Discovering the Art and Beauty in Imperfection and Impermanence

Discover the secrets and hidden gifts of Wabi-Sabi – an intuitive appreciation of transient beauty and a zen-lens on life. The spirit of Wabi-Sabi, ever-present in Japanese culture and tea ceremonies, invites us to see that true beauty is imperfect, impermanent and incomplete. In this social media age with the pressure to be flawless, and camera-ready at all times; with our chronic angst about not being or having enough and constant comparison - measuring our messy behind-the-scenes lives to other glossy, carefully curated highlight reels, Wabi-Sabi offers an antidote. It’s [...]

August 4th, 2020|Headspace, Podcast, Wellbeing|

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|

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|

The Secret Stories Our Bodies Tell: Rewriting The Psychosomatic Script

Your body is miraculous, mysterious, intelligent beyond your wildest dreams. It pulses with molten wisdom and stories as old as stars. It was present for every experience of your life and embodies emotional imprints of these events. Answers to lifelong questions are steeped in cells, tucked in the folds of tissue and buried in bone marrow. ‘There is more wisdom in your body than in your deepest philosophy.’ Nietzsche You just have to ask the right questions, lean in and listen. YOUR BIOGRAPHY BECOMES YOUR BIOLOGY  The body, like everything else in life, is [...]

December 9th, 2016|Fitness, Headspace, Wellbeing|

Your Magic Day Planner: Printable Morning Ritual

Ola, I’m back again, with another gift to add to your Magic Morning collection! (If you haven’t already tried the Magic Morning Workout Video, you can stream it (FREE) here, get the printable guide here. Or download it to your device here. Now, on to the next instalment - a creative journalling ritual, to help design a day you love. HARNESS THE POWER OF PURE INTENT Intention is a pulse of creatively charged consciousness, potent enough to awaken the infinite organising power of the universe. Not only will it conspire, in mysterious ways to turn your desires into reality, [...]

October 30th, 2016|Headspace, Meditation, Rituals, Wellbeing, Workout Guides|

Sonic Goodness: Chakra Balancing Sound Meditation

"Music that melts the separate parts of your body together." Anais Nin Back in my festival fiend days (a past life ago now) you'd find me two-steppin' round the dance-floor boom boxes. I got off on feeling the kick-drum in my chest, my whole body amped and electric with sympathetic vibration - fuzzy frissons from head to toe. These days i'm a lot more savvy and 'self-lovey' about what I expose my more delicate organs to. Progressive house and ear-drum-damaging-doof have made way for pure sound waves that replenish my body [...]

October 14th, 2016|Guided Meditations, Headspace, Meditation, Rituals|