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What is shadow work and how do you do it

What Is Shadow Work And How To Do It?

Although it sounds ominous and scary, our shadow is simply our blind spot. It can represent woundings, emotional baggage, or the ways that we self-sabotage and self-protect. Our shadow contains everything about ourselves that we cannot see about ourselves and things we don’t want to admit to having to others. Instead, we bury this part of us. Read more…

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Dear Past Self – I Forgive You…

One of the certainties that you will encounter as you work on healing yourself and move further and further outside of your comfort zone is that you will encounter your past self – A LOT!

Everyone of us has made mistakes and carry regrets.

However, we also have the choice between holding onto our shame and reliving our past mistakes – repeating familiar but damaging self-protective behaviour patterns or choosing to show ourselves love, kindness and compassion and practice self-forgiveness. Read more…

Why Rest Is An Important Part Of Personal Growth

In the past, I have resisted taking a break. However, I have worried that if I stopped for a break then I would lose momentum and all my hard work would be lost. There always seems like there is more to do and my list can sometimes feel endless! However, my inner Wise Woman self reminded me this year, that rest is part of growth. Rest is part of healing our wounded selves. Read more…

How To Overcome Toxic Self-Criticism

In the past that I have suffered from toxic self-criticism. Toxic self-criticism is when how we judge ourselves becomes extremely harmful to our mental, emotional, spiritual and physical wellbeing.

In this blog, I guide you (and myself – this is constant work ) with ways to overcome toxic self-criticism. I will explore the Shadow Archetypes which influence us to judge ourselves so harshly. I will also support you with ways to rebalance the influence of these Shadow Archetypes with life-enriching qualities of other Feminine Archetypes.
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The 5 Stages Of Spiritual Awakening

Spiritual Awakenings can be amazingly transformative experiences. They can be the conduit for joy, purpose, greater understanding and creativity. However, they can also be lonely, confusing, depressing, overwhelming and trauma-filled. This blog explores 5 Stages of Awakening as described in my book, When She Wakes She Will Move Mountains. Read more…

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What To Do When Your Teen Is Struggling Emotionally?

As a mum it can be so heart-breaking to sit by and to watch your child struggle with something hard. No parent likes to see their child in emotional distress and this can be extremely triggering for us.
All that we would like to do is “fix” what is going on for them. However, most of the time we can’t. In this article I guide you how to support your teenager through their emotional experience while keeping your sanity. Read more…

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Is It A Midlife Crisis Or A Spiritual Awakening?

Many women go through a powerful change in their lives at Midlife. We may associate Midlife with menopause, hot flushes, hormones and the end of our periods. However there is a powerful spiritual change that happens for women during this stage of our lives that is often not spoken about.

When you hear the words “Spiritual Awakening” might conjure up images of Buddhist monks, psychics or Wicca. You may think that a spiritual awakening is reserved for a select group of people such as people who are devoutly religious. However, regardless of our religious beliefs, we are all capable of and do experience awakenings at various stages of our lives. Read more…

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