Dr Talia Steed (MBBS)

Holistic Doctor & Yoga Teacher

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Speaking your truth

Posted on November 24, 2021 at 8:50 PM

Often we go through our lives withholding our truth from others, not intentionally aiming to do so as more often than not it is out of our conscious awareness.
We may even believe we are an authentic person.

Yet often we say things in a way to placate the ego of others.
We want to be liked and accepted and what we say is influenced by these often subconscious processes.

However this can leave us feeling ...
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The Imperfection of Perfection

Posted on October 18, 2021 at 5:35 AM

There are many reasons why perfection is imperfect.

Let loose on the human psyche it can damage and destroy.


 

Here are the imperfections of perfectionism:

- It makes you constantly look out for faults in things rather than beauty. It trains your eye to scan for flaws, rather than see the bigger picture.

- It stops you from doing what you want to do. If you don’t believe you can do it perfectly, then you believe you might as well not do it ...

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"When I let go of who I am, I become what I might be." Tao Te Ching

Posted on October 14, 2021 at 6:20 AM

The interesting thing about language is its power and influence over our lives, in terms of our thoughts, words and actions.

 

When I reflect on the quote above from the Tao Te Ching, it reminds me of how when we connect the two words “I am” to something, it really cements it into our reality.

It can be from the seemingly trivial aspects of our lives like I am… always late/ always busy, a bad cook, impatient, to deeper issues like I am… ugly/ not...

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Tired or ALIVE

Posted on October 16, 2020 at 4:30 AM

As a Doctor I see so many patients each day coming in with fatigue, lethargy, apathy and generalised unease. They ask me for a blood test in search of a deficiency to correct, so that they can fix it, quick! and get back to what they have to do, because they are just so busy!

 

The challenge as a health practitioner in a system that has conditioned patients to place their power in the hands of the doctor, look for quick solutions and always seek answers from the external worl...

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"I'll be happy when..."

Posted on January 6, 2020 at 2:55 AM

Our brains are naturally wired to delay our happiness.

Waiting for things to be all sorted. Solved. Aligned. Put into place.

When I get that job, that relationship, that holiday, that baby, that house... whatever it is that we think will bring us salvation. Joy. Peace. Freedom. Love. 

But the truth is, as we all know rationally, when has life ever stopped when that milestone arrived? And how long did the joy, happiness and satisfaction that we had been waiting for, last...

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Energy Within

Posted on December 5, 2019 at 5:35 AM

We only have a finite source of precious energy.

And it is up to us where we choose to invest it.

Do we out pour it into thoughts of the past- memories, regrets, past jobs or relationships?

Do we let it go into worries, blame, complaining, negativity, fear or doubt?

Feeding stories connected to our wounded selves, out dated versions of aspects that no longer feature in our current life?


Or do we choose a new adventure?

Re-write our story, invest...

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Health Shaming

Posted on October 23, 2019 at 4:10 AM

When it comes to our health, many of us are on a journey to reaching a more optimal state, be it physical, mental, emotional or spiritual in nature.
Sometimes though, we can experience negative experiences with health professionals.
This can leave us feeling worse. Hopeless. Ashamed of our behaviours. Regretful of not taking advice. Or simply feeling unheard.

We can take many things from this kind of experience.
Firstly...
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Thriving in life as an Empath

Posted on January 31, 2019 at 10:05 PM

Life as an Empath is certainly a magical experience...

We are blessed to experience highs that can take us to states of bliss, with profound joy and elation, yet can just as easily shift into states of intense negative emotions like fear, sadness or despair, when we take on too much of our surroundings, other's energy, places, society and more broadly the world at large...

So how can we bring some balance, equanimity and peace to our ever colourful, ever changing landscape o...

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The illusion of a sensitive soul

Posted on June 14, 2018 at 8:20 AM

So many of us have been told throughout our lives that we are weak because of our sensitive nature. Have been told not to cry, to “toughen up” and have been seen by the external world as fragile, incapable or soft.

But the truth of it is that the strongest of souls, the toughest people I have ever met, are those earth angels that have felt it all. 

When you are blessed with a sensitive heart, you are blessed with the ability to truly feel what another can feel. To...

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Diving Beyond Distractions

Posted on June 14, 2018 at 8:15 AM

Men are not free when they are doing just what they like. The moment you can do just what you like, there is nothing you care about doing. Men are only free when they are doing what the deepest self-likes. And there is getting down to the deepest self! It takes some diving.” DH Lawrence

From the moment our eyes blink open in the morning, we are faced with a choice; reach for the phone or take a moment to pause, set an intention for our day, savor the sanctuary of our bed or even s...

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