A friend shared with me recently how a friend of hers is having a hard time at the moment and it's been difficult to watch. Her friend is incredibly smart, kind, funny and on the surface appears to be extremely successful. Underneath this impressive exterior however, lies someone who’s barely keeping it together. Her biggest barriers?Read More
How are you? Really?
Most people when asked that question automatically say 'I'm good thanks, how are you?' without giving it a second thought. There are any number of reasons why we do this…
We talk about the importance of family but how much do we really see and hear the people we care about most?When someone tries to reach out and share a problem with us do we jump in to fix without being asked? Does the discomfort of a potential confrontation or badly timed conversation cause us to run for the hills? What would happen if we stopped what we were doing, sat with our discomfort or frustration and gave the person our full attention?Read More
As human beings we’re naturally drawn to what makes us feel good and when we start practicing Yoga, it can feel damn good. But like anything the honeymoon period can wear off. How many times have you started something with great gusto only to get bored after a while? Think of all those gym memberships that people take up in January and don’t use after March.Read More
Swadhyaya or self study is one of the five Niyamas (personal disciplines or observances) from Patanjali’s eightfold path and frankly, the point of Yoga!Read More
One of the biggest lessons I’ve learnt from Yoga is the art of letting go. As a typical type A, this has not been easy – indeed it’s an ongoing practice (and sometimes battle!).
For years I had a tendency to say yes to all manner of requests, taking on way more than I could handle and thinking I was somehow superwoman. Prone to regular burnout, I learned the hard way.Read More