Breathe Issue 10

Inspiration. Where does it come from? And why can it sometimes slide out of view in winter? Is it the bare trees, whose leaves have gone south; the darkness that greets the morning and waves goodbye to the evening; or the cold that steals one’s breath upon daring to venture outdoors? It can seem a …

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Have a mindful Christmas with Breathe

Christmas. The word alone is enough to strike fear into the heart of the most seasoned shoppers, foodies who adore cooking for friends and family, and even those for whom showing goodwill to their fellow citizens isn’t just an annual event. But the festive season doesn’t have to be a stressful, draining and tortuous affair. …

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Ideas for Mindful Christmas Gifts

Wondering what to give your loved ones this Christmas? Are you searching for something more inspiring than the overpackaged, overpriced and overproduced offerings weighing down many a retailer’s shelf? Breathe has the answer. But first, make yourself a cuppa, sit down and get ready to think carefully about the person you’re buying for, how much …

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5 Yoga Instagram Accounts to Follow

Instagram is a great place to find inspiration so Breathe have selected some of the best Insta-accounts that will motivate you in your yoga practice: @yoga_girl SHOW UP FOR YOURSELF WITH LOVE. . . . (ALL THE TIME) . (that’s all). x, R _______________________________________________ #yogaeverydamnday #selflove #kindness #compassion #healing #yoga #practice #balance #live #love A …

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Project Declutter

Decluttering your home feels great, but sometimes it is hard to say goodbye. Here are some thoughts to help you see the light and declutter… Less choice – less stress Take clothes for example. If you own fewer clothes, you’ll find them quicker, have less laundry and the clothes you do wear will always be …

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Be kind to yourself

Everyone has days when life is dull, people seem mean and negative thoughts swish around their heads. Don’t beat yourself up when it happens – just try to turn the gloomy feelings around and view them in a positive new light, one that lets the best you shine. Remember to be kind to yourself… Illustrations: Trina …

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The art of compliments

Offering genuine attention to somebody is a powerful gift. It doesn’t cost anything and its impact creates more than a positive atmosphere. You will be pleasantly surprised to see that simple yet meaningful words are much more rewarding than you may think… Recognising the positives about others and sharing our appreciation is a fundamental interpersonal …

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Free from fear

Everybody feels fear – it’s one of the most primitive and essential emotions. Without it the human race simply wouldn’t survive. But what happens when it develops into an anxiety disorder? And how can we learn to grow from the experience? A feeling of distress, apprehension, or alarm caused by an impending danger, pain’ is …

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