An eye for an eye…

Today's news coming out of New Zealand makes me sad. Not angry. Merely sad. Not just for the people's lives who were cut short, their families and a whole community. But for the perpetrators themselves. Hurt people hurt people. And it was a further reminder that there is real work to be done. Whenever things like this happen I do wonder what life must be like for the people holding the guns even though it's controversial to say out loud....

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What does ALIGNMENT mean to you?

A few days ago I interviewed Caroline Zimba, Queen of Alignment and founder of ZimbaYoga on the subject of Alignment ahead of a workshop on the topic. In it we covered the following: Being 'in tune' physically, spiritually & emotionally How blockages in the mind (& lifestyle choices) manifest in the body Pigeon pose, camels & COURAGE What alignment means to us How you know when you're out of alignment Tips for getting into alignment Check out the 30min+ replay below....

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Thinking about making ‘The Leap’?

I recently did a Facebook Live video on Career Transition with some Top Tips and a Q&A session for those of you who are thinking about making a big leap of some kind, the definition of which is obviously subjective. Hundreds of views later I've decided to consolidate everything into a blog post. 1) Surround yourself with like-minded people, those who really believe in you and what you're doing, or just support you (even if they have no idea what...

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4 ways of identifying people to surround yourself with

TRIBE. A term that's come into fashion over the last couple of years in the world of spiritual and self-development, particularly among women. My understanding of the term 'tribe' as all those people around you who 'have your back'. Bigger than a family but perhaps smaller than an entire community. In fact your 'tribe' can include both members of your family and members from a variety of different communities. The importance of surrounding yourself with the right people We've all...

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Turning Failures into Wins

Making a mess of my schedule today turned this morning into a complete blessing in disguise. Not only did I get on the wrong DLR train #fail but I backtracked and did the EXACT same thing again #fail - because two trains to different destinations arrived at the same platform. And because this is what we humans do in life. I then realised that I’d put the wrong dates in my diary and instead of being late, I was actually 1...

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The Fear of Being Seen

Fear is a funny thing. As I write this I’m feeling excited, nervous and sick all at the same time. I’m using different words to describe what is essentially the same physical reaction. The reason? This newly revamped and rebranded website has gone live this evening and my very first podcast interview launches tomorrow. And I’m not going to be able to control who sees what. In fact I’ve gone and shared a lot of my story too. And its...

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SPEECHLESS: A lesson in slowing down and getting grateful (again)

I lost my voice for the first time 2 weeks ago. It lasted 8 days (and thankfully not the 3 weeks the doctor said it could take to get it back). Day 1 = panic! Having never lost my voice before and otherwise feeling fine I got into an irrational state of ‘what if I never get it back?!’ I was forced to give up teaching 11 classes that week, had to delegate a work presentation and couldn’t verbally contribute...

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Juice Cleanses: What’s all the fuss about?

Food is the highlight of my day. Solid food. Personally, I don't even consider soup or salad a meal on its own. And I've been lucky in the sense that, apart from one crazy occasion in Guatemala back in 2005 when we ran out of cash, I've never had to starve. Fasting has only ever occurred when I've been sick and  physically unable to keep food down. So why on earth would I want to do this?! The researcher in me...

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Pilates HIIT & High Tea

One of the best things about Instagram is finding out about pop-ups and slightly more niche events that you wouldn't have heard about any other way. It was how I found out about this. I've been a fan of Hollie Grant at PilatesPT for a while now, but until today have been more of an armchair follower; through her website, blog and Instagram account. I had been hoping to catch her Reformer Pilates classes at PilatesHQ around 2 years back (after seeing a workout on...

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New(Year)s Flash

So how are those New Year’s resolutions working out for you so far? I made just 1 instead of my usual 15 this year (guaranteed failure right?). Mainly because the older I get the more I realize that life doesn’t go to plan. In fact, better things happened last year. New opportunities came up - as they do when you open your eyes to them, and I was inspired enough to divert from ‘the plan’. For those of you who made...

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