Emma and Carla

We're health Emma and Carla Papas, ‘The Merrymaker Sisters’... also real life sisters!

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Your brain doesn’t know the difference between what you’re thinking and what’s actually happening in real life

Your brain doesn’t know the difference between what you’re thinking and what’s actually happening in real life. What we mean by this is that the brain and body react the same way whether you’re thinking about a situation or whether the situation is actually happening. This means, if you let the mind think and think …

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307: Listen and learn to deal with your stress better

In this episode, we give you actionable practices to help you through stressful situations. Speaking of stressful situations, yesterday, Carla got swooped by a full-grown crow that was about 70cm tall (actually more like 45 cm, she exaggerates) while she was walking Chino. Not once, but four times!  When she got back to the apartment, …

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Free Masterclass: Practical Techniques to Manage Daily Stress

We’re running a masterclass and you are invited. YAY! It’s all about managing your stress with Yoga, Pilates and Breathwork. The best part, it’s free to join!  During this 1 hour session, you’ll discover doable and practical techniques to manage daily stress. To be part of it, you simply need to sign up HERE.  It’s …

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306: Maybe your mediocre life is amazing after all

Maybe your mediocre life is amazing after all? We read the following words from Mark Manson’s Facebook post the other day. These words inspired this conversation. This right here is in defence of being average: Today, I want to take a detour from our “make more, buy more” culture and argue for the merits of …

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305: Are you forever feeling not good enough? Here’s what to do

Are you continually feeling not good enough? Do you have a deep fear of rejection and that you are not likeable or loveable? It’s an extremely common feeling that most humans experience in all different aspects of life, whether it be at work, career, relationships, or simply when you are starting something new. Stuff we …

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24 Inspiring Quotes about Blossoming and Growth

Each and every month inside MerryBody Online Yoga, Pilates and Meditation Studio we choose a theme and this September it’s Blossom. We use these themes to set intentions for our Yoga and Pilates practice. Also as a self-awareness and reflection tool. A way to perceive life in a different way and to uncover and rediscover …

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