Is chronic guilt weighing you down?

Is chronic guilt weighing you down?

Guilt permeates through us, holds us down, grasps our neck. It is a heavy weight in the pit of our stomach, pulling us through life. Feet scuffing along as we traipse through slush and mud, where it’s all dark and the night is cold. Guilt keeps us hidden and afraid to speak out and speak […]

Why working harder is not the answer

Why working harder is not the answer

Lately, I seem to see a lot of posts popping up on social media praising ‘hard work’, claiming that this is indeed necessary if we want to succeed. I wholeheartedly disagree. The moment I stopped ‘working hard’ was the moment I became ‘successful’.   The thing is, success means something different to everyone. To you, […]

5 Steps to Create a Future Gratitude List and Own 2017 like a Boss

5 Steps to Create a Future Gratitude List and Own 2017 like a Boss

It’s been YONKS since I sat down and typed up a little blog post. I think it has to do with the fact that I am currently finishing off the draft to my memoir and so all my energy goes towards that, leaving little for blog posts. There are so many blog posts and social […]

5 Simple Steps to Master Your Fear of Public Speaking

5 Simple Steps to Master Your Fear of Public Speaking

There I was, standing in front of a room full of people, when I had an anxiety attack. I tried to hide it by doing a loop of the room. Only this set off unnerving paranoia and I became increasingly convinced that the students were whispering about me. They could see inside me, they could […]

The truth of all things: how to be real and vulnerable in the face of imperfection

The truth of all things: how to be real and vulnerable in the face of imperfection

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Several weeks ago I wrote about a profound spiritual experience that occurred in my life six years ago. I spent months umming and ahhhing about whether to publish the post and didn’t do so due to fear. –>> I was scared that I would be judged for believing in God, […]

In August 2010 two miracles occurred: I stopped drinking and started believing in God

In August 2010 two miracles occurred: I stopped drinking and started believing in God

In August 2010 two miracles occurred: I stopped drinking and started believing in God. At the age of 27, it was’t how I predicted my life would be. If you’d sat me down as a 21 year old pill popping drum n bass DJ and said to me, ‘In six years time you will quit […]

Glorious news: Practitioner at the ACT of Living, Northcote

Glorious news: Practitioner at the ACT of Living, Northcote

Since early this year I have been lucky enough to have been practicing out of a beautiful space in Northcote and sharing the space with a range of practitioners in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). It was just over a year ago that I wandered past the building looking in and having a fleeting thought that […]

An open letter to Tara Brach on her birthday

An open letter to Tara Brach on her birthday

Happy Birthday to the inspirational Tara Brach. Although I have never met you in person, I regard you as a mentor who has helped alter the course of my life. There was a time when I ran my life in a state of fear, anxiety, agitation, self-obsession and blame, self-pity, self-loathing and anger. I didn’t […]

From away-ness to awareness like a whack to the head

From away-ness to awareness like a whack to the head

For around five years I have been doing what I can to incorporate a more mindful and conscious presence into my life. This occurred like a whack to the head, rather than like a beautiful light changing moment.   One day I was running around, not giving a shit about myself or how my actions […]