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The Kindness Institute – by Kristina Cavit

Last year it was recorded that New Zealand has the second highest teen suicide rate in the OECD. The World Health Organisation also estimates that by 2025, 80% of people will have suffered from a mental health condition throughout their lives. What if we could change this? What if youth did have the tools they…
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The Big Squeeze – by Tracey Wheeler

YogaTalk - The Big Sqeeze. The Yoga Connection
Today I had the privilege of spending the morning with some great people who are doing great things for people in need. The Community Fruit Harvesting movement was started by Di Celliers around five years ago to help people who don’t have enough to eat. Originally it started as a church garden but then evolved…
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Rugby To Yoga – by Tony Marsh

Rugby To Yoga - The Yoga Connection, New Zealand's Yoga Guide
Ten years after turning the page on a sporting career and having a bit of time to mull things over and put everything in perspective, I have to say that I put my body through hell. Yeah, I was living the dream so to speak, paid to do what I loved and what I was…
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Added Nutrition – by Tracey Wheeler

Added Nutrition - YogaTalk blog post on The Yoga Connection
Ever wondered how you can add more nutrition to your everyday meals? A nice way to do it is with a nut or seed topper. This is a great way to add extra nutrition, vitamins, minerals to your meals. A topper can be added to salads, roasted veg, stirfrys, baked veg dishes and soups. It…
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Testing The Limits – by Sarah Dunning

Testing The Limits - The Yoga Connection
I am supposed to be on a 16K training run right now, but instead I’m sitting on a sofa resting because my foot has a stress fracture. I’m very good at staying within my limits in yoga, but when it comes to running once in a while I overstep my bounds. And the unexpected thing…
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Meal Prep – by Tracey Wheeler

meal prep - yogatalk blog post on The Yoga Connection, New Zealand's Yoga Guide
I often struggle with meal prep and it’s something I hear a lot from clients too. I spend a lot of time as a nutritionist trying to think of ways to make meals quicker and easier to prepare. I realise that everyone these days is trying to fit a lot into their day so thinking…
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Change – by Tracey Wheeler

Week after week [in my business as a nutritionist and naturopath] I see people who are looking to make a change in their health. Whether it’s a small change or large, change can be a challenge for people. I have given this a lot of thought over the years. Why is it so challenging? What…
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Turmeric Latte – by Tracey Wheeler

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These chilly days always leave me wanting something warm to drink and enjoy. It feels a bit harder to drink litres and litres of cold water over the winter, so finding warmer alternatives always piques my interest. There is such a wide variety of warmer drinks on the market including chi, matcha and turmeric. They…
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