How to Lucid Dream

Have you ever had a lucid dream?  One of those amazing dreams where you become aware you are dreaming while still in the dream?  These amazing experiences can happen spontaneously, and may even be so surprising that they wake you up! For many, their first lucid dream comes as the result of a nightmare, where […]


Self-transformation: Letting go of the past

  Seek not the things which should happen as you wish; but wish the things that happen to be as they are, and you will have a tranquil flow of life. ~ Epicetus (55 – 135) Self-transformation so often requires the letting go of a past that is interfering with our life in the present. […]


How your mouth affects your posture

Poor body posture is often associated with chronic back and neck pain, but did you know that the mouth can be a major cause? My earliest memories on posture come from primary schooling. Our teachers reprimanded us to “sit up straight” in class as though our slouching was a sign of nefarious intentions. For the […]


Self-transformation: From shame to self-worth

          It is our light      and not our darkness      that is real. Marianne Williamson   The history of self-transformation is rooted in the ancient art of alchemy, that mythological process by which base metals were said to have been transmuted into gold. Each one of us have our “base metals” which can include […]


The art of mindful eating

Ah, food. It nourishes you, it gives you life, it is the reminder of childhood memories and the protagonist of occasions that knit your life together. We all know that what you eat is the cornerstone of a healthy life — but how you eat is also important. Do you scoff your dinner in front of […]


Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease and its impact

Charcot Marie Tooth is a progressive inherited neurological disorder that destroys the nerves in the feet, hands, legs and arms. To diagnose Charcot Marie Tooth several avenues can be tested, these include: Clinical examination, nerve testing, muscle biopsies, electromyography (examines muscle response to stimuli) or spinal fluid testing. If Charcot Marie Tooth is not diagnosed correctly then you could spend years living in unnecessary pain. Charcot Marie Tooth affects 1 in 2500 people and has been found by the ANZAC research institute to be caused by over 40 different genes. Current research is continuing into identifying these genes to possibly counteract Charcot Marie Tooth through gene therapy.


Are we vagina phobic?

VAGINA PHOBIA Why is the word “vagina” still such a taboo? Last month the e-book version of Naomi Wolf’s latest book: Vagina: A New Biography, was listed as V****a on Apple  iTunes and the word was replaced throughout the book’s description. There was such a public outcry that Apple relented and the full word was […]