Why pleasing others may stifle your dreams

Why pleasing others may stifle your dreams

You are with someone you love, alone in the woods. It’s pitch black and you’re clinging to the back of their shirt, as it is the only way of knowing where you are going. Luckily they have a spotlight pointed directly on the path in front of them. Suddenly they fall, and you are left […]

Free the butterfly within: choose vulnerability

Free the butterfly within: choose vulnerability

“Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage. Truth and courage aren’t always comfortable, but they’re never weakness.” Brené Brown, Daring Greatly Last week I was fortunate enough to have my parents staying with me for a week. I don’t know if I’ve written about my parents before, but I have to say that they are […]

How to be kind, to yourself

How to be kind, to yourself

“Treating yourself like a precious object will make you strong.” – Julia Cameron The Artists Way Recently, I was asked what self-compassion meant to me. I usually incorporate the basic principle of self-compassion into my writing as it has become something I readily practice (read one of my posts here), but I have never attempted to write […]

How to achieve goals and 5 winning recipes for delicious bite sized bliss balls

How to achieve goals and 5 winning recipes for delicious bite sized bliss balls

Just a quick post for those of you out there who feel like the need EVERYTHING NOW. I hear you, I am one of you, and it is only recently that I’ve discovered that this is not the most comfortable or self-nurturing quality I possess. Too often I sprint flat out towards the prize until […]

Intuition: learning to listen to the beat of the reverberating drum

Intuition: learning to listen to the beat of the reverberating drum

I’m going to tell you about a dream I have. This is a dream that has been tucked away in my back pocket for years. I take it out intermittently to flash before others, before swiftly stashing it away. It involves combining my academic self – the high achiever, the perfectionist, the person who wants […]

What started out as a list of 31 fun things turned into quite the journey …

What started out as a list of 31 fun things turned into quite the journey …

Having fun is one of my core values. For me, having fun equates with happiness, joy and living life to the fullest. Earlier this year I got the idea to write a list of fun things to do from a friend (who passed on this article here). The idea is to write a list of […]

How busyness crushes creativity and stillness cultivates it

How busyness crushes creativity and stillness cultivates it

The world of ‘crazy-busy’ People pride themselves on being busy. At times it seems to be worn with a badge of honour with people uttering, ‘I am so busy!’ on a daily basis. It’s as if the need to constantly do has weaved its way quite comfortably into our social fabric. The more we do, […]

We can make friends with our problems: pain is not wrong

We can make friends with our problems: pain is not wrong

I am writing this post for anyone who has ever experienced pain. Emotional pain, physical pain or mental pain. If you have experienced any sort of pain, or are currently in pain then maybe this will help you. I never thought that at my age (31) I would be experienced in dealing with pain. Even […]

Move outside your comfort zone and step into the magic

Move outside your comfort zone and step into the magic

On Friday I took the plunge and started out on a different path. It is a shift away from what I know and am comfortable with and as a result I have all manner of fears lurking their beastly heads. I was reminded of this image, created from Bernd Geropp’s video on stepping outside our […]