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pick me up

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peppermint & lemon balm boost

Tea or coffee? Here’s a lovely little blog featuring handmade goodies with a kick, including my very own Relax Tea!

Source: Your Friday Morning Pick Me Up

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Winter Solstice: travelling solo

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self-supportive

Am I the kind of friend I’d want to travel with? Dependable Support  is a theme for me at the Winter Solstice (Yule). When fluffy leaves have dropped and it’s back to bare bones… Continue reading

What yoga has taught me

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women & yoga are like toast & tea

Each morning was greeted with my own version of a Sun Salute. Surrounded by the things that inspired me; pebbles, feathers, pressed leaves and pond green pictures, it’s here I met yoga. First year uni taught me a lot, and looking back it wasn’t the lectures that stayed with me. Here’s a few things I’ve learned from my relationship with yoga… Continue reading

A little story about home

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positivity in a bottle

A butterfly net for daily moments, that’s what Addison Moon came to be. Like making a cup of tea, opening a tin of luscious balm or spritzing a yummy aroma mist – I embellish daily simplicities and just enjoy. Addison Moon was originally conceived in my yoga class…

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Blank page of the New Moon

new moon – time to plant

After the pause of the Dark Moon, the closed eye slowly peeps open and the New Moon begins to take her subtle shape. Only after a few days do we begin to see the bright sliver yawn in the night’s sky, but her affects are felt the instant the old Dark Moon surrenders to the surge of a new cycle.

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Autumn reveals golden bones

letting go

beauty in falling

Sometimes creating something new is about letting go first. Nature is so comfortable in throwing off the shackles of uselessness. As trees naturally reduce their striving for sunlight and turn their focus inward for winter, they invite us to do the same. This grand scale changing of colour and falling, is the poetry of letting go.

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A little space for big thoughts

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yoga happens off the mat too…

Sitting at central station in the morning dark, watching everyone else going home, I thought I was committing myself to a disciplined yoga practice and that it would define me as a good yoga teacher. I should get up early and ‘do’ yoga every day, the longer I dedicated to it the better…

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Clearing the way

 

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The first footsteps in snow feeling…that’s how I like to start my day. Here’s my morning ritual to flick away sticky cobwebs and start each day without dragging yesterday behind. (To create your own you will need the magic of tea, yoga, aromatherapy and anything else that lights your fire).

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A little burst of sunlight

snapshot of joy

Geranium peels back the doona and reminds you getting up is worth it, her sweet gorgeous breath harnesses optimism.

The little golden fruits of Bergamot are themselves tiny suns, peering into sleepy eyes and beckoning your day to begin, excited at what you might do.

Orange knows the experience of things coming full circle; from an idea to realisation.

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A breath of fresh air

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make a new wish

Frankincense has been listening to the breeze and her secrets for longer than you can imagine. He is steady and wise, holding the hand that peels stagnant wallpaper to reveal gorgeous bones. Frankincense lengthens your exhale, his ancient breathy tones helping you let go. I’ve enjoyed a long love affair with Frankincense, anointing his resinous oil along curtain rails and window sills where I gestated wings I had no awareness of having…

The reviving spirit of Juniper is sharp and clean, it enlivens your mind and clears away emotional dust. When I’m feeling decadent my floorboards get washed in the oil of this dark berry.

Lemon, known as a detoxing essential oil also resonates with confidence.

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