A Year in Review

Has this past year just flown by? Or is it just me?! Wow what a year it has been. A kaleidoscope of emotions. Monumental growth off the back of significant life changes, that just kept changing. Sometimes I reflect and I feel a wave of emotions, for where I was, where I am and whereContinue reading “A Year in Review”

How do you define courage?

What good are my wings, if I lack the courage to fly? The dictionary definition of courage is the ability to do something that frightens one-bravery. And strength in the face of pain and grief. I’ve never thought of myself as particularly courageous and some people I deemed as courageous- have shown themselves as notContinue reading “How do you define courage?”

Our Internal Seasons

Do you ever ponder the ebb and flow of life? We transition with the planets cycles. We follow rhythms, that ebb and flow, the phases of the moon, the changing of the seasons. Rhythms pulsate through our lives at many different levels. Our energies and bodies pulsate with our own unique circadian rhythms, as natureContinue reading “Our Internal Seasons”

Lies, Rug-Sweeping and Denial- The Unhealthy Coping Mechanisms of Negative Emotions

I was asked to write a piece on rug sweeping and lies. The lies people tell themselves and others. The avoidance of the truth that happens when there is shame, fear and pain. Rug sweeping happens when we don’t want to deal with the reality of a situation. Maybe we fear hurting someone we careContinue reading “Lies, Rug-Sweeping and Denial- The Unhealthy Coping Mechanisms of Negative Emotions”

My Way of Being

Madonna had it right all those years ago when she sang “we live in a material world”. So many people are focused on chasing riches, wealth, bigger homes, better cars and other material items. They do this in the hope of happiness but often when they get there they realise they still have voids. ChasingContinue reading “My Way of Being”

I Want Something Just Like This

Another one of my popular pieces written for the Elephant Journal. It would seem most people want “something just like this”. I want to be kissed softly on the forehead, just because. I want to be washing the dishes mindlessly or brushing my teeth. Your arms wrap around me from behind. Warmly. Your face buried.Continue reading “I Want Something Just Like This”

Transformation- The hard truth on Growth and Change

Having been on a journey of growth, I’ve done a lot of reading, listened to podcasts, meditated, done hypnotherapy, journaled and a host of other “self-improvement” things. This journey usually takes place after a “tower moment”, after something big and often heartbreaking happens in your life. When we end up on a collision course andContinue reading “Transformation- The hard truth on Growth and Change”

Me and My Shadow

I’ve spoken a lot about my journey of self healing and self love. My growth, change or transformation, whatever term is given, it all started with shadow work. Carl Jung was a Swiss psychiatrist who believed we all carry a shadow, that part of ourselves we don’t often identify with, that part of ourselves thatContinue reading “Me and My Shadow”