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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.

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Reply to Dr Michael Blackburn’s letter on FB

A reply to this letter on FB from Dr Michael Blackburn

Dear Mike (aka the Anaesthesiologist replying to the physiotherapist whose open letter is doing the rounds on social media)

I was surprised that you didn’t address your letter directly to me (Nicola Aylward) as we know each other, but I’m pleased that you wrote it and challenged me on it, as that’s what I am encouraging – critical thinking and robust debate. So, thank you for your comments and I address them below. (more…)

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Open Letter to the Department of Basic Education

An Open Letter to the Minister of Basic Education, Ms Angelina Motshekga, the Department of Basic Education, South African epidemiologist and infectious diseases specialist Prof Salim Abdool Karim, executive director of ISASA Mr Lebogang Montjale, and the ISASA team, Heads of Schools and educational leaders in South Africa as well as the Minister of Health Dr Zweli Mkhize, the Department of Health and the advisors to the DBE. (more…)

We were made for times like these
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We were made for times like these

I have been asked to do a video of this blog – if you’d like to view the video please click on this link.

Humans have been on this earth for over 200 000 years. It’s an undisputed fact. (more…)

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How to be well
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How to be well

Dear friends

Since I last wrote 2 weeks ago (“The Power of Stepping Away”), we as a nation and as a global community, have significantly increased our efforts to “stay away”. (more…)

The Power of Stepping Away …
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The Power of Stepping Away …

I’ve gone down the scroll hole. Continuously scrolling, reading, digesting – articles, charts, graphs, opinions, latest news, health advice. I feel my heart pounding in my chest, my breathing is shallow (more…)

MAYBE …
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MAYBE …

MAYBE …
As I sit and write this newsletter, I know already that this year, and this decade, will have many ups and downs for us all. We all wish for a healthy and wonderful year, and this is my wish for you too, but the reality is (more…)

Coming to my senses
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Coming to my senses

We’ve just finished our 4 week Feminine Wisdom course and I am feeling as uplifted, inspired and nourished as the women who attended. I’ve included a few testimonials below (more…)

WAS YOUR MOTHER GOOD ENOUGH?
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WAS YOUR MOTHER GOOD ENOUGH?

With Mother’s Day this past weekend, most have us have reflected on our own mothers, and the kind of mothering which we received. Some of us have close and supportive relationships with our mothers. Some have strained and difficult relationships. (more…)

“Tell me what is it you plan to do with your one Wild and Precious life?”
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“Tell me what is it you plan to do with your one Wild and Precious life?”

Hello friends

I hope that this time of year finds you having some sort of break or rest over the long weekend and school holidays.

I recently had the privilege of working with the Matric and grade 11 girls at Roedean School and we talked about the importance of rest and recovery to allow us to function better long term. (more…)

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…)

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