No Reward without Effort

My eldest, Alex, started high school this year. His house motto is ‘No Reward without Effort’.  It’s a quote from Horace, a Roman poet, ‘Palma Non Sine Pulvere’. literally meaning ‘no palms without dust’, translated from Latin  – has something to do with winners of chariot races. I love it. ‘No Reward without Effort’. We are using …

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7 Tips to Combat Coronavirus

7 Tips to Combat the Cornonavirus

Now more than ever, you should work on building your immunity. If the Corona Virus or the Flu touches you, you’ll be strong enough to fight it. A healthy lifestyle will ensure your defences are as good as they get. When your immune system comes into contact with a pathogen (a bacterium, virus or other disease …

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5 Reasons Not to Start Yoga

The benefits of yoga are always being touted and I’m often told of how yoga has profoundly changed someone’s life. Yoga serves for the greater good of mankind, it unites all beings as one, it can reform the lost soul, it tones the body, reduces stress, brings you into presence, brings health and strength to …

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Yoga for one

Have you ever floated out of your weekly yoga class and wished you could feel just as light, aligned, calm and energised every day? The benefits of practicing yoga regularly extend far beyond being able to set your own timetable. As a teacher, I’m often asked to design a home practice for a student, so they can reap the physical …

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Natural Beauty

Beauty is more than skin-deep; as are the products we use to beautify and nourish our skin which absorb them.  We are becoming increasingly aware of what we put into our bodies – acknowledging ‘we are what we eat’ – and we know eating and drinking processed products does absolutely nothing for good health and wellbeing.   But …

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New Year Intentions

This time of year is powerful when setting goals to establish a pathway to success, health, fitness and/or wellbeing. It is the perfect time create space to develop new habits and to discard those that no longer serve us well. I am currently creating an intention for the year and putting together goals – keeping …

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Awareness Junkie

I sometimes feel like a newborn, learning anew from being ‘aware’. This is fairly new to me, being aware.  I’ve lived so much of my life on the edge; being too busy travelling, partying, working,  mothering, trying to get ahead and perhaps being a little too shallow.  Certainly not paying attention to things until too …

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Take Your Leave!

It Pays To Take A Holiday   You’ve heard that you need to stretch after a workout to release the tension and lactic acid in your muscles – but did you know it is equally important to relax the brain? Taking the time to properly care for every muscle in the body is crucial to your …

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