Posts in Mind
Why Doing Hard Things is Good For Your Mental Health

I learnt a lot at the Wim Hof method workshop I attended over the weekend with Element Health but one of the things that really stood out to me was how wired we have become for comfort. We seem to do everything in our power to avoid feeling the cold (and also the heat). We have heat pumps, electric blankets, underfloor heating, heated toilet seats (!), heating in our cars, in our offices, and scalding hot showers.

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The People, Books, Podcasts & Modalities That Have Transformed My Life

I hope everyone has had a restful Easter weekend. I had been feeling super exhausted after coming home from Bali, getting slammed by the full moon (3 nights of very interrupted sleep and sore head), so the long weekend was very much chill mode. I had been feeling rather sad and jaded after arriving back - for a number of reasons - but once that full moon passed, it’s like a proverbial cloud lifted from me and I was re-inspired to dive back into work, getting lots of downloads and just feeling all round excited. Never underestimate the power of the moon, I always say.  She’s a handy scapegoat when I need one.

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How To Say No To Things You Don't Want To Do

It’s Sunday, a little over a week until my next trip to Bali and I’ve just gotten back from an epic Kundalini yoga class at my fave Yoga Ground here in Auckland. I plan to do a lot of yoga while I’m in Bali so have been easing back into it. In all honesty, I can count on one hand the number of classes I’ve taken since my last trip to Bali last August.. I tend to dip in and out of it. And right now my focus has been on F45 and walking my dogs.

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How To Manifest Anything You Want Using The Law Of Vibration

You’ve no doubt heard of the Law of Attraction, made famous by the book and film The Secret by Rhonda Byrne which first launched in 2006. But what you mightn’t be familiar with is the Law of Vibration which serves as a foundation of Law of Attraction and is one of the most important Universal laws to contemplate. What this principle teaches us is that everything in the world is energy.

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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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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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A for Anxiety

A couple of weeks ago I shared on Instagram that the wheels had well and truly fallen off. I was feeling anxious, depleted, lacking motivation and all kinds of emotional. If you didn’t catch it or you've always wondered what I look like when I cry, here it is.

I’ve spent the past couple of weeks quietly trying to make sense of what this lingering feeling means. Because, that’s what we do in the personal development space; we can’t just let feelings exist without rigorous curiosity. And the more I talk to women around me I’m discovering I’m not alone. I can reflect on it now because I feel like I'm coming out the other side.

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Are you getting in your own way?

To some extent or another, unless you've reached enlightenment you are no doubt getting in your own way in some area - or multiple areas - of your life. That might look like: not stepping into your purpose, not achieving your health and fitness goals, not attracting a loving partner, not cultivating new friendships and not elevating your career. This happens because we are stuck in our heads and not leading with our hearts, or, as in a lot of cases, if we're trying to live another persons version of our ideal life.

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What I've learnt about fear

Yesterday I went to a yoga class at the newly opened Rise HYP studio with my girlfriend Carly and I cried at the end of class. It was the cutest and weirdest thing because I'm not really a crier and I wasn't even premenstrual, but it happened and it was lovely, and all just part of this whole softening into the feminine malarkey that I'm navigating. It wasn't a full ugly cry like you might see from Carrie on Homeland, but there were real tears.

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