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How Sacred Rituals can Transform your Daily Life

How Sacred Rituals can Transform your Daily Life

Today Indigenous people are still deeply connected to rituals as an inherent part of their daily lives. This connection brings a sacredness and power to even the most “mundane” aspects of existence and it imbues basic tasks with love and connection. I’ve experienced...

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How to Hold Space for Yourself

How to Hold Space for Yourself

Most people would say they are good at supporting their friends and family, but why are we so bad at being there for ourselves? When my second eldest daughter was a few months old, she developed colic. She would wake every night, crying for several hours, utterly...

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Daring to Live

Daring to Live

So much of my life has been lived apologizing for who I am, making others comfortable, being kind, doing the right thing, helping others, being sweet, making sure I don’t harm or upset others, taking care of their needs and being of service. Yet there have also been...

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Lessons in Self-Acceptance

Lessons in Self-Acceptance

“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection.” Buddha. I’ve never had a problem seeing the beauty in others, yet when it comes to myself and seeing myself as beautiful, that vehicle ground to a screeching halt and bogged....

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Healing Shame

Healing Shame

“Toxic shame is true agony. It is a pain felt from the inside, in the core of our being. It is excruciatingly painful.” John Bradshaw, Healing the Shame that Binds You. Shame is the great separator. It separates you from yourself, from others, from life and from the...

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5 Ways to stay calm when finding your birth parents

5 Ways to stay calm when finding your birth parents

Every adoptee wonders about their birth parents. Who are they? What do they look like? Where are they? I always knew I wanted to find my birth mother. I knew, for me, this was a crucial part of the puzzle of my life that was necessary to unravel for me to truly...

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Self Healing

Self Healing

Today I met a lovely Brazilian grandmother at our spectacular local swimming hole. She shared with me she was visiting Byron Bay to do an Ayurvedic Course. It turns out she had been very ill and turned to diet to heal herself and had found Ayurveda enormously helpful...

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Hi and welcome! I’m Azriel Re’Shel, Yoga Teacher, Writer and Healing Facilitator. Mother of four beautiful children, Hawaiian Hula dancer, pianist, wannabe ukulele player, peaceful vegetarian and major worshipper of animals, especially cats! I’ve created this blog to share my discoveries about living a passionate and connected life.