Things I wish I had known sooner

A piece written by a fellow writer which is insightful and will resonate with many. I love her honesty and rawness and that is what makes her writing so authentic. No amount of books, podcasts, videos will ever give you the knowledge that experience will. Written By: Amanda Van Graan There isn’t a more importantContinue reading “Things I wish I had known sooner”

Some Hard Truths You Learn as You Grow Up

As the years go by, some people understandably become tired and maybe even jaded. Sometimes the more you know and learn the more disappointed you become. But while you go ahead and try to build a wall around you, as a protective armour, against the cannonballs life can launch at us, it pays to rememberContinue reading “Some Hard Truths You Learn as You Grow Up”

It Was Time- She Let Go

A piece I wrote last year for the Elephant Journal. Letting go can be one of the hardest things to do, but sometimes holding on causes far more damage. Accept what is, let go of what was and have faith in what will be. “One of the most peaceful moments in life is when youContinue reading “It Was Time- She Let Go”

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”

Emotional Agility Vs Toxic Positivity

Toxic Positivity is forced, false positivity. It may sound innocuous on the surface, but when we share something difficult with someone and they insist that you turn it into a positive, what they are really saying is “my comfort is more important than your reality”- Dr Susan David. I have touched on toxic positivity andContinue reading “Emotional Agility Vs Toxic Positivity”

The dilemma of making hard choices, letting go, embracing chaos and following our souls

Sometimes, we get lost, confused and lonely in the walls that we have built-walls we often do not realise we have even built, trying to protect our hearts and our little, fragile souls. We get too lost and invested, and sometimes the way out is practically invisible and nowhere to be seen. Also, we frequentlyContinue reading “The dilemma of making hard choices, letting go, embracing chaos and following our souls”

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?”