How to transform burn out to intentional rest

How to transform burn out to intentional rest

    “If you want rest, you have to take it. You have to resist the lure of busyness, make time for rest, take it seriously, and protect it from a world that is intent on stealing it.” – Soojung-Kim Pang As some of you may have noticed, I have been missing from this space […]

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 […]