How to make every day a blast

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I do this work because I love it, but mostly because we have so much more potential to live better lives than we think we do. While I was on holiday recently I met a man who asked me what I do back home. As I explained to him what I teach and practice, tears welled up in his eyes. … Read More

3 ways to bring mindfulness into your day

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“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” ~ Confucius   I am travelling in Italy at the moment, and I am simultaneously struck by the richness and complexity of art and architecture and at the same time the simplicity of life.  I’m a big fan of keeping it simple. This is not always an easy task … Read More

What is yoga? Probably not what you think it is!

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  The traditional definition of yoga is ‘to yoke’, meaning to bind, join together in union. What exactly does this mean and why should you care? As a yoga practitioner for over 20 years, let me give you what I have found to be true. My yoga has meant different things to me at different times as my practice changes … Read More

Life goes on.. are you going too?

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  As I sent my 15 year old son off to glider pilot camp last week I had two important realizations: this moment will never come again and there is nothing to be afraid of. It seems as if most of our moments are clouded by thoughts such as ‘what’s next’, ‘what will it be like’, ‘what should we do … Read More

Embracing the contradictions…

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  I smoked as a teenager. This in itself is not an interesting fact, but whenever I lit one up, out of view of my parents’ eye, inevitably someone would comment “You don’t look like a smoker”. I was never quite sure how to receive this, as a compliment or a judgement? But I came to expect it and loved … Read More

Letting Go, Uncertainty and earthquakes

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Last week I sat in my office as a therapist for the last time. After over 25 years of counselling, I officially closed my practice. That makes my heart jump even as I write it as it will take some time to really sink in. After all, we get wired to keep doing what we are doing, whether it’s a … Read More

Kai… what? Small change for big results

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  I’ve recently been taking a course about Ayurveda, which is a sister-science to Yoga. Check it out here: Align and Thrive. I thought it was going to be about food and health, and it is, but what I discovered was something far more valuable: Kaizen: a Japanese term for slow, continuous improvement. It’s frequently used in business terms in … Read More

Running and Life, and When you Should Lie to Yourself

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  “I hate hills” is a pretty common statement I hear from runners, and one I heard myself saying on a recent run. It may be a fact, but it’s also a fact that when I believe that thought, I send a cascade of stress hormones through my body as my body resists, contracts, gets tunnel vision and as I … Read More

Luck, genetics or practice? Your choice…

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  A few years ago I was visiting with an old friend and as we talked about our lives, she said to me “Oh, you’re so lucky the way things have turned out.” This comment has stayed with me as I certainly have never felt lucky, grateful for sure, but not lucky. It reminds me of how we now look … Read More

The most powerful weapon you have against stress is….

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…. what did you think I was going to say? Breathing of course.. along with changing your perspective 🙂   Hello Everyone!   I think for the first time in over 2 years of writing weekly blogs, I missed last week!  I am excited to share what I was up to. I just finished and published my first book on … Read More

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