Blog posts

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 [...]

Championing others by letting go of jealousy

Jealousy. It’s a nasty little thing, and low self-esteem is it’s best friend. Being envious of others for having something we want and don’t have can lead us not only to harm ourselves but to harm those we are jealous of too. When I feel happy and content with my own life, my own body [...]