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The Many Faces of Mindfulness Practice

By Ryan Redman executive Director Flourish Foundation Mindfulness begins with a clear understanding that the quality of our mind plays a pivotal role in shaping how we experience the world, our own lives and the lives of others. Over many generations contemplative...

The 5 Food Frenemies

You know those people who seem like they’re your friend but eventually you realize they’re not healthy for you to be around? You hang out with them out of habit even though afterwards you feel crappy and drained. One day you have the courage to say goodbye and you...

The One Exercise Everybody Should Be Doing

If you’re a woman who’s had kids you’ll be very familiar with your pelvic floor. As my gorgeous British midwife put it, “your undercarriage is going to hang a bit lower now.” Yes indeed and then comes that startling little spritz you weren’t expecting whenever you...

Free Your body, Free Your Life

Are you feeling stuck physically, mentally or both ? It could be time to get Rolfed. Keep reading to understand what it is and how it can help your body and your life. (And no, it's not painful). Every summer, back in my native Australia, shark nets are suspended at a...

The Surprising Sports Drink You Need to Try: Bone Stock

My Mum always had a “bag o’ bones” in the freezer. When the bag was full she’d pop it all into a giant stock pot along with a fresh chook (that’s Aussie for chicken) and whatever veggies she had in the fridge and boil it all up into a yummy stock. That became the base...

3 keys to quiet down your inner heckler

A beautiful client of mine recently wrote this to me - “I start the day feeling pretty good, but if I look in the mirror, I feel like I insult myself 25 times before I head out the door- and that is all by 8am! Ridiculous right? I am almost 44, but I feel like I beat...

The Surprising Reason to Love Your Skin

Did you know your skin is an extension of the surface of your brain? It develops from the same embryonic layer and remains intimately connected via the nervous system forever more. You can’t touch the body without directly contacting your brain. It’s like the keyboard...

3 Reasons You might have low back pain – and what to do about it

Aside from rare genetic conditions and direct trauma to your spine, most back pain is the result of soft tissue imbalances. Think of how tent poles are held in place by the material and tent ropes to understand roughly how this works. Any imbalances in soft tissue...

Fire Ceremony – How To Effortlessly Change Your Life

What's your method for creating effortless change in your life ? My go - to is Fire Ceremony. Why ? Because it works. Traditional cultures make major shifts by accessing the energetic component of reality. If this sounds a bit weird to you trust me, you’re not alone....

How To Turbocharge Your New Year’s Resolutions: Part 1

Remember back in High School science when you learned about atoms? I always thought it was odd that 99.99% of an atom was “useless empty space” and only the remaining small fraction was particles. Well it turns out that the 99.99% of emptiness is actually REALLY...

3 Tips to Staying Healthy during the Holidays

Let’s face it, you’re probably going to indulge during the holidays. Thats part of the fun. Alcohol, rich foods and burning the candle at both ends all can take a toll on your health. No worries, just do these 3 simple steps to help your body cope so that you can feel...

How to Feel Fabulous Every Day
Part 3: Your Soul

Check out Part 1 and Part 2 of my How to or ways to Feel Fabulous Every Day Series! Remember how you used to feel as a little kid? Full of life and excited about your day. All you wanted to do was run outside and play, right? Close your eyes for a moment and see if...

How to Feel Fabulous Every Day
Part 2: Declutter Your Mind

You can find Part 1 of my How to Feel Fabulous Every Day Series here. Is your brain feeling cluttered ? If you’re like most people, there’s a running commentary going on at all times. Repetitive thoughts, to-do lists, emails, excessive information from the computer,...

How to Feel Fabulous Every Day
Part 1: Your Body

“We are not stuff that abides but patterns which persist” – Ida Rolf When I first arrived as an intern at the Institute of Sport, the Physical Therapists made me play a game. It was called “guess the athlete’s sport” and you can probably imagine how it went. The...

The Daily Dozen Body Stretch

Do you find it easy to make the time for your workout but can’t ever fit your stretch in? Don’t let pain or injury become your motivator, start today. It’s one of the best uses of your time there is. You’re better off cutting 5 - 10 minutes from the end of your...

What You Ingest Emotionally Can Impact Your Overall Health

You’ve heard the phrase you are what you eat, right? Have you ever considered that you’re also what you see, hear, smell, and touch? Everything we consume - the books we read, the sheets we sleep on, the flowers we smell, the music we listen to, the people we spend...

5 Benefits of Rolfing For Pain Relief and Wellbeing

Are you struggling with chronic pain or emotional stress ? Rolfing could be the answer you've been looking for. This little-understood gem of bodywork, formally known as Structural Integration, unravels habit and injury to end body pain and help you feel happy and...