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Female friendship

Our first female friendship is usually with our mother Possibly our sister(s) if we have them. Grandmothers and aunts, too. These early female relationships act as a model for how we relate to ourselves, and with other women. If the women close to us demonstrated grounded self-awareness, kindness and compassion …

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Online Kinesiology sessions & Covid-19

In the times of this world-wide pandemic, I’ll be offering online Kinesiology sessions only The good news is that I’ve been running online sessions for almost as long as I’ve been doing in-person sessions. This is not an easy decision, as in-person Kinesiology sessions are very useful treatments at this …

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I allow myself to be supported and cared for

I don’t have to suffer in silence An important lesson I like to share is this… Seek support when you’re suffering. Whether its physical, emotional, mental, spiritual (or the whole dang lot), seek support. You don’t have to do it alone. You don’t have to suffer, and try to keep …

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Challenging anniversary days

You know the ones I mean! Deaths. Funerals. Break ups. Break downs. Estrangements. Challenging. F*cking. Days. And each year, they come around again like clockwork. When there’s still an emotional charge associated with those anniversaries, our bodies know. Our bodies keep the score. The trauma. The when. The where. The …

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Your value and worth are not related to your body or appearance

This is something I believe passionately. I wrote this sentence in a comment on someone else’s Instagram post and it received some grateful feedback. So I thought I’d share more here. Girls and women are conditioned from a very early age to put up with their appearance being commented on. There …

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Thymus gland activation

Here’s a couple of interesting things to know about the thymus gland… it’s often called the “high heart”, because it’s located literally above the heart, and a tiny bit to the left. It’s one of the main organs of the immune system In fact, the thymus is an “immune system …

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I’ve got a confession: I’m in love

With the body’s intelligence. With its ability to communicate. With the capacity to manifest messages in the form of illness, and to also generate absolute healing. I’m in love with the desire of those of us who choose to take the path of the wounded healer. The path of facing …

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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. …