Breathing. It’s something we do every day without really thinking about it. In fact, we take 20,000 breaths a day. But did you know most of us aren’t breathing properly? Have you noticed that when you feel nervous, stressed and agitated your breath becomes small, sharp...

The smell of coffee brewing in the morning is, for some of us, our little reward for getting out of our comfy bed. But if you’re sipping on a cup of java first thing in the morning, it might not be such a good thing for...

Ever been to a fabulous party, one where you’ve been working the room like a celebrity, drinking in the buzz along with your bubbles, completely in your element, and just all-round killing it? Ever popped outside to the balcony for a quick breath of air,...

In theory, we should be happier than we’ve ever been: we’ve eradicated small pox, rats no longer carry the plague, children no longer have to clean chimneys, which is good because most people don’t have chimneys anymore. We have cars that can parallel park themselves....

Current lifestyle trends gaining serious momentum include: deconstructed coffee, shared workspaces, the kumquat taste journey and mental harmony. Buzzword or not, mental harmony is one of the more substantial elements that influences your overall enjoyment of life. Being emotionally intelligent puts us into a league...

In an interview I did recently as founder of Sachi and Daphs, one question was what my biggest fear was, and I answered: “I can honestly say, at this point in time, I’m fearless. It’s taken a long time to get to this place but I’m at...

“There is more to life than increasing its speed” – Mahatma Gandhi- As modern life continues to speed up in our western world, learning the art of slowing down and becoming present has never been more lucrative. It is for this reason that many people are starting...

Does self-doubt stop you in your tracks? It’s the killer of success. I know, I’ve felt it in the corporate world surrounded by fabulous, powerful people – talk about self-doubt! You want to reach out to senior colleagues, prospect clients or create new relationships but that...

As I pull out my iPad to write this week's blog, the timing couldn't be more fitting. I’m in Kangaroo Valley to unwind after what has been the most stressful period of my life in my (relatively) new job! I'm sitting in the cabin we have rented...

Do you want to be happy? Yes, that thing that everyone longs for and thinks they will get as soon as they have bought a new car, or lost weight or have a boyfriend. Unfortunately, happiness won't come from those things, because once they come, you...

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