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Assisting with Power Living


Given my extended stay in Bali, it seemed that no sooner had I stepped off the plane – and straight into the office – that I was leaving on Friday lunch time for another intense weekend of Power Living teacher training. It being a sweltering 42 degrees on the Friday, suffice to say the studio […]

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Bleak House – Charles Dickens

Attempting to read Bleak House by Charles Dickens while in the sweltering Balanese heat turned out to be something of a challenge – poolside reading Dickens is not – so despite being half way the 1000 page novel by the time I arrived in Ubud, I barely touched it while I was away. First published […]

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Stranded in Bali


Towards the end of the yoga retreat, rumours were rife that a looming ash cloud was to affect a number of flights returning to Australia and New Zealand and it soon became clear that the majority of us were to be stranded in Bali. And thus followed a flurry of emails and calls to bosses and […]

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Power Living Does Ubud


Since my Power Living yoga retreat finished five days ago I’ve avoided blogging about it. I like to think of myself as something of a wordsmith – albeit an amateur one – and have struggled to get into words quite how incredible the week was. To say that prior to starting the retreat I was […]

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Big Magic – Elizabeth Gilbert

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I’ve never thought of myself – nor indeed the art of writing – as creative. It was only after a recent blog post in which I bemoaned my lack of artistic talents and creativity that I received a text from my father, insisting that while some people paint, and others sew, words – and writing […]

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Coming Home – Rosamund Pilcher


I first came across Rosamund Pilcher when I read The Shell Seekers as part of my BBC Big Reads challenge – and was instantly swept away by the Cornish tale abundant in charm and nostalgia and beloved by a nation of readers. I later read The Carousel and September and while I was recommended Coming […]

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Yoga Teacher Training: Part Two


To say the first forty hours of yoga teacher training was a challenge is something of an understatement. Ill and underprepared, despite an energizing walk home after the fourth and final day, watching in awe as the sun set over North Bondi, I got home, crawled into bed and cried. My body ached, my brain […]

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One Wave Fluro Fridays


Tomorrow is World Mental Health Day; and thus, despite being half way through a very intense four days of yoga teacher training, I wanted to blog about the second yoga event I’ve attended since moving to Sydney a month ago run by mental health charity OneWave. Following on from last Friday’s incredible sunrise yoga, I signed up for […]

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Sunrise Yoga with One Wave


While I certainly consider myself a morning person – and indeed often wake far earlier than necessary in order to read before work, when my alarm went off at 5am on Friday morning after a late night and copious glasses of prosecco, I almost succumbed to the temptation of hitting snooze and falling back into […]

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Gleebooks, Glebe


Three kilometers south west of Sydney’s central business district lies the pretty peninsula of Glebe. Often overlooked in favor of Sydney’s more glamorous inner-city suburbs, Glebe is home to a vibrant cultural community with a plethora of eateries and boutiques to rival any of its sister suburbs. Certainly its biggest gem is the glorious Gleebooks. […]

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