Growing into our power

It was my birthday this week. I am blessed and grateful to see another day, another year, especially during a time of worldwide collective grief as the pandemic continues. Despite the difficulties of the last eighteen months where I have been actively healing myself and learning from some very difficult lessons, I have finally beenContinue reading “Growing into our power”

Mother’s Day

Today is a weird one for me. I have always struggled to say ‘Happy Mother’s Day’ because I don’t have a good relationship with my mum. It was awful when I was younger, when I was kicked out at 17 I didn’t speak to my family for five years. I have tried many times toContinue reading “Mother’s Day”

Inner Child Healing

I have been in a reflective mood recently. I had hit a brick wall and I was in a funk, recent events have jolted me out of this and I realise how much more healing work I have ahead of me. I’m now ready to continue my journey. We all have an inner child. ForContinue reading “Inner Child Healing”

New Year, New Me… or can I just be ‘me’?

1st Jan 2021. Happy New Year. I usually feel awkward wishing people a happy new year, especially after what has globally been such a difficult and traumatic time for many. I usually start the year feeling anxious for numerous reasons and I put that feeling aside because I don’t want to overshadow an opportunity forContinue reading “New Year, New Me… or can I just be ‘me’?”

‘Tis The Season To Be Jolly…

What does this time of year mean for you? Does it give you a warm, fuzzy feeling? Fill you with happy memories of Christmases with loved ones, handing out presents around the tree, being with family and eating lots of food, watching the Queen’s speech and having an afternoon nap then looking forward to anContinue reading “‘Tis The Season To Be Jolly…”

Love, Loss & Grief

24 years ago my partner died. I have never written about that time, even though I journal and blog. There was always a part of me that didn’t want to bring up those memories again, the time now feels ‘right’ as this month is the anniversary of his death. Grief is a cruel, ongoing lessonContinue reading “Love, Loss & Grief”

Lessons & Healing

One of the kindest things we can do for someone who has opened up to us and talked about how they are doing is to let them discuss and acknowledge their feelings. To hold space for someone without imparting our own experiences on to them and trying to tell them what they should do. PeopleContinue reading “Lessons & Healing”

Exercise, Wellbeing and Me

I used to be strong and fit. I say used to because at one stage my social life was going to the gym twice a day, six days a week. Over the last couple of years I have barely done any exercise. I used to exercise a lot because it was so important in helpingContinue reading “Exercise, Wellbeing and Me”

Lessons to my Twenty Something Self

Hindsight can be a wonderful thing. I was recently involved in a conversation about what advice would you give to your younger self, in particular to people in their 20s. This question has lingered with me for some reason so I thought I would expand on some of the lessons I wish had known atContinue reading “Lessons to my Twenty Something Self”

It’s good to talk. Opening Pandora’s Box

“It’s ok not to be ok” This is the headline that is often used to break the stigma of mental health. It’s a simple and powerful statement, however for those who do have mental health issues (of which there are 200+ known diagnosed conditions) we know there are many complex layers that sit within this.Continue reading “It’s good to talk. Opening Pandora’s Box”