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When the Joy Outweighs the Sadness

May 16, 2018 | 17 Comments

I should have had this blog post all teed up for Mother’s Day but it was actually only after experiencing the day this year, that I could formulate my thoughts more coherently. You see, all the Mother’s Days that I’ve had since becoming a mother have been about grief. They’ve been about absence. And loss. I’ve expressed this loss a lot through this blog as you know – I can’t really read this old post without weeping a bit. Continue Reading…

Health, Inspiration

Inspiration & Healing with Anassa Retreats

April 26, 2018 | 3 Comments

Megan and Siobhan (Shiv) are both good friends of mine: two unique, talented and dynamic women who are starting something that I believe the world needs. Retreats as a concept have been steadily rising in popularity, and it’s no wonder, with our urban lives and reliance on technology taking us further away from nature, and further away from being in touch with ourselves. In fact, tech allows us to be more connected to each other than ever before, but it doesn’t seem to be making us any happier.

I wanted to chat to Shiv (or Dr Dawson), a psychiatrist trained in South Africa and the UK, on what gave them the idea to start Anassa Retreats.

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Gardening, Inspiration

Eating Carrots

September 10, 2017 | 6 Comments

This weekend I went on a half day silent retreat, the second one I’ve been on. There are so many benefits and learnings from these sorts of things, but one that stood out for me this time happened during the eating meditation. Eating has become quite zombie-like for most of us, perhaps because it’s just another thing on our to-do lists. We’re refueling to survive, and typically it’s while we’re checking our phones, working on our laptops, watching TV or talking to our families. And while there’s nothing wrong with the last one, you will find that something quite magical happens if you eat alone, and you eat in silence. Continue Reading…