So, this is my first blog in a while (as you may or may not be aware).
Simply because I was battling ME (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome), trying to overcome this illness whilst trying to start my life again and a new life in Kuwait. It was a bit too much to do those things and commit to writing regularly too.. (Soz about that, and more on that later).
But, here I am.
I am healthier, stronger and happier than ever. I am glad I took the time out and practised what I preach.
So what I have been up to?
I moved to Kuwait for a year, I have been experimenting with balancing nutrition, meditation and movement to heal my Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and develop a method that is easy to follow to help other people who are suffering from any type of fatigue, big or small. It’s called the POMME Method and I hope to release it at some point this year. I’m going to be blogging about this here.. www.POMMEMethod.com and sharing tips in Instagram too.. https://www.instagram.com/apommeaday/
I’ve also launched CatchTheYogi.com which you have to check out!
What else have I been doing?
I have the pleasure of teaching one of the kindest and most accepting communities. I enjoy going to work each day to teach the ladies that come to our studio (its a women’s only facility, so that the women can uncover). These ladies make my day, ‘ery-damn-day’.
When I first moved here it was a struggle to teach people how to connect their minds to their body and gain control of their movement patterns- Note.. People here like to move fast, sweat and finish class as quickly as possible. This isn’t Pilates.. And it took a little bit of time to convince people that it’s a good idea to SEQUENTIALLY FLEX YOUR SPINE and use your breath to facilitate movement.. But I got there after about 4 months of not sleeping at night (Laughs, and then cries) BUT, now I have a following I’m very proud of and I love the questions and advice I am asked for daily.
It was also a struggle to deal with the heat my friends. Let’s discuss what 54 degrees feels like to a white English girl who sweats under a coat in the snow (not ideal). I arrived at the end of Winter and for 7 months, it progressively got warmer and for someone that loves to go outside and walk everywhere, I did feel like a caged animal. But thankfully it’s cooler right now and I’m getting my walks in. Plus all that time inside means I have had a lot of time to focus on my work and it’s been an incredible time for my career.
When I was first asked if I would move to Kuwait, my response was.. ‘where is it?’ and then ‘Probably not’! But this has been one of the best things I have ever done. I have grown in confidence and happiness (sadly not height) and incredibly I have healed from something I was told I could not and I am extremely grateful to be where I am, right now.
I try to inspire people to listen to their bodies, to connect and do what is truly right for you, not what you think is right. It’s been a test of discipline to follow my own advice and I’m so proud that I did… It worked! 😉