Start Believing the Compliments

Low self-esteem is an awful and difficult thing to live with, and often an even harder thing to overcome.  With such a low opinion of one’s self, it is near impossible to believe any complimentary words offered to you by another person.  But, why is it that we find it so difficult to see ourselves…

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Breaking Up With My Spiritual Guru

Breaking up with my spiritual guru was not easy.  I feel like I am having to start the process of discovery and self-identity all over again.  I have to take each of my beliefs and examine them clearly to see if they are the bricks I want to build my life with. It is uncomfortable and part of me wishes to run and bury my face in Doreen’s skirts, but I also recognise this as an incredible opportunity for growth and adventure.

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Manifestation and Expectation

It is my intention to be radically real in my writing here, so I have to confess before we go any further that this isn’t a peppy blog post about how you can manifest your dreams.  There are many of those types of posts out there on blogs and social media, and in books.  Some…

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My Current Favourite Affirmations

I am by no means a person who spends a set amount of time each day reciting affirmations (if that’s your jam, I salute you! I just cannot get my mind to focus for that long), but I do love affirmations as a powerful, instantaneous tool to shift my mindset when I am feeling low,…

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Creating a Relationship With You! (With a Free Happiness Menu!)

Do you have a good relationship with yourself? Do you know yourself? How do you treat yourself: lovingly, with acceptance, or with disregard? Do you take the time to provide for your needs? To shower yourself with love and affection? Any relationship – with yourself or with others – takes giving and commitment.  But, how…

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Some Musings of a Single Girl

I have been doing a lot of reading, talking and reflecting about relationships and finding love over the last few weeks, and I wanted to share a few things that came up for me which have been very helpful in framing my thoughts about attracting a partner.  It can be a difficult and lonely time…

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Love. Romance. What’s it all about?

Love. Romance.  I’m definitely not an expert in either, and I have definitely spent far too much of my life hiding behind idealism and romantic fantasy. It could never be as good as it is in my head so why bother, right? Wrong! I am choosey, but not in a shallow way.  I only want…

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End of Year Thoughts

I can’t believe that we’re coming to the end of another year.  This post-Christmas, pre-New Year time is a veritable cocktail of emotions as we look at what has been and think about what there could be to come.  I myself feel a mixture of pride for what I achieved, lamentations for what didn’t work…

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Body Love

    Arriving in Queensland, Australia to visit my family a couple of weeks ago, I had the unexpected treat of attending a talk by Taryn Brumfitt, founder of the Body Image Movement.  Although she is a well-known campaigner, writer and speaker, I had not heard of Taryn Brumfitt before that night, though I ended…

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