The uncool business of ‘wanting to have children’

There are many posts recently defending the right of women to no having children. There is even a book, Regretting Motherhood, by Orna Donath. Its overall idea presents mothers really loving their children -not that they want to send them back (not that they could, anyway); but somehow thinking that their life would be more … More The uncool business of ‘wanting to have children’

This 2018… Be Kind – To everyone, including yourself

Happy 2018, dear friends and readers 🙂 We start a brand new year from scratch, a moment that tends to make me feel quite emotional – reflect on the last 365 days and think about the coming 365 that lay ahead of us. As a good (ex) perfectionist, I always used to have New Year’s … More This 2018… Be Kind – To everyone, including yourself

Be Brave – What would you do if you were not afraid?

Fear is something very instinctive and inner in most human beings. It is normal to be afraid of the unknown, of changes or threats, of new things… Especially when you lack the confidence in yourself to overcome whatever is the test you are facing. In yoga, being brave is something that became important to me … More Be Brave – What would you do if you were not afraid?

Affluenza – How to be successful and stay sane by Oliver James

I’ve recently finished another interesting book by Olivier James. This one is about how many of us these days, and our society, are affected by what he calls the Affluenza virus, which he defines as “a set of (life) values which increase our vulnerability to emotional distress. It entails placing high value on acquiring money … More Affluenza – How to be successful and stay sane by Oliver James

Be Persistent – It’s a process, change takes time

This BeLikeYoga post might sound similar to the one about Patience. However, the difference is that being persistent normally involves something we can do directly, whereas patience is something we need to practise when things are out of our own control. Persistence is something essential in yoga, as well as in any physical discipline that requires training … More Be Persistent – It’s a process, change takes time

Be Patient- Trust the timing of your life

This new post, part of the BeLikeYoga series, features Patience. Patience is much needed in yoga in order to give our body time to develop and eventually achieve the different asanas. Strength, flexibility and balance are not qualities that come overnight, but after practice and persistence. Wanting to move too fast and pushing our bodies … More Be Patient- Trust the timing of your life

About Comparison – The grass is greener where you water it

“The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence”. Most of us know this saying, which exists in many languages as well, so I reckon it is a common thought: things look better, brighter in other people’s life, not in ours. Comparing ourselves to others is a very common thing, especially in … More About Comparison – The grass is greener where you water it

Be Flexible – I bend so I don’t break

Here is the second post of the ‘Belikeyoga series’, today featuring Flexibility. Last month I talked about being strong, and this time I wanted to explore thoughts on being flexible. Anybody who has seen yoga live, or in pictures, can see how flexible yogis are. Back-bends, splits, forward-folds, twists… the list is long and challenging. … More Be Flexible – I bend so I don’t break