Resilience comes from a lack of alternatives

Never judge a book by its cover. London-based Yoga teacher Julie Montagu was recently named one of the Top 10 Holistic Health Icons in the world, but she fought harder for her place at the top than one might assume. After completing a mentoring programme for Yoga teachers run by her company - WholeSelf Yoga - I felt compelled to [...]

Cutting out dairy

Cutting out meat can seem a lot more attainable than cutting our dairy. All that cheese, right?! And what about those precious lattes? I never thought I could do it. But I gradually cut out all of my daily dairy habits. And although my motivation was always about animal welfare - I've never felt better. [...]

Artistic freedom

Wealth is freedom to create. When you’re an artist, that’s a competitive edge that matters. Shakespeare didn’t only write plays, he owned the theatre. Jay-Z was president of Def James. Then he bought tidal. Ownership In 1594, Shakespeare bought a share in the Lord Chamberlain’s Men, a theatre company. The company held exclusive right to [...]

The habit of who you are

Our behaviours and reactive patterns are fortified by deeply embedded neural networks — entrenched mostly during childhood — that engender our conscious thoughts. That they are so deeply embedded explains why personal change is so difficult. Breaking a behavioural habits requires the same long term effort necessary for a smoker to successfully quit. Internal thoughts > external talk Whilst the [...]