Bare Yoga Canberra – Nude Yoga and Empowerment


  Yoga sure has been bastardised over the past few years hasn’t it? Not only can you downward dog with dogs, you can enjoy shavasana with a kitten, tree pose while holding beer or lizard lunge with goats. At first glance you would think that Bare Yoga, a new naked yoga and body empowerment workshop coming to Canberra on Saturday 4 August, is also trading on gimmick but you would be dead wrong. The duo behind this initiative, Joelle Blake of The Whole Mama and yogi Sally O’Donnell, aren’t using nudity to draw punters, but are instead embracing it as… Continue Reading

The Light Within You


  We’ve established a false sense of identity which is not in line with who we really are. A socially constructed set of attributes, formed from a very early age from the way we have been brought up and the environment around us. Many of us grow up with the underlying belief that we are never good enough ‪— so we continually seek new diets/training/clothing/materialistic objects to make us feel better about who we are, not realising in the moment that all of this is just feeding our ego and our false sense of self. The constant pursuit of unattainable… Continue Reading

Living with Endometriosis – Two Years in the life: Maddi


The month of March marks Endometriosis Awareness Month, a movement dedicated to raising worldwide awareness of this often debilitating disease affecting 1 in 10 women. On this day, exactly 12 month ago we published a set of stories of four women living with endometriosis. This year we have checked back in with those women to see how things have changed for them in in the last twelve months.   Maddi, One Year Ago   I have often said that loneliness is a symptom of endometriosis. I have spent the better half of my adolescence and early twenties feeling alone and undesirable… Continue Reading

Living with Endometriosis – Two years in the life: Aimee


The month of March marks Endometriosis Awareness Month, a movement dedicated to raising worldwide awareness of this often debilitating disease affecting 1 in 10 women. On this day, exactly 12 month ago we published a set of stories of four women living with endometriosis. This year we have checked back in with those women to see how things have changed for them in in the last twelve months.   Aimee, One Year Ago   So I guess it started when my periods started; like many of us it was painful. Although we never had it before so we assumed it was… Continue Reading

Living with Endometriosis – An Ongoing Journey: Amy


The month of March marks Endometriosis Awareness Month, a movement dedicated to raising worldwide awareness of this often debilitating disease affecting 1 in 10 women. We are sharing stories from women living with endometriosis.     I was thirteen when I discovered that my periods weren’t like the other girls’ I knew; though, I wouldn’t find out why for another fourteen years. I got my first period on my year seven camp (a water sports camp… because life’s a bitch). This was pre-mobile phone days, so on discovering that I was bleeding I walked the few kilometres to the payphone and… Continue Reading

Living with Endometriosis – Two Years in the Life: Keely


The month of March marks Endometriosis Awareness Month, a movement dedicated to raising worldwide awareness of this often debilitating disease affecting 1 in 10 women. On this day, exactly 12 month ago we published a set of stories of four women living with endometriosis. This year we have checked back in with those women to see how things have changed for them in in the last twelve months.   Keely, One Year Ago    I was 22 and being rushed to hospital in the back of my dad’s Subaru. I kept thinking over what had happened that day, what could’ve made… Continue Reading

Living with Endometriosis – Two Years in the Life: Tamar


The month of March marks Endometriosis Awareness Month, a movement dedicated to raising worldwide awareness of this often debilitating disease affecting 1 in 10 women. On this day, exactly 12 month ago we published a set of stories of four women living with endometriosis. This year we have checked back in with those women to see how things have changed for them in in the last twelve months.   Tamar, One Year Ago      It took me 7 years to be given the diagnosis of endometriosis. 7 years of unexplained pain, fatigue and bloating. Being diagnosed with endometriosis was life… Continue Reading

Learning to Counter ‘Bikini Body’ Bullshit


  It’s September, so what I like to call ‘Bikini Body Bullshit’ is about to reach a fever pitch. That time of year when every second banner on Facebook is reminding you that it’s time to start starving yourself and loathing your body in an effort to be ready for summer. Heaven forbid any of us forget what a terrible sin it is not to have a perfectly flat stomach and thigh gap when the warmer months roll around! So much will be telling us to cut out sugar, grains, dairy, meat, egg yolks, all sustenance, else we look like… Continue Reading