Three steps to reducing overwhelm and taking control

Three steps to reducing overwhelm and taking control

Imagine closing your eyes, and opening them to a feeling of calm and serenity Life is not always easy. There’s always someone who wants or needs our attention, and we want to give it to them. We love them. We want them to be happy. Sometimes even more than we...
It’s not your concern

It’s not your concern

I came across the quote above (by Emily Maroutian – sorry it cuts off on some screens!) the other week when I really needed what A Course in Miracles calls a ‘miracle’: I needed a shift in perspective. I needed to understand and accept emotionally,...
The #JudgmentDetox Continued – How to deal with bad situations

The #JudgmentDetox Continued – How to deal with bad situations

Choosing not to be judgmental is a pretty tall order, especially when there are so many crappy situations out there in the world today. So how is your #judgmentdetox going?! Over the last couple of weeks I’ve had my buttons pushed a LOT. I’ve heard about...
The question you should ALWAYS ask before any conversation

The question you should ALWAYS ask before any conversation

I had a conversation with a family member this weekend. They’ll remain nameless to avoid any upset. The conversation started because said family member, let’s call them ‘ET’, wanted to ‘have it out’ with someone close to them whose...
When was the last time you smelled the roses?

When was the last time you smelled the roses?

I was walking my dog yesterday, which, aside from still trying to figure out how to curb her barking insanely at anything she doesn’t recognise (advice in the comments please), is actually a very pleasant experience. Especially since I’ve now pretty much...
Choosing to put yourself in harm’s way

Choosing to put yourself in harm’s way

This week I sort of moved back in with my parents. At thirty-one years old. Into my childhood room, which I spent the whole of last weekend clearing out of fifteen years of accumulated memories and junk (in equal measure). To make room for a two-bed house’s...