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My talks cover a lot of inspiring information, ground breaking research and helpful daily tools, but there is still so much more I’d love to talk to you about. My blog allows me to expand on the topics which I touch on in my talks, as well as to explore many other topics as well. I've called my blog Flourish because I truly believe that it’s within all of us to be able to flourish -  to embrace and enjoy our lives and to live lives that are full of vibrant health, joy, gratitude and peace. We can Flourish at any age or stage of life through the conscious choices we make. Even in the difficult times or times of illness and poor health - our greatest challenges often lead to our greatest growth. I hope that my blogs will inspire you to make choices that will help you to flourish too.

HYGGE
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HYGGE

This week the daily meditation on one of my favourite apps, Calm, focussed on Hygge (pronounced hoo-ga or hue-gah), a Danish word which cannot be exactly translated, but refers to a ritual where one can find enjoyment and comfort in life’s simple pleasures. (more…)

A Bandage on my Head
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A Bandage on my Head

With Mental Health Day last week on Wednesday 10 October, I went to speak to the Roedean girls on what Mental Health is and why we must be aware of it. I explained that when we have something physically wrong like we’ve broken our ankle and are on crutches, or we have a temperature and are coughing and sneezing, people realise we are sick and can offer their help and support. (more…)

Connecting to Nature
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Connecting to Nature

I’ve noticed more and more the restorative and calming power that there is in connecting to nature. I think that’s what we do right when we’re on holiday, and then we let it all go when we settle back into our busy lives. (more…)

OVERWHELMED, FRAZZLED, EXHAUSTED …
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OVERWHELMED, FRAZZLED, EXHAUSTED …

Sound familiar? How about depleted, anxious, sleep deprived, no time for myself? A “to-do” list that just gets longer and life seems to be losing it’s fun and it’s joy? You’re not alone. (more…)

Seasons
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Seasons

As the weather starts to cool, the mornings are darker and the skies are crisp and clear, signs of autumn are all around. Nature is slowing down; her energy is turning inward – the growing season is over. (more…)

Breathing a sigh of relief
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Breathing a sigh of relief

This time last month we were soaking up the last week of school holidays, life felt measured and calm, and intentions to live a “slower” life seemed possible. A month down the line and many of us are reeling at the pace and intensity of the year, wondering where that calm and slow life has disappeared to, (more…)

5 Tips to end the year as you wish to begin it …
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5 Tips to end the year as you wish to begin it …

This time of year many of us are feeling unraveled, frazzled and like we’re holding on by a thread! 2017 has been a tough year globally, and for may people personally too. (more…)

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Taking a breath …
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Taking a breath …

Yesterday I hosted a breathing workshop for a group of mums. It was facilitated by Marj Murray of Breathwork Africa  (more…)

What’s so exciting about Nitric Oxide?
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What’s so exciting about Nitric Oxide?

If you’ve been to one of my talks you’ll know that I talk about nitric oxide (NO), the über-neurotransmitter which increases and balances the levels of all the others: (more…)

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IS IT ALL DOWNHILL FROM HERE?
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IS IT ALL DOWNHILL FROM HERE?

It’s wonderful to be back! As I sit here to write I have a small bunch of sweet peas on my desk and I’m savouring their beautiful scent. Grateful for them, for Spring, for my sense of smell. Simple pleasures. (more…)

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