This too shall pass

This saying used to annoy me but over time I have come to realise how powerful it is in its simplicity. Last year I did a 21 day abundance challenge with Deepak Chopra and in it he shared a parable about this concept. It went like this... This too shall pass parable There was a [...]

Have a little hope

Let's face it, we all need a little hope right now. I don't know about you but, as we approach the end of 2020, I am feeling a little flat and drained by living through such a strange year. Although it feels like Groundhog Day it also feels as if I have blinked and missed [...]

Just keep swimming

When I moved back to the coast 20 months ago, one of the things I wanted to do was to start swimming in the sea, but I was afraid. I love the water. Watching it and listening to the sound of the waves is one of my favourite things in the world, yet I’m also [...]

Sometimes it’s hard to be a woman

Apologies to anyone who read that title and now has a Tammy Wynette ear worm. But sometimes it is just hard to be a woman - particularly when it comes to our bodies and our hormones. Now, perhaps when I reach a higher spiritual place I will just sit down on a monthly basis and [...]

Why I’m so grateful to be sober today

Last night I was out and was chatting with some friends/colleagues about my old drinking days. I haven’t had a drink now in 4 years and 8 months and I’m just so used to being out sober now, it seems weird to think that I never used to be able to go out without drinking [...]

Following your gut

Gut instinct. It’s underrated in my opinion. My gut has always been very sensitive and I have strong physical reactions in there to emotional situations. My gut instinct has always been strong and it’s never steered me wrong - when I’ve listened to it. But before I found mindfulness I spent years suppressing it and [...]

Why connection is key

I watched this really great video from the In a Nutshell series a few years ago on how the antidote to addiction is connection rather than just denial of the substance/thing we are addicted to. "The opposite of addiction is not sobriety. The opposite of addiction is connection" Isolation is addiction's best friend. For most [...]