Out with Old, In With The New: Releasing 2014

Welcome to part one of a two part post (next one is tomorrow) on how to release 2014 so that you move forward into a new, fresh, vibrant new year with passion and eagerness.

Reflecting on our year is vital. It’s important in acknowledging the not so great things as well as the lovely things. It’s a reminder that each and every year has it’s ups and downs but ultimately, it’s about choosing to see it from a learning perspective. It’s also about helping us to move forward into a new year with a new perspective. Here are a few questions to get you started (I’ve answered them myself to give you an idea of how it works):

What happened this year that you could have dealt with better?

For me, this was about a few things. Namely, I could have been better at saying ‘No’ and I certainly could have been better at letting other people’s stress not affect my own sense of security. Just because people around me are concerned and stressed, it doesn’t mean that I too have to feel that way. I can choose to support them without taking it on for them.

What happened this year that you totally rocked at?

One of the things I worked on this year is my fear of flying and I took my longest flight to date to Thailand where I got to enjoy a fabulous holiday for my efforts. I was even pretty calm about being on a plane for so long.

What was the best thing that happened for you this year?

For me, this was definitely my beloveds proposal. After 12 years together, it was a beautiful surprise and I can’t wait to become his wife.

What did you learn this year that you can take forward into 2015?

I learnt that with faith, all things are possible. It might not seem like and easy thing to achieve and at times, it may seem impossible, but with dedication of mind, body and spirit towards your dreams, it’s totally possible.

Sum this learning up in one word: Possibilities!

Have a think about the above questions today and then tomorrow, I’m going to help you to set some intentions for 2015.

Monday Mantra:: To Teach is To Learn


Today is a special day. Today, I embark on some faculty training so that I can teach Kinesiology next year. It is both exciting and nerve wracking. I teach my clients tools of the trade all the time. I teach them tools I’ve picked up along the way and I teach them new tools I’ve developed myself. So teaching is nothing new for me. The most amazing part of teaching people these things is perhaps the benefit I get from it too. Not only do I really have to know what i’m talking about (learning) but I need to understand it from a “hey, I use this technique myself” perspective.

You see, I tend to forget that I know a lot about health, wellbeing and spirituality and I forget that there are people out there who are just opening up to these things. So when I teach, I teach myself that everyone is learning (including myself) and that what I teach on a day to day basis is what I need to learn on any given day.

For example, If i find myself referring clients to a particular meditation, It’s often a good sign that I too need to delve back into that meditation. If I hear myself recommending a way of communicating, then that’s usually my tell tale sign that I too need to consider how I am communicating in my life.

There is a lot we can learn from teaching others so it’s a win-win. They get the benefit and you get to learn something too. Next time you find yourself giving advice to others, consider how you too might use that same advice. You might be surprised at how spot on and appropriate your own advice really is.

As always, download and save to your desktop or phone or print it and pin it somewhere you’ll see it. When you see it, say it. And if you know someone who would also benefit from this mantra, share it.

My Kinesiology Journey – Chapter One

This is not a typical post from me. I like to give insights and tips on how to get the best of certain situations. But I think it’s also important that I tell you about me, the person behind the brand and the articles. Because we’re all human and I didn’t magically become a Kinesiologist. I’ve invested money, time and emotions into my expertise. Hours and hours (and HOURS) of practical, online exams and theory and the learning hasn’t stopped there.

When I started studying kinesiology four years ago, I never dreamt that I would:

1. Continue my studies for so long (I was only going to do the Certificate IV) or
2. Do so much self-development in the process

It’s a big thing to take on study in Kinesiology. The techniques we learn are all practiced in class so we invariably get to work through some of our own issues as we learn, with every single technique.

This last weekend was my last class in my Post-Graduate Diploma in Kinesiopractic. Over the last four years, I’ve learnt a lot about human behaviour, about myself and about the power that our emotions can have over us emotionally, mentally, spiritually and physically. I have also learnt that there’s a bottomless pit of issues to work through. Just when you think you’ve got something sorted, we look at it from another angle or something happens (life) that triggers these concerns again.

What I have also learnt over the last four years is that you never stop learning and that it’s incredibly important to have all the right people around you for support.

So I have my beautiful man to thank who has helped, pushed and paved the way for me and my dream. He didn’t have to, but he has chosen to support me in manifesting my dream on so many levels and I am so very grateful for the sacrifices he’s made in order to see me succeed.

I have many friends and family who have supported me through being my case study subjects, coming in for balances and referring many clients (my mum happens to be one of my best referrers). Thankyou.

I have the faculty and staff at the college (Kinesiology Connection) where I studied to thank for their generosity of knowledge and time, who chose to impart their expertise in a way that suits all of our learning styles. I believe that each of the faculty has something unique to bring to the table (pun intended) that we as students could pick up and blend with our own style. I know I certainly have.

And most of all, I have all of my beautiful friends and fellow students who have supported me through my shyness, my tears and who just “get me”. I love that each month, there was a pool of knowledge, of support, of like minded people and love that was waiting, unconditionally at the next instalment of our course and knowing that there was always a good laugh to be had.

While my Kinesiology journey is by no means complete (I have a few further study ideas up my sleeve), It’s nice to have this chapter closing for it means that on some levels, I am no longer wearing my “student” hat, but am purely wearing my Practitioner hat which is so exciting after four years of study.

Studying kinesiology is a highly personal journey. What you work through from your past, present and future with your fellow students can be (and is) life changing. But then, that’s why I started this journey, to help people change their lives. I just had to change mine first.

KC Kinesiopractic Class of 2013This is my Kinesi crew and two of the faculty at the end of our very last day, what a journey!