Remember who you are

Lately I find myself consciously and deliberately reminding myself who I am and I thought this post might be useful for others too. Useful when we might feel less than ourselves. Moments when we forget . Forget our true essence and how very far we have come. This journey called life is filled with bumps…

Clueless!

I woke up this morning to a world blanketed in snow. The cars and pathways looked like a baker in the sky had sprinkled icing sugar on everything, even the rubbish bins looked beautiful. The layer of snow muffled the everyday noises. Weather likes this makes me turn inward. I found so much there today.…

Adding a boundary and a second skin

There is a kind of tough resilience to me now. A feeling deep within that whatever happens, I will be ok. I’ve been to these places so many times before. What’s different now is that I am so much more better equipped. The last time I went through all this, I was isolated and alone…

Pausing….

…..and doing what’s best for me Lately I’ve found myself pausing when confronted with choices. Little and big choices. I pause and think about how to respond. I reflect on how convenient it really is for me. On how the decision will affect me. My aunt asked if she could come over next Friday. I…

A quiet passion

It’s unusual for me to have so much time to myself and I am finally relaxing into it. My son has gone away for two weeks with his dad. At first, I felt a nagging emptiness and discomfort but I am settling into the silence. Spreading myself into it and seeing where it takes me.…

Why being assertive is so hard for the sexually abused

It’s hard to say ‘No’, in fact I can say ‘No’ but only a weak ‘No’ with a smile and a noticeable smallness that colours the tone of my voice. In my session today, we talked about accessing that deep centre and using that power to say a meaningful ‘NO’. Such an important skill, to…

Invincible essence

Things aren’t the easiest at the moment, yet something deep within keeps me moving forward. Something I can’t see or hold; defying shape and form, but strong and invincible like a range of rocky mountains. Going to work everyday, teaching my classes, connecting with people. I keep going in spite of it all. That invincible…