i’m going to hug you now…..

by Isis Leeor I’ve been asking myself today how do you love someone going through a crisis…especially a long crisis. Someone who is big, beautiful, resilient, and life has kept magically knocking down. I think it’s easy to blame people for their suffering. It makes you feel as if you are safe from it somehow….

digestive health & probiotic goodness

“My inner beauty journey began with my own skin and health issues,” explains Carla. “I have seen that what I put into my mouth has a profound effect on my health.”

signs & synchronicities

The forefather of analytical psychology Carl Jung believed signs and synchronistic events come from the unconscous mind (our internal programming that holds a huge reservoir of feelings, thoughts, urges, and memories that are outside of our conscious awareness ) and collective unconscious (beliefs shared by all peoples) . Whatever your personal belief is, the Universe…

candles & intentions

When you light your candle, it illuminates your intentions, and when you meditate on your intention, it releases a message and sends our energy out into the universe. On a symbolic level, lighting a candle represents the five elements: earth, water, air, fire, and spirit. The wick and base signify earth and are vital for…

uttanasana , parivrtta trikonasana , apanasana

These yoga poses offer immediate relief for soothing and relieving symptoms of irritable bowel and poor digestive system. Standing Forward Bend ~ Uttanasana Exhale and bend forward from the hip joints lengthening the torso and engaging the knees and thigh muscles. Breathe deeply and hold for 30 seconds to 1 minute. Alternative: keep knees bent…

safe cosmetics

The long and often intimidating list of ingredients found on the back of our cosmetics (cleansers, moisturisers, foundations) and toiletries (shampoo, toothpaste, deodorants, after shave, perfume) can be overwhelming. So I thought we’d start with 5 ingredients. In trying to navigate their way through this minefield of information the majority of people choose to completely ignore the information provided and opt…

10 benefits of yoga

The benefits of yoga are huge and span the physical, mental and spiritual, meaning there’s something in it for all of us 1. “On a purely physical level, practice of the asanas (postures) increases muscle tone and general vitality. It also rapidly improves circulation, co-ordination and balance. The practice not only promotes flexibility and skeleto-muscular …

turn your face to the sun …

 turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you Te tiro atu to kanohi ki tairawhiti ana tera whiti te ra kite ataata ka hinga ki muri kia koe – Maori proverb

ask Strala ~

It’s hard to be healthy when we keep practicing struggle and strain in our lives. We need ease. We need to feel, breathe deep, and get calm.

why we breathe

Nothing beats an early morning walk along the beach in the rain, I’m just back from a refreshing jaunt out at Raglan beach where surfers were out in force, kids were riding their horses and there were even a few blokarts hooning around – nothing inspires me more than nature and it was such a beautiful…

living hope, vladivostok russia

I realise money is tight for most of us but I wanted to let you all know about my favourite charity organisation run by New Zealander Rachael Hughes. Please feel free to re-blog her message and webpage to spread the word. She has done such tireless and self-sacrificing work for the past 16 years in…

10 ways to boost immunity

1. laugh. Laughter is the best way to relieve stress and helps the body to lower tension and blood pressure. Firstly it distracts you from pain and worry. Secondly laughter increases the production of T-cells, antibodies and natural killer cells (defence cells that attack foreign material in our bodies), these cells increase the likelihood that infections…

he aha? why ?

I’m a seeker, a bit of a wanderer …  I study people, I try to understand them at their core and the experiences that have shaped them into who they are. For the past 15 years of my journey I have been a teacher, laser and skin specialist, make up artist, dumping ground, friend and confidant working all…