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Health & Wellbeing Philosophy

Growth and Transformation is possible…

We just need to accept that it’s slow journey okay? A NOTE FROM THE FOUNDER, VANESSA MARIANFeature image: Emilia Ortiz @etherial.1 What does it mean to grow?For years I’ve been a slave to the teachings of self-help podcasts and life-hack articles. Trust me, I tried all the hacks on opitmising my cognitive, physical, emotional and […]

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Music Philosophy

How can you love Hip Hop and be a feminist?

Written by Amy Zhang I’m a walking contradiction. On one hand, I’ll be the first to put dudes in their place for inappropriately harassing a femme groover on the dance floor and yet in the same night; will happily shake my ass to lyrics like “you’re such a fucking hoe, I love it.”  So the […]

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So what’s ‘International Dance Day’ even about?

Happy International dance day (to all of you reading this April 29). Why a day dedicated to dance? What’s the cause that we’re trying to raise awareness for? Play some music and lean back for an education fam. We got this. The Background International Dance Day is a global celebration of dance, created by the […]

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Health & Wellbeing Philosophy

The way we look at body positivity is broken

Written by Vanessa Marian, Groove Therapy Founder We are told by the media, friends, doctors, the health industry and fashion brands that our bodies are important and I’m over it. It’s not that I am anti-health, I’m just not a fan of health being about the way we look. In recent years, brands have adopted […]

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Here’s how you can champion feminism on the dance floor.

Dance floors need not be laden with unsolicited gropes and slurred pick up lines. There’s an opportunity here for men to learn about consensual grinding. WINS FOR ALL. Womxn know the feeling of being groped, harassed or cat called on a dance floor. We know the feeling of dancing with our girls whilst some weird […]

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Prioritising fun: if not now, then when?

Twice in the last week I’ve come across Anne Helen Petersen’s ideas around ‘errand paralysis’.  It’s this notion that relatively straight-forward life admin stuff somehow feels so overwhelming that it piles up for months on end. That ASOS package we were meant to return, that invoice we were meant to send, that form we needed to lodge and that heartfelt email […]

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Music Philosophy

V Day is great but we need to love ourselves first. Here are 4 simple ideas for a bomb/selfish week.

Read on for four tips around taking care of yourself (and your mental health) or just scroll to the very end and listen to our love-themed playlist. We’re talking grind-friendly love songs for yourself, your ex and/or for your boo.

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Health & Wellbeing Philosophy

Prone to anxiety? Here are 4 things you should ask yourself.

Whenever I’m starting to feel that familiar tight chest of anxiety come along, I like to ask myself these four things. Read on…

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Philosophy

Our Argument Against the Typical New Year Resolutions Narrative

NEW YEAR NEW ME! The idea of hitting the restart button on life is just wonderful isn’t it? It’s not just encouraged, it’s expected of us during this time of year. Goodbye old body, goodbye debt, goodbye old job and hello new me! It’s a grandiose idea but there are two fundamental elements to this thinking […]

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Creating habits that are actually fun

We live in a world that is becoming obsessed with the step-by-step guide on how to live perfectly. Follow these steps to be more productive. Learn how to achieve happiness. Make more money with this hack. Lose weight and get the body of your dreams with this simple switch. The advice comes at us in […]