Product Review : A Yoga Mat Made From Cork

Product Review : A Yoga Mat Made From Cork

I recently connected with Christina Cavaco who founded Cork Leaf, a fresh, holistic and innovative online yoga mat company. I was lucky enough to be given the opportunity to try out her newest product - a beautifully designed yoga mat made out of sustainable cork. 

A yoga mat made from cork?! It certainly piqued my curiosity too! Here is my review of this mat after a few months of practicing on it!

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Seeing The World With Childlike Curiosity

Seeing The World With Childlike Curiosity

As I get older, it can be so easy to forget the simple bliss that comes from experiencing the world through a childlike lens - full of gentle curiosity and wide open wonder.

When I reflect back on my childhood, I remember tea parties under lemon trees and darting through sprinklers in bursts of giggles and excitement. I remember endless summer days spent foraging for insects amongst tropical ferns. And I remember building fortresses made of sheets and pillows that became temporary hiding spots. 

Within these memories, I am reminded of this younger part of me that I have left behind. Somewhere along the way, I have learned to turn down the volume. And over time, her voice, her desires and her dreams have gradually faded away. 

And in the last few months, after a session with my kinesiologist, I felt pulled towards reconnecting with her, my inner child, again. Connecting with our inner child can be such a healing, mindful and cathartic experience, awakening a sense of playfulness within.

Elizabeth Gilbert encourages us to “be childlike in our pursuit of life”. In doing so we will refuse to let our to-do lists, our jobs, our bitterness or cynicism shut down the joy of our experience in the moment. However, she does make a good point in that bringing out our childlike selves does not mean that we should be childish, acting without maturity.

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One Essential Ritual For A Mindful Morning

One Essential Ritual For A Mindful Morning

Today, I wish to share one essential ritual that I have been exploring recently to create a more mindful morning. I hope that it gives you something to try tomorrow morning to bring a little more connectedness, calm and mindfulness into your day. 

What do you do as soon as you wake up in the morning, as soon as your eyes blink open? Do you reach for your mobile, switch off the alarm and then proceed to check your emails? Do you find yourself on Facebook or instagram, eyes squinting to focus on the screen, amidst the darkness of the room? 

Or...Do you take a few moments to reflect and sit in stillness with yourself before you begin your day?

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Spring Edition 10 Things I Love

Spring Edition 10 Things I Love

I feel that the change in the seasons brings about a breath of fresh air - our slate is wiped clean and we are free to create new intentions, immerse ourselves into new projects and welcome new energy into our space.

And within this swirl of energy, I have found myself in a state of wondrous curiosity, captivated by various sources of inspiration on a daily basis. So here is the Spring Edition of 10 things that I am falling in love with in this moment.

 

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