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 […]

Learning to accept pain when the reality is utter crap

Learning to accept pain when the reality is utter crap

It’s been one year since I had my hip reconstruction and has been quite the journey – mentally, physically and emotionally. Initially I was told that there was a screw loose in my hip and so I went into shock at the time. I was still in the hospital, had large doses of painkillers pulsing through […]

What to do when you’re feeling blah

What to do when you’re feeling blah

Lately I have been feeling blah. Yes, that’s right, BLAH I went away on a terrific holiday and since coming back I have been marking lots of essays and haven’t had much time for my business or for writing and this always makes me feel blah. I continue to make time for meditation and exercise, […]

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 […]

Patience, that sly devil & a gorgeous banana seed porridge

Patience, that sly devil & a gorgeous banana seed porridge

Patience is something I don’t consider myself to be very proficient in. I am quick to get irritated when folk are dawdling in front of me at such a pace it’s quite possible they’ve slipped into a coma. I’m the girl that whizzes past you on the escalator as you stand still on that step. […]

Making space for grief with music and mindfulness

Making space for grief with music and mindfulness

Last week I shared my first series of posts that explored the theme: “Stay close to anything that makes you glad you are alive.” In it I shared about the importance of family, my nephews, and experiencing joy in life’s precious moments. You can read it here. This week, my intention was to write a […]

How to find gratitude in the little things

How to find gratitude in the little things

This is a post filled with beauty, green food, swimming and the little things in life that make life so special. Over the last year or so I have had to stop doing some of the activities that I loved due to a hip injury. Yoga is no longer something that I can do without […]

“If only…”

“If only…”

My natural inclination is to suck the living daylights out of life, until there is nothing left but a shriveled up miserable looking grape. Work becomes stressful, life becomes stressful, relationships become stressful – everything becomes something I must endure. I often entertain crazy thoughts about what it would be like to be one of those humans […]

Perfectionism of the ludicrously destructive variety

Perfectionism of the ludicrously destructive variety

Perfect. Even the word sounds perfect. To be perfect is to be excellent, to be correct, to be entirely without defects and to be absolutely beyond any improvement. Achieving perfection is impossible, yet this perfectionist strives for perfection on a daily basis. It is no wonder that I fall into a pit of despair when […]