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Claim back your power! 3 secrets to create a life you love.

Create a life you love

Guest post by Nicole Mathieson, kinesiologist and intimacy coach

Are you driving this car?

Are you in the driver’s seat of your life or do you feel like a passenger, unable to influence the direction or the scenery, just sitting there having it all happen around you, feeling powerless?

My definition of true power is having the conscious, mindful capacity to steer your life towards its most fulfilling and satisfying potential. Power is knowing that you are in the driver’s seat. It’s getting in that car, having the map to know where to drive and feeling confident taking charge of your direction.

What I am really saying is you are the one who can make this life of yours irresistible, satisfying, delicious and meaningful.

So buckle up, let’s get those wheels on the road. Continue Reading →

5 reasons why journaling will rock your world (plus 35 journal prompts to get you started)

5 reasons why journaling will rock your world

I’ve loved journaling since I was a little girl. From the moment Mum handed me my very first diary, complete with it’s own lock and key, I was hooked. For years I’ve scribbled away, filling countless pages with the inner murmurings of my mind and heart.

In recent times I’ve come to appreciate just how important this daily ritual is for me.

But I know all too well that journaling doesn’t always come easily.

There have been many times when I’ve found myself staring down at a blank page asking: “Where the heck do I even start?” Or worse still: “What’s the point?” Continue Reading →

Tasmania, and disconnecting to reconnect

Koren and Alana at Mount William National Park, Tasmania

My bedroom window looks out over a sprawling concrete jungle, the chaotic collection of high-rises and pavement that makes up the bustling Spanish city of Alicante that I currently call home.

I love this boisterous, vivacious, disorganised city. But it’s easy to feel disconnected among it’s tangle of people and metal and asphalt. Disconnected from nature, especially. It’s a lament most city-dwellers probably share.

On the opposite side of the world, and entirely at the opposite end of the spectrum, lies the small southern Australian island of Tasmania.

Wild and isolated, battered by Roaring Forties winds and soaked by metres of rainfall each year, large swathes of Tasmania have become a sanctuary for protected old-growth forests, remote beaches and wide inland lakes.

When Alana quit her job in Brisbane this year, packed her life into Walter the Campervan and took up the life of a gypsy, she allowed me to tag along for a few weeks.

We headed directly south to Tasmania. Continue Reading →

A van named Walter, a bike named Rosie, and a girl named Alana

Walter the Campervan

“Let go of the outcome. Fall in love with the mystery of life.”

These were the words I scribbled down at a recent event hosted by Susana Frioni.

Letting go doesn’t come naturally to my inner control freak. She wants to know exactly what’s around the next corner. This is probably why, for most of my life, I made well-planned, “safe” decisions.

Of course, these kinds of decisions don’t necessarily make a happy life.

Have you ever had that feeling that your life isn’t quite right? You can’t quite put your finger on it but something just smells a little… off?

That was my life in a nutshell.

The job, the university degree, the relationships, even myself personally. They were all… wrong somehow.

On the surface it all looked fine. But underneath there was a stinky, stinky smell. Continue Reading →

What is intuitive eating?

What is intuitive eating?

Guest post by Lauren Aletta, Intuitive Coach, Inner Hue

If I was to ask you right now how you feel about eating and exercise how would you answer?

Are you getting sensations across your body?

What thoughts are springing to mind?

Has your energy shifted?

Does a heaviness or lightness descend upon you?

Do you feel inspired and ignited or constricted and lethargic?

My question is… have you ever considered that these feelings and physical sensations are speaking to you, trying to guide you into delightful alignment?

Continue Reading →