“Balance is not something you find, it's something you create. In every moment of every day.”

I'm a professional ballerina and a mother balancing my life both on and off the stage, in performance and in everyday life, between the highs and lows, between looking outwards and turning inwards. I'm both extroverted and introverted, I'm gutsy but also incredibly sensitive. For me balance is doing the work and letting go at the same time. It's the effort and the surrender, both a sense of control and a sense of abandon. It's real but totally intangible. Balance is discipline but also freedom. To me balance is deeply personal. It's alive, flexible and an extension of my creativity. Here I write about the daily adjustments I make along the sliding scale that is my sense of balance.

Doubt – friend or foe?

Dancers can seem like quite extroverted people, immune from the insecurities and doubts of mere mortals. Yet like most artists, the doubt is just as present in our everyday practice as our need for self-expression. We put ourselves out there for all to admire or judge and in the same breath we are wondering if anyone can notice that we are trembling on…

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My Wellbeing Circle – Naturopath Jill Thomas

Although I have learned a lot about health and wellbeing over the past 10 or so years, I haven’t made it to this point by myself. I have read a lot of books, done my own research into ways to improve wellbeing and there’s been a lot of trial and error with more natural remedies, some more successful than others! Most importantly,…

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6 ways to kick-start your digestion in the morning

It’s been said time and time again that all good health or disease starts in the gut.  For me, this couldn’t be more true. What you might not realise is that our digestive systems do more than just digest (or in-digest) the food we eat. Our digestive systems also digests every aspect of our lives and assimilates into the body everything that…