Recent Posts by Kayla Kurin

Best books on health and healing for chronic illness

“We read to know we're not alone.” ― William Nicholson Reading the stories of people who have suffered from chronic illness and found a way to thrive or recover always inspire me. Reading healing books were also immensely helpful to me in my own recovery journey. While visiting a doctor or holistic therapist, we are often bound…
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A day in the life of a nomadic yoga teacher

2019 will mark my 7th year on the road. It’s wild to think that come August I’ll hit my 7-year anniversary of working and travelling. I’ve loved writing this blog and creating yoga programs while travelling. I’ve also made a point of teaching yoga in person over the last year and hope to keep doing…
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Why we need more than medication

How therapy and other forms of holistic health can support those with mental and chronic illnesses In the holistic health community, some feel that the western medical system does more harm than good and we should stay away, never take drugs, and seek alternative therapies for any ailment. On the other side of the spectrum…
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Lessons from 2018

Happy new year! I started 2019 with a trip to the Galapagos Islands that I’ve been dreaming about for over 10 years. While swimming with sea turtles and lazing on the beach with water iguanas, I took some time to reflect on what went well, and what went not so well, over the last year.…
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Last-minute Chronic Illness Holiday Gift Guide

I know that some people throw up their Christmas lights and start listening to holiday playlists as soon as Halloween is over. Others…barely remember the holidays are coming just a week before. When you only have a few days left and still haven’t found the perfect gift for your loved one with a chronic illness,…
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5 benefits of working with an online counsellor

When I first started having problems with my health, my appointments with doctors would often end with a referral to a psychologist or counsellor. I hated it. Didn’t they know I had something wrong with me physically? I didn’t need someone to talk about my feelings with. And I certainly wasn’t depressed. Then I went…
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The Healthiest Countries To Visit In Europe

When I first started studying yoga, I was amazed at how much about my health I discovered that no doctor had told me. There were healing traditions from different parts of the world that were effective in treating chronic illnesses. But my doctors either didn’t know about them or didn’t believe in them. When I…
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Yoga and Chronic Illness: Choose a Practice That Works for You

This article was originally published on Yoga International. “Have you tried yoga?” If you’re living with a chronic illness, this is probably a question you’ve been asked. Maybe it came from well-meaning friends or family members. Or perhaps your doctor recommended that you try it. But now you feel lost in a sea of different…
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Best Books on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Having chronic fatigue syndrome can feel lonely and confusing. When I was first diagnosed, I could barely find any information on CFS. There were a couple books and rumours of different doctors or specialists who could help with CFS. Now, thanks to the blogosphere, there’s a plethora of information on living with a chronic illness.…
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What I wish I had known about having a chronic illness [VLOG]

Getting diagnosed with a chronic illness is a life-changing event. There was getting my diagnosis. A diagnosis I have never heard of before. There was the realization that my doctor couldn't really do anything to help me. There was years of trying to manage my illness on my own without having access to the resources…
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