00 Nia Dance with Andrea Maciel

18:00 Stretch and Poise with Rainbow Fitness

Activity duration (20 minutes)

Find out more!

Spaces will be on a first-come, first-serve basis – spaces will be limited!





Eden Energy Medicine recognised by Federation of Holistic Therapists


It all started with a simple email a few months ago to the editor of the Federation of Holistic Therapist’s magazine ‘International Therapist’. I wanted to write an article about Eden Energy Medicine in the magazine or to present an idea to them – this modality is incredible and it’s important to raise awareness of it, particularly in Europe where it is still relatively newly established.

Only problem – Eden Energy Medicine is not recognised by the Federation and that’s a challenge as it’s one of the largest membership associations for holistic therapists in the country.  With thousands of members it’s well-respected and sets the bar for the highest standards in the sector. However I have always liked a challenge.

I was given the opportunity to send all course materials from the two year Eden Energy Medicine Certification programme to the Federation’s Registrar and Compliance Manager. So working in tandem with the UK and US Eden Energy Medicine programme faculty we got the materials to the FHT.

This week we’ve just heard that Eden Energy Medicine has been approved and recognised as a new modality by the Federation which means practitioners can now benefit from membership and insurance benefits, training and much more. It’s a fantastic outcome for Eden Energy Medicine and our clients as it helps us to raise awareness of energy medicine and so more clients can benefit from it.  I have seen and am seeing clients with cancer, hormonal issues, stress and anxiety, pain and chronic fatigue.

Please get in touch if you’d like a free 20 minute phone/Skype consultation about what Eden Energy Medicine is.


Shortlisted finalist in the Centre of Excellence 2017 Awards

This week I heard that I have been shortlisted as a finalist in this year’s Centre of Excellence Awards. What an honour! I studied for a Diploma in Naturopathic Nutrition with the CoE and it has really benefited both myself and my clients with the knowledge I have gained and broadened the consultations I am able to provide.

I find out if I win in the Inspiration category in September.


Hear me read and get signed copies of my new picture book at Lupton House

Lupton House Holistic Festival

The Lupton House Holistic Festival is almost here. This weekend will see two fun-filled days of music, dance, storytelling and much, much more.

I will be reading my new children’s picture book ‘Donna and Dermot on the Move’ sitting under the big tree during both days. So come and join me and hear about the adventures of Donna and her dog Dermot as they move house ……..

There will be signed copies of the book to buy.



Hilda’s July blog – Day 12

Today is the last day of my daily blog where I have been focusing on eating well, sleeping deeply

and generally looking after myself a bit better after an extremely hectic year.

The pay off for the hectic year: our own home and a published children’s book. So it has been

worth the effort.

Some things that worked for me: throughout the past year I have meditated twice a day and

done some yoga at least twice a week. I discovered the benefits of quinoa and also chia seeds

for breakfast to give a good energy boost that lasts throughout the morning. Both are

superfoods packed with fibre, protein and amazing vitamins and minerals.

Also I have been taking Sizzling Minerals for the past three months – these are pure plant-based

minerals and here is the link to the video for more info

That and a good probiotic has improved digestion, sleep, concentration and the appearance of

my skin.

Doing what I love has been incredibly fulfilling – I practise a number of modalities including

massage and Eden Energy Medicine (EEM). Both have so many benefits for health including

strengthening the immune system, clearing toxins from the body and boosting energy. I have

used EEM on clients with a variety of health issues including anxiety, stress, depression,

hormonal issues, chronic fatigue and pain. I will be doing more teaching in EEM from

September so keep an eye on my website.

Last but not least I have always had a love of writing and this has led to the publication of my

first children’s picture book. I will be doing more writing this summer.

‘Donna and Dermot on the Move’ is about mindfulness, particularly important during times of

change and upheaval such as moving house. It is available via Amazon, many bookstores and

direct from the publishers

Contact me if you would like any information about any of the modalities I practise as I offer a

free 20 minute phone or Skype consultation.


Hilda’s July blog – Day 11  

I have not been able to write a blog for the past two days as my computer was running slow

and needed a bit of an MOT. Now it’s all fine so here we go. This is the penultimate blog which I

have been writing for the past two weeks as a way of demonstrating my focus on eating well,

looking after myself and also writing in general about the things that are going on.

My breakfast is chia seeds mixed in with some coconut cream and then bananas and raspberry

seeds, slightly heated up. Chia seeds are a superfood with five times the calcium of milk, twice

the potassium of bananas and lots of protein and fibre. Best of all they seem to eliminate a

craving for sugar until lunchtime.

I am packing most of today as I will be moving house on Monday so I’ll be needing lots of energy

for that.


Additionally I do 20 minutes of meditation every morning to start the day off and then the same

in the evening to wind down before bedtime.

This week has been surreal with the purchase of a house and the publication of my first

children’s picture book happening back to back.  I could not have imagined this a year ago.

I used Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) and Matrix Reimprinting to change the energy

of my beliefs to help make this happen. I am now an EFT and Matrix Practitioner – contact me to

find out more.

It has got me thinking about Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. There is an image to help explain it


Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

It is a theory of human motivation and essentially the needs at the bottom of the pyramid have

to be met first before the next ones can be attained. It’s true that unless we have basic needs

met like having water, food, shelter and safety, then it’s hard to progress to the upper levels.

Three years ago I was working as a communications officer for a local council – it was a full time

job and I dreamed of switching career to become a full time complementary health therapist. I

was training on weekends and in the evenings in preparation for this but it still seemed a

distant dream.

However within six months I was running my health practice, albeit part time and slowly,

gradually building up regular clients. Six months after that I got to work at the Glastonbury

Festival which I did for two years in a row, doing massage in the Disability Field and saw artists

such as Adele, Art Garfunkel and Pharrell Williams.

Today I combine this with teaching complementary health techniques to help people take

control of their own health and wellbeing. These simple techniques help to harmonise and

balance the body’s energies, strengthen immunity, create greater clarity of thinking and

coordination. If you would like to find out more then get in touch. I will be running regular

workshops from September so keep an eye on the website.

So looking at the pyramid of needs I think I have started to touch the self-actualization stage.

In his later years, Maslow explored a further dimension of needs – self transcendence. In this he

said that the self only finds its actualization in giving itself to some higher goal outside oneself,

in altruism and spirituality.

“Transcendence refers to the very highest and most inclusive or holistic levels of human

consciousness, behaving and relating, as ends rather than means, to oneself, to significant

others, to human beings in general, to other species, to nature, and to the cosmos” he wrote.

(Farther Reaches of Human Nature, New York 1971, p. 269).

I hope that we can all reach self transcendence in our lives so we lead lives of the fullest

potential. Living such lives stems from being at peace within ourselves and the peace within

ourselves transcends to creating a happier, more loving and peaceful planet.


Hilda’s July blog – Day 10

I had sauerkraut as part of my breakfast this morning – I am acquiring a taste for it.

Sauerkraut is essentially fermented cabbage. Fermentation is a method of preserving food that

dates back more than 2,000 years. During the fermentation process, probiotics or ‘live bacteria’,

are produced, and these probiotics are what give sauerkraut most of its health benefits,

including to improve digestive health.Sauerkraut is a good form of dietary fibre and contains

vitamins C and K, potassium, calcium and phosphorus.

I also love other fermented foods such as kefir and miso soup.

Here is a simple sauerkraut recipe here

If you would like a free 20 minute nutritional consultation with me via phone or Skype please

get in touch.

My hearty breakfast of chia seeds with almond milk and fruit followed by the sauerkraut and

omelette will set me up for a day of packing for an imminent house move.

Today I have become a homeowner again after years of renting and will be moving in soon – my

seventh move in seven years. This gypsy-like existence wasn’t planned but I had got into a

pattern of nomadic behaviour and did not want the responsibility of owning a house on my

own plus the deposit seemed to be out of reach until I found out about the Help to Buy


Affordable housing has got to be one of the government’s top priorities. The current model

does not work and it’s time for a far more innovative solution to the housing shortage.

On the Continent in countries like France, renters get far more rights and renting is not viewed

as a second choice but is much more the norm. Perhaps we need to think along those lines


Even in difficult circumstances there are ways to change your reality.

Living in challenging times reminds me of Bruce Lipton’s ‘The Biology of Belief’.

Front cover ‘The Biology of Belief’


Lipton is a former medical school professor and research scientist who writes about how our

genes and DNA do NOT control our biology. Instead, they are controlled by signals from outside

the cell, including energetic messages emanating from our thoughts.

Bruce Lipton writes: “The belief that we are frail, biochemical machines controlled by genes is

giving way to an understanding that we are powerful creators of our lies and the world in which

we live.”

Since the book’s publication over 10 years ago research in this field has grown exponentially

and Lipton’s ground-breaking experiments have now been endorsed by more than a decade of

rigorous scientific study. The mind, body and spirit are truly connected.

Find out more about the power of the subconscious mind’s ability to create your reality –

contact me to discuss Matrix Reimprinting and Emotional Freedom Technique – two of the most

effective ways to release negative beliefs and change destructive patterns of thinking.


Hilda’s July blog – Day 9

I continue to nurture myself in new ways after a hectic year of rushing around.

I really enjoyed the bellydancing class last night at Pyramid Dance Studios in Torquay. Katerina

put us through our paces – ‘bottoms tucked in and upper body keep straight’ and we shimmied

around the studio with our veils and spangly belts. It was great and the music was Shakira. The

other beginners have been coming to the class for weeks and on Wednesday they will be

strutting their stuff at the Paignton festival.I have a reason I can’t be there – packing and a

house move beckons. Maybe next year though!I am a practitioner of Eden Energy Medicine

founded by renowned American healer Donna Eden. Both her daughters are hugely talented

bellydancers and teachers of bellydance.



Just this weekend Dondi has been teaching this at the  Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, New York.

Some benefits of bellydance include:

• Improved posture and muscle toning

• Weight loss

• Stress reduction

All good reasons to give it a try – plus it’s a lot of fun.

Dondi was also teaching the Five Elements at the Omega. More information about the Five

Elements and Dondi’s book of the same name are here

I love to read but don’t often get time. So Dondi’s new book was a wonderful treat and I

managed to read it to the end! I found learning about personality types based on the elements

not only fascinating – it also helped me to better understand the actions and motivations of


This is crucial in building compassion and helps to not take things personally. Also as part of the

nurturing programme I continue to limit my connection to emails, Facebook and the internet in

general to twice a day – once in the morning and once again in the evening. I’ve noticed how

regular connection depletes my energy, leaving me tired and feeling out of balance. I’ll see how

it goes over the next couple of weeks with a view to making this a permanent goal.Part of my

daily routine at the moment is to take probiotics.  Probiotics are live bacteria that help to

maintain the natural balance of bacteria in your gut (including your stomach and intestines).  I

take Proven Probiotics bought from Green Life in Totnes and I can feel a difference in terms of

digestive support. They also help support the immune system. With the hectic life I have been

leading it’s important to have strong immunity.

One other thing I wanted to mention is the importance of B vitamins and magnesium for the

nervous system. I recommend taking these for a while if you feel your nervous system could do

with them. Of course exercise such as  running, swimming, yoga and meditation will help. I

recently had a client who was a retired war  correspondent and he has post-traumatic stress

disorder (PTSD). I recommended them to him as well as trying Emotional Freedom Techniques

(EFT). Increasingly there are studies that are showing the effectiveness of EFT for treating


If you want more information please get in touch or book a session with me. So as my

house move draws closer onto the packing in earnest though I do hope to have time to walk on

the beach later. Making the most of the last week living near the sea before I move further

inland. Enjoy your Tuesday!

Hilda’s July blog – Day 8

This is the start of my second week of really nurturing myself.

I am going to limit my connection to emails, Facebook and the internet in general to twice a day

– once in the morning and once again in the evening. I’ve noticed how regular connection

depletes my energy, leaving me tired and feeling out of balance. I’ll see how it goes over the

next couple of weeks with a view to making this a permanent goal.

Meditation and the daily energy routine from Eden Energy Medicine are two ways I boost my

energetic resilience.

I do 20 minutes of Transcendental meditation (TM) in the mornings before breakfast and in the

evenings before sleep. TM was founded by an Indian spiritual teacher, the Maharishi Mahesh

Yogi, in the 1950s and he went onto teach it to The Beatles and millions of others. He predicted

that if one per cent of the population meditated, the coherence of the group would have the

power to positively impact the entire population in that community.

He was proved right by an experiment where a group of monks meditated in a high crime area

over a period of time. The group of monks was sufficient to represent one per cent of the

population in that area. Over time the crime rate dropped by a huge 16 percent. Their

meditation shifted the collective consciousness of that area – this is called the Maharishi Effect.

The daily energy routine I do is simple, takes five minutes and is cumulative. It was developed

by American energy healer Donna Eden who teaches the routine all over the world.

Donna Eden, founder of Eden energy medicine

At the moment she is teaching it at the renowned Omega Centre, a spiritual centre in

Rhinebeck, New York and her husband David is teaching a class in Energy Psychology or

Emotional Freedom Technique. They are a powerhouse in the world of healing and I am

privileged to have attended their teachings.

If you would like to find out more about the daily energy routine, Eden Energy Medicine or

Energy Psychology please get in touch for a free 20 minute phone or Skype consultation.

This morning I have two massage clients and then a meeting to plan a workshop which will run

in September. The theme is electro-magnetic fields, their impact on the body and how we can

find ways to lessen this impact.

My co-collaborator knows about EMF from personal experience being extremely hypersensitive

to them. I am looking forward to hearing her perspective, thoughts and ideas.

Later I will be having fun! I can’t wait to try out my first bellydancing class. There is a beginners’

class every Monday night at Pyramid Studios in Torquay.

I have always been fascinated by bellydancing and although I tried hard to take part in classes

in Bristol, for one reason or another it never happened. Now’s the time.

It reminds me that both Donna Eden’s daughters are incredible bellydancers who have

performed in front of audiences in the Middle East and for celebrities. I have also been listening

to the music of Ofra Haza – her voice touches my heart and I wish she was still alive. Still her

music lives on.


Hilda’s July blog – Day 7

I can’t believe that the first week of daily blogs has gone by aleady! How did that happen?

This has been a week of focusing on eating well, making sure I am drinking more water (three

litres a day has been the recommendation from a colonics specialist), having a bit more ‘me’

time as the children have been with their father.

Today I will be going swimming again after feeling exhilarated by yesterday’s swim.

The rest of the day will be taken up with doing tax returns and then a group meditation.

I do a type of meditation called Transcendental Meditation or TM, founded by the Maharishi

Mahesh Yogi who in the 1960s taught it to The Beatles.

If you are interested in finding out more here is a link to the official website

or contact me.

There is a lovely group that meets every Sunday evening in Bridgetown. It’s where I met Maria

and she never fails to make me laugh whenever I see her. Maria here’s to you and your smile!

I am also halfway through a book called ‘The Universe Has Your Back’ by Gabrielle Bernstein, a

best-selling author with Hay House. I can’t recommend this book highly enough. I truly believe

that the Universe does have your back and Gabrielle offers many meditations, prayers and

exercises to help deepen that belief as you tune back into the energy of love. Surrendering to

that energy and not being attached to outcomes leads to a feeling of peace and certainty in an

uncertain world.

More about Gabrielle and the book here:

The Universe Has Your Back

Hilda’s July blog – Day 6

Today’s blog will be super short as super busy – swimming in the morning and then heading to

Greenway with a friend.


The Georgian house Greenway, at Galmpton, near Brixham, Devon, which was the holiday home of the crime writer Agatha Christie.

Greenway in case you weren’t sure is owned by the National Trust and was the former holiday

home of the author Agatha Christie. I can’t believe it’s only two miles from my house.

Agatha has always been one of my favourite writers and the grounds inspired some scenes for

her books. The house, garden and boathouse, for example, heavily influenced the book

‘Deadman’s Folly’.

I am not a crime fiction/murder mystery writer like Agatha but I love to read them and the

intricacies of her plots are astounding. What a fine mind – her nursing career gave her a

mountainful of ideas for plots.

I work as a healing practitioner but I am also a writer and wanted to mention that my first book

is being published next week – it’s a children’s picture book called ‘Donna and Dermot on the

Move’ featuring the adventures of a girl and her dog and what happens when they leave their

rural home to move to the city.

It’s available to pre-order on Amazon here

and will be in good bookstores and direct from Pegasus the publishers at

I want to say that it took plenty of rejections before a commissioning editor finally believed in it

and so I urge any would-be writers and illustrators out there to just keep believing in yourself

and to keep going.


Hilda’s July blog – Day 5

I am keeping up with my daily regime of 20 minutes meditation, some yoga and the daily

energy routine from Eden Energy Medicine. You can find demos of this on YouTube.

The Wayne Cook posture is included in this and it helps to focus the mind, help with thinking

more clearly and seeing with better perspective. I love this routine as it helps to balance and

harmonise energies. The techniques are simple yet potent and they are cumulative.

I shall be teaching the routine regularly from September so keep an eye on my website and

Facebook posts for more info.

Later I have a massage client in Plymouth. I offer mobile massage in people’s homes – there is a

small charge to cover the cost of fuel if it’s more than 10 miles away. I have been practising

massage for as long as I can remember and offer three types: Indian head, Thai hand and foot

and Swedish holistic body massage.

Benefits of massage include improved circulation, getting the lymph moving and clearing toxins,

helping shift and prevent headaches and easing knots and other tension held in the body.

I have provided massage in the workplace for organisations such as Bristol City Council and also

worked for Neal’s Yard Remedies and at the Glastonbury Festival in the Disability Field.

Self care is vitally important and I recently had a wonderful aromatherapy massage in tandem

with sound healing. I will be training in aromatherapy massage later this year.

Also today I will be starting to plan some events for the launch of my first children’s picture

book which is being published on 27 July.

Here is the video trailer:

Tonight I am privileged to have the opportunity to have an EFT (Tapping session) with one of the

world’s top EFT practitioners Alina Frank who is based in North West America. The beauty of

tapping is that you can do it via the phone or Skype etc. The power of tapping is incredible and

it’s helped me to achieve my goal of getting a book published.

Alina is producing a series of training videos and using these sessions to record them.

Here is her website if you want to find out more:

Have an amazing Friday!

Hilda’s July blog – Day 4

Today I ground and centre myself with the daily energy routine from Eden Energy Medicine. It’s

a lifesaver and helps to balance and boost energy, strengthen the immune system, improve

coordination and clarity of thinking and generally calm. I will be teaching regular daily energy

routine classes starting from September so keep checking my website for more info.

This is just what I need because I am moving house next week! And today is the day to find a

removal van, someone to put up my garden shed, choose a not-too-expensive fridge/freezer

and so on and so on – you know what it’s like……

I will be moving from near Paignton towards Dartmoor and I can’t wait because I have always

had an affinity with moorland and with ponies. Think Merle Oberon in ‘Wuthering Heights’ and

that is where my imagination leads.

Another exciting development is that my first children’s picture book is being published on 27

July. It’s called ‘Donna and Dermot on the Move’ and is based on a girl and her dog and the

theme is mindfulness. I was blessed to find the most wonderful illustrator – Jamie-Leigh O’Neill

and an awesome publisher in Pegasus.

Watch the trailer video here:

I’ll be reading and signing the book at some upcoming launch events in the coming weeks.

But for now back to the packing………….

Hilda’s July blog – Day 3


Today is a busy day. I wake up just after 5 am so I can meditate for 20 mins and then be ready

for a 6 am call with MINDBODY.

I have signed up for a three month trial of their booking app – you can see it



Simona in the training team is very helpful and her lovely Italian accent keeps me motivated to

stay awake – plus the call is a manageable 30 minutes. My website has also been set up to take

bookings using this new system so do check it out.

Breakfast: I have no chia seeds left so I raid the fruit bowl and find some galia melon to stem

the hunger. Yesterday I visited The Almond Thief Bakery near Dartington which to my mind

serves the best hot chocolate in town. I was trying to resist but lapsed into buying a cardamom

bun and also the last of their perfectly circular sourdough loaves.

Bread and me do not agree and I end up feeling bloated so why did I buy it? I talked myself into

thinking this is the last loaf of bread I will ever eat and so it’s ok and also it was from one of the

best bakeries in the country.

So it’s scrambled eggs and some avocado on toast for breakfast and then another slice of toast

topped with oozing butter and honey. I haven’t got time to head to the swimming pool this

morning so make a note to get there before the week is out.

I think back to yesterday’s Matrix Reimprinting session with Alexa at the Totnes Natural Health

Clinic. Having both a client and practitioner perspective I can appreciate the skill of her method

and the profound impact of the session. I have ditched some of the ancestral baggage I have

been carrying for so long.

Today the health regime continues. I have a six-month dental check up and then my first ever

colonic irrigation session. The appointment is with Jenny at the Arcturus Clinic. My diet over the

past two months has been pretty self indulgent and geared towards getting regular sugar highs

(Seed and Bean’s organic extra dark chocolate you have been a loyal friend). Now it’s time for

more exercise, better food, some regular fasting and this.

I am missing the kids like mad but also feel like I am being productive.

I have even managed to finish reading a book – yes all the way to the end! It’s called The Five

Elements and is written by  Dondi Dahlin, the daughter of Donna Eden, founder of Eden

Energy Medicine,  a modality I trained in for three years and which I offer to my clients. The

book  is sub- titled ‘Understand Yourself and Enhance Your Relationships with the Wisdom of

the World’s Oldest Personality Type System’.  Dondi’s prose is inclusive, articulate and often

humorous. I particularly like the description of her bellydancing for the actor Omar Sharif.

At the end there is a fabulous afterword by Dondi’s sister Titanya, all about recognising the five

elements in children. I am captivated by the depth of detail and


Of the elements I am a Wood, just slightly ahead of a Water, closely followed by the Earth

element. You can check out which one you might be by taking the quiz in the book. It’s a great

way to build compassion for yourself and others and to understand actions and motivations

without being judgemental.

Tonight I can’t wait to learn from Kate Northrup’s online class ‘Three Strategies to Pursue Your

Business Dreams Without Mom Guilt’. So for any working mother out there or any working

woman for that matter you can sign up here: