Quiet Quest Day 31 – Final Reflection

Over the last couple of years, and particularly the last 5 months while completing the Yoga Teacher Training at Sukha Mukha Yoga in Bronte, I have learnt that yoga is so much more than stretching your hamstrings in downward facing dog … Continue reading

Quiet Quest Day 27 – Organic Skincare Facial

At reading the title of today’s Quiet Quest, my sponsors are probably questioning their generous donations…..but it’s Self Love Sunday and given that one of the suggestions given by the fundraiser organisers is quiet massage, I figured that a quiet … Continue reading

Quiet Quest Day 24. Another Tea Meditation

Don’t be fooled by this cute little face. Given she is currently torturing me in the form of sleep deprivation – this picture here is probably a better representation – Given that little princess here has wanted to sing, dance, … Continue reading

Quiet Quest Day 20. Making Pesto from Nonna’s Garden

It’s Self Love Sunday again and after my professed love of reading comes my love for eating – which is no surprise given my Italian family background. For today’s Quiet Quest I am mindfully making a jar of vegan pesto. … Continue reading

Quiet Quest Day 19 – Hip Opening Yoga Sequence

If there is one thing that stirs up anger, frustration and rage in me – it is a hip opening yoga sequence. The physical benefits of hip openers are many  – relief of sciatic pain, massage of the reproductive system, … Continue reading

Quiet Quest Day 18 – Declutter

‘Outer order contributes to inner calm’ – Gretchen Rubin. This statement could explain why I feel a sense of hysteria come over me every time I open a drawer, wardrobe or the door to my sunroom in my home. All … Continue reading

Quiet Quest – Day 13 – Focused Reading

  I LOVE books and together with my yoga practice they are my version of an anti-depressant. I would happily spend my days and nights reading if given the chance. Most of us that follow the various wellness blogs (my … Continue reading

Quiet Quest Day 12 – Mindfulness – Folding Washing

My washing basket is like Mary Poppin’s handbag – the contents within it are never ending. Once a load is washed it often sits in a heap along with previous loads for an extended period of time (if I’m honest … Continue reading

Quiet Quest Day 11 – ‘Quiet’ Vinyasa Flow Round 2

I’ve been stuck sitting behind a computer or in meetings for most of the day so have decided that I’m going to do another silent vinyasa practice today. I need to move some of that stagnant energy and get some … Continue reading

Quiet Quest – Day 8. Gratitude List

“Some people grumble that roses have thorns; I am grateful that thorns have roses” Alphonse Karr. I am a self-help book junkie and almost all the books I have read prescribe an attitude of gratitude. I started writing a gratitude … Continue reading

Quiet Quest – Day 6. Meditation

It took me a very long time to get on board with meditation. Besides not being able to sit alone with myself for a any long period of time without feeling panicky or anxious, I had some pre-conceived ideas about … Continue reading