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Body Love

Your Friend For Life

I orginally wrote this for a Teen Yoga class.. but upon reflection, a lot of what I share with teens in yoga is every bit as applicable to anyone at any age! In this one life of ours we have just one body, so please take care of it. Your body is your ultimate bestie… for life!  Your body is constantly taking in information from inside and outside of you and using that information to help you be as healthy as possible.  When your body needs you to do something to assist in keeping you at optimal health, it will

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Parenting Adolescents

How to be a calm parent of teenagers

“Adolescence is an incredible and unique period of life”, says Dr Dan Siegel (author of Brainstorm: The power and purpose of the teenage brain). It could also be said that parenting an adolescent is an incredible and unique period of life!! When you’re in the midst of it all… the challenges, the confrontations, the worry, the despair even… it can be hard to see it this way. Teenagers can be dramatic, emotional, influenced heavily by friends, risk takers and non-conforming toward adults. Parents of teenagers can be dramatic, emotional, influenced heavily by society’s expectations, risk-averse and non-conforming toward adolescent viewpoints!

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Move Well

Move Well

Yoga helps you MOVE WELL. BUT you don’t need to be able to MOVE WELL to start a yoga practice!! Optimising the way our unique body is capable of moving can impact our life in ways that are far ranging.  Our body is constantly providing information to our brain that influences our health and sense of wellbeing. Our posture and the way we move has huge impacts on our whole body’s functioning. From backaches, shoulder pain, or sore feet… to poor digestion, breathing difficulties or impacts on blood and lymph flow.  The way we hold ourselves even impacts our mood,

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Beauty from mud

How to Not Lose Yourself when you’re Parenting Parents As Well As Children

Are you a part of the sandwich generation? The filling in the sandwich more aptly… and a very thinly spread filling at that 😳  The term sandwich generation has been used to describe those caring for their own children while also caring for their ageing parents, often while managing a career as well. Whatever the balance in experiences with older children and your parents, the sandwich generation is undoubtedly in the middle, with demands placed on them from either side.  So how do you find space for you? How do you make the “sandwich filling” more robust? How do you

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Guided Meditation

Letting Be The Year That’s Gone

At the end of a year, for many of us, it can feel like we need some space to refresh in order to move into the new year with a sense of newness, of “starting again”, with optimism and energy. If the year has been particularly eventful, stressful or traumatic, it can be particularly challenging to find that refreshment. This is a short guided meditation for you (just over 7 minutes).  I do versions of this meditation for myself when I need to transition into a new “mode” of being, when I’m “stuck” with my emotion and thinking from what’s

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Rhythm of Life

The Rhythm of Life is a Powerful Thing!

Do you remember the scene in “The Jerk”, when Navin finds his rhythm? 😂 (there’s a link to it on YouTube at the bottom of this page)  Rhythms are powerful! They can help us find vitality and energy, along with a sense of security and overall wellbeing. We all have our own unique way of connecting with rhythm (like Navin), but connect we must, if we’re to enjoy the flow (the music!) of our lives. Rhythms might include the regular sleepy, sweet embrace with a loved one when you wake in the morning… the everyday early morning walk with the

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