Working in healthcare I have always been aware of the messages out there at the start of the year, the whole new year, new you, the post Christmas diet, dry January etc…
While I am a strong believer in the power of intention setting I am less of a fan of new years resolutions, especially the ones that seek some sort of perfection or potentially increase our feelings of inadequacy. I have never experienced the “change everything all at once in the middle of winter” thing as something that is sustainable.
What I have found more sustainable is to acknowledge the constant cycles of death and rebirth, the emergence and the composting that is happening around me in nature and also within me as a menstruating woman.
Knowing that I hold the potential to have ideas, bring them into being, edit them and let go of what is not useful and drop again into dreaming every single month means that the opportunities to evolve and make changes just keep on coming throughout the year.
Similarly for a woman who does not bleed or who has irregular cycles following the cycle of the moon can also provide a useful road map.
Working primarily with Nutrition and Yoga I had an intuitive awareness of needing different nutrition and movement around my cycle.
However sometimes it didn’t move beyond the theory and planning and organising my time was more of a struggle for me, or I would get involved in so many different projects that sometimes they would end up not being sustainable.
This longing for greater resilience made me think of Hedvig.
Hedvig and I have been friends, collaborators and also clients to each other since we were neighbours in Brighton a few years ago. doing projects alongside Hedvig always felt great, one of her great strengths is how much she values planning and designing before taking action.
We worked/played together sea swimming, creating community gardens, sharing food, planting apple trees, redesigning my garden and holding community events.
It was a natural move for Hedvig to set up Girasole and offer her life design skills in the form of one to one coaching.
In 2017 I became a client of Girasole Life Design. I have never struggled for ideas and inspiration but I have always struggled with organising those ideas and bringing things to fruition without getting completely overwhelmed.
Running a business with several different strands means prioritising and managing time well is essential. Working one to one with Hedvig helped to break things down.
I have really valued having someone to share ideas and challenges with. The sessions helped things to shift great ideas into nourishing and sustainable actions.
How can this benefit your life in 2018…
We realised that there were some ways in which our work was overlapping and so over the last few months we have been working together to share this info with you.
Hedvig is bringing her life design and coaching skills, whilst I am bringing my experience as Menstruality Educator, Nutritional Therapist and Yoga teacher.
From the New Moon in January we will support you on a 4 week journey of wellbeing.
Check out this post for something to get you started!