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Living the wisdom of the Tao: Not overfilling your cup

Whilst away on a recent girls weekend (plus baby Huw) in the quiet countryside I looked in the bookshelf to find a short read and discovered ‘Living the Wisdom of the Tao‘ by Dr Wayne W Dyer. I hadn’t come across this work before, which shares wise words of the Tao Te Ching, a collection […]

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Life is Full of New Beginnings 

Family Matthews have recently returned from a few weeks overseas visiting family and friends in the U.K. and Cyprus.  Approximately 33,000kms traveled across 7 locations with a 2 year and 4 month old! When we finally got home we took a moment to cheers with a beer!  It was very nostalgic to be back after […]

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A Mother’s Love

Learning from our Mother’s  I enjoyed a beautiful Mother’s Day themed yoga practice at our local Lululemon store this morning. During the opening meditation the instructor read an insightful passage from one of her teacher’s Doug Whitaker called a Mother’s Love. It really touched me both from the perspective as a daughter and now a […]

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A New Earth – How to Drop the Ego and Create a Better Life

I’ve just finished reading ‘A New Earth’ by spiritual teacher Eckhart Tolle and I have to say it’s one of the most thought provoking books I’ve ever read. Maybe this was due to its timing spanning pre and post birth of our recent family addition baby Huw? As discussed with a friend recently, I found […]

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Finding your Flow

In my last post I shared some learning from a Golden Door Health Retreat ‘Fostering a Growth Mindset’ seminar. Here I reflect on a subsequent seminar by David Bott from the Institute of Positive Education looking at the state of flow. Steven Kotler (co-founder of the Flow Genome Project), describes flow as an ‘optimal state of […]

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Finding The Perfect Imbalance

Great to collaborate with a fellow passionate working mum Claire de Carteret on this article exploring finding the perfect imbalance. As two busy working mums often on the go, let’s start by exploring what balance or imbalance means / looks like for you? Claire: Balance is the symbol of calm and control. A perfect symmetry of harmony […]

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Are you Getting into your Green Zone?

How much of your day do you feel that your body’s in stress versus recovery mode? Whilst we can have a guestimate ourselves, there is a way to take a more scientific approach via heart rate variability testing. I recently went through three days of this in the form of a Lifestyle assessment followed by […]

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What makes a good life?

I’ve been feeling quite reflective lately after the passing of a couple of well-loved people in my network. This post seemed timely to revisit, which I started drafting after watching a TED talk on ‘What makes a good life?’ (referred by a friend). It follows on nicely from my last post ‘Keep the main thing, […]

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Cherish every moment

“Life is a series of moments.” Jon Kabat-Zinn Are you making the most of yours? This month I was saddened, like many others to hear the news of Laurent Vidal passing away. Laurent was a well-loved member of the triathlon community, fiancé of Andrea Hewitt and double Olympian. It was reported he passed peacefully in […]

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