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How Japan Taught Me To Feel Again
March 18, 2011
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I woke up on Tuesday night at 2.30am and couldn’t get back to sleep. The first thing that came into my mind was, ‘I wonder how Japan’s doing….’ I started thinking about all the people that had lost their homes and those that had lost their lives. I didn’t get back to sleep. I told […]
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How To Go From Bored to Awed
March 15, 2011
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So many destructive behaviours have their origin in boredom. From overeating to excessive drinking, addictions, watching mind-numbing crap on TV or constantly buying ‘stuff’. So why are we all so bored?? Consumption – Affluence’s Boredom Cure By 2020, 300 million people in China (that’s the same size as the population of the US) will advance […]
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Think Differently – How To Create More Helpful Neural Pathways
March 9, 2011
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I’ve been examining the nitty gritty, the ‘how, what and why’ of negative thoughts recently, (or I suppose more accurately you could say that I’ve been tousling with them like a matador trying to tame an angry bull). Negative thoughts can pop up at any time, either triggered by a core belief created in the […]
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Cut This Out Of Your Diet & Dramatically Improve Your Mood
March 1, 2011
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Nothing improves a low mood like a ‘little treat’ right? Unfortunately, according to a new study*, the naughty snacks that don’t look good on your thighs, aren’t doing your mental health any favours either. photo credit: Dominique Godbout The study of 12,059 volunteers found that trans and saturated fats can raise the risk of suffering […]
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A Recipe For A Balanced Life – Part 2
February 18, 2011
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I’ve been doing a lot of thinking lately about a comment my friend Tash made in the second installment of my interview with her (which you’ll read today). The quote was: “The easiest way you can tell yourself what you’re worth is by what you say yes to. The easiest way you can tell your body […]
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A Recipe For A Balanced Life – Part 1
February 14, 2011
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I’ve recently been deriving a lot of inspiration from the blog of a friend I’ve known since I was about 13. We see each other about once a year or so (she lives in L.A now) and every time we meet, it’s like no time has passed at all and we’re suddenly transported back to the […]
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Get Motivated & Stress Less
February 10, 2011
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Is Inertia Stressing You Out? A lot of stress is created in our lives when we know we should change something – be it an attitude, habit or situation – but rather than address it, we dilly dally, perfecting procrastination into an art form. You only need to look around the now deserted gyms, that […]
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A 4 Step Process To Claim Your Personal Power
February 7, 2011
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Today’s post is a special gift from raw food chef, ‘goddess momma’ and inspiring conscious creator – Darlene Navarre. Darlene runs a raw food website full of free recipes and inspriation for those looking to explore a ‘raw’ lifestyle. (If you’ve never heard of ‘raw food’ I highly suggest you take a look). Anyway, today Darlene […]
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Spring Clean Your Psyche
February 4, 2011
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They say that a change is as good as a holiday – but in my opinion, nothing can lift your mood like, (as my mother would say) ‘a damn good clear out’. (Usually uttered when she’d take a peek into any of my cupboards). Cleaning As Therapy  It’s sort of counterintuitive really, because when you […]
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Life Lessons Of Cyclone Yasi
February 2, 2011
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“Get out now. Don’t bother to pack your bags. Just gather your family and leave”. - Queensland Premier Anna Bligh to residents in low-lying parts of north Queensland  at 12.39pm today. If last month’s flooding wasn’t enough to test the Queensland spirit, our fellow statesmen and women up north are now battening down the hatches, as the […]