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 […]

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 […]

FREE Email Challenge to get you Unstuck and Creating Killer Content

FREE Email Challenge to get you Unstuck and Creating Killer Content

For nearly ten years I worked as a researcher in Universities. I loved researching, but missed human connection and the pleasure that comes with helping others. I was experiencing self-doubt, insecurity, and fear around my creativity and as a result had blocks around moving forward. I was completely and utterly stuck. Early in 2014 I kept […]

5 habits to help free you from binge eating

5 habits to help free you from binge eating

There was a time in my life when I binged on sugar compulsively and was extremely unhappy. It wasn’t even that I was overweight, my unhappiness stemmed from my negative thinking and the expectations I had of myself to be skinny and ‘fit’. My inner critic was loud and proud as it hissed scathing words […]

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 […]

Monday’s Mindfulness Link Love

Monday’s Mindfulness Link Love

Lately I seem to be coming across a range of wonderful articles, videos and courses on mindfulness that I have found extremely interesting and informative and so I thought I would pass on this Mindfulness Link Love to you. Here is a fabulous list: Articles  “If mindfulness makes you uncomfortable, it’s working,” an article by […]

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 […]

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, […]