By Noni Boon When I struggle to feel grateful, I start with the little things. I feel grateful for clean drinking water, I feel grateful for a hot cup of tea and I feel grateful to have legs that walk. I then build from there until I have listed at least ten things I am grateful for. I know there are always going to be people better off and worse off than me. I try to … [Read more...] about On a dark day, it’s hard to feel grateful
By Noni Boon On a recent trail ride with my mate Trudy, we were discussing the impact of ‘making mistakes’ and how we punish others and ourselves for making them. Making mistakes is a big part of being human however many of us are extremely intolerant of ourselves and also others doing so. Perfectionism is something that we all strive for even though we know it is not … [Read more...] about It’s okay to make mistakes
What inspires a woman to give up a career as a veterinarian… to become a yoga instructor? Ever since Fiona Patterson was a little girl, she had dreamt of being a vet. She studied hard, got great grades and went on to complete a Bachelor of Veterinary Science at Melbourne University. But after several years of working as a vet, Fiona began to feel uneasy about her career … [Read more...] about The career switch: From vet to yogi
By Noni Boon If you had to give your self-esteem a rating out of ten, where would it sit? Do you have high self-esteem, around an eight or a nine? Or do you have low self-esteem, around a two or a three? Do you know what self-esteem really is? Are you able to easily receive a compliment and actually believe it? Self-esteem is a combination of how you feel about yourself, how … [Read more...] about May I pay you a compliment?
By Noni Boon. Disappointment is a natural part of life. Something happens to you, somebody does something to you or something doesn’t come your way. It is normal to feel disappointed, discouraged, and demotivated. Things haven’t turned out the way they were supposed to or the way you expected them to. Disappointment raises a lot of questions and tests your … [Read more...] about Dealing with disappointment