I'm having a conversation with two close friends of mine about their relationships.
One says; "I'm marrying her because she is a comfortable choice. I know we will last and it'll work out. However, I don't get to have amazing and enlightening conversations with her - we just don't connect on that level... I want to be able to be under the stars and talk to her all night about everything and...
One of my biggest fears in parenting is our son, Avery will feel unseen, unheard, and doesn't get a sense of being accepted and understood. The result, a life yearning and craving for validation, approval, and working through an understanding of unworthiness.
Sounds dire right?! However, this is common and rampant amongst the condition of humanity.
Every parent is doing the best they can...
I've missed you and I apologise for being MIA!.. Our family has just completed a 4-week journey through the magical land of Japan... and it's good to be back home.
I never thought I would say that after a trip.
Usually, I yearn for our travels to be extended. This time around, I couldn't wait to get back to routine and craved some reprieve of what was the most challenging 4 weeks as a...
"I just need a break! I have no time for myself... I just want some time..."
A friend of mine shared.
"The next person that tells me to make time, I think I'm going to *insert some swearing* lose it! Don't they think I know that... How do I make time when the baby is attached to my hip!?... I'm so sick of people telling me it's as simple as *insert more swearing* self-care!"
Happy New Year. Happy 2019.
Brand new year, brand new possibilities.
We all love new beginnings - and it is possible, to see every day as a brand new day, to start where we are.
There is a spectrum of emotions that run through the holiday season - some are loved up and thriving, and others are struggling and feeling a disconnection. Wherever you are, know that you are not alone.
That this is...
I'm 22 years old. I felt empty. I hated being in my own skin - in fact, I was certain there was something wrong with me. I looked around at everyone else around me and the following thoughts go through my head:
- Why don't I have it all figured out?
- Why am I so broken?
- I feel like a fraud
- No-one can love me for me
As I approach 40, I look back and I want to hug the 22 year old version of...
What does it take to love someone? Have you ever sat down and thought about it? Like really think, do I know "How to Love?".
We assume that as a human being we should all know "How to Love" - however, no-one teaches us "How to Love."
In Thich Nhat Hanh's book "How to Love" he writes;
"Before having a child, it would be wonderful if people would take a year to look deeply into...
My husband and I are sitting opposite each other at the dinner table. Avery is about 4 months old. I'm feeling lonely, unloved, and this was unexpected. So unexpected.
We were so in love. We were so connected.... AND the last thing that I expected was for us to feel distant... grow apart.
I was struggling with the dissatisfaction in our relationship.
"On a scale of 1 to 10, how...
I believe there is a myth that you cannot mentally or emotionally prepare yourself for Motherhood.
In a recent episode on IGTV, I asked the following 3 questions:
- Whose love did you crave for the most when growing up? And who did you think you had to be to receive love and acknowledgement?
- What wounds from family and childhood are unresolved?
- Do you currently feel seen, heard, and...
What is the one thing that is most talked about and yet we could never prepare for when a newborn enters the family? SLEEP!!!
One thing I want you to know is that your child wants to sleep as much as you want it to sleep... AND it just doesn't know how. It is learning.
... And here's what I know. It isn't the amount of sleep that matters most, it is your story and letting go of the expectations...