Recently Koelle sat down to coach a client going through a challenging time while caught in what can feel like the “washing machine” of life. However, what was most difficult for her wasn’t the series of events taking place around her, but the negative internal reaction she was having to herself.  These moments brought old, negative […]

This past winter, I went on a restorative retreat in Oman. Part of the daily program was a privately guided yoga session each morning. The young woman who was to be my teacher had just arrived from her family home in India two days before I had. The first few sessions were comic disasters. I […]

A South African friend of mine, Toby, recently raised a concern while we shared a cup of tea in his front garden. “I find myself continually thinking I’m missing something,” he confided. “Like there is something more I should be doing to help contribute to a better way of life for my community. I’m a […]

I was in the airport about to make my way from South Africa to Dubai when I heard about Oprah Winfrey’s speech at the Golden Globe Awards. I quickly hopped online to have a listen and see what the fuss was all about. As my plane started to board, I sat at the gate, glued […]

  In theory, the holidays are a wonderful time to slow down and connect with those we love. But how many of us, in practice, actually find ourselves doing the opposite—speeding up, rushing around in a flurry of activity, becoming disconnected from ourselves and those around us? I have certainly been guilty of this and […]

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