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 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 […]

How YOU experienced living mindfully

How YOU experienced living mindfully

This post is all about YOU! I would like to say a great bit thank you to all the lovelies who took part in #everydaymindfully and the 7 Day Mindful Challenge. I created it on a whim and received some beautiful feedback from people who enjoyed jotting down lovely reminders of the beauty that is […]

The not so funny truth about insomnia and how to combat it

The not so funny truth about insomnia and how to combat it

I was informed recently that the average person gets to sleep in seven minutes. It nearly made me sob. My friend told me recently he fell asleep in about five minutes. Wail. Recently, I have been sleeping for three hour stints. Apparently that’s the same as a breast feeding mother. I am not a breast […]

Mindful vs mindless competition: what you are sacrificing to be “the best”

Mindful vs mindless competition: what you are sacrificing to be “the best”

There have been a number of themes running through my writing over the last few months and they mirror what is happening in my life. One of these was a post I wrote for Blog Society on the nature of comparison and its ability to brandish self-criticism wherever it goes. I’ve also written a considerable amount about the need to […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]