Willpower, or not

Willpower, or not

I realised the other day after explaining how I work with so called ‘bad’ habits, behaviours and thought patterns in a much more compassionate way than trying to exert ‘willpower’ over ourselves to a client, that much of my theories and ways of...
An alternative to beating yourself up

An alternative to beating yourself up

We have been taught to believe that being hard on ourselves, pushing ourselves and beating ourselves up is the way to reach our potential: a way to find happiness by being someone we can be happy with, the ‘best’ version of ourselves. Let me just repeat...
Unconditional

Unconditional

I don’t really keep plants. I tend to ‘over love’ them and kill them. Accidentally of course, but they fair better when I purposefully ignore them. I was thrilled when my succulent dropped a couple of leaves and I managed to create whole new plants...
Smaller

Smaller

I live in a smaller world than I did. My world full of travel and culture and freedom has shrunk to the same four walls and routine. I’m one of the lucky ones. I’m healthy. I live with space and family and am surrounded by beauty. I am grateful that I get...
Lessons in love

Lessons in love

I had a spiritual counselling session yesterday. Sometimes you just need a little extra self care. She asked me, if you were to make a prayer from this situation, what would it be? I said, I would pray for the courage to be vulnerable and open hearted. I would pray...