Category: Stress Management for diabetes

Diayogi Dialogue Karo Sharma Bonus Episode 1

Diayogi Dialogue with Karo Sharma Welcome to our first bonus episode with Karo Sharma. Karo is someone you have to meet. She’s trained teachers all over the world and walks her talk. In our interview she shares how yoga helped her turn a negative into positive, fear into certainty.  For her diabetes is just a part of the story. Find out how she deals … Read More Diayogi Dialogue Karo Sharma Bonus Episode 1

Diayogi Dialogue with Karen Rose Tank Episode 9

Diayogi Dialogue with Karen Rose Tank Wow! We are up to Episode 9 which was supposed to be the last vlog in the series but instead, I have two more bonus episodes with yoginis Karo Sharma and Synne Roisland. The summit will occupy the blog until October 31. After that I’ll head into a new flavour for November’s Diabetes Awareness Month. Karen Rose Tank, our next … Read More Diayogi Dialogue with Karen Rose Tank Episode 9

Diayogi Dialogue with Anastasia Yatras Episode 8

Diayogi Dialogue with Anastasia Yatras Anastasia Yatras is a calm and grounding presence in the yogasphere. She has a solid foundation in the system of Iyengar yoga and hails from Australia, my home base. You will love our detailed discussion about the benefits of yoga, how postures affect blood sugar and how wise advice from her father after a rough start to her diagnosis … Read More Diayogi Dialogue with Anastasia Yatras Episode 8

Diayogi Dialogue with Lauren Bongiorno Episode 6

Diayogi Dialogue with Lauren Bongiorno Lauren Bongiorno our next diayogi is more than an inspiration, she’s a game changer in the field of health and wellbeing. Every word she shares is pure gold. She’s authentic, fearless and focussed. Her story of how yoga came into her life and changed it 360 degrees is fascinating and I can’t wait for you to join us in … Read More Diayogi Dialogue with Lauren Bongiorno Episode 6

Diayogi Dialogue with Anna Elfving-Gomes Episode 5

Diayogi Dialogue with Anna Elfving-Gomes Anna Elfving-Gomes lives in Finland and was diagnosed just two years ago. Perfect for anyone who is newly diagnosed, her story is deeply moving and shines a light on all the feelings and challenges we face when diagnosed as an adult. Anna is also enthusiastic about yoga and its transformative power. As she shares during our chat, “The right … Read More Diayogi Dialogue with Anna Elfving-Gomes Episode 5

Diayogi Dialogue with Margaret Shippey Episode 4

Diayogi Dialogue with Margaret Shippey Margaret Shippey, our next Diayogi is so much fun. We connected in Atlanta last year during one of my book launch events and I was immediately struck by her enthusiasm for creating community through yoga. There were three other people living with diabetes in the class and she made sure they all exchanged emails so they could stay in … Read More Diayogi Dialogue with Margaret Shippey Episode 4

Yogis with Diabetes who teach

Happy Sunday wherever you are! I am on the cusp of launching Diayogi Dialogues, a free interview summit with 11 yoga teachers living with diabetes and I couldn’t be more excited. A few months ago I had this spontaneous idea to create a series of vlogs with yoga teachers who live with diabetes. I sent a DM to some yogis I followed on Instagram and … Read More Yogis with Diabetes who teach

Hypo Hot Mess

You’d think I’d be used to being on the razor’s edge but I’m not.  Like a mother who forgets the pain of childbirth, I keep forgetting what a fine line it is to live with diabetes. Maybe it’s because my memory is selective, or that I still find myself going into denial. More likely it’s because I’m burnt out from all the nitty gritty … Read More Hypo Hot Mess

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Yoga; Beware All Ye who Enter.

My personal journey with diabetes was one of misdiagnosis and denial. It took me years to accept my diagnosis. When I did, my first step was to reach out and  find people like me who also practiced yoga. In the beginning, there weren’t many, but as my reach increased I found a community of practitioners and teachers thriving because of yoga. Anastasia Yatras is … Read More Yoga; Beware All Ye who Enter.

Experience counts

Whenever I settle somewhere new I make sure to head to a yoga class. It’s a great way to meet people and find out more about the town and its culture. Here in Bellingen, I found my way to the Bellingen Yoga Studio, a purpose-built space with a view of the mountains. Whenever I take a new class I always introduce myself to the … Read More Experience counts

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Yoga makes the difference

Diabetes sucks. I know I’ve said it before but this time I really really mean it. And it’s not just because of the endless needle pricks, the shaky blood sugars, the near-death episodes or dietary issues. It’s the financial side. Why does having diabetes cost so much? I get choked up when I hear about how people are rationing their insulin, how insurance companies … Read More Yoga makes the difference

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The Politics of Rest

Rest, we all need it. It’s one of the three essential ingredients in life. Along with food and water, we’d die without it. So why do we try and cheat the one thing we need the most? In my younger years, I enjoyed staying up till 3 am while trawling the Sydney nightclub scene. Those were the days of pointy black boots and off … Read More The Politics of Rest