Have you read any life-changing books lately?

I have started the Big Happy Book Club – a group where 2-3 of us come together to talk about an inspiring, life-changing book that has had an impact on our lives. If you’ve read a non-fiction book that made a difference to your life and you’d like to share your thoughts and experience on…

Discovering the words of Milarepa

The fighting in my head has been loud lately and I have been trying to find my way to something more peaceful. “Milarepa’s advice to Palderbum” opened a little door in my mind and created some space to see things a little differently: I’ve been looking for help letting go of unhelpful thoughts and these…

Don’t over host negative emotions

Have you ever had those house guests who need loads of looking after but see themselves as easy-breezy? You know the ones who like things ‘just so’ and then make it seem like you’re a bit of a fuss pot for trying to make things just so? Those guests really bug me and I’m happy…

How are we shaping reality?

RUN FOR YOUR LIVES!!! Stay in your houses. Close your doors. Sanitise. Sanitise. Sanitise. Failure to do so may kill you. This feels like the message the world over. You don’t have to seek out the doom. You can have it delivered to your eyes and ears every minute of the day. There’s plenty of…

Do I feel safe in my body?

What a strange question! It would never have occurred to me to ask this question and I’m grateful for the prompt – which came from Episode 3 of the Transcendance documentary on Gaia. I needed it. The monsters are attacking me again. The claws and teeth of judgemental thoughts are scratching and biting. “Bad mother….

Emotions and Feelings – The Hidden Value and Power (Podcast)

The world of self-development and positive thinking makes it easy to be disdainful of ‘negative’ emotions but lately I’ve come to think of them a little differently. Did you know that without emotions, you’d struggle to make any decisions? Even choosing a sandwich filling would be difficult! Emotions provide ‘towards’ or ‘away from’ signals to…

5 Lessons I’ve learned about adoptive parenting

They may not have my eyes. They may not have my smile, but they have all my heart. Unknown This morning, my daughter came bounding down the stairs just after 8am. She was smiling and we hugged each other good morning before she reached over and hugged her dad and they did this kind of…