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, […]

How my shadow saved my life

How my shadow saved my life

Lately I have felt tired, grateful, anxious, hopeful, sad, happy, uncertain, excited, the list goes on. That’s a lot more than I could have said six or seven years ago. Back then if someone asked me how I was feeling I probably would have responded with ‘good’ and then walked away. Anxiety was like my […]

The most important thing you can do to free yourself from negative self-judgement

The most important thing you can do to free yourself from negative self-judgement

Last week an incident occurred when I was teaching and I slipped into fight/flight/freeze mode. I froze on the spot and couldn’t hear what people were saying, and didn’t know how to respond. This has a tendency to happen to me when I notice a threat to my environment. Tara Brach explains it in the following […]

How to let go in order to receive

How to let go in order to receive

I am so happy to share that I have had a third article published in the September issue of the Successful Coach Magazine. I give walk you through a great technique that I use with my clients to help them let go of past hurts and difficult emotions. Here is a snippet: “Bring into your mind […]

Your best teacher is your last mistake

Your best teacher is your last mistake

When I was a little kiddy, I remember having to sit multi choice tests in primary school to determine my brain power (whether or not these tests actually determined this remains debatable). Every time the tests were administered I experienced complete and utter terror. I hated tests and I hated multi choice tests even more. There […]

Collaboration, that “tricky dance” and how to be brave: An interview with Jaclyn Carlson, Founder and Director of Blog Society

Collaboration, that “tricky dance” and how to be brave: An interview with Jaclyn Carlson, Founder and Director of Blog Society

Several weeks ago I had the absolute pleasure of speaking with Jaclyn Carlson the Founder and Director of Blog Society, a “global community and resource for bloggers, creative business owners, and the endlessly curious to connect, collaborate and share.” In our interview Jaclyn speaks openly about fear, insecurity, self-doubt, and of course collaboration and there […]

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 […]

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 […]