A Name for a Name

Ultimately, we are not defined by any name we answer to. It only defines us in the context of rational, human thought and experience. The potency of a name lay only in what energy we assign to it, what belief we endow in its definition of who and what we are. 

“Who looks within awakes”

“And then her heart changed, or at least she understood it; and the winter passed and the sun shone upon her” ( JRR Tolkein, The Return of the King.) Facing our shadow and letting go of the past.

Embracing Change

I wonder sometimes, it is not necessarily the world that changes around us but us ourselves that change, sometimes irrevocably yet subtly so – that we do not realise it until we feel so alienated or isolated, cut off from ourselves and that which once was so familiar with us. The world may suddenly be revealed…

Believe in Yourself

Life is never going to be handed to the majority of us on a plate. For most of us we have to work hard to have what we have. This can often lead to feelings arising of envy and jealousy when our peers may appear to have it easy in comparison. But does life really…

Structure of the Soul; Our Purpose and Design

Life is eventful. It’s marked with milestones, highs, lows and everything in between. It seems all too common now that so many of us fight silent inner conflicts with stress, anxiety, low mood, ill health, lethargy and lack of focus. We are living in a mixed up world that no longer seems to cultivate open…

Tools for Life

There’s no denying that sometimes life deals us challenging cards. Sometimes, no matter how much we try to keep going and pushing on it can feel that things are beginning to stack up against us, leaving us feeling overwhelmed. While there may be many challenges that arise throughout our lives, I cannot help but feel…

Samhain: The Air of Magic

I love this time of year. It is so intense, vibrant and full of raw power. Everything is shifting and changing. There is so much activity surrounding us as life is preparing for change. The light has begun to fade incrementally since mid-June; subtle and secretive. Yet here at this end do we now begin…

Five ways to Realign your Self

There comes a point in most of our lives when we feel “out of sorts”. We wake up every day, perhaps feeling unrefreshed even though we may have had a good 7-8 hours sleep. Doing the same routines, going out to work or doing chores. Consuming food that is usually quick and convenient, then sitting…

Finding One’s Way

Living in the dark is how I all too often feel. I grope my way through life without any meaningful direction. In the scheme of things I may be considered off the grid when it comes to success. Sure, I have lots of achievements in one way or another but I do not flaunt fancy…

Motherhood

Nothing prepares you. Not really. No amount of reading. No amount of conversation with friends or family. No amount of time spent with nieces, nephews, children of friends. Nothing truly prepares you for becoming a mother except the act of creation and birth itself. Well, to be more accurate, not even birth can prepare you;…

Becoming Authentic…….a journey to the heart.

Look up the word authentic and you will find its meaning described as being of undisputed origin; not a copy, genuine. But what does it really mean to consider oneself authentic? Are we naturally so? Or does the fabric of our nature get lost in the overwhelming tides of emotion, responsibility and social conditioning? To…

What’s in a Label?

Who are we really? Are we unique individuals each with a story to tell? Or are we part of something more, something that stretches way beyond our ability to comprehend? Do we live in a world where familiarity and the expected are satisfactory to living or are we part of a chaotic, unpredictable yet stunningly beautiful…