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Yoga Me Well Blog Archive

The Power of Vulnerability

Funny, entertaining, intelligent, profound, confronting & uplifting this 20 minute video reveals Brene Brown’s intriguing research into human connection that disassembled her life and taught her (and us) how to live more authentically … Take the time, you won’t be sorry.

http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/brene_brown_on_vulnerability.html

Liv Mitchell

Liv Mitchell is a hatha yoga teacher, relaxation instructor and freelance writer/editor who specialises in holistic wellbeing.

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Chaos: the New World Order?

Yoga teacher Paul Wooden put me onto the hilarious You Tube series, “Will it Blend?”.  Beaming smugly, Tom Dickson blends iPads and other semi-precious consumables to dust in a tech-eats-tech world. Besides being excellent advertising, it’s a poignant statement about our obsession with possessions; they’re so very temporary.

Heedless consumption is shoving the globe into a blender and according to Mother Earth  – volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, tsunamis, cyclones, flood and fire – we’re about to achieve our lowest goal yet by pulverising ourselves. It’s a fearsome call to attention but the upheavals confronting us herald a necessary new world order. read more…

Liv Mitchell

Liv Mitchell is a hatha yoga teacher, relaxation instructor and freelance writer/editor who specialises in holistic wellbeing.

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The Buddhist and the Black Hole

It’s a relief to know that this ochre-and-orange robed monk was once hospitalised for depression. If you want advice on how to dig yourself out of a black hole, you need a man with a spade on the inside.

Lama Marut, formerly Brian K. Smith, is just the bloke. He’s the favourite sports coach you had when you were five: big like a bear (in a reassuring way), direct, fun and with an American accent that curls around his forthright southern charm. Last month [subs: September] at The Breathing Space studio in Prahran, he delivered a lively and provocative talk on “Depression: The Real Causes and Real Cures”. read more…

Liv Mitchell

Liv Mitchell is a hatha yoga teacher, relaxation instructor and freelance writer/editor who specialises in holistic wellbeing.

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