A Message Just For You ❤

Know that you are loved ❤ Hey, Lovely i know sometimes life can get you down you can feel so small that you wonder if anyone knows you’re here you might even wonder if anyone cares life’s burdens may weigh upon you until you wonder how you’ll ever take another step until you wonder if […]

There’s Something Wrong With Your Husband

Since we all have varying degrees of tolerance for pain, and have equally varied experiences with different types of pain, it makes the scale feel kind of meaningless — especially when you consider that the person trying to ascertain how much pain the patient is in has his or her own experiences with pain that […]

Don’t Wait For Someone Else To Meet Your Needs

With every act of self-care your authentic self gets stronger, and the critical, fearful mind gets weaker. Every act of self-care is a powerful declaration: I am on my side, I am on my side, each day I am more and more on my own side. Susan Weiss Berry Hey, Lovelies. I was speaking with […]

Thoughts about Christmas

When we recall Christmas past, we usually find that the simplest things – not the great occasions – give off the greatest glow of happiness.  Bob Hope Hey, Lovelies! I bookended my day morning and night yesterday with sitting on our front steps. Ben and I sat together in the dark after my work day […]

4.30am – Sitting On The Front Steps

“You are the trembling of time, that passes between vertical light and darkened sky,” Pablo Neruda Hello, Lovelies. I had a restless night. Too much on my mind, the house still overly hot from the heatwave, the weight and worry of caring for others heavy on my shoulders. Eventually, at 2.20am I rose, and began […]

The Journeymaker’s Planner 2021 Is Here!

“Perhaps we only leave So we may once again arrive, To get a bird’s eye view Of what it means to be alive. For there is beauty in returning, Oh how wonderful, how strange, To see that everything is different But know it’s only you who’s changed.” Erin Hanson Hello, Lovelies. I’m delighted to announce The […]

I’m Going On A Pilgrimage

The purpose of a pilgrimage is about setting aside a long period of time in which the only focus is to be the matters of the soul. Many believe a pilgrimage is about going away but it isn’t; it is about coming home. Those who choose to go on pilgrimage have already ventured away from […]

The Anxious Girl And The Birds

“Nothing can wear you out like caring.” S.E. Hinton Hey, Lovelies! A dear friend of mine has two daughters, in year 1 and year 3 at school. My friend is a First Responder. It’s a stressful job, and he is constantly worried about the many threats we are facing from COVID, climate change, and then […]

For You Who Are Weary And Don’t Know Why

Let me ask you outright, gentle reader, if there have not been hours, indeed whole days and weeks of your life, during which all your usual activities were painfully repugnant, and everything you believed in and valued seemed foolish and worthless? E.T.A. Hoffmann Hello, Lovely. Many of my community have been asking me if there […]

We All Need A Little Comfort

As the years pass, I am coming more and more to understand that it is the common, everyday blessings of our common everyday lives for which we should be particularly grateful. They are the things that fill our lives with comfort and our hearts with gladness — just the pure air to breathe and the […]

The Newsletter That Really P*ssed Me Off!

Don’t underestimate me, and don’t devalue me, just because I live with limitations. Nicole Cody Hey, Lovelies. I received a newsletter in my inbox yesterday, that really p*ssed me off. It was written by a friend who has a huge following in the entrepreneur and wellness industry, and it began with a photo of athletic, […]

Practical Spirituality For Life’s Challenges

It isn’t by getting out of the world that we become enlightened, but by getting into the world…by getting so tuned in that we can ride the waves of our existence and never get tossed because we become the waves. Ken Kesey Hey, Lovelies.Today I want to remind you of the importance of having a […]

Sometimes Healing Means Closing The Door On Something

It is always important to know when something has reached its end. Closing circles, shutting doors, finishing chapters, it doesn’t matter what we call it; what matters is to leave in the past those moments in life that are over. Paulo Coelho Hey, Lovelies. Once upon a time I used to think that in order […]

Don’t ever give up on change

The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new  Socrates Hey, Lovelies! I’m back in the city after my whirlwind trip away. I am delighted to inform you that I drove safely to my destination, had a relaxing time with family, and then […]

I bought myself a birthday gift

What you are is God’s gift to you, what you become is your gift to God. Hans Urs von Balthasar Hey, Lovelies! I’ve had a wonderful four-day weekend, taking some time to reconnect with family, and to disconnect from social media and work for a few days. We celebrated my birthday with a simple home-cooked […]

Been feeling emotional? It’s September’s Full Moon In Pisces

“Sometimes I think, I need a spare heart to feel all the things I feel.” Sanober Khan Hello, Lovelies! Have you been feeling a little emotionally wobbly the past few days? Blame it on the moon! Today’s full moon in Pisces brings with it a wonderful energy for all forms of emotional release and healing. […]

Are You Making Time For Fun And Creativity This Weekend?

To be creative means to be in love with life. You can be creative only if you love life enough that you want to enhance its beauty, you want to bring a little more music to it, a little more poetry to it, a little more dance to it. Osho Hey, Lovelies! This week’s energies […]

Finding Your Power Zones!

The greatest weariness comes from work not done. Eric Hoffer Hey, Lovelies! Do you know what your Power Zones are? Power Zones are times of the day where you have strong energy – either mental or physical. You might have a peak period for creativity first thing in the morning, but find that mathematics or […]

It’s Okay To Look How You Feel

Your emotions make you human. Even the unpleasant ones have a purpose. Don’t lock them away. If you ignore them, they just get louder and angrier. Sabaa Tahir Hey, Lovelies. Thanks for your wonderful comments here on the blog and over on Facebook and Instagram in response to yesterday’s post, where I shared K’s message […]

I am okay with getting old

The afternoon knows what the morning never suspected.  Robert Frost Hey, Lovelies.I got an interesting message yesterday from a fellow entrepreneur, which I am sure was well intentioned. I’ll pop it here for you: HI Nicole, how are things? You know I love you and your work right? Just wanted to let you know that […]

A message for strong people who aren’t coping

You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength. Marcus Aurelius Hey, Lovelies. Right now my inbox is jammed with messages from strong people who are suddenly not in a great headspace, or who are having problems coping with the curve balls 2020 has thrown their way. […]

Can I ask you a question?

Don’t be afraid your life will end; be afraid that it will never begin.   Grace Hansen Hey, Lovely, Can I ask you a question? I want to know one simple thing. In your day, how much of that day is time for you? Life is short, and there is no do-over. Every minute gone is […]

Can You Offer A Small Act Of Kindness?

Sometimes it takes only one act of kindness and caring to change a person’s life. Jackie Chan Hey, Lovelies! We’re in the middle of a difficult year, and there’s no end in sight to these strange times. Everyone is impacted in their own way. And often, there will be no visible sign that someone is […]

My Top Coping Strategies For When Life Gets Really Hard

It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive but those who can best manage change. Leon C. Megginson Hey, Lovelies. I’ve just come off the back of an unexpected period of intense and stressful days. Lots of family stuff. Some big decisions after life suddenly changed. A stupid amount of work […]

Relationship Check-In Time!

Indifference and neglect often do much more damage than outright dislike. J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order Of The Phoenix Hey Lovelies, August is almost here, and it’s a big heart-centered month. So, before we get there, I want you to check in with yourself. How are your relationships going? I don’t just mean […]

Stop Fighting Your Exhaustion!

Sometimes exhaustion is not a result of too much time spent on something, but of knowing that in its place, no time is spent on something else. Joyce Rachelle Hey, Lovelies. I just wanted to remind you of something vitally important. If you’re tired right now, rest. Pushing through won’t fix it. Hustling and struggling […]

My new course GOAL MAGIC is here! Come join us!

“We are judged by what we finish, not by what we start.” Anonymous Hey, Lovelies! Do you remember a couple of days ago when I asked you if you were having problems completing things? Does that sound like you right now? Or maybe you can’t even get started. Or you’re frozen and can’t choose anything […]

Let Go What Weighs You Down – Monday Oracle 13 July 2020

“Accept yourself, love yourself, and keep moving forward. If you want to fly, you have to give up what weighs you down.” Roy T. Bennett Hello, Lovelies! July energies are all about authenticity. It’s a month of endings and beginnings that will help us move into better alignment with our true self, encouraging us to […]

Three Powerful Affirmations For Uncertain Times

“Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely.” Roy T. Bennett Hey, Lovelies! In these uncertain times I have a few favourite positive affirmations that have been really helpful. I thought […]

Making Time For Your Own Needs!

“Time is free, but its priceless You can’t own it, but you can use it You can’t keep it, but you can spend it Once you’ve lost it, you can never get it back.” Harvey MacKay Hey, Lovelies. Are you making time for what matters to you? I know, it’s crazy times. Many of us […]

Can You Feel The Shift? Monday Oracle 22 June 2020

 “When you decide that you are going to do whatever it takes for as long as it takes, sometime during your seemingly infinite journey the weathervane will just change direction and the new winds of positive change will blow at your back instead of into your face and things will just get easier and you […]

Short Post, Long Weekend

“No weekend, all weakened.” Toba Beta Hey, Lovelies! I’ve given my team a four-day weekend, starting today. Why? We have been working hard all year. We often work weekends. We’ve got loads more work and support for our community ahead of us. And this weekend is also the New Moon, an Annular Solar Eclipse and […]

How To Own and Meet Your Own Needs

“From what I’ve seen, it isn’t so much the act of asking that paralyzes us–it’s what lies beneath: the fear of being vulnerable, the fear of rejection, the fear of looking needy or weak. The fear of being seen as a burdensome member of the community instead of a productive one. It points, fundamentally, to […]

Coping Skills for Overwhelm In These Intense Times

“The most significant gifts are the ones most easily overlooked. Small, everyday blessings: woods, health, music, laughter, memories, books, family, friends, second chances, warm fireplaces, and all the footprints scattered throughout our days.” Sue Monk Kidd Hey, Lovelies. Are you doing okay? It’s a crazy time, isn’t it? So many things that need attending to. […]

What If Your Life Isn’t A Failure After All?

“Try not to become a man of success. Rather become a man of value.” Albert Einstein Hey, Lovelies. I’ve had a steady stream of emails and messages in my inbox this year. They are from people of all ages, all countries, and from all walks of life. But they share a common theme. These excerpts […]

Stop ignoring that niggle-y thing!

“Red flags are moments of hesitation that determine our destination.” Mandy Hale Hi Lovelies, this is a little reminder, because I know one of you needs to read this today. That funny feeling you are getting (you know it’s a heart thing or a tummy pain, or a light-headedness or some other not usual thing)? […]

I’d Forgotten How Energy Work Can Make Me Feel

“If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.” Nikola Tesla Hey, Lovelies. Yesterday afternoon, seemingly out of nowhere I suddenly felt a headache come on. Then I began feeling hot and cold. I went from feeling great to wiped out in under ten minutes. But […]

Night-Time Foot Soak To Help You Sleep

“Rest and your energy will be restored.”  Lailah Gifty Akita Hey, Lovelies, Have you had problems dropping off to sleep? If so, this foot soak might do the trick for you. It incorporates warm water, magnesium and essential oils, and it will help to relax you, to draw your energy away from your head where […]

It’s Not Over, So Please Don’t Tell Me To ‘Go Back To Normal’

“Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.” Aristotle Hey, Lovelies! I had two disconcerting messages in my overflowing inbox yesterday that said essentially the same thing: Now that Coronavirus is over, when will you be seeing face-to-face clients again? When are you going back to normal? Yep. I had to read it through a […]

Are You Stuck In Survival Mode?

“You don’t ask people with knives in their stomachs what would make them happy; happiness is no longer the point. It’s all about survival; it’s all about whether you pull the knife out and bleed to death or keep it in…”  Nick Hornby So, lovely, we need to have a talk… Something interesting happened in […]

What I Did When I Was Empty

“On the fifth day, which was a Sunday, it rained very hard. I like it when it rains hard. It sounds like white noise everywhere, which is like silence but not empty.” Mark Haddon When I was empty and had nothing left to give I sat quietly. I cried. Then I gathered myself up with […]

That long COVID night…

I’ve been thinking: This is what the living do. And yesterday, hurrying along those wobbly bricks in the Cambridge sidewalk, spilling my coffee down my wrist and sleeve, I thought it again, and again later, when buying a hairbrush: This is it.Parking. Slamming the car door shut in the cold. What you called that yearning. […]

You Got The Tired?

“Fatigue is an excellent gauge of well-being because it is a very hard symptom to mask. The only way to get rid of fatigue is to treat the underlying causes. Fatigue has many faces, but they all say the same thing – the mental and physical load are too great.” Kathleen Kendall-Tackett Hey, Lovelies! Are […]

Self-Care Looks Like This Right Now

“Self-care is never a selfish act – it is simply good stewardship of the only gift I have, the gift I was put on earth to offer others. Anytime we can listen to true self and give the care it requires, we do it not only for ourselves, but for the many others whose lives […]

Honour Your Feelings

“Never apologize for showing your feelings. When you do, you are apologizing for the truth.”  José N. Harris Hey, Lovely. How are you travelling? I wanted to check in with you and see how you are doing. Myself? I’ve been up and down. So have my team. It’s a period of high emotion, uncertainty, chaos. […]

The Best Place To Go This Easter

“I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.”  Albert Einstein Hey, Lovelies.I have an excellent suggestion for where to go this Easter break. Home! The best place for you to be is home. But it doesn’t have to […]

How to stay home, work from home and stay sane

“Everyone is driven by the need to fill their life with meaning. Sometimes this need is articulated clearly and then a purpose emerges and that leads to a sense of direction and a sense of mission. Most times it is not. So the void is filled with action. People have kids, gets mortgages, raise families, […]

How Coronavirus Threw Me Back Into My Forgotten Past

“I’ll just tell you what I remember because memory is as close as I’ve gotten to building my own time machine.” Samantha Hunt Hello, Lovelies. A strange thing happened to me yesterday. I’m in lockdown here at the farm right now, just me and my husband, and our two dogs. I have internet connection. I […]

Up All Night Because Of COVID-19

“Nicole, tell them to be worried, tell them take this seriously, tell them not to be like we were, unbelieving. Because now my husband is dying. This should not have happened but it did. So, tell them!” Mariette Hello, Lovelies. I’m late blogging this morning because I have been up most of the night talking […]

Finding The Calm Strength Within – Monday Oracle 16 March 2020

“Instead of forcing yourself to feel positive, allow yourself to be present in the now.”  Daniel Mangena Hello, Lovelies! March is a month for creating space in your life, for breaking patterns and creating new ones, for inspired thinking and new directions. It’s also a month where extreme self-care and deep rest may be needed. […]

Making the most of social isolation, quarantine and lockdowns

“Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don’t wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it’s at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.”  Earl Nightingale Lovelies, I […]

Dear Immuno-Compromised People, A Message To You In These Unsettling Times

“Precaution is better than a cure.” Edward Coke Hey, Lovelies.Like myself, I know that many readers of my blog, and within our community, are immuno-compromised. Maybe you have an illness like Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Lyme, Hashimoto’s, Arthritis, Epstein Barr, Asthma or Diabetes. Maybe you have a genetic issue, like cystic fibrosis. Maybe you’re older or […]

I’m in self-isolation, and here’s why

“Boundaries are, in simple terms, the recognition of personal space.” Asa Don Brown Lovelies, I’ve just closed down the perimeters of my life. I’m in lock-down. Self-isolated, here at my farm. I intend to stay here, isolated, except for essential outings, for some months. Perhaps even all year. And that’s okay. I have internet and […]

Valentine’s Chocolate Oracle Of Love

“I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my […]

I am Steel

If I can’t write, if I don’t have words, then I don’t know who I am anymore. Nicole Cody Hey, Lovelies.It was a rough day, yesterday. And like on so may other rough days, I cried in the shower, and as I cried words came. When I got out of the shower I hurried to […]

Intuitive? Empathic? Drink more water!

Your Life does not get better by chance. It gets better by change. ~ Jim Rohn Hello, Lovelies. I received this message in my inbox a few days ago, and I decided to answer it here because I know that it will be relevant to you too. Hi Nicole. I am going through a period […]

If You Feel A Little Unravelled…

Yes, we will all have cracks — but that is how we break without falling apart. ~ Timothy Joshua Lovelies, It’s December, and December requires you to rest. The past few years have been filled with trials, with change, and with the anguish of the planet’s environmental woes. You’ve kept going, you’ve kept growing and, mostly, […]

How Champions (and most other people who achieve their goals) Are Made

For me, winning isn’t something that happens suddenly on the field when the whistle blows and the crowds roar. Winning is something that builds physically and mentally every day that you train and every night that you dream. Emmitt Smith Hello, Lovelies, I was toiling away at my desk early the other morning, after my […]

Doing It For Your Future Self

“The future depends on what you do today.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi Hello, Lovelies. There’s someone I want you to think about today. That person is your future self. Every choice you make, every action you take is going to impact the future you. Will the future you thank the you of today? Or will the […]

Make Time for Emotional Luxury Today!

If you are alone you belong entirely to yourself. If you are accompanied by even one companion you belong only half to yourself or even less in proportion to the thoughtlessness of his conduct and if you have more than one companion you will fall more deeply into the same plight. Leonardo da Vinci This […]

Being Me Means Being Curly!

“Don’t compromise yourself – you’re all you have.”  ~ John Grisham Hi, Lovelies! I did something a little out of the ordinary for me, yesterday. I went to the hairdresser. I usually don’t love the whole hairdressing thing. Everyone always wants to straighten my hair, and give me the sorts of styles that take hours […]

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