When you live your life purpose,
you empower yourself and those around you
Catherine was a woman who embodied her radiance, one who tapped into her inner nobility and radiated it. This caused her life to be extraordinary. Her radiance was so strong that it could not be extinguished.
Why do we feel afraid? What could fear possibly teach us?
Fear is a condition of the limited self, the ego, which seeks to keep us out of danger. Fear isn't inherently 'bad' either, its simply a condition of the mind to protect us.
I talk about Ayurveda a lot, and its because I've found true healing by following Vedic practices. Recently, I've found myself wanting to take better care of myself and found that almost instinctively I turn to Ayurveda for guidance.
Masking your face twice or three times a week is a great foundation for healthy skin. Using a certified organic mask on your skin will keep the skin moisturised, plump, and healthy. Purchasing masks all the time can quickly add up, so instead try using certified organic or bio-dynamic yogurt.
Gut health is something that is so important to our overall functioning. I've just recently finished a gut healing program with my naturopath, combining western and eastern medicine to completely heal the gut issues I was having before.
Easter is such a fun time of year! Ever since I was little, I've loved Easter. I've always felt this connection to the symbols of the hare, being out in nature, and felt refreshed after the holiday is over.
The equinox is a time when the length of night and day are equal. Our ancestors were so attuned to the seasons, and the changes that took place, that they developed rituals to honour this change.
The French novelist, Gustave Flaubert, has a lot to teach us about the nature of life. To me, he is a great spiritual teacher. Flaubert saw the injustice in the world, the way people would judge so critically, and the way all of us are deluding ourselves.
In a way, living the life of an ascetic or wandering monk, is a return back to our original human condition. Thousands of years ago, we lived in communities or tribes, wandering through the land. We trusted completely in nature for our food, shelter and survival.
Water is an essential part of our overall health. We need it to survive, but the type of water we drink is also important. Over the years, I've tried all sorts of different drinks for vitality and radiance, and have found a few that really work for me.
In Ayurveda, your mind plays a very important role in healing and maintaining health and wellbeing within in the body. Our mind is such a powerful tool, but we often forget to fully utilise it when focusing on healing our body.
When we look back through the windows of time, a different society emerges. These people were of the land in every way - the land dictated their food supply, water supply and health of their livestock. These agricultural people were also tied to the land energetically.
We often think of meditation as a practice that takes us into a realm of peace and serenity. We often contrast this with the rough and bumpy ride of our everyday lives. While meditation does have these qualities, it also has the capacity of great upheaval. Meditation can be both the peace-instilling power of Vishnu, and the destructive force of Kali.
Malas are beautiful tools for calming the mind and bringing yourself back into stillness. I've always been drawn to malas - I can remember fiddling with this special rosary that was given to me from my grandmother, feeling calmer and calmer by the second. I
Working with the energy and cycles of the moon is something I have done for a few years now. Last year, I bought a copy of Yasmin Boland's Moonology while I was travelling around Germany to better understand these sacred cycles. I've found, by implementing this wisdom, that magical occurrences do really happen when you harmonise your personal energy field with the cosmos
As we wake up in the morning, we are preparing ourselves for our day. What we hear when we first wake up, what thoughts we think early in the morning and what we feed ourselves makes a huge difference. Starting the day with kindness and softness is essential to having a day filled with amazing experiences.
Boosting your immune system in winter is a must. Cold weather increases vata, the dosha of air and ether. To balance vata, plenty of high quality fats are essential. Fats like tahini and coconut oil keep the joins lubricated and help bolster the body against colds.
The first time I was able to try a quiche, was in Paris. A beautiful dairy free, gluten free, vegetarian quiche was made for dinner and I was reluctant to try it at first. I have never liked the taste of egg, so naturally I was cautious. It turns out that a good quiche doesn't taste eggy, but should be light, almost like eating a marshmallow.