Why “yogamatty”?

I created this site in 2019 as a place to write. To try to share some of the experiences and tools that have helped me make changes that... and I say this knowing that it sounds like a big statement... have helped me out of a state of low-level depression that I believe I have [...]

Introspection 101

This is not actually an introductory course in Introspection. Just some gentle encouragement and advice for those contemplating a new hobby. Note I'm not a professional, but I do have a lifetime's experience in overthinking! I don't think introspection has ever been a particularly widely valued skill in our modern lives, and is one of [...]


The following was the result of a writing exercise for the Elephant Academy course; the prompt we were given was ‘Tell a story about a time in your life when you felt carefree, creative, and totally in the moment. Use the senses and all the W's (who, what, where, when, why).’ The ten minute window [...]