Cultivating more mindfulness into our lives is something we can all benefit from. It is something I consciously try to work on every day. If it was possible to be completely mindful in each and every moment, then it is unlikely that we would would be so affected by the strong pull of negative thoughts […]
Growing up with ‘alternative’ parents meant that from a young age I had seen many depictions of the chakras, heard their names mentioned, and I even had a good idea as to what each chakra represented. But that was it, I just thought of them as pretty coloured intricate images, with interesting names and special […]
Through ayurveda we are taught that our bodies are governed by the doshas, or three distinct energies that make up our constitutions. These consist of vata, pitta and kapha. These doshas are often influenced by our inherited characteristics, both physical and emotional, and determine not only our physiological makeup, but also our personality traits as […]
A few years ago, when I was traveling through Thailand, I stopped to help an old lady pick up a box of apples that had been knocked off her stall. She smiled at me and said “I am grateful of you”. I am not sure if it was her broken English, or if these were […]
One thing that I know for certain is that each and every one of us has a spirit. It is not our body that defines us; it is our spirit that reflects who we are. Our mind is just a steering mechanism (or a processor if you are into technology) that can’t function properly without the spirit.