With something as simple as investing in a monthly pass to a yoga class, I have experienced so much change in my life.
I have been practicing yoga for around 3 1/2 years and it truly is something that works for me, fitness-wise. I love the feeling of strength and femininity that yoga gives me, the constant challenge and the fact that I can do it almost anywhere. (You can tell just by looking at my disheveled old yoga mat, that it’s been quite a long love affair).
Cultivate Calm Yoga is a beautiful yoga space in East Brisbane, providing a range of different yoga practices and teachers to bring calm and balance to the lives of busy Brisbanites. With our shared interest in stress relief, relaxation, yoga (of course) and anxiety, I was asked to share my best nutritional tips for dealing with and relieving anxiety.
If you follow me on social media, you may have seen that I’m a big fan of going to trivia with my mates. I actually really love trivia, and though my own memory recall for things like names of people, places, etc is pretty terrible, I am quite good at pop culture trivia and the occasional science question and it goes along very well with my incredibly competitive nature. The best thing is, that engaging in activities that stimulate brain activity act like exercise for your brain and by keeping it active, may reduce your risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease later in life (all while rubbing it in the faces of that annoying team that used to win all the time but now we do – take that Ramrod!! – competitive? Who, me?).
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Sometimes when life gets busy or tough, or other things seem more important, you can forget the value of “the little things” that make you feel good about who you are. I certainly feel like that is exactly where I’m sitting right now after two weeks of, for lack of a better term, a complete and utter clusterf*ck. And of course, it’s totally normal for life to go to shit sometimes, but when you finally move free from it, you realise all the things you’ve let go to shit with it. Continue reading
Happy New Year gorgeous folk!
I hope you’ve had a fantastic holiday season – between an orphan Christmas with friends, copious Christmas parties and my first New Years at Woodford Folk Festival, dancing to Sex On Toast and staying up to watch the sunrise, mine has been pretty terrific!
Sex On Toast in all their outrageous glory:
Ever since my awesome mate Dean fixed my bike (everyone say thank you to Dean!), I have been cycling all over this gorgeous city I live in, Brisbane!
There is a fantastic feeling of freedom and independence that comes with having a bike. While it can’t carry too much (I don’t yet have a basket) my bike certainly gets me places easier and faster than walking. Since getting my gorgeous bike back (originally called ‘Audrey’, I’ve dubbed her the name ‘Blanche’ – much more appropriate with a whole lotta sass!) I have been able to see Brisbane from incredible new vantage points, get further than ever before and save money while getting plenty of exercise! On my bicycle I get to ride through bushland, parks and special bikeways, as well as the city and the riverside. I can even take it on the CityCat to explore the other side of the river.
Having a bicycle has certainly made me happier, so I thought I would take the time to share with you some tips I’ve come across along the way. They aren’t anything particularly special, but they are essential to the way I get from A to B. Continue reading