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Don’t Shoot the Messenger

Posted by on Sep 2, 2014 in Approach to Life, Empowerment, Self Discovery | 2 comments

Don’t Shoot the Messenger

Brain blurts and messages For the past couple of weeks, I've been writing 'morning pages', which involves three pages of longhand writing every morning, to dump all of the stuff going around in your brain onto paper to make way for more creativity.  It's the brainchild of Julia Cameron, whose book, "The Artist's Way", I bought as an extra special treat for myself.  I've been going along dutifully writing every day without it having much of an effect on me externally, sometimes having to force myself because I've had nothing to say and at...

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Strong Boundaries – Essential for Business

Posted by on Jun 13, 2014 in Business, Empowerment, Self Discovery | 16 comments

Strong Boundaries – Essential for Business

How strong are your boundaries?  I thought mine were pretty strong, until someone threw a verbal tantrum on social media recently because they didn't get their own way.  It made me realise that running my heart-centred business my way  involves not only stepping into who I need to be, but also stepping up the measures I take to maintain strong boundaries.  My experience went like this:   After posting a quote from one of my wonderful Resonate contributors in a social media group, I received a friend request from a fellow member, who...

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Finding Your Purpose is More About the Journey, Not the Destination

Posted by on Jun 2, 2014 in Approach to Life, Self Discovery | 9 comments

Finding Your Purpose is More About the Journey, Not the Destination

I have this letter tucked away in my underwear drawer, and when I find myself wanting to curl up and hide from my problems, I force myself to read it. Why? It's a letter from my grandmother, that she wrote to me right before she passed away. In this letter, I find the comfort I seek, in that particular moment. But it's not joy that the letter is giving me. It's a reminder that what I actually seek, whether joy or happiness, comes from within. My grandmother always believed in me and believed in my power to create the life that I craved....

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Getting Back to Reality

Posted by on May 17, 2014 in Approach to Life, Business, Resonate eMagazine, Self Discovery | 8 comments

Getting Back to Reality

Wow. It's not even 48 hours since 'Resonate' eMag launched and while I'm sitting in a daze of awe and gratitude, it's time to get back to reality.  The response to it has been overwhelming, the feedback incredibly positive and I am so very thankful to each and every one of you who has expressed an interest, who has contributed, who has taken a peek at this website and/or who has downloaded the very first issue.   Resonate is about real stories told by real women about the challenges they face getting their dreams out in the world.  ...

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Living a workable, balanced, amazing life

Posted by on Apr 14, 2014 in Approach to Life, Balance, Business | 16 comments

Living a workable, balanced, amazing life

“At the time you were born you were given an amazing gift — a gift that most of us forget about as we grow older. It’s the power to design your own unique life. You are an artist. The canvas is your life. From this moment on, take ownership of this gift and use it wisely. If you do, your life will become an extraordinary work of art.” — Cheryl Richardson, Take Time for Your Life How will you paint your canvas today? I’m going to share two big and helpful ideas about time, your work, your life and sacred balance. 1. My favorite motto: “I...

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Everyone Needs a Sage….

Posted by on Mar 17, 2014 in Approach to Life | 0 comments

Everyone Needs a Sage….

Roses more than most, it seems. Today has been an extraordinarily busy day but I managed to squeeze in time to go to the nursery and buy some peas and sage to go in the garden. The peas will climb some stakes I've yet to put into the freshly mulched (and freshly cat-scratched) veggie garden, while the sage will be planted amongst the roses in the front yard as they're reputed to be good companion plants. Before I can do that though, I need to tip the old compost bins over with my garden fork (in case of spiders) and turn the contents or...

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Redefining ‘Busyness’

Posted by on Mar 14, 2014 in Approach to Life, Balance, Connection, Empowerment, Self Discovery | 0 comments

Redefining ‘Busyness’

Way back when in many of my corporate incarnations, I used to complain about how busy I was.  I had so much to do in terms of my job that I neglected everything in my life that was important to me.  My exercise, time spent with my daughter, family, friends.  I loved belly dancing and had a yearning to learn Taiko drumming, but because I travelled for work or spent enormous amounts of time in the office, it was rare that I got to complete a full term of classes.  To this day, in spite of learning belly dance in four different locations and at...

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One Step at a Time ….

Posted by on Mar 12, 2014 in Approach to Life, Empowerment, Self Discovery | 8 comments

One Step at a Time ….

It's been a while since I've posted.  I was lucky enough to have Caroline Kirk guest post for me a few weeks ago and then I had an old article that was first published in Spiritual Wisdom Magazine that I felt called to re-publish here.   I've also been incredibly busy getting Expanding Love off the ground, but all the while I've been pondering what else to post about here.  I'm actually incredibly organised and have a whole list of possible topics I could write on, but when I looked at them, none of them resonated with my heart. I wrote back...

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Rediscover Yourself: How to Create Meaning in Middle Life and Beyond

Posted by on Mar 3, 2014 in Empowerment, Self Discovery | 10 comments

Rediscover Yourself: How to Create Meaning in Middle Life and Beyond

Fulfilment, happiness, meaning. To be really truly fulfilled in life we have to experience pleasure, we need to pursue activities that we regard as worthwhile, and we have to have meaning in our lives.  Many people, particularly women who are experiencing some kind of radical change in their lives such as children leaving home, retirement, retrenchment or divorce feel that there has to be MORE to life and query whether their whole self-worth is wrapped up in their families, their role as a spouse, their paid work.  When radical changes take...

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What Creative Endeavor is Yearning to Unfold should you let it?

Posted by on Feb 10, 2014 in Approach to Life, Empowerment, Self Discovery, Uncategorized | 26 comments

What Creative Endeavor is Yearning to Unfold should you let it?

This week I'm delighted to introduce my friend, Caroline Kirk, from Walking Barefoot . Caroline shares her experiences in bringing her beautiful blog into the world, battling limiting beliefs and self-doubt and how we all have the ability to overcome these and step forward to realise our greatest dreams.  I hope you enjoy reading her post as much as I have.   (Artwork by Susanna Bachman at www.worldwatercolors.com) I can’t believe it’s already four months since the birth of my ‘baby’. It was the longest ‘pregnancy’ in history…..around 4...

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