The Forgotten Pandemic- The Decline of Mental Health

“Just because nobody else can heal or do your inner work for you, doesn’t mean you can, should, or need to do it alone” Today I want to write something close to my heart a) because I have suffered b) I have loved one’s who have suffered c) there’s still a huge stigma and lackContinue reading “The Forgotten Pandemic- The Decline of Mental Health”

My List of Letting Go

Letting go can be hard, but it’s so much harder to hang on. We always hear the mantra “let go of what no longer serves you”. Sounds simple, I mean why would we want to hang onto something that does not serve us? That causes us pain, sadness, or simply blocks us from growth? People.Continue reading “My List of Letting Go”

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”

The Hard Truth We Need To Accept If We Truly Want to Change

I found this piece written by a fellow writer and I think it’s incredibly well written and will resonate in some way with most readers. It’s so true, that until we truly dig deep and start the healing process-we will keep being thrown the same painful lessons. Most of us are masters of distraction, avoidance,Continue reading “The Hard Truth We Need To Accept If We Truly Want to Change”

How we try to solve childhood wounds through romantic relationships

I was with my husband for almost 30 years and since ending our marriage, I have been through a huge period of growth, learning, reflection and self realisation. Added to that my training, study and a specialisation in relationships, human behaviour and the games that people play- I have put together a post that IContinue reading “How we try to solve childhood wounds through romantic relationships”

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”

Grappling with Grief

“Grief never ends, but it changes. It’s a passage we must go through but it’s not a place to stay. Grief is not a sign of weakness, nor is it a lack of faith…It is the price of love”. The definition of grief is the response to loss. Although conventionally focused on the emotional responseContinue reading “Grappling with Grief”

The Unf*ckening

Most of us have been there at some point in our lives. When we feel we are caught in the cycle of pain, hurt, fear, shame, heartbreak-when we are in the midst of the f*ckening. It’s a terrible place to be stuck and it takes brutal honesty and bloody hard inner work to begin toContinue reading “The Unf*ckening”

The Power of Vulnerability

The dictionary meaning of vulnerability is where you open yourself up to being emotionally or physically wounded. Which is probably why far too many people mask/hide their vulnerability but to be our authentic and raw selves, we must be vulnerable. The importance of being vulnerable allows us to share those things which have hurt usContinue reading “The Power of Vulnerability”

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”