The Small matter of Living

“To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else.” ~ Emily Dickinson           The art and act of living is complex and consuming. When we get caught up in the details it’s easy to lose sight of the bigger picture, of who and what we really are, the...

Becoming Shanti

Whats in a name? We all have to be called something right? Words have power; If you  believe in the power of chanting and vibrational energy, surely the word we use to refer to ourselves has to be important right? Neuroscientist Peggy La Cerra, Ph.D. says; “Our name...
Courage Dear Heart

Courage Dear Heart

The most important thing is to find out what the most important thing is. There I said it, thats all you need to know. Yet in The world of ten thousand things, how hard is it to focus in on any one? Finding the most important thing is not something anyone else can do...
Choc Raspberry & Macadamia Truffles (vegan)

Choc Raspberry & Macadamia Truffles (vegan)

About 10pm last night as I was cleaning my kitchen from Easter food prep I had the thought, how it would be nice to bring a sweet treat to share after our easter Saturday yoga class. I had a few specific ingredients that I wanted to use up; Raspberries and macadamia...

Prayer & Wisdom of the first peoples

Modern culture is quick to asses itself as advanced and everything else as primitive. Yet the test of time is probably the most pressing of all. Bypassing the ancient wisdoms indigenous cultures contain is like the know it all teenager who won’t listen to...

You Win

You won’t always feel it, heaven knows there are days when you feel the exact opposite. When things feel so stacked against you it seems all is lost, forever. However…. Perspective is a powerful thing. When you think of the probability of any of us being...

Re-Love-ution

Tonglen is a breathing meditation practise from the Buddhist tradition. The word means Giving and taking, and the technique is a practise of active compassion. We’ve all seen the memes ‘Breathe in the Good, Breath out the bad’ tonglen turns that on...

Living Stories

What if your life was a story you were telling? What would you like it to say? All the choices we make, what we say, do and think have a powerful effect on the world around us. In this post-Factual world in can be easy to become obsessive about the truth, and caught...