Kapucia Presents: Meet Your Guardian Angel

31st October 18:30 – 19:30

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Everyone has guardian angels, they look out for you and support your life from behind the scenes.

You can lift your energy to meet yours and they will help reconnect you to your path and purpose. They have an infinite supply of guidance, love and light to share with you.

Book on to this class to strengthen your connection to the angelic realm and raise your vibrational frequency!

Our guide, Geniene was taught meditation in personal practice with a former buddhist monk and met her Guardian Angel Celeste, in 2014. Since then she was guided into a soul journey in Thailand, India and Bali and is now inspiring others on their own journeys.

Geniene will be guiding us to meet our guardian angel in this special class.

Limited number of spaces.

Energy Exchange is £8
Kapucia
27 Lord Street, L2 9SA United Kingdom Liverpool

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The Law of Polarity

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Anakin Skywalker: If you’re not with me, then you’re my enemy.

Obi-Wan Kenobi: Only a Sith deals in absolutes.

Why open with dialogue from star wars? In this scene we establish that Anakin has become polarised to such a degree, that he can only see two versions of reality. When Obi-Wan Kenobi  replies “that only a Sith deals in absolutes” he is reminding the antagonist character (Anakin) that absolutes are what drive us to taking an extreme point of view, which can ultimately render us powerless.

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The law of polarity is one of seven hermetic principles that are said to govern our universe. One of the easiest ways to understand the law of polarity is to imagine a pole. One side is very hot, the other very cold. Although hot and cold may appear to be opposites, they are in fact extremes of the same thing, (in this case temperature) Sir Isaac Newton revealed that “any action has an equal and opposite reaction; forces come in pairs”

So how does the law of polarity relate to our own lives?

We experience these polarising affects in our everyday lives. In politics, in the media, in business and even amongst our peers.
Problems begin to arise when we swing too far towards either side of this pole. We can start to lose the ability to empathise fully, and in essence (unknowingly in most cases) give our power away to whatever is behind the polarising feud.

In most cases, the only people that benefit from polarisation is the group/idea behind the creation of the pole.
For example, imagine a group decides that all their members must speak a certain accent. The people that do have the particular and wanted accent are happy to participate in the group. The people who do not have the accent become enraged that they are excluded, purely based upon the way in which they speak. People argue, words are thrown around, the row explodes onto social media.

Now think, who benefits from this? Not the polarised individuals, but the group. The group received a ton of exposure and are thrilled that polarising others boosted their own popularity.
The law of polarity can work to our advantage in many respects. It is what allows us to learn and expand in wonderful ways. We experience problems, and then find solutions. This is how amazing invention has taken place, and how great thinkers and scientists have changed the way we understand the world.

However, to live a balanced and harmonious lifestyle, becoming depolarised is key. One can never be fully depolarised in this dualistic and physical reality, but we can take steps to protect ourselves from falling into polarised viewpoints, which may not serve us.

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How to know if we are polarised?
• We see a post on the internet we disagree with and reply with our view point straight away
• We become extremely upset if others disagree with us
• We find it hard to communicate our view point’s to someone who has an opposite one
• Feeling an us Vs them vibration throughout our day

Does this mean that in order to become depolarised, we have to start changing who we are and engage with people we dislike? No way! But it does mean that we start to release the frustration that robs us of feeling self-empowered.

How to feel less polarised?
• Breathe. If we feel ourselves beginning to let frustration or even anger take over, we can take deep breaths before we act. We may notice that by focusing on our own energetic circuit, we begin to loosen our grip on the drama that was drawing us in.
• Become the observer. This technique requires some visualisation, but is fairly straight forward. In a conversation that causes us to feel polarised, simply take a step back and imagine that we are viewing this situation from an outside perspective, almost as a movie. Take time to view both sides. If we still feel that our view point, is the view point that we relate to, that is fine! We don’t have to change our opinions, we are just changing the way we either voice them/or receive others’.
• Ask ourselves, why do I care? This may sound like a blasé statement, but it is one that can help us hugely. Sometimes in life there are things we must stand up for and advocate for. Other times it is best to simply ask ourselves why we are letting whatever situation it may be hit a raw nerve.

Here is an example of a fictitious, online polarised conversation in action;
Person A: Well you’re wrong, and what you’re saying is stupid
Person B: I don’t think so, where do you get your information from anyway?
Person A: What is that to you? You need to grow up
Person B: How dare you speak to me like that!

(And on and on and on until someone gets fed up, or gets too upset)

What a depolarised online conversation would look like;
Person A: Well you’re wrong and what you’re saying is stupid
Person B: [Ignores comment and exists scene]

Internet ‘trolls’ in particular pray on polarised individuals for their own ends. As a teenager I learnt the hard way when ‘trolls’ caused me to leave social media, due to bullying.  If I could give my younger-self some advice I would say “Don’t feed the trolls ~ study the law of polarity instead”

We claim back our personal power, by managing and checking in with the way we feel regularly. We give our power away when we live from a reactive state of existence; meaning that how we feel is directly linked to how others’ oppose us.

Opposition exists for the sake of expansion. It does not exist to dim our light, or halt our growth, by keeping us in that opposing state energetically for long periods of time.

Breathe, observe, and release, in order to; grow, learn and reach our highest potential.

Alyssa x

Check out Alyssa’s Blog Here

Guided Meditation with Geniene

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12th September 5:30- 6:30pm

“Where there is peace and meditation, there is neither anxiety or doubt” ♥

Would you like to combat stress? Sleep better? Be happier, more peaceful and content?

Don’t beat your self up with your wild mind, start with meditation.
In time you will learn to work kindly with the barrage of thoughts and you will find clarity and peacefulness.

Kapucia are introducing a brand new guided meditation class for 2017 every Tuesday from 5.30pm.

Our guide, Geniene was taught meditation in personal practice with a former buddhist monk and having returned from a stint of travelling in India, Bali and Thailand is guiding us weekly into how to go within, clear the mind of unwanted clutter , bringing peace, bliss and self empowerment.

All levels are welcome. Energy Exchange is £5

Kapucia
27 Lord Street, L2 9SA United Kingdom Liverpool

The Great Gathering Liverpool: Meditation/Discussion/Dance

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If someone offered you the opportunity to save the Earth would you take it up?
If YOU were given a chance to assist humanity make an evolutionary jump… would you be interested?

This day, all over the planet, souls of every race and creed are meditating, praying or just thinking about the following:

MESSAGE FROM CHIEF SITTING BULL.
http://worldgathering.net/gathering.html

THE RAINBOW DREAM VISION OF HOPE
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Greetings friends, sisters and brothers. It is with great pleasure and anticipation that I’m contacting you regarding this unique opportunity where hundreds of thousands of us are taking part in The Great Gathering Together Circle all on the same day at the same time to help visualise and move forward into a new paradigm and to manifest a more peaceful harmonious way of life. The power and potential of so many people using thought to create our future reality all together is immensely profound.

Join us for a group meditation/discussion/songs/music/ dance in Liverpool on the Thursday the 17th of August at Kapucia wellness centre on Lord Street. We will meet to assist in the world paradigm shift and to manifest The Rainbow Dream Vision of Hope.

Please arrive at 6.30pm
Music/songs/instructions 6.50pm
Meditation start 7pm
Meditation end 7.30pm
Songs/discussion 7.30pm
Music/dance 8pm
Finish 9pm

Venue: https://kapucia.com/about-us/

Food/drinks/juices/snacks available.
Check out the Facebook event here
Please show your support for the future of all life on earth, give gratitude to Gaia and share this post – it will be a magical transformative evening.
Limited capacity so please mark as attending and private message me.

Free entry:
donations are welcomed. All donations will be given to sick people who are struggling to pay for alternative therapy and medicine

How To Communicate Assertively

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Throughout our lives we experience a series of crossroads. Some roads lead us to carry on the path we are currently on. Whilst other paths lead us to new pastures. No paths ever take us backwards, ensuring that we continuously move forwards with every new day that we are blessed with.

During these crossroads, we may realise that there are people or situations in our lives that we no longer resonate with. These could include our jobs, hobbies, friends or even family members. To walk away from these people/situations (if they are harmful to our growth and wellbeing) is a sign of authenticity in its maturity stage.

Assertiveness is when we confidently and positively express our opinions, ideas and talents. For example, Person A may ask; “Will you help me with this project tomorrow?” If you can and you want to, by all means say yes. Remember though, saying no is also an option. So many of us will say yes so as not to upset anybody. In truth, living our lives this way will ultimately wear us out!

When we hold the core belief that we are each equal to everyone else (not better or worse) but equal, we can then begin communicate from a
place of true equality.

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Saying no to someone’s demands or walking away from situations we find uncomfortable is totally acceptable!

If we are made to feel as though we are wrong, or that we have upset or let others down, because our answer has not ‘fit in’ with others’ expectations, we have to re-evaluate. We must at this point, consider if we are being treated equally within the relationship.

We don’t have to be aggressive expressing who we are, but at same time we don’t have ‘tip toe’ around a person in case we upset them. If you speak your wants and needs clearly and assertively without aggressive tones, you have nothing to fear.

Below I will share with you 9 tips to help you in understanding what assertiveness looks like, and how you can implement an assertive energy into your life.

Tips on how to be assertive

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1) Start a sentence with the word I in situations of debate. 

For example, when trying to resolve an issue, aggressive language would be “you always do this!”
Assertive language would be “I feel disappointed when you change plans at the last minute” you can express your feelings without giving away your power, or trying to control someone else.

2) Maintaining eye contact. 

Ok, we don’t want to have a full on freakish staring competition, but not having any eye contact shows discomfort and indecisiveness. Maintaining it shows you are present within the conversation. If you struggle with eye contact, you can practice on yourself in the mirror. This may feel awkward at first, but it is a great technique to build confidence. After all, our eyes are the windows to the soul.

3) Practice good body posture. 

If you are able, standing tall rather than slouching will allow you to feel more assertive in yourself. Keep your shoulders back, and your head high. When you walk into a room, people will notice. This may feel unusual at first, especially if you’ve been used to slouching in order to ‘blend in’. Just know that the way you walk really will change how you feel within yourself.

4) Avoid being vague. 

“You’re always criticising me” may be an easy thing to say in frustration, but being generalised and not specific actually can damage your ability to be assertive.
Instead you could say; “This is the third time this week you have critiqued my decision”. This is a more specific statement and therefore helps you to stand your ground. When we speak facts instead of random thoughts we can be more assertive and create boundaries with others.

5) Speak facts, not judgements. 

Saying “he’s so bad at his job” is not an assertive way of describing a person that you have a professional issue with.
Saying “this is the second time he has misplaced important documents” however, is a fact not a judgement. When you are assertive there is no need to judge others. You can still vocalise issues that need to be talked about, in a non-judgemental way.

6) Silence is a great tool. 
Filling in silences that you find awkward is something that so many of us have done, but remember, thinking through your words through before you speak is totally fine! If someone asks you “can you pick me up from the airport tomorrow” there are 3 ways you can answer.

Passive language “erm, I think I can, yes, ok that’s fine”

Aggressive language “Are you kidding me! How come I’m always the one doing you favours? Or “ok I’ll do it but you best be on time”

Assertive language (pause to think) you could say; “I’ll have to think about that” or ‘yes’ or ‘no’ depending on whether you can or cannot. It’s a simple answer to a simple question.

7) Be mindful of the tone of your voice. 

Sometimes we may think we are being assertive but mumbling shows passive language and high pitched tones or raised voices show aggressiveness. Practice being assertive with a voice that is neutral, natural yet controlled.

8) Express your emotions clearly. 

This tip is quite straight forward. If you communicate how you feel, crossed wires with others can be avoided.

9) You are responsible for yourself. 

Your behavior and your personality is your responsibility. (Unless you have a medical condition which is out of your control, which alters this statement)
On the most part it is you that decides whether to let a person or situation control you, or whether you instigate arguments and drama. Staying assertive in situations won’t compromise the way you feel about yourself, and the way you treat others. Remember that boundaries are healthy, and you have every right to live with them in mind.

Written by Alyssa Cruise

Check out her blog here

 

 

 

Hot Yoga at Your Yoga Studio

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Miss Chief’s review of the 10-day pass for new students at Your Yoga Studio Liverpool on Wood Street.

After a busy and stressful life lately, I decided that it was time for a bit of time out. Hot yoga provides a great meditation environment where I could totally relax, free my mind and focus on myself. This is how it went;

Day One:

Class: Hot Yoga for Beginners with Debbie Radcliffe

Today was my first class, feeling nervous, I went into the studio and found my place, there were no spaces on the back row so I ended up right behind the instructor. This made me extra nervous because now I knew I had to do my best because everybody would be looking right next to me.

When the instructor asked if there was anybody new to the class and I was the only one who put up their hand, I quickly felt myself wanting to walk straight back out again. Before we started I had the face towel on my head removing the sweat from my forehead as it started to sting my eyes. The instructor set us into a relaxing meditation before getting into any movements. The heat then became easier, it didn’t feel as hot as I remembered Hot Yoga in the past.

Today’s class was a slow flow for beginners, we moved at a pace which was easy to follow and pick up with a lot repetition. The main part I struggled with was planking. Although I have been working out at the gym, this definitely doesn’t prepare you for the good Ol’ killer plank.

The instructor had a lovely presence, not to overwhelming and a nice calm voice. I have been searching for a good yoga instructor since my favorite Finnish Ballerina instructor Sanna, who has since become one of my biggest inspirations. Today’s instructor Debbie came around the class and helped get everybody into the correct position, giving pointers on alignment and tips on how to get a better stretch and know you’re feeling the right things.

Overall I was really pleased with this class, it was nice to start with a slow flow, to prepare for the rest of the classes. Now I better make sure that I drink enough water!!

Day Two;

Class: Hot fit flow fly class with Steven Jones

Today my boyfriend came along with me to hot yoga. A few years ago, we came and done a 20-day taster course.

We went into the room to relax and get used to the heat, one by one people entered, but unlike yesterday’s beginners class, after a few more confident looking people came in, we looked at each other and had the same though “maybe this is an advanced class”.  This class was a lot faster paced, quick transitions between poses, a lot of repetition helped us to look like we knew what we were doing a little bit. We surprisingly kept up the pace and didn’t struggle as much as originally thought we would.

I told my boyfriend that it was only girls at the class yesterday which made his face light up, but to his dissatisfaction in today’s class it was mainly male dominated (haha). I feel like I had a great workout, really worked on the core today and feel super refreshed.

Need to keep drinking water.

Day Three;

Class: Absolute Hot Yoga 60m with Steph Henshaw

Today I decided to do Hot Yoga in my lunch break as I had been invited to get my hair done by Aveda in the evening.

The class was advertised at absolute hot yoga 60m but as the instructor Steph was substituting for the usual instructor she changed the class to a flow.

Today’s class was quite small, so we had loads of space, but that also left me feeling a lot more bare, nowhere to hide for cover if I feel like giving up at any point. Steph was actually taught in hot yoga by my old instructor Sanna, you could tell this as she worked you hard!! The flow was a quick pace but then this lead into long plank holds, she would make you hold it for so much longer than you think, my whole body was shaking but I did not want to give up.

The heat is the same but I felt like I could cope with it better, at the point when it feels too hot from doing the downward dog position over and over, the stand-up work came to save me. I did find that in other classes my balance had been fine, but today I found balancing in some positions a little difficult.

Day Four;

Class: Hot Yoga Core Power with Margie Kirk

I was planning to take today off as a rest day and let my body recover, but I think I’m addicted, my skin feels amazing, I have extra energy and  I want to just keep going. I looked at the class schedule and seen that it was a core workout and I thought ok yes, this is the target area I want to build on. I’m so glad I did.

Margie was a fantastic instructor, this class had some flow, but it was mainly slow paced with more focus on getting the moves correct. This is just what I needed. Margie went around the class and helped point out tips on what we should be feeling and how to better the move, also helping fix you into the right alignment. She was very strict however, if she spotted you fidgeting between moves or trying to wipe your face she would point it out straight away. I felt like a naughty kid sometimes, but this then helped me stay completely focused on the practise.

I also found that all this time I hadn’t been getting the best out of my warrior 2 position. I always thought the move was about the front leg, when it is actually about the back one. Once I changed the move and found out how to use the back leg as the stretch and push out through my back little toe, this has changed the pose altogether for me. I wonder how many other positions I am not benefitting from fully at the moment! I see this as a positive though, because learning is fun and always knowing there is always something new to improve on just makes me want to continue finding out more.

Day 5- Rest Day

Day 6 – Rest day

Day 7 – Rest Day

Day 8;

Class: Absolute Hot Yoga with Steven Jones  

Today I missed the beginners class because I was bringing my friend and she didn’t finish work until later, so we made the Absolute Hot Yoga 60m class with Steven Jones

Today the room seemed so much hotter, I don’t know if that’s because of my rest days or it was actually hotter.  Although the class had a different name it was exactly the same as Fit, Flow, Fly, I’m not sure why the classes have different names if it’s exactly the same. That’s fine though, it was a good challenge. Having Heather in the class made me lose concentration at time as a few giggles went on quietly at the back, I did manage to focus in the end though and get through it.

I must drink more on my rest days!!

Day 9;

Class: Fit, Flow, Fly with Steven Jones

Today’s class was the earlier class but was exactly the same as the day before.

My body feels like it can stretch more freely, I think I may have finally learned how to go from downward dog into plank and then cobra correctly now, it’s about trying to keep that bum higher up and coming down from plank right into the elbows.

I have been working hard lately using the mirror to try and correct my alignment. This is where going to Margie Kirks class really helps, she will walk around and correct your posture. Steven is a really good teacher, his voice is very soothing and the movements are fast, but not too fast. He does give some tips and corrects some moves, but the nature of this class being a faster flow, doesn’t give much opportunity it seems.

Day 10 – rest day due to other commitments.

Overall, I feel more focused and relaxed, my body and mind are at one. My skin feels amazing and it has encouraged me to drink plenty of water, which normally I don’t do.

I would love to keep up hot yoga but the classes and passes are a little expensive, I will probably look at doing drop in sessions as and when but it’s not something I could commit to every week just because of the cost.

It has encouraged me to maybe look at focusing on normal (non hot) yoga classes and work on correcting my moves before paying and taking them into a hot class.

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Five Keys to Avoid Overwhelm

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Before I share the five keys, I want to clarify the difference between overwhelm and burnout. Overwhelm is often an in-the-moment feeling and can be triggered by stress. It leaves us feeling as though we can’t handle everything going on around us.
However, unlike overwhelm, burn out happens when we haven’t been listening to the signals our body sends, we become exhausted and before long we’ve reached burnout.
This article focuses upon overwhelm, how to avoid it and how you can kiss overwhelm goodbye for good!
1. Just Say No!

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Are you saying n o enough? As someone who is most probably empowered, passionate and creative you have already learnt to say yes to lots of things. In most cases this is a positive practice. Saying yes pushes us out of our comfort zones. It opens amazing new doors of opportunity and growth. However, before you reach burn out check in with yourself and ask yourself; “am I saying yes to too many things?”
You can easily begin to feel overwhelmed when you can’t manage your obligations fully. Or perhaps you’ve taken on too many responsibilities. Now’s the time to take an objective step back and see if there are areas in your life that you could ‘trim back on’ to suit you better. Don’t be afraid to reach out and ask for help, as feeling burdened is one sure way to lead to overwhelm.

2. Start Your Day Right

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When we start our day in the right frame of mind we feel more in control of our lives. Have you ever had a day you woke up late for something? Perhaps it left you feeling flustered and agitated and then you noticed ho w the rest of the day seemed to follow suit. Yes, we are human and those days can happen to us all. But when those days become more than a one off is when overwhelm will become a problem.
Begin your day in the most peaceful and productive way possible. The first thing I do is drink water with fresh lemon and yes, I do this before I check my phone, social media or emails! After waking we need to fuel our bodies. I also read a chapter from a book that inspires and motivates me. This offers me focus and intention for my own purpose that day.
Think about how you can start your day in the most positive and empowered way and come up with morning routines that nourish and nurture you. Maybe stretches, yoga or listening to an uplifting podcast. Having a morning ritual such as these, makes it very hard for overwhelm to find you and try to bring you down.

3. Don’t Hop Around

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See if you recognise yourself in any of these statements.
• I structure my workdays
• I move methodically from one project to the next, with space between each
• I finish one task and then move immediately to another
• I have many tasks on the go at any one time
• I’m restless and constantly checking social media, emails etc., while planning my day
When we create a schedule we’re less likely to face overwhelm. If we give ourselves set time between each task to reboot and reset, we’ll feel less stressed and better able to cope with the demands of our job. Unlike ‘hopping’ around with no organised plan, which can easily lead to overwhelm.
4. Tidy Up Time!

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I remember as a young child in school we had ‘tidy up time’. This was a set amount of time for the end of the day where we would get our coats, bags, lunchbox and pens packed and ready to be taken home. Now as an adult I still remind myself to participate in this tidy up time, in a new, structured and practical way.
So, how can you implement this same philosophy into your busy day? It’s simple, take time before your day has finished to catch up on any loose ends. After all, when you get home to spend time with those you love, they should have your undivided attention. But, that’s difficult to do if you’re thinking about that last email you should have sent, or the phone call you forgot to make.
By scheduling in 30 minutes before the end of each day, you’re giving yourself the opportunity to review, evaluate and complete those tasks that just can’t wait. You’re taking control of a much better work/life balance and creating harmony between the two.
5. Be the Captain of Your Own Attitude

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Are you ready to be the captain of your attitudes and improve the way you approach life?
Overwhelm, simply put, is when we feel we have lost control of the moment that we are in. It can leave us feeling; flustered, confused and stressed. But, what if we approached every moment from a conscious place of confidence, high energy and trust?
When unforeseen circumstances arise are you going to be the person who yells out, ‘I don’t know what to do!’ or are you going to be the person who calmly says to yourself, ‘I don’t have a plan right this second, but I know all things can be figured out and resolved’.
The decision is yours. If you make a conscious choice in every moment to stand in your own personal power, you are the calm within the storm. Decide to be the voice of reason when everyone else is in chaos.

Leave Overwhelm Behind for Good
Implement these strategies and;
• learn what to say no to
• start your day right
• enjoy a better work/life balance
• prioritise tasks
• be in control your own thoughts and
• you will very rarely feel overwhelmed again
We cannot see what the future holds, or what awaits us. But, we can breathe deeply and make a promise to ourselves that we will learn to handle everything we’re faced with. Whatever we have on our plate we can deal with….one step at a time.

 

Post written by Alyssa Cruise –

Check out her blog here

Melanoma UK – Check Yourself

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Hello to all the wonderful readers of the Miss Chief new website. 

I am so honoured to have been asked to contribute to this amazing new website and without wanting to bore you, I thought it would be a good idea to just give you a little background on me and the reason I am covering as much as I can to do with health & wellbeing and how important it is to look after yourself on the inside as well as the outside.

My name is Di Cannon and I have lived in Liverpool all my life….all 50 years of them. I have had the good fortune of being raised by a very loving family and although I doubt my mum, after having 4 children, was expecting to have another little bundle of joy at the age of 40, she did and here I am to tell the tale.

My parents worked hard all their life and that’s the environment I was raised in.  I left school and started work at the National Girobank 2 weeks before my 17th birthday and having served the company for 25 years, I finally left in 2008 to start my own consultancy business and I have never looked back.

My company helps other businesses grow by getting them ready for finance/funding…..now before you turn off, I am not going to put you to sleep about double-digit growth or Brexit, there is actually a reason I need you to know this as working with so many companies over the years opened my eyes to my passion and that is health & well being. Some of the business owners have looked at me as though I have gone a little mad when I tell them they must create a happier & healthier workplace because ultimately if staff are happy & healthy then they perform at their best….I think we can all relate to that.  I now get the best of everything as my business owners listen and make changes wherever possible to do this so I can put my passion and business together and make a real difference.

Sadly in 2013 I was hit with a personal tragedy when my niece who was re diagnosed with melanoma skin cancer and this vile disease killed her in December 2014 at the young age of 38. Claire was originally diagnosed in early 2000 when her mum spotted a mole on her back that just didn’t look right.  After a number of visits to doctors and finally an oncologist, she was diagnosed with early stages of melanoma.  Back in 2000 I don’t think any of us would know what melanoma was, we certainly didn’t think it was a killer but it was and it is.  Claire had her mole removed and was given the ‘all clear’ 3 years later.  We now sadly know, you never really get the all clear and in 2013 when taking a shower she found a lump under her arm which turned out to be stage four melanoma. The following 12 months went by with chemotherapy, radiation and then finally she was days away from getting on a new melanoma drug trial only to find there was a tumour on her brain.

This photo was taken on her wedding day 2 years before she died.

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Claire suffered so much in her final weeks and when she died I vowed to do whatever i could to help others know exactly what melanoma is and how to protect your body.  So i don’t overload you, this information will come in various topics but for now I want to highlight to check your body for that Ugly Duckling….the mole that “just don’t look right”

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EARLY DETECTION

Melanoma diagnosed in its early stage can be successfully treated by surgery. If a melanoma is discovered when still less than 1mm thick, the prognosis is excellent.

 

Checking yourself and your loved ones

Check your entire body regularly, including skin not normally exposed to the sun. You should ask for help from someone else to check difficult-to-see areas, such as your back, neck and scalp. Follow the ‘Ugly Duckling’ method – if you notice a mole or skin lesion that looks out of place or feels different from the others, see a doctor.

Skin Self Examination

It’s important to check your skin, preferably on a regular basis. The best time to do this is after a bath or shower in a well-lit room in front of a full-length mirror.

You can use a hand-held mirror to look at areas that are hard to see, such as the backs of your thighs. You might get a spouse or close friend or family member to help you with these exams, especially for hard-to-see areas like your back or scalp.

The first time you examine your skin, spend time carefully going over the entire surface. Learn the pattern of moles, blemishes, freckles, and other marks on your skin so that you’ll notice any changes next time. If you look at your skin regularly, you will know what’s normal for you. Be sure to show your doctor any areas that concern you.

Follow the step by step instructions in the Mole Map to examine your skin and keep a log:

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The ABCDEs of melanoma

Melanomas can often be detected using the ABCDE system, although not all melanoma lesions show these characteristics:

Asymmetry: two halves of the mole are different from one another

Border: the edges of the mole are poorly defined. It is ragged, notched, blurred or an irregular shape

Colour: the colour is uneven with shades of black, brown and tan. Melanomas may also be white, grey, red, pink or blue

Different: from other lesions (ugly duckling) there is a change, particularly an increase, in size. Melanomas are usually bigger than the end of a pencil (6mm)

Evolving: changing

Getting a professional skin check

If you are at increased risk of melanoma, including having had melanoma before, you and your partner are advised to learn to recognize suspicious lesions. You should also discuss professional skin monitoring with your doctor.

What else to look for

  • Melanomas can appear as a new spot or an existing spot, freckle or mole that has changed in colour, shape or size.
  • Sometimes melanomas may bleed or be itchy, and they may become raised quickly and catch on clothing.
  • While many melanoma are multi-coloured, they can also be white or the same colour as your skin.
  • Some types of melanoma develop over a period of weeks or months, while others tend to develop more slowly.
  • Nodular melanomas are a type that grow rapidly and need to be removed urgently. They are most often found on the head and neck and in older people, particularly men. They are raised, firm and often uniform in colour.
  • A melanoma that shows multi-colouring.

 

 

Kapucia’s Concious Cinema Presents “What The Health”

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Kapucia’s Conscious Cinema is in our main studio kitted out with a large projector screen & plenty of bean bags, cushions & chairs. Our first showing presents the outstanding documentary “What the health”.

Filmmaker Kip Andersen uncovers the secret to preventing and even reversing chronic diseases, and he investigates why the nation’s leading health organizations doesn’t want people to know about it.

It highlights the myth that nutrition is separate to medicine, and uncovers raw and obvious truths that once seen cannot be forgotten.

An inspiring and educational documentary to be enjoyed with like-minded individuals and Kapucia raw food and a comfortable surroundings. Grab a beanbag!

Being served on the day:

All of our food products are made with 100% Organic ingredients.

Coconut bacon, Lettuce and Tomato flatbreads
Courgetti
Cashew Cheese Ploughman’s
Smoothies
Sweet treats including Cacao Balls, Fudge Brownies
Cacao Elixirs
Matcha Tea plus more…

Date: Sunday 13th August
Time: 6pm
Cost: £5 (which is redeemable against any food and drink being served)

Venue

Kapucia, 27 Lord St, Liverpool L2, UK

To find out more click here

Corporate Wellness Experience

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Corporate wellness experiences

What to expect from a day at Kapucia

Mental health issues such as anxiety and depression are among the top 5 reasons employees are absent from work.

An active dedication to wellness within the workplace is required in order to keep absenteeism to a minimum, the link between wellness and producitivity is well known.

The east has been embracing alternative therapies and remedies for thousands of years. This knowledge is invaluable to our western lifestyle and way of life.

Our Kapucia team, having been active in the corporate world, have devised a programme to counteract the stresses and strains of life within the demanding world of business.

At our wellness day, attendees will be treated to an array of relaxation treatments and techniques, such as:

* Meditation
* Yoga
* Reiki
* Massage
* Acupuncture
* Pandorastar
* Raw Plant-Based Food Tasters

We are holding a FREE event to introduce these treatments to HR/wellbeing representatives from companies that feel they may benefit from having more relaxed employees.

Venue

Kapucia, 27 Lord St, Liverpool L2, UK

To find out more information click here