General musings

Professional Gypsy – confessions of a routine-phobe

I’ve never had a ‘proper’ job. For the first five years of my life as a sound engineer I was on the payroll with a live audio company, but the only desk I’ve ever been behind is the mixing kind, and the music business doesn’t run on a 9 – 5. Weekends and bank holidays

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General musings

Essential long-haul travel hacks from a life on the road

I’ve been touring internationally in my role as a professional sound engineer for around 20 years. I’m also an English ex-pat living in Australia, and I’ve to’d and fro’d since getting together with my Aussie husband in 2006. It’s fair to say that I’ve picked up a fair few travel tricks along the way, so

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Yoga

Your top 3 tools for reducing anxiety

Recently I’ve been teaching a Yoga Therapy for Anxiety workshop at a number of great studios in South-East Queensland. In yoga therapy we work from the principle that a human being is made up of five aspects: physical; mental; how they use their energy; their sense of connection to themselves; and how they experience joy

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The Terrorist Inside – the ninja move for beating anxiety

Many years ago I decided to learn to deep-sea dive. I loved ocean documentaries and wanted to see all the cool stuff that was down there with my own eyes. I booked myself on a course and was excited to get started. So imagine my surprise when I discovered that I was completely freaked out

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General musings

4 Ways to Beat Sedentary Habits and Live Longer

Sitting down is killing us. Numerous studies show that, whilst many of us need to increase our moderate to high-impact exercise, the really dangerous aspect of modern life lurks in every office, every home and every cafe. Yes, the humble chair is a wolf in sheep’s clothing; a veritable serial killer in your sitting room.

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4 Ways to Reduce Anxiety, Now

Racing heart, shallow breath, dry mouth, jittery stomach, fear, mind swirling with ‘what ifs’, wanting to be somewhere, anywhere, but where you are right now….. Studies suggest that between 1 in 6 and and 1 in 10 of us in western society suffer from excessive anxiety which adversely affects our lives. Some of us will

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New to Yoga? 5 reasons why retreats are for you!

When I chat to people about my love of running yoga retreats, one of the comments I often hear is: ‘I’d love to go on a retreat but I’m not experienced enough at yoga’. I understand! I went on my first retreat by myself just a few months after setting foot on a mat for

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The Relaxation Response – how to feel calmer and sleep better

Anxiety and insomnia are, unfortunately, very common in modern life. We’re constantly on alert from various devices, much of our work involves looking at screens, and few of us take enough time out amongst nature and do enough truly restorative things to redress the balance. It all makes for an overstimulated mind and body, which

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