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Prioritising Wellbeing Over Productivity (an Ode to Jacinda)

The political is personal. I first became aware of Jacinda Ardern when she announced last year that the New Zealand budget would "prioritise wellbeing over economic growth". What might it look like in my own personal life, to prioritise my wellbeing over my productivity?

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Safe and Sound (Keep Calm)

"Keep Calm is useless advice unless you have a trained method for self-regulation and addressed your trauma history." I used to think yoga was the glue that fixed me back together after some difficult times. Now I credit yoga as the lens through which I saw that I was never really broken. 

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Can you walk to the beach?

We are often asked this, and the short answer is "Yes!" but it does depend how far you are willing to walk.This picture is from Buston Links - which, at 3.6 miles walking from our front door, is the closest piece of beach we can access on foot. It took me three hours round trip last… Continue reading Can you walk to the beach?

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Dwelling in a Warm Heart (more on Breathing Space)

Fish live in streams Birds nest in trees Human beings dwell In warm hearts Dwelling in a warm heart, we soften and we open. Perhaps we have more space inside us for kindness and for patience. Perhaps we, quite literally, have more space to breathe.

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Breathing Space

For the last five weeks I have been writing (almost) daily posts on the subject of rest and stillness. These are mainly little messages to myself - reminders to pause, permission to stop. I am glad they have been helpful to other people too. Knowing you are all out there reading has kept me on track with my… Continue reading Breathing Space

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Blast Off!

One day I walked into my sitting room and found Henry and the children all lying with their feet up having a very calm and quiet moment."Wow!" I said, "You're doing restorative yoga!""No Mummy.We are in a rocket, preparing for take-off.This is the launch position.Astronauts have to be in this position when a rocket launches so… Continue reading Blast Off!