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Posing with big cats isn’t cool. Here’s why.

With the newly popular Netflix series “Tiger King” being released and Karen Basket memes swimming through the internet, I figured this was an appropriate time to create a post like this. Paying for one on one experiences with big cats isn’t exclusive. Most of the people who partake in these kind of experiences do it […]

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It’s not a secret that these ingredients have negative side effects – so why are they hiding in your breakfast?

Did you know that the food you consume directly affects your cognitive function? The foods you’re eating might be causing or amplifying symptoms of ADHD. And the worst part – you might be eating them for breakfast. Artificial food colouring “may have adverse effects on activity and attention”. That phrase was taken directly from one […]

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Is Organic Food Bull****?

‘Organic’ has multiple definitions. The meaning it holds to a scientist is completely different from a farmer, and this has created a lot of confusion. Is there any difference between an “organic” apple and a regular one? Here’s how the mix up happened: scientists use the word organic to refer to ‘compounds containing carbon’. That […]

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Happiness

These Symptoms Of Anxiety May Shock You

Anxiety can seem like a condition that’s solely of the mind, but this isn’t the whole truth. Anxiety is a fight or flight response of the body that affects every system – from digestive to nervous. It’s all interconnected. Some of the symptoms may surprise you… Where are you breathing from right now? Your upper […]

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Volunteer Flight Companions Are Needed – save dogs while you travel

Next time you’re travelling out of country, you might have the opportunity to change a life! Organisations around the world are working day and night to create a better future for stray cats and dogs in need of support.

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5 Surprising Ways To Naturally Improve Asthma

If you’re reading this, it’s likely that you or somebody you know has asthma and would like to improve the condition through natural means. If this is your position, ensure that you consult with your doctor before making any changes in medications or routines. Asthma is an inflammatory condition that affects the respiratory system and […]

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Understanding the Ego – making light of our shadow self

The Ego, for the most part, has a bad reputation. It is usually thought of as negative and associated with narcissism and poor behaviour. While these may be side effects of the ego, its purpose is more profound.

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This non-pharmaceutical therapy that can relieve stress and anxiety overnight

Weighted thoughts and emotions can feel like a long night with no sun on the horizon, full of darkness and uncertainty… Existence can be overwhelming. The contents of our life and the heaviness surrounding the unknown can feel too much to bear at times, but there may be a solution SO simple, it’s almost unbelievable. […]

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Productivity – hustle vs flow

What does it mean to be productive? The word often makes us think of things like the fast paced hustle and grind. As a society we have a skewed idea of what productivity looks like, which has led many people to burnout, anxiousness or depression. There are two major energetic influences behind ‘productivity’: force and […]

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The Dark – a small poem

Being forced into the dark takes away your sight, inviting you to explore your vision and the inner workings of what really drives you. We often walk ourselves into dark places within, not to self sabotage, but to get to know our-self. To bend, break and navigate, and let the light shine through the cracks […]

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Growth “Gains” At Home

The iron jungles have closed and us gym rats are feeling the consequences. Fitness equipment for purchase is scarce, leaving many of us trying to squat our furniture and family. Quenching our thirst for growth may seem like an impossible task when lacking in resources. If you’ve been mourning the loss of the gym recently, […]

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The powerful healing properties of salt – body and home

The benefits of salt Many cultures and religions from all over the world believe that salt has the ability to cleanse and purify. Since ancient times salt has been said to remedy ailments and ward off negative spirits. Now that we are living an age of technology, we have evidence to support the rumours that […]

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Questions or Answers?

Often, we end up with the same goals and resolutions, year after year, without much success. What we don’t tend to realise is that the process itself is flawed. The process we use is functionally the same as if we were to choose a destination and try to get to there without any form of […]

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The most terrifying and awakening week of my life

I found the cottage through a quick Google search. The owners had given me a discount because “the property had not been maintained in a few months”. I didn’t understand what that meant, but the price was right – I packed my car and found myself there the next day. The cottage was in the […]

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Are your thoughts frightening you?

Have you ever had an obscure or disturbing thought come into your mind completely out of the blue? Maybe you see somebody bending over to pick something up and you get an urge to knock them over, or somebody hands you something precious and you feel suddenly compelled to chuck it across the room. If […]

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The Raft

The Buddha once told a story of a man who lived many moons ago. After days of travelling on foot through bushes and swamps he reached a massive bed of water. Just within his sight he could see an island, which gave him promise of comfort and safety. The man knew his only option was […]

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A Happier Mind

If you are suffering from depression, anxiety or any mental health issues, you are not alone. You are divinely supported, even when the ground feels fragile. I am sending you unconditional love. It can be hard to feel supported while battling heavy emotions and dark thoughts. Our mind can leave us feeling completely separate from […]

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This Too Shall Pass

There is a tale of a ring that was said to change the state of any man. It could make the saddest man happy and the richest man sad. A struggling beggar had spent his life searching for this ring to bring him peace of mind. Eventually he prevailed. On finding the ring, he discovered […]

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How to cleanse the energy in your home

Refresh and renew the atmosphere in your space. Whether you are starting a new chapter in your life or leaving an old one behind, these tips will help bring some peace and tranquility to your space. Why it’s important to nurture our space. Enclosed spaces collect and retain energy. When we feel something negative or […]

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Feeling Is Healing

Vulnerability is bravery. Trusting in your ability to honour and love the darkest parts of you will create space for light to shine through.  Being emotional, sensitive or anxious is a blessing. “Heavy” emotions are windows into self awareness and understanding, which can allow us to nurture the deepest aspects of ourselves. ⁣⁣Exploring your emotions […]

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Saying these magic words can change your life

Positive affirmations are powerful tools that help us change the negative thought patterns in our mind. Most of our day to day thoughts go unnoticed, almost as if they run on autopilot. When we take the time to consciously think uplifting thoughts and put energy into affirming empowering beliefs, we begin to create transformational connections […]

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The Wizard of Oz – finding my way to spirituality

Written by Fraser Barratt. I used to be an atheist. In fact, I would have proudly told you I was an “antitheist” – I didn’t believe in God, and I was positively glad He didn’t exist. My world of deduction and logic simply left no space for a bearded man in the sky pulling the […]

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Sacred Sounds – benefits of sound healing

Rhythm and song grace us with the ability to tune into ourselves and the universe around us. Listening to the sound of crashing waves, birds singing, or the voices of our loved ones can bring us a sense of peace, purpose and awe. Since ancient times, we have known of  the benefits that sound and […]