Archive | July, 2012

Meditation As A Cure For Modern Madness

3 Jul

By Jenny Burrell BSc (Hons), Founder of Burrell Education, Specialist For Pregnancy and Post Natal Fitness& Therapy Education, London, UK.

I don’t know who actually said it but it’s priceless….‘Thoughts are just things!’  Indeed, they are but when we constantly stay in the ‘noise’ of daily life we don’t give ourselves an opportunity to ponder and process events with sufficient depth.  The kind of depth that means we don’t over-react, take things personally and blow our tops when it’s not quite the right thing to do ;-(.  Anyway, committing to a daily meditation practice, even for 5-10 mins a day can dramatically improve our ability to process the onslaught of information that we are all fed daily and develop the power of ‘witnessing’ and ‘observing’ events with a lot less judgement and reaction.

For the last 3 years I’ve been a dedicated (most days) student of meditation and on the 30th May, I’ll return to teaching  ‘class’ but no jumping up and down for me 🙂  Instead, I’ll be sitting in virtual silence and won’t be moving very much at all!  I’m teaching my very own meditation class!  It’s a HUGE nod to simply doing what makes me happy, regardless of potential income, and without obsessing about the number of potential attendees.  But I know they’ll come, because PEOPLE JUST NEED THE TINIEST PERMISSION TO STOP! Especially here in London.

It’s being promoted, targetted at local workers, I’ve planned an awesome class and will be turning up with my cushion and my singing bowl and IT FEELS AWESOME!  Over the last couple of years ‘thanks’ to a bout of ill health,  I have finally truly come to love and crave being silent and simply STOPPING and I just want to share the power of silence with as many people as I can because I know with every fibre in my body,   IT WORKS and can be the portal for astounding transformation.  It costs virtually nothing but it’s worth its weight in gold to your sanity and mental wellbeing.  Isn’t that just like most of the things that we hold dearest in this life.

So, in the pursuit of fame, fortune and building 6-figure empires (hmmm), let’s not forget to do the stuff that just ‘feels wonderful!  Remember, on our death beds, not one of us will wish we had worked more 🙂

If you fancy a cheeky afternoon lie-down and you’re in the in the Covent Garden area of London on Wednesdays at 12 noon, come and join me – IT’S COOL TO BE QUIET!  Location: the beautiful, Good Vibes warm yoga studio, Betterton Street, Covent Garden, London.

Check out this simple style below by the lovely Tommy Rosen…..We’ll be doing great stuff like this!

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Killer Marketing For Massage Therapists!

2 Jul

By Jenny Burrell BSc (Hons)

Founder of Burrell Education (

Specialist Pregnancy and Post Natal Fitness & Therapy Education, London, UK.

I know I neglect you massage and therapy guys!!!!!  So here’s a big tip, if you don’t know him already Eric Brown is to Massage Marketing what Bedros is to Fitness Marketing.  Eric Who??? Especially is you are in a niche such as Pregnancy and Post Natal, you really need to have an awesome prescence and make connections with mommies.  He’ll show you exactly how!

So……click the logo above and get busy!!

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New Burrell Education Website and Products Launch

Monday 9th July!

How To Get Clients To Drink More Water & Reduce their False Oestrogen Load

1 Jul

By Jenny Burrell BSc, Founder of Burrell Education (

 Passionate Pregnancy/Post Natal Fitness & Therapy Education, London, UK.

I’m just back from Wholefoods on High St Kensington in London and managed to spend £60 in a heartbeat!  The price of health hey, but the items I was buying are totally non-negotiables for me – organic/paraben free shampoo, moisturizer, deodorant and body wash and a couple of packets of Himalayan Mountain Salt and a bottle of Echinacea Tincture.  Here’s why:

Why Echinacea?  A Quick Overview

In comparison with antibiotics, Echinacea works by stimulating our own immune system.  They can be taken before you feel unwell as an insurance policy or actually when you are in the grips of being unwell.  Antibiotics work by destroy both harmful and beneficial bacteria.  As a result of using Echinacea instead of antibiotics your immune system naturally becomes better able to deal with infections and viruses – as they happen.  Most people take it for a week or so every few months to keep their immune system in check and give it a natural boost.  As a side note, I actually can’t tell you the last time I even had a sniffle, nevermind a full-blown cold!

Why Organic/Paraben Free Skin Care Items?

So, if your clients are really getting serious about their ‘deep’ health and/or have hormonal imbalances they really need to address the toxic ‘false Oestrogen’ aspect of what they put on their skin on a daily basis at least.  As someone who has felt the hurricane of ill-health due to Oestrogen dominance, I no longer think twice about spending £8 on an organic deodorant and it’s not  a she-she Southern thing at all, but I’ll leave you to make your own mind up tho with a few links below:

1.  List of Xeno (False) Oestrogens And How To Avoid Them

2.  Xeno Oestrogens and Phyto (Plant) Oestrogens

How To Make Drinking Water More Purposeful

Ok, so we all know we need to drink more (filtered) water.  Sorry!!!! There’s tons of Oestrogen in tap water thanks to women peeing out their contraceptives! But the fact is that most people just don’t like it!  How then do we get stubborn clients to change their ways?

We a) make water more interesting and b) really help them see that with a couple of key additions, they can turbo charge their water to create an elixir of youth and health! Well, sort of :-).   Anyway, here are a couple of links to great articles that cover the benefits of adding a pinch of Himalyan Mountain Salt and lemon juice to your water.  As someone who has never been a fan of water, this finally did the trick, I have a BIG WHY! ANSWERED and strangely it just feels sooooo right and if I don’t have it, I REALLY MISS IT.

Dr. Mercola On Himalayan Mountain Salt (Video)

10 Reasons Why You Should Have Lemon or Lime Juice Daily

So, a little food for thought and PS, if it seems a little overboard when you check the links, dont’ get panicked, if you just consider that your skin is your biggest organ and you put stuff on it daily, wouldn’t you want to ensure that stuff was NOT harmful to your health, and the water thing….if you even need convincing of that as a ‘purveyor of sweating’, you’re a naughty one!

If you want more on water, check out these two easy to read PDF’s, both inspired by the work of  Dr. Fereydoon Batamanghelidj, author of the books “Your Body’s Many Cries For Water” and “Your Not Sick, You’re Thirsty”.

Your Body’s Many Cries For Water

You’re Not Sick, You’re Thirsty

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