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The yin and yang of self-compassion.

Self-compassion isn’t all just about being kinder and gentler to yourself.  Sometimes, it’s about facing your fears and rising up and standing up and being true to yourself.  You see, there are two equal and opposing elements of self-compassion and each part is...

The story I’ve been too scared to tell…

…but after reading that six Australian women have been murdered this week, and after seeing so many brave women tell their story around the world, I figure it’s time.   Abusive relationships don’t start out being abusive – otherwise there wouldn’t be any! ...

Get an attitude of gratitude

Feeling grateful is such a quick and easy path to feeling good.  Gratitude slams stress, axes anxiety and destroys depression every single time.  Science shows that grateful people are happy people and actually live longer.  In fact, according to UC Berkeley, grateful...

Anxious?  Overwhelmed?  Try Mindfulness.

I know what you’re thinking.  “Mindfulness, schmindfulness.” I know it’s become a bit of a trendy term like ‘green smoothie’ and ‘smashed avocado’, but did you know that the concepts of mindfulness have actually been around for thousands of years? Most religions...

Capsized – Part 2

Ok…so to recap, early hours of the morning of 31 December                                                                        and the fishing trawler capsizes and sinks and leaves the three of us crew members floating.  All of which I was pretty okay with...