The Clusterf*ck that is COVID

I would like to say “here we go again” as Sydney Australia goes into another lockdown, however, I appreciate that we have been incredibly lucky in comparison to other parts of the world. Whatever your personal beliefs are about the virus itself and the vaccine, I think we would all agree the world has beenContinue reading “The Clusterf*ck that is COVID”

A Tribute to my Tribe- you know who you are

I refer to those closest to me as “my tribe”. A group of incredible individuals, all very different and all at varying stages in their life. Those that are there to laugh with. Those that are there to cry with. But most of all a tribe of authentic and compassionate people that share life, shareContinue reading “A Tribute to my Tribe- you know who you are”

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”

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?”