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Alissa is a yoga teacher, graphic designer, and creative writer based in Auckland, New Zealand.

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Discipline: A motivating force for long-term progress

13 June 2021|

Why wait for motivation to get moving? How much time will pass and how many opportunities will be lost while waiting for inspiration to strike? The solution is already available – it just requires a little more planning and intention. It takes discipline.

Chest stretch for slouched posture

7 July 2020|

Do you get tight shoulders and a stiff neck from slouching over your desk for long periods? This simple 5-minute exercise is a great chest stretch to help counteract poor posture.

100 days since lockdown

3 July 2020|

It's been 100 days since New Zealand went into level 4 lockdown. I've been keeping track. It's been a major shakeup for some, in particular for those who are still facing uncertainty. One day — in a year, two years, five — what will you remember about your time spent in isolation?

Build your community with these 8 types of people

2 July 2020|

The key to a healthy and fulfilled life is a sense of community. Having a strong network of people is an important factor in adult development. Here are eight types of people to look for in your community circle.

Alissa Smith writer

Raven Books by Alissa Smith

Follow Alissa’s writing journey! Now moved to a separate website. She is currently editing her first novel in the genre of contemporary fiction. She also enjoys writing “twisted tales” — short stories and flash fiction where things aren’t always as they seem.

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Raven Books on YouTube


Are you searching for a way to reconnect with yourself, get to know your body, and create clarity of mind? Don’t know where to begin? This might be just what you need. I have created two online yoga videos, each about half an hour long, and two meditations, each under ten minutes long. Just tiny morsels of your day!

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