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Life lessons that Yoga has taught me

Life lessons that Yoga has taught me

As part of my yoga teacher training I was asked to give a small presentation to the group on life lessons I learned from Yoga.  I think I’m addicted to chaturangas? (For those who don’t know what a chataranga is, it’s a kind of Yoga push up). Or it might just be that...
Taking time for yourself, for your health and recovery

Taking time for yourself, for your health and recovery

“Being alone has power that very few people can handle” ~Steven Aitchison   One of the girls on the course asked us today if we’ve ever spent 24 hours alone. Living alone means I get to do this a lot. I’ve even gone to the extreme this month and given myself this...
Life after strokes is full of fear.

Life after strokes is full of fear.

“Feel the fear and do it anyway” ~Susan Jeffers Here’s a little of how I try to push aside fear to enjoy life as much as I can. Feel the fear and do it anyway is one of my favourite books and one of my favourite quotes to tell myself. It was one of my very first self...
Asking for help after stroke or Brain Injury

Asking for help after stroke or Brain Injury

​“ Just because your struggling, does not mean you’re failing”    One of the hardest things to do as humans is to admit you need help. But after brain injury I find it really important to actually ask for and accept help. This is going to help you manage your fatigue...