Who Packs Your Parachute?

Charles Plumb was a US navy pilot, who flew 75 successful missions, before he was shot down. He ejected and parachuted into enemy territory, where he was captured and spent 6 years in prison. Many years later, having survived, he was out to dinner when approached by a man who recognised him. Startled he askedContinue reading “Who Packs Your Parachute?”

This Untranslatable Word Teaches us Everything about Life.

Stumbled across this piece by a fellow writer on Elephant Journal recently and it really captures such a beautiful essence. More than a word it’s a feeling. “Saudade”. Written By: Nicole Baptista As a language lover and teacher, I have always been fascinated by words that have no direct equivalents in other languages. I guessContinue reading “This Untranslatable Word Teaches us Everything about Life.”

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”

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”

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?”

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”

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”