The courage to rest

My yoga teacher offered this gem during a Yin Yoga class (which is the s-l-o-w, introspective type one), “How can you have the courage to rest? To not push but accept fully where you are. To bring this quality of surrender into your practice and your life”.  Talk about a Mic-Drop! This is something I’veContinue reading “The courage to rest”

Sober as a judge

It’s been almost 3 years since I hung up my booze goggles and opted for the sparkling water over the sparkling white wine. Now it seems normal not-to-drink in the same way it used to feel normal to-drink. Giving up the booze was long overdue for me and has improved my life in many waysContinue reading “Sober as a judge”

New year, more me

Well, I’m sure we’re all au fait with the ‘new year, new me’ phenomenon which sees gym memberships spike rapidly and then attendance plummet swiftly after a fortnight. But this year I’m trying something different, to allow myself to surrender to being ‘more me’. Not the watered down me or the more socially acceptable meContinue reading “New year, more me”

Best of the Blog 2: The Others

Thanks for reading my bloggy this year. Here’s a bit of a few of the most-read 2018 ones on addiction, intuition and more… Here’s Cheers Since sharing about my sobriety journey, I have become aware that other peeps are in a similar boat. I tried to stop drinking many times but it wasn’t until IContinue reading “Best of the Blog 2: The Others”

Best of the Blog 1: Dating

Dating served as inspo for some of my most-read bloggies this year. Here’s a taster! Dating 101 I’ve recently forayed into the world of online dating for the same reason everyone does; my kinesiologist said one of my angel guides was urging me to do it and he had my back. I had previously thought itContinue reading “Best of the Blog 1: Dating”

Learnings

Wow wee!  Time flies and all that. It’s the silly season now. When one reflects on the year that’s been and the learnings that have emerged…and it’s hard not be hard on yourself. Progress can be slower and steadier than you think so while I’m not yet an enlightened loved-up, totally-buff babe, I hope theContinue reading “Learnings”

Past Dwelling

The past can be a pleasant place to visit but you wouldn’t want to live there. Besides being impossible (pending purchase of the DeLorean) it stops you from enjoying the present for the present that it is and moving forward with joyous intentions and a kick-ass hair-do and wardrobe (one hopes). Past-dwelling doesn’t have toContinue reading “Past Dwelling”

Me, myself and I

One thing’s for sure, whether you like it or not, wherever you go, there you are. You can try to run away, to change or punish yourself but the sooner you realise that mirror man ain’t going away the better. We’re the one we spend all the time with, a constant companion in a changingContinue reading “Me, myself and I”

On Rejection

Oh yes that’s right. This holding-your-breath-stinging-eye pain. This is why she had encased her heart and put it safely on the shelf. And now? She remembered the potential pain that goes with possibility. It rushed back. She knew it all too well. What was wrong with her? Too blonde? Too silly? Too stupid? Too soft?Continue reading “On Rejection”

Fan girl!

I was listening to a podcast (Wilosophy with comedian Alex Edelman) where Alex said that magic comes from following your interests with passion as you find like minded people to share them with and you get better at and learn more about the things you love. This renewed in me a resolve to enthusiastically pursueContinue reading “Fan girl!”