Why Being ‘Nice’ Can Be Poisonous To Your Soul

“Share your weaknesses. Share your hard moments. Share your real side. It’ll either scare away every fake person in your life or it will inspire them to finally let go of that mirage called “perfection,” which will open the doors to the most important relationships you’ll ever be a part of.” ~ Dan Pearce Lovelies, today I […]

Letting Go – Do you need to? How to decide!

“Be brave and let go. Let go of fear, and pain. Stop holding to the thing that is tearing you apart. While you hang on, grimly gripping and clutching this to you, you deny yourself freedom, new gifts, love. It is madness to presume that you are more wise than the Universe. Let go. Trust.” ~ Nicole […]

The Non-Believer and The Amazing Offer

“I was a terrible believer in things,but I was also a terrible nonbeliever in things. I was as searching as I was skeptical. I didn’t know where to put my faith,or if there was such a place,or even what the word faith meant, in all of it’s complexity. Everything seemed to be possibly potent and […]

2015 – Guidance for the Year Ahead

“Destiny is not a matter of chance; it is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.” ~ William Jennings Bryan “Ah, Nothing is too late, till the tired heart shall cease to palpitate.” ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow   Happy New Year and […]

Becoming Who You Always Were

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson   Right now, here on retreat, my goal isn’t just to teach my participants new things. Instead, my goal is to help them uncover and live more fully as they already are. […]

5 Helpful Questions for Your Monday

“At the end of the day, the questions we ask of ourselves determine the type of people that we will become.” ~ Leo Babauta   Here are five questions to guide you this week. Ponder them, and put the answers into action in your life. Much love, Nicole xx 1. What do I most need to get […]

Don’t tell me how good you are. Show me…

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. ” ~ John F. Kennedy “Talk is cheap.” ~ Anonymous Today’s post has come about in part after watching a good friend be deeply wounded and disillusioned by the bullying actions of some […]

Making My Life Work for Me! – A 6 Week Journal Program

“I can choose either to be a victim of the world or an adventurer in search of treasure. It’s all a question of how I view my life.” ~ Paulo Coelho I’ve been quite overwhelmed with the flood of messages and emails since yesterday’s post on Remembering to take care of YOU!  Seems that many of […]

Sensitivity is NOT a weakness!

“There are certain children who are told they are too sensitive, and there are certain adults who believe sensitivity is a problem that can be fixed in the way that crooked teeth can be fixed and made straight. And when these two come together you get a fairytale, a kind of story with hopelessness in […]

When your Heart says No…

“We need to find the courage to say ‘NO’ to the things and people that are not serving us if we want to rediscover ourselves and live our lives with authenticity.”  ~ Barbara De Angelis We’ve all been there.  The place that ticks all the boxes.  The partner our friends and parents love.  The dream job. […]

Closing the Door on Abusive Relationships

“You show others how to treat you.” ~ Dr Phil This week I have seen two of the people I love most in the world finally end abusive relationships.  One walked away from a long-term love relationship.  One walked away from their ‘dream job’. The woman who closed the door on an abusive relationship had […]

Leaving the Nest

“Don’t listen to those who say ‘you taking too big a chance.’ Michelangelo would have painted the Sistine floor, and it would surely be rubbed out by today. Most important, don’t listen when the little voice of fear inside you rears its ugly head and says ‘they all smarter than you out there. They’re more […]

Strengthening Intuition – A program of exercises!

“Cease trying to work everything out with your minds. It will get you nowhere. Live by intuition and inspiration and let your whole life be Revelation.”  ~ Eileen Caddy Please don’t tell me that you’re not intuitive! We are all born with a sixth sense – the ability to connect to a deeper wisdom, and […]

Don’t Play the Rescue Game!

I tried to carry you And make you whole But it was never enough I must go Lyrics from Watch Over You, Alter Bridge Many of my friends and clients are kind-hearted and compassionate souls, who feel compelled to help people.  In fact many are healers, counsellors and lightworkers by trade. But no matter what […]

Your Life is YOURS to Live!

“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”  ― Oscar Wilde Life is a precious gift, and one that can be all too brief. Before you came to this life, you had a deliberate intent to be here.  You chose your parents.  You packed your bag.  You came forth […]

Are you too NICE?

Kindness is a loving balm, understanding is a mental tonic, compassion grows our hearts, love is food for the soul, but niceness? Far too often niceness is a poison administered to ourselves by our own hand. There is a trend (and I recognise it because I once was in that same place!) where people beginning […]

What makes you come alive?

Don’t ask yourself what the World needs Ask yourself what makes you come alive And then go and do that Because what the World needs Is people who have come alive. ~ Howard Thurman Last night I was talking to a friend about art.  It comes easily to her, and she’s so good at it […]

When is it okay to break a promise?

I take giving my word very seriously. Promises made are never made lightly, and since childhood I have rarely needed to break one. But I’m going to break one now. This isn’t information I’d normally share, but I have given so much thought to this that I felt my musings might be helpful to someone […]

My Embarrassing Affirmation Confession

You affect your subconscious mind by verbal repetition ~ W. Clement Stone Affirmations are a known powerful tool for change, and are used by many people for creating positive shift and personal growth.  Louise Hay has made affirmations a modern-day medicine for the soul. (You can sign up for her daily affirmations here) An affirmation […]

Knowing When to Walk Away

“Sometimes walking away has nothing to do with weakness, and everything to do with strength. We walk away not because we want others to realise our worth and value, but because we finally realise our own.” ~ Robert Tew You know the old saying I am sure.  The definition of madness (some actually say stupidity) […]

Defining Your Priorities in Life

Life is short. Life is precious. And in our lives we need to be able to fit into a limited amount of time the things that will satisfy us, grow us, and make us happy. So many people that I know have this terrible sense of never having enough time, and never getting around to […]

Everything changes…

Nothing that is can pause or stay; The moon will wax, the moon will wane, The mist and cloud will turn to rain, The rain to mist and cloud again, Tomorrow be today. ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Take heart, because everything changes. No matter how stuck you feel right now, how burdened or exhausted or unhappy, […]

Manifesting Your Best Self – A Journal Adventure

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing […]

How to become more intuitive…

“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.” ~ Albert Einstein All of us are intuitive but many of us become dominated by our minds, and as I often tell my clients, over-thinking chokes […]

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 […]

People will be who they are…

People will be who they are. Sounds like a bit of a crazy statement doesn’t it, but if you ignore this truth it is often you who becomes crazy… I have a friend who was in great emotional pain over her relationship with her mother. Each time they meet she came away upset, or disappointed. […]

How You Can Change the World

I’m here with some good news.  You are powerful, and you can make a difference in our world! Have you noticed that much of the world media is focussed primarily upon the negative, and it builds a vibration of fear and uncertainty around our futures?  Many of us are reeling under the constant barrage of […]

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 […]

Silver Lining – A journal exercise for finding the upside

Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so, let us all be thankful.  ~Buddha Writing is a powerful […]

Knowing When to Let Go

Be brave and let go. Let go of fear, and pain. Stop holding to the thing that is tearing you apart. While you hang on, grimly gripping and clutching this to you, you deny yourself freedom, new gifts, love. It is madness to presume that you are more wise than the Universe. Let go. Trust. […]

How to Nurture your sense of Self-Love

When we feel good about ourselves, when we can view ourselves with kindness and treat ourselves well, this becomes the basis by which we attract relationships of a similar vibration into our lives.  Love begets love.  But what do you do when you don’t love yourself very much?  How can you change your relationship to […]

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