Whether we’re in a committed relationship that needs a va-va-voom revamp, or whether we’re on the look-out to meet somebody new, there’s one crucial ingredient that needs to be present from the outset; We need to be feeling luscious ourselves. Like, LUSCIOUS...! To feel our feet on the earth, and know our breath imbued worth. To inject LOVE into our lives where it may be missing. To witness micro-moments of awareness coursing through our body. To OWN IT - this, this life, this is Mine. I’m … [Read more...] about The secret to luscious relationships…
Eyes drawn back to each other, again and again. Energy colliding. Pheromones fraternising. Chemistry. You two? You’ve got it. Curiosity pulls you closer. Half-shaped grins and glances under lashes. Conversation expands, ideas entwine, values merge. Soon, oh-hush-your-honeyed-heart, you launch, right into the luscious beginnings of ‘relationship.’ And then, in confusing, heart-clenching swirls of magnetism, desire tumbles into something richer … [Read more...] about What’s LOVE got to do with it..?
“If you come home late one more time, it’s over…” “If you name-call or yell at me again, I’m packing my bags..” “If you don’t start contributing to the house and kids more… I swear to Bejeezus...!” “If you really need ‘time-out-to-think,' than that’s it, we’re done…” “If we don’t make a commitment to each other this year, I’m out of here…” Working with hundreds of clients, along with ‘being-human’, I’ve heard many different versions of these lines over the years; that … [Read more...] about “That’s it, I’m done…” The Tousle of Ultimatums and Dignity
I worked with a gorgeous woman (who is one of my most favourite peeps these days) who partook in my Creative Coping course in 2015. She showed up looking like she was rocking-it-out in a dream life. She was happily married, travelled when she could, had a cherub-of-a-child she adored, almost-owned her own home and felt reasonably satisfied at work. On the whole… she certainly appeared to have her sh*t together. Pulling back the curtains and turning on the ugly lights revealed a few … [Read more...] about Your 10 step Creative-Coping Check-Station
So many of our ideas about what self-care looks and feels like is traced back to how we were raised. What models were you surrounded by as a child? Were your parents and mentors of the workaholic type? Did they hide self-care on the back-shelf? Was the term itself a non-event? Something to almost be ashamed of..? On the other hand, were your care-givers a little more blasé, to the point that, in hindsight, you realise you took on some pseudo-adult responsibilities too early in … [Read more...] about What’s the difference between Self Care and Self Indulgence?