Honouring our menstrual cycle

Until just over four years ago - I didn't think twice about my period. I didn't consider it as something to be grateful for, or that I was lucky to have this monthly cycle. In fact it was an inconvenience at times, something that as I was growing up had been called 'the curse', or 'being on the blob', and many other negative words that dis-empowered me and pretty much every woman I knew actually.

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Expect nothing, appreciate everything...

As I said goodbye to my husband and Dad at the airport, I walked through security and into the departure lounge with tears streaming down my face. I didn't care what people thought of me because I was so consumed with emotion that it felt too painful to try and swallow back the tears.

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Want to know what your true purpose is?

You can't go far these days without coming across something that talks about purpose. How to find it, live it, love it, make a career in it, serve other people with it... but over the past few years I have really begun to question whether this constant state of seeking purpose is a healthy space to be in...

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The courage in my tears...

Last week I cried. I felt the tears building for days and days, and then like an avalanche I allowed them to pour out in a cascade of energy, releasing fear, sadness, anger, overwhelm and leaving behind a beautiful feeling of emptiness. 

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Facing my own reflection

I stood in a changing room on Sunday, trying on bra after bra, after bra... any woman will know that this experience can be very stressful, but as a woman with a fuller figure - this process has always caused me a huge amount of anxiety...

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I am tired...

When someone asks you how you are feeling... how often do you hear yourself responding with ... 'I am OK... but tired.' Or maybe you have even skipped the first bit and just outright exclaimed how exhausted you are? I know I have said that over and over again during the past year or so...

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Are you causing yourself harm?

Is the way you currently live your life causing you harm? The other day I was writing in my journal and I had one of those ‘ah ha’ moments. I was exploring my own core values and the essence of what I wanted to bring into my business ethos and and one of the things I wrote down was…

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