Have the conversation about mental health

October is about raising awareness of mental health and how it can impact on anyone at any time. `Have the conversation' is the theme of this year’s mental health awareness month. As October begins, it is a timely reminder to check in with your family, friends and conversation and start a genuine conversation about mental … Continue reading Have the conversation about mental health

RU Okay Day

Thursday 14 September 2023 is RU Okay day a day where people check in with each other and sure each other are okay. Of course, every day we should be checking in with those we care about or when we notice someone is not feeling okay. However, RU Okay day puts a focus on the … Continue reading RU Okay Day

Developing mindful self-compassion – part two

Understanding the connection between mindfulness and compassion is transformational in helping you to embrace your true self and each of your experiences with gratitude, appreciation and loving kindness. Mindful self-compassion does not mean you have to be filled with loving kindness twenty four seven either. What it means is that your awareness is loving, kind, … Continue reading Developing mindful self-compassion – part two

Cultivating mindful relationships

Mindfulness not only helps your awareness, but it builds compassion and empathy in your day to day relationships with yourself and others. By understanding your own motivations and feelings, you are able to pause and check in on how things really are– not how you think they should be. Here are three ways mindfulness can … Continue reading Cultivating mindful relationships

Lung health and your emotions

Did you know that your emotions can play a part in your lung health? Just like negative thoughts can impact on your emotional health, so too do emotions affect your lungs. When you feel bad or lack energy, especially during the winter months, you may start to feel depressed. Your brain catches this signal and … Continue reading Lung health and your emotions

The season of SAD

It's winter in the southern hemisphere which means some of us may find ourselves feeling a little down as we navigate through the colder months.  Like you, I love summer and the bright, warm days. The sun is energising and my motivation increases. Yet, when winter approaches I need to find new ways to keep … Continue reading The season of SAD

Slow it down for your wellbeing

The faster life gets, the more pressure you tend to put on yourself to push harder. You know it is not good for your health, but you are not sure how to do everything without letting anyone down. Yet the more you push yourself the more you increase your chances of becoming ill. Slowing down … Continue reading Slow it down for your wellbeing

Tips for starting your shadow work

Now that we know what shadow work is and how ignoring it can impact on our lives, this week we look at ways to get you started on your shadow work journey. Quite often we have the best intentions to do something, but knowing how to get started is the first obstacle. First, decide if … Continue reading Tips for starting your shadow work

A tension release meditation

As you leave behind the summer holidays and get back into the full swing of life, you may find that your stressors are creeping up on you again. The time you took off to relax now seems like a distant memory. While the short break did you good in the short term, you now long … Continue reading A tension release meditation

Yoga and meditation coping strategies for Christmas

Not everyone looks forward to Christmas, it often brings out the conflict, stress and high expectations. There seems to be extra pressure at this time of year where you try and please everyone but end up leaving yourself burned out and resentful of the season. However, there is a solution. Yoga and meditation are a … Continue reading Yoga and meditation coping strategies for Christmas