When we talk about following our hearts, we often talk about it as something exciting but potentially dangerous. The road less travelled. Good luck, if you’re heading out on that journey (you’ll need it!), friends and family say as they wave us off, before returning to safety. And by safety we usually mean the
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Category: On Living
People come to me because they have a longing in their heart. I want more, they say. I long for deeper meaning / connection / joy / creativity. I crave a simpler life. I so desperately need more rest. And then the inevitable follow up: But I don’t have time. I don’t have time
This summer has been hard on our hearts. I know I’m not the only one feeling it. Every week, every day, some new atrocity. The world on fire. People fleeing and drowning. Children suffering the brutal consequences of adult madness. I watch it happen from my relatively safe corner of the world and find myself
“I used to believe that prayer changes things, but now I know that prayer changes us and we change things.” Mother Theresa Prayer is a controversial word in some camps. Simply because it suggests religion. Or because it suggests that the divine is outside of you, and that you need to speak in a
I’m not big on the push-through-your-fear discourse. For most of us, trying to power our way through fear does more harm than good. It’s very simple, really. Fear makes us freeze up, physically, emotionally and certainly creatively. We tighten. And when we tighten, flow is restricted. And we don’t ever want to restrict flow.
I was interviewed by my darling friend and fellow creative doer, Michelle McCartan, for her Wise Women series, and it was one of those good talks, where truths are told and wisdom flows. We talked about so many important things – the path from self hatred to self love, the challenges of being an introvert
Image: Amy Judd I was going to speak to angels. I had never been much interested in that particular branch of the spiritual path – the esoteric, the crystals, the angels and the tarot decks. But something was calling me and I tentatively signed up for Amy Oscar’s Soul Caller Circle. I knew I had
Lack of time is the number one reason why people don’t go for their dreams. So many of the things we say we want doesn’t happen because we don’t have time. So much of the pressure we feel is due to a sense of not having enough time, of time slipping through our fingers,
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