This week it's time for Afternoon Tea with Mary Ann Mhina, and for the first time filmed from my studio. Yay!!
We all have stories to tell, don't we? Do you know the stories of the older women in your life?
Mary Ann has her own story to tell - a writer, academic, published author, anthropologist and Nia practitioner. During Afternoon Tea, we talked about her recent book 'Listening to our Grandmothers', The Transformational Wisdom of our Elders.
Mary Ann's interest in life stories began when, as a graduate researcher at Goldsmiths University she began to investigate the stories that mentally ill people told about their own lives. A year of listening to their stories in villages and health facilities in Tanzania convinced Mary Ann that there was much wisdom to be found in all of our stories. She has a passion for telling stories and asking questions that help us to think and feel differently about our own lives. This is her first book and she's currently writing her first novel.
Mary Ann tells me how she gets herself motivated to write ever day, how she begins her writing practice and she highlights one way to move through resistance (which we all have right?) Such a great tea break. Go grab yourself a cuppa and for 30 minutes, sit back and join us! There are lots of giggles.
Both me and Mary Ann would love to hear how you start your day and move through resistance. We can all learn from each other can't we?
Hope you have a really lovely week.
What is Nia? It is a sensory-based movement practice that draws from martial arts, dance arts and healing arts. It empowers people of all shapes and sizes by connecting the body, mind, emotions and spirit. Classes are taken barefoot to soul-stirring music in more than 45 countries. Trainings teach people how to get in their body, learn about The Body's Way and cultivate body-centred awareness.