Think happy thoughts… and 5 other tips for greater body-mind balance

Achieving and maintaining body and mind balance can be extremely beneficial, and is not as difficult as it seems.

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Dear self…

This is an open letter just to remind you to keep the true colours of you who are.

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The selfish girl’s guide to being kind

If we’re being totally honest with ourselves, we’d realise that being kind just because “it’s the right thing to do” isn’t really being kind at all.

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Self-care is world-care

Care is not something we can reserve for ourselves alone, nor give it exclusively to others. We need to preserve the integrity of the whole, and we are as much a part of the whole as everyone else.

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Intrusions of beauty (a ‘gratitude list’ of sorts)

All the things, that are just life happening, in that moment in time, and I was lucky enough to be there, witness to its happening. And sometimes, lucky enough to be inside the story being told.

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How our experiences nurture our souls

The only thing that can nurture our souls is our knowledge. And the only way to gain knowledge is to have experiences — to feel good and to feel bad, and to start drawing our own conclusions about what the meaning of those feelings are.

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Is self-care selfish?

It got to a point that I could go nowhere else with this selfishness but to own it. I declared to myself that I would be ‘selfish’ for awhile, that ‘selfish’ was needed, that ‘selfish’ was okay.

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I don’t need to please anyone but me

What I am is not because of you, I am because of me.

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A manifesto for being brave

Can we be brave enough to listen to the fire in our hearts and bellies that tell us every single moment where we need to go and what we need to do?

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What happened while I was gaining weight

I recently bumped into an old acquaintance at the mall who looked me up and down, waggled her eyebrows, gestured at my evident weight gain and asked, “What happened?”

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