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Overwhelm

Overwhelm: How to manage it in 5 Steps

Overwhelm: How to manage it in 5 Steps Overwhelm is a feeling that can manifest in many different ways, but at its core, it is the experience of feeling like there is too much to handle, which can be caused by a variety of factors, including time constraints, emotional stress, decision-making pressure, information overload, and relationship challenges. In this article, you’ll learn a 5 step process to help you overcome overwhelm to help you find calm, clarity and release stress, anxiety and negativity.  Then, you'll also learn about the five types of overwhelm, be guided to identify the kind of…

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Emotional Overwhelm

Emotional Overwhelm: How to manage it

Emotional Overwhelm: How to manage it Manage Anger, heal from Sadness and overcome Fear through the Five Elements Emotional overwhelm is the feeling of being taken over by intense emotion that feels difficult to manage. When you experience emotional overwhelm, it can feel all-consuming. Can you think back to a time where you were uncontrollably angry, terribly afraid or unconsolably sad? Most of us will feel overwhelmed at some point in our lives. Emotional overwhelm can affect our ability to think and act rationally. It can even stop us from performing daily tasks. Some causes of emotional overwhelm include traumatic…

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Full Moon Rituals

12 Full Moon rituals to ground your energy

12 Full Moon rituals to try and 3 things to avoid during this Full Moon How to ground and harvest energy using Full Moon Rituals The full moon of February comes in the fiery, bright and bold sign of Leo, just days after Imbolc - helping to reignite the sacred flame and light within. If you're like me, you might feel overwhelmed by the full moon energy, and experience insomnia, a surge of energy, and/or outbursts of emotions or a flurry of thoughts as your inner outer worlds simultaneously expand and emotions rise with the tides. Here are 12 full…

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Water Rabbit Year 2023

Yin Water Rabbit Year 2023 🐇癸卯年: Energetic Forecast  Water becomes Wood: A year to Manifest magic Forecast for Yin Water Rabbit Year 2023   Happy Lunar New year! Welcome to the Yin Water Rabbit Year 2023, an occurrence that hasn't happened since 1963! To understand the energetics of this lunar year we must first understand how this system works. Each Lunar year is represented by 3 components: Yin 阴 or Yang 阳 Heavenly Stem 天干: One of the Five Elements (Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water) and Earthly branch 地支: one of the twelve zodiac animals (Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon,…

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Year in Review 2022 Part 2

Year-In Review 2022 Part 2: Da Cosa Nasce Cosa  A thread unraveling  By the end of where I was in part 1 of my Year-In-Review I was emotionally, mentally and psychologically spent, disappointed at myself at overestimating my capacity to take things on, resulting in my failure to realize the full potential of any of them. There was also a tinge of regret of not having really rested properly during Winter (Dec 21' - Feb 22'), a deep longing of mine, being a teacher and practitioner of cyclical wisdom and seasonal living myself. Shifting gears: Doing Nothing, Being Honest, Saying…

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Year in Review 2022 Bridge: A little (long) story and a gift

Year-in-Review bridge: A little (long) story and a gift 🎁 Hearing the impulse and following the call I originally intended to write a single Year-in-Review post, but as I started writing it I realised 2022 was too rich to be summarized in a single post. So I settled on having 2 parts to the Year-in-Review. Then some unexpected events unfolded, which led me to take inspired action and write the post below, originally written as a newsletter to my mailing list, then shared on Facebook, was created. Kind words have come to me expressing how inspiring and beautiful the story…

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Year in Review 2022 Part 1

Year-In Review 2022 Part I: The beginning of something magical Making space for Magic to unfold  What a year! 2022 has been full of ups and downs. So much has happened it's impossible to summarize it within a post, so I've split it into two parts, this first detailing most of Jan-May 2022 which was overflowing, busy and very Yang 阳 active in nature. Join my mailing list (scroll down to the bottom) to be notified when part 2 is published. Reconciling Yin-Yang 阴阳: A special friendship COVID took many of us by surprise. My response in 2021 was to…

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The moon is always full

One of the first things I learnt as a yoga teacher-in-training in 2016 was the meaning of YOGA - to Yoke, to unite. Yoga is the continual practice of returning to the realisation that you are, and have been, whole. Though this idea resonated deeply with me, it seemed both simple and obvious. I thought I internalised it right away. With the passage of time however, I forgot this seemingly obvious idea. I chased one after another milestone; I did what I had been conditioned to becoming so good at: striving. It was when I came across the concept of…

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The Droplet, A Watercolour Painting Of A Droplet Rising Above An Ocean Wave, Came To Me Through The Process Of Allowing

Where do you feel home?

The story of a droplet on her way home to the ocean There is home, where you were born- the traditions you never questioned, the language you first learnt to speak, and the people with whom you share your blood. I was born in Singapore, a tiny island near the equator in South East Asia, to two teachers. Growing up my mother told me to 'always do your best', while my dad told me to 'take initiative' in all I do. As the second of three daughters in a family of five I slipped easily into the role of balancing…

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Remembering Yin-Yang | 铭记阴阳

In the last days of 2021 as a flurry of new year-related posts start to flood my social media feed, Bernie Clark's gentle yet radical article on adopting a Yin approach to new year resolutions crosses my path. Bernie notes that most resolutions are Yang 阳, about changing or doing- I will lose x kilos, make $x, find a new romantic partner, so on and advocates instead for adopting a Yin 阴 approach, prioritising acceptance, compassion and being- I will love my body as it is, I will feel grateful and abundant with my existing financial and living situation, appreciate…

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