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Green eyes

Don’t be green with envy…

“Envy is the art of counting the other fellow’s blessings instead of your own.” ~ Harold Coffin. It’s easy for us to compare our lives against others and to want it all. How do you feel, think or act when you see others succeeding? Losing weight? Or in love? We all deserve success, love and […]

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healthy eating

Eat well to live well…

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” ― Hippocrates. I have been blogging about healthy eating and the impact of food choices on our wellbeing for 10 years now. For most of that time, I seem to have been at odds with mainstream thoughts on statins, low-fat diets & sugar. I’ve also […]

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clarity of mind

Meditation to Gain Clarity and Insight

Are you in a situation where you just don’t know what to do? This simple meditation helps you get out of the crazy internal chatter of “I don’t what to do!” or “what the hell’s going on?”.  All the pressure that comes with indecision such as “should I make that decision” or “should I do […]

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don't give up

Find Your Motivation

“Commitment means staying loyal to what you said you were going to do long after the mood you said it in has left you.” ~ Unknown. I often look at people who have what I call an ‘unnatural’ drive and think…. how do you do it?! They are consistent, energised and make it look effortless! […]

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green juice detox

Top tips for starting juicing…

Spring is definitely on its way so our retreat guests are asking about refreshing ways to eat well. The question of smoothies versus juicing usually arises and I’ve answered that on my blog here: Juice or Smoothie – which is best? As I recommend a green juice is great for reviving when the afternoon energy […]

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cake vs salad

Listen to Your Body…

“No diet can substitute for the wisdom of your body.” Brooke Castillo. I am the first to admit that I have a sweet tooth! You name it, chocolate, cake, pudding, vanilla syrup in my latte’s, even fruit, I love anything sweet…………to be honest, why stop there; I also love starchy carbs, breads, pastries, pasta. I […]

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Jump for joy

Are you just existing or really living?

“To live is…..the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that’s all.” ~ Oscar Wilde. Do you feel like you are living in the rat race? During rush hour people move robotically from one destination to the next. Familiar surroundings tend to go unnoticed and we repeat it all again the next day like […]

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chanting buddha

The Power of Chanting

“The knower of the mystery of sound knows the mystery of the whole universe…” – Inayat Khan. Where do you stand on the chanting front? Are you happy to chant loud and proud in a yoga class…or does the thought of doing so make you ache with self-consciousness? Whatever your stance on this powerful tool, you […]

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