Holistic lifestyle, Lifestyle, NYRO

Why did I join Neal’s Yard Remedies to become an Independent Consultant?

There are a few reasons why I joined Neal’s Yard Remedies Organic (NYRO) but the main one was to get the discount on a brand I loved!

It was as simple as that.  In fact many consultants do just that, they join to purchase the products they already know and love with a great discount.  Some then go on to sell to a few friends and family.  There are lots though who see the potential to run their own business with flexibility around their families.

For me, the natural products seemed to sit nicely alongside the holistic nature of my business, healing from the inside as well as the outside is part of the NYR ethos – take the logo for example – the tree takes in from the roots as well as from the leaves.  What we put in our body impacts our health and well being as much as the creams we put on the skin.

Once I’d signed up and received my starter kit I couldn’t stop sharing the products with people because they all smell so beautiful.  I started attending some of the free training (there is soooo much more on the consultant’s website now) to understand better how the products work and what to recommend to whom.  Although it actually didn’t seem to matter that I didn’t know too much in the beginning, I enjoyed reading the bottles and the website and sharing that with the people I spoke to.

My reason for joining is mostly product based but NYR offer a generous and ethical incentive scheme for those wishing to build a larger business and introduce many others to share in the success.  I have a small team who all asked me if they could join up because they love the product or it would enhance their existing business like mine.

If this is something you have considered then now is a great time as there are two amazing offers to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee.

You can find information here, you can ask me any questions you have and my upline mentor does regular ‘Come and take a look’ events online.


Pop up market back for 2022

After the popularity of our pop up market in the garden for the last two years. We are bringing it back again for this year.

Saturday June 11th 10am to 3pm

Gorgeous pop up market stallholders

Sally Day Stationery and Gifts

Gift it 2


Joy Davies Crystals

Neal’s Yard Remedies

Old Chapel Cake Co


The address is School Farm, Robins Folly, Thurleigh MK44 2EQ.

Find me on Google Maps – ‘Medulla Thurleigh’ as above (or satnav which will take you half a mile down the road!) but I’m right at the village (north) end of the road and our drive is directly opposite the SLOW sign painted on the road. Look out for the white planters and the sign.

If you have any difficulty finding me please call 07779 088281.


Why Medulla?

People often ask me why I called my business MEDULLA.

When I was choosing a name, I wanted a word that meant healing and I love languages so I spent a long time trawling dictionaries and the internet to find the right connotation of the word healing.  Of course, it couldn’t just be quick-fix-with-medicines type healing!

Eventually I came across a Latin word for healing (they had several apparently!) that meant healing by the mind, effectively – thinking yourself well.  But this word – Medulla – also means ‘innermost parts’, think pip or kernel in plants and inner self/soul/spirit in humans.

This is exactly the word I was looking for because at the centre of all my therapies and teaching is the fact that healing comes from within.  It is our strength of thought, our mindset and our belief systems that can heal or otherwise.  Healing isn’t just about sticking a plaster on or masking the pain with analgesics, to me it’s far more about finding the underlying causes.  These causes are very often emotional and to we need to do the inner work to begin the physical healing process.

Reiki and meditation particularly, are very good at helping us to see, release or accept the emotions we feel.  They can also help us come to terms with situations that are sent our way and that may be beyond our control.  Sometimes we need to see

the lessons we need to learn and make changes as part of our healing too.  It often isn’t easy but the results are usually transformational! 

That’s the best part of my work; helping and guiding people through the tough stuff and watching them shine as they come out brighter, healthier and happier at the other end.

Medulla – healing from within.

If you would like to talk to me about how this might help you or just find out more then please PM me or email me at anne@medulla.space and we can set up a phone call.


Would you like to learn Reiki?

I love teaching Reiki and the way the new practitioners experience the first tingle, sharing the deep inner calm that practicing Reiki brings us and to watch the transformation of my students as they embrace the meditations and practices.

Reiki is taught over three levels or degrees and I will be teaching level 1 to a new group of students.  Would you like to be amongst them?  Are you ready for something gentle yet deep that will bring about lasting, positive change in your life.  Don’t feel you will need to become a practitioner overnight – most people don’t and level 1 is mostly concerned with self Reiki and our own inner growth.  You will learn how to do Reiki on your family and friends but are encouraged to look after yourself with Reiki first.  

You can find out about Reiki here or about the UK Reiki Federation with whom I’m registered.

Reiki Level 1 is taught over two days for an exchange of £150. During those two days you will learn about the history of Reiki, the ways it can help you and others, how to do Reiki and a basic understanding of the energetic bodies. As a group you will form a bond with your fellow students as we meditate together, receive the attunements in ceremony together and practice on each other, as well as sharing our experiences.

This course is suitable for those who have never experienced Reiki or those who have had many treatments. It is also suitable as a refresher for those who received their Level 1 attunements some time ago and are wishing to progress on to Level 2.

The first course will be in March on 22nd and 29th (this is subject to change dependant on availability of attendees so please don’t be put off if you can’t make these dates). Leave me your details below and we can begin your own Reiki journey.

Lifestyle, Meditation

How meditation helped me through my Mum’s illness

Talking of meditation, I cannot tell you how much meditation helped me recently, how grateful I am that I have practiced meditation a lot over the years.  I’m grateful for the times I didn’t feel like it but did it anyway or when it just wasn’t happening but I persevered.  Why?  Because when things have been difficult over the last few weeks with Mum’s illness I have truly found the benefit of this calming, focusing practice. 

There have been many nights when I have been awake at 4am with thoughts and worries going round and round in my head.  In a state of semi-sleep this can continue for hours, but when I realise what is happening and make a conscious decision to change it, then the magic begins to happen. To find out how meditation has helped me cope during this challenging time, click here to read more on my website.

Find a point of focus

I start by finding something, anything, nice to concentrate on.  For me this is often a tree, a flower or even just watching my breath – anything that is completely unrelated to what has been churning round my head.   It is not always quick and often not easy either.  However I keep bringing my mind back to my chosen thought, every time it starts to following the churning thoughts again. In time it wanders less often and I notice my wandering mind more quickly to bring it back.  I notice that it’s easier to re-focus on the more pleasant thought and that I become calmer and my heart rate slows again.  And gradually I fall back into a restful sleep.

But this doesn’t happen by chance, this happens because I have practiced and practiced and practiced.  Practiced in my group, with You Tube videos, in retreats or courses, with CDs and just on my own.  Time after time, so that I know what my mind is prone to doing, so that I know what thoughts are likely to keep my mind engaged and focused when it is at its most distracted.