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Meditation: the Art and Practice

Meditation: the Art and Practice

Meditation is a practice. One that is done regularly, with the intention of calming the mind, creating focus and building resilience. Life throws you ups and downs, and challenges that will test you. For instance, pain, physical or emotional; conflict with loved ones;...

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The Pain of Sleep Debt

The Pain of Sleep Debt

Sleep has a huge impact on our experience of pain, more so than we thought. There is pain to sleep debt. This article will unpack the science behind it and what you can do to help reduce your pain by improving your sleep. Let's set the scene Your alarm goes off with...

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Seven Steps for Significant Sleep

Seven Steps for Significant Sleep

“Sleep is God. Go worship.” ― Jim Butcher Sleep. An underrated gem. A time of rest, restoration, renewal and, more often than not, neglect. What follows, are seven steps for significant sleep. We’ve all gone through times where sleep has definitely not been a...

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CLEAN EATING

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The Race Toward Recovery

The Race Toward Recovery

If you’re an athlete, you know how races can deplete you. You give it your all, run a good race but you end up physically and mentally exhausted. If you’re an endurance runner, cyclist or CrossFit athlete,  it’s always a race to recovery. How do you nurture your...

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The Unspoken World of PCOS

The Unspoken World of PCOS

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. I have had a few health coaching clients that have come to me with this diagnosis, delivered to them by their gynae. She said some things about scans, cysts and possibly infertility. She’s not wrong. Getting a diagnosis like this is hard,...

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The Ancient Secret of Intermittent Fasting

The Ancient Secret of Intermittent Fasting

What views do we have on intermittent fasting? Is it as faddish as the South African flag covers for your car side mirrors over the 2010 World Cup? Or could it actually have lasting health benefits? In this article, I explore  what intermittent fasting is, who it...

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Chia Bircher Muesli Recipe

Chia Bircher Muesli Recipe

Eat clean with this Chia muesli recipe. It is easy, filling and jam packed with health benefits. Bring on a good start to your day with this recipe! Wandering around Berlin has got to be one of the most rich sensory experiences. The spring blossoms blow in the wind...

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Auto-Immune Wellness

Auto-Immune Wellness

A client of mine woke up this morning, made breakfast, and was ready to start with work on Monday morning as usual. Fast forward 45 minutes later and you find him face down in his bed, napping. “What’s going on?”, he calls me to ask. This client is someone who has...

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Bone Broth Breakdown

Bone Broth Breakdown

Eat your way to health You mention bone broth in a crowded room of friends. It’s followed by silence. And then a whole spectrum of views are thrown at you. Some are utterly irked by the idea of it and others would smile gleefully if you offer them a hot mug of it. I’m...

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MINDFULNESS

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The Last Time – A Perspective On Mindfulness

The Last Time – A Perspective On Mindfulness

The Last Time A perspective on mindfulness; and the sacredness of time. Take a moment to think of all the things you will experience for the last time. Of course, the eventuality of death shows that at some point, everything will be done for the last time. But long...

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Controlling your Catastrophizer

Controlling your Catastrophizer

Suffering equals pain x resistance A few years ago, a good friend, let’s call her Leia, started on a journey of pain and suffering. It didn’t go away. She went from physiotherapists  to doctors, back to physios and back to her general practitioner. Over 2 months,...

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5 Quick Tools to Unwind

5 Quick Tools to Unwind

In my last blog post, Stress and how it uniquely impacts our health, I outlined the importance of stress reduction. If you’ve gone the extra mile for every other healthy lifestyle habit, but haven’t targeted your stress levels, you’re bound to be missing out on...

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Stress and how it uniquely impacts our health

Stress and how it uniquely impacts our health

Photo by Aarón Blanco Tejedor Stress. There is goes, winding us up Stress can be our constant evil sidekick. We don’t realize it’s with us day in and day out. Sometimes, we even crave stress. Stress creates a natural ‘high and you constantly seek. And when you do make...

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The Race Toward Recovery

The Race Toward Recovery

If you’re an athlete, you know how races can deplete you. You give it your all, run a good race but you end up physically and mentally exhausted. If you’re an endurance runner, cyclist or CrossFit athlete,  it’s always a race to recovery. How do you nurture your...

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Meditation: the Art and Practice

Meditation: the Art and Practice

Meditation is a practice. One that is done regularly, with the intention of calming the mind, creating focus and building resilience. Life throws you ups and downs, and challenges that will test you. For instance, pain, physical or emotional; conflict with loved ones;...

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Monking around with Meditation

Monking around with Meditation

Monking around with Meditation What are our thoughts on meditation? I picture a bald monk practicing meditation hour after hour, sitting cross-legged on a stone cold floor. He comes out of a meditative trance with an aura of lightness and bliss. But surely sitting...

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