Dr. Edwin Locke’s 1968 paper “Towards a theory of task motivation and incentives.” identified five principles of effective goal setting: 1. Clarity Unclear goals are one of the biggest stumbling blocks to achieving your goals! Clarity is about knowing what you are attempting to achieve, by when, and having some measure that signifies when you Read More
Every day many of us do the same thing day in day out. We get up, get dressed, grab a quick breakfast and head out the door. We drop the kids at school, go to work, or work our way through our to do list, we are on AUTO PILOT. Let’s use the morning commute Read More
Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible! — St. Francis of Assisi I was first introduced to the concept of Adikara, as meaning 'studentship', or my preferred definition, 'the work that needs to be done'. It describes both the diligence and the patience required for the Read More
Writing a journal can be one of the most powerful self-awareness tools there is... but getting started can be daunting! After extolling the virtues of journalling to clients, and most recently to our new intake of teacher trainees, I decided it was time to put it to paper (so to speak) and share a few Read More
How much sleep do each of us really need and what are the benefits of achieving the optimum time for ourselves.
What is leaky gut and what causes it? Leaky gut is a condition where the gut wall has been damaged by a variety of causes, such as pathogens, inflammatory foods, alcohol or prescription medications. The symptoms can present as many different issues, or in some cases may not occur at all. The most common symptoms Read More
Stepping out of autopilot and a cortisol fueled existence and embracing every aspect of reality has truly transformed my life. Five years prior to finding mindfulness and beginning my practice I worked as part of the senior leadership team in a large, tough inner city secondary comprehensive school, a school located in one of the Read More
What are essential oils? An essential oil is a liquid that is generally distilled by steam or water from the leaves, stems, flowers, barks or roots of a plant.
As the natural world begins to shift towards a time of retreating and regrouping, try this Ayurvedic daily self-care prescription, the Dinacharya, to reinspire your self care practice and stave off that cold weather lethargy; Step 1. Wake up before dawn! This might seem like a tricky starting point but according to Doshic theory between Read More
A timeline of herbal medicines from 2800 B.C. to 2000 A.D.