This quote from Joseph Cook came up in my FB memories feed this morning, from five years ago. Different times indeed! When I first read it, I experienced it as a reminder and an awareness "hint" or prompt, i.e. to not confuse being busy with being focused or productive. Why? Because at times of stress, I… Continue reading MoonDay Musings: Rest in reason and move in passion
Last January, I shared my thoughts on Divine Imperfection: the Joy of Making Mistakes, inspired by a Neil Gaiman quote from 2011. The original post resonated with many people, and I received several private messages and emails with thoughts and comments that folks hesitated to post publicly. And that’s okay too! A common thread in these private… Continue reading Divine Imperfection and Repeated “Mistakes”
One of the first steps in any healing work that I facilitate with clients is bringing awareness to their relationship with their Self. Is it a loving relationship, or is it broken and in need of nurturing? As with Nature, the seed planted in nourishing soil with sufficient water and sunlight will grow up healthy… Continue reading Grow the seed of your Soul with love
Our journey through life presents us with many gates… Some see them as barriers but they are usually opportunities for growth and change and new beginnings. In her book "The Pathwork of Self-Transformation, Eve Pierrakos wrote, "Through the gateway of feeling your weakness lies your strength." Stop for a moment to consider a so-called weakness...… Continue reading Is A “Weakness” Merely The Shadow Side Of A Strength?
Is there anything more precious than freedom of thought? Or the ability to think, evaluate, analyze, question, probe...? As Voltaire said, “Dare to think for yourself.” The work that we do - especially those of us who are coaches, alternative health or spiritual practitioners - is often misjudged or misunderstood. But do trust and do… Continue reading Dare to think for yourself
If you experience a strong pull towards nature, to the voice of the Earth and its elements... an instinctual connection to your ancestors... Then you may already be on a shamanic path. And, of course, this connection to Earth and ancestors is true not just in shamanism but in many other spiritual traditions. If… Continue reading If you hear the voice of the Earth…
Many of us have an inner self-critic that does not serve us, one that shames us when we do something that is good for our Self, when we practise self-awareness or self-care. Dispel and release the idea that looking after your Self is selfish. It is healthy to practice self-care and to love… Continue reading Tip of the day: Self-care operates in a guilt-free zone