Learning how to listen and be quiet, in a world that expects us to react faster and work harder, is the next evolution of health and well-being.
Explore the potential of your own healing and reduce stress and anxiety in your everyday life.
Do less to BE MORE...
You are invited you to relax, rejuvenate and re-awaken your sense of well-being and lightness. Aromatherapy, Restorative Yoga and the vibrational sounds of Yoga Nidra (Yoga Sleep). Stories and poetry narrated by Tim Cyr.
Feel the return of light, new growth and refreshing
scents-ations of the celebration of Spring Equinox.
Sunday, March 22, 2020
7pm to 9pm
$40 pp. or $65 for two.
James Blunt - Monsters
To carry the energy and honouring of our fathers. What ever your relationship to your father was, or is, this is worthy of a taking a few moments. Here, James shares a heartfelt moment with his father and holding space with and for his illness. watch on YouTube >
Grace in the embodiment of Tensegral Movement
To carry our bodies with such ease, with grace, with motion. Our movements stem from the strength and integrity of our core, of ever part of our body that comes together to stretch, to gather, to unwind and unravel. This video shares, visually, the way our body can move when we do so with awareness and connection. Every part of our body connected with layers of connective tissues that aid in even the simplest of movement. When these are all woven together... such beauty, even in walking or breathing, emerges. watch on Vimeo >
Parasympathetic Repair - Steve Fowkes
The autonomic nervous system is not just a matter of a balance between the simple sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems of earlier life forms. Mammals have developed a second (myelinated) parasympathetic circuit that connects us to our emotions and perceptions. Understanding this revolutionary parasympathetic development can help us be more effective at cultivating health and happiness.
Steve has taken a public position that Alzheimer’s disease, autism and sudden infant death syndrome are all the same fundamental condition, only manifesting differently at different stages of development. In this talk, Steve will discuss the newly documented association between autoimmune disease in mothers and the subsequent development of autism in their children, and how this relates to Alzheimer’s disease, and vaccinations. This is a highly controversial subject with high political investment in the USA. Come hear what the US government denies. watch on YouTube >
The Vagus Nerve ...the Key to Well-being
by Edith Zimmerman
I kept coming across it in relation to deep breathing and mental calmness: “Breathing deeply,” Katie Brindle writes in her new book Yang Sheng: The Art of Chinese Self-Healing, “immediately relaxes the body because it stimulates the vagus nerve, which runs from the neck to the abdomen and is in charge of turning off the ‘fight or flight’ reflex.” read here >
Interview with Inanimate Objects
Sharing a little fun and introspection for these sometimes crazy and stressful times. Take a few minutes and tune into these incredible podcasts from Radiotopia. Everything is Alive is an interview show, but instead of people, these are interviews inanimate objects about their lives.
where doing less began...
The Do Less Project began in 2012 as a “what would happen if we slowed it down and did ...less.”. Embarking on a journey to discover and create what ‘doing less’ feels like in our busy lives.
– by Rutger Bregman
Shorter workweeks could help reduce accidents, combat climate change, make the genders more equal, and more, contends historian and author Rutger Bregman.
The relaxed State and Science
– Compiled by Robert Nilsson
Queues and bottlenecks occur during rush hour in our cities. At other times of the day, the traffic is less active and therefore flows better. It is the same with the body and mind; when activity is reduced, we experience a less stressed and less blocked state than that which we normally find ourselves in during our daily chores.
My do-less-world imagined...
Connecting to beauty through the eyes as a sensation to expand the whole of the senses. I use share images from my daily life happenings in through Instagram and share them here with you. As a part of the Contemplative Photography portion of the workshops I produce, I help insight the connection between mind and heart. Enjoy these glimpses of colour, light, shadow and some of the people that inspire me along my journey of doing less.
What Rejection Does to Your Brain | Guy Winch
Author and Psychologist Guy Winch takes us through the psychological experiment that illustrates why rejection hurts us so badly, and the steps we can take to heal our wounds through emotional first aid.
The mysterious world under the skin — DW Documentary
Under the skin, the human body has a connective tissue called fascia that contains muscles and nerves. But what does the fascia do? [Online until: 21.08.2018] What is the real role of this whole-body network? Is it a starting point for new therapies and cures -for one of the world's most widespread disorders, back pain, for example? This documentary presents the latest scientific findings by international researchers and provides some surprising insights.
What Happens To Your Body And Brain If You Don't Get Sleep
Sleep expert Matthew Walker breaks down the many effects of sleep deprivation on your brain and body. We certainly know that a lack of sleep will actually prevent your brain from being able to initially make new memories, so it's almost as though without sleep the memory inbox of the brain shuts down and you can't commit new experiences to memory...
I would love to hear from you
Keeping in touch, there are so many ways to do that. Offering a space to have thoughts and connection come together is so special. Share your thoughts with me and the Do Less Community. I do love testimonials too and you don't have to share if you don't want to.
... remember just for today ... be kind and compassionate.