A School for Creativity, Consciousness & Clarity

L E T T E R – The Bigger Questions

Around this time of year, Arran and I start formulating our ideas for the following year. 2018 was massive for us. It’s within moments like this when I am simultaneously over the moon excited and experiencing deep fatigue in my body and mind, that I like to go back over what we have created, and…
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L E T T E R – Your New Vital Daily Tool; Power Down Hour

We have been preaching this from the rooftops for years, it’s a tool within our 7 Day Mind Cleanse and something we suggest all our Integrated Meditation students do every morning with their morning meditation sitting with this zone. Due to its ridiculous simplicity and immense success, we have committed to including it within Enhance…
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L E T T E R – A Gift For You Of Our Key Clarity Tool

Today we are going to gift you something special, because trust me, you need it. Everyone, especially at this time of the year, is feeling a little overwhelmed. It’s important to recognise that these pressures of modern living are not always a bad thing. We are very adaptable, creative beings who have created a world for ourselves to thrive…
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L E T T E R – Clean, Simple, Distilled Thinking

I used to have a terrible aversion to saying no to people. I had, (and still do) a big fear of disappointing others, and this used to drive me to say yes to things I knew deep down should have been a no. And this created complexity. Too many things on my plate, too much…
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L E T T E R – A Commitment To Adventuring

My Dad was a very renowned chef, winning best restaurant in Australia as well as three hats. His brother, my uncle had the same awards, so it was success all around for our family. But really their peak was before the advent of the ‘celebrity chef’. Chef’s Table didn’t exist. Instagram wasn’t even a thing,…
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L E T T E R – It’s So Bothersome Being Bothered

In Buddhism, Dukkha, which is originally a Pali word, is translated most frequently as suffering. Specifically the suffering of the mind that we humans experience as we grasp on to that which is constantly changing, which is in fact, absolutely everything. The clinging, wishing, needing. It’s a reluctance to accept what it is, and a…
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W E E K E N D E D I T I O N 21

Photo from our India Retreat in Rishikesh Oh my lord is it excellent to be home! So emotional! So wonderful! So many delicious meals created and eaten in our kitchen. So much doting on the dogs. And, sooo much that we are creating, so a hell of a lot of time in front of my…
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L E T T E R – Truth Telling

Having a teenage daughter, the essence of telling the truth is really up in our grill at the moment. And I am reminded by her all the time about the small ‘white lies’ I myself tell. I’ve no idea when I began to tell tiny untruths as excuses for things. Especially for things that honestly…
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L E T T E R – A Net Free Bird

The only thing we are really trapped by is our thinking mind, with its limitations and prejudices and biases that we continue to live through. Studies have shown that 95% of our thoughts are repeated from the day before. That makes the mind a pretty boring place to hang out, given it’s regurgitating old information.…
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L E T T E R – Revelling in Beauty

Beauty can be so underrated in our modern way of life. Tiny moments of beauty can light me up for hours at a time. A new branch that is spreading tiny flowers near our front gate. The way dust catches the light in the afternoon sun. Light really in all it’s forms dancing on windowsills and leaves,…
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L E T T E R – Thinking Kills Creativity

If you’ve ever been working on something and loved it, then over thought it, then doubted it, then felt ill and insecure – you’ll know thinking kills creativity. The ego also kills creativity and is the source of much of our overthinking. This is where meditation comes in. Every day, we sit, access the source…
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L E T T E R – What Spirituality Means Part 1

There is so much confusion when we decide to live ‘spiritually’. It’s really a nonsense idea because everyone is trying to live spiritually whether they brand it that or not. Spirituality is simply an exploration of living through ‘the spirit’ which means the true essence of ourselves, from love, to find the universal nature in…
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L E T T E R – Real Power

Being a recovering control freak and perfectionist, OCD, a Virgo and aaaall the other labels I could apply to my habit of wanting to tightly reign in outside events. I am really familiar with the process of wanting things in a certain way. It always ends in tears. It usually involves assuming people suddenly became…
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L E T T E R ­ – Self Acceptance

This Letter today stems from the Letter I wrote to you a few days back, What Might You Be If You Just Let Go. The inside-out philosophy is that what’s occurring for us internally is then creating our experience of the world. Teachers like Aurobindo, Krishnamurti, Brene Brown, Pema Chodron, Michael Neil, Syd Banks and…
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L E T T E R – Committing To The Important

Years back I had to really ask myself why were the unimportant things and people in my life getting so much attention and the things and people that lit me up like a bonfire getting second place (or later polling). Really, it didn’t make much sense, yet it seemed that which was more punishing was…
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L E T T E R – What Might You Be If You Just Let Go

Before I left for India, I sat with my friend and student, Uyen, in Whale Beach drinking tea and we discussed the teachings of St Francis of Assisi, and some of my teachers of Indian lineage, from America and Japan. They all teach the same thing; that there is one consciousness/God, that we must live…
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W E E K E N D E D I T I O N 19 – ­ Restore and Renew

For you to try . . . EAT We are eating mostly plant-based at the moment, and 75% of the time gluten free, so Kitchari has become a huge staple in our diet. We used to eat it a few times a week, then as I dove further into Japanese cooking, we took a pause.…
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L E T T E R – Tips For Fitting In Your Daily Meditation Practice

There is no cookie cutter approach for your Vedic Meditation practice. A twice-daily practice is ideal, and there are some days it’s simply not feasible to get in that second one. I remember a teacher once telling me they couldn’t believe I couldn’t fit it in and it was just a matter of priorities. Which…
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L E T T E R – A Different Daily Grind

Clarity is an interesting concept when it comes to learning, as the more we learn, the more we realise there is to learn. The more we know, the more it dawns on us we don’t know. Grappling with this is the thing that I have found our meditation teachers in training take the hardest. The…
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L E T T E R – Resilience

No human is born with resilience. Babies are small, vulnerable and incapable of doing anything at all for themselves, unlike animals, many of whom can walk almost immediately, swim right away, and are separated from their parents. Resilience and hard work are two things that are learned and can be expanded upon at any moment.…
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L E T T E R – Meditation and Our Thinking

This is one of the greatest gifts of transcendence that our meditation technique gifts us – moving beyond one’s thoughts. This provides us with a framework for the mind to settle into something other than it’s constant stream of thoughts, even momentarily. We saturate in something deeper than our views of the world, into pure…
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L E T T E R – Is The Future Bright?

I hope this is how life feels for you, I really do. Arran and I have spent some time recently getting realigned with each other, what we hope for in our lives, what we are building together and what it might look like over the next few years and the next ten years and longer.…
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L E T T E R – That Flat Spot

The idea that we are going to always be in the flow, thriving and creative is ludicrous, yet we catch ourselves frequently disappointed when flat, uninspired and feeling uncreative. I know I do. And, we have to really check ourselves because the big questions is, are we flat and uninspired or are we procrastinating under…
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L E T T E R ­- Move Your Arse

I think this quote is such a great follow on from yesterday and I believe it so much. I had someone send me the loveliest message, and within it was a comment, “you are so lucky I wish I could have such a high-grade life like you”. It’s well-intentioned, and I don’t resent it at…
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L E T T E R – To Be Breath Taken

I’m clearly having an emotional week as represented in all the Letters! I feel so positive and taken with the beauty of life I am gobsmacked. Inspired and in the creative flow. And it’s a gift that is lighting up my days. Because two weeks ago I felt flat and overwhelmed with all I had…
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L E T T E R – Y O U R H E L P

As a school, we are here for our students. Everything we do, is about helping you live your highest grade life. Currently we are in the thick of creating so many new things for you, and refining so many that we have already in play, that I have gotten into the habit of ‘wondering what…
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A Daily Commitment

As we begin to dive into into 2018, I wanted to share a mantra, a daily commitment to move beyond our thoughts about the world, what the thoughts of others thinking about us might look like, thoughts dominated by past and future, and get present. A reminder that all I need I have within me.…
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Hell Is Just Resistance To Life

On the weekend just been I had too much to juggle and responsibilities I didn’t want to fulfill and I just wanted to fall into a heap and listen to the rain and rest. So I acted like the deeply evolved person I am not and chucked a deep inner tantrum. Like an erupting ball…
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Free From The Known – The Truth Of Things

“If you begin to understand what you are without trying to change it, then what you are undergoes a transformation” Krishnamurti We are currently in luscious Kerala, and I’m leading a group through our Indian Retreat. There is talk daily of the processes that occur when we have the capacity to let go of all…
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At Home Weekend Retreat

It’s not a frequent enough occurrence that we have the time to take ourselves away from the world, to revive and nourish and shed off the stresses of modern day living. We are so fortunate at The Broad Place to play a part in the role of people renewing themselves, in that we spend time…
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‘You Are Welcome Here’

Diving back into my Zen studies this year (a hilarious concept really as you can ‘study Zen’ you just need to  ‘be Zen’, but I do still love to study everything as a learning process), taught me a lot about being with something rather than escaping it. This year I have grappled endlessly with trying…
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Well That’s Not Very Vedic…

I last week had an interesting experience, an insight, which rather rapidly shifted my thinking. As a student of Vedanta, I have immersed myself deeply into Vedic knowledge and practice, the underpinning of which is there is only one thing, one consciousness and we all share it. In the early days this gave me great…
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Vedic Mantra For Living In Alignment

“Saha Navatu Saha Nau Bhunaktu Saha Viryam Karavavahai Tejasvi Navadhitamastu Ma Vidvisavahai Om Shanti, Shanti, Shanti” Saha Navatu – may together we be protected from anything that distracts us or takes away from our collective endeavour to immerse in oneness Saha Nau Bhunaktu – may we be nourished, and savour the process of the teachings,…
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Rising Early

The image above is from a morning sunrise we watched in Coalcliff yesterday. Waking up early, in the darkness of the morning is hands down one of my most pleasurable times of day. But it wasn’t always so. I’ve had a vast mix of different experiences that have created some crazy routines. I have studied…
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Nourishing Mushroom Broth With Brown Rice

There are days when I crave something soothing, nourishing and grounding. This is one of these dishes. It’s the perfect Autumn or Spring dish when the seasons are changing and there’s a gentle chill in the air. I always prepare more rice than I need so I can make this dish, Olive Oil Crispy Fried…
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Olive Oil Crispy Fried Egg on Rice

This is such a simple and delicious breakfast that we frequently have as a supper late in the evenings if working until late. Some of the ingredients are from our recipe Nourishing Mushroom Broth With Brown Rice, so I’ll provide substitutes if you haven’t made this dish the night before! I am such a huge…
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Only A Rat Can Win The Rat Race

This incredible saying was spoken to me by Mary, over breakfast in LA today. We were discussing the ‘fight’ that appears to be in everyone here in LA, which I said currently reflected Australia. The get it at all costs approach. The lack of integrity and honesty that is often encouraged in the fight to…
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No Complaining, No Explaining

In the West, and particularly in well-off societies, we complain a lot. Whine, whinge, and in general lament the demise of everything. In the East, where Arran and I travel frequently, we never witness the level of complaining we see in the West. Ramp up the poverty, and usually the happiness increases. The level of…
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November Rounding Retreat – Culburra Beach

Upgrade Your Life over 4 days and 3 nights this November Thurs 10th – Sun 13th November 2016 Culburra Beach – 2.5 hours drive from Sydney Join The Broad Place at our much loved, annual immersive Rounding Retreat, where we strip away years of built up tension and fatigue in a transformative  3 night escape to the South Coast.…
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Creating a Sankalpa

The New Year brings about a fresh desire to upgrade ourselves. To live a high grade life on every level. Usually we take some time off at this time of year, and some pondering occurs, maybe a revelation. Usually just some sort of emotional mini crisis happens though, that sees us swear to be a…
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An Experiment

We’re currently house sitting the most incredible house in Brunswick, to puppy sit our friends beautiful dog whilst they’re away. Chief is hands down the most beautiful dog you’ll ever meet, he’s only a few months old, with big soft knowing eyes. He’s a mountain dog and ginormous already, but in his mind, he’s smaller…
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Filtering advice

Being in Hawaii with my family and having time to walk rain forests, and surf beaches with mountains with waterfalls in the background, and lie in the sun has given me the emotional space to reflect. My meditation practice has been profound whilst away, a luxurious delving into the depths of my soul. It has…
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The Broad Place Be Your Best Self Program

“Every time you’re tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past of a pioneer of the future”- Deepak Chopra A carefully curated 7 day online program for you to begin the process of releasing yourself from being a prisoner of your thoughts and learn…
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Future Fatigue

We are so utterly focussed these days on what could be, that we are robbing ourselves of what is. Babies in utero are popped onto private school waiting lists. We research our next holiday while on our current one, poolside from our iPads. We have things floating around in online shopping carts. We have wish…
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Recipe – Ayurvedic Green Mung Bean and Coconut Pancakes

Ayurvedic Green Mung Bean and Coconut Pancakes These are incredibly high in protein and with the spices are the perfect Vata balancing breakfast. You will need Dried Green Mung Beans Nutmeg or Cinnamon Cardamom Coconut Syrup or Maple Syrup Coconut Oil Fresh Grated Coconut or Desiccated Coconut Soak 1 cup of dried green mung beans…
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Recycling Stress

It’s a funny thing stress isn’t it. We all say we don’t want it, yet we continually create it for ourselves through our attitudes, beliefs, conversations and thinking. As Vedic meditators understand, getting stress out of the nervous system is imperative to increased happiness. Lugging all that extra junk around in our systems really holds…
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Very Special Industry Course

The Broad Place have designed a special industry focussed course in Vedic Meditation to help those that nourish others full time. This includes fitness instructors, yoga teachers, studio owners, chiropractors etc. The timings are to suit those that teach weekends and evenings and can’t attend a regular course at those times (although you are welcome…
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Acceptance

Acceptance is derived from the Latin word ‘acquiēscere’ which means to to find rest in. In today’s day and age, rest is not something we are accustomed to dedicating a lot of time to, and perhaps neither is acceptance. It’s a beautiful thought though isn’t it, that we can rest gently into a situation, an…
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Brisbane Integrated Meditation Course February 8th-10th

COURSE IN INTEGRATED MEDITATION We would love to invite you to join our wonderful course in Integrated Meditation this February with all the support we offer long-term as your bonus and our gift to you!  If you wish to learn more in person, on Thursday, February 7th, Emily Snape will host a free introductory talk so…
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Going With Nature’s Pull

“The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe; to match your nature with Nature” Joseph Campbell Over the many things that the universe has taught me, the key thing I have learnt that it is utterly wise to simply go with nature’s pull. I have had so many…
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Spiced Ginger Afternoon Cake

This cake is warming, grounding and perfect in the afternoon with a cup of Dosha Balancing Vata Tea. I adapted it from a recipe by Rose Bakery, tweaking bits and pieces to make it a little healthier. It’s very dense and packs a spicy punch, and is delicious served warm fresh from the oven although…
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Melbourne Tour July 2015

We are proud to be traveling to Melbourne to teach from the Art Series Hotel Group Larwill Studio Hotel. Vedic Meditation teacher Jac Lewis will be teaching a program in including courses in Vedic Meditation, private One one One Mentoring, teaching Rounding and hosting a workshop on High Grade Living. Details are as follows. We also…
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Asia Tour – Hong Kong May 2015

We are proud to have The Broad Place traveling to Hong Kong Thursday May 28th – Sunday May 31st, then onto Singapore Monday 1st through to Friday 6th June 2015. Vedic Meditation teacher Jac Lewis will be teaching a program in both cities including courses in Vedic Meditation, private One one One Mentoring, teaching Rounding…
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Asia Tour – Hong Kong May | Singapore June 2015

We are proud to be traveling to Hong Kong Thursday May 28th – Sunday May 31st, then onto Singapore Monday 1st through to Friday 6th June 2015. Vedic Meditation teacher Jac Lewis will be teaching a program in both cities including courses in Vedic Meditation, private One one One Mentoring, teaching Rounding and hosting workshops…
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An Afternoon of Ayurveda

This Sunday 26th April 2015, join Jac Lewis from The Broad Place and Ayurvedic Practitioner Dylan Smith of Vital Veda for a talk on the basic principles of Ayurveda. Dylan will chat about the principles of Ayurveda, what the three Dosha’s are; Vata, Pitta and Kapha and simple ways in which you can immediately incorporate…
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The Balance Myth

Balance. We all crave it, but is it really achievable? I personally have to come to dismiss the concept of work/life balance. I invested years fruitlessly buying into this modern idea of constructing harmony between ones work life and ones home life. I strived and I was perpetually crushed under the weight of how ‘unbalanced’…
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Exploration Manual – Ubud, Indonesia

The Broad Place is a brand centred around tools for high grade living. At The Broad Place we have an absolute love of exploration and travel. Is there a richer experience than being pushed outside your comfort zone and your daily routine, being faced with the unknown that a day abroad holds, absorbing all the…
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5 Ways to Work with Nature

It is very often that we forget we are 100% made up of nature. We are so attached to all our technology and updates and connectivity, that it can be disconcerting to stop and think about the fact that we are our own micro ecosystem living in a larger natural universe. Getting back to nature…
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What Is Vedic Rounding?

There is a secret weapon in many Vedic Meditators tool box and it is the art of Rounding. Rounding is a carefully crafted ancient Vedic practice designed to take your meditation to the next level. A specific sequence of gentle yoga asanas, pranayama breathing and meditation, Rounding is a wonderful practice that eliminates incredible amounts…
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Talking Broadly – Karen Holt

With our upcoming trip to Hong Kong we are looking forward to meeting up with Karen Holt from the Health Seed Co. It’s always amazing to travel and have like minded, savvy individuals living High Grade lives to compare notes with and work out where to visit. Karen runs a fabulous wellness based brand in HK, and…
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High Grade Eating

As our thinking affects the body, in particular our digestion, what and how we think is the primary focus with High Grade eating. Limiting diets with lots of faux ‘allergies’ due to some blog stating that the latest thing to eat is raw greens whipped into a smoothie is not High Grade eating. Drinking or…
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High Grade Thinking

‘If you want to know what your thoughts were like in the past, look at your body today. If you want to know what your body will look like in the future, look at your thoughts today’ Deepak Chopra All the experiences we have change and shape our brain. We make decisions and discern reality based…
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Hong Kong Course in Vedic Meditation

We are thrilled to be running a course in Vedic Meditation this March in Hong Kong, one of our favourite cities in the world! Vedic Meditation is the most effective and simplest meditation techniques you can learn, and everyone from 5 – 85 years can learn it with ease. It’s considered to be the game…
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Talking Broadly – Gemma Davis

One of the time’s I went to Gemma’s house it was conveniently after she had been shooting for her book, and I won’t lie to you, I gorged myself on her insanely delicious food and had to roll out the door. I would be writing this Journal post based on her cooking skills alone truth be…
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High Grade Living – Thinking Small

High Grade Living is such a beautiful concept we have developed, and it is my large focus at the moment. I want to explore some thinking around this in more detail in this post and flip a concept we are normally taught, of thinking big, with huge lofty plans – to thinking small. Some of…
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The Broad Place Retreat – Ubud, Indonesia

‘Yoga stah, kuru karmani’  ‘Established in Being, perform action’ (Bhagavad Gita Chapter 2, verse 48) This is a powerful line from the Vedic teachings of the Bhagavad Gita. It explains that in order to take action, and to do anything with success, first we must establish in being. In today’s frenetic world, we are becoming…
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The Broad Place Travels India Part One

This is a photo documentary of my recent travels through India, Part One. Part Two and Part Three to come soon! This trip was to research our upcoming Ayurvedic Retreat that will take place in October/November of 2015 and will be open to everyone. This life changing retreat will involve travel through India to explore…
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The Top 5 Things You Want To Do in 2015 

The New Year always feels ripe with promise, rich with desire and full of potential. I don’t believe New Years Resolutions work, and instead prefer to set intentions (read more here). Exploring and setting intentions and employing tools and techniques that will shift your entire life towards greater happiness is a great investment in your…
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How To Handbrake A Runaway Mind

RUNAWAY MIND Runaway Mind is when we get so caught up in a stream of thinking, that we have no idea what is happening in the present moment. Our mind starts leapfrogging from one thought to another gaining speed each time. Usually in a catastrophic snowball effect where our minds imagine bad things occurring…’when my…
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IOOSK Fundraiser – Single Mum’s Cooking School

I was a young single mum years back when I was 29 years old and I know this much, it’s freaking hard work. I had all the privilege and support I could ever ask for and I still struggled enormously. So when my good friend Rob and I had tea and chatted about his latest…
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Why New Years Resolutions Don’t Work and What To Do Instead

It’s been an epically huge year for The Broad Place, and everyone of you have been a part of that. I am so grateful to have all of you as a part of this ‘thing’ that Arran and I and all of you are creating. Now it’s a moving feast, we’re not sure of the…
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ONE DAY POP SHOP

We are holding a one off half day shop here at The Broad Place studio!! Sunday 23rd November, from 12pm – 5pm we will be open for you to come in and get all your Christmas gifts for yourself…oh yeah and for others of course…this will be one of your very last chances to buy…
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The Power Of Taking Time Off

We love this Ted Talk by Stefan Sagmeister, for many reasons. The guy is a design genius so Arran and I respect him immensely. He is standing up in front of millions of people staying ‘hey I can admit my design work was getting stale and boring’ and he had the balls to actually take…
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Mashing

Mashing (aka as multi tasking aka adult ADD) is when we do more than one thing at once, and this has become our way of life, mostly as we’re so damn busy and our attention spans have become so unbearably short. Driving the car while checking emails = mashing. Lying in bed whilst chatting to…
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A Short Course In Rounding

If you are a Vedic Meditator and haven’t yet learnt the ancient art of Rounding, now is your opportunity. Rounding is an Advanced Vedic Technique that unlocks stress, tension and fatigue from the body and refines the senses and allows for a much deeper, richer meditation. Once learnt it can be practised at home daily,…
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The Impact Of Our Thoughts

Thoughts and Cellular Structure From personal experience we understand the power of words, and from a philosophical experience, that they impact us and the people around us. Did you know however that they also impact things. We understand through Quantum Physics that we are made up of the same matter as humans, as absolutely everything…
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Be Happy, Now

It’s incredibly easy to project into the future and make excuses for why we are frustrated/unhappy/cranky/dissatisfied with the present. Some of us think that life will be easier/less stressed/calmer/more fun/more creative/more interesting at a later date. That we’ll start eating better tomorrow, get fit next week, learn a tool we know will make us a…
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October Melbourne Course in Vedic Meditation

The format  for our course in Melbourne, will be the Friday 10th October will have four initiation sessions 11am, 3pm, 4.30pm and 6pm for people to come and attend and receive their mantra, and this session takes an hour. Then on Saturday 11th October the times will be 9am – 1pm for Sessions 2 and 3…
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The Broad Place Immersion Retreat

THE BROAD PLACE IMMERSION RETREAT The Broad Place is collaborating with Carla McMillan of Love Juice to bring you a luxurious pre Summer Retreat with a focus on TAKE HOME TOOLS. It’s one thing to go on a retreat and feel fantastic and then come home to the regular grind and leave all your relaxation…
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How To Be Happier

The only people we can hold accountable for our happiness is ourselves. Annoying sometimes isn’t it. At times it’s just so much easier to whinge about not having enough time/money/love/the right body/enough travel. We think that if we can just shake a few kilos, find the right partner, go to that yoga retreat in Bali,…
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Recommended Reading

I read ferociously and adore knowledge in all it’s forms. The Vedic view on knowledge is that it has many flavours and there is no ‘direct path’. So here is my mish mashed list of recommended reading with many categories. These are books I have personally read and have shifted or upgraded my thinking, or…
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Living A Sattvic Life

Last night we had our very first Advanced Meditation Meeting, an evening filled with a group meditation, Vedic philosophy and a beautiful Ayurvedic feast was enjoyed at The Broad Place studio. It was the first of hopefully many to come. We discussed a Vedic topic of Sattva and living a Sattvic life, which essentially means…
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Sesame Crusted Tuna with Green Tea Soba Noodles

This recipe is so simple and divine, and leans heavily on the best quality ingredients you can get your hands on as it is so utterly simple. Buy the best quality green tea soba noodles you can find, and boil in water for the specified time. The packets I normally buy are all in Japanese…
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How To Create More Time

The transcontinental railroads led to the invention of time zones. For the first time, everyone needed to be in sync, regardless of what village one lived in. A few generations later, we’re in all in sync, to the second, thanks to the computers in our pockets. Time is borrowed, wasted, spent. We find the time, slow…
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Gluten Free Muesli Cookies

This is seriously easy, and you can throw  together whatever suits. This batch included a dry mix of puffed millet, almonds, hazelnuts, coconut, dried green apple, dried orange, dried strawberries, puffed rice, pepitas, sesame seeds, sour cherries, cranberries and goji berries. Add a teaspoon of Vanilla Power and a few tablespoons of organic Rice Syrup…
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Advanced Meditation Meeting

Community is close to our hearts, and The Broad Place are building, creating and contributing to an inspiring collective of meditators. Join us at 5pm sharp Sunday 31st August for an intimate evening of a Group Meditation, a Knowledge Session and afterwards a beautiful home cooked Ayurvedic dinner. This very special evening is for Vedic Meditators who…
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Recipe – Gluten Free Healthy Bounty Bars

This is a dead simple little recipe to whip up that ensures any sweet tooth will be satisfied. Like with all the recipes I post on the Journal, use your instinct, if the mixture feels too dry, add a little more wet mix and vice versa. While that is melting, mix in another bowl 250…
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Talking Broadly – Erin Lovell Verinder

Erin Lovell Verinder is one of the directors of Bright & Balanced Living and is also a practitioner at Orchard Street. With over 11 years experience working with health, healing and wellbeing it was a pleasure to interview Erin for Talking Broadly. Erin is my personal go-to for all health related things and I credit her…
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The Concept Of Time

‘How we spend our days is of course how we spend our lives’ Annie Dillard Every day is filled with moments. And each moment is filled with feelings. These moments make up our hours, which make up our days which fill our weeks and become months and in turn years. And we get to decide…
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Talking Broadly – Nikki Heyder

Nikki Heyder’s site NOOD is a wealth of inspiration and it was a pleasure to interview Nikki for Talking Broadly. Where do you currently live? I currently live in Perth, Western Australia. What currently keeps you busy? My business! NOOD has so many different aspects to it so I am always busy with something whether…
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Mindful Eating

Mindfulness is the practice of being aware of the present moment. It can be framed as ‘living in the now’ ‘being present’ and in general, awareness. What this practice does is it fine tunes your senses, and allows you to really live each moment to the fullest. We simply can’t do this if we’re madly…
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Daily Digital Detox

Let’s preface this article by saying I love being connected to the world via my phone, the internet, my laptop, my iPad, you name it. One morning a little while back, Arran and I were lying in bed in the early hours of the morning, with our seven year old daughter in between us, all…
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Defining and Embracing Strength

Defining and Embracing Strength ‘Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep in saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I have the belied that I can do it, I…
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May Stress Release Retreat – Killcare

We’re all leading incredibly busy lives these days. We have families, friends, careers and more demands are being placed upon us than ever before. Did you know that we now experience in one day, what people used to experience in a lifetime 250 years ago? THE RETREAT This retreat is an incredible opportunity to gain…
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Talking Broadly – Jocelyn Petroni

I had heard and read about Jocelyn Petroni and her incredible facials so many times and the praise for her skill was always incredible. But I simply wasn’t a facial girl, I was (note past tense) a massage girl if I wanted a spot of indulgence. And here lies the difference. Jocelyn’s facials aren’t just…
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A Morning Routine

A Morning Routine is a vital step in setting yourself up for success for the day. I have found it to be one of the key tools in eliminating stress in my life. Rising early to achieve a short routine to optimise your health and wellbeing will be one of the best things you can…
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Balancing Your Dosha’s

If you are feeling cloudy and a little overwhelmed with all the wellbeing, health and diet advice out there currently, I would like to recommend you go back to basics and look into the ancient (over 5000 years old) science of Ayurveda. Ayurveda comes from the body of knowledge of the Ved (where Vedic Meditation…
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