Brain food

Our hearts and imaginations need to dance and play if we are to live awake.

- Jaeda DeWalt

Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop.

- Ovid

We don’t have to go anywhere to obtain the truth. We only need to be still and things will reveal themselves in the clear water of our heart.

- Thich Nhat Hanh

Self-compassion – taking care of ourselves just as we’d treat someone we love dearly.

- Dr Christopher Germer

By taking just a few extra seconds to stay with a positive experience – even the comfort in a single breath – you’ll help turn a passing mental state into lasting neural structure.

- Dr Rick Hanson

While many silently suffer inside a suit of shining armour, the truly courageous take off their armour and allow themselves to be vulnerable.

- Mindarma

The only person you should try to be better than, is the person you were yesterday.

- Adam Goodes

This very moment is the perfect teacher, and, lucky for us, it’s with us wherever we are.

- Pema Chödrön

The land is my mother. Like a human mother, the land gives us protection, enjoyment and provides our needs – economic, social and religious. We have a human relationship with the land: Mother, daughter, son.

- Djinyini Gondarra

I am my own experiment. I am my own work of art.

- Madonna

Ask yourself, “Who can I make smile this morning?” This is the art of creating happiness.

- Thich Nhat Hanh

Holding on to anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.

- Buddha

…To find another’s voice, follow your own voice, wait until that voice becomes a private ear listening to another…

- David Whyte

If people are laughing, they are learning. True learning is a joy because it is an act of creation.

- Tyson Yunkaporta, Sand Talk: How Indigenous Thinking Can Save the World

Emotions are now categorised, celebrated, vilified, repressed, manipulated, humiliated, adored and ignored. Rarely, if ever, are they simply honoured.

- Karla McLaren

I took a deep breath and listened to the old brag of my heart; I am, I am, I am.

- Sylvia Plath

It’s not what you say out of your mouth that determines your life, it’s what you whisper to yourself that has the most power.

- Robert T Kiyosaki

Beware the barrenness of a busy life.

- Socrates

To us, health is about so much more than simply not being sick. It’s about getting a balance between physical, mental, emotional, cultural and spiritual health. Health and healing are interwoven, which means that one

- Dr Tamara Mackean

There is something wonderfully bold and liberating about saying yes to our entire imperfect and messy life.

- Tara Brach