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|

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|

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|

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|

That’s My Jam: Rage, Rinse, Repeat

If I had a nickel for every medical intuitive that’s pulled the “Liver/Anger” card on me over the years…well I’d have a lot of nickels. My kinesiologist, acupuncturist, theta healer and even my remedial masseuse have all gazed into their crystal balls and seen the same angry little liver. (For those who are uninitiated into the world of non-Western medicine: In many healing traditions the body’s organs are connected to specific emotions- and the liver is often associated with anger.) Initially I didn't get it. “Don't got no rage ‘round here,” [...]

March 23rd, 2016|Headspace, That's My Jam Series, Wellbeing|

New Interview: Brieann Gets Wabi-Sabi With Lex Weinstein

Many moons ago I had the pleasure of training Lex Weinstein - Blogger, Artist, Stylist and “Ambassador Of The Senses,” among other things. Hers is the voice of free-thinkers, rebels, creative minds and peaceful rule breakers. Those who’ve traded the modern hamster wheel and 9-to-5 security of the “real world” for full time wandering, adventure and inspiration. True to Lex's life, our One-On-One sessions together were a trip. Spontaneous, unpredictable on and off screen adventures. We trained on the sunny shores of Burleigh Heads, in the back of her broom [...]

March 16th, 2016|Headspace, Interviews, News, Wellbeing|

The Digitised Self: The Perils of Hero Worship + Who You Post To Be

The digitised self. The portraits we showcase in the 640px by 640px frame known as Instagram. Moments (more often manufactured than candid), images that we decide “will carry this message well.” It all becomes twisted when it's received as a fixed reality, a snapshot representing a life in which blemishes, bad hair days, bloated bellies, imperfection, sadness and darker shades of suffering do not exist. It's surprisingly easy to be seduced by pretty pictures. It’s easy to think the “sun shines out of their arse.”  It’s easy to think she [...]

March 9th, 2016|Headspace, Wellbeing|