In this blog, I am sharing with you some insights, evidence-based strategies to deal with stress and overwhelm, as well as lessons learned and stories about my own journey.
My intention is to support you on your journey walking home to yourself that may sometimes be scary, but always so very worthwhile!
How Unraveling the Driving Forces underneath Decisions can Lead to a Shift from Overwhelm to Ease and Joy “Helping, fixing, and serving represent three different ways of seeing life. When you help, you see life as weak. When you fix, you see life as broken. When you serve, you see life as whole. Fixing and helping may be the work of the ego, and service the work of the [...]
“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honours the servant and has forgotten the gift.” What a powerful quote by Albert Einstein and so poignant for this time where the patriarchy is crumbling down and yet fighting back with a vengeance. The mind is still considered the holy grail by many even though we all [...]
“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” – Anais Nin I consider my feelings as direction indicators ❁ pointing me to alignment, ❁ signalling misalignment, or ❁ calling for growth … You may wonder what this last one is about … it may be tricky so I just explain. Some consider feelings of [...]
Self-sacrifice and People-pleasing is NOT the Same as Kindness Self-sacrifice and people-pleasing may look like kindness, but it isn’t nice at all. Kindness can be deeply healing AND Too often I see kindness used as a survival strategy. As the only option ... There is another way. I have written about people-pleasing before but inspired by a conversation with a friend this morning, I feel called to bring a [...]
Finding Peace While Swimming in a Collective Soup of Trauma We are all living our own unique soup of experiences, while connected and swimming in a collective soup of chaos. As I continue to sit in the unknown, going through life on a day-by-day basis, still living from our 3 suitcases since we left Canada in August last year, I notice my own inner polarities as I listen to [...]
❂ Happy 22 / 02 / 2022 ❂ One of the main things I really learned at a much deeper level in the last two years is that where my attention goes determines where my energy and frequency will flow. A day has 1440 minutes (I may tell my kids too often, hence I remember by heart 😂), we can choose where we focus our attention and energy. Does anyone [...]
Healing the epidemic of dis-connection, one heart at a time. "I am not aware of any other factor in medicine that has a greater impact on our survival than the healing power of love and intimacy. Not diet, not smoking, not exercise, not stress, not genetics, not drugs, not surgery." - Love & Survival, Dean Ornish (MD, cardiologist) Dr. Ornish identified in his book Love and Survival that physical [...]
Just breathe ... Stop the rush, the hurry ... Rushing is the internalized embodied version of running away from the tiger ... Just that there no longer is a tiger. Your body doesn't differentiate between a real tiger in front of you or the sense of rush and overwhelm that many experience in the face of a never-ending to-do list, appointments, deadlines, … At the speed of life today, [...]
Our Drive to "Move Forward" Can Become a Crutch On Our Journey of Life. Healing is not a straight line. Most people know this, but many don’t realize that the goal isn’t about meeting life “from a healed or enlightened place” with an engraved smile on our face and a never-ending positive outlook. Life is messy. The power of NOW does not relate to one state of being or [...]
Filling your Heart with Abundance Very often in the evening, both my kids climb in bed with me, and we snuggle as we watch the stars, nice and cozy under the warm blankets. We reflect on the day and life, and we wonder about the stars. Lately, we noticed a bright and twinkling star in the sky, perhaps Sirius? In the morning, I get up and put my clothes [...]