Self-Care Is Selfish!

Self-Care Is Selfish!

    If I had a dollar for every time I heard someone say that looking after yourself and engaging in self-care is “selfish” I’d have been able to retire with an abundance of financial security years ago. I had spent years throughout the first 20 years of my career...
Emerging Hope Through Devastation

Emerging Hope Through Devastation

  I recently got to head back home to the country to the place where I grew up. It really is so true what they say, that you can take the girl out of the country, but you can’t take the country out of the girl ! As much as I love living where I’m living now and...
The Lighthouse

The Lighthouse

Today I was sitting enjoying a coffee and looking up the coast towards our gorgeous lighthouse and I got to thinking of the symbolism that comes with that lighthouse…. The lighthouse stands confidently near the edge of the cliff, it is consistent and reliable and...
Grief and Trauma : Will The Grieving Ever End ?

Grief and Trauma : Will The Grieving Ever End ?

    As you know, when you experience trauma you are often faced with one loss after another. First there may be the loss of a person, or a thing or the loss of a sense of safety and security in your world, and you feel excessive pain and you start to grieve as best...
Stifling Your Dream or Creating Your Dream ?

Stifling Your Dream or Creating Your Dream ?

  Do You have a Dream ? One you keep hidden away perhaps, almost like a deep dark secret because you either don’t put yourself 1st enough to make the time to work on making your dreams come true OR you simply don’t believe in yourself enough to back...
Moving Goalposts – How Flexible Are You ?

Moving Goalposts – How Flexible Are You ?

    How do you go coping when something suddenly and unexpectedly changes ? Whether it be an event you were working towards, or a career you were enjoying that comes to an abrupt end, or a vision that you’d been working towards that just hasn’t turned out...
Behind The Mask

Behind The Mask

It’s exhausting keeping up the pretense in all aspects of your life, especially on Social Media….pretending that your life is ‘picture perfect’ for everyone else. We talked recently about how the reality of life is far from perfect….life is full of ups and downs…..and...
The Truth About Trauma

The Truth About Trauma

For years I’ve worked with people who have experienced trauma. It never ceases to amaze me how often in the beginning they ‘downplay’ their trauma or minimise it as they don’t believe they ‘deserve‘ to be taking up my time as ‘it wasn’t that bad’. Or they don’t want...
Why On Earth Do We Do What We Do ??

Why On Earth Do We Do What We Do ??

How often do you see people experience the exact same event, yet interpret it so differently and respond in completely different ways ? This is never more evident than in the case of trauma. People can experience the exact same event, see the exact same things, be at...
Life’s Not Picture Perfect !!

Life’s Not Picture Perfect !!

Some days are great and that’s just awesome….. Some days however are just plain crappy…. That’s the reality of this thing called LIFE….. Far too often we see people’s life in pictures and quotes on social media channels such as Facebook,...