Shame, anxiety and the healing power of self-acceptance.

We all feel the hot rush of shame from time to time. But when these thoughts keep recurring they lead to anxiety and prevent us from living our best lives. Most of us are familiar with feelings of shame: that flush of discomfort that makes us want to hide away and never face the world again.…

In Praise of Sadness

We often feel guilty for our feelings of sadness or depression. It seems that we should be happy because we have everything we need: food, clean water, shelter and security. But feelings don’t work like that. Sadness cannot always be resolved by thinking how lucky we are, any more than a broken leg can.

How can I be the change?

“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” ― Mahatma Gandhi             This is one of the most inspiring quotes I know. But it’s also a huge challenge. How can I be the change I want to see, when the world’s problems seem so overwhelming and I…

Recuperation Rituals

We need down time, dark time, when the moon shadows are long. We need a break from the stimulation of the everyday world, the blasting noise and smells and light.  We cannot be constantly taking in new information without taking the time to learn, integrate and consolidate new ideas. We cannot be constantly doing and…

healing power

Home as Sacred Space

Our homes should be our sanctuaries from the world, our Sacred Space, but too often they are just a 3D to do list. There are walls that need painting, taps that are dripping, furniture that is worn out, carpets that are dirty. Our homes can start to bring us down and make us feel we…

self belief

Boosting my self belief and learning to trust myself

  Believe me, if there was a book called ‘How to live your life,’ complete with itemised checklists, I’d follow it to the letter. Where is my self belief? Before I started this blog, I read four books on blogging and got myself in a muddle trying to follow all their advice. I’ve done the…