Self Discovery

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 other times a little disappointed that the three pages...

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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 immediately asked me to promote his product to my...

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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.   In my late teens, I was on a mission to excel...

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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.   Whether those dreams involve establishing a...

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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 least six separate times in my life, I still don't...

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