Thoughts on Mother’s Day

“There are three musts that hold us back: I must do well. You must treat me well. And the world must be easy.”~ Albert Ellis   It’s Mother’s Day in Australia today. It’s a day when so many families will get together with their Mothers, give heartfelt gifts of appreciation, share meals and practice love and […]

Parents are also People

“Mother is a verb. It’s something you do. Not just who you are.”  ― Cheryl Lacey Donovan, The Ministry of Motherhood   It’s a common theme right now – I see it over and over again on cheesy social media posts – how rewarding parenting is, how ‘special’ and ‘wise’ children are, how exceptional and precious the […]

Failure is a winning strategy!

Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out. ~ Benjamin Franklin I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying. ~ Michael Jordan As I ate breakfast at a local cafe the other day, a little boy pulled out one of his homework books to show his father. […]

Dare to Love…

Love. It’s what we all want.  It’s what we all need. I urge you – dare to love. It’s not hard to do – the act of loving is hard-wired into us.  All we need to do is be brave enough to open our hearts… Love is the greatest feeling in the world. Love is intoxicating, […]

Wild Dogs and a little Philosophy

My morning meditation was interrupted by a sound no farmer ever wants to hear; the barking of wild dogs. It was still dark, and I could hear them close on the ridge behind me – quite a large pack in the paddock where my cows and their young calves are grazing. Not long after, the […]

The gifts of childhood often come wrapped in ugly paper…

I know, I know. Everyone blames everything on childhood. It’s a therapist’s favourite playground. I’m revisiting childhood with you today. Why? 2012 is a fantastic year for personal growth and for letting go of what no longer serves us.  These pains from our past can be really old wounds,  but they are still worth healing. So […]

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 […]

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