fbpx

burn out

The beach is a place I feel I can fully breathe.

No more eggshells for me!

Due to a situation with a neighbour that is outside my control, recently I have found myself ‘walking on eggshells’. Perhaps you know the feeling. It is staying small and quiet so as not to be noticed by someone who is unpredictable. It is waiting for the shoe to drop, or staying tense and guarded…

Read More...
Close up of a hooked mat, woman leaning her head down to look at her heart with love. White background, woman hooked in pink and blue and the other chakra colours.

Hello Wise Woman …

We have the answers within. Today I’m sharing an excerpt from my journal in response to the writing prompt ‘Hello Wise Woman…’. Hello Wise Woman… Thank you for being there, for guiding me. For being that quiet inner voice that cheers me on. You are like an old friend. Someone who listens and guides without…

Read More...
Hand hooked mat, like a heart with centre swirling, in blues, rusts, peach, greens.

What is receptive, feminine energy?

What is receptive, feminine energy and how do I cultivate it? My natural modus operandi is to step up, reach out for opportunities, and work hard to make things happen. Does this resonate with you? Recently I’ve been more tired than usual. I’m finding it more difficult to pivot when negative thoughts or emotions intrude….

Read More...

Collective Heartbreak – coping strategies

This collective heartbreak is real. Even if we are not directly affected, if our community is dealing with a wildfire, the residual effects of a pandemic and a mass shooting, or all three, we are all feeling stress, uncertainty and a sense of helplessness. It can be difficult to concentrate, we can have trouble sleeping….

Read More...
Hand hooked mat. Abstract woman standing in yoga tree pose, with her hair to the side and down like willow branches. Hooked in the chakra colours with a white background.

Resilience – which camp are you in?

In a recent corporate creative journaling workshop I delivered to two groups I had a strange experience. When we got to the creative writing/sketching prompt about resilience each group had a different reaction to this word. One group dove into the exercise (which was to describe a person whose resilience you admire). The other group…

Read More...

The Door is Open to …

How can you open the door to feeling better, to becoming your inner wild self, to making changes in your life? In my experience there are three basic steps. Make the decision to change. You don’t need to have it all planned out, or know the final outcome. You just need to make the decision…

Read More...

The spaces in between are fuel

Allowing space for creativity, for rest, for quiet moments is more than just self care. It is an essential ingredient for thriving. For bringing your best self to your life. For being able to show up with your whole heart in everything you do. A colleague recently sent me this poem by Judy Sorum Brown,…

Read More...
Tulips in a bouquet

A not so gentle reminder

I didn’t realize I needed a reminder. A reminder that I’m not invincible. Sometimes we do all the right things and still shit happens. Recently I got a not so gentle (but minor on the overall scale of things) reminder that my health is not to be taken for granted. I must admit I was…

Read More...

A Renegade Revolution

A renegade is a person who abandons the religious, political, or philosophical beliefs that he or she used to have, and accepts opposing or different beliefs. (www.vocabulary.com) Some definitions imply a renegade is someone who is disloyal, or who betrays an institution. What about the institutions that judge women on their youthful appearance? That render us…

Read More...

I can’t not listen anymore

As I learn to listen to my body and soul, I’m no longer willing to push through the fatigue to ‘get things done’. When I try to do this I feel a sense of pressure and notice it is harder to connect with moments of joy and ease. I used to pride myself on my…

Read More...

Can I Have a Word with You?

Have you chosen your word for the year?  In response to not wanting to set New Year’s resolutions that I would grow tired of, or be hard on myself for not attaining, I began choosing a word for the year several years ago. A word to be a guide for my intention for the year….

Read More...

The year in review – a positive retrospective

There is more than enough doom and gloom in the news, on social media and in predictions for the coming year. What if we could start the new year on a high note? What great stuff happened to you this past year? Or since your last birthday? In early December on the day before my…

Read More...

Is grey the new burning our bras?

Is letting our hair go grey the new burning our bras or staging a sit down protest to be allowed to wear pants to school? (I’m definitely dating myself with these examples, I know.) Since the pandemic I’ve noticed more women with beautiful grey or white hair. I’ve heard that during the pandemic it was…

Read More...

Ditch the hustle

I’m breaking up with the ‘work harder to get further’ culture. Were you raised to believe that if you only worked a bit harder you would be more (insert your word here – successful, beautiful, popular, loved)? Me too. I thought if only I could hustle more I would have enough (work, success, a tidy…

Read More...

The gift of what is

Sometimes plans go awry and we are left with what is. Maybe we are diagnosed with a serious illness, or our vacation plans are interrupted, our job ends abruptly, or our relationship with our partner breaks down. We first need to grieve When faced with an unexpected and unwelcome change of plans we need first…

Read More...