At our Ziva Retreat last year, our yoga instructor had a family emergency at the very last minute and couldn’t make it. So, in true Ninja style, I stepped up and led the morning classes. While I have been practicing yoga for 20 years, I am no Yoga instructor. … Read More
I always enjoy a good Podcast!
This is the 1st of 3 interviews I give with Dr M on the Wellness Couch. Dr M is the Queen of her stress. She does not let stress be the Queen of her.… Read More
Sometimes I attempt to describe to friends what happens during my meditations and my words can never do justice to the experience. This image by Olga Klimova shows perfectly what happens when I ‘Pop’ during meditation.… Read More
WE HAVE OPENED MORE SPOTS FOR ZIVA.
ZIVA IS NOT A WELLNESS RETREAT.
IT IS YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO GROW & TRANSFORM.
None of us are getting out of here alive. So stop treating yourself like an after thought.
In our pursuit of wholistic excellence, Dr Maria Zuschman and I joined forces to form the Ziva Life Collective. We both agreed that the time had come for a major paradigm shift in the way women practice self care, self expression and self sustainability.
“Work is Love made Visible.”
(Kahlil Gibran – The Prophet)
Award-winning restaurateur and storyteller Pauline Nguyen has transformed a challenging, fear-filled childhood into a life of compassion, creativity, meaning and purpose.
Words by AMY TAYLOR-KABBAZ
“Looking back, I don’t feel like a victim at all.”
As an opening line for the story of award-winning restaurateur, filmmaker, boat person, writer and abuse survivor Pauline Nguyen, there couldn’t be any better. Once your start to understand the challenges she has overcome, and the enormous success she has managed to create, you’ll understand why. Nguyen doesn’t do victim. Instead, she takes some of the most confronting parts of the human experience, turns them into opportunities and then takes it on the road to help others do the same.
True Story: There is a married couple who sit around the breakfast table and check my Instagram and Facebook profile every morning. They mock, criticise, judge and laugh at my posts. Sometimes, the female sits around the living room with her group of female friends, and as a collective, they do the same, having a great old time sharing the same level of derision and the same frequency of vibration with one another.