Chasing Happiness- An Exercise in Futility

“Happiness is like a butterfly, the more you chase it, the more it will elude you”. We’ve all been there, thinking we can search for happiness, external to ourselves. We chase this and chase that, hoping it’s going to fill whatever void is within us- hoping we will find this elusive happiness and remain happy.Continue reading “Chasing Happiness- An Exercise in Futility”

Grieving the loss of a pet- Goodbye River Boy

I’ve lost a few beautiful and much loved pets in my life and today I lost my beautiful Dalmatian, River. I cannot express the pain and grief I’m feeling right now and the tears will not stop flowing. I had to re-home River a few years ago when my husband and I separated, as IContinue reading “Grieving the loss of a pet- Goodbye River Boy”

Supporting Someone With Suicidal Thoughts

Warning: Triggering Content Writing about suicide is tough and reading about it is tough and although as a society we have improved- we are not nearly as open about suicide as we should be. And quite frankly our discomfort, the ignorance, the stigma and the deafening silence continues to kill. Ones discomfort should NEVER beContinue reading “Supporting Someone With Suicidal Thoughts”

The Importance of Protecting your Energy

” I am learning to compose my own energy. Emotions happen, but feelings are fed. I honour what my emotions have come to tell me and I embrace my power to feed the feelings that I want. I am the composer of my inner harmony”. One thing I have learnt over the years is theContinue reading “The Importance of Protecting your Energy”

Brene Brown’s-Anatomy of Trust

“Trust is choosing to make something important to you, vulnerable to the actions of someone else”. I have found this such a beautiful depiction of trust. Brene has broken trust down into 7 key elements- using the acronym BRAVING. Because when we trust we are BRAVING connection with someone else. Boundaries– there is no trustContinue reading “Brene Brown’s-Anatomy of Trust”

Knowing When It’s Time To Let Go- because sometimes it’s the right thing to do

“One form of loving is when you just want the best for someone, whether that includes you or not.” ~ Unknown When we love someone, our attachment to them is huge. Being in love and feeling someone’s love in return is as intoxicating as a warm summer day on a secluded exotic beach. I haveContinue reading “Knowing When It’s Time To Let Go- because sometimes it’s the right thing to do”

I’m Sorry For Trying to fix you- you were never broken

“I know I can’t fix you and you can’t fix me. But maybe, that’s the beauty of it. We don’t need fixing. We just need someone to remind us, of who we truly are”. My journey inwards has had me reflecting on everything. The good. The bad. The ugly. The beautiful. It’s with a starkContinue reading “I’m Sorry For Trying to fix you- you were never broken”

Have We Lost The Art Of Authentic Communication?

“Honest, open communication is the only street that’s leads us into the real world…We then begin to grow as never before. And once we are on this road, happiness cannot be far away”– John Powell. Communication, we all do it daily and I’m sure most of us probably think we are great communicators! I meanContinue reading “Have We Lost The Art Of Authentic Communication?”

Dealing With Loss

“Grief is just love with no place to go”. Today I received the sad news that three people I know had passed away. None of them were related and I wasn’t close to any of them but three precious lives were lost. Three families and three lots of loved ones will now commence their journeyContinue reading “Dealing With Loss”

Holistic Counselling and Coaching-What is it?

As I work hard towards completion of my Holistic Counselling and Coaching credentials, I’m often asked what do Holistic Counsellors and Coaches do differently? It’s a good question! The biggest difference is the approach we take, being the whole person, mind, body and spirit. Looking holistically at a person is very different than looking atContinue reading “Holistic Counselling and Coaching-What is it?”