The health benefits of forgiveness

We’ve all been hurt at some point or another by the people we care about. Sometimes the betrayal is so big it breaks the relationship completely. We can hold onto the resentment and grudge from these events in our lives for years, wrapping ourselves up in a self-righteous blanket. In our competitive society, the act of…

Being mindful – how meditation and mindfulness can make you more productive

  One thing I’ve learned is that you can’t give from an empty cup. Being distracted, moody, anxious and edgy doesn’t benefit our personal health, or our relationships. If you find yourself exhausted all the time, snapping at those around you, feeling guilty; edgy; frustrated then you’re probably suffering from what Psychology Today has dubbed…

Once upon a time, there was a little girl…

…who had big dreams to change the world. That little girl was me, and maybe I wasn’t quite so little. I had just finished high school, and was on the cusp of adulthood. I thought I could do great things in life, and that my place was working in a high rise building saving the…

Reiki as a healing modality – and what the science has to say about it

Reiki is an eastern based energy healing treatment that works holistically with the mind, body and spirit to generate healing within the patient. Reiki isn’t associated with any particular religion, it’s merely the transference of life force energy from the practitioner into the recipient, with the intent of relieving stress, clearing emotional blockages and accelerating…

Goodbye 20s!

Today is a special day for me…it’s the day I leave behind another decade and start a new one. It’s my 30th birthday. Coming up to this milestone made me contemplate the concept of ageing and growing up. As a society we seem to have such an aversion to growing older. People are obsessed with getting rid…

5 signs of spiritual exhaustion and how to deal with it

When we’re not feeling well physically, we go to see a doctor. When we’re mentally exhausted we see counsellors and psychologists. When we need to get our life in order in all aspects, we see life coaches. But what do we do when we’re feeling spiritually exhausted? In an age where there are fewer people…

Homemade chai latte

Autumn has officially kicked in! To celebrate, here’s my delicious homemade recipe to keep you warm as the season cools. The ingredients in this recipe also stimulate your sacral chakra and solar plexus chakra. The sacral, or navel, chakra sits just above the public bone and is the seat of your creativity, sexuality, emotions and…

5 Ways to be more playful everyday

“We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” George Bernard Shaw In our modern society we tend to think of play as the opposite to work, and so as we think less play is a normal part of growing up. Research however, is showing that the opposite to…

Why negative emotions aren’t something to be ashamed of

We grow up being told half of the emotions we feel are bad and we shouldn’t have them. We’re told off when we throw a temper tantrum, told to be brave when we feel afraid, told “big girls don’t cry” when we feel sad. We’re trained to suppress our negative emotions from young, and taught…

5 ways to start living a life you love – NOW!

It’s easy to get caught up in the dramas of our life and forget that we actually have it pretty good. We’re surrounded by happy snaps on social media that make us question the reality and fulfilment of our own lives, forgetting that these are just the happiest moments of another person’s life and not…

The power of surrender

I’ve been thinking a lot about surrender lately. In our modern society, this term has so many negative connotations. It’s synonymous with yielding power over to another, with giving up and with losing battles. To surrender is to yield control – and this is never an acceptable outcome. It is frowned upon as a sign…