My journals always tell a story – the actual, physical notebook I write in always ends up with some symbolism.And I just began a new one. It is a brown cardboard cover, with a hot pink speech bubble on the front. The speech bubble doesn’t have a word in it, instead it has blank lines,… Read More Am I scared or excited?
The Emperor may not have any clothes, but that is old news.We are more like the child these days, willing to point that out, to not be afraid to say that we cannot see any clothes. And to realise the truth of it.But even more than that – none of us have any clothes. We are… Read More We are all naked.
One of the prompts in the 100 Days to Live journalling series is about playing devil’s advocate with yourself; taking some of the things you think you want but aren’t present yet, and thinking about “Why might I not want this?”When I did this exercise, one of my wants was around money. And in thinking… Read More Something to Blame
I’ve been remembering things.Like me asking mum what a t-shirt bra was, and her telling me it was for making boobs look smooth and good under a t-shirt – but clearly implying, or maybe outright telling me, that this was a silly, bad thing to want.I remembered this when I put my orange dress on… Read More What I Really Want
I needed to write it, say it, get it out. For myself. For you. Just start writing, let the words come out and bring the truth that wanted to express, even as my mind still worked to catch up.Always working to reign me in.Even as it pours out of me, the feeling, the action, the words.My… Read More Fiery Soul
Ella (almost 5 years old): How many days until we die?(I was taken aback. I’d been expecting ‘until my birthday’ – the same question that she had been asking every day for the last week as it came up to her 5th birthday.)Me: Oh, hopefully lots and lots of days!Ella: Yeah, like probably 100.Me: I… Read More 100 Days to Live?
The result?Of this action, this project, this putting-it-out-there idea?The result is nothing.As you my good friend (in my head) Kyle Cease says: “You are the apple tree not the apple.”It’s what life is expressing through you in every moment. Who you are evolving into, and out of, and through, as you decide daily to show… Read More The Result Doesn’t Matter
I reserve the right to never be the same person twice…..We talk about showing up. Being truly YOU.But what does that mean? Why does it seem so hard to be yourself?I’ve talked before about why it is frightening to be fully ourselves & fully seen. Because then we’ve got nowhere else to hide, nowhere else… Read More What does being your authentic self really mean?
You only have one life, but that doesn’t mean it has to look like just one thing.People will often talk as if the goal is to find your one thing, and then you’ll be set. You just need to decide and do it, you job, your lifestyle, find your fit and stick with it. After a… Read More Your One Life?
You’ve heard it before. You know it. To get what you really want from life, to find your place, you’ve got to be truly yourself. Boldly, unashamedly YOU. All of you.So why are we not doing it? It seems strange that it would be so hard to just be ourselves, the person that we already are… Read More Why It’s Scary to Be Truly Yourself