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February 5, 2018

 You did it! Well done! Authenticity can be incredibly daunting. Well done for taking that first step. Here's a little re-cap on my exciting 10-day "AUTHENTICITY CHALLENGE", Day 1 - 5. Much love! 

Day 1:

Masks make us feel safe. 

Masks are predictable. Surface. Just...

January 18, 2018

Masks make us feel safe. 

Masks are predictable.


Just enough to get through the day without too many stares.

Masks help us to fit in when society demands neatness and predictability.

Today, I dare you to choose to be REAL. Start with yourself. Your own truth. Your...

January 17, 2018

Who's up for the challenge?

I've already been buzzing in my head with ideas around new workshops and new tools I've been exploring in my coaching process. I've been tossing around ideas of "Emotional Awareness", "Empowered Emotions", "Heart Accuracy" and "Resilience Bui...

January 13, 2018

New day.

New year.

New start.

I read something so brilliant the other day which I'll share with you quickly:

The best part about life?

Every morning you have a new opportunity to become a happier version of yourself.

Take some time out in this moment to pause. Stop and be, a...

November 26, 2017

You're not mistaken.

Time has a way of unfolding truths that we prefer to leave buried under the surface of makeup and fresh hair. But under those things, unmistaken stories sit silently. Courage listens.

It's easier to carry on fresh-faced and painted than watch the etc...

November 6, 2017

The confrontation of pain brings with it two choices: feel or numb out. How sublime. Pain. Have you ever noticed how pain can bring you to a pinnacle of fully living? How pain can exacerbate every moment you partake it? How pain can fully immerse you in experience? It'...

September 27, 2017

Culturally, emotions hold different connotations. In general, we have the spectrum of "good" and the spectrum of "bad". "Good" emotions are praised and rewarded, whilst "bad" ones are flogged and hidden away and shamed. But, what if emotions (all emotions) were harness...

September 12, 2017

Brokenness is always very frightening. Especially when we don't like mess. Or brokenness. Or messy brokenness. But I've encountered unavoidability. Life has a way of making sure you pass all the stops before you head home. Somehow. Even if U-turns are accidentally (or...

September 6, 2017

I've had a week of unfiltered. A month of unfiltered. Nine months of unfiltered. And it's refreshing, but insanely scary and completely uncontrollable and full of risk.

Living filtered is so much easier. "Filtered" convinces you that your detached emotions are actually...

June 22, 2017

Cultivate thankfulness. Tend and nurture it. It is beyond powerful. When we give thanks we look at what we have and not what we don't have - we look at supply, not lack. We get to remain present and in our “space”and open it to the fullness of this present moment, now.


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