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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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. […]

A little bit social…

“There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.” Linda Grayson Hey, Lovelies! How are you coping, where-ever you are in the world? We’ve been in self-isolation here at the farm, Ben, me and the pups, since late February. It hasn’t been too bad overall. We’ve loved the slower pace, […]

Being okay with what is

“The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry.” Robert Burns Hey. Lovelies! I had expected to wake up at the farm this morning, in my own bed, with the sound of rain on the roof, and with my husband and dogs beside me. Instead Ben woke up at the farm, to rain, happy […]

Shiny Unicorn Attack (Cos It Had To Happen…)

“Never laugh at live dragons.” ~ J R R Tolkien So, I’m standing in a health food store yesterday, waiting while someone finds a product I’d ordered. I’m miserable. My eyes are streaming and one is gummed closed. My face is blotchy and puffy. I have a UTI and a chest infection and I am […]

Gumboot Adventure and a Lyme Update

“One final paragraph of advice: do not burn yourselves out. Be as I am – a reluctant enthusiast….a part-time crusader, a half-hearted fanatic. Save the other half of yourselves and your lives for pleasure and adventure. It is not enough to fight for the land; it is even more important to enjoy it. While you […]

The Joy Of Old Friends

“Make new friends, but don’t forget the old. One is silver, the other is gold. ” ~ Joyce Cody (My Nana, from my Autograph book, 1976) I’ve had a dear friend staying at the farm these past days. She’s someone I’ve known since school. Someone who knew me before Ben, before my first serious boyfriends, […]

How to Self-Care When Life Is Challenging!

“Self-care is how you take your power back.” ~ Lalah Delia It’s simple enough to be well-intentioned and kind to yourself when life is going smoothly. Or if you are on holidays. Or in a really good head space. But when we are hard up against it – when we have crushing deadlines, or horrible […]

Why You Need To Stop Fighting How You Feel Right Now!

“Sometimes you need to sit lonely on the floor in a quiet room in order to hear your own voice and not let it drown in the noise of others.”  ~ Charlotte Eriksson Hi, Lovelies! The energies of these past few days and the ones that follow – through until late this week – are turbulent, […]

How to Check In with Yourself Each Morning

“Morning is wonderful. Its only drawback is that it comes at such an inconvenient time of day.”  ~  Glen Cook After yesterday’s post where I talked about the importance of self-care and of knowing and honouring your priorities in life this year I had a flood of messages from people asking me how to actually do […]

Is this life of mine my fault?

“If your daily life seems poor, do not blame it; blame yourself, tell yourself that you are not poet enough to call forth its riches; for to the creator there is no poverty and no poor indifferent place.” ~ Rainer Maria Rilke Lovelies, I received a very thought-provoking question recently in regard to the quote […]

And the Winner is…

“As I walk through the wilderness, my eyes and my heart are pulled towards the thicket, the ever-changing landscapes, the gentle daisy and the old beloved stones; as I marvel at the timeless complexities of creation, Nature never disappoints me.”  ― Amelia Dashwood   We had so many entries for our meditation stones competition! It was […]

Coping Strategy #73

“The single greatest lesson the garden teaches is that our relationship to the planet need not be zero-sum, and that as long as the sun still shines and people still can plan and plant, think and do, we can, if we bother to try, find ways to provide for ourselves without diminishing the world.”  ~ […]

Win these beautiful meditation stones!

“Spirituality is recognizing and celebrating that we are all inextricably connected to each other by a power greater than all of us, and that our connection to that power and to one another is grounded in love and compassion. Practicing spirituality brings a sense of perspective, meaning and purpose to our lives.”  ~  Brené Brown […]

Gratitude; A Way to Comfort Ourselves – Monday Oracle 27 March 2017

“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.” ~ Oprah Winfrey Hello, Lovelies! Here’s the oracle card I have chosen this Monday, and my take on the energetic outlook for the week ahead. I use any oracle or tarot cards shown as a […]

Unexpected Gifts – Nurse Bert!

“Acts of Kindness: A random act of kindness, no matter how small, can make a tremendous impact on someone else’s life.” ~ Roy T. Bennett   It’s been a hard few weeks, with the loss of our precious dog Bert. It’s also been rough because I am still fighting the antibiotic-resistant bacterial infection that I […]

Medicine For The Soul

“Put ‘im in your bag. Dis lil stone, dis leaf, dis feather. Dem all medicines for you. Your special tings dat make your heart glad. Make your soul remember. Dat good for you. Proper medicine.” ~ Aunty   This morning, very early, I woke with a heavy heart. I felt the weight upon it of world […]

Not Exactly Happy!

“She looked as if she were about to burst into tears, but she was wonderful at catching the ball of her own mood in mid-air.” ~ Rebecca West   Thanks for all of your positive thoughts and wishes. Yesterday kinda sucked. But I’d known it would, so no surprises there. I could have been up all […]

Weekend Roasts, Owls and My Email Address!

“Are you still forgetting things?” “I don’t know, I can’t remember,” I said.” ~ Stephen King, Duma Key   Last night Angela’s husband came around to the farm for a roast dinner. It’s only a week since Angela passed away, and everything is so hard and new for him. Before her breast cancer diagnosis Ange had […]

10 Easy Steps For Self Care During Troubled Times

“They called her witch because she knew how to heal herself.” ~ Te’ V. Smith   It’s simple enough to be well-intentioned and kind to yourself when life is going smoothly. Or if you are on holidays. Or in a really good head space. But when we are hard up against it – when we have crushing […]

Are You In Survival Mode For No Good Reason?

“Oh! that gentleness! how far more potent is it than force!” ~ Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre   Most of us are used to pushing, to working hard, to gritting our teeth and carrying on. If there is a crisis in your life, that is often the only thing to be done. But sometimes, it seems […]

3 Affirmations to Change Your Life

“Sometimes, little things make a big difference…” ~ Nino Varsimashvili   Every morning when I wake up, before I get out of bed, before I pray or meditate, before I do anything else at all, I say a little affirmation. In fact, sometimes I will chant it like a mantra. In my head, or if […]

You’re Stronger Than You Think

“That which does not kill us makes us stronger.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” ~ Lao Tzu I remember once, ten or so years ago, sitting in the carpark of a hospital. At the time my husband was working overseas, run ragged by the […]

It Had To Happen…

“The sin which is unpardonable is knowingly and wilfully to reject truth, to fear knowledge lest that knowledge pander not to thy prejudices.” ― Aleister Crowley, Magick: Liber ABA: Book 4   Just read back over this before I posted and thought I might insert this small disclaimer: Oops, cranky alert… Also, minor potty mouth. I’m […]

How to do a Ten Minute Mini-Retreat

“But this revolutionary act of treating ourselves tenderly can begin to undo the aversive messages of a lifetime.” ~Tara Brach, Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life With the Heart of a Buddha   I have a girlfriend who is about to wing halfway around the world to gift herself a two-month retreat at a health and […]

Time With Julie, Crafting Dying Her Way

“Nothing is ever really lost to us as long as we remember it.”  ~ L.M. Montgomery, The Story Girl   Perhaps you read my post a few days ago, about my friend Julie who has been given a diagnosis of mere weeks to live due to end-stage inoperable ovarian cancer. No-one knows if she’ll have three months, […]

Simple ways to make your week look better

“We must not, in trying to think about how we can make a big difference, ignore the small daily differences we can make which, over time, add up to big differences that we often cannot foresee.” ~ Marian Wright Edelman   Another Monday’s rolling around and that means that you have the opportunity, in small ways, […]

Wednesday Blessings

“When people refer to ‘Back in the Day,’ it was a Wednesday. Just a little fun fact for you.” ~ Dane Cook It’s been a rough ride this past week or so. That’s why I’ve decided to gift myself an ordinary Wednesday! There’s a gentle rain falling, and I started my day by staying in bed, […]

What May Come

“Fate is never fair. You are caught in a current much stronger than you are; struggle against it and you’ll drown not just yourself but those who try to save you. Swim with it, and you’ll survive.”  ~ Cassandra Clare, City of Ashes     This morning I have gained perspective. It’s not much, but it’s […]

Dragging your tail into 2013? Maybe its not you…

“When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.”  ~ Harriet Beecher Stowe   So here we are in 2013. It’s shaping […]

Will you do something for me today?

Will you do something for me today? Hug the ones you love. Tell them you love them. If they aren’t close enough to hug, pick up the phone and let them know you care. Take a minute, stop, and just appreciate this gift of life.  Smell the roses.  That’s why they’re there. Look after yourself. […]

You’re not alone…

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 you’re cut out for this until you doubt you’ll ever […]

Making Peace with Right Now while Holding a Picture of a Brighter Tomorrow

Don’t let your current reality dictate your future possibility.  Hold true to your dreams. Miracles are entirely possible if you dispense with miserable thinking!~ Nicole Cody The reason for today’s post comes from something seemingly ordinary. But what’s ordinary for some can be positively miraculous for others. Yesterday I walked up the stairs carrying two laptops […]

Advice for strong people who aren’t coping…

Strong people are used to coping. They are used to leading.  They are used to taking charge.  Strong people are able to put their own hurt and exhaustion aside when others rely them, or the job needs to get done. They are not good at sharing their pain or asking for help. You know who […]

Working with Crystal Grids – Day Four

Crystals have their own energetic field, just as humans do, and one of the great things about crystals is that you can also use them to create geometric shapes within which you can create an energetic room or field big enough to exert energy and influence over a wider space.  This technique is known as […]

Dealing with Psychic Anxiety

Over the years I have come to recognise a certain set of feelings, to which I have given the name ‘Psychic Anxiety’. It’s a very unpleasant sensation that can last from an hour to a couple of days, and it is one of the least fantastic aspects of being spiritually and energetically sensitive. Oh, don’t […]

A Cup of Tea and Comfort…

Living and working as a psychic can be quite draining, although I love what I do. It’s not dissimilar to any other ‘caring’ profession, where you are totally focused on the needs of others, in a way that leaves little time for yourself. I’ve learned that the best way to avoid burnout for me is […]

Sometimes Your Only Job is to Ask for Help

Problems are not the problem; coping is the problem. ~ Virginia Satir I have a friend going through a tough time right now. For her everything seems to be going wrong. There are substance abuse issues, and she thought by cleaning up and getting that out of the picture, somehow everything would be fixed.  But […]

Fall down seven times, stand up eight…

This post is dedicated to the members of our Defence Forces, Emergency Services and their families, past and present, and to everyone who is facing hardship, no matter it’s nature. There is something that many people don’t know about courage. Something most people don’t know about strength, and resilience… We usually only find these qualities […]

Give yourself a Free Pass

Congratulations!  I’ve just gifted you a Free Pass.  You might want to cut this out and store it in your wallet.  You may also want to pass this one on to someone else who would benefit from it. This is a magical ticket.  It allows you to decline a usual activity or responsibility, so that […]

The Broken Robot Repair Shop

There is an alarming trend I’m seeing, of broken people wanting to be fixed so that they can keep doing the things that broke them. I call it Broken Robot Syndrome – people so busy, so stretched, so weighed down by debt and responsibility and complexity that they are deep in fatigue, immersed in exhaustion, […]

The importance of time on your own

There is a difference between being lonely and being alone.  For many people, the idea of spending an extended period of time with just themselves for company is an uncomfortable prospect.  Most of us fill every waking moment with activities, chores and people.  Time for ourselves is often the lowest priority. (image by chrisroll) We […]

What to do if you can’t love yourself… 5 steps towards healing

Everyone knows that self-love is vital to building self-esteem and self-confidence, for setting healthy boundaries and feeling good about yourself. Problem is, if you don’t feel good about yourself to start with, if you don’t like yourself much and you’re feeling pretty depressed and miserable, then trying to love yourself is like holding onto a […]

Homemade Rocky Road for life’s bumpy bits

I was torn between writing a post with a delicious Christmas recipe and writing a post about self-love and nurture.  In the end I’ve decided to do both.  Fingers crossed this combo will work out. I’m dedicating this post to my Nana, Joyce, who is in her nineties, and who continues to be a wonderful […]

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