Hello and happy new year! As you may know, I’m following yoga teacher and Celtic spirituality guide Mari Kennedy on an online journey through the Celtic Calendar over the next 12 months. The journey began at Samhain (end of October) which is the Celtic new year and which impresses upon us that the new always …
It’s December 31st and I woke up this morning with a vague feeling of panic that I haven’t made any resolutions, or properly plotted out my intentions for the new year or done a vision board, or cleaned the grout on my bathroom tiles. It was that impending sense of doom that I am unprepared for …
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This New Year’s, turn traditional goal-setting on it’s head by planning how you want to feel in various parts of your life. If your heart’s been pacing to find a better way to set your life goals, I can show you how at my next New Year’s Desire Map workshop.
DESIRE MAP WORKSHOPS – JANUARY TO MARCH 2019
Boom Studios, Bangor, Co. Down
Free & Clear – 3 weeks – the prequel to the Desire Map, this three week deep dive into where you are right now will get you ready to map your Desires.
You receive the worksheets, 90 minute small group session and the opportunity to buy an Undated Desire Map Planner (worth £40) for a discounted rate.
January 16, 23, 30 @ 7:30 – 9pm – £50
The Desire Map Level 1 – 5 weeks – this is where you get clear on what your Core Desired Feelings are. This will be an exhilarating 5 week exploration of what makes your heart sing. The point is to FEEL GOOD!
You receive the Desire Map Workbook, 5 x 90 minute group sessions.
February 6, 13, 27
March 6, 13 @ 7:30 – 9pm – £175
Sign up for both courses (8 weeks) for £200
Pay £25 (£50 if paying for both courses) deposit to PayPal.me/strutandbellow to reserve your spot – only 10 spaces available
On line – virtual class
Free & Clear – 3 weeks – hour long video conference, private FB group, lifetime access to recording, discounted 1 to 1 catch up call.
January 17, 24, 31 @ 9pm GMT – £65
The Desire Map Level 1 – 5 weeks – hour long video conference, private FB group, lifetime access to material, discounted catch up call
February 7, 14, 28
March 7, 14 @ 9pm GMT – £200
Sign up for both courses (8 weeks) for £250
Pay £25 deposit (£50 if paying for both courses) to PayPal.me/strutandbellow to reserve your place – only 8 places available
Instead of asking yourself what you want to accomplish, do, or have this year, I want you to tune into your inner knowing and find out how you want to feel in every area of your life. With New Year’s around the corner, this is a totally different approach to goal setting that won’t burn out by February. I’m hosting a Desire Map workshop about aligning inner atunement with outer attainment. Less striving, more living. Learn more here.
When was the last time someone asked you this: “How do you want to feel?” In my upcoming Desire Map workshop, a guided experience for holistic life planning, I’m going to help you get clear on that question, just in time for the New Year. If you’re ready to set resolutions that feel GOOD, click here.
When you think of “New Year Goals” what comes to mind? Encouragement or anxiety? Soulful striving or giving up?
Before you think about the external things you want to accomplish in 2019, I want you to pause, and get clear on how you most want to feel. I will be hosting a special workshop for you that give you a guidance system for making choices and setting goals based on how you want to feel in various areasof your life. This is a revolutionary way to set goals this New Year.
Based on the best-selling book The Desire Map by Danielle LaPorte
You want it.
Aspiring. Hoping. Reaching. So you make a plan to get it. The bucket list. To-do lists. Objectives. Goals.
You’re not chasing the goal, you’re chasing a feeling you hope the goal will give you. So what if you first get clear on how you actually want to feel in your life, and then set your intentions? Game-changer.
Created by Danielle LaPorte, The Desire Map is a tool for holistic living. It puts your Core Desired Feelings at the heart of your goal setting and life planning. And it all begins with YOUR FEELINGS.
Want a taste? Introduction to The Desire Map is a five-day digital exploration in identifying your deepest desires. It’s the first part of the Desire Mapping process.
Desire to Feel Better? Ya, you do.
“Knowing how you want to feel is the most potent form of clarity you can have. Generating those feelings is the most powerful thing you can do with your life.”
Whether on stage or on set, I’m at my most ‘me’ when I’m playing someone else. I’ve been privileged to work with some amazing artists on wonderful projects.
My career was launched in 1997 with a year and a half in the cast of the BBC’s EastEnders. It was a baptism of fire in more ways than one. It was the best training in screen acting I could have hoped for. This was followed by various gigs in TV but one favourite was getting to be a Cookson Lady in the mini-series A Dinner of Herbs. Catherine Cookson was a prolific writer from the North East of England and the TV adaptations were beloved in my home as it was were half my family came from. So getting to by Mary Ellen and spend three months in my ‘other’ home of Durham was a joy.
A theatre highlight was playing Perdita in Nick Hytner’s production of The Winter’s Tale by Shakespeare on the Olivier stage at the National Theatre in London. Despite my lack of formal training, Hytner gave me the opporuntity to learn guerrilla style from great theatre actors like Deborah Findlay, Julian Wadham, Alex Jennings and Claire Skinner. I was coached by the formidable voice teacher Patsy Rodenberg. It was one of the most glorious summers of my life.
More recently, playing the wife of DI John Bacchus in Inspector George Gently over a few years was great fun. Once again it was a chance to work at ‘home’ in the North East, though I was cast when they shot the series in Ireland. Getting to share a screen with Martin Shaw and Lee Ingleby was a real treat.