We love the term "Wild in Wellness". It speaks to our hearts, and encompasses our love of the outdoors, as well as the knowing and understanding that we all need to embrace and absorb the natural world, in order to fully thrive mentally and physically.

There is strong interconnectedness between humans and nature. The term "rewilding" is a term most of us are familiar of. Yet, rewilding our ecosystems is not just about protecting, repairing, and re-shaping the environment. Rewilding is also about improving our own health and well-being. Rewilding is not something that is only beneficial for nature, but also for humans.

"Without self-discipline, success is difficult to achieve, good health is hard to maintain, and lasting happiness is almost impossible." Joyce Brothers, American psychologist

However much we want something or want to become skilled or good at something, we are not always going to have the motivation or feel motivated to show up. That is human nature. Therefore, we have to cultivate a level of self-discipline that carries us through, when our motivation fails or dips. But how can we frame self-discipline as something that is worth developing?

Living according to your values fosters a sense of AUTHENTICITY and inner harmony. If we act in accordance with what we believe is right and important then we are surely going to feel a sense of integrity and wholeness. This should be at the 💜 of who
we are……

"Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do." Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

New year, new you? Whether or not you are one for setting new year's resolutions, we all begin a new year with aspirations or goals for a successful, and happy year ahead. But wishing and wanting without action is like trying to start a fire without a spark.

So, how do we approach the start of a new year in the most effective way?

"Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope." Maya Angelou

The power of love is certainly extraordinary. It can travel miles, across oceans and lands to reach someone thousands of miles away just by holding a simple thought of love in our hearts. Thoughts, like words have a distinct energy to them. But how to we measure that, and is that even possible?

We can describe our Wellness Days in lots of detail, and of course that's very important, so that guests know what to expect. But what is almost impossible to describe in words (even though we try) is the individual experiences that our guests have after coming on a Rose & Glow Wellness Day. Some have a very emotional experience, others simply love the social aspect of the day. Most fall somewhere in between. No one knows what the feeling effect will be after spending a day with other women, and with two complete strangers who uncannily look alike, love the outdoors, and get far too excited about the sight of a yoga mat!

There is nothing like the energy, connection and comradery of a live movement class, whatever the style of session. Yoga or Pilates classes can provide opportunities to connect with other people who are also interested in fitness and wellness. This can lead to new friendships and social connections, enhancing your overall well-being. In-studio classes also have the number one benefit of having the teacher there, not just leading and instructing students, but observing, adjusting, and teaching to the exact level of the students present. This teacher-student dynamic is absent when practising or exercising at home with a YouTube video.

In today's hectic and often fast-paced world, it's easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of everyday life and forget to take a moment to appreciate all the good things in our lives. However, expressing gratitude has been shown to have a wide range of benefits for both mental and physical health - some of which may surprise you!

I spent many painful years striving for perfection. This futile journey over two decades punched and knocked me down at every turn. Time and time again, I'd fall, get back up, and pursue perfection again and again. Each fall left a wound... deep enough to render me, over the years, feeling worthless, not good enough, and terrified of stepping up to life. I didn't know my disease at the time, but it was slowly eating away at me. One day, weak and exhausted, I decided enough was enough.

Did you know that the winter blues, or seasonal affective disorder (SAD), affects around 2 million people in the UK (NHS). Symptoms commonly include:

* depression
* sleep problems
* lethargy
* overeating
* irritability
* feeling down and unsociable