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Our Top 3 Happiness Hacks for Your Holidays

When it comes to Christmas, are you a lover or a hater?

Quite polarising isn't it? Some people feel light and full of joy at this time of year, thriving on all the festive engagements, and yet there is an entire posse of other people who can feel anything ranging from mild irritation, all the way through to stress, overwhelm and a consuming sense of isolation.

We've just returned from two weeks in Sydney, studying with the fabulous and ever inspiring Benjamin J Harvey from Authentic Education.

How Star Wars can help you stay well this winter?

As a child of the 80’s I was very enamoured with Star Wars!

From running around with my cousins cloaked in brown towels (as only befits a young Jedi padawan), to telling people that the correct pronunciation of my middle name (Leah) was actually ‘Leia’ - I think it is safe to say that I was fairly besotted with all things from that mystical Galaxy, far, far, away.
P.s. don’t even get me started on Luke’s dreamy pair of blues!
Fast forward to my twenties, during my yoga teacher training in the mountains of Quebec (a chapter I now fondly call ‘my month in pyjamas’ due to our compulsory, modest yogic garb - see pic) where my love and awe for all things Star Wars began to resurface.

Your Three Rivers of Vital Well Being

It was 2014 when I was living in a Taoist Healing Centre in Northern Thailand, that I first heard someone discussing the 'Three Rivers'. Three mysterious channels that flowed through our body, just like rivers, meandering top to bottom, inside to out, tracing the full extent of our physiological landscape.

These rivers, I continued to learn, consisted of our circulatory system (blood), immune system (lymphatic fluid) and our energy pathways known as meridians, through which our chi or pranic energy travel.