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Depression, Yoga & Some Perspective Gained

Depression, Yoga & Some Perspective Gained

As a person who naturally sways toward a ‘melancholic’ state of mind (at a time it was depression or anxiety - I’m not big into labels these days), but whatever you want to call it….I am a person who has historically struggled at times. That is not so much of an issue for me these days. If my twenties taught me nothing else; they taught me who I am. I am a person who needs to take one day at a time and no matter how well things are going, I can still always have down days and I often...


Dismantling Health Buzz Words

Dismantling Health Buzz Words

Understanding health and nutrition is so important, but it’s so easy to become overwhelmed with the amount of information that’s out there. A lot of it is marketing. Companies wanting to boost sales of a particular product will create a ‘health buzz’ around that product which then influences people to consider it a necessity to their health and wellbeing. This is true of so many products out there at the moment, it can be confusing with so many conflicting claims. For me, I like to be well informed and the best way for me to do that is to simplify....


Purging - that time I thought I was giving birth

Purging - that time I thought I was giving birth


I never really thought about purging as a means of working through psychological crap build up until I experienced it. I’ve always been a firm believer that whatever presents itself in the body has always originated in the mind. Resentment, guilt, fear - these types of states of mind can breed illness in the mind, progressing to the body. Going deep in any kind of spiritual practice, has long been a way to purge emotional blockages and move forward. Deep rooted issues from our past can hold us stuck until we begin to work through them and let them go....


The Best Cure For Anxiety?

The Best Cure For Anxiety?

Anxiety is something which more and more people can relate to these days. It can present itself in a variety of different ways, a lot of the time due to our stressful lifestyles. This is a condition which arises in the nervous system. The autonomic nervous system has two main divisions, the Sympathetic Nervous System (Fight or Flight) and the Parasympathetic Nervous System (rest and digest). High cortisol levels in the body occur from stressful situations, this generates the fight or flight response.

When we are constantly in a state of Fight or Flight and not inducing a state of...


Practices to keep you on top of your ‘Goals’ for 2018

Practices to keep you on top of your ‘Goals’ for 2018


It’s great to have goals, they serve as a way to hold yourself accountable for moving forward. However, the goal-obsessive society can also be damaging. Something I’ve spoken about before, this idea of goal setting to achieve constantly bigger and bigger feats is  underhandedly feeding you the message that you’re not good enough as you are. While it’s a positive to move forward and hold yourself in a high regard (as in, one where you actually care about yourself and are interested in growing), this can be a double edged sword. Self acceptance can only happen in the here...