The Ultimate Gesture of Self Care | A Guided Practice

13 min Guided Meditation TUNE IN IF You’re looking for a sweet, self-soothing ritual that gently unravels unhelpful (anxiety-driven) habits and guides you home to your highest Self, your true Buddha nature. It replaces self-flagellation, criticism and doubt with a new lens of love and appreciation. The ultimate gesture of self care. +++ This guided meditation is a sweet, self-soothing ritual that gently unravels unhelpful (anxiety-driven) habits and guides you home to your highest Self, your true Buddha nature. It replaces self-flagelation, criticism and doubt with a new lens of [...]

September 12th, 2019|News|

What My Workouts Look Like: Second Trimester

A lots changed since this picture was taken. Back then our little Brie/osh bun was about the size of a Brioche bun. Now he’s somewhere between a cantaloupe and a cauliflower. So I’m in pelvic-floor-preservation mode. Heads up! For those who don’t know, pelvic floor is the sling of muscles at the base of your pelvis, which support the bladder, bowel, vagina and uterus. Running, and other high-impact activities like jumping already put a lot of pressure on these muscles. In my first trimester I was training for a marathon. [...]

March 16th, 2018|Pregnancy|

New Year. New Stories

Lately I’ve found myself complaining. A lot. Mostly to Josh (my partner) and although they’re valid points, I’ve instructed him to cue, “NEW STORY” as a way of reminding me to ~ interrupt irritation with appreciation The thing is, there is always more than one truth existing at a time. Yes, it very well might be a thousand degrees and the heat rash on my chest is a true story but complaining has never been a comfortable fit for me. It feels heavy and contracted and amplifies irritability. My resolve [...]

February 22nd, 2018|Headspace, That's My Jam Series|

The Mindfulness Master Class: Clear Unwanted Habits & Ease Anxiety

Raise a hand if you're a comfort eater, a self aversion artist or a take-the-edge-off-aholic? Just think, right now, across our vast land, untold hands are rising up. Put 'em high, I say and consider it a collective salute. ;) We all have habits that don’t serve us. For some, it’s chain eating chips, binge watching Netflix or having a cheeky glass or two (too many). For others, it's a little more extreme. Regardless of where they sit on the severity spectrum, I'm guessing life would be sweeter without them, right? For those of you just getting to know me, I [...]

June 27th, 2017|Guided Meditations, Headspace, Meditation, News|

Introducing the new Mindfulness Master Class!

We all have an unwanted habit or few. For some, it's taking the edge off with comfort food or a few glasses of red. For others, those unwanted habits have grown into addictions, disorders and compulsive behaviours. Mindfulness is the Buddhist practice of being aware, moment-to-moment. It’s sitting with yourself, instead of reaching for an external stimulus or fix. Mindfulness gives us the space to consciously choose. Each time you are able to create that space for choice, you reclaim your power and that confident sense of self-control. They say, [...]

June 27th, 2017|Headspace, News|

The Magic of Meditation: My Story

I didn’t seek out meditation. Nobody pointed me in that direction, though they probably would’ve had they known the truth. I was good at keeping secrets and had been hoarding closet skeletons since my early teens. I was a polite catastrophe, a sophisticate of mask-making and self-medication 101. You see, somewhere between the breezy-daffodil-days of primary school and new paradigms of puberty blues, something happened. I got waylaid, wandered right off the path of wholehearted and happy and started loitering for long periods of time in what Rumi would poeticize [...]

June 26th, 2017|Headspace, Meditation, Wellbeing|

A Round Up Of Warm Winter Smoothies

Anyone else finding those summer-lovin’ infusions of fruit, super foods and sweet blended ice a little harsh on the (already) frostbitten brain? I’ll be the last to admit it but smoothies in winter are more ‘torture’ than ‘treat’. A FEW THINGS TO CONSIDER The Tao of Smoothies: Balancing Yin and Yang In the (Yin) season of winter it’s best to tuck into warm and hot (Yang) foods and bevies.Why? Because they stimulate the vital organs and generate body heat. Avoid Extra Icy for Optimal Digestion This Winter: According to Daniel Reid, author [...]

May 10th, 2017|Food + Recipes|

Embodied Flow with Tara and Scott

Here is my latest piece for Australian Yoga Journal. It peaks behind the curtain of Embodied Flow, a mind-dazzling teacher training I had the incredible honour of attending earlier this year. +++ I can’t say when it happens exactly, that’s the mysterious thing. One moment I'm here, encompassed by flesh and bone. And the next, there’s a pixilation of space / my density turning to effervescent vapour / every sub-atomic particle articulated in a vibration that is strangely visible. I can sense my skin - so permeable, the [...]

April 20th, 2017|Fitness, Wellbeing|

Drop and Give Me Zen: The Art of Mindful Movement Series

‘I’d like to learn how to meditate. I know it’d be good for me, but I can’t sit still for more than 2 minutes.” - Most People I Know There’s a common misconception that meditation is a fixed formula – complete with it’s own non negotiable position (spine erect, legs in lotus) and associated paraphernalia (mudras, mala beads and meditation pillows). Nonsense. There are as many ways to meditate as there are ways to workout. Now, it goes without saying i'm a big fan of the sitting-still-with-hands-in-mudra variety of meditation. But, [...]

March 23rd, 2017|Fitness, Headspace, Meditation, Wellbeing|

May I re-mind you: your potential is completely negotiable

"Who am I to call myself an artist / a writer / a yoga instructor / a personal trainer / or anything for that matter? Who am I to own my intelligence. To be fierce. And bold. And brilliant AF!?" This chronic questioning, this sense of inadequacy of somehow falling short is common ground on which we all meet. I hear it in clients, I hear it at sister circle, I hear it in my own head.  It’s part of the human condition and why wouldn’t it be. We are a conglomerations of contradictions - [...]

February 9th, 2017|Guided Meditations, Headspace|