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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.

Laryngitis and Learning to Listen Mindfully

I can remember learning about psychometric testing back in third year psychology.  I found it fascinating how individual traits and attributes could be mapped out and elicited through certain questions and objective analysis.  I can also remember feeling quite chuffed (in an embarrassingly egotistical way) when my 'extroversion / introversion' questionnaire revealed me to be the most extreme extrovert out of my entire tute group - yikes!

Thankfully my tendency for extroversion has slowly sedated over the past decade and I now find myself appreciating life as a more even keeled ambivert, relishing the rejuvenation of alone time.

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.