The Halfway Point – Reflections on starting, finishing and lessons in between.

When starting this project, ‘A Year for My Soul’ I set a clear intention of having no deadlines or rigid timetable. The last thing I wanted was to put pressure on myself; I wanted connecting to the rhythm of my soul to be a spontaneous, natural process, where I honoured my own flow. Simplicity was […]

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Polarity, Parenting and Pathways

Last week saw the Spring Equinox when day and night are of almost equal measures. I had intended to write at the time, as the Equinox felt like a significant marker in the Year Of My Soul. Yet I was busy. Making other things a priority over my writing. Initially I berated myself for not […]

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Connection is the Antidote to Addiction

  Earlier this week I posted on facebook, nothing unusual about that except this post at the last count had 477 likes and 338 comments. A couple of days later and I continue to feel overwhelmed by the outpouring of love, connection and comments shared. I’ve never been one to measure by numbers, as Mother […]

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The Power of Transition

Thinking about my life right now, I keep likening it to giving birth. The excitement, the anticipation plus the challenge and sheer amount of hard work to keeping going. I told a friend this week “It feels as if I’ve been in labour for the past two years… and now I’m in transition”. The transition […]

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Relationships, Family and Truth.

I always thought that the hardest thing in my life would be losing my Dad. It wasn’t. That was hard, really hard and his death had a profound effect on me, but the hardest thing I have ever had to do was something I never imagined happening and that was to make the decision to […]

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Over thinking, decisions and a change of scene

This time last week, I was driving towards rural Somerset, the clouds hung low and grey in the sky reminding me it was still the dark half of the year. Persistent rain drummed against the windscreen. I didn’t mind. I was taking a welcome short break, with no demands and nothing to think about. Not […]

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From Force to Flow

Oh the irony! How could I have forgotten – Simplicity – one of my three chosen key words. But forget I did. Somehow, over the past couple of weeks I found myself caught up in that sticky energy of ‘trying’ to write my next blog post. Despite numerous attempts the words simply didn’t flow. After […]

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Easing Into 2017

After the New Year celebrations, I am slowly easing my way in to January. My youngest girls are back at school so I am able to enjoy some reflective time to quietly tune in and see what wants to come through as we stand in the wings of 2017 and this brand new cycle of […]

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Endings and Completions

The last few days leading up to Christmas I noticed myself falling into old patterns and behaviours; simplicity temporarily slipped out of the back door. I got caught in a spin, putting everyone else’s needs in place, making myself small, quashing myself like a scrunched up paper ball which left little time or space for […]

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