health



"Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food." ~ Hippocrates

This month I feature beautiful entrepreneur, Zoe Lind van't Hof, founder of Wunder Workshop, whom I met one and half years ago at a Serene Social Shoreditch House event I hosted as their (then) London Lead. Paired together during the workshop I remember how warm, friendly, yet unassuming she was. It wasn't until after, upon exchanging emails I learned of Zoe's budding business, right in my (then) backyard of Notting Hill! It's no "wunder" why it's Europe's first exclusive organic turmeric brand available in the likes of London's high street shops Selfridges and Content Beauty. For centuries people have been using spices for the treatment of various ailments and serious illness, but recently with scientific analysis more people are seeing the wonderful effects of the ingredients found in such superfoods. And Zoe's story behind the brand and her late mother make it all the more loveable. For those of you interested in trying one of their lovely products keep reading for a chance to win their most popular product!


"In my soul, I am still that small child who did not care about anything else but the beautiful colors of a rainbow". ~ Papiha Ghosh

You are enough. You are beautiful. You are meant to be in this world. But somehow this gets lost, downplayed or even muted from circumstances outside our own.  As children we’re young and naïve, simply yearning to feel loved and supported. But if your infancy needs were not met this wounded inner child ultimately stays with you emotionally, mentally and energetically. And while we may not remember everything about our childhood but the body remembers. This can manifest in adult life in a multitude of ways such as trust and intimacy issues, addictive/compulsive behaviours, narcissistic disorders and depression. Without a healthy inner healthy life we look for fulfilment outside ourselves. We live a life believing something or someone else can completely us and make us happy and at peace. When in fact, to move forward in life we must reclaim and heal our own inner child, because true fulfilment and peace must come from within


"Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life. I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilised by the gravity of my loss, or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift I have - life itself." ~ Walter Anderson

In the spirit of Throwback Thursday today on my blog I'm sharing an article I wrote for the top U.S. lifestyle media brand Mind Body Green, inspired by my experience back and forth from London to Los Angeles for my father on hospice care. Some of you may or may not be familiar with the powerful benefits of yoga. Today's blog gives a glimpse into how this powerful practice can help you through a crisis. The original article can be found here.


 

"I studied, I met with medical doctors, scientists, and I'm here to tell you that the way to a moe productive, more inspired, more joyful life is: getting enough sleep." ~ Arianna Huffington

In the spirit of throwback Thursday I'm sharing an article I wrote for Mind Body Green. The original article can be found here.

Yoga can help alleviate physical aches and calm mental/emotional stress, both of which help us get a good night’s sleep. This simple yoga sequence is appropriate for just about everyone. It's designed to increase flexibility in the lower body while supporting the low back in a supine position (lying down).


If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change. ~ Wayne Dyer

As an avid global traveller, I’m all for experiencing life to the fullest. But I realise (and appreciate) that sometimes leaving may not always be an option. We have responsibilities, commitments and maybe not a lot of holiday (a.k.a. vacation). In today’s blog I share how you can start to live more fully right where you are, without the need for a plane and your passport. It’s about shifting your perspective and letting go of limiting beliefs– even right in your hometown.


"In the end, yoga has less to do with what you can do with your body and more to do with the happiness that unfolds from realizing your full potential." ~ Rod Stryker

Nine years ago I was inspired by this beautiful yogini, Tara Lee, who helped me find and instil peace and strength during both my pregnancies. She radiates such calm and joy and I would always think to myself "I want some of that! How do I get that?" And it was because of her I was inspired to continue and explore yoga as a student and eventually teacher. It was an honour and pleasure to have spoken with Tara this week.  And it's no secret why she's notably "one of the top 5 teachers in the UK today" (Evening Standard). Through yoga, Tara is changing the experience of motherhood—and life—for women throughout the U.K. and abroad. For those of you interested in practicing with Tara keep reading for a chance to win one of her award-winning DVDs!


"Life is not merely being alive, but being well." - Marcus Valerius Martialis

Home sweet home. After spending ten days travelling from London to Los Angeles and back to Barcelona, I was inspired to re-post my top home healing tips published nearly two years ago to the day, as some family and friends are in a new home or about to move home while others just had a baby or pregnant with baby. I believe as parents, sometimes, it's easier to make conscious efforts for our son or daughter before we even think about doing it for ourselves. Every day as mothers or fathers we try our best in giving our children a great start in life. And hopefully from this parent awareness we can treat our own body, our temple, with the same respect and self-care as we begin living from the inside out.


"The quieter you become the more you can hear." -Ram Dass

In the spirit of Throwback Thursday and my signature workshop this Sunday in London, today I share on my blog the following article that was originally posted on the top U.S. lifestyle media brand Mind Body Green with nearly 26,000 shares and counting!!! 

Yin yoga is a deliciously deep, meditative and reflective practice in which floor-based postures are held for an extended period of time.

Unlike a dynamic yang practice that works the muscles through repetition, Yin works the deeper layers of the body such as the fascia, connective tissues, joints and bones. Yin is a deeply healing and nourishing practice with profound physical, emotional and energetic effects. During challenging times in our lives, our emotions can deplete our bodies of energy. The nourishing practice of Yin yoga helps to restore that energy for overall wellbeing.