More and Less

More and Less Life is full of comparison these day.  Our culture seems to be built on a foundation of comparing ourselves to others.  Lives, looks, honnies, achievements, challenges – all of them are so often compared to the experiences of others. I was inspired to shift my focus by one of the journaling cards in the Traci Reed Designs “Love List” collection. I decided to reflect on what brought me energy, and what did not. Quite simply I need more of the first list and less of the second!! Here is what I came up with: More patience when […]

Why I love memory keeping

Why I love memory keeping I have been scrapbooking for over 18 years now.  I can’t actually remember what it was that sparked my interest in it.  I know that alot of my early pages were created in response to the book “The Scrapbook Journey”.  This focuses on themes and perspectives which aim to create as healing shift within you.  It has a Christian spirituality tone, but I was easily able to translate that to a Sacred Feminine and pagan perspective.  So quite simply, my early memory-keeping practices were much more than the documenting of nice days out and happy […]

7 Steps to Reclaim a Positive Sleep Experience

7 Steps to Reclaim a Positive Sleep Experience I love sleep.  I love the warmth and softness of my bed and the promise that sleep holds as you approach it knowing you will get a good night’s sleep.  It promises rest, rejuvenation, a fresh start.  It is such a simple and natural part of life that it is so easy to take it for granted … until your sleep experience is disrupted.  This is my experience at the moment. I am a light sleeper so I am used to my sleep being disrupted during the night.  The rain falling, the […]

2019 is my year to honour the sacred in life.

2019 is my year to honour Sacred. Each year I choose a word of the year rather than setting myself ‘resolutions’.  I have done this process for about 6 years now and I love it! I spend some time at the cusp of the new year reflecting on the year that is leaving and visioning the year that is to come.  I write it out in my journal and on worksheets that I download.  Its a beautiful process to clear yourself of any residual feelings and thoughts from the previous year and to prepare for the days ahead. This year […]

An Introduction to the Desire Map

You have a say in your life. What comes into our cupboards and closets, what goes into our bodies, the people with whom we spend our free time, the gifts we give, how we worship, the thoughts we focus on. Clutter is a choice. Anger is a choice. Resentment is a choice. But so are spaciousness, flexibility, laughter, compassion, tenderness, and resilience. Choosing to lean into the feelings you most want to feel is one of the most powerful things you can do with your life. The Desire Map workshops, based on the best seller by Danielle LaPorte, take your through […]

Samhain Blessings

Wishing you a Blessed Samhain The modern seasonal celebration of Halloween is steeped in a deep history.  It stems from the ancestral festival of Samhain (pronounced sow-ain) .  Samhain marks the end of the Harvests and the descent of the Goddess into the Underworld. In my Family we do not celebrate Samhain on a fixed date each year.  We watch for a specific seasonal occurrence.  When that sign is seen we honour the transition of the season from Harvest to the Darkening of the Year. As a Priestess of Brigid I change my altar at this time to honour Her aspects […]

Why releasing is a daily practice you should begin today…

Why Releasing is a daily practice you should begin today… As we go about our daily lives, every one of us encounters numerous challenges and joys.  Everyday we come across the stories and emotions of other people’s lives.  These effect us in many different ways, but they do effect us.  Typically we ‘take on’ the troubles of others – to support the ones care for, we often compromise our own well-being.  The very act of being human, of being a compassionate individual, can be draining.  Our own emotional vessel becomes topped up  – the cares of others layering over our […]

Introducing Mindfulness

Focus, clarity, self-healing, empowerment

Introducing Mindfulness… I am currently training to become a mindfulness practitioner … and I am loving it! My decision to dive deeper into mindfulness was made so that I could add some new techniques into my Holistic Coaching practice.  I often work techniques into sessions with clients to guide them towards more clarity or gratitude, but I had never really thought of any of my techniques under the title Mindfulness. After a bit of research I found a great online course and enrolled.  Straight away the background information and the techniques gripped me.  Not much of the information was new […]