Our Innate Wisdom

Our Innate Wisdom

Good Morning Beautiful People, I hope that you are safe and somehow well, wherever you may be in the world. Today, as I venture out in writing to you, I wonder how I will express what I wish to share. And the truth is that every time my message to you feels complicated, it means that I haven’t checked in with myself and that I am stuck in my head, either reliving the past or making assumptions about the future. 

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Going with the Current

Going with the Current

Good morning beautiful people, So many emotions and confusion as I write this message to you. I could tell you that guiding a few meditations a day, keeps the doctor away, yet, this would not be the truth. Physical health is present, and most days, so is my mental health, but the fear, the unknown, the confinement, the desire to walk out and scream loudly is also present, sometimes.

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When Things Fall Apart

When Things Fall Apart

Good Morning Beautiful People, I hope that as you read this email, you are feeling safe and healthy, wherever you may be in the world. In meditation, we often hear about the interconnectedness of all things, and though that principle can be a difficult one to grasp, the pandemic we are experiencing does indeed prove us that everything is connected.

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Our Breath

Our Breath

Good Morning Beautiful People, I hope that you are able to find some peace and sleep during these challenging times. Today, more than any other Friday, I am here to remind you about your breath: your main ally during strenuous times. Not only does it enable us to connect to what is, but when we breath consciously, feeling the air moving through our nostrils, down our lungs to our bellies, it sends a signal to our parasympathetic nervous system that we are safe, and just like that, we get out of fight, flight or freeze mode and can instead access clarity, rest and digest.

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Vanessa Kandiyoti is a jeweller, meditation teacher and author with a law degree. Born and raised in Belgium, of Turkish origin, she lives in London where she gets to meet people from all over the world. She loves diversity and commonality.