22 10, 2019

Sometimes we sink, and sometimes we swim…

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...but the real winning is in having the courage to get wet. Bhagavan Das once told me 'Life is messy, you've got to roll your sleeves up and get into it!" It was all I needed to hear at the time, to dive back in to living. I'd been in Amsterdam for seven years, and

29 05, 2019

L E A P.

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Most of us have regular opportunities to break out of our comfort zone, a chance to try something new. Whether that is waking up a little earlier to go for a walk, changing what is at the end of your fork, reconnecting with an old friend or reaching out to a stranger, the truth is

28 08, 2018

Washed up on a river.

During the course of August month took time to recover from spinal surgery, resting near a pond that is connected to a river which opens to the sea. It is a healthy estuary and vibrant ecosystem. The bird life is rich, fish are abundant; insects dominate the space between sea and sky in the form

25 09, 2016

Introducing….the Survivors Club

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It has been three years to the day that I had a liver transplant. This day will forever be imbued with meaning for me, and around this time of year there is always pause for celebration and reflection. The months before the surgery and the years after have shifted the focus of my life and

1 09, 2015

The River

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  A few days ago, I spent an afternoon by the river. Walking alongside of it, I marveled at her twists and turns, the variety of sounds and rhythms she produced, and her innate ability to balance rapids and depth with meandering trickles through branches, leaves and pebbles. While it rarely may seem this way,

5 06, 2014

Raw Fairies: The Story behind the Mini B Cleanse

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Read the Raw Fairies full review I've got to be honest. As a general rule, I don't subscribe to detoxes or cleanses, having experimented with many ways of cleansing the body from the inside out, both naturopathic, and prescribed. When I was younger, I enjoyed the challenge, the observation of the mental shifts and changes,

4 04, 2014

Why our choices matter…

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(If you don't wish to read this post in entirety, please do watch the video below) Yoga can sometimes appear to be a bit like a slippery ball of yarn; difficult to grasp onto one comprehensive meaning that gives a lay person an understanding of the enormity and spectrum of the practice. While the direct

9 02, 2014

Life lessons

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Sometimes it's good to take a pause. A pause to clean up shop, so to speak (the body and mind where we live and work); to reflect on why we are here, what things are bringing joy and what could be refined or cut out entirely. So often life lives us, instead of the other

2 01, 2014

Day One, Lizzie’s Yoga Challenge 2014: Vinyasa Flow with Mimi

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Today's practice, the first of yoga challenge 2014, was at Triyoga Primrose Hill with Mimi Kuo-Deemer. The class was busy with about 20 people in one of their large studios. Mimi started the class with some funny thoughts about the new year and her personal resolution which definitely lightened up the tone of the class--she

24 11, 2013


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After eight weeks in the hospital recovering from a liver transplant, I've finally been discharged and have begun to take stock of who I am and what my life is about. Being in the hospital long term and and going through transplant surgery are surreal experiences. The hospital, filled with diversity of very sick, sometimes