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…

balance harmony strength

“Strength is all about the balance between body and mind” Anna K Anna K writes “Strength represents the balance between the Virgin and the Lioness in us. the balance between body and mind, intellect and passion, rationality and instinct. If our Virgin part, the mind becomes too strong we become passionless, cold and too much…

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…

5 reasons to add watercress to our meals

  I grew up eating Watercress but not in the traditional soups or salads. I am part Maori and traditionally, watercress is a staple in the diet, so every 2 weeks we would have what was coined The Boil Up. Fresh Wild Watercress was washed, removing the stalking bitter ends and then placed into a…

“your body speaks to you in the language of symptoms”

Stress, it nudges its way into our lives and then decides to put its roots down. Thankfully there are tools to combat it but it takes action and persistence.   Kathleen DesMaison remarked that “your body speaks to you in the language of symptoms “ Do you recognise that many of the symptoms of stress are interconnected – that one…

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…

recline and relax …

Restorative yoga was developed by Yogi B.K.S Iyengar after he travelled from India to the U.K and noticed that westerners were a lot more stiff and inflexible in their joints. His introduction of using props such as blocks, bolsters, straps and the wall are used to maximise the opening and awareness of the body, providing support to the less…

forgiveness … it’s medically beneficial

Dr Frances Pitsilis a Medical, Integrative and Holistic Doctor in New Zealand explains how Forgiveness is not just a conscious decision we make to ease our psychological pain it takes an enormous physical toll on our bodies too. Forgiveness and Health: “We have all watched as the family comes out of the courthouse with a…

my love affair with coconut oil continues

Great books offering all you need to know about the benefits of coconut oil and your health: The Coconut Oil Miracle by Bruce Fife Oil Pulling Therapy: Detoxifying and Healing the Body Through Oral Cleansing by Bruce Fife