The word yoga means ‘union’ in Sanskrit, the language of ancient India where yoga originated.  In Yoga this is thought to refer to the union between the mind, body and spirit.

The specific health benefits you can expect to enjoy from doing yoga regularly can include:

  • Stretching your body in new ways will help it to increase flexibility so helping to achieve a greater range of motion to muscles and joints;
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21 Dec, 2011

Simplifying your life

The problem with life is that we want more than we can afford to have, run or own. We buy too many material things.

Our children have more now than our generation had, more than our parents’ generation had, but they seem less happy than we were.

Some ways to simplify your life:

  • Make peace with your past;
  • Let go of the things you cannot change and change the things you can;
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19 Dec, 2011

Ways of building resilience

Culture has a tendency to impact on our resilience, and how we choose to live our lives. We’re born into a world where culture is important, but not everyone is accepting of their culture, like our parents or grandparents were.

The culturally diverse society we live in makes it all much harder, because others will often form opinions on what our beliefs are, and that will begin to have an impact on how we choose to live …

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18 Dec, 2011

About resilience

I believe resilience helps with life’s journey. It doesn’t matter whether we need it to help us cope with a serious illness, or the death of a loved one, it’s resilience that gets us through. Resilience also helps us pave the way for a more calm and peaceful existence.

Resilience is a term used for people who bounce back seemingly well from very stressful and traumatic experiences. Everyone can have resilience, but we won’t all use it, partly because we’re not …

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16 Dec, 2011

Our choice

Something inspirational:

“The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past… we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play the one …

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14 Dec, 2011


As hard as life can be, being hostile because we’re finding things tough isn’t right. For some, that means alienating the people we care about the most.

I have seen it happen when a person responds to any given situation in a less than friendly manner, particularly when they become hostile, argumentative and aggressive. Their reasoning seems …

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12 Dec, 2011