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Hi! I'm Lou. I share yogic mindset & tools to take you from burned out to lit up 🔥

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Hi Reader, It's good to be back! I just returned from 3 weeks in Goa (India) to connect with the land of yoga and deepen my personal practice. Do you know it was the first time I ever went to a yoga retreat? Of course I was like a kid at a candy shop 😇 I met the most wonderful teachers, made new friends, had an 'ashram'-like experience, immersed myself in the local culture... and filled my heart to the brim. Most of us look at the turn of the year as a time to look ahead. Instead I tried to...

about 1 month ago • 1 min read

Hi Reader, I've just returned from a magical 3 weeks yoga trip to India - which you'll hear all about in my Friday newsletter ;) But first, I wanted to quickly drop in your inbox to share on an exciting news.. I'm hosting (my first ever) yoga retreat on the weekend of March 8th-10th! 🦋 The Spaces in Between is your invitation to unwind, resource and infuse ease in both body & mind, surrounded by beautiful nature and people. 🦋 Expect a mix of accessible practices including vinyasa, pranayama,...

about 1 month ago • 1 min read

Reader, I don't know about you but I’m sick of this narrative that purpose is only found in your work (a.k.a economic utility 🤢) When I was in startupland, everyone was going on and on about finding your “why”. I makes sense that having a clear vision is essential. But after a while something didn't quite sit right with me... it felt like this WHY was all-encompassing y'a know? The view went like this 👇🏼 Entrepreneurship is hard. (true) If you’re not OBSESSED with what you do - to the...

3 months ago • 1 min read

Hi Reader, The other day I read that modern humans now have a shorter attention span than a goldfish… 8 seconds 😱 🐠 This lack of focus is a real time & energy drainer. Here's why: Each time you check your phone, inbox or fridge, one study found that it can take you up to 23 min to come back on task. I’ll let you do the math.💀 If you’re anything like me, you like to get the job done and can be laser-focused. But at times, you go down a distraction wormhole to finally emerge and wonder where TF...

4 months ago • 1 min read

Reader, Do you catch yourself always saying you're "busy" and "tired" when someone's asking you what you've been up to? Because that's totally me - soooo many times it's embarassing! And while it might be a socially accepted response (and sadly expected and worn like some badge of honor). It’s NOT normal to continuously feel drained & scattered. I know first-hand the morning dread, brain fog and mild panic that comes from trying to be across all of the things. And I decided long ago that...

5 months ago • 1 min read

The real reason so many of us flirt with burnout or put up with feeling depleted for too long is because of this: Deep down you believe that changing is more painful than staying the same. When you’re constantly stressed & fried, getting a new planner or going on a vacation just won’t cut it. You need to get to the root of the problem. Which means rolling up your sleeves and becoming real honest with yourself. This process of building self-awareness, setting boundaries, and figuring out what...

5 months ago • 1 min read

Hi Reader, The other day, a client left me a voice note to let me know how beneficial our weekly coaching calls have been for him. Then he said something that put the biggest grin on my face! "Since working with you, I've felt the most rested and happiest that I've been in YEARS." What?? And this happened in just 6 weeks!!! Of course I felt proud of these results. But this wasn't all me. This client (who is also a good friend of mine) knew he was headed for burnout. As a self-employed, he was...

5 months ago • 1 min read
"What I would do as a swamped solopreneur to create more work-life balance without losing sight of my vision" with a landscape in the background of a girl siting on the grass by the sea

Is work-life balance a myth? And if not, why is it so elusive? This came up for me when I quit my job and went out on my own as a biz consultant slash yoga teacher in the making. I knew I wanted to take a break from being an employee so I could figure out what I wanted. Only to realise that more freedom doesn't automatically mean more balance. Because I didn't need a 9-5 job to still put maximum pressure on myself. At first, I dove into the same patterns that fried my nervous system in the...

6 months ago • 1 min read

Hi Reader, I've often wondered why it's so hard to stick to a self-care routine. Perhaps you want to take better care of your health, feel more relaxed, or just make space for more than the day to day grind. You might’ve read some self-help books, bought a yoga mat, or signed up for that program... but never actually started it. The reason it’s hard to choose yourself over the hustle & bustle of life comes down to this: You're making all decisions from your head and not your body. If you’re...

6 months ago • 2 min read

Reader, Did you know that sleep and rest aren't the same? If you’ve ever been frustrated about feeling sluggish and run down despite getting enough shut-eye… you might want to consider other ways of resourcing yourself. Because there are actually 7 types of rest that everyone needs to feel their best! Rest is about restoring your whole multi-dimensional being back to its full capacity and potential. There are many facets to how you spend your energy and your system happens to need a break...

6 months ago • 2 min read
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