Top 5 Tips for selecting your perfect retreat

Taking time to find your perfect retreat is well worth the effort, here are a few tips about how to go about it. 1. Location Choose an area that will enhance your experience of a self discovery retreat, a quiet, tranquil area instead of a bustling holiday resort where you will be tempted to stay in the hectic, chaotic pace of modern life. Pick a location you’d really like to…

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Vegan & Raw Recipes

In preparation for my new vegan and raw eating plan which I intend to start in the New Year (see my previous post),  I am looking through a monster amount of information,  articles and recipes. I am searching for some recommendations for great cookery books, preferably not ones based around any kind of meat substitutes,  but more around great tasting,  satisfying raw and Vegan food. There seem to be some…

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New Year, New Lifestyle

So I have decided that after Christmas I would like to start to make the switch from being a Lacto Ovo Vegetarian to eating mostly Vegan and much more Raw food.   I have been a Vegetarian now for over 20 years, and in that time I have  gained quite a few pounds,  you see I am also a cheese and chocolate lover,  I like to finish my meal with…

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An Island within an Island

When you think about Sardinia, if you have even heard of it, you probably think of the Costa Smeralda and the famous, rich elite. Sardinia is an Italian island in the middle of the Mediterranean and is a lot bigger than most people think, it’s about the size of Wales. If you have visited or come on holiday here, you have most likely to have been to one of these…

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Sun Salutations – Surya Namaskar

Here is a table of the Sun Salutation with Mantra, chakra, vibration and breath details. You can download and print freely 🙂

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Gratitude Walk in Ogliastra

It’s hard not be be overwhelmed with gratitude for life in this environment; so many reasons to feel joy for life surrounded with so much beauty, so much incredible, wild scenery. The air heavy with the scent of pollen, there were so many wild flowers along the road as I walked home from Jerzu, blues, purples, yellows, whites…such a spectacle! The butterflies gracefully fluttering through the air, my two companions…

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Are You Too Busy? 4 Tips to Slow Down!

Original article for Om Times http://omtimes.com/2014/02/4-tips-slow-down/ A few weeks ago I launched a new online stress management program, as part of the launch I offered free places on the course to a variety of bloggers and journalists. The emails went out and replies started coming in; I was amazed at how many people said they would love to do it, that they really needed to reduce their stress levels, but…

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Top 5 Tips for Reducing Stress in 2014

Stress is on the rise, more people each year are reporting stress as being a problem in their life: effecting their work, home life and health. After years of depression, stress and barely keeping my head above water with our modern, frantic pace of life, I finally broke down, and after a couple of months off work with stress I finally quit. It was time to get out, heal myself…

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A Morning Walk in Ogliastra

I live a truly blessed life, being able to take a leisurely walk with our 2 labs on a beautiful sunny January morning in our corner of paradise which is Ogliastra, Sardinia. I hope you enjoy my little photo post of our walk, and next time you need to get away from it all for a break, consider Ogliastra, it’s a truly special place!            …

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Top 5 Tips for Coping with Stress

Stress is on the rise, more people each year are reporting stress as being a problem in their life: effecting their work, home life and health. After years of depression, stress and barely keeping my head above water with our modern, frantic pace of life, I finally broke down, and after a couple of months off work with stress I finally quit. It was time to get out, heal myself…

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Stress Management for a Modern World

I am thrilled to be releasing a new 8 week on-line programme Stress Management for a Modern World. It is launching on the 20th January 2014 to coincide with Blue Monday, thought to be the most depressing day of the year. There will be another course also staring on the 18thMarch 2014. With stress levels on the rise every year and costs to industry and health services mounting up, and as someone with…

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Top 5 tips for a naturally healthy winter

It’s the holiday season, time for parties, presents and lots of good will; yay! Unfortunately this time of year is not always merry-making and fun, it’s also the season of colds, flu and general ill health. The good news is there are really simple, easy and natural things we can do to maximise our immune system and keep ourselves healthy. Here are my top 5 tips for staying healthy this…

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Begin each day…..

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My top apps for Yoginis

I have tried quite a few of the apps for yoga & meditation out there, some good, some not so good and I thought I would share some of my top picks that have stood the test of time on my iPhone. You’ll notice there are no actual Yoga apps on my list, this is purely because I have not found a yoga app that I enjoy using for my…

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Alternative meditation cushions

So you would like to start or are already practicing meditation, but the sitting posture is making things difficult for you, you have seen meditation cushions, but can’t afford one yet….what are the cheaper alternatives?? One unique idea shared by one of my meditation teachers is to use 2 toilet rolls; “A good sitting gear: two new rolls of toilet paper. Try it with “comfortable posture” (sukhasana). Use these or…

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To find inner peace…

“To find inner peace, have full attention and interest in everything you do … To find inner peace, live fully in the present, the past and the future are dissolved in cycles of eternity … To find inner peace, be inwardly relaxed: in the body, emotions, mind and spirit … To find inner peace, practice non attachment: be aware that nothing and nobody really belongs to you … To find inner peace, consciously cultivate joyful thoughts… To find inner peace, have no desires; realize that happiness is inside you, not in external conditions or things … To find inner peace, realise that you can’t change the world, but you can change yourself … To find inner peace, project peace externally, in the environment that surrounds you … To find inner…

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Salamba Sirsasana

“Put the attention into the luminous connections between each of the centers throughout the body.The base of the spine and the top of the skull, The genitals and the heart! The heart and the throat, the throat and the forehead, the forehead to the top of the head . . . Attend to the current of relationship electrifying, ever-pulsating, richly textured, between each of these and every other. Then attend simultaneously to resonance of all with all. Enter that glowing net of light with the focus born of awe and even your bones will know enlightenment.”

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Infinity dancing everywhere..

“Experience the substance of the body and the world as made up of vibrating particles, and these particles made up of even finer energy particles. Drifting more deeply, feel into each particle as it condenses from infinity and dissolves back into it continuously. Noticing this, breathe easily with infinity dancing everywhere.”

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