What Happens When We Get Sick – 6 Stages of Illness

What Happens When We Get Sick?  With proper diet and lifestyle, medicine is of no need. With improper diet and lifestyle, medicine is of no use (Ayurvedic Proverb) When we get a cut we put a plaster on it, expect it to heal and it usually does. Our body is always healing and protecting itself. But if our body is out of balance, eg. being stressed, tired or not eating well, or through our attitudes –our body can’t focus on healing itself as it would like because it is busy dealing with the stress etc. These imbalances cause the body to be overwhelmed and can eventually lead to disease. Sometimes...

Be Kind to our Feet in Winter

Be kind to our feet in winter It is easy to forget about our feet when they are tucked up in shoes or boots all day, then into slippers at home, then into bed for the night until it all starts again the next day. It can be out of sight and out of mind with our feet in winter. Even pedicures may be forgotten, which is sad because our toenails, cuticles and exfoliation still need attention. With a little nurturing during winter our feet will repay us tenfold. And what is nicer than a hot footbath on a cold winter’s night? Caring for our feet is both pampering and therapeutic....

Life’s Paradox

 Why is life a paradox? I work harder to make a better quality of life -more money to have a better lifestyle. This is the paradox. The harder I work, the less I gain. But what is the answer? More, more, more but is it more? I make more money, I buy a bigger house – it takes more time to clean so I need a cleaner which means a certain lack of privacy, having to liaise with him/her and more money to pay them. A bigger house means I am able to fill it with more possessions. I get a nicer car, now I need to look after it more and house...

2016 Reflexology NZ Conference in Waihi

What a fabulous weekend the Reflexology NZ Conference was! We met at Waihi Academy in Waihi. Most had not visited this area before and were surprised how beautiful it was.   Reflexology NZ  conferences are such fun times to meet up with fellow reflexologists from around NZ and Australia and realise how alike we are – in our outlooks, our passion for reflexology and the direction we would like Reflexology NZ to take. Organising the Reflexology NZ Conference For the past 2 years I have had the privilege of organising the 2016 RNZ conference with Viv coming on board to help with registrations, which was a huge help. Marie walked the streets finding...

Queen Charlotte Walk

Queen Charlotte Walk

day one If I had known how amazing the Queen Charlotte Walk was years ago, I would have enjoyed it and been on many others since. Isn’t it strange in life how we have infinite possibilities in our life, but if we don’t experience them, we never know what we have missed out on. I have enjoyed such depth of pleasure it has permeated to my soul and I feel so blessed. The first day was blissful from start to finish. Picton is a delightful seaside town, built around a cove where the InterIslander arrives and departs. Bush covered hills surround a township that is full of cafes and restaurants...

Change is easy

CHANGE IS EASY Yes, change is easy. The first step is to ‘be’ in the moment. But how? The thought of changing our life can be daunting – it is leaving the comfort of how we know things and enjoy the way we are. But this first step to change from how it is now, into the way you would love to live life, shows how easy it is. We will go through change, step by step, using nothing else but what we already have. As a yoga teacher I am always talking about ‘being in the moment’. But what does that really mean? ‘Being in the moment’ is something that often belongs to the...

Getting a Cold?

Getting a cold or worse still – Have you got a cold? Like any illness – we can curse it and take a pill to suppress it and carry on – or use our illness as a messenger – why am I getting a cold? What is out of balance in myself? And look at how we can best nurture ourselves to overcome it quickly and restore our health. I know when I get a cold, stress and tiredness are usually precursors. My body is tired and run down so I pick up infections easily. It is important to let ourselves rest. When we are not giving our body a...