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Spring Yoga Health and Healing – By Kyczy Hawk

This has been a tough winter. Fall was rough but winter took the cake. The weather in all realms of my being was turbulent and stormy. There were changes in my psyche, in my profession, within my family, in society and in the meteorological atmosphere. Rebalancing was a constant practice and I have really exercised both my “let it go” muscle as well as my “acceptance” brain. What guides me through? My recovery and my yoga practice. They both take time, they take effort and they take “refreshing”. To restart and re-establish my ardor for recovery I go to new meetings, I meet with new people and, if I am fortunate enough, work with a newcomer. To rekindle my love for yoga I do the same thing: take new classes, meet with other teachers, do more research and take on new students. This time of year, Spring, my physical yoga… Continue reading

Nicola talks to Damien Wade about the Fundamentals of Wellness (Podcast)

Damien Wade is the owner of a holistic health, educational, performance & rehabilitation center, called Health 3.0 and setup in 2011. “My journey started when my mother was diagnosed with cancer back in 2006. I was brought on an educational roller coaster to find answers about the cause of her disease, a search which is still on-going 4 years after her passing and will continue for the rest of my life. She was one of my best teachers, and through her humble battle against this dis-ease, she taught me some valuable pearls of wisdom that I feel in my heart must be shared with the world to help people understand how we can become diseased on different levels. My passion for health has taken me all over the world helped me pursue an education that has given me the tools to help humanity understand and reverse dis-ease”. The mission of… Continue reading

Self-Punishment to Self-Love through Recovery

One of the root causes of my addictive personality has always been self-hatred. Despite many years in therapy, I’m not sure when it started or if it’s completely ended yet. However, self-love and acceptance is definitely obtained easier and in a gentler manner for me these days. There was a time I felt that everything about me was ugly, both inside and out. Subsequently, that feeling brought about an urge to punish myself, in the hopes of whipping myself into shape, mentally, emotionally and definitely physically. I loved pushing myself to extreme limits in all areas of my life – especially when it came to my physical appearance. Exercise and food control were once the most important part of my life. I would wake in the morning, and my first thought would be about what I was going to eat, or not eat, and how many calories I could burn… Continue reading