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Am I nervous or excited? drag king empowerment kings of joy lgbtqia+ performance queer show ponies the king coach Apr 11, 2022

To perform in front of a crowd can bring on a mix of emotions from terror and nerves to elation and exhilaration. Recently, our 6-year-old made her debut marching in Rainbow Families at Sydney's Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras. One morning, she remembered the squishy earplugs that have lived under...

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Being present in a big way empowerment gift to the world human magnetism performance the four pillars the king coach yoga Apr 04, 2022

Being 100% at home in your own skin is one of the four pillars of being empowered through the body. Without this experience, we are often not present, not quite here, distracted, and ultimately disconnected. Social anxiety rises, self-doubt or imposter syndrome creeps in and life passes by in a...

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Time for a reset empowerment habits yoga Mar 28, 2022

Each morning when we wake up, we have been granted a brand new day. This day is not the same day as yesterday. It's not like any other day we've lived before. Why? Because we've never lived today. But that's not how we typically wake up. Here we go, same old, same old. It can feel like groundhog...

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If you're tired of being tired, don't skip this practice empowerment habits human magnetism queer tantra yoga Mar 21, 2022

Do you ever wake up tired of being tired? Low energy can impact our mood and in turn, impacts our capacity to feel good in the body. Here are five steps to turn around low energy. (Don't miss step five, it's a life-saver.)

Step one: Check-in with yourself.

Do you need a nap? I don't have time...

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The energy source that never runs out empowerment human magnetism performance queer tantra yoga Mar 07, 2022

Where does energy come from? Where does our vitality come from? Rather than thinking of energy as a limited supply that we each individually get, try on imagining energy as an unlimited supply that never runs out. Picture it coming from a source bigger than yourself, from life itself, from the...

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How much pleasure can you stand? empowerment habits human magnetism queer tantra the four pillars Mar 03, 2022

Right now, in this very moment, you and I have a certain capacity for pleasure. Once we reach this capacity, we often stop or don't go beyond this limit. It's the capacity of how much pleasure we can experience in one moment. 

Ever noticed how you can't let too much pleasure in? Think about...

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10 reasons to start a regular yoga practice empowerment habits the four pillars yoga Feb 16, 2022

One of the four pillars of being empowered through the body is to feel good in the body. If you don't feel good in your body, it's not impossible to be empowered, it's just a whole lot harder. So what's the easiest way to feel good in the body? The body has needs. It needs sufficient sleep, it...

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Who really is in prison here? anti-racism block 13 choreography empowerment human family kings of joy lgbtqia+ making a difference queers of joy Feb 10, 2022

Marrugeku’s Jurrungu Ngan-ga. Photo: Prudence Upton, Sydney, 2022

After a number of days deep in the work of distinguishing and untangling the impact of systemic racism that was raised by the BIPOC members of my Kings of Joy Naarm group and had us withdraw our show Queers of Joy from...

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Doing the work of anti-racism anti-racism block 13 empowerment human family kings of joy lgbtqia+ making a difference Feb 01, 2022

Doing the real work of anti-racism takes soul searching, emotional untangling, taking responsibility, deep intellectual effort, and staying in communication. This is the work that many people of colour are left to do when a situation requires them to do the ethical thinking and communicating...

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Do you seek out pleasure or pain? empowerment habits human magnetism somatic coach the four pillars Jan 27, 2022

When our body is in a state of fight, flight, or freeze, our attention is on any kind of threat. Whether it's a real threat or a perceived threat, our body still responds in the same way - by activating the nervous system. This is useful if the threat is right in front of us, however staying in...

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How I generate vitality in the face of chronic pain diary empowerment Jan 20, 2022

Something you might not know about me is that I manage chronic pain and have for a lot of my life. The latest physical manifestation of pain in my body we believe to be endometriosis which is an inflammatory condition where the cells of the endometrium (the lining of the uterus) grow outside of...

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5 daily tips to starting the New Year afresh block 13 empowerment habits human magnetism somatic coach Jan 05, 2022

If you're not leaping out of bed to start the New Year, don't worry, you're not alone. It takes something to shift from the holiday season back into a routine - even one that you know is good for you. Whether you're returning to work, your business, or study, let's not pretend that the transition...

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