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Archive for the Clarity category

Meet Aoife Kenny — doctor & expat yogi.

Thursday, May 15th, 2014

One of the greatest rewards of my work as a yoga teacher is getting to know, learn from and be inspired by the people who take my courses. As we’re gearing up for the next round of 30 Days of Yoga, we wanted to stop and put the stoplight on a few of the students […]

Meet Di Cannone — baker & beginner yogi.

Sunday, May 11th, 2014

One of the greatest rewards of my work as a yoga teacher is getting to know, learn from and be inspired by the people who take my courses. As we’re gearing up for the next round of 30 Days of Yoga, we wanted to stop and put the stoplight on a few of the students […]

The significance of (not) being an aid worker – and yoga as gardening

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

Today’s post comes from Amanda Scothern, my co-teacher for the 30 Days of Yoga for Aid Workers course (which begins on 19 May). Amanda has been working in the the humanitarian sector for 15 years, practising yoga for 10 years and teaching yoga for three. Last night I was reviewing the transcript for one of […]

Are you ready to get clear? Let’s do it together.

Sunday, May 4th, 2014

Clarity is the ability and willingness to see things are they really are and to break down complex situations into elements that are simple and small enough to understand and act on.

In my life, the greatest tools for cultivating that kind of clarity have been yoga and meditation.

How Jen Louden, Danielle LaPorte & Rachel Cole changed my puritanical view on desires

Saturday, March 1st, 2014

It’s the beginning of a new year, and it seemed like a good moment to revisit my systems, including how I plan my days. I’m a minimalist when it comes to planning. I plan as much as I need to: to reduce stress for myself and others; to give myself some parameters around how much will be enough so that I don’t work all night; and to make sure the things that really matter to me happen.

But I’ve always been wary of traditional approaches to planning – guided as they often seem to be by external ideas of success, and sufficiency. Many planning approaches feel too restrictive and rigid for me – as someone with a constitutional tendency towards rigidity, the last thing I need is a rigid planning tool!

So I was excited when two of the women I’ve learned the most from over the past four years as a business owner – Jen Louden and Danielle LaPorte – recently released (or in Jen’s case, re-released) books sharing their own approach to planning.

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