If you've been following my site and blog for a while you might have noticed how much I love books?! Well, recently I made the decision to create a separate section of this site dedicated to my love of books and reading, including reviews, 'bookblogs' and recommended reads - you can check it all out over here. I'd love to hear your thoughts or book recommendations so please send them my way! And stay tuned for the launch of my new bookclub later on in the year - combining meditation, books and a chat in a lighthearted environment!
Meeting Dr Jane Goodall a few hours before her Rewind the Future (Sydney) Presentation
I had the absolute privilege of meeting and chatting with Dr Jane Goodall a few weeks ago and I can hands down confirm that she is just as amazing and inspiring in real life as she is in all the books, videos and documentaries she's written or featured in over the past six decades.
Image credit: Films for Change Wollongong
"This film is about what happened to my culture, when it was interrupted by your culture" (David Gulpilil).
I have just returned home from watching a screening of the documentary Another Country, narrated by Aboriginal actor David Gulpilil (Walkabout; Rabbit Proof Fence; Crocodile Dundee) and hosted by Films for Change Wollongong. It was a reflectively sobering experience to say the least.
I was recently asked if I could facilitate a 'yoga hens' session for the daughter of one of my beautiful students - I immediately agreed and then started asking myself what on earth might a yoga hens morning look like?! Having come from a generation where hens parties were more focused on 'penis straws' and champagne than downward dogs and herbal tea, I began to visualise what this new take on the pre-wedding party could involve.
Thank you to everyone who joined us on our very first 'Buddhist Discovery Retreat'!
About 4 years ago I did my first silent meditation retreat at Nan Tien Temple and found it so influential to my spiritual development at the time that I continued to make regular visits and shortly after built up the courage to radically change my career and life direction. Last weekend I was so excited to be able to offer a Buddhist Discovery Day Retreat offering workshops on activities such as the traditional practices of tai chi and calligraphy; as well as my favourite...
🌎My latest elephant journal article was inspired by a fabulous book called ‘Love Earth Now’ - for anyone struggling to make a difference to the state of the planet and suffering setbacks - this book gives us all hope! 🌎
🌿My yoga practice is heavily
influenced by my connection
and relationship with our
natural environment (lately birds!)
- the stronger it is, the more
connected I feel.
A reminder that we are
all connected and we
each have an important part
to play in this world 🌎
To see my latest online article click here or on the image above.
YouTube Credit: Alice B
I think my girls were around the ages of five and three respectively when I suddenly became aware of just how much I’d let the housework go. The milk stains on the lounge, the thick dust along the blinds and skirting boards, the sticky floors and the dried-up food splatters encasing the kitchen cupboards like graffiti art.
Not to mention the oven that had not been cleaned since we bought it 2 years earlier (yes that’s right, 2 years!).
Hi there and thanks for dropping by! I'm Tehla Jane and I'm a self-confessed word nerd, bookworm and yoga devotee from Wollongong, Australia. I love to wonder and wander, and especially love spending time with my two little girls and hubby Glen. My blog is inspired by my daily musings in my trusty journal, where I scribble out endless pages in almost illegible handwriting and occasionally convert this into a typed format! Welcome!