[Book review] 7 Surprising Things Guru Jagat Taught Me About Invincible Living

In this book, Invincible Living, Guru Jagat reveals how the simple, super-effective technologies of Kundalini Yoga and Meditation will upgrade your body’s operating system and reset your life. A candid and encouraging guide, Invincible Living offers powerful, practical tools for both inner and outer transformation. From beauty and self-care to work and relationships, Invincible Living is packed with exercises, tips, and step-by-step instructions to live your most invincible life.

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Goals & Vision for 2019

What is a new year without setting some goals? I’ve never been a big fan of resolutions, as they seem so loaded in expectation, and there’s a timeliness to them that doesn’t sit well with me. But I am a fan of setting intentions and goals for a new year. Some people set these at the start of a new year, and others set them on their birthday, so as it was my birthday earlier this month (Feb 3rd!), I’m choosing the latter. After all, every year we are essentially reborn :)

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How To Overcome Getting Ghosted

I recently shared with you that I’d met an incredible guy and we’d been dating for three weeks. In many ways it had been moving relatively quickly, but at the same time we went days at a time without seeing each other due to his travel schedule. I was over the moon that I’d found someone so on my level, with the same sense of humour, who thought I was the cutest thing he’d ever seen and regularly reminded me so. He was smart, ambitious, honest, attentive and incredibly generous. He met some of my friends and spoke about the future. We were in constant contact. And then three weeks in, on the eve of my birthday weekend (hi 35!!) he was gone. I’d been ghosted.

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Simple Tips to Manage Overwhelm At Work

For Mental Health Awareness Week last week I was invited to speak at Huffer and FCB Media about managing stress and anxiety in the workplace. Speaking from experience, as someone who had to navigate the turbulent seas of dealing with a mental illness in the workplace (without wanting to tell anyone) and trying to stay afloat as executive assistant to the CEO of a busy media agency, here are the top tips I shared.

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How to be 34, single and f*cking happy

I caught up with a good friend recently who I hadn’t seen in a couple of years; she’s just moved home from London, however our friendship has been maintained by social media -- as most modern millennial friendships go. After exchanging pleasantries, settling into her beanbag and handing me my decaf coffee, she tilted her head and asked “so how are you finding being 34 and single with no kids?”

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Why I chose to give up coffee

In August last year, I quit coffee. Real coffee anyway; I still drink decaf. Is that cheating? I’m not sure. All I know is that my body responds really poorly to caffeine and cow's milk and I don’t really have time for that. As an FYI, decaf coffee has had approximately 97% of the caffeine removed, so there is still a trace, but not enough to make you chomp at the bit.

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So, I Quit My Job

I finally did it. I quit my job. Two months ago.

I’ve delayed shouting it from the rooftops because I’ve been going through my internal process, and to be honest, for the past few weeks I haven’t really felt like being vocal. I find it really easy to write about the uncomfortable stuff, but when I’m really happy and things are going great I find it much harder. Call it tall poppy syndrome or reverse narcissism or whatever you like -- it's pretty weird.

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Guest blog | Prepair NZ Founder & CEO Irene Wakefield on the lessons she learned from an abusive relationship

When I think about self-love I don’t actually think about yoga, meditation, journalling or lush bath bombs. Nope, I think about the way I treat myself, living in alignment with my values and being comfortable in my own company. It’s a practice that feels good - for the most part.

I wasn’t always comfortable in my own company. The truth is, I was once in an abusive relationship.

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