going vegan

October Challenge: Going Vegan

I thought I knew quite a lot about health and global issues. I’ve been immersing myself in the subject of nutrition for the last 4 years, I’ve worked for several NGOs, and in Uni teachers bombarded us with facts and videos about health, development, inequality, animal and human right violations, and climate change. Yet, until yesterday, I was still eating […]

Tracy Gray

Dream Chasers: Tracy Gray

Tracy Gray decided 8 years ago at age 39, to turn her life around and swap her IT career for a yoga teaching career. With 3 kids, she manages to study everything there is to know about yoga, anatomy, yoga therapy and thai massage, teach her classes, run her own retreats,  be there for her family, and still schedule in some time for herself. She says […]

Dream Chasers: Nikki Stevenson

Nikki Stevenson runs her own business in yoga mats and yoga clothing. A true entrepreneur, she’s a rad surfing yogi from Australia, based in Bali. Nikki is also a yoga teacher and publishes her classes online on her website, a great source of inspiration for any yogi.  The first time I met Nikki was during a yoga class at Serenity. She was teaching. […]

How To Improve Your Self-Worth: 4 Ways To Boost Your Confidence

4Ways To Improve Your Self-Worth and Feel Confident What is self-worth? According to the dictionary, it’s a “sense of one’s own value or worth as a person”. But there are many ways to value yourself. True and healthy self-worth comes from within, accepting all parts of yourself, loving yourself in its entire form and feeling complete just as you are. Self-worth […]

Amanda Battle

Dream Chasers: Amanda Battle, Soul Coast Yoga

Amanda Battle, Soul Coast Yoga The second power woman to take part in the Dream Chasers series is Amanda Battle. She runs her own yoga studio Soul Coast Yoga in Rockingham, Western Australia. I met Amanda during our teacher training in Bali. A strong, inspiring and loving woman who took the leap to start her own business. And it’s thriving. Here’s her […]

bali healers

Bali Healers: My First Balinese Healing Experience

Bali Healers: My First Balinese Healing Experience For a long time I’ve wanted to try a Balinese Healing session. More for the experience than anything else. But, last week I totally eat-pray-loved it. I was a 33 year-old Western single woman on a mission in Ubud, Bali’s center for healing. Elizabeth Gilbert would be proud. I visited one of the best […]

Rosa Winkel

Dream Chasers: Rosa Winkel

Welcome to the first of many: Dream Chasers. A series of interviews with women who are working hard to turn their dreams into reality. Women who choose their own path, who follow their heart, run their own business, and do what they love no matter what. Rosa Winkel The one to kick off this series is Rosa Winkel. Rosa is a […]

how to be happy

How to Be Happy: 10 Ways to Lift Your Spirit

How to be happy is something everyone looks for. Happiness is the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Are you feeling like you’re a universe away from spotting that rainbow, let alone spotting that pot of gold? It’s okay, don’t despair.  Here are 10 ways to help you be happy and get that spirit of yours high again. […]

Yoga for Surfers: Best 7 Yoga Exercises

Do you want to improve your surf skills? Start with yoga! And stop thinking that you’re not flexible enough. Even if you can’t reach your toes, you can still do yoga. Do it to increase your flexibility, your strength and endurance. Not only physically, but also mentally. Overcome your anxiety in (and out) the water by learning how to control your […]

Ear Infections: How To Prevent And Cure Them Naturally

Chances are big that when you are a traveling surfer, you’ve not only seen many beautiful surf spots (check my list of 10 intermediate-friendly surf spots here), you’ve also seen many ugly hospitals. We get hurt a lot. We endure fin cuts, reef cuts, abrasions, concussions, ear infections, and many more injuries and illnesses in our endless search to get […]