General musings

Un-becoming… what’s behind your facade?

I feel incredibly fortunate to have three teachers with whom I study every week. A former Buddhist monk and psychotherapist who I’ve known for almost a decade; a renowned Tantrik scholar and author; and a yoga teacher with forty-five years of teaching experience, whose own teacher was Desikachar (son of Krishnamacharya, the ‘godfather’ of modern …

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From Viking to Tree-Hugger – the things that helped me on my journey to plant-powered living

Plant-based eating is gaining a lot of traction. Recent research shows that animal agriculture and mass fishing is simply not sustainable for a family of 7.7 billion people – rearing the beef for a single burger requires 2500 litres of water – and when you stack that up alongside the outstanding health effects of a …

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11 ways to up your healthiness habit without breaking the bank

When I was studying to become a Yoga Therapist, my college was located right across the street from a major trendy health-food chain. Everything in there was SO inviting, and it was a delicious treat to splash out on a matcha latte, ginger kombucha, or some raw dark chocolate with pink Himalayan salt. But as …

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These Songs of Freedom – are you letting who you’ve been, hold you back from who you might become?

Our sense of self begins to arise in infancy, and develops until we have a solid experience of ourselves as individuals by the age of five. Over the years this identity gets fleshed out with our likes and dislikes, our associations and relationships, and our talents and shortcomings. We start to know who we are …

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