Love, Hope and Cancer, Lucy O’Donnell

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Cancer Wellness Advisor When Lucy was diagnosed with Stage 4 metastatic breast cancer in November 2011, she spent most of the next eighteen months in radical cancer treatment. Through her continuing treatment and experience, Lucy channels her energies into helping other people in and outside the cancer world.  She is a Cancer Counsellor, Holistic Therapist, Inspirational […]

Make Yoga for Kids as Easy as ABC

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By Puravi Joshi Before I embarked on my 200 hours yoga training, I actually already qualified to become a Childrens’ yoga teacher – I knew that the difference I wanted to make in the world however small had to start with kids. According to The Mental Health Foundation, 50% of mental health problems are established by […]

Giving Thanks for Life, Allie Hill

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Allie Hill is the founder of the Yogahaven studios. For the last two decades, yoga has been a constant in her life. Her yoga practice and the yoga community she has built up have been a great source of support to her, through good times and bad. When Allie was diagnosed with breast cancer, she […]

Call Back Your Power, Stephanie Kazolides

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Founder of The Quarter Life Health Project Like many of her generation — particularly young women — Stephanie Kazolides found herself at a loss after university. She felt overwhelmed with the pressures of what to do next and suffered from panic attacks and depression. Yoga, meditation, a healthy diet and physical practices began to help […]

The Breath of Life, Max Strom

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As a yoga teacher, Max Strom saw the powerful effects that really using our breath can have. He’s now teaching the benefits to others, including doctors. Breathwork, he says, can release long-held emotions such as fear and grief. The way we breathe is connected to how we communicate and what we feel.  In an age […]

Whatever Warms Your Heart Up, Samantha Moyo

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Wellness Event Producer Samantha Moyo is the founding mother of the sober morning dance movement, Morning Gloryville. It’s a rave that lets people who love dancing the day in a playful, fun way without relying on drugs or alcohol. Samantha herself says she’s still an addict of sorts — Morning Gloryville helped her with drink […]

Beyond the Perfect Image, Roxie Nafousi

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Beauty blogger Roxie Nafousi says she has a love-hate relationship with social media. When she was younger, bullying at school left her with problems with body image, extreme dieting and obsessive behaviour. Roxie’s learned that eating well and exercising sensibly works for her. ‘Yoga has saved me’ and everyone should try it, Roxie recommends. And […]

Gigglelicious, Jo Bluett

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She had everything going for her. But when Jo Bluett was diagnosed with the chronic fatigue condition ME, she went from high flying businesswoman to being stuck at home claiming benefits. Nothing helped, until, 13 years ago, a desperate Jo decided to laugh about it. Literally. She went on to establish Laughter for Health, teaching […]

Turning Shit into Fertilizer, Azita Nahai

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Kundalini Therapist When you feel there is something missing in your life, it’s probably you, says LA-based trauma specialist and Kundalini yoga teacher Azita Nahai. Straight-talking Nahai, Ph.D., specializes in a practical and holistic approach to help ‘turn shit into fertilizer’. Nahai, a child of Jewish Persian immigrants, suffered trauma first-hand from an abusive relationship […]