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Stop wondering how to face your fears

Have you ever felt paralyzed by the fear of making a mistake, to the point that it seems impossible to make a decision? It could be an important life decision that involves financial planning or consulting other members of your family; and it can also happen for common everyday life choices, such as which fruits … Continue reading Stop wondering how to face your fears

My life in a 23kg bag or the journey towards minimalism

After 1 year and a half living in the country, I think it’s time to share the biggest challenge I faced when I moved to Canada. I brought up the idea of settling in Canada to Justin, my life partner, at the beginning of 2016. We were in London, UK and together for a year … Continue reading My life in a 23kg bag or the journey towards minimalism

My secrets for a good night sleep

Are you subject to insomnia, or simply have difficulties to fall asleep? I compiled a few tips below to assist you setting the right conditions for you. My first suggestion is to create a routine so you are enjoying your dinner earlier in the evening. If it is doable, plan your day in such a … Continue reading My secrets for a good night sleep

How stress affects YOU

What is happening when you are stressed? Stress can be external (think of a sudden loud noise) or internal (for example going into shock). It is a healthy response from your body to a stimulus. On the physiological level, the hormones that activates the fight or flight response are released and the energy and blood … Continue reading How stress affects YOU

How to take your practice off the mat

Take the what off the mat? It is very likely that throughout your experience of attending different type of Yoga classes, you would have heard the instructor saying to their students at the end of the session to "Take your Practice Off the Mat". And you wondered then "what are they talking about?", "What do … Continue reading How to take your practice off the mat

How to reclaim your body with yoga to overcome trauma

In the earlier posts, I discussed the Link differences between complex trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and shared some of my personal experience with mindfulness. Last week, I was focused on providing survivors and carers some tools to understand the impacts on the individuals and to start healing. Today, I will focus on yoga … Continue reading How to reclaim your body with yoga to overcome trauma

What is Complex Trauma?

What is trauma? A dictionary definition states: “emotional shock following a stressful event or a physical injury, which may be associated with physical shock and sometimes leads to long-term neurosis.” Just as this short definition shows, there are different types of trauma may it be emotional or physical, in adult or life. The term Post … Continue reading What is Complex Trauma?