Lifestyle, MindBodySoul

Inhale, Exhale.

Life. Everyone has their own path, everyone faces their own difficulties and experiences, or enjoys their own moments of happiness. But it’s the way these difficulties and experiences are handled and dealt that reflect how peaceful your life may or may not be.

This where the whole

Respond, not react

concept comes in very nicely.

Two people may experience identical situations that cause upset or anger. But the way in which they’re handled is exactly what will determine the outcome and the feeling you’re left with.  Continue reading

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Foodie, Lifestyle

Eating your way through a grey day

We all do it. When the bad weather strikes, any amount self control to keep your diet healthy – goes. Poof. Out the window, into the rain and grey clouds above. What is it about miserable weather, makes you want to eat everything in sight? “Hearty” foods and snacks alike. It’s like, the idea of eating a salad when it’s grey and dull outside, just doesn’t work. They don’t go hand in hand. In the Summer, I’ll eat salads, drink water and snack on fruit all day every day. But when Winter creeps in, so does that Winter “skin” that I find myself fashioning. You know the one, it’s that extra layer that one might carry to, ahem, “keep us warm”.  Continue reading

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Lifestyle, MindBodySoul

Inadvertently Spreading the love

When I first started on my journey of mindfulness and meditation, and understanding the wirings of our brain in order to make a happier, more fulfilled, contented and peaceful life for myself and those around me – I sometimes thought that doing this would be completely pointless if I’m putting these methods and theories into practise alone. My understanding and responses to situations and circumstances I might find myself in with friends and family, would be lost.  Continue reading

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Lifestyle, MindBodySoul

And Relax, it’s Saturday night.

Woman opening curtains in bedroom

Saturday nights. The time to relax, unwind, let go, let loose and let your hair down. My idea of letting my hair down is probably a little more shall we say, reserved, compared to many. My perfect Saturday night is getting into what I call my “slops” (apartment pants if you will – for any Friends fans out there), filling up a glass of the good stuff, grabbing a handful of any sugary treat in the cupboard, sticking on a good film and snuggling up with the aid of a little candle light and Mr Snacks.  Continue reading

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Lifestyle, MindBodySoul

War Paint

War Paint – aka, Makeup.

We’re in a time where layering on a face full of colour and contour has become an unhealthy obsession.

Despite being a Professional Makeup Artist by day, I’ve never been one to lather it on, I must admit. It’s just not my style both personally, or with my clients. I mean, who’d really want to walk the streets wearing the amount of – what I can only describe as theatrical – makeup that these You Tubers or Instagram folk wear. When I watch these “New Generation” tutorials, and if I didn’t know better, quite frankly, I’d be scaredContinue reading

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Fitness, Lifestyle, MindBodySoul

Yoga every damn day

Once upon a time, the thought of practising yoga just wasn’t something I would entertain. I thought it slow, boring and didn’t think it would result in much of a sweat being broken – let alone making any changes to my body.

But those were the days where life was all go. My sole focus was to be “in shape”. If I was going to workout, it had to be hard, fast and leave me dripping in sweat with not much thought taken of technique or quality. My theory was, as long as I was sweaty and stinky by the end of it, it had been a good workout. I know, right?! Nice.
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Lifestyle, MindBodySoul

Change

Change. If you want to make changes to your life, your way of life, your actions, your habits, your thoughts… then do it. Just do it (as Mr Nike might say – is Nike even a male?! Who knows, please, forgive me, I’m not here to be bashed for sexism).

My point is, you shouldn’t need an anticipated start date, like the New Year, to start making changes in your life. Continue reading

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