Grab your drink of choice – no judgement here – and enjoy 5 minutes with me. I've got an update for you on my massage treatments and mindfulness sessions as we head towards Alert Level 3, I'll share my thoughts on my time in self-retreat and let you know about a therapeutic treat for your Mum this Mother's Day.
Massage & Mindfulness...
Here at Emma-Kate I support my people, my community and all of New Zealand by continuing to retreat inside my home over the coming weeks. My clinic locations are unable to open until we reach Alert Level 2.
Please continue to follow me on social media for updated information. I'll be in touch as soon as I have an opening date for in-clinic massage and mindfulness. I'm certainly missing seeing and treating you in-person.
However, I’ve been enjoying staying in touch with people via online Mindfulness sessions and guiding them through unfamiliar times. If you'd like to book a guided Mindfulness session, please send me an email to arrange a suitable time.
Greet the day with a heartfelt intention...
I’ve talked before about the power of our mindset. Leading into Isolation I made a conscious decision we wouldn’t use this word inside our home, we would simply call it “self-retreat.”
Being on self-retreat has given me the time and grace to figure out me again - to question what is and isn’t working for me, and to do more of the positive. I’ve appreciated the gift of sitting in meditation, connecting and feeling. Through this process I've developed a new morning ritual – a beautiful way to greet the day with a heartfelt intention.
To discover more about this practice, join me over on Instagram. I've shared a few videos and my thoughts around heartfelt intention. I'd love to know what you think.
If you’d like to begin your own guided mindfulness practice at home, I’ve put together a printable worksheet that will help you set your intention each day. Please remember, one day at a time is enough right now. Relax your mind and free it from tensions.
I love you Mum...
If you’re fortunate to have your Mum with you, near you or within virtual reach this Mother’s Day – show her how much you love her. Have her favourite morning brew waiting for her or cook her a delicious meal if she’s in your bubble. If she’s not within arm’s reach, call her for a simple “Mum, I love you and I can’t wait to hug you.”
If you’d like to give your Mum the gift of therapeutic touch, you can purchase a massage gift voucher from the comfort of your couch. Gift vouchers cannot be redeemed until we enter Level 2, but I’m sure your Mum will love knowing she has something beautiful to look forward to.
Until next time, I’d like to remind you of a thought I’ve shared with you before –
When you can’t control what’s happening, challenge yourself to control the way you respond to what’s happening. That’s where you power is.
For me, I still find myself amongst nature in my backyard. It is a place where I can self-calm, ground my body and mind, and remind myself to breathe in each moment as it comes and to breathe out the stresses I can’t control.
I continue to surround myself safely, and virtually, with the people I love. Connection is still alive and beautiful.
If you'd like to share moments of your self-retreat with me, you are welcome to join me on social media or send me an email. I love hearing from you.
Be safe, be kind, be well,