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Beyond Food & Fitness

Are you someone who knows how to take care of yourself? You train, you eat well, you know what you need to do to get healthy and stay healthy. Or maybe you’ve recently decided it’s time to take those steps. You’ve taken up running, Crossfit, boot camp or weight training. You’ve consulted a nutritionist and read the latest articles to learn exactly what to change to have a healthier diet.

Regular exercise and optimal nutrition are important for a healthy life. However, it is worthwhile to think about the core reasons you’re taking these actions and what you hope to achieve. What will better food and fitness do for you? How does the exercise you take and the food you eat really affect you? Continue reading

Guest Blog – Yoga: The Space In Between

As I was running the other day I was listening to a conversation a couple were having nearby. “You should do yoga”, one said, “But for the mental aspect.” I was so happy to hear this! As a fledgling yoga instructor I’m always interested in what brings a person to yoga class. Some people come for the exercise, some for stress relief, and others for an adjunct to other exercise they are doing. Whatever the reason, I hope they will gain so much more from their yoga practice! Continue reading

Overcoming the Fear of Failure

As we witnessed incredible examples of dedication and performance at this year’s Winter Olympics, we were reminded that one thing these athletes did not suffer from that many of the rest of us do, is a fear of failure. In order to attain and achieve such high levels of sports performance, fear of failure — if it was ever present — for them was conquered. Continue reading

Stress, Exercise & Depression

According to popular wisdom, exercise is supposed to be a panacea for depression and stress, right? Then how do we explain recent news reports about various elite athletes at the top of their games, winning championships, medals and the adulation of their fans, yet struggling with debilitating depression? In some extreme cases, this has even led tragically to suicide. Continue reading

Tired of Making New Years Resolutions That Fail? Try This Instead…

newyearsWhen it comes to the New Year we begin to think about what we might like to be different, what we might like to change. So we focus on the bad things, the negative aspects, as we see them, and we resolve to change them.  We decide to eliminate those unwanted habits, those things about ourselves that we’ve decided we either don’t like or society as a whole doesn’t like. In turn we seek to make ourselves better so those around us can view us more positively.

We call these New Years resolutions, and every year, thousands of people focus on the ‘toxic’ aspects of themselves and attempt to lance them like an unsightly boil that’s perched on the end of their nose. But how often are these resolutions merely superficial representations of a general lack of self-acceptance? And how often do they represent an ideological societal notion of ‘goodness’ that may not even resonate with your core, with who you really are? Continue reading

Can Emotions Trigger Old Traumatic Memories?

One thing that we all have is memories, both good and bad. There is an argument to suggest that everything that ever happens to us is ‘mapped’ onto the cells of our bodies energetically and this serves the purpose of enabling us to learn from things that have happened to us. This seems fairly logical; from an evolutionary perspective we wouldn’t have memories unless they served some useful purpose.  Continue reading

What’s Happening To Me?


We are without doubt living in unusual and fast changing times. All around us there seems to be a different world emerging every day. We are seeing turbulence and change in every aspect of our lives from economic chaos and near collapse, to bizarre anomalies within our weather systems, corruption within governments, breakdowns within relationships and family systems, and hopelessness and confusion on an individual level.

What if the changes that we are witnessing were all connected? What if they form part of a bigger picture of transformation that is affecting every aspect of our lives? There is a growing body of scientists and spiritual thinkers who suggest that these changes are connected to an enormous energetic transformation taking place not just here on planet Earth but throughout the universe.    Continue reading

How Can I Find The Answer?

Q. I always knew that I was more than just my physical body, a daughter, sister, wife etc. It seems that I have been searching and searching all my life to get to who I really am, my true self and my function here and now. To be able to be in joy and love with enthusiasm in all that I do and who I come into contact with. At some points, I think I’m just on the verge of ‘getting it’ and then fall flat. I’ve worked on so many things in many different ways with many different people in many disciplines, and still come away confused and with less clarity than when I started. Some things changed along the way – e.g. when I had cancer it changed my perspective and way of living. As I’m getting older, I am getting more content and calm, but that inner voice (my essence) is pushing me to keep looking … Will I ever get there – or is there no ‘there’?  Continue reading