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 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 to live an inspired life

How to live an inspired life

I am so thrilled to be featured in the April Edition of The Successful Coach Magazine with an article called “How to Live an Inspired Life” here is a sneak peak, for more click on the link below: 1. Motivation and moving away Imagine this: John is sick of being overweight and wants to lose weight in […]

Dear Martina, with love: a letter from a hospital bed

Dear Martina, with love: a letter from a hospital bed

Dear Martina, You lie across from me, high on your hospital bed, your delicate and pale frame awash against the bright white sheets. I feel compelled to watch as my eyes align with yours. Your husband arrives early every morning, his cap positioned neatly on his head, and a bag in one hand. He sits loyally by your side […]

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 […]

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 […]

The hilarity of living with chronic pain and how I came to have hip dysplasia

The hilarity of living with chronic pain and how I came to have hip dysplasia

Sometimes living with chronic pain makes me want to break down and cry. Sometimes living with chronic pain makes me break down and cry. The relentless niggling aches telling me I’m not immortal and that I’m not immune to discomfort and bodily malfunctions is enough to make me boil with anger. Unfortunately for me, this […]

Mastering control or gripping on for dear life

Mastering control or gripping on for dear life

One of my biggest fears in life is not being in control. This may seem like a foreign concept to a lot of people, but to me the idea of not being able to control everything and everyone petrifies me. Recently, when I noticed how afraid I was of letting go of this control I […]