I often refer to anxiety and depression in a single breath but the two are vastly different… as are the tools I use to manage them. What is anxiety?  While there are many types of anxiety disorder, Generalised Anxiety Disorder is defined by Black Dog Institute as “overwhelming and persistent worry about several or many…

You’ve seen it on Instagram. You’ve seen it on tank tops. I’m just here for the savasana. Hell yeah! Although my students rarely leave before savasana, I’ve heard it’s common. When I talk about this phenomenon with other teachers or long-term yogis, they look quizzical and say something like, “but it’s the best bit!” The…

I’ll be the first to put my hand up and say I struggle to stick to a daily meditation practice. Erratic would be the best way to describe it: a little mantra here, a guided chakra meditation there. Some days I’d meditate first thing in the morning. Other days, I’d be about to drift off to…

If you’re reading this on a smart phone or tablet, chances are you’ve unknowingly adopted the modern postural (mal)adaptation known as the iHunch. Repeatedly hunching over your device causes the neck and head to jut forward and upper spine to collapse. According to US research, when you look down at your phone to text, check email, or…

I describe myself as a Type A in recovery Type A (adj.) A pattern of behaviour characterised by competitiveness, a sense of urgency, impatience, perfectionism, and assertiveness, and possibly associated with an increased risk of heart disease.  Source: Dictionary.com I was a curious but highly-strung child who never quite fit in so I think, on some…

Technological, scientific and economic advancements have given us so many benefits, such as longer life span, reduced incidence of disease, the ability to travel almost anywhere and learn about anything. Yet those same advancements have increased our pace of life and made modern life undeniably stressful. Spreading its tentacles far and wide, stress can have…

You snooze, you lose… Our lives are busy. From the time the alarm sounds in the morning to the time our head hits the pillow, we race from one thing to another. We sacrifice sleep to cram even more in. Yet, the more we do, the worse we sleep, which is why I am deeply passionate…

If you’ve been hanging around these parts for the past few months you’ll know we’re proponents of small changes and micro rituals.  In isolation, these lifestyle hacks appear insignificant. Viewed as a whole, however, they add up to radical transformation. It wasn’t until my recent trip to Tokyo (to visit my sister and her family) that I realised how radically my…

While we’re no longer on the run from hungry tigers, we do have to contend with traffic, unrealistic deadlines and screaming babies. Stress is unavoidable and, in some cases, essential for our survival. But too much of anything isn’t healthy. These days, we’re more stressed than ever and the intensity and pace of modern life it’s…

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