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The benefits of losing your yoga practice

Hey y’all… I wrote a lived experience piece that’s been published over on the Sivana East website. It’s a bit of a potted history of the last few years of my life, from the perspective of losing and finding my movement practices again. You mightn’t think it’s a good thing …

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What is gaslighting?

A term that’s popping up more and more often these days is G A S L I G H T I N G. Have you heard anyone talk about this? Have you experienced gaslighting yourself? The term “gaslighting” has been used… to describe efforts to manipulate someone’s perception of reality. …

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Say hello to Staria!

As well as being a Kinesiologist, you may have noticed I do a fair bit of writing. A couple of years ago I had one of those “writerly” experiences I’d previously only read about – a character comes to life for the writer, and starts to tell their own story. …

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It’s not just you, it’s also me

Here’s something I’d like to make clear about all the things I share on my blog and on social media. When I write about things that happen in clinic, I’m never writing about an individual Also I’m definitely not writing about “others”, as some sort of all-wise, all-knowing perfect person. …

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To let yourself live in shit ocean or not?

**This blog post is a little sweary** I find myself having funny conversations in the clinic sometimes. Especially when a client apologises for telling me their problems. They might say, “Oh, I’m sorry for dumping this on you”. To which I reply, “People don’t often come in here and pay …

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Slither

It’s how I imagine it might feel: To shed one’s skin… Agitate. Loosen. Slither.  🐍 A pattern that at first, can’t be perceived as anything other than an oddity Even by the witnesser 🐍 I lose my Self By loosening my Self And discover I was never what I thought …

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How do you expect to feel after a healing?

It’s no surprise that most of us (myself included), seek out healing modalities because we want to feel better. We want to stop feeling crappy and shitty, whether that’s on an emotional, mental, physical or spiritual level. We’d like to feel GOOD. We seek happiness and peace. That’s 100% reasonable …

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Distance Kinesiology sessions

I made this little map for fun, which shows a flag for distance sessions I’ve done with clients around the world while I’ve been right here in Melbourne. Most of my distance clients are based in Australia, but I do have a few travelling clients who wander the globe as …

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Speaking your truth

When it comes to saying what you really mean, how do you find it? Your answer might vary from easy to difficult, depending on who you’re speaking to and what you have to say. And depending on how safe and comfortable you feel to express potentially conflicting opinions. And of …

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Do you have “Sorry Syndrome”?

“Wait… did I just hear you apologise to the wall when you hit your elbow just now?” I asked a client this in a session, as we were chatting about why she was there that day. The answer is yes, she did! Honestly though, she’s not alone in this practice …