One of the best things I have learned from practicing Kundalini Yoga over the years is the concept of accepting anger. There seems to be a stigma attached to it being ‘wrong’ or even ‘unspiritual’ to be angry. Especially for women. It’s almost like it’s considered ‘not attractive’ to show you’re angry. However, in the practice of Kundalini yoga, you learn how normal and necessary anger really is. The important thing is HOW we express it.Read more
Hit the snooze button or hit the gym? When it’s shiver material beyond the doona cover it’s easy to count reaching over to the alarm as your ‘sit-up’ for the day but your body’s not buying it. Not in the coming months anyway. It’s true that winter has now hit in full force but it’s not the time to start putting your health last. Here are my 7 tips for making sure you keep your workouts on-track.Read more
There are two definitions of mindfulness. The first is ‘the quality or state of being conscious or aware of something,’ and the other is, ‘a mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations, used as a therapeutic technique’.Read more
The definition of mindfulness is ‘the quality or state of being conscious or aware of something’ or ‘a mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations, used as a therapeutic technique’.Read more
As I was walking through the parking lot today, after I’d seen the kids off to school, kissed my husband good-bye as he went to work I hurried off to get through my to-do list. I looked up from my thoughts and my lips began to form a half moon on its back. I realised that I was about to smile at a perfect stranger who happened to be walking past me.Read more
I know that statement may cause your nose to wrinkle and eyes to squint to be sure you are reading it correctly…but yes, stress is not only good, but very necessary in our lives. Here’s why…
Just by waking up every morning, you begin to operate under stress…waking up the body, stretching it and exercising it. Any movement from the body creates a kind of stress in order to perform the function of forward motion.
All day every day, we continually set realistic and unrealistic expectations on ourselves and those we come into contact with. When they don’t meet our expectations, we generally ‘re-act’ and feel upset and disappointed towards them. Many times they have no idea that you have placed your hidden agenda on them, which can create a very sticky situation.Read more
One of the things my friends and I are always on about is how stressed we are; stressed from the kids; stressed from husbands, work, exercise…you name it; if we are spending time doing it, we are complaining about it! What is this stress we are speaking about? And, why is it making us so unhappy with our lives?Read more
Are you one of those mums who look around you and feel like everyone else is happy, successful and has it all together? Or wonder when life is going to give you your ‘fair share’?
What would you say if I told you that the only difference between you and them is your thoughts and beliefs about your life?
As I was doing my early morning routine, I realised just how fantastic I feel when I actually do it; how clear, calm and more relaxed I go about my day when I have given to ‘Me’ first…before my husband rushes out the door for work; before I have to wake the kids up and prod them into the car to get to school on time;Read more
I was an untidy kid. Then something happened on school camp, aged 11, and I returned from a week in the wilderness tidy! I’ve grown up with a reputation for being organised.Read more
Throughout life, and especially during youth, a very useful notion arises: people too often focus on a quick fix and don’t have the foresight to look beyond what can be attained immediately.Read more
Emotions are fickle things. Sometimes we can be happy, other times we can feel so angry and upset that we don’t want anything to do with the world.Read more