A walk we have done many times over the years to Hampton Wood. It is a peaceful and tranquil place and on this occasion, we had it all to ourselves.
Seeing the carpet of bluebells through the trees looked mystical and magical. The haze of blue looked so beautiful and serene and the sounds of the birds singing in the trees created a wonderful soundscape. Each year I appreciate it as if it was the first time.
Wow! I have been so busy over the last three months I just realised I have been neglecting my blog posts. I nearly forgot how to log in to my account its been so long.
Time flies when you’re having fun and I’ve been having loads of it over the last few months. Lots of changes have happened within my business, even changing my business name. I am now Heathcote Holistics. I have dropped the beauty side of my business and I am now concentrating on the complementary therapies and techniques that I practice.
I’ve been on yet another course –TimelineEFT learning more techniques to use with my EFT clients.
I have also been writing and recording another holistic relaxation CD called ‘Release your inner healer’. This CD helps you to concentrate on positive thoughts, emotions and images.
During March I went into hospital to have an operation. It was nothing serious but I was told to take things easy for a while and not to drive for four weeks. Well, being self employed makes taking time off work very difficult and it felt frustrating having to turn clients away. Fortunately, I have contacts with some amazing therapists locally so I was able to pass clients on to them.
I’m a great believer that things happen for a reason and taking time off from my usual routine as a Therapist gave me the opportunity to do something different.
A few years ago I recorded a relaxation CD which I sell on my web site. I had wanted to record others but I never seemed to make the time to sit down and write them. Well, during this time of recuperation I felt guided to put pen to paper and I started to write a relaxation piece. It always amazes me how the mind downloads information and ideas when you are in the flow. Once I got going it was like the flood gates opened and I couldn’t stop writing. I felt excited and energised and it wasn’t long before I had six different relaxation scripts ready to record. My passion and enthusiasm for getting them onto paper played a big part in my healing process. I could almost feel those endorphins; the body’s feel good hormones, washing through me as I worked away.
I was even dreaming about the whole process in my sleep. In one dream I could see the finished CD’s in their packaging and each CD had a crystal and I knew intuitively which crystal to put with each CD.
Is that another year gone already? Where did it go?
It was back in January when I started writing my first blog but it only feels like a few weeks ago. Life goes so fast it is quite scary.
It has been quite a year for me. I have been to some brilliant workshops, seminars and courses. It is only when I look back, I realise just how much I have crammed in. Heathcote Beauty is going from strength to strength and life is pretty sweet, although, as much as I love my job, I am looking forward to taking time off and chilling out with my lovely family.
The Christmas decorations are up, the tree is crammed with baubles and beautiful lights and the house looks very festive. I have also finished shopping for Christmas presents and all I need to do now is the wrapping and the food shopping, so I’m feeling pretty smug with myself at the moment. Although, I would be even happier if I could find those Christmas decorations that I bought in this years January sale. I will probably put my hand straight on them in the first week after Christmas!
This is the one time of the year when I think about having a normal job. Being self employed is great and I wouldn’t change that for the world, but I do miss the crazy works Christmas parties. A client said that I should crash someone else’s Christmas party and pretend to be ‘Louise from Accounts’. Everyone would be so drunk no-one would notice! Maybe I should organise a “Secret Santa” with myself? Better still, perhaps I should give myself a Christmas bonus, now that is a good idea!