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?
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?
You’ve got to walk before you run.Imagine if a baby decided, “I won’t bother practicing my walking and talking and motor skills. I’ll just wait until I’m an adult and can just do it all.” Or thought, “It’s pointless. I can’t walk, so why even try?” Absurd and completely not how it works. That’s pretty obvious.Except… Read More You’ve Got to Walk Before You Run
Don’t let anyone tell you to settle. You are allowed to feel dissatisfied.Why are we so afraid of dissatisfaction?Once when I felt dissatisfied with the life I was living, instead of encouraging me to explore that feeling, I was told by people around me that there was something wrong with me.A counsellor – who I… Read More Why I’m Sick of Gratitude
I had to ask for help today. Only from my own mum. But it hurt my pride, my fought-for independence. It is always hard for me to admit I can’t do something all on my own.Especially after coming out of a situation a few years ago that had so disempowered me, I never wanted to… Read More Woman within woman within woman: you don’t need to do it alone.
Let it happen.You are not falling, you are preparing to fly.I heard an analogy the other day that really struck a chord with me. (And you know I love me some good analogies.) When you feel like you’re plummeting, free falling, maybe you fear you are heading for rock bottom, or just hurtling towards some place… Read More Let it Happen
Have you ever had that thought, from deep down inside you, “This has to work this time or I don’t know what I’ll do?”Maybe with money or business, or maybe just that deep soul level feeling of NEEDING to live your passion and dreams and it just not coming together yet again.It’s at this point… Read More Obstacles are Stepping Stones to Higher Things