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An Amazing Life Lesson From a Brain Tumour Survivor

2 years ago I had brain surgery. Now some people might say I am lucky to be alive and I am, but when I was faced with it I framed it as an opportunity. It was scary at first but one the initial shock wore off I thought “how can I go through this and still thrive?” I took it as a positive and not a negative. A chance to grow as a person even though the next year or longer of my life was going to be more different then I would ever know it. How many things have happened in your life that if you were to frame them a little differently the outcome would have been more positive?... Read More...

4 Helpful Tips to Get Back into Yoga After Taking a Break

In my entire life I have never met a yogi who wouldn't take a break from his practice. There comes a point in time when even the most amazing relationships hit a pause. Naturally we go on hiatus and mingle with other issues. I took a break from my yoga practice and wasn't sure if I would ever return to yoga. Sure enough my yoga mat was gathering dust under the bed for months! But then, something had changed which led me back into my yoga practise...... Read More...

5 Convincing Reasons You Should Get a Massage Today

How to Love Your Body. Some people hear massage and automatically begin to daydream about being on the table and having that soothing feeling of blissful joy and relaxation take over your being. Others hear it and think, OMG! No one is putting their hands on me. Hopefully, I will be able to change your mind to the latter and increase your reasons for going to the people who are already texting their massage therapists... ... Read More...

Going Unplugged: The Counterintuitive Way to Increase Your Energy

If you are a driven, ambitious, go-getter, the idea of taking a rest day, going unplugged and slowing down can feel baffling, counter-intuitive and well ain’t nobody got time for that. What if I told you that giving yourself a break every once in a while on a consistent basis can improve your productivity, would you do it? When you try to control everything, you enjoy nothing. Sometimes you just need to relax, breathe, let go and live in the moment.... Read More...

Everyone Wants to Be Heard: Practicing Deep Listening

When Encountering Someone Who Doesn’t Think Like You, Remember They Come From a Different Place... Allowing will bring you peace, because when you allow someone to be who they are, you don’t take on their drama or mindset because you have given them space to be. And in doing so, you take a breath and allow yourself to be. You embrace yourself and you embrace them, knowing that collectively we are on a journey but individually we are on different paths. Allowing people to be who they are is a principle that must be practiced daily. ... Read More...

Extrovert & Introvert: The Key to Understanding Both

An introvert is a person who is absolutely cozy and comfortable within his permanent shell. A shy person is a person who has his temporary shell which he would love to lose at any given moment. Introverts find their comfort in calm low key places and they would rather read a book than go and dance in the club. Extensive socialising for introverts is an emotionally draining experience – shy people on the other hand do not always prefer solitude. They are just timid to connect with other people.... Read More...

Why Clinical Pilates Really Has Your Back

For those suffering from spinal conditions, Clinical Pilates can avoid the potentially harmful effects of a general class and provide a great introduction to the correct exercises and movement patterns. Working as a physiotherapist for the last ten years, I’ve used a range of Pilates techniques with my patients. For those suffering from spinal pain, it can provide great results, but only when utilised correctly. Pilates is not a one size fits all intervention for back pain, and can easily make symptoms worse with the wrong exercises. Despite this, Pilates classes are generally packed with students following a set routine, with little opportunity for instructors to tailor individual programmes.... Read More...

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