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Being Human Is Difficult, But Beautiful

Being Human Is Difficult, But Beautiful

When people find out what I do for a living the same questions pop up: How can I set better boundaries? How can I find more balance in my life? How do I find a sense of belonging...

What It’s Like To Be Coached By Me

What It’s Like To Be Coached By Me

I have written and spoken about this on many occasions: I come from a cultural background where therapy and coaching are ridiculed. When going through some marital troubles a few...

How To Let Go Of Your False Narratives

How To Let Go Of Your False Narratives

During a Centrd Life workshop recently, one of the attendees asked me about upsetting others when setting healthy boundaries. She specifically referred to her fear of being...

There’s No Quick Fix to Your Problems.

There’s No Quick Fix to Your Problems.

When I was a child, I would drive my mother nuts, asking her how we know that other people see the world the way we see it. I was talking about specific things like colours and...

How to Ask For What You Want in Relationships

How to Ask For What You Want in Relationships

Do you find dating difficult? I do.  I see a lot of my friends (at any age) struggle with something that I’m sure you’ll also recognise: the need to be seen as cool and laid...

How Can I Overcome Burnout?

How Can I Overcome Burnout?

When I had burnout a few years ago, I didn’t understand what was happening to me. I thought it was just stress that wasn’t going away. Then I realised, when I am stressed, things...

I’m Stuck on the “What Ifs”

I’m Stuck on the “What Ifs”

Even if you're happy with your life choices, it's all too easy to get caught up in the "what if?" What if I stayed in that city? What if I had prioritised romance over...

How Can I Better Connect With Others?

How Can I Better Connect With Others?

When I decided to give up my London life and to start travelling at the beginning of last year, I didn’t know what to expect. I thought that just by being in wonderful locations...

How Can I Get Out Of A Rut?

How Can I Get Out Of A Rut?

What can I do for myself to get out of a rut?  I have been having similar chats with friends of mine who crave some changes in their lives, but haven’t got a clear idea what...

How Can I Get Out of Hustle Culture?

How Can I Get Out of Hustle Culture?

I recently arrived back in London from my travels. Struggling with jet lag and managing my work commitments, I decided to rest a bit in the afternoon. I tried to settle down but...

He Blocked Me On WhatsApp: What Do I Do Now?

He Blocked Me On WhatsApp: What Do I Do Now?

For the first time in my life, somebody blocked me on WhatsApp. I realised that I was blocked when his profile picture disappeared. The sensation was like being hit by a train....

How To Cope With Triggers

How To Cope With Triggers

Recently, I have been attending yet another trauma course. One can never know enough about trauma.  The course itself is fine. It’s quite challenging, but not challenging...

What is the Importance of Regret?

What is the Importance of Regret?

All of us have something we wish we would have done differently. Regret, just like any other emotion, is part of the experience of being human, but it is an emotion that is often...

How Can I Better Respond to Negative Feedback?

How Can I Better Respond to Negative Feedback?

Recently, my team and I received negative feedback about one of our projects. In this blog, instead of talking about the content, circumstance, or validity of that feedback, I...

How To Live With Fear

How To Live With Fear

I spent the past month with my family who was visiting me during my travels in Barbados. My nephew is currently 6 years old and a beautiful mirror to how humans could operate...

How to Be Emotionally Mature When Dating

How to Be Emotionally Mature When Dating

My recent experience with a date made me think how we all create circumstances for ourselves to justify our worldviews, however skewed they might be. What is the reason behind...

Do I Need to Set New Year’s Resolutions?

Do I Need to Set New Year’s Resolutions?

December always makes me feel reflective, and I know I’m not alone in this. Something about this time of year always gives me the urge to reinvent myself. I’ve made a lot of...

How Can I Handle My Emotions in a Crisis?

How Can I Handle My Emotions in a Crisis?

Last weekend after finishing a wonderful week-long retreat in the Caribbean, I got a call that my flat in London was broken into and burgled. The kind porter in my building sent...

I’m Single and It’s Fine.

I’m Single and It’s Fine.

I’m 28 and single. I don’t feel bad about this at all. Weddings make you often think about your own love life, and I’m not immune to this. Being the only bridesmaid without a...

How Can You Better Manage Stress?

How Can You Better Manage Stress?

My mother would say I have always been an anxious person. When I was 20 years old, a psychiatrist backed up that claim and I was formally diagnosed with Generalised Anxiety...

Can People Be Toxic?

Can People Be Toxic?

Yesterday, one of the Centrd Life team members suggested that we make a reel about the idea of toxic people. She pointed out that there is a reel trend currently where people do...

How Can I Set Boundaries Better?

How Can I Set Boundaries Better?

Have you ever found yourself agreeing to do things you didn’t really want to do? Going to a party when you just wanted to stay home? Agreeing to a favor you don’t really have the...

Can I Learn More About Myself From Traveling?

Can I Learn More About Myself From Traveling?

For the past five weeks, I have been away from the place I call home. It has been an incredible experience, but at times, I have found being on the road for this long physically...

How Does Lack of Sleep Mess With Your Life?

How Does Lack of Sleep Mess With Your Life?

We are all guilty of not sleeping enough at times, and we don’t think much of it. But research shows that lack of good quality sleep really impacts our health and the quality of...

Welcome to The School of Emotions

Welcome to The School of Emotions

I always thought I knew how to feel my emotions, until I realised that I was only willing to feel certain emotions--those that I deemed positive or acceptable. Everything else, I...

Are You Bracing Yourself Against Life?

Are You Bracing Yourself Against Life?

I have been doing body check-ins for a long time now. My technique has changed from the time-consuming body scan to a quick, few seconds of noticing. I am still surprised to feel...

I Don’t Know Where My Home Is Anymore.

I Don’t Know Where My Home Is Anymore.

I've been thinking a lot about the concept of "home." Until I went to uni, I had the same answer about where home is: New York City, where I was born and raised. But in the ten...

The Problem With Self-Growth Culture

The Problem With Self-Growth Culture

How can you flourish without trying to constantly fix yourself? On many occasions, I said to myself: I will not let this self-improvement culture make me feel like there’s always...

How Can I Get Out Of A Bad Mood?

How Can I Get Out Of A Bad Mood?

I occasionally react to the same issue very differently. Some days, I find it easy to just overcome problems, and other days I find myself in the middle of an emotional shit...

What Tango Taught Me About Intimacy

What Tango Taught Me About Intimacy

“Intimacy isn’t achieved through words. It’s embodied.” - Mark Walsh Dancing cheek to cheek with someone you have never met. How difficult could it be? Very, and not just because...

Does Everyone Have More Friends Than Me?

Does Everyone Have More Friends Than Me?

I thought it was just me. I moved around a lot all my life, I had 4 completely different careers, left my home country in my 20s, never had kids and most of my friends are from...

Socialising is Hard Now.

Socialising is Hard Now.

I feel like I blinked and suddenly my life became busy again. For so long my list of things to juggle, on paper, was much smaller. No big social plans, no commute, no irritation...

I Was Worried My Friend Would Think I Got Fat.

I Was Worried My Friend Would Think I Got Fat.

Am I crazy? This week, I got drinks with a close friend I hadn't seen in three years. I was over-the-moon excited to see her. But also, I was nervous--not that it would be...

Are Filters Really That Bad?

Are Filters Really That Bad?

There's been a lot of talk online lately about how toxic Instagram filters can be, especially for young people. When you can click a button and see what needs to change on your...

What is Spiritual Bypassing?

What is Spiritual Bypassing?

Coined by psychotherapist John Wellwood, spiritual bypassing is the “tendency to use spiritual ideas and practices to sidestep or avoid facing unresolved emotional issues,...

What is the Mind-Body Connection?

What is the Mind-Body Connection?

Understanding the connection between mind and body is integral to reaching our full wellbeing potential. When we talk about mind-body connection, we refer to the link between our...

How is Breath Work Helpful?

How is Breath Work Helpful?

Breathing is our first autonomous act when we come into this world. I attended an embodiment conference in 2020 where Leslie Kaminoff took the participants through a special...

Why Am I Emotional Eating?

Why Am I Emotional Eating?

We're thrilled to be partnering with Ksoni, makers of sustainable, natural, and ethically-produced hair & skincare, for their Sustainable Self-Love Series. Over the next few...

American Pancakes and Sunny Side Up

American Pancakes and Sunny Side Up

I have so many sweet memories from when I ran my café. One involves a regular customer- who only became regular once we started serving American-style buttermilk pancakes. ...

What is Future Authoring?

What is Future Authoring?

I like to think about my future self, and then take action to help her out.  My coping mechanism isn’t new or unique. Psychologist Benjamin Hardy in “Take Ownership of Your...

Spanish Orange Cake: An Easy-to-Make Treat

Spanish Orange Cake: An Easy-to-Make Treat

“Have you got the crack cake today?” The first time one of our regular customers asked that question at the café, my team didn’t understand. Later, it became the new name for our...

What Are The Benefits of Mandala Yoga?

What Are The Benefits of Mandala Yoga?

When I first started on my teaching journey, I found myself teaching the same style Vinyasa routines over and over again that you'd see in most London studios. Students seemed to...

Anchors for 2021

Anchors for 2021

I’m stepping into 2021 a little more confidently because of the personal anchors in my life.  Loosely defined, “anchors” are behaviors that help stabilize us during the...

The Perfect Porridge

The Perfect Porridge

There is nothing nicer than a warm bowl of porridge on a cold winter morning.  There is, of course, the debate like with any traditional dish on how to cook porridge “the...

The Power of Pause – An Embodiment Exercise

The Power of Pause – An Embodiment Exercise

What makes pausing so powerful? What is the difference between pausing, and moving through our days without a moment for reflection? How can taking that time out transform the...

The Discomfort of Changes to the Body

The Discomfort of Changes to the Body

Do you remember the discomfort of puberty?  It wasn’t just getting my first bra, or starting menstruation, or the onset of acne that caused me the most discomfort. ...

The Beauty in the Breaks

The Beauty in the Breaks

A dear friend and I were texting about holiday gifts this year, and she shared that for 2020 she was giving wabi-sabi. I misread her text and thought she had typed wasabi and was...

Can You Let Go of Perfectionism?

Can You Let Go of Perfectionism?

I have been listening to Alain De Botton’s talk on love and relationships. He often mentions the British psychoanalyst Donald Winnicot, whose famous phrase was that parents don’t...

What Is Intuitive Eating?

What Is Intuitive Eating?

Intuitive eating can be a scary concept for many people.  If you have always believed you must follow a diet, the idea of simply eating what you want can be quite...

What Do Diets Have to do With Capitalism?

What Do Diets Have to do With Capitalism?

Q. What do diets have to do with capitalism? A. Quite a lot... The diet industry continues to be one of capitalism’s most harmful outputs.  Its toxicity is amplified by the...

The Complex Idea of Wellbeing

The Complex Idea of Wellbeing

The idea of wellbeing presented by the wellness industry is somewhat limiting. Having a healthy body (or a body that is deemed healthy-looking by social standards) completely...

Lockdown Has Made Me Eat So Much

Lockdown Has Made Me Eat So Much

Do you feel like you are constantly eating? Are you checking the contents of the fridge every half an hour? Have your grocery bills doubled? Are you living on take-aways even if...

The Benefits of Seasonal Eating

The Benefits of Seasonal Eating

With the changing of the seasons, it only feels natural to change how we eat as well.  Colder temperatures mean our bodies start to crave heartier, warmer meals.  This...

What is the Connection Between Love and Food?

What is the Connection Between Love and Food?

The connection between food and love is undeniable.  This starts when we are young, unable to feed ourselves.  Our parents, our grandparents, all the adults who want us...

The Embodiment Conference 2020

The Embodiment Conference 2020

Are you interested in learning more about wellness and connecting with your body?  If so, we strongly recommend attending the upcoming Embodiment Conference, which runs from...

Immune Shrooms Protein Balls

Immune Shrooms Protein Balls

Recipe development for Wylde One  Most protein balls on the market are heavily based on dates, as well as nuts. I personally find them overly sweet. By developing this...

What is Emotional Eating?

What is Emotional Eating?

When we experience changes in our lives that cause us pain and anxiety, it's normal to turn to food for comfort. Whether it's a relationship issue, money troubles, a tough day at...

How to Eat for Immunity

How to Eat for Immunity

You have probably all seen a post or two on social media regarding “immunity-boosting” foods you should be eating right now. Well, I am not sure you will like what I am going to...

What are the Benefits of Bone Broth?

What are the Benefits of Bone Broth?

During the strange times we are going through now many people will turn to comfort-eating as a quick stress release. Feeding your mind, soul and body with the right things (let...

(Jacket) Sweet Potato Three Ways

(Jacket) Sweet Potato Three Ways

Jacket sweet potatoes   Sweet potatoes are the perfect nutrient dense complex carbs. They are rich source of fibre and contain more than your 100% of the recommended...

Persian Eggs (A Perfect Brunch)

Persian Eggs (A Perfect Brunch)

Inspired by La Dinette in Muswell Hill Serves 2 100g fresh or frozen spinach 1 bunch of dill 100g natural Greek yoghurt 4 eggs 4 slices of halloumi 4 teaspoons harissa Salt,...

The Perfect Vegan Chia Pudding

The Perfect Vegan Chia Pudding

This is always a favourite on wellness retreats as a quick breakfast treat. Something light, but nutritious; perfect pick me up before a yoga class. The topping can be changed to...

How Can I Focus Better?

How Can I Focus Better?

Staying focused can be challenging in today's information-overloaded world where we are surrounded by constant distraction.   It might take some time, but...

Veganuary: A Simple Dessert Recipe

Veganuary: A Simple Dessert Recipe

Turmeric - cinnamon poached pears with coconut yoghurt Poached pears make a great dinner party dessert and can be prepared in advance. The trick is not to overcook them. To get...

How Can You Improve Your Health and Wellbeing?

How Can You Improve Your Health and Wellbeing?

There are several different ways of thinking about health and wellbeing. Health can be defined as physical, mental and social wellbeing, not just as absence of disease. Wellbeing...

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