A home of my own

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I’ve missed you guys. The last few months I’ve been relatively quiet here, processing the major internal and external shifts in my reality. I’m good. I’m really good. And I don’t say that flippantly with a plastered smile, I say it from my heart. My bleeding, slightly battered, open, hopeful heart. The heart that is leading me places I never dreamed because I never deemed myself worthy of them; couldn’t even conceive of them being possible. Until… I’ve experienced a few … Keep reading…

2016 – A Manifesto

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Keep it light – value each beautiful, painful, joyful moment as a masterpiece of the Universe. Connect then release – share ideas but don’t depend on anyone’s opinion or seek permission to be you. Seek wisdom – from teachers, teachings and friends, but above all, from within. Your heart center is your soul’s only true guidance system. Play – laugh, dance, sing and then do more. Let go – of struggle against change. You will never, ever know what is coming … Keep reading…

Love After Love

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Sometimes it’s better to use other people’s words to express yourself, especially when they resonate deeper than your own. I first read this poem a few years ago and it has remained in my heart ever since. In the last few weeks, I’ve read it over and over again, shared it with friends and allowed the words to further penetrate my heart. The uncanny and miraculous thing is that while I first heard these words as a distant call, I am actually living them now. … Keep reading…

My beautiful, imperfect journey continues…solo

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I didn’t predict that in the time since my last post I would become a single woman, but then, how could I? I haven’t predicted anything that has happened on this journey which is what makes it so astounding to me. So, here I am. Just over a week ago, Tyrhone flew to the UK and two days before that, we decided to go our separate ways. Those of you who are connected with me on Facebook may have read my update: “Today I … Keep reading…

Contracting to Expand

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We are born into this world via a contraction. Throughout our lives, we continue to experience contractions in order to expand and grow. It’s easy to look back after one of these contractions and say, “Oh, now I see why I needed to go through that,” but in the moment, it totally blows. I’ve dubbed these recent months ‘The Summer of My Discontent,’ which I think is pretty clever 😉 It’s so much easier to talk about being discontent when … Keep reading…

Embracing Contradiction in Cuba – Part Three

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We returned to Havana for our last night to find that the casa we had previously stayed in was full. So we began traipsing around the streets of Havana Viejo looking for a room. After checking out a few that just didn’t feel right, I found myself standing in front of a door with a small, printed sign that read ‘La Terrazza.’ I pressed the buzzer, then heard a voice from above. A woman was leaning out over the third … Keep reading…

Embracing Contradiction in Cuba – Part Two

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Our third day in Cuba saw us scrambling the hell outta Havana. The day before, we’d gone into a travel agency on the main drag to acquire information about how to get to the small, rural town of Viñales. I cannot tell you the last time I set foot in a travel agency. Perhaps 1988. But there we were, seated at a desk surrounded by curled-edged travel posters, lapping up the free pool of information provided by the agent. Of … Keep reading…

Embracing Contradiction in Cuba – Part One

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It seems fitting that as I was emerging from one of the most tumultuous emotional lows I had experienced in a long time, I would decide to visit communist Cuba… right? In truth, the trip was booked while I was still in a jet-lagged stupor post-Bali and hadn’t yet traded my travel legs for stable ones. Tyrhone needed a new tourist visa for Mexico, and rather than drive to Belize again we decided to make the most of the cheap … Keep reading…

A hard landing

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The problem with highs (even natural ones) is that there is only one way down. In the space of a month I have gone from experiencing elation, peace and joy to absolute frustration, confusion and (dare I say) depression. To say it’s been a hard landing ‘coming down’ from Bali to Mexico is an understatement. No matter how many times I utter the words, ‘this too, shall pass’ during the difficult times, I never quite want to accept that it … Keep reading…

Join me for my Mexico retreat in 2016!

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I’m very excited to finally announce the ‘Journey to Shine’ retreat on Holbox island, Mexico in April, 2016. I say finally because it is something I have dreaming about, planning and sending out into the universe for some time now. Let’s face it, a retreat in Mexico has always been on the cards and I have had my eyes open for the right location for the last year. Then, in early May this year I went on an impromptu girls … Keep reading…