10 ways to finish the year rested

It’s Spring here in New Zealand and at this time of the year, and whilst I love it, I can start yearning for the northern hemisphere, remembering time spent in past years when heading towards the end of the year felt more like a winding down, matching the autumnal season there. Here in the southern […]

The delicate balance of the nervous system: restoring harmony

In the miraculous form that is the human body, one of the key roles the autonomic nervous system (ANS) plays is to maintain stability, controlling everything from our movements to our thoughts and emotions.  When looking at the ANS in relation to its role in regulating the body’s response, imagine its work as a delicate […]

Is it time to bring back the nap?

Why I back the art of napping Some years ago, when I was working fulltime in the corporate environment, I learned that the meetings or project work after lunch weren’t necessarily the most productive time for me, or others in the room. Everyone had food in their belly, the circulation of air wasn’t at all […]

When we resist rest

When being ‘switched on’ feels more comfortable than resting: Why we might experience resistance to rest. We live in a culture and society that hardwires us for busyness and distraction. How often do you hear yourself say “I’ve got so much to do, I can’t stop”, or “Just let me finish this one thing and […]

The power of sound vibration in relaxing and healing

Whilst it was yoga that started my own personal journey towards a more holistic approach to health and wellbeing, I have travelled a great distance since then to find the therapies that really have really made a difference to my overall health and deep sense of wellbeing. For many years I have used sound bathing […]

6 ways I make time for rest in a busy life

  The amount of time we have in a day is finite and consistent from day-to-day. 24 hours, or 1440 minutes.  That’s it. Yet, we try and make the time we have stretch and bend to accommodate our never-ending to-do lists.  We see evidence and studies every day that tell us we’re frazzling ourselves with […]

10 ways I snuggle into hygge practices this winter

Winter trees

I’ve been enjoying seeing the signs that the seasons are changing, from the burnt orange leaves to the dew and frost on the grass in the early mornings.    As we start to get a sense of nature starting to slow down, it’s timely to reflect on whether how we live in the modern world […]