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How stress affects your body

How do you respond to stress??? Stress is inevitable – it’s going to happen.  It is how you respond to stress that will give you the ability to lift it and keep you healthy. Our hard-wired stress response is designed to gives us the quick burst of heightened alertness and energy needed to perform our best. But stress isn’t all good.

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If You Believe You Receive

I’ve been saying this phrase a fair bit this Christmas season. I have an 8 year old son and apparently, that is the age when little minds start to question their reality.  Our magical white (lies) stories don’t stack up anymore.  The little Elf that visits and distributes treats into the Advent calendar, every night in December until Christmas eve, isn’t being as

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Why Magnesium is so important

Getting enough magnesium is essential for maintaining good health.  Magnesium is an essential mineral required by every organ in the body for a range of activities including bone, protein and fatty acid formation. It is the fourth most abundant mineral in the human body and is also essential in activating vitamins B and D, relaxing muscles, regulating calcium levels and helping

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Eliminate germs and airborne allergies with a Neti Pot

Healing Elixirs Spring has sprung as has many of the illnesses relating to the change in season. The cold and flu virus &/or respiratory issues are bombarding many of us including our children. In addition airborne allergies and hay fever is starting to rear it’s head. The ancient cleansing practice of nasal irrigation flushes these airborne allergies, germs and viruses out of

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There is Freedom in Discipline

I am, by nature a little chaotic and well, rather disorganised. At work I used to think I did better this way, achieving more when under pressure. ‘I thrive in an environment of pressure…’ my CV would espouse.  But realistically, I crammed in everything at the last moment. I may have completed the most pressing task without fuss, yet I

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How Yoga Compliments Trekking

Lessons learned from Mt Kinabalu  The Climb Many years ago I climbed Mt Kinabalu in Malaysian Borneo. Mt Kinabalu is the highest mountain between the Himalayas and the island of New Guinea. At 4095m it towers over Borneo and as it rises up, it culminates in a crown of wild granite spires.  It is one of the most popular ‘bucket

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I am a Yoga Mama

Time is of the essence; as a busy mum, I don’t have much time or any essence. A friend gave me the book ‘Buddhism for Mothers‘ when I was pregnant with my first child and although I don’t know the kind of mother I would have been without it, I am definitely a better mother for having read it. Time for my

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The P Plater Mamma

I had no idea how challenging navigating the parenting journey was going to be. My babies are now real life children, seven, five and almost four years old. Each child has a completely different personality and each has their own individual desires and needs. We are watching them evolve into people.  Little people with big personalities. This period is hard. For

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