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How Stress Impacts your Gut Microbiome 

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Nurturing your gut microbiome is a powerful tool in supporting your health.  The bacteria in your gut help regulate multiple mechanisms in your body, including blood sugar regulation, cholesterol levels, vitamin synthesis and assimilation, metabolic function, inflammation, immunity, mental health, cardiovascular health and more!  Nutrition is a powerful tool to support your Read More

Restore Balance to your Nervous System

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Stress, trauma and your state of mind plays a critical role in your overall health and well-being.  Whether you are seeking ways to alleviate physical symptoms or simply looking for modalities that encourage a state of wellbeing; understanding the parasympathetic nervous system can be a game changer.  The autonomic nervous system is Read More

Making sense of an unfair life: musings from my mat

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poem by Mari Andrew In such a connected world we often hear insanely unfair and distressing news all around us. Whether it’s Lismore friends who have lost their home in terrible floods, the terrors of Climate change or dear friends besieged in Ukraine in fear of their life. How can Read More

How to make your health and your practice a priority

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Once we get clear on our values, our priorities shift.
One of the biggest things I’ve come to understand when people tell me they want to be healthier, happier and start getting into good practices but don’t know how. . .
Is that it’s all about getting real on your values and priorities.

Why is it hard to meditate? Even when we know the benefits? By Rachel Long

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You value your health and wellbeing right? You eat well, exercise regularly, go to a regular yoga class where you leave feeling calm and zen. You may even tell yourself “This feels good, I want more of this. I’m going to meditate at home”. Despite your desire for more calm Read More

How mindfulness works with strong emotions. By Rachel Long

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A big feeling caught me by surprise recently. Within moments of reading an email, my rational mind shut down, my body temperature increased, I could feel an ache in my chest, my belly tightened and I wasn’t sure if I wanted to scream or cry. It took me a while Read More

4 ways mindfulness helps with stress. By Rachel Long

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Fascinating research by neuroscientist Sara Lazar showed mindfulness meditation practitioners, even after just 8 weeks of practising, had a reduction in amygdala activity

Maybe you don’t have to always be “your best self”

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There’s a common meme -and many books- these days suggesting we should aspire to “be our best self”. This taps into the Western ideology that we all need to work hard to improve ourselves and attain our goals – be they financial, career, personal or spiritual. This seems to originate Read More

Slow and sustainable: a new mantra to save you and the planet

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I knew I’d reached rock bottom. I’d wept for hours, cocooned in a giant nest of bolsters and blankets. Occasionally someone would kindly stroke my hair and stay briefly then leave me on the edge of the room. I wept from frustration, pain, shame and despair feeling I’d wasted years Read More

‘Secrets of Spring’ by Stephen Cottee

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Spring is upon us and right now there are some opportunities to really move forward in your life! If you pay attention at this time you can sense a new burst of life potential that is just not found at other times of the year. When we understand ourselves and Read More

  • How Stress Impacts your Gut Microbiome 
  • Nurturing your gut microbiome is a powerful tool in supporting your health.  The bacteria in your gut help regulate multiple mechanisms in Read More

  • Restore Balance to your Nervous System
  • Stress, trauma and your state of mind plays a critical role in your overall health and well-being.  Whether you are seeking ways Read More

  • Making sense of an unfair life: musings from my mat
  • poem by Mari Andrew In such a connected world we often hear insanely unfair and distressing news all around us. Read More

  • How to make your health and your practice a priority
  • Once we get clear on our values, our priorities shift.
    One of the biggest things I’ve come to understand when people tell me they want to be healthier, happier and start getting into good practices but don’t know how. . .
    Is that it’s all about getting real on your values and priorities.

  • Why is it hard to meditate? Even when we know the benefits? By Rachel Long
  • You value your health and wellbeing right? You eat well, exercise regularly, go to a regular yoga class where you Read More