A Little Glance Backstage
Welcome to my site Naturegrooves! My name is Lucie, I’m half Czech half British, and a large part of my life has been devoted to music. I have played piano and keyboards with various bands and solo artists, toured all over UK and Europe, and composed my own music. It’s been an eventful and colourful path, which I’ve described in more detail in the post My Musical Journey.
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However, life on the road was not always about the highs on stage with amazing fellow musicians or hilarious moments in the tour van. From the very start of my life on the road, I became aware that the joys of this lifestyle can well equal the challenges.
Especially when it comes to trying to stay in good shape physically and psychologically. On tours, one is often sleep-deprived, and the temptation to keep rocking with the help of booze is ever-present. And I haven’t been an exception.
I was very frequently ill, suffering from respiratory issues. As a child I had asthma, and although the condition had improved by the time I reached twenty, it was replaced by weak immunity and very frequent chest infections and pneumonias. I would also periodically go through depressive phases with self-destructive tendencies.
The Wake-Up Call
In 2018 I experienced a strange incident when my body suddenly collapsed and all I could feel were tangible currents of energy travelling up my limbs as if to leave me. On the way to the hospital I could hear the ambulance crew saying the words ‘possible heart attack’.
I spent several hours in the hospital unconscious, and then I was sent home with no diagnosis. Whatever it was, it was certainly a big warning sign for me to start taking better care of my body.
Discovering the Realm of Holistic Healing
So, in order to prevent ending up a wreck on all levels, I started to learn about ways to keep healthy and maintain high levels of energy. I found out that the best way for me to do this was through closer alignment with nature, and through learning how the subtle energies of my mind and body work, so I could take more control over my health.
I started exploring the field of holistic healing. This broad term includes many things that lead to the healing of the person as a whole, addressing the health of mind, body, and spirit.
The main areas of my interest are ancient healing techniques, energy medicine (also known as vibrational medicine), meditation, and personal and spiritual growth. A lot of my posts are devoted to these practices because they have changed my life for the better and I am delighted to share these tools with you.
Energy medicine was one of my most exciting discoveries of the year 2018, when I learned about Donna Eden, a renowned healer, who after healing herself from Multiple Sclerosis dedicated herself to empowering people with the tools and techniques to keep their health in balance.
Donna Eden’s teachings have had an incredible impact on my health and overall wellbeing, and this website is largely devoted to the health-restoring techniques based on the principles of Eden Method. I’ve written about it in a post called Your Health in Balance: Donna Eden and Energy Medicine.
In 2019 I discovered another great tool for improving my health: Meditation. I used to think I’d never be able to meditate because of my busy mind and my resistance to meditation apps, but thanks to several great meditation teachers such as Emily Fletcher or Dawson Church, I was lucky to experience the great benefits of daily meditation myself.
Soon after starting a regular meditation practice, I noticed a considerable improvement in my emotional resilience, my sleep, my productivity, and more. I’ve described my experience with meditation in my article The Physical and Psychological Benefits of Meditation.
What’s in Store
I love sharing tools and ideas that have significantly improved my health, emotional wellbeing and other aspects of my life. Throughout my site, you will find articles devoted to living in closer alignment with nature, techniques for balancing your energies, supporting a healthy immune system, and feeling more joyful.
You will also find a list of inspirational books and online courses that have played a great part in my journey to better health and personal growth.
Here are some suggestions on what to look for on this site:
Under this category, you will find articles on techniques that helped me prevent colds, diminish pain, come out of depression, and more. For example, it includes a post about my own experience with severe panic attacks and tips on preventing them. In another post, I am describing tried and tested techniques for easing the symptoms of PMS. Or you can learn to juggle with me to improve your brain health!
Some of the posts from the Mind – Body – Spirit category are:
- Tips on Strengthening Your Immune System
- How to Relieve Stress and Anxiety
- 20 Tips for Better Sleep
- How to Stop and Prevent Panic Attacks
- The Physical and Psychological Benefits of Meditation
- How to Relieve Chronic Back Pain
- Learn to Juggle for Your Brain Health
- How to Relieve PMS
- 10 Things to Do When Feeling Down
You can follow this link to visit the Mind – Body – Spirit section.
This section contains my personal selection of holistic healing books and audio downloads that I have found inspirational, or, in quite a few cases, lifechanging. The topic range from health improvement and spiritual wellbeing to personal growth and balance in multiple aspects of living.
- Energy Medicine by Donna Eden
- Bliss Brain by Dawson Church
- The Healing Power of EFT and Energy Psychology by David Feinstein and Donna Eden
- Eckhart Tolle’s Teachings
You can follow this link to explore these (and many more) titles.
Health and Wellbeing Products
I have compiled a list of my favourite tried-and-tested products related to relaxation and pain-relief, such as massage devices, back supports, or the amazing PiMag Waterfall water filtration system.
You can follow this link to explore the Health and Wellbeing Products page.
On this page, you will find a list of ‘lifechangers’ – i.e. my favourite holistic healing and personal growth & success online courses and programs, including free webinars. I hope you will try some of them out and benefits from them as greatly as I have.
- Natural Healing & Maintaining Health
- Mindfulness & Meditation
- Personal Development & Success
- Online Business Tools
Under Natural Healing & Maintaining Health you will find programs such as:
Under Mindfulness & Meditation:
- Ziva Online (a meditation course with Emily Fletcher)
Under Personal Development & Success:
Under Online Business Tools:
- Affiliate Marketing Mini-Course (10 free lessons on learning to earn through your blog)
You can follow this link to access the online courses & webinars page.
A special section for fans of man’s best friend! Follow this link to access the page.
Thank you for visiting my site. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me via email or social media on my Contact page.
LET’S LIVE IN CLOSER ALIGNMENT WITH NATURE
AND ENJOY BETTER HEALTH
AND A HAPPIER STATE OF MIND
BY LUCIE DUN
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