Release Date: 08/09/2022
How much time do you spend in solitude, silence and stillness? I don't spend much. In fact I've been actively seeking community over the last few years. But when I do allow myself to get quiet, something happens where I feel more connected to my Self and to Nature. It's a quandary because stillness always invites the messy bits of my life to emerge front and centre. I can't hide from the difficult emotions of sadness, grief, and guilt in the quiet. But I know there's a sweet spot on the other side of them. Come explore solitude with me today.info_outline How to Find Your Bliss
I’ve had a growing epiphany over the last few months about the effort required to create joy. Joseph Campbell is famous for saying, “Follow your bliss”, and I took it to be simple and easy. It’s not. It takes effort, will, determination and often the ability to work through dark emotions like despair, frustration and doubt. I guess that’s why Campbell also wrote so much about the hero’s journey. So today, join me as we journey through what it takes to find your bliss and how you might make those first steps.info_outline How Thoughts Become Things
This is not a new age meme. It’s highly practical, logical and very real. Stay with me! Would you like to unlock a secret way to make shift happen in your life? Start visualising what you want with feeling and engagement. Really bring it to life. In your mind. Because your thoughts and feelings are powerful creators of reality. So next time your mind wants to slide into worry, regret and fear, stop. Imagine the opposite, the outcome you could only dream about, and build that possibility in your mind. Make it a practice and watch your life change towards...info_outline Allowing Transformation
Sometimes comfort zones are not so comfortable. They're just familiar. It's easy to go on in an uncomfortable, familiar way for years and even decades, but when you look back there might be sadness, regret, anger or resentment. Today I'm exploring my own recent transformation, shedding parts of my life which had become heavy and uncomfortable, embracing new, lighter ways of being, and giving myself permission for more joy. After all, my life is about me as well as other people!info_outline Embrace Your Complexity
How do you do life? How do you show up most of the time? Our Psyche is an interesting, complex thing which yearns for integration and wholeness, and today I'm exploring the concept of 'parts'. It is liberating to recognise that I choose to show up as the caring doctor most of the time, but there are other parts of me longing for expression. Integrating all aspects of the self is a lifelong, rewarding process which you can start right now!info_outline Your Woundedness is Your Giftedness
I used to feel that I was indelibly stamped with sadness and grief. I didn't even know where it had sprung from. All I knew was a deep pain and the shame that accompanied it. This is what I hear from my clients very often, and as I reflect on my twenty years as a therapist, it's clear that my healing was linked directly to the healing of my clients. When I started the long journey of healing - which is never finished- and realised what my story offered me, I opened to its richness and understood this counterintuitive notion that my woundedness was my giftedness. The metaphor of...info_outline How to Listen to Your Needs and Rekindle Joy
I used to power on at the expense of my wellbeing all the time. I was handy with a mental whip to lick myself into shape and get the job done. But here's the thing. My productivity was poor when I engaged in this behaviour because at its core was self denial and harshness. It was a barren desert. Thankfully, the last twenty years have taught me so much about self compassion, and how to become more creative and productive while also enjoying the journey. Find out how to be kind and joyful while powering to the top with this mindset shift.info_outline How to Rewrite Your Rules for Life
Each of us formulates a set of unconscious 'rules' or beliefs about ourselves and the world, which shape behaviour and, ultimately, the outcome of our lives. Here's a powerful experiment for you to try at home, to release yourself from the limiting beliefs about yourself and the way you show up in the world. If you want to unhook from rigidity and desensitisation, and build more lightness, joy and fun in life, this exercise is a great start.info_outline Find Your Abundant Mindset
How do you shift from lack to abundance? It's easier than you think, and it has nothing to do with physical things. It's a mental attitude first, and the things come second. Join me to explore abundance mindset, and try a short guided visualisation at the end which will support your shift from lack to plenty.info_outline How to Interrupt Anxiety
Does anxiety blight your life? It can take hold like a weed and build momentum so easily. Today, I have a powerful anxiety interruption tool to share with you. Anxiety is like allowing what you don't want to grow and flourish in your mind and consequently, in your life. But it also gives you a clue about what you DO want! I'll bet what you want is the exact opposite of what you worry about, so here's the hack. When you notice yourself worrying, stop and ask, 'What is it I want?' Now repeat what you want in the present tense as if it's actually happening. There's your mantra,...info_outline
Do you want to age vibrantly and joyfully?
It is possible to feel better at 50 than you did at 40?
My vivacious guest this week is doing exactly that, and she shares some of her movement medicine with us today on the podcast.
Tracey has developed the Reshape Method specifically for peri and menopausal women who want to age without pain, look terrific and feel great, without spending endless hours at the gym.
Likewise, my Empowered Women program offers mental and emotional vibrancy without spending endless hours in therapy.
Here are the paralells,
Over the years we accumulate the emotional baggage of negative meaning making associated with life events, just as we collect sprains and injuries.
These will weigh you down and keep you from allowing joy, lightheartedness and fun into everyday life in the same way that physical injuries develop into chronic pain.
This is why making adjustments is essential as we age, so we're not carrying around a bag of arrows to shoot at ourselves in the dark of the night.
Hope you enjoy our chat!